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Introducing the New SparkPeople Store!

Monday, November 10, 2008



We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new online store at SparkPeopleStore.com. Offering official SparkPeople-branded products that will help you reach your goals, each purchase you make will Spread the Spark, and help SparkPeople.com remain 100% FREE of charge!

Our members gave us lots of ideas for new products, from new T-shirt designs to fitness equipment to calendars and more! You'll find new items and some old favorites at SparkPeopleStore.com.

The first 500 people to make a purchase will also receive a FREE SparkPeople Window Decal!

We hope you like the new store and its products! We'll keep you posted as we add even more great new items in the coming weeks!

If you have questions about the store or its products, please post them in this message board to get an answer:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=3&imparent=12660025.

Thanks!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LEKLOV 6/15/2011 4:34PM

  I would love to see a rubber bracelet of some sort (like the Livestrong bracelets) that would be a daily remainder of why I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Maybe it would even defer me from eating poorly out when I see it there on my wrist! Anyway, just a thought...

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GONABFIT 11/30/2009 9:39PM

    a year late... but I like the spark store.

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SHARONV6 3/3/2009 10:55AM

    I had had trouble ordering my Sparkpeople T-Shirt...but I jumped in again today...and it worked. I can not wait til the shirt arrives..I'm so excited. I am fairly new at SP. I will Share the Spark wearing this shirt!! emoticon

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MARYJOHANNAH 11/24/2008 6:49PM

    I have just about every thing out there but I really would love to have the exercises in one tape. I like the idea that most are short on time and doing a few in my work out room is alot easier then in front of my computer. I would purchase one in a flash

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YO~YOLANDA 11/24/2008 10:56AM

    Happy Thanksgiving All~Cut off the crust on your pie to save 100 calories!!!

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PWRHSE2 11/20/2008 10:39PM

    I love the fact that we can spread the spark with these beautiful motivational tools.
The water bottles will not be available till December but can we still order them now?


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LAURPUD 11/20/2008 4:49PM

    RE: the wall calendar. What size is it? Does it also have inspirational quotes like the desk calendar? I have limited space...

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JONAHSADIE 11/20/2008 3:34PM

    It is great that you have opened a store. I would just like to see the dvd sold separately. I have everything else. I am a big fan of dvds, especially in winter!!!

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MIGS5454 11/20/2008 1:50PM

    the idea is great and just like everyone has said before me, the options certainly need some work. Just in the t-shirt area - what about simple options like a scoop or v neck for those of us who never wear the rounded standard t shirt neckline. also security with a credit card is a huge issue and folks need to be reassured that the proper steps have been taken to secure the purchase process.

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CHOCMOM 11/20/2008 1:10PM

  I haven't had any luck in ordering. I keep getting some strange error - "Error The requested service is unavailable between the selected locations." and I am very concerned that it doesn't have any security for the credit card purchase (I logged back in today - a week after the last time I logged on and all (ALL) my credit card info was there - normally a portion is hidden. How have people been able to place an order? Are they just printing their order and mailing it in? This has become frustrating - I've waited a year for some products beyond the red and green shirt and now I can't place my order.

I really want one of the T's. I think more people will ask me about spark when they see me wearing it. emoticon

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TURTLEGRANNY 11/20/2008 11:59AM

    I think this is a great idea too! I also like Yo-Yolanda's list, maybe she should be in your buying dept. :) Great ideas.

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TER_BEAR1962 11/20/2008 11:02AM

    Love the store idea and look forward to expanded offerings as it gets established. A link to the store through Quick Links (similar to SparkRecipes) would be helpful.

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GYPSYHEART 11/20/2008 10:17AM

    Love the store idea. The kit needs to list the size of ball though, and perhaps offer a choice of ball size and a sizing chart. I bought a ball and had to return it because it was too small for my height. If the ball is a 65cm size that is offered in other Bell kits sold elsewhere it would be too big for a short person.

I love Yo-Yolanda's list of suggested items. Boy, she sure was thorough!
I'd like to see a loose tee shirt, please, especially for larger women. How many size 2X women want to wear a fitted t-shirt? Oh, and extra long too, to cover the hips.

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TLB513 11/20/2008 9:32AM

    I, too, would like to see Coach Nicole's workouts available on DVD!!! emoticon

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TIME2ACT 11/20/2008 9:14AM

    I love the idea of the SparkPeople Store. This is a great way for the members to support this fantastically FREE site!
The suggestion I would like to recommend is having the DVDs which are offered in the
start-up kit, available separately....as some members like myself have previously invested in equipment and don't need to buy the whole kit.

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HONNEYEATER 11/20/2008 6:49AM

    I like the store idea very much emoticon emoticon

The store just needs a few more items. emoticon
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JOYTOBEFREEE 11/20/2008 12:14AM

    Would love to see sweatpants and hoodie sweatshirts. I would live in them....lol. Thank you for such a terrific site and you do a GREAT job.

