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The Spark: Now in Paperback (with 3 GREAT Reasons to Buy)

Thursday, December 16, 2010



Last year, SparkPeople reached a major goal and milestone when we released our first book, The Spark, and subsequently landed on several best-seller lists thanks to the support and sales that were largely driven by our members.

We are proud to announce the release of the paperback version of The Spark , which is now available at online and brick-and-mortar booksellers. There are three great things that really distinguish this paperback version from our original hardcover:

  1. An everyday low price. Paperbacks are always less expensive than hardback books, making them more accessible for a wider range of people. Currently this book is selling online for less than $10, and we expect that price to stay low for the long-term.

  2. The addition of a brand new, 30-page "Strong Start Guide." We wanted to make the paperback special, so when we discovered that 50 percent of people report losing their momentum within two weeks of starting a diet, that's where we focused. We conducted a new survey of over 2,000 members and found that "strong starters" lost twice as much weight in the first two weeks and were five times more likely to reach their goal than "false starters" because of seven key habits that helped them get off to a good start. You can learn about these surprising findings in the paperback only!

  3. New free bonuses. To sweeten the already great deal, we're including some free bonuses for those who purchase the paperback: 500 bonus SparkPoints, membership to our online book bonus program (only available to book buyers), and a free copy of a special "SparkPeople" issue of All You magazine, which features more than 100 pages of additional recipes, tips, workouts and stories from SparkPeople's coaches and members! This is our only and best offer for free bonuses, so don't delay—only available while supplies last.


We hope you will consider treating yourself—and your friends and family members—to the gift of a lifetime of health and fitness by purchasing The Spark in paperback this holiday season.

Help yourself get off to a strong start on your goals for 2011 by acting now!
  
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LIONSIMA 2/16/2011 11:34PM

    I just ordered it from an online bookstore, is there any way I can get the 500 points or is that only for buying it from your site? Thanks!

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TONIANN45 1/24/2011 11:04AM

  I agree with some of the other 'early' hardcover purchasers. Why do we have to also buy the paperback to get the 30-page Strong Start Guide? That doesn't seem fair to me.

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DGARDENER 1/13/2011 8:43PM

   
still thinking about it

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GRACIE629 1/13/2011 7:58PM

    Just ordered! emoticon

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CLCIPS 1/8/2011 1:12PM

    I agree with KAPOWILICIOUS. I hope that hardcover purchasers are able to obtain the Strong Start guide. I rushed to buy the audiobook when the hardcover was released in part to show support to SP. It would be a great move to make it downloadable to us as well.


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KAPOWILICIOUS 12/30/2010 3:04PM

    Wondering if the new content is available to current owners of The Spark hardcover edition anywhere on the site? It'd be nice to not be punished by missing out on additional content for buying the book early!

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TROSINE 12/30/2010 10:51AM

    Patiently waiting for mine to arrive in the mail. May be today, so that I can start reading in the New Year!

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CAROLZ1967 12/30/2010 9:53AM

    I'd love to get it. Do you have to buy from the site to get the bonuses? I know I purchased the hardback for a friend and there were things you could receive with that purchase but I could not find out how w/o buying it from site directly. Is there a way to log in your purchase (if bought off-site) or not? Anyone know the answer?

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DEEINWI 12/29/2010 11:41AM

    Whats the Strong Start Guide?

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STARTLIGHT 12/28/2010 4:05PM

    I plan to send a copy to my sister who I got to join SparkPeople and now she will be able to read the book..

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NCURTIS10 12/27/2010 5:47PM

    I got a Borders gift card for Christmas. Know what I'm gonna buy!!

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SHEENADEE 12/27/2010 12:54PM

    Congrats.

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CHERN009 12/24/2010 12:44PM

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BECKYLYNNE77 12/21/2010 1:43PM

    that id awesome

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BELLACUDDLES 12/20/2010 5:28PM

    That is awesome!!! I am doing it!! I will be at my goal weight on 1/1/11.....with 2# to go.....or only 8 sticks of butta to go!!!

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JUDYFORT81 12/20/2010 12:11PM

    Got the book in the mail today (at my hubby's work). Can't wait to get started reading tonight.

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KCBYTHEC 12/19/2010 12:14PM

    I bought the book and patiently await it's arrival and also the exercise physiology book. Great weigh to bring in the New Year, a bit early :) Glad to see Truegrit's note about it as well.

