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Your Mission: Spread the Spark and Help Make Tiffany a Star

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hello SparkPeople! SparkGuy here, and I'm excited to share with you an incredibly inspirational Success Story of one of our very own members. Here at SparkPeople, we consider each and every one of you to be a part of the family, and boy are we proud of this family member. After sharing more about her story, I'll show simple ways that the SparkPeople family can come together to make a big difference and be part of this amazing story!



Tiffany Monique is a recording artist and a back-up singer for Beyoncé. She also lost almost 80 pounds using SparkPeople--and she's not done yet.

Awhile back, she reached out to me and shared one of the most heartfelt reviews of my book, "The Spark," that I've ever read:

It's amazing because so many of the stories in "The Spark" made me feel as if someone were peeking into my window. I grew up as a skinny teenager and began gaining weight in college... I guess you can say I gained the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Post Graduate "15." LOL!

This was also the time I began to take my music career seriously but always ran into roadblocks because of my weight. I was even told by a well-known music executive that I had the chops, but my "looks didn't compete with the divas" on his roster. I was CRUSHED. As my song Nemesis outlines, I learned to transform that negative energy into fuel for my success. That mentality showed immediate effects with my esteem, but it didn't do as much for my success in entering the major music entertainment industry.

I am honored that Beyoncé looked beyond my size to see my gift. The opportunity to sing background for and tour with Beyoncé gave me the education and training required, in my opinion, for any artist to truly be successful.

But it was not without consequence. I, and the other full figured background singers, read countless reviews that praised our vocals but criticized our weight. We were called "fat tubbies, big mommas, bodyguard singers" and more. It was a constant reminder of how cruel people can be, but also how unhappy I was with my weight and that I needed to get obesity out of the way to make my dream a reality.



This is where "The Spark" comes in. I joined the site and purchased the book all while on tour. And within the first couple of pages, I felt as if I needed to check the ceilings and windows for surveillance cameras. I was the one who saw the amount of weight loss needed as so extraordinary (100 lbs) that it seemed impossible. I was the one who set goals so grand and large but didn't account for the small steps that needed to be made first. And MOST importantly, I am the mother who, though thrilled with the opportunity of being on tour with Beyoncé, felt guilty that I was leaving my son behind in order to make a living. Yes, this is the life I desire, but not solely from the "background." I desire a successful music career on MY terms that affords me the opportunity to have my son with me instead of having to solely watch me on television or through a Skype camera for months on end.



Your book was definitely instrumental in helping me honestly assess what my goals and motivations were."


Wow!

Well, a story like Tiffany's (read the dailySpark blog post to learn more!) needs to be shared with the world. CBS News interviewed her and aired her story on affiliate stations nationwide this week. Big thanks to Tiffany for mentioning SparkPeople in the interview with CBS News!

Watch now:





We want to thank Tiffany for all her support and help her share her amazing talents with the world--and you can help!

Watch her music video (a really powerful and motivating song called "Nemesis"):


I strongly believe that if SparkPeople members come together to help a member of the family, we could help make Tiffany into a major star since she obviously has the talent to make it big. In the tough music industry, sometimes it just takes that little extra push for a breakthrough. Here are 3 things we can all do to help her:

1. Spread the Spark – tell everyone you know about this great story by sharing the link to the dailySpark post.
2. Watch her music video above. By watching her video posted here on SparkPeople, the overall view count of her music video on YouTube will also increase. This is something simple that will help her get more overall attention.
3. If you like her music, consider buying her EP on iTunes. I have bought it and really like her songs. The current price is only $4.98.

Let's all Spread the Spark and help Tiffany achieve her dream of sharing her music with the world! After all, SparkPeople is about more than just losing weight. It's about making your life an adventure and using the success you achieve in weight loss to propel you to do great things in other aspects of your life, too.

WooHoo!
Chris "SparkGuy" Downie
  
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MUTANTQUEEN 6/25/2012 9:44PM

    Very inspiring!!