Susie....aka joytobefreee

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BABARR67 11/19/2008 11:45PM

    Love the store idea. I would like to see a food/exercise tracking calendar... kind of like a day book but with a full days room on the weekends. I don't mind tracking online, but I dont always have time to log on the computer and I know that writing down what I eat is one of the indicators of success at getting healthy. Thanks for listening! emoticon

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SANDYERHK 11/19/2008 11:34PM

    I really like the idea of this store and have made an order, my only problem is that there doest seem to be any security for credit card numbers. You might look into that.
This is the only site I've used my card on without a security system obvious. I'd like to hear from you about what you do for security to protect our card numbers. Please contact me at seknittel@yahoo.com.
Thank you.
SandyK

Comment edited on: 11/19/2008 11:32:28 PM

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YO~YOLANDA 11/19/2008 10:29PM

    I just made my purchase...Got the "I ( heart) SparkPeople" Fitted T and the fitness calendar...I had to get a new calendar and I love that I can support my all time favorite web-site by making my purchases thereby, helping to keep this site FREE!!!

I would LOVE to see more variety...Hand Towels to take to the gym...megnetic calendars...totes or gym bags...beach towles for the pool...flip flops...yoga mats...SWEAT SHIRTS...coffee mugs...gift cards...small give away items that we could us as incentive for our TEAMS...magnetic locker mirrors...journals/food/exercise...
motivational posters...calorie trackers...note pads...sticky notes...pajamas...shorts...key chains...pins...pens...Daily Affirmations...magnets...books from Spark Team...markers...small magnetic dry erase boards...tracking charts...Goals Packet...Personalized Items...Cook Books...Necklaces, Charms, Bracelets, Jewelry...scale...sweats...baseball caps...bandannas...Nutrition Information...Success Secrets...

Oh you get the idea...More...more...more...Just like your web-site is packed with something for everyone...so diversified...I think you should offer a larger variety of merchandise to appeal to the masses.

Nice Start though...Just in time for the Holidays!

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LOOKING_UP 11/19/2008 9:54PM

    LOVE The new store!! I like the new t-shirts and would really LOVE a long sleeve t-shirt option too. Do you think that long sleeve t-shirts will be sold? Sweatshirts would be a great addition too!!!

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JOIJA723 11/19/2008 9:49PM

    I love the idea of a SparkPeople Store!! I think you should offer hand weights. I'd buy them!!

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RESTFINDER 11/19/2008 9:24PM

    I love this new store. And I love that I can put items that I am interested in on my Amazon wish list, which I look at frequently. Thanks for this new opportunity. Restfinder

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LADYGATOR04 11/19/2008 8:43PM

    SparkPeople is just getting better and better! I'm going to spread the spark with the purchase of a SP tee shirt. emoticon

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IRIESAXI 11/19/2008 8:26PM

    I need a 75" ball. Please state the sizes that are available. Also, how big will the water jugs be. Sizes please?

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PIXIEMOMMA 11/19/2008 6:15PM

    I am very interested in the ball package but the details are vaque. I am barely 5 ft tall so I would need a small ball (55). Is it ??

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AUBREYJO 11/19/2008 6:06PM

    That's so cool! I have been trying to get everyone I know who "wants" to lose weight to this site!

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LOLAJO54 11/19/2008 4:49PM

    Hi great start-- but I would love to see the t-shirts in different colours for teams--- and could you possibly start offering heart rate monitors , workout shoes, shorts and other apparel?? That would be so cool -- Thanks so much for this great idea... Jo emoticon

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THISTIME1975 11/19/2008 3:03PM

    sounds cool!

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BUTTERFLY_MT 11/19/2008 2:35PM

    I'd would really like to see more options to get the "women's fitted t-shirt" OR a "regular t-shirt". I like the "I (heart) (SP logo)" but I don't want a fitted t-shirt. It'd be really fun if you could have a design and then choose from a few styles of shirts and then a few color choices from each style, or at least different style/color combinations.

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FUNINFLIPFLOPS 11/19/2008 1:09PM

    Too bad you can't turn in some of your points for real life goodies from the Spark Store! But great ideas with the store!

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LINDACHRISTIE 11/19/2008 1:08PM

    I tried to make a purchase from your store, but was dissapointed when I came to check-out to discover you only accepr some credit cards and not a meastro debit card. emoticon

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THENEWVERDA 11/19/2008 12:35PM

    Received my fitness kit the other day. Have not tried it out yet. Can't wait to especially use the band for toning and strength training. I also received the SP window decal in my package. But since I don't have a car I'll put in on my fridge. Also like the fact that they had 10 cards in the package to pass around. I have a few people in mind that I think will benefit very much from the SP site.

But I will be purchasing shirts soon and maybe the lunch bag.

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Comment edited on: 11/19/2008 12:34:52 PM

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BJPETER 11/19/2008 10:44AM

    I already purchased my T-Shirt and Spark fitness set. can't wait until it arrives. BJ

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BETHIN_MN 11/19/2008 10:13AM

    I think this is a great idea to help SP generate additional income. i always wondered why they didn't offer more products. I am going to go check it out right now!

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KYRRDIS 11/19/2008 9:43AM

    I'd like to see DVDs of SP videos, so I could do them in places where I don't have internet access (or give to non-Web relatives). One collection I'd like to see would be the Swimsuit Bootcamp videos, Days 1 - 7.

A collection of the Pilates videos would also be good, although more would probably have to be made first.