Karen

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SUPERSYLPH 12/19/2010 12:37AM

    I already got the hard cover for this Christmas! If these were suppose to be Christmas gifts, shouldn't they have been released in the beginning of December? lol

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GERAPTIKO 12/18/2010 7:21PM

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TRABOLD8567 12/18/2010 11:35AM

  Nice!!

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KRISTEN_SAYS 12/18/2010 10:42AM

    Hmmm...kind of want to buy the book!

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WINWIN1 12/18/2010 8:51AM

    I ordered the new book and can't wait to get it! I'm really excited by the magazine! emoticon

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TRUEGRITS 12/17/2010 4:26PM

    I've ordered the book and received but haven't really sat down with it unti last night. I was having a Pity Party Blue Fit and started thumbing through the success stories. Low and behold I began to feel a little better about my goals. Well worth the buy.

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JEAN111766 12/17/2010 11:11AM

    I ordered it and am waiting for it to come in the mail! I can't wait to start reading it! emoticon

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SKNYTWINK 12/17/2010 10:45AM

    This is a Christmas present to myself! emoticon

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MINNERLYD 12/17/2010 8:32AM

  Is there any way (besides buying the paperback) to get the new material if we already own the hardcover?

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PHATFREE28 12/17/2010 8:14AM

    I am waiting ***patiently*** for mine to come in the mail....

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ILUVTHE80S 12/17/2010 7:23AM

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LESSISMORE2010 12/17/2010 6:11AM

    Excited to order this!

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FATTOOLONG50 12/17/2010 3:25AM

  I like this please share more//thanks............... emoticon

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_CYNDY55_ 12/17/2010 1:44AM

    ✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫
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COTTRELL11 12/17/2010 12:55AM

    Thanks for the news! Looking forward to Amazon.com to ship it out!
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DRGOMTI 12/16/2010 11:00PM

    Just bought it!! I'm anxious to read the "Strong Start Guide" that's been added since I bought my hard cover of Spark!! thanx Sparkguy!! emoticon dr

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SMOEGOPOP 12/16/2010 10:52PM

    I'm so tempted emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/16/2010 10:48PM

    Cool!!

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JUNEAU2010 12/16/2010 9:34PM

    Great deal all the way around! I bought the hard back in January and am anxiously waiting for this new edition to come....WOOHOO indeed!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 12/16/2010 8:26PM

  I bought it for myself ... got it today in my mail.. and have wrapped it up & put it under my Christmas tree. I cannot wait for Christmas to read it. Loved the first spark book .... I will love this one as well.

Thanks SP and Chris!!!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/16/2010 7:50PM

    Thanks for letting us know.



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'Woman's Day' Features Member's 100-Pound Weight Loss

Monday, December 13, 2010

Check newsstands tomorrow for another SparkPeople member in the news!


30-year-old SparkPeople Motivator Roni Yonka (RONIROO2U) reached her 100-pound weight-loss goal with help from SparkPeople, and Woman's Day magazine was so impressed by her story that they will be featuring it in their January 2011 issue, which hits newsstands tomorrow (Dec. 14). Inside, you'll see Roni's amazing before and after photos, along with details about the ah-ha moment that started her weight loss journey, and how she did it.

Please join us in congratulating Roni by commenting below or on her her SparkPage , and by picking up a copy of Woman's Day starting tomorrow so you can read her story.

Thanks Roni for helping us Spread the Spark by sharing your story with Woman's Day readers!

  
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LALA0123 3/13/2011 9:30PM

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LISAJ1169 1/13/2011 2:37PM

    Congratulations! So wonderful to see that you met your goals. You definitely will be one of my inspirations! Will try and pick up the magazine today for a little encouragement. Thanks again! emoticon

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BLUE_MOON916 1/10/2011 10:58AM

    Congratulations! Hope to join the 100 lb. losers club--Doing okay with the dieting but need some tips on how to get moving!

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CAMROLA 12/31/2010 12:09PM

    Congratulations! Another example of sparked success and an inspiration to the rest of us to keep on going!!!