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GRNBTL 3/21/2011 7:05AM

  Cool!

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GOANNA2 3/13/2011 1:13AM

    She is Aswesome.
I hope she does well in her career.

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2BEEFIT 2/21/2011 8:27AM

    I remember you from somewhere else, Were you on TV doing some other kind of show? At any rate You look and sound GREAT!

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MCKATIE2 2/19/2011 12:19PM

    Love her voice and the message!

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GLITTERGIRL69 2/19/2011 1:07AM

    This was a great video, very cute, and I love the words, and enjoyed listening to the song as well! I think it is great that she has brought this great web site into focus in the media. I support this web site any way I can and I am delighted when I see the SparkPeople web site in the media!

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DESERTFLOWERG 2/17/2011 6:23PM

    Follow your dreams!

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CARDILLIA 2/17/2011 12:51PM

  Congradulations on your success I am going to check out the book

THanks

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SEXYSLIM78 2/17/2011 11:15AM

    Go Tiff!!!!! Dats right girl, live ya life while hatas stand by!!!!! Love it!! Congrats girl. Next time you talk to my idol(Bey) tell her i said watz up, lol and keep doing her thang. Gotta love beyonce. Much success to you girl!!!!!!!!!!!

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JUDY_D 2/17/2011 8:35AM

    Go Tiff!

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CONGOGIRL123 2/17/2011 8:32AM

    WOW THAT GREAT,YOU WORK WITH PORFOROMER BOYCE,SHE ONE OF KIND,AND YOU LOOK GREAT,KEEP UP GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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MAMAJULIA 2/17/2011 8:21AM

    Tiffany awesome

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MARTHA_JEAN 2/17/2011 7:09AM

    Spark Guy - Thank you for introducing us to Tiffany Monique! Love the song and WAY TO GO TIFFANY MONIQUE! You're proud of you and keep rising!

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PEGGIE57 2/17/2011 12:50AM

  Congratulations on your success. Keep up the good work!

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TRANSFORMWE 2/17/2011 12:48AM

    Wow!! Not my usual taste either, but very well done. You go, girl!!

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FIT2SWING 2/16/2011 9:01PM

    Posted The song to Facebook and Twitter. She's got some fantastic cords on her!

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DWILCZKO 2/16/2011 12:39AM

  cool

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OXFORD2011 2/15/2011 9:42PM

  Wow! Congratulations young lady. I am so proud of you in the success of your career, but especially your dedication to your health!!!! Wishing you the best in your pursuits.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 2/15/2011 9:08PM

    Thanks for sharing, good luck to the SparkMember.

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I.M.MAGIC 2/15/2011 5:25PM

    Lovin' it! Keep on keepin' on, girl!
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WALKERS_MOM 2/15/2011 3:19PM

    Congrats!

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CALI_IN_JERSEY 2/15/2011 12:28PM

    Best of luck to Tiffany! I like the positive message - so much better than most of the songs out there.

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JEWELSGEM 2/15/2011 11:35AM

    Love that possitive message!!! Congrats Tiffany!!!! emoticon

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DEADLYMOISTURE 2/15/2011 11:02AM

    Not really my normal kind of music, but I thought it was an awesome track actually :)

Told my girlfriend about it and I think she'll love it :D



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MSEGURA 2/15/2011 10:35AM

    cool,I posted it ot my fb

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GRANERZ5 2/15/2011 10:21AM

    Love the video and song. Great talent. What a great story!! emoticon emoticon

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GRANERZ5 2/15/2011 10:19AM

    What a great story! Love the video--great talent both in singing and in writing. emoticon emoticon

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MSTOYAC 2/14/2011 10:57PM

  Great Story!!!! I love the song!!

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ANDREA0301 2/14/2011 11:17AM

    Great stuff!

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PORTIAELLE 2/13/2011 11:49PM

    Yay!! I will be downloading this song as one of my power song!