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WITHSPIRIT 11/19/2008 8:55AM

    I made my first order - woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!! The fitted t-shirts look great. I suggest you add the flame t shirt to the regular, non-fitted shirts but please don't take away any of the fitted shirts!! I love them and so far, I ordered the I heart SP. Can't wait to get more but want to see how they fit first =) Thanks, SP!!!!!!!!!!!

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CMDH93 11/19/2008 8:07AM

  I like the idea of getting eating lifestyle products from the site. It would be very helpful to include the sized of things, like the lunch cooler for instance. Also, will the water bottle have a filter in it? I had one that did and one could buy replacement filters for it when the filter was too used.

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SPIFFYSMILE 11/13/2008 12:19AM

    Love it! Any chance of adding some key chains or mugs?

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LINDASID 11/12/2008 5:21AM

  looking forward to making some purchases

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SHERI1969 11/11/2008 10:18PM

    I'd love to buy SP items, but on $20 a week, don't think it will be any time soon. Great look though! emoticon

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YUNKERCM 11/11/2008 7:50PM

    I love it-----Carol (CMY)

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JUDYBUGS 11/11/2008 2:13PM

    Do you take money orders? emoticon

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DONHARCHC 11/11/2008 8:47AM

  I would like to be able to buy the fitness equipment separate. I already have a ball.

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WATOGA17 11/11/2008 8:39AM

    I would love to see the "spark to a flame" t-shirt in a regular, rather than fitted T-shirt.

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SUPERDELUXE 11/10/2008 11:28PM

    Hey.

I hope you come up with some new t-shirts for the males of sparkpeople. New colors are fun, but I already have a green sparkpeople t-shirt, would love to have some other t-shirts with different designs, and not just color!

Just a thought. I am always up for repping Spark where ever I go.

Otto

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RKSPICY 11/10/2008 10:09PM

    Wow the new shirts look great!!!!

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MARYANNE4403 11/10/2008 9:10PM

    this is such a wonderful idea, i can't wait to buy some stuff, so i an spread the spark!! woo-hoo!!

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KIMUSH23 11/10/2008 8:57PM

    I love this idea! Thanks so much Sparkpeople!

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JOE731 11/10/2008 8:14PM

    This is awesome

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NEW: Walk Off the Weight to Get Fit and Healthy!

Friday, November 07, 2008


I'm happy announce that SparkPeople's Walking Guide just launched today! It's packed full of articles, workouts, SparkTeams, and inspiring success stories of members who reached their health and fitness goals by putting one foot in front of the other!

We believe that walking is an ideal form of exercise. It's an inexpensive workout option that nearly everyone can do, without any special equipment. In SparkPeople's Walking Guide, you'll find everything you need to start a walking program, keep it fun and interesting, and get the results you want.

Click here to check out our new Walking Guide, which is located in the Fitness Resource Center (under the Healthy Lifestyle tab).

We hope you enjoy using this new Guide to reach your fitness goals!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GRAMSIECAKES2 11/14/2008 8:12AM

    My DH and I try to walk each and every morning that the weather permits here in WI. I use a walker with a seat and yes, I can go at least two miles at a time...It might not be fast, but we do get there and back...Gramsiekcakes/Merri

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SUPERDELUXE 11/10/2008 11:34PM

    This is great.

Walking has been my savior :)

I've lost almost 90 pounds mostly by walking.

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MAEWINGS 11/9/2008 11:29PM

    Thanks! I want to get back into my walking and I can't wait to read this! emoticon

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REDNECKFEMINIST 11/9/2008 10:44PM

    This is great!

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MS-CEE 11/9/2008 1:04PM

    Fanstastic. I want to take my walking up a notch! Can't wait to see it! emoticon

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DEKAYAN 11/9/2008 9:41AM

    I love the new 'SparkPeople's Walking Guide' it has tons of great information for new walkers and experienced walkers as well. You guys have done a great job.

I am a walking success story too. I lost 154 pounds by walking. I did it in comfort of my own home with Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds DVDs. I combined walking at home with Intuitive Eating and much smaller portions of food.

I can't express my happiness to SparkPeople for this site. It is absolutely amazing! SparkPeople helps me to maintain my weight loss as I walk down to my goal weight. I am only 21 pounds from reaching my goal weight!!!! Thank you so much for everything. I am so grateful that SparkPeople is here. So now I have all of the tools I need right at my fingertips for my continued healthy success.

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Comment edited on: 11/9/2008 9:40:30 AM

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PHEBESS 11/8/2008 2:57PM

    Wonderful - thank you!!!!!!! Walking is definitely my "go-to" exercise!

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BELLACUDDLES 11/8/2008 2:05PM

    That is sooo cool!! Thanks

Barbara

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PARTTIMER 11/8/2008 7:54AM

    I love walking as exercise. It's something that the kids can do along with me.

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KITEFLYINGAL 11/8/2008 12:20AM

    this is my everyday exercise and I am happy top see this new launch! thanks so much..

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 11/7/2008 8:30PM

    I like this.

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KIMUSH23 11/7/2008 6:58PM

    This is awesome...

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VGINNY 11/7/2008 6:56PM

    emoticonWalking is something that nearly everyone can do--even some of those who are disabled. One of the best exercises.