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LOLA118 12/30/2010 9:01AM

    Wow, very nice! emoticon emoticon

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TEJAS1291 12/29/2010 11:39PM

  Please don't think I am trying to take away from your wonderful accomplishments when I post this ....it is NOT really to you,but I was not sure where to post it.Imagine how very disappointed I was when searching 3 towns for this article and finally finding the magazine.I pulled it out of the bag immediately so I could read ALL about a fellow Sparker.I was so very disappointed,as it was an incredibly short article and SP had published on it's site EVERYTHING that was in the magazine,right down to the picture.If I had known that I would not have spent the money on a magazine that I NEVER buy.Why the push from SP to buy,when they had already told the whole story that was in the article??
Again, no reflection on you and your wonderful success!! I wish you all the best in this journey!!

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RUMBAMEL 12/23/2010 5:18PM

    Awesome job! To know how far you have come and all the people you have motivated and will motivate will keep you on track. You have accomplished so much. Congratulations!

rumbamel, 53 lbs gone and never to be seen again :)

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SLIMKIM80 12/23/2010 12:07PM

    Wow! Amazing and congratulations!

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BATTLEFORME 12/22/2010 4:52PM

    That is so awesome! Great job! I love hearing about other people's weight loss journey's. emoticon

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BETHHRSN 12/22/2010 4:37PM

  great job!

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SUPERSYLPH 12/22/2010 1:13PM

    That's great!

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KENLEESPICE 12/22/2010 1:11PM

  I seen it in the magizine,pretty cool

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oh how proud you must be at all you have accomplished!!!!!!!Great job mastering all your resources to meet this goal. Amazing fete. YEY!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticoncheers

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NADIANAGUIB 12/22/2010 11:25AM

  congratulations roni , how exactly could you do that ,merry christmas emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KENLEESPICE 12/22/2010 8:52AM

  I looked on the womans day website and I dont see it,I seen a roni in the 8 bloggers that lost weight but it says she only los 70 pounds and it dont look like her plus it doesnt mention spark people so I dont know if its her or not

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SILGUIM 12/22/2010 8:17AM

    Thank you for being such a inspiration Tony!!! I am definitely getting a copy of that magazine today!

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FRAGILEPETALS 12/22/2010 1:30AM

    What an inspiration!

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MARIANAD22 12/21/2010 10:12PM

  Congratulations! Great job! I struggle with 30 lbs and it's seem an impossible dream, but maybe is possible to lose them...

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MARTHAWILL 12/21/2010 10:05PM

    Congratulations. An amazing accomplishment. Wonderful.
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CAROLJ35 12/21/2010 9:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon How proud you must be!!! Will try to get a Woman's Day magazine!

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JUMPKIM 12/21/2010 8:32PM

    Awesome! I'm just starting with SparkPeople this week and your success is motivating. Can't wait to read the WD article.

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CORTYB 12/21/2010 8:20PM

  WONDERFUL YOU LOOK GREAT. YOU ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION

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LA-LADY 12/21/2010 7:37PM

    You look absolutely fabulous and-- more important-- you look like you FEEL absolutely fabulous! I look forward to reading your story in the magazine. Happy Christmas to you!

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MISSGE1 12/21/2010 2:48PM

  Congratulations!! What a wonderful accomplishment. The world needs to know and now they will!!!

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LISAMARIEMARY 12/21/2010 1:47PM

    Congratulations Roni! That is so exciting and you look FABULOUS!!!

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WEEDLADY 12/21/2010 1:42PM

    Wow, congratulations!

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PIXIEFLOWER1 12/21/2010 1:35PM

    Congratulations! What an inspiration to us all. You look amazing.

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JSELLINGTON 12/21/2010 1:16PM

    You are truly an inspiration!! emoticon You go Girl!!!!

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DMSGLASS 12/21/2010 12:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonon achieving your goal and being featured in Women's Day. You look amazing!

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LIZZYLIZARD03 12/21/2010 12:33PM

    Congratulations!! You look amazing! emoticon

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KENLEESPICE 12/21/2010 11:07AM

  cool I dont read womans day but I will pick up this issue

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WHITEANGEL4 12/21/2010 10:37AM

    Wonderful

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SPORTSMOM03 12/21/2010 10:34AM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal - that is an amazing accomplishment!

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AAS1957 12/21/2010 10:30AM

  Awesome, awesome, awesome! thanks for sharing your wonderful story.

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ERICA071678 12/21/2010 10:07AM

    Amazing!!!!!