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MAMA_CD 2/13/2011 7:34PM

    You're an encouragement to many for sure.

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 2/13/2011 7:31PM

    Wonderful post

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BLUEGRASSANGEL 2/13/2011 5:52PM

  Thanks for letting the spark shine!

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GOING-STRONG 2/13/2011 4:33PM

    Great Video and what a beautiful role model... Spark on Tiffany!

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MARI2006 2/13/2011 3:13PM

    Wow... that's a star! You Go Girl!

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JHS1982 2/13/2011 2:06PM

    Great song!

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WEMINICH 2/13/2011 1:51PM

  That is really amazing!

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LIZZIECA55 2/13/2011 1:21PM

    WOW!

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AGINGDAISIES 2/13/2011 12:53PM

    Awesome!!

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PICTURELADY3 2/13/2011 11:58AM

    Thanks for putting into words what most of us feel here on SP.
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ALYSSAMICHELLE5 2/13/2011 10:25AM

    This is awesome! I helped Spread the Spark-go Tiffany! You are amazing!

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BLAZERS7 2/13/2011 9:32AM

    Wonderful!!

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NEW Fitness Features: 5K Training Plans, Virtual Races and More

Thursday, February 10, 2011



At SparkPeople, we're continuously improving the site by adding new features to help our members reach their goals. Today, we're happy to launch several new running tools and features: a brand new Running Center, our 5K Your Way training plans, and Virtual Races!

Many of our most successful members have taken up running as a way to lose weight, get fit, and stay motivated. Running is a great way to challenge your body, burn more calories, and reach new health and fitness goals!

Not a runner yet? Don't worry: You can start out with our comprehensive Walking Guide, and still benefit from the new resources below (read on).

SparkPeople's Running Center
With dozens of brand new running articles, training tips, supportive SparkTeams, and easy access to all of our new running features, this is your one-stop-shop for starting or continuing a running program! You can always get to it easily from the Fitness Resource Center (under the Healthy Lifestyle tab) or at www.SparkPeople.com/running.

5K Your Way Training Plans
We created four different training programs to help walk or run a 5K based on where you are right now! Our "5K Your Way" plans provide weekly training emails, interactive calendars to track your workouts, printable training plans, and support from other members who are following the same plan. Choose from three 5-week training programs (walking, walk/jog intervals, running) or our beginner "Rookie Running" program (8 weeks)!

Virtual Races
Our Virtual Race feature allows you to compete against yourself—and other members—any week of the year. Simply map out your own route, complete your race, and then share your results here. This is a great way to set a new goal and stay accountable!

Join the Spark Into Spring Virtual 5K!
To kick off these new features and keep you motivated to work out this winter, we're hosting a special Virtual 5K this spring. If you join any of the 5K Your Way training plans now, you'll have time to train and complete our Spark Into Spring Virtual 5K (the week of April 10-16)! Everyone who participates will receive a printable certificate, and will be entered to win fun prizes like SparkPeople T-shirts or a $100 gift certificate to Zappos.com (use it for a new pair of running shoes!).

Sharing these features on Facebook (quick links on the pages above make that easy) is a great way to Spread the Spark to your friends and family—and get them to join in the fun with you!

We hope you will take advantage of these new tools and resources to discover the runner in you!

  
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CKTALL 2/15/2014 10:20AM

    this is awesome

I did the virtual 5k the week of Feb 2 - 8 then I got the 5k training program which keeps me working out and working towards another virtual 5k

I did the first one without training just to see if I would do better after the training

in week 2 of training and loving it - keeps me doing something even when I don't feel like it

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GRAMCRACKER46 7/1/2012 7:16AM

    Just what I was looking for! thanks, I can do this.

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SAMMIE1918 9/7/2011 8:39PM

    Starting today!

