Wednesday, July 08, 2009
We launched a small tweak to the food tracker today, enabling you to delete more than one food at a time. On the bottom right of your myNutrition page you should now see a button labelled "Remove Multiple Foods." This will bring up a page enabling you to remove multiple foods at once.
A number of members requested this to make it easier to delete mistaken entries, especially entries from Food Groupings.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
We're excited to announce more improvements to our "Web Search" page--PLUS a new contest and a chance to earn more SparkPoints!
Most Internet users like to set a search engine such as Google or Yahoo as their homepage, and some people like to customize that page with things like news or favorite links. Did you know that SparkPeople offers a page just like that?
Setting your browser's homepage to www.sparkpeople.com/websearch is another great reminder of your health and fitness goals and will allow you to:
- Search the web with a search powered by Google or search all of SparkPeople.com
- NEW: view your SparkPeople Friend Feed to see what your SparkFriends are up to
- See your local weather, including the current temperature and forecast
- Add news feeds from USA Today (See the latest Headlines, Entertainment, Sports, Tech, and Health News and more)
- Add your other favorite RSS Feeds
- View your daily horoscopes from Tarot.com
- Create a list of links to your favorite websites
- View fun SparkPeople content, including our motivational Quote of the Day
Now, about that contest...
SparkPoints and Contest
Because we believe that setting your homepage to www.sparkpeople.com/websearch may help some of you stay motivated to reach your goals (by keeping them top of mind), we are offering two fun incentives:
1. When you set our Web Search page as your homepage you will earn 25 SparkPoints.
2. Once you have earned your 25 SparkPoints for setting it as your homepage, you will also be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 SparkPeopleStore.com $25 gift certificates!
The contest runs through July 12.
How to Set Web Search as Your Homepage
Simply visit www.sparkpeople.com/websearch , log in to your SparkPeople account, and then click the link just below the search box that says "Click Here to Make This Your Homepage." Please note that if you've already added us as your homepage, you'll need to click the link again to earn your SparkPoints and be entered into the contest.
Click here for full sweepstakes rules.
As always, SparkPeople thanks you for your support!
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Are you heading to a Fourth of July cookout or backyard barbecue this weekend?
Are you worried about staying on track with all that food around?
If you're in the Charlotte area, then tune in to the Candy + Potter show on Friday to hear DailySpark Editor Stepfanie share tips about how to eat right and still enjoy yourself at a cookout.
Candy + Potter airs daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 107.9 The Link. UPDATE: The interview will air at 10:45 a.m. EST!
For more information on listening and downloading the podcast, click here!
If you're spending Fourth of July weekend in SparkPeople's hometown of Cincinnati, aka the other Queen City, tune in this Sunday at 3 p.m. to hear our resident healthy foodie and yoga teacher Stepfanie chat with the energetic women of Cooking with Caitlin on their weekly radio show "What's Hot"!
Stepfanie and co-hostess Kelly will introduce the other two co-hosts, Molly and Caitlin, to SparkPeople, and then she'll talk about finding an affordable yoga studio in Cincinnati, finding your passion in life and how she came to work at SparkPeople.
The women of Cooking with Caitlin are full of energy, and Kelly is a HUGE fan of SparkPeople, so the show is bound to be a good one! (They've also guest blogged on the dailySpark!)
Listen to the hourlong show at 3 p.m. on 55KRC or download the podcast later that afternoon.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
P.S. For tips to help you stay on track at all those Fourth of July and belated Canada Day BBQs, check out Stepfanie's post "Your Summer Party Survival Guide" on the dailySpark!
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Today we launched a new setting on our Friend Feed that was highly requested by our members. You can now choose which actions you would like to see from other members in your Friend Feed. If you go to your Friend Feed Privacy Settings, you will notice another set of checkboxes labeled “Items I See From My Friends” near the bottom of the page. Simply uncheck the boxes next to the actions you don't want to see in your Friend Feed and SAVE your changes.
We added this option to streamline and personalize what you see in your Friend Feed so that you can keep up with your SparkFriends more easily! We hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Are you a big fan of our online store, SparkPeopleStore.com? Are you looking for a place to share your ideas and feedback on new products that can help you reach your goals? Maybe you want a forum to raise questions or share reviews of the products you buy. If so, we have just the SparkTeam for you: the new Fans of the SparkPeople Store Team!
We created this Team to get YOUR input and insights about the SparkPeople Store and its products. When you join the Team, you'll be able to:
- Post reviews the SparkPeople Store products you've purchased
- Share your suggestions for new products you'd like us to sell
- Post photos of you using and/or wearing your SparkPeople products
- Participate in exclusive surveys about store products
- Be the first to know about special SparkPeople Store promotions and discounts
Also, as we develop new products, Team members could have the opportunity to preview and test new products for us as well! Plus, YOUR photos and product reviews could be used to help promote the SparkPeople store to others!
Our ultimate goal is to make sure we get your feedback so we can provide SparkPeople members with the best products possible—now and in the future!
Join the "Fans of the SparkPeople Store" Team today
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