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TROB12 12/21/2010 9:31AM

    Great job! Congratulations!!!

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BELLAMAGOO78 12/21/2010 9:06AM

    emoticon I'll definately have to pick up the magazine! Congrats on your success! You look wonderful and I'm sure you feel like a million bucks!!

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GROBIE54 12/21/2010 8:54AM

  What a wonderful Christmas Present to reach your goal

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KARENIN1DERLAND 12/21/2010 8:39AM

    Awesome! Congrats!

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MARGARITTM 12/21/2010 8:31AM

    Congrats - you look awesome!

What a wonderful role model you are!

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  You are an inspiration!!! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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EMGERBER 12/21/2010 8:03AM

    Congratulations, you look amazing!

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AANDJSMOM99 12/21/2010 7:45AM

  Awesome job! You are an inspiration to all. Thanks for sharing your story :)
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MOMEDITOR 12/21/2010 7:38AM

    Way to go- you are an inspiration for me as well- looking forward to reading the article!

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MONAMOUR2 12/21/2010 7:30AM

  Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

monamour2

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It's Almost Time Again for the 12 Days of Cookies Emails--and Blog Posts

Wednesday, November 24, 2010




Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and before you know it the rest of the winter holidays will be upon us. You know that means: cookies, and lots of them!


SparkPeople is here to help. We've rounded up 12 of our favorite (healthier) cookie recipes just for you. Whether you like gingerbread men or chocolate chip cookies, sugar substitutes or the real deal, we have a recipe for you! They'll be featured in the "Recipe of the Day" newsletter starting one week from today (Wednesday, Dec. 1), and--new this year--they'll also be featured on the dailySpark, our healthy living blog. Each day from Dec. 1-12, we'll feature a different recipe.


If you don't currently subscribe to the "Recipe of the Day" newsletter but would like to receive the "12 Days of Holiday Cookies" recipes, click here to change your email settings. (Note: You must subscribe to "Recipe of the Day" in order to receive these holiday issues. When making subscription changes, be sure to click the "Save & Submit" button at the bottom of the page.)



And be sure to stay tuned to SparkPeople.com, The Weekly Spark newsletter, and the dailySpark in the coming weeks for even more NEW and useful nutrition, fitness and wellness tips for the holidays.



Cheers--and don't forget the milk!

  
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OHIOHEART600 12/15/2010 2:31PM

    can't wait to see them

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CAROLBLAND 12/14/2010 1:38AM

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DEANNROSP 12/13/2010 5:11PM

    That's FANTASTIC!

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PILOTSGIRL1 12/9/2010 2:13PM

    I haven't done cookies yet but I am thinking about it; but the easy way. The Thanksgiving holidays weren't tough for me at all and I anticipate the Christmas holidays will not be bad either; I am working to get over a cold so I can get back out and run/walk I have missed out on cardio for the last week. emoticon

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 12/9/2010 12:56AM

    I love the recipes...thank you

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COTTRELL11 12/9/2010 12:04AM

    I haven't baked cookies in ages, but I love to nibble on the recipes. Thanks.

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JEWITCH 12/7/2010 11:09PM

    Can't wait to see and try these recipes. Thanks!

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CMPEARL 12/3/2010 10:13PM

    Always look forward to ways of revamping my old favorites :)

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BARBARAJ73 12/2/2010 5:56PM

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SAFI007 12/2/2010 10:57AM

    thanks dear...

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MONTANAANGEL 12/2/2010 8:22AM

    I really enjoy this feature of Sparks. Helps me stay even more on track during the holidays!

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 12/1/2010 10:11AM

    Excited for this!

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ASOPA21 12/1/2010 8:39AM

    I can't wait to try them out!

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SEDONACAT 12/1/2010 7:44AM

    Love, love, love cookies!! It's even better if they are healthy yet delicious. emoticon

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LOVEROFJC 12/1/2010 2:44AM

  Looking forward to the recipes!

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KFH3107 11/30/2010 11:10PM

    Am going to sign up - think this is a great idea and can hardly wait for the 12 Day of Cookies! Thank you - in advance. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 11/30/2010 11:03PM

    Appreciate this.

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DIVAEMY 11/30/2010 10:51PM

    I can't wait - I love cookies with chocolate! emoticon

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CAROLJ35 11/30/2010 8:10PM

    Love to make cookies. Unfortunately, love having cookies and tea!