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LAPOPELK 9/1/2011 12:24PM

    my sister and I just singed up for the Pumpkin Stampede (a 5k) this will be our first. i am glad i have a real person to do this with, and have help from sparkers along the way!

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PMT1951 8/20/2011 6:24AM

    I really like this...it challenges me every week to improve my time

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IILAAD65 5/20/2011 10:01AM

    I just signed up for one... woohoo!

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TURKEYCALLER 4/21/2011 2:31PM

    Cool

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NINEWESTGIRL 4/16/2011 10:20PM

    Very cool!!

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GLEORIA 4/16/2011 9:43PM

    I am going to try a virtual run.

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SBATES63 4/6/2011 2:06PM

    I love this. It's such a blast! Posting my races is great fun and an incentive to run just a little faster next time!

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FREELADY 3/29/2011 8:02PM

    This opportunity fires up my exercise!

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    awesome emoticon

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FITNESSGIRL1020 3/13/2011 3:06PM

    Loving the new 5k programs. Just joined one of the teams!! Keep up the great work SP!!!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 3/13/2011 2:49PM

    I'M DOING THE 5K VIRTUAL WALKING RACE AND LOVE IT.
I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY CERTIFICATE.

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PRICANSTINA84 3/13/2011 1:29PM

    loving the virtual races idea! i signed up for it :-)

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JMCKELLARS 3/13/2011 10:12AM

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Like the 5k/10k training programs and the virtual races!
Great Ideal and Thanks!

J. Patrick
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TESSA321 3/10/2011 3:23PM

    Awesome

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    way to go emoticon emoticon emoticon

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65DAVIS 3/4/2011 12:09PM

    Excellent, thanks!

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GURUGRANNY 2/26/2011 5:01PM

    I'm excited to be able to partake in this wonderful idea! Also, I would like to know if people ever walk 10K's ? emoticon

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TOTALFOCUS 2/21/2011 12:33AM

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SHEENADEE 2/19/2011 11:59AM

    Very cool! Thanks for these changes...they look exciting and helpful.

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NANCY-GIRL 2/19/2011 10:15AM

    I'm walking a real 10K just 2 days after the Spark Virtual 5K ends. Rats. Maybe I can squeeze in a 5K the week before.
Hey... How come the 5K categories are walk, run, & run/walk, but there's just a 10K category? Do people not walk 10K's? I do...

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HILLRUNNER 2/19/2011 1:58AM

    This is a great resource... Spark is improving all the time! Thanks so much for all the great work!

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FULLOFFAITH 2/17/2011 5:30PM

    I joined 5K Training the walk/jog on Monday night.

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Lisa

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SM-ARTGIRL 2/17/2011 7:53AM

    Running center - awesome!

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STEPHLOKI 2/17/2011 3:40AM

    Sounds like fun.

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WONDERS06 2/17/2011 12:47AM

    Thanks!

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2WHEELER 2/16/2011 8:51PM

    Cool Beans!! Love the virtual 5K races. That will be so much fun and a great motivator to get out there and work on speed. You're the best!!

On your mark, get set, go!!!

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OSEGUEDA 2/16/2011 7:05PM

    I'm exited about the walk/run but I think I should went for the run instead of the walk/run because it seem more of a challenge next.good luck everyone lets have some fun!WooHoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIENEGOLD 2/16/2011 6:26PM

    Why do the races only go up to 10k? That's kind of stupid.

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CHERA08 2/16/2011 6:16PM

    great news this will help me accountable

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SILLYHP1953 2/16/2011 4:09PM

    Cool...I am going to use these new tools. Thank you!

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BEACHGIRL76 2/16/2011 3:57PM

    I love it! I signed up! I REALLY love the map so I can plan out my run in the neighborhoods! So cool!

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PINKCOCONUT 2/16/2011 3:10PM

    Oh my gosh! I'm so excited to give these a try! Thanks guys, you continuously amaze me with everything you do here on Spark!