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VELRENO 11/7/2008 6:44PM

    I just went for a 2 mile walk today, 40 minutes. I LOVE walking.

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PEPCEA 11/7/2008 4:35PM

    Yep, I agree! I walked off 101lbs and I'm still going! I love it and it doesn't get any easier as far as exercise goes.

Alex

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TANGYTANGERINE 11/7/2008 2:33PM

    This is a great idea, walking is one form of exercise I have always been able to stick with.

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JOE731 11/7/2008 2:28PM

    Great idea i love it. I always say walking is good.

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MARYANNE4403 11/7/2008 2:02PM

    great idea

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SASSY_QUEEN 11/7/2008 1:41PM

    Loved this.....great idea....

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PTPHELAN 11/7/2008 1:36PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I prefer walking to any other form of exercise and I see so much helpful information. Sparkpeople.com rocks!

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KYLIEMC8 11/7/2008 12:08PM

    I love it! I'm a BIG walker!!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 11/7/2008 11:55AM

    Thank you so much as for right now this is pretty much the extent of what I can do without muscle problems and not for very long periods of time. emoticon

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RHARRI 11/7/2008 11:47AM

    You guys/gals at SP are amazing! You always find new ways to help us accomplish our goals. Thanks for all you do!

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SCAROUSEL1 11/7/2008 11:45AM

    emoticon ANOTHER EXCELLENT SPARKPEOPLE FITNESS RESOURCE! I STARTED WALKING WHEN I JOINED AND I HAVE LOST OVER 50#... THANK YOU SP! I WILL ALSO BE WALKING THE SEATTLE HALF MARATHON LATER THIS MONTH... THANK YOU SP!

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New Community Features: Blog Prompts, Enhancements and More!

Thursday, November 06, 2008



Good morning!

As you know, we at SparkPeople are very proud of our active and positive Community. We also feel that Community involvement can help you stay motivated, get support and reach your goals. So I wanted to let you know about some exciting changes and improvements we've made to our Community this week.

NEW Blog Prompts
Many SparkPeople members write "blogs" (online journal entries) to share the ups and downs of their healthy lifestyle journeys. Like journaling, blogging can keep you motivated and help you reach your goals. We realize that blogging might be a new concept to many of our members, and that some people may want to blog but aren't sure what to write about. So we've created Weekly Blog Prompts. With one click, you can easily respond to a weekly prompt your own blog and/or read some of the most popular responses from other members! To find Weekly Blog Prompts in the future, go to the Community Home page (under the Community tab) or look in Tuesday's Weekly Spark Newsletter.

NEW Blog Redesign
As you can see from reading this, we've updated the look of our blogs and improved their functionality! Now you can post multiple photos on a single blog entry (and they'll show up more clearly than before). Plus, you'll see links to more blog posts to the right of each entry, as well as links that make subscribing to blogs quick and easy! Below every blog post, you'll see two new buttons: "I Liked This Blog" and "Share This Post With Others" (which makes it easy to email or share a blog entry on sites like Facebook).

NEW "I Liked This" Buttons
You'll find "I Liked This" buttons at the bottom of every blog entry on the site, as well as at the top of every Community Message Board thread. Message board posts and blog posts with the most votes will be highlighted for others to read on the Community Home page, which also has a fresh, new look to highlight the best of everything going on in SparkPeople's Community!

We hope you enjoy these new improvements! If you have any questions, please post in the Site/Technical Help forum.

SparkCheers!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DAWNER54 11/16/2008 7:37PM

    I love sparkPeople!!!!

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DITRYING 11/15/2008 1:07AM

    The new blog pages are much 'cleaner'. A great improvement. Thanks!
Di


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SIMPLY_YVETTE 11/14/2008 5:20PM

    I have to agree with everyone, the improvements are great!

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VEGEFARMER 11/13/2008 12:26AM

    Love the improvements.

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BRENDA_2010 11/12/2008 2:49PM

    Love the improvements. I can't get enough of this website.!!!

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MAGNIFATIC 11/12/2008 12:06PM

    Great improvements!

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NANCYJAC 11/12/2008 10:01AM

    I've been using this site for almost 3 years now and it was great when I first joined. The enhancements made during that time have made the site even better. I've been hanging around here for so long now that I often take it for granted (just like any habit), but this is a perfect opportunity to thank Spark Guy and the whole SP staff for all of their wonderful work. SP is definately one of the best sites on the whole net, not just in health and wellness, but in any category. Thanks guys. You have no idea how life changing this site has been for me.

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LINDACHRISTIE 11/12/2008 8:45AM

    Love the changes. Really bright and up to date. emoticon

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DEUCE119 11/12/2008 8:33AM

    THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE GREAT!

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IF-SO-GIRL 11/11/2008 11:34PM

    I was happy with the improvements. emoticon

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KIMUSH23 11/11/2008 10:05PM

    Wow everything is just awesome...

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/11/2008 8:35PM

    You add so many things to keep us excited about this site and to make things easier for us. Thank you so much! It is truly appreciated.

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VELVETCATT 11/11/2008 7:15PM

    The enhancements to this site just keep coming - that's why I love it so much! Thank you!