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MMMUSICK 11/30/2010 7:48PM

    I can't wait to try the recipes!

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LINDEE6 11/30/2010 7:47PM

    I'm looking forward to these recipes...but I'm not sure how industrious I will be when it comes to trying them out. I'm a bit concerned they could be a trigger that set me off in the wrong direction!

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DOOGALOOPS 11/30/2010 6:58PM

    I love eating freshly baked homemade cookies...oh so much better than store bought! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 11/30/2010 4:47PM

    Thanks Sparkguy. I give cookies every year. I'm looking forward to the recipes.

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QUEENTAMMY 11/30/2010 4:37PM

    LOOOOOOOOOVE Cookies baking eating and giving them away

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WEEDLADY 11/30/2010 3:43PM

    cookies are my downfall, so I may be better off not making any, even "healthier" recipes, but I look forward to seeing the recipes and perhaps saving them for sometime down the road when I am stronger.

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JAMER123 11/30/2010 3:12PM

    Thanks for giving us another option for holiday sweets! Can't wait to see the 1st one!

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HAILEYSMAMA 11/30/2010 3:11PM

    I love baking this is great thanks!

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GIPSONCLAN 11/30/2010 2:01PM

  I really can't wait for this. Cookies are one of my weaknesses, especially when I bake them at home with my kids around the holidays. It will help me to know I can enjoy them in a much healthier way. I am ready to try some new recipes!

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SPOLANI 11/30/2010 12:55PM

  Cookies. Yum!

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SAILSABOUT1 11/30/2010 12:42PM

  I am looking forward to the 12 days of cookie recipes....

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MAGA99 11/30/2010 12:10PM

    cant wait

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KKFRENCHY 11/30/2010 11:43AM

    mmm... cookies. Can't wait for the healthy alternatives!!

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CGARR442 11/30/2010 11:22AM

    Thank you!

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    Thank you.

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    Thanks!

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VERONICAS_GOALS 11/30/2010 8:53AM

    great blog

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JULESRULES78 11/30/2010 8:49AM

    Yeah! I just cancelled my Food Network holiday cookie subscription to prevent temptation. I am so glad that you will be providing an alternative!

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Fun New Feature: Mix and Match Meal Planner

Thursday, October 07, 2010



Happy Thursday, SparkPeople!

Are you in a food rut? In a hurry but don't know what to cook quickly? Then we have a new food feature for you!

We're happy to announce today's launch of a cool new feature in the Nutrition Resource Center of the site: The Mix and Match Meal Planner! This new tool will help you create healthful, tasty and portion-controlled meals that fit your calorie range. Introduced in our groundbreaking book, The Spark, these interactive plans will help you calculate calories and come up with new recipe ideas.

Here's how it works. You can find the meal planner by clicking on Nutrition under the Healthy Lifestyle Tab. Look in the center column of that page for the Meal Planner tool.

Once there, simply select the meal you want to build from the tabs (breakfast, salad, sandwich or dinner), and then choose one option from each drop down to create a balanced meal! It will calculate calories and other nutrition facts as you go, so you can see how various choices affect your meal, and find the best options to suit your calorie and nutrient needs! Once you've finished your recipe, click "Add to SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker" to track it! Note that you can use this meal planner even if you aren't logged in, but you can only track the meal you created after logging in (the feature will prompt you to do so if necessary).

We hope you enjoy using the Mix and Match Meal Planner! Please leave your comments about this new feature below.

  
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RIBKNIT 1/12/2012 1:00PM

    Why does everything get sent the breakfast category on my nutrition tracker, when I enter it under other meals?

Also, why is there no "lunch" catagory? There is no such category on my nutrition tracker called "salad" or "sandwich" Where do they go? And why?

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RIBKNIT 1/12/2012 12:29PM

    Why does my "dinner" plan keep showing up under my "breakfast plan" on my nutrition tracker?

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BIGHAIRGAL 3/13/2011 5:52PM

    How do you add foods that are not on the drop down list, for example 1% milk is not on the list. I don't like or drink any of the milk options on the list. Is there any way to put foods from our favorites list on the pull down list so we can add those? I thought the point was to have a customizable plan for our likes, these lists are very limited.