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DRPOOH63 2/15/2011 10:56PM

    I love the virtual 5K so fun. Thanks for the upgrades! Spark on!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 2/15/2011 12:15PM

    woohoo

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RANCHGAL9 2/14/2011 9:06PM

    I am NOT a runner BUT this has encouraged me to try it out so I have signed onto the 5k walk/run training plan. looking forward to the Virtual 5 k emoticon

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PREACHER76 2/14/2011 5:18PM

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NEVERORNOW 2/14/2011 3:33PM

    I did my first virtual walking 5K on my treadmill today! I'm so thankful for this new feature!!! emoticon

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AGGIEADMIN 2/14/2011 2:57PM

    This is great! I'm doing two 5Ks to get ready for my 10K on March 27th. emoticon

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55TUCKER 2/14/2011 2:05PM

    This is the best! Thank you, thank you, thank you! emoticon

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SparkPeople Member in FIRST for Women!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

SparkPeople member Lisa Powell (SKINNYPOWELL1) went from skipping events at her daughter's school due to exhaustion and embarrassment to feeling "like the Energizer Bunny" after losing 94 pounds with the help of SparkPeople. Learn what habits she changed in the current issue of FIRST for Women magazine, which will be on newsstands until February 21st!
WooHoo!
--Bruce, SparkPeople Communications Director

  
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WAY TO GO LISA, HOPE TO FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS, AND TURN INTO AN ENERGIZER BUNNY TOO. emoticon

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BRENDA92853 2/11/2011 12:56PM

  Thank you for caring

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    Great to hear! emoticon

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GOING-STRONG 2/8/2011 11:31AM

    Congrats to you and the SP crew. I just picked up the All You magazine at Walmart and it is a keeper! Thanks for the great work you do and Spark on!

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CHATTIEGIRL 2/7/2011 9:25PM

    Hi Chris;

Just want to say the changes you have made on Spark are really great and make a lot of things easier. Keep up the good work. I love this site and am so glad that I sign up on it. I have 300 friends and 48 or more teams I am on. Everyday I come on and do the whole Spark point page because I have time. I hate to see some of the teams without leaders and no activity. I took over one and can't get it going good but I will not give up. I have learnt so much about what I eat and how my body responds,it is amazing. Love my friends that I have found and everything about Spark people and I pass it on to other people. I love reading about people who have taken control of their life and have become healthy because of what they have learnt from you. God bless you and thank you for being their for us.

Joyce

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CAKAROO 2/6/2011 5:10PM

    great job

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SONYALATRECE 2/6/2011 12:10PM

    Awesome! SparkPeople rocks!!!

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    I was so proud when I saw her in the magazine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon Will be checking it out, thanks for sharing!
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CAROLJ35 2/6/2011 8:08AM

    She is to be commended!

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IRISHLASS117 2/6/2011 8:05AM

    Bravo!

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HAWKSPIRIT 2/5/2011 8:59AM

  That is great! Congratulations Lisa for your accomplishments and for sharing your success with others.
I will check it out.
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TJCADDO 2/4/2011 8:31PM

    So many successful Sparkers in so many magazines. emoticon emoticon

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KJMPEACHES 2/4/2011 7:52PM

    emoticon emoticon Will be looking for it!!!

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JENN9088 2/4/2011 5:21PM

    can't wait to get it!!

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DFROMTX 2/4/2011 5:04PM

    Will look for the magazine. Cudos to Lisa and SP.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/4/2011 4:15PM

    What great news for and us! Victoria

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    emoticonLisa.

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BELLACUDDLES 2/4/2011 2:41PM

    Another wonderful compliment on Spark and hard work!!

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ROCKYCPA 2/4/2011 2:06PM

    Good job - going to look for the mag.

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SUEHEALTH1 2/4/2011 12:20PM

    Wow!!! Good for you,Sparkie!!!!!

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KRISTEN_SAYS 2/4/2011 11:19AM

    Congrats Lisa!