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SEVENJ 11/11/2008 5:02PM

    Love the information on blogging because I am very new to this stuff.

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KU2KI3 11/11/2008 4:08PM

    This is an awesome website! Thank you all for assisting all of us in living a healthier life. This gift is priceless! emoticon

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JULIA75 11/11/2008 3:43PM

    I like the changes. The "I like this" is a nice way to give some feedback when I'm in too much of a hurry to write a comment, and to draw the attention of others to a good thing.

And I like that aspects of Sparkpeople are re-designed and improved so there's always somethign new to find.

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TAZZIE5 11/11/2008 10:01AM

    The only thing about the 'I Like This Thread' button is that it is placed right where the "Reply" button used to be. My mouse automatically goes there if I am going to reply so I have hit it erroneously a number of times.

Otherwise, kudos to all who stay on top of all these upgrades!

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IRISH_EYES_66 11/7/2008 2:43PM

    I think the changes to the blog are great! Thank you for the improvements!!

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TLDUVALL 11/7/2008 8:00AM

    This is very exciting!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 11/7/2008 7:33AM

    Very Cool!

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MESACHICK 11/7/2008 3:57AM

  I love that you can see people's photos with their words now! Thx for the additions!

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BLUESKY104 11/6/2008 9:50PM

    Way to keep on improving the site emoticon

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SHERI1969 11/6/2008 8:42PM

    emoticon emoticon This is GREAT news! Thanks ever so much for continuing to make SP my favourite site to come to. I never think you can improve on something and then WHAM, SP does something else to bring you to attention! Thanks again! emoticon emoticon

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BECCA_BEE 11/6/2008 8:36PM

    Thanks Spark!!! You always get better & better!!! Amazing that you can find ways to improve perfection!!!

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SSANFORD1 11/6/2008 7:57PM

    HELLO,

I LIKE THE NEW BLOG DESIGN. HOWEVER, MY BLOGS DO NOT SHOW THE I LIKED THIS BLOG ICON AT THE BOTTOM, LIKE I SEE ON EVERYONE ELSES. IS THERE SOMETHING THAT I NEED TO DO TO GET THIS TO SHOW UP. THANKS.

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MARYANNE4403 11/6/2008 6:42PM

    you all are the best, spark people just keeps getting better and better all the time!!

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KIMUSH23 11/6/2008 6:37PM

    Love the Changes!

SPARK Often & With Abandon - Real Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal emoticon

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COOLMAMA11 11/6/2008 3:44PM

    Wow you guys are the greatest, you just keep making things so easy for us, I would like to say I appreciate all that you do for us, you have impacted my life in the best way possible.

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JOURNEYINGJEM1 11/6/2008 2:23PM

    it sounds good and i can also put it on my face book too! how great is that
jem

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KYLIEMC8 11/6/2008 1:55PM

    Wonderful!!! Thanks..

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VELRENO 11/6/2008 1:35PM

    Spark People gets better and better all the time. Thanks Team! WTG!

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 11/6/2008 1:20PM

    I noticed these changes last night and I was so impressed. They really look "Blog" like. LOL
Thanks for the improvements. I really appreciate them! And those blog prompts will be something I'll take advantage of!!!

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PARTTIMER 11/6/2008 1:00PM

    I'm looking forward to the prompts, I neve know what to say. THANKS

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LENNYC2 11/6/2008 12:28PM

    I'm looking forward to loosing weight,..and feeling better thanks for the support lenny emoticon

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POLLY20 11/6/2008 12:18PM

    Blogging makes it feel so real..Hugs Polly

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KUNGFOOD 11/6/2008 12:17PM

    Thanks for continuing to make losing such a positive experience!

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ROADTOFREEDOM 11/6/2008 12:14PM

    Thanks for the info!

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Marie


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100LBLIGHTER 11/6/2008 12:13PM

    It just keeps getting better and better... Thank you. emoticon

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SASSY_QUEEN 11/6/2008 12:08PM

    I love you guys......this is so awesome. Nothing but the best......we are changing the face of the world...one day at a time, one step at a time, one bite at a time...together......

Jo

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SADIEDOLORES 11/6/2008 12:08PM

    I LOVE THE NEW BLOG IMPROVEMENT, THANK YOU COACHES FOR ALL YOU DO AND TO THINK THIS IS ALL FREE FOR US, I AM TRULY BLESSED.
SADIE emoticon

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TAZ675 11/6/2008 12:07PM

    Thank you!!

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LOLAJO54 11/6/2008 12:07PM

    I just finsihed writing a blog and reading one prior so seen the new features-- great stuff..
thank you- Jo

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NIBBIE78 11/6/2008 12:06PM

    I love it!! You guys sure made a great site!! Thank you so much! emoticon

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WILDCARD1 11/6/2008 12:03PM

    Cool! Thanks for the enhancement!!! I love SP!!!

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A New Email Newsletter from SparkPeople!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


We just launched another exciting email newsletter that will bring contests, product reviews, motivational stories and fitness tips from our coaches directly to your inbox! Our sister site, dailySpark.com brings you fresh healthy lifestyle news each day, and our new dailySpark email newsletter makes getting that news even easier! Plus, this newsletter makes it easy to earn SparkPoints by reading the dailySpark news that interests you most.