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WJGRIFFIN 3/13/2011 10:29AM

  Great information. Now if I can onlynfollow it.

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NASFKAB 1/29/2011 10:57PM

  But still cant track my own meals how to do it? AM ALMOST COMPUTER ILLELITERATE

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GINOPRITCH 1/27/2011 6:26AM

  If I eat something not in the lists how do I add it?

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HICKOK-HALEY 1/17/2011 3:01AM

    Great idea!

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HAPPYMOM8 1/16/2011 8:41PM

    Thanks will give it a try too!

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MFABER3 12/26/2010 2:30PM

    This is good to know. Thanks!

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BEEBEE75 12/15/2010 9:24AM

    Thanks for the mix and match meal plan. So many ways to make weight lose easier.

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MCINTYJ 12/9/2010 6:37AM

    This is a great new feature! Thanks for adding it!

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PRINCESSBAEZA 11/30/2010 3:06PM

    I like the question Stacey has and I was wondering if we deviate from the meal plan can we just add in what we changed even I not listed? For instance, if I were to go out and eat how would I include that to my meal plan?

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TEXASMOM68 11/30/2010 1:00PM

    What do we do if a food item that we buy is not on the list? For example, her in Texas we have HEB grocery stores. I have never seen "Kirkland" anything.
The whole wheat bread I use has only 50 calories per slice, while the Kirkland you show has 80.

Can we somehow edit the lists?

Stacey

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APRILDEMO 11/28/2010 10:40PM

    Sounds great, can't wait to try. Need some new recipes.

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BEACHPLUMFARM 11/27/2010 9:38AM

    Glad I read this--it should help and looks easy to use.

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JOAN68 11/26/2010 10:47PM

    Great..Thanks for the help. J

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LOYAL_LADY 11/25/2010 11:58AM

    I love it...thanks. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 11/24/2010 7:45PM

    Wow! Thank you so much for this idea. Exactly what I need. emoticon

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MASE72 11/24/2010 4:35PM

    it sounds great! emoticon

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PITTERPATT444 11/24/2010 3:24PM

    Wow! I love it, it just keeps getting easier to lose weight. Thanks.

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REFRESH5 11/23/2010 10:25PM

  I just joined November 5, 2010, a few weeks ago, and the mix and match meal planner is wonderful!

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SEWFITSINGER 11/23/2010 11:38AM

    It's nice to have increased options. emoticon

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 11/21/2010 3:05PM

    This is going to help me during my program. Thanks!

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DS9KIE 11/17/2010 12:14AM

    sounds great,



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SUPERSYLPH 11/11/2010 10:05PM

    I'm sure this will help many people out!

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JEWITCH 11/11/2010 8:13PM

    Sounds like a great idea.

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MOM1014 11/9/2010 7:44AM

    Going to try it for sure. More options than just a meal planned for you.

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KASH7890 11/8/2010 4:22PM

  Pretty Cool

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SMRTSISTA 11/7/2010 11:57PM

    I THINK THIS WOULD BE A GREAT TIME SAVING TOOL AND I COULD IMPLEMENT FOODS THAT I LIKE WITH SOME OF THE FOODS FROM THE PLANNER. THANKS FOR THIS ADDED FEATURE. emoticon

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ISEEFOOD2 11/7/2010 11:39PM

  I am new to SparkPeople and just getting started on what's available. Thank you for sharing this tool as it sounds like it will be helpful as get going! emoticon

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SACOST 11/7/2010 7:38PM

    What a great idea! This should make meal planning easier. I always like to see my stats before I make my food choices. emoticon emoticon

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BECKYR16 11/7/2010 7:35PM

    Looks very helpful. Thanks!

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MYRNACARRIER 11/7/2010 6:42PM

    Can you plan menus for the whole week at once?
How do you do that?
Can you also use the foods that you have manually entered? Can one also use the recipes from SparkPeople in this planner?
This could be an incredible help with using the foods one has on hand. emoticon

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WILDHAIR3 11/7/2010 6:23PM

    thank s for sharing the option with us.

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JUDITH316 11/7/2010 6:06PM

    Great idea, thanks for sharing...

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LYNHALTINER 11/7/2010 3:57PM

    sounds great it is always good to have more options available

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/7/2010 2:45PM

    Another great improvement for us. Thanks, SparkPeople.