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SSSCOLLINS 2/4/2011 8:58AM

  Congrats, Skinny! Will look for the magazine today.

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ALASKAPSYCH 2/4/2011 8:47AM

    Woo hoo!

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VBA2009 2/4/2011 8:37AM

    Can't wait to see it!

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NEEDTOBE145 2/4/2011 7:14AM

    Fantastic! Can't wait to see it!

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AAEEFDCA 2/4/2011 6:39AM

    Wonderful

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ALICESOUZA 2/4/2011 3:20AM

    So good. Now that is spreading the spark.

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DWILCZKO 2/4/2011 2:04AM

  cool!

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JOANOFSPARK 2/4/2011 12:51AM

    that is awesome......good for her....:)

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PRAIRIECROCUS 2/4/2011 12:48AM

    Congratulations, Lisa !
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BEMORESTUBBORN 2/4/2011 12:08AM

    It's always wonderful to see SparkPeople members featured in the press. Congratulations to Lisa!

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Member in SHAPE Magazine

Tuesday, January 25, 2011





Flip through a copy of February's SHAPE magazine (on newsstands now), and you might spot a familiar face: SparkPeople member Michelle Arellano, aka SMALLTOWNMOMMY.

Now 40, this kickboxing fanatic lost 82 pounds--and has kept it off for 1 1/2 years! She has gained confidence as she shed pounds, and she credits SparkPeople and her friends on the site for her success.

To read more of Michelle's story, pick up a copy of SHAPE today--and be sure to stop by Michelle's SparkPage to congratulate her.

Chris "SparkGuy" Downie is also featured in this month's SHAPE!
www.shape.com/weight-loss/diet-strategies/lifestyle-changes/healthy-habits/4-ways-to-use-your-brain-to-lose-weight

WooHoo!

  
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MCWEML59 6/19/2011 12:53PM

  Great job! Congratulations! An inspiration!

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  You go girl!

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    Excellent!

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STACYR31 2/7/2011 5:16PM

    Good for her!

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    Keep up the good work.

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PONYTROT 2/4/2011 11:06PM

    Congratulations. Super job.

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PONYTROT 2/4/2011 11:06PM

    Congratulations. Super job.

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PONYTROT 2/4/2011 11:06PM

    Congratulations. Super job.

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MISSTAKEN86 2/4/2011 6:53PM

    Reading her story in Shape is what convinced me to join SparkPeople. Thank you Michelle and thank you SP!

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    great job

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EIRASXERO11 2/1/2011 10:42PM

    The success stories are my favorite parts of Shape Mag. I was glad to see that Michelle used Sparkpeople to help her achieve her goals. How inspiring! emoticon

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KRISTI2661 2/1/2011 7:39PM

    I just bought this issue and noticed the success story from a Sparker - it made me proud to be one too!

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MAGSA10 2/1/2011 5:30PM

    emoticon Spark People Family members just keep right on going, going and going. emoticon

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MARIANTONIA2 2/1/2011 4:18PM

    Congratulations!

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    How wonderful!

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    What a huge accomplishment, Congratulations!

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    Congrats to you and what a huge accomplishment! Looking forward to reading your motivational story in Shape! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RSWIFE 1/31/2011 9:34AM

    I'll be sure to get a copy! Way to Spread the Spark!

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NASFKAB 1/29/2011 10:51PM

  AWESOME CONGRATULATIONS SO GLAD FOR YOU

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KERANTHOMPSON 1/29/2011 8:56PM

    Great job Michelle you rock

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    Way to go!!! WOO HOO!!! :)

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    neat

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CAROLINEAT50 1/29/2011 8:58AM

    There are so many amazing stories on this website. Can't wait to read this article. We are surrounded by inspiration here. Good stuff!

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    Congrats!! I am so happy for you.

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    I'll try to find a copy soon.