Here's what SparkGuy has to say about it:

"The dailySpark offers some of the best and newest information from SparkPeople's experts—all in one place! I'm so excited about this new email newsletter, because it will help our members stay motivated and informed so they can reach their goals. It's one of the best newsletters SparkPeople has ever created!"


What are you waiting for? Here's how you can sign up:
To access your dailySpark subscription page, go to dailySpark.com and click on the orange "Email" button near the top right of the page (or click here to get there). Choose "Daily Digest" (to receive one daily email that contains all new entries) or "New Entry Alerts" (to receive an email each time a new dailySpark entry is posted). Click "Save Email Options," and you'll start receiving emails today! And don't worry—we make it easy to unsubscribe if you change your mind.

We hope you'll enjoy this newsletter as much as we do. Sign up for your dailySpark newsletter today so that you never miss a (healthy) beat!
  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GLORILEE 12/12/2008 12:29AM

    Thank you for reminding me

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JIBBIE49 11/4/2008 12:02AM

    I've signed up!

Say, Coach Nicole, we need a Kettlebell work out. I have two 10# KB and love them, but need good instruction.

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IWANNABEE 11/2/2008 2:11PM

    I have really enjoyed all the other features of this site and am sure I will love this one too! As soon as I post this, I will click on the link and sign up!
Thank you,
Jo emoticon

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JOHNSOBM 11/2/2008 12:38PM

    This is a great idea. Thank you so much!

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GR8GAMMY 11/1/2008 4:55PM

    Thanks I already signed up for both

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SUGARPUNK52 10/31/2008 2:37AM

  Thanks! I signed up.I need all the help I can get.GOD bless. emoticon

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TCOX62 10/30/2008 10:41PM

    I'll sign up!!! Anything to help in my journey to a better me!!

Teresa

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 10/30/2008 6:55PM

    Wow thank you I am off to sign up. This is great!

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TRISHCL 10/30/2008 3:36PM

    I'm willing to give it a shot - anything that will help me reach my goal. I want to see less of me.

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LOUISEG4 10/30/2008 12:39PM

  great idea, thanks.

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~ROLLTIDE~ 10/30/2008 10:54AM

    I also signed up! Thanks!

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ZOE19702002 10/30/2008 10:51AM

    I just signed up emoticon

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TABBYKAT75 10/30/2008 12:35AM

    I signed up!!!

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SUSIEMT 10/29/2008 11:35PM

    I just signed up1

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LINDA! 10/29/2008 9:27PM

    I signed up!!!

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JUSTME52 10/29/2008 7:59PM

    Looking forward to this newsletter!

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RSKLCH 10/29/2008 7:54PM

    Wonderful! I've already signed up.

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DALLASTHORN 10/29/2008 6:35PM

    what is the secret to login to the new email newsletter? Do you have to register with an entirely different user name and passsword?

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BTREADWAY07 10/29/2008 2:49PM

  This is great. I often forget to check the daily spark or just don't get the time.

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100LBLIGHTER 10/29/2008 2:25PM

    Great Idea!!! I sometimes forget to check both sites... I need reminders emoticon
Just for the record..I had no problem loggin in. Maybe everything is ok now.

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EUNICEMONTEIRO 10/29/2008 2:08PM

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AQUAGIRL08 10/29/2008 1:33PM

    I'm excited about getting a daily email newsletter. Thanks for doing it for us. We appreciate it!

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JOE731 10/29/2008 12:53PM

    It was bad for me too. I could not log in. I tried and tried. Then 'Puff' it did. I have no idea why. emoticon

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NFLEMING101 10/29/2008 12:20PM

  Same here. Page tried to refresh and said Done, but I was still on the login page.

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CATHIE515 10/29/2008 11:39AM

    I couldn't log in either. As this seems to be not a unique problem, could someone maybe look into what's going on, please and thanks? emoticon

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JIBBIE49 10/29/2008 11:12AM

    I love the letters.

Coach Nicole, we need a KETTLEBELL work out, and a good ZUMBA (latin aerobics) work out!

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DIANAFIG 10/29/2008 11:02AM

  I would love to be able to get this newsletter but I can't log in. I have entered my name and password every possible way I can imagine and still nothing happens when I click submit.

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KATHY:) 10/29/2008 10:41AM

    How wonderful. I am looking so forward to the newsletter.
You are all so helpful and so love any advice/information you
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MLEBLANC 10/29/2008 10:38AM

    I have been unable to sign up for this e-mail and to comment on the blogs. Do I have to re-register and if I do, will that mean, I will have to start from the beginning with my Spark points and the Spark program? This has been a little frustrating for me. The blogs should and the daily newsletter should be easily accessible, I am finding that they are not.

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MOM2BRITTANY 10/29/2008 10:01AM

    I had the same problem as some others. Put in the info...not a thing happened

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STOPTHECRAVING 10/29/2008 9:53AM

    I had no problems signing up. I am such a sucker for a contest!