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MAMATRUITT 11/7/2010 2:01PM

    I love this because i can create meals out of what i have at home. Helpful with the grocery bill!

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STALEYK 11/7/2010 12:46PM

    Sounds like a useful tool! Thanks!

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OLEYGIRL2 11/7/2010 11:45AM

  awesome!!!! emoticon

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GIPSONCLAN 11/7/2010 10:39AM

  I think we could all use something quick and easy like this. Also something just to switch things up always helps!

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COCOAMARIA 11/7/2010 10:13AM

    Thanks for this tool!

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USHAAA 11/7/2010 10:09AM

    Sounds very helpful. I will try it out.

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ALICERIEGER 11/7/2010 9:49AM

    Another great idea from you guys! Sounds really helpful.

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CORINNA81 11/7/2010 7:23AM

    Now I know what to do when I don't know what I'm in the mood for!

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Connectivity to Withings WiFi Scale Now Available

Monday, September 27, 2010



Hi everyone

A company named Withings sells a scale that sends your results online after you weigh-in over the wireless internet network in your house. SparkPeople worked with Withings to make it so you can synchronize your Withings weigh-ins to your SparkPeople account. We know that a number of members have purchased this scale so we encourage you to connect your Withings and SparkPeople accounts now.

For those who do not have a scale, the price is $159. We realize this is expensive, and SparkPeople receives no financial benefit when you purchase the scale. But if you are interested, we have found the scales to work very well and found them to be easy to setup and connect to your SparkPeople account.

To learn more, or connect your SparkPeople account to Withings, you can visit sparkpeople.com/myspark/wifiscalesubscribe.asp


Dave H.
SparkPeople.com

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BARBARA_BOO 6/18/2011 11:38PM

    Sold! I have ordered a Withings. It'll be here by Tues. I have set up my Withings account and am ready to rock and roll. As soon as I sync the account with the actual scale, I will set up the SparkPeople connection.
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Some of my Sparkie friends are resisting, for whatever personal reason. To each, his own.

I think this is another of the outstanding tools that SparkPeople continues to make available to us.

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BARBARA_BOO 6/17/2011 11:19PM

    This sounds like a great thing. I might summon up the courage to buy one and try it.
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PXLMUSIC 1/3/2011 4:28PM

  Digital scales don't seem to be that accurate, I've found.

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SHEILASCHULZ1 12/13/2010 4:14PM

    All I can say is WWWWOW!!

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FITFABME 11/27/2010 8:01PM

    Hi - on a similar note is there anyway to interface my Omrom IT pedometer to this site? That would be sooooo great!

Any plans to add if not in works already?

Thanks for everything!

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SACOST 11/7/2010 7:29PM

    What a great idea!!! This should make my weight tracking a little easier. I always like to see where my stats are on any given day.

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SCHNEBL 11/7/2010 10:01AM

    If I am really going to commit to the weight lose thing......then this will keep me honest! OK......going to ask for it for christmas.....ok...I'll buy it myself.....

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DORENC 11/7/2010 12:44AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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FOST40 10/31/2010 8:09PM

  I'm going to contact Withings because the scale is weighing me 5 lbs heavier than my normal scale. I'm not sure why? The reason I know that my normal scale is correct is because it is the same as the WW scale when I weigh in.

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GAILSFITNESS 10/27/2010 7:52AM

  My weight is on the lower side only I still like my privacy!!!!

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-LUCKY- 10/25/2010 1:44AM

    Does it also measure body fat percentage?

And is it available in the States only?

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PINKGRANNY 10/8/2010 12:15AM

    I just tried this and would ask you this: How can you access your favorite foods with the mix and match option?

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PINKGRANNY 10/8/2010 12:09AM

    Thanks for the update!

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ECHOBLUE1 10/7/2010 12:50PM

    Thanks for the info --

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NYARAMULA 10/5/2010 2:54AM

    Thanks for the info.

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SCARLETGREY 10/4/2010 4:09PM

    Very Cool!

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DLBCONDUCTOR 10/3/2010 10:14PM

    Thanks for the info. New technology is always fun to explore. I like to wait for the second generation when the price generally is lower.

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JDFAN448HS 10/3/2010 4:06PM

   
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We have the real deal doctor scale at work.