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NELLBELLA26 1/28/2011 10:15PM

    Good for her! I'll definitely be reading this article this weekend. I subscribe to Shape on my nook. Great magazine!

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    COOL

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    Thanks!

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    Will pick it up next time I am out.

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LINDY2202 1/28/2011 1:05PM

    I read this article. I am a fitness magazine finatic and was wondering when they would finally put something pertaining to SparkPeople in their pages. I was so excited to see Spark get some recognition!

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NINJA_SMOO 1/28/2011 12:48PM

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Listen to Coach Nicole LIVE on Internet Radio Today!

Monday, January 24, 2011

We're happy to announce that SparkPeople's Coach Nicole will be leading a free, hour long weight-loss seminar on Hay House Radio this Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 3-4 p.m. EST. Please tune in if you can. Participants will also have the opportunity to call in and ask questions toward the end of the show.

About the Show
The Top 10 Weight Loss Mistakes: How to Get Off to a Strong Start
If weight loss were easy, we'd all be slim and trim. Unfortunately, no matter how badly you want to lose the weight—or how committed you may be—most of us inadvertently sabotage our own efforts along the way, leaving us with the same resolution to "lose weight" year after year. In this session with health and fitness guru "Coach Nicole" of SparkPeople.com (America's most popular diet and fitness website), you'll discover the common mistakes—both big and small— that are hurting your diet, sapping your motivation, and preventing you from reaching your goals. Learn how to avoid these common hurdles—and get seven groundbreaking secrets to losing more weight in the first two weeks and staying motivated for the long haul!

How to Listen

  1. Click here to visit the webpage for this event.
  2. Click the "BUY NOW" button near the top. (Note that this class is free and you will not be asked for a credit card.)
  3. Click the "ADD TO CART" button on the next screen.
  4. Scroll down and click "CHECK OUT"
  5. Follow the prompts to create your free Hay House account in order to log in and hear the free seminar. Follow the steps and then confirm your enrollment in the free class.
  6. You will receive an email called "Access to Your Hay House Live Online Event". Simply follow the steps provided to log in to your new account and listen at 3 p.m. EST on Jan. 25. If you miss it, you can always access the archive after the show is over!


We hope you'll be able to tune in to the show, and maybe even call in to ask Coach Nicole a question. Please wish her luck on her first online radio seminar below!

The SparkPeople Team
  
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TIME4ME-CHERYL 10/15/2011 6:41PM

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TWEETIEBIRDIE 2/4/2011 10:23AM

    Could you post the text of the interview so we can read it? I live in Italy! Thanks!

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    Did not catch it!

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SUNNYNICCI 1/30/2011 12:02PM

    Sold Out?! How can an audio program, infinite in cyberspace, be SOLD OUT?? Please, SparkPeople, find a way to share this with us! emoticon

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GIVEUP30 1/30/2011 1:22AM

    I saw Coach Nicole, on TV she is really cute. She was very good spoke clear and really was getting the point out about The Spark. She did a great job.

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DUDESTER59 1/26/2011 10:43AM

    I missed it too. Bummer

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DUDESTER59 1/26/2011 10:43AM

    I missed it too. Bummer

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TINABFIT 1/26/2011 9:36AM

    I ordered it beforehand but wasn't able to access it.

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LACRIMAPHOENIX 1/26/2011 8:12AM

    Is there any chance to get hands on a recorded version of this? Could you upload something in the video section?

I'm from Germany and somehow wasn't able to listen to it...

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DWILCZKO 1/26/2011 12:53AM

  cool!

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1DRWOMAN 1/26/2011 12:29AM

    Bummer we don't get it in New Zealand! :( But awesome opportunity for SP!

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BLOOMING52 1/25/2011 11:52PM

    Missed it.

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RUNANDRUN 1/25/2011 11:37PM

  I missed it. Boo!

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LUBAML 1/25/2011 10:47PM

    I missed it.