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STORMFAN 10/29/2008 9:39AM

    Daily motivation thanks

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LOVELIFE45 10/29/2008 8:39AM

    I can't wait to get these new e-mails. I wake up every morning excited to see what came through the night. This is an awesome sight, and the people are absolutely awesome. Keep up the awesome work!
Christine emoticon emoticon

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ASMPP1 10/29/2008 8:06AM

    I could not subscribe with my email, either. I did subscribe to the RSS feed. At least I will get something that way. Thanks for this new improvement!

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YELLOWBRICKRD 10/29/2008 7:01AM

    I had the same experience as the previous poster.

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CUDDLYK 10/29/2008 4:03AM

    I put in my username and password, hit enter and absolutely nothing happened... is there a problem with the site?

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SJELZY 10/29/2008 2:42AM

  Thanks.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/29/2008 12:33AM

    This is going to be nice. Thank you. emoticon

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GUIN0001 10/28/2008 11:39PM

    I keep thinking there's not possibly anything that can be done to improve this site and you guys keep proving me wrong. Thanks for all your hard work.

Donalie

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CUCUYO 10/28/2008 10:07PM

    Sounds like a great idea! Love SP and I'm spreading the word to all of my patients! By the way, thank you so much for SP. I saw the video yesterday and was moved. Again, this is a wonderful website. I'm a Pediatrician and although this is not meant for children, I have given the website to some of my adolescent patients and I'm waiting for their follow-up appointments to see what they think. I will continue to encourage them to use it. I think it can be incredibly helpful to them too.

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JEWITCH 10/28/2008 8:38PM

    Sounds like a great idea. Can't wait to see it.

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LOSE4HEALTH 10/28/2008 7:52PM

  Great idea!! I look forward to all the motivational messages. It really, really helps keep me on track. Thank you so much!

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LINDACHRISTIE 10/28/2008 6:49PM

    Thanks a lot . Working no problem.

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2BHOTNTONED 10/28/2008 6:00PM

    Did it thank you. :0)

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CHOCSUNDAE 10/28/2008 5:13PM

    I'm having the same problem as everyone else. I can't get in the log in screen. I can't re-register either. Something is definitely wrong here


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ROSEBYRD 10/28/2008 5:12PM

    My user name and password did not work. emoticon

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BEEJAY49 10/28/2008 5:11PM

    Wow! Thanks! This is going to be great! :)

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ORSINIJJ 10/28/2008 3:59PM

    This is awesome. Thanks!!!

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BELTONWALKER67 10/28/2008 3:00PM

    I've tried several times and can't get the log in to work. What am I doing wrong? Using my sparkpeople user name and password. When I click "Log on" nothing happens.

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PATTIJOHNSON 10/28/2008 2:44PM

    I'm having trouble too. I have tried logging in with my SparkPeople name and password -- that doesn't work. I have tried re-entering all my info and reregistering -- it tells me that the name has already been taken. I would like to get the newsletter, but not sure how to with above problems.

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SparkPeople Members on the Cover & in Woman's World

Friday, October 17, 2008



The October 20th edition of Woman's World Magazine features SparkPeople Member TerrahNe (Terrah) on the cover! Terrah is an avid walker and amazing SparkPeople member who has lost over 73 pounds. This is a special issue of Woman's World as it also features SparkPeople member DCash10367 (Deanna) in the same article. Deanna has lost an inspiring 110 pounds! SparkPeople success stories are taking over the world! Hurry up and grab a copy of the magazines as it will be disappearing from newsstands soon. Congrats to both Terrah and Deana!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARTHA324 4/29/2014 11:02AM

    Wonderful! When I started my weight loss journey all I did was walk. It wasn't until 18 months that I added cardio and weights at the gym three times/week. Love the tip about keeping walking shoes in the car.

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SPARKLESKIP 3/18/2014 12:09PM

  Well done! And still inspiring years later! Thanks to all involved for sharing the stories, the Spark!

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DENISEC. 8/17/2012 3:16PM

  I love to walk. I walk everywhere. Walking is a great stress reliever as well as a great way to fit some exercise into my busy life. It is a great start to some one who is beginning to move and a great way for someone who needs to keep a momentum going.

Great Job!!! It is nice to read that walking is just as beneficial as running, because people have down played walking for many years.

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MANDYLOVE_76 6/16/2012 11:31AM

    Awesome~~~

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GOING-STRONG 6/16/2012 8:56AM

    A wonderful success story that proves again that small changes consistently applied over time make a big difference.

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ABHILAASHA 8/9/2011 4:31AM

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JMIRROR 3/27/2011 12:32PM

  Wow. I'm inspired that walking did such magic for you. I'm doing the 5K walk challenge. I'm hoping for success too.

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KAKAY56 3/19/2011 8:49PM

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LESLIE56 2/21/2011 9:21PM

    you are just beautiful. emoticonAndrea

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AVERYSILLYGIRL 2/21/2011 9:27AM

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FLERMIUS_S 2/19/2011 8:55PM

  That's fantastic Terrah!! You've inspired me greatly, thanks.

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NEEDTOBE145 2/19/2011 12:30AM

    Incredible! So inspiring!

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GRACIE629 2/18/2011 12:30PM

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ASTEW19927 2/18/2011 10:43AM

    Good Job Terrah !! Persistence pays off. Walked your way to your goal. That's Awesome and inspiring

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CJAYSCRIB 2/17/2011 11:36AM

    Wow! What a success story. You are an inspiration to all.