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K10BETH 10/3/2010 10:05AM

    A bit pricey for a scale, but if you're a techie and it works for you ---go 4 it!

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MARJUANA 10/1/2010 12:44PM

    Good to know. Maybe in the future when im more financially stable I will take into consideration.

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CURRANTH 10/1/2010 12:25PM

    I still like the old fashioned gym with the old fashioned scale. Just got to utilize both more!

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TEESLIM 9/30/2010 12:56PM

  Yeah got a wifit too and loads of other gadgets....couldn't justify spending $159 on a new scale.....I second the 'can't you hook up with Wii?' question....

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MCLAND 9/30/2010 10:53AM

    I like this idea, but I don't want to pay for the expensive scale. I got a Wii Fit for Christmas. It would be nice if I could transfer my results for that to SparkPeople.

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MAIZY243 9/30/2010 10:45AM

    I think I will stick to my current scale. No reason to spend money on something I don't really need when what I have works fine.

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BEMORESTUBBORN 9/29/2010 8:15PM

    I'll pass on expensive scales... My good ol' electronic Thinner works just fine! I use it every morning and it's accurate. Besides, it's been with me through "thick and thin" - I'm keeping my old friend...

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TESS96 9/29/2010 6:16PM

    That would be awesome if you are able to bring in the FitBit data! Not like it's that difficult to hand jam in my total steps for day from the fitbit site, I just never seem to get it done...

Oh, and I simply couldn't resist purchasing the scale! I ordered it yesterday using the two day free shipping from Amazon and it's already been delivered and is waiting for me at home. Can't wait to check it out!

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HILTONKILL 9/29/2010 1:23PM

    Cool

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DJHEILMANN 9/29/2010 11:06AM

    We'd love to hook SparkPeople into Wii Fit data but currently they don't make this data available.

We are however looking at bringing in FitBit data to SparkPeople, we'll let you know if this happens!

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HIPPIE44 9/29/2010 9:51AM

    Gotta love technology! :)

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TRABOLD8567 9/29/2010 7:45AM

  Thanks

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GINIEMIE 9/29/2010 5:05AM

    I think I'll put on my Christmas list. Perhaps my children can see there way into getting it for me. Thanks for the info, and thanks to Tess96 for finding it cheaper.

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BLUEROSE7031 9/29/2010 12:43AM

    It'll be on my wish list along with sketchers shape-ups and the newest zio cell.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/28/2010 11:10PM

    Thanks for yout honest assessment of the scale !
Happy Sparking !
Thanks again for starting SparkPeople !

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WINSTONSUZ 9/28/2010 10:21PM

    The scale I purchased in January isn't working that great, right now it's the best "3 out of 5" readings. I tried to get a new scale on ebay but never could get it to work, so I've bought 2 scales since January... maybe better just to buy one incredible scale than all these other ones.

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AMICHT 9/28/2010 9:26PM

    I got the scale with a gift certificate & REALLY like it. My only complaint is that when Withings sends my numbers from their website to SparkPeople, I lose approx 1/2 pound during transmission between the 2 sites. I don't mind losing weight when I actually lose it, but this a pretty expensive gadget to have it not be 100% accurate. Hope they fix this.

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FLUFFYBEME 9/28/2010 8:56PM

    F-U-N to win points

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GOANNA2 9/28/2010 5:39PM

    Sounds like a great idea

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LEFTYONE 9/28/2010 4:56PM

  I love gadgets. I am placing this on my wish list.

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ROCKYCPA 9/28/2010 4:55PM

    thanks for the info probably won't buy it but that is nice to know.

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TESS96 9/28/2010 3:37PM

    I have a weakness for gadgets and gizmos, but rarely do I give into them... The last time I succumbed was when I purchased the fitbit in July and have not been the least bit disappointed with that purchase. It's been great, as it allows me to compete with myself on my daily activity level. Now there's a scale that does the same, but for weight? And it links into SparkPeople? Hmm...this might be my next gadget purchase, especially since Amazon currently has it on sale for $144.98 with free two day shipping for health items. Decisions, decisions...

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NIKIMO11 9/28/2010 3:24PM

  THANKS FOR INFO.

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MIK113 9/28/2010 2:50PM

    I agree that it is a cool idea but very pricey for a scale!

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MISSCUS 9/28/2010 2:37PM

    sounds cool but a bit pricey for a scale

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