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TECAVINESS 1/25/2011 10:09PM

    I missed it. Sounded like it would have been great.

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CAROLJ35 1/25/2011 9:56PM

    So glad we can access it online!

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PATRICIAAK 1/25/2011 8:58PM

    super!

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PLATEAU11 1/25/2011 7:58PM

  Great

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KIMBERLIEV 1/25/2011 7:20PM

    This was a great little program... one of the best things I loved it about was:

Those who planned on 30 minutes of exercise 3 times per week were more successful at their weight loss than those who planned for much more.

It goes to show that the tortoise always wins the race because those who try to be the hare get burned out.

Small Steps, Small Changes = Big SUCCESS!

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SLUDERCATS 1/25/2011 5:51PM

    I'm afraid that i missed it. I know it was good.

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KEN1965 1/25/2011 5:37PM

    Missed it by 3 hrs.. emoticon

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KRISTEN_SAYS 1/25/2011 4:50PM

    ah i missed it!

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GOCELTICSGO 1/25/2011 4:45PM

    Love Coach Nicole!

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LESLIE56 1/25/2011 4:34PM

    sounds like this will be a great radio show, with a lot of good information.

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GRAVITONRING1 1/25/2011 4:19PM

  i did my entire 70 minute cardio on my gazelle edge while listening to Coach Nicole !! i had to do the last 20 some minutes in silence :) thanks for the great ideas Coach Nicole and thanks for being my NICOLLAGE inspiration as well :) see my Spark page background for my NICOLLAGE ...

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HEALTHYGURL2 1/25/2011 3:54PM

    cool!

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MARATHONMOM26.2 1/25/2011 3:39PM

    Loved this!! Will you be making the transcript available on Sparkpeople.com? I'd love to be able to read this over and over again...

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INDIANAGIRL61 1/25/2011 3:32PM

    Go Nicole!!!

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IRISHF 1/25/2011 3:16PM

    I tried to log in to this at 3:15 and repeatedly got this message any time I tried to "buy" it:



A lecture or event purchase was removed from your cart because it was past the deadline date.



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POODLEZ 1/25/2011 3:08PM

    Woo hoo! Listening now!

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NORASPAT 1/25/2011 2:34PM

    I will do my best to get to this i hope i succeed. Pat in maine. WELL done Coach Nicole. Pat in Maine.

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SHOSHANADP 1/25/2011 2:34PM

    How wonderful that she is doing this.

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 1/25/2011 2:04PM

    I'm so excited! We get out of school early today, so I am signing up and signing in later to watch with my kids!! You'll do great, just like you do on SP! emoticon emoticon

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ROBINTRACKS 1/25/2011 1:56PM

    Good luck Nicole!
You're gonna do GREAT!

...I'll be listening...


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ERNAFLOWER 1/25/2011 1:46PM

  I'll be tuning in at work!

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CSMARTIE 1/25/2011 1:20PM

    Cool!

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OLDANDBROKE 1/25/2011 1:06PM

    Break a leg!! Er ... Well, you know what I mean.
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~Ron


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SLAYINGDRAGONS 1/25/2011 12:59PM

    I know you´ll do great, Coach! You´re the emoticon

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DIAMOND102 1/25/2011 12:51PM

    Best of luck in this new experience, of course we are in your corner for having a successful seminar. YOU GO GIRL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARIZONAHIKER 1/25/2011 12:49PM

    How fun! Good luck, Nicole, you will totally rock :)

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    Best of luck .Way to go and have fun. emoticon

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DOPKIGIRL 1/25/2011 12:31PM

    Awesome!!!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/25/2011 12:26PM

    emoticon Go Coach Nicole!

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LORIENABANANA 1/25/2011 12:25PM

    Good luck Nicole! Just remember to push the mute button when you don't want your comments to be heard on air!

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SLUDERCATS 1/25/2011 12:22PM

    You will do great...i hope i am home to listen in. THank you!!

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