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GLOWORM1963 11/20/2010 7:36PM

    Wooo Weeee great job ~ happy and proud of you!!!

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GLOWORM1963 11/20/2010 7:36PM

    Wooo Weeee great job ~ happy and proud of you!!!

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THEINFAMOUSWHO 8/12/2010 11:15PM

    That is an encouraging story! Thanks for sharing it. Way to go !!

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SADIEMAY 8/12/2010 10:25PM

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LOVINGMYWIIFIT 8/12/2010 8:11PM

    That really gave me some hope for one of my goals. I've never in my 27 years worn a bikini, I would like to be able to do so on in Florida next December!

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LOVINGMYWIIFIT 8/12/2010 8:11PM

    That really gave me some hope for one of my goals. I've never in my 27 years worn a bikini, I would like to be able to do so on in Florida next December!

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HONEYBLACK 6/9/2010 4:56PM

    She looks amazing! I also prefer walking to more high impact workouts. It's so nice to hear that you can get such great results to sticking to a simple program. emoticon

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ROCKY2436 6/6/2010 7:22AM

    Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring story. It not only motivates me but helps continue to encourage me on my long, long journey. emoticon

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MY4KITTIES 3/27/2010 11:59AM

    This is fantastic! Congrats on the weight loss. Keep up the good work!

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CDNGIRL26 3/27/2010 2:07AM

  Good Job, I am inspired...I think I will start walking up the dreaded hill tomorrow...

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TERRAHNE 2/17/2010 5:05PM

    This is the first time I have seen this blog or I would have written a long time ago... thank you all SO much for you comments...it means the world to hear the things that you all have to say!
Thank you!
Terrah :)

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ABRANNEWME2014 2/10/2010 3:02PM

    Keep it up ladies stay strong

Tema

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EVILYNP 12/13/2009 8:32AM

  Get back to it.You were amazing & I know it can happen again for you. Go get it!

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SHAWNMARIEMYKE 11/11/2009 7:43AM

    This is fantastic and very cool; I read that article and now I know you were from SP. Congrats. I think I'll go take a walk with my husband this evening. emoticon

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PIGLETSMALL 8/27/2009 1:38PM

    What an amazing inspirational blog! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us all once again!

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SLIMSIXTY1 8/27/2009 9:37AM

    Fantastic !

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SASRA1 7/8/2009 8:47PM

    WWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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DLEWIS71 7/8/2009 8:03PM

    Way to go!!!!!
Congrats to you both.
That is so awesome

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YADIO74 7/8/2009 4:50PM

    Congrats to both of you!!! Keep up the great work and keep motivating everyone!! emoticon

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KRISYTAL34 7/8/2009 1:58PM

    Congratulations on your Success ladies!!!!!!!!!!!

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USA2001 7/8/2009 1:36PM

  I am so happy for your success!!

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AUDDY66 7/8/2009 11:46AM

    I am pretty sure that is the article that I read. That was how I found out about SP!!!! Thank goodness! I am so happy that I read that article. Thank you both for being such an inspiration!!! emoticon

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AUDDY66 7/8/2009 11:41AM

    I am pretty sure that is the article that I read. That was how I found out about SP!!!! Thank goodness! I am so happy that I read that article. Thank you both for being such an inspiration!!! emoticon

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AUDDY66 7/8/2009 11:40AM

    I am pretty sure that is the article that I read. That was how I found out about SP!!!! Thank goodness! I am so happy that I read that article. Thank you both for being such an inspiration!!! emoticon

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LISAINCT 7/8/2009 7:28AM

    great going SP and ladies! Keep up the good work!

Lisa

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YADISMOM 6/30/2009 10:33AM

  Congrats! this is great inspiration for those who like me, are just starting to walk! emoticon

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BLUSTAR 5/31/2009 12:07PM

    Congrats to you for a job well done :-)

Glenda

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ANYNAME 5/18/2009 8:04AM

  I am so impressed with your success. I like walking but have lots of pain still from bunion and hammer toe surgery. But I am going to force myself anyway because of your inspirational story. I know my feet will get better the more I walk and the pounds will come off. Thanks! emoticon

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GODSBEST 5/7/2009 11:08PM

    Congratulations to both of you for the weight loss and the magazine articles.

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ITHINKICAN4 5/7/2009 4:54PM

  emoticon Terrah and DCASH 10367 on your weight loss. It must be nice to be featured in a well known magazine. emoticon

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FUNNYGRANNY71 5/6/2009 6:25PM

    This blog makes me want to do even more walking and exercising. I find this to be a motivational and inspiring. Way to go. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULIA_NICOLE 5/5/2009 2:23PM

    Someday when I reach my goal I hope I can be in that magazine! That is my favorite one

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TERRIANGEL 5/5/2009 11:05AM

    That's so fabulous! Congratulations to you both!! emoticon

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JAYLOVESTARR09 5/5/2009 6:57AM

    wow! This is great! No excuses we can all do this Thanks for the motivation! emoticon

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SWEETROLLER 5/5/2009 1:24AM

   

Terrah and Deanna, Great job, lots of hard work CONGRATULATIONS to both of you.


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