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Now You Can Earn More Points and Trophies on SparkPeople!

Thursday, June 16, 2011



Sometimes, even if the scale isn't moving, it can still be motivating to earn SparkPoints and reach new levels of rewarding yourself. That's why we are delighted to announce some new features related to SparkPoints and SparkTrophies that just launched today!

A Chance to Spin the SparkPoints Wheel TWICE—Every Single Day!
Need more reason to perform all those healthful SparkPoints tasks? Starting today, when you accumulate 25 SparkPoints in a single day, you will earn a bonus spin on the SparkPoints wheel! When you reach 25 Points, an alert (more on that below) will pop up prompting you to make a bonus spin! In case you miss that alert, you can also find a link to your bonus spin on your Start page (directly above the SparkPoints wheel) and at the top of your SparkPoints page. Now you have even more incentive to earn points by tracking your food, commenting on member blogs, reading articles, and more!

New Trophies
Because every milestone is worth celebrating, we've added more new SparkTrophies to reward you for your efforts. You can now earn a trophy for:

  • Firsts: Tracking your first food and exercise; writing your first blog post; making your first message board post; making your first SparkRecipe. (If you've already done these things, then you now have a trophy for it!)
  • Every 250 and 500 fitness minutes you track within a month. And you'll earn these trophies at the moment you reach these milestones, rather than at the end of each month.
  • Completing each stage of the SparkDiet. Remember that four-step plan? This is a great way to encourage you to really work toward those goals and action steps. You'll earn your Trophy when you change stages on the site.
  • Your 7-, 14-, and 21-day SparkVersaries. This is a self-reported trophy that you can find on your Trophy management page (To get there, go to your SparkPage. Click the awards tab. Scroll down and click the "View All Trophies" link at the bottom. Here you'll see all Trophies you've earned, plus a link to "Manage your Trophies.")


You'll also see a newly redesigned Trophy page located on your SparkPage where all of your Trophies are displayed. In addition, the moment you earn a trophy, you'll see a one-time pop-up that tells you about your award.

Bonus Spin and Trophy Popups
If you earn a bonus spin or a Trophy, you'll get a one-time pop-up telling you so. You can click the link that says "never show this popup again" if you prefer to turn them off forever, or edit your popup preferences anytime here.

We hope you enjoy these new virtual rewards as you work toward reaching your healthy goals with SparkPeople!
  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MAGICHEIDE 8/31/2013 2:06AM

    I dislike this. I finally got to a 100 pound weight loss and can no longer add a self-reported trophy??? That sucks! I have search bar searched, looked on my trophy page and manage trophy page and cannot figure out how to add one now. emoticon

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BABYBRITE 5/17/2012 1:35PM

    So cool! We should get one bonus spin for either streaks or for exercising daily. =) emoticon

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OFFGRIDGIRL 3/17/2012 1:09PM

    I AM motivated by fun things like points and trophies, but I'm not being awarded my trophies for fitness. I've been through all the related explanations and solutions to no avail.

Please help! I want to wallow in the glory of it all!

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QUERIDAANA 12/14/2011 11:15AM

    The trophies and especially the spark points are very motivating. Thanks for this feature.

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AGREENSLADE79 11/23/2011 1:48PM

    That is cool


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RHAMI_J 11/1/2011 9:39AM

    How do you get the trophy for making your first spark recipe? I obviously did something wrong....*smiles*

Now for the ones I have to work a bit harder for!!!

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PRETTYBYSUMMER 8/23/2011 12:22AM

    How fun! emoticon

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TISH0125 8/2/2011 4:58PM

  I LUV SP! Truly a motivating and easy enough tool and 'friend' to keep me going. Thanks for all that you do!

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MIMULUSBUG 7/21/2011 1:19PM

    cool :-)

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LUCYCT001 7/18/2011 7:38AM

    Thanks for this!

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LISAMARIEMARY 7/11/2011 2:41PM

    Totally awesome!!! emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 7/11/2011 11:54AM

    How fun!!

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MPICKHINKE 7/11/2011 9:23AM

    I am a prettynew member of Sparks Pages but I am looking forward to earning more trophies. I enjoy all the things Sparks offers.

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DEEEBEE 7/10/2011 11:08PM

    Thanks for making Spark even more fun! You guys are great!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 7/10/2011 8:05PM

    SP just keeps getting better. Thanks.

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GINA180847 7/9/2011 10:30PM

    I sure love the bonus spin and value all the encouragement given to a plump old lady like me. Thank you!!!

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MIAJOEB 7/9/2011 12:41PM

    Thank you so much for the trophies and other things that got me excited about this website. I needed it early on. But I only have a limited time to spend on the computer
each day and I have a team of fellow members who keep in contact and play and encourage. So you did your job well and these new things will get more people to try out your ideas. so keep up the good work I never would have lost the weight I have if you had not had this site.
My hubby has been sick and eating and exercise has been put on the back burner.
Just getting the house clean is an ordeal.
But I wanted to let you know I would rather get only one spark trophy for exercising per month. Just my opinion.
LOVE this site an am on almost every day.
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SUNSHINE_GAL 7/9/2011 12:01PM

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All these new additions have been poping up on my page and it really helps keep me motivated when I haven't lost any weight. It's like a little message "Don't give up!" Thank you!

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REEVESBOB 7/9/2011 4:41AM

    Excellent!

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AMJSATURN 7/7/2011 11:05PM

    I love this new feature .

Thanks

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LWHITE15 7/7/2011 10:08PM

    Funny thing, this reward thing! I crave it, so thanks so much for making it easier to earn more spins!

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ROWEENA 7/7/2011 4:40PM

    Yippie IO Kiyae!!!!

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SABANA5 7/7/2011 11:51AM

    cool!

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MAREANNIE 7/7/2011 12:36AM

    Thanks for the info and Bonus Spin!! emoticon

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GIVEUP30 7/7/2011 12:22AM

    yes like the new spin wheel for making 25 points

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MRSZ930 7/6/2011 9:03PM

    I like the bonus spin also!

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GRAMMAP1 7/6/2011 9:02PM

    As I have commented to new members, this site has so many resources and helps. We had rest time when we lived in Africa because it was so hot, and I read a lot. But I don't know when I have read so many articles as now. I often re read because of my age related deficiency. lol emoticon emoticon

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YPADRON 7/6/2011 7:15PM

    I love the bonus spin!

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ANYVAR54 7/6/2011 4:31PM

    I like all of the points and awards and being able to send goodies to other people that I meet. It also encourages me when I see that people are watching what I am doing and send me notes on my daily feed page. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 7/6/2011 11:41AM

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BJENKINS1014 7/6/2011 10:14AM

    Love the Bonus Wheel. Would love to see polls reset. I am sometimes surprised at my opinions a year or more ago.

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NEENSTER1 7/6/2011 10:01AM

    emoticon emoticon stuff!!!

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ALLYSONRW 7/6/2011 9:41AM

    The new awards especially the bonus spin are great!

I must agree though there needs to be a Goal Weight trophy and maybe a friendfeed announcement. I LOVE all of the kudos SP gives during weight loss but there's very little once you reach goal and maintenance.

Thanks for all you do and your ongoing improvements to the website!

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ROSIE777 7/6/2011 9:15AM

    AWESOME! ! !

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ELAINESHAFF 7/6/2011 8:40AM

    I must agree with being able to reset the polls. I am having a hard time finding polls that I have not had participated in. Thanks

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DJSHIP46 7/6/2011 8:37AM

    I'm enjoying the added features... Thanks:)

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SNOWYOWL56 7/6/2011 8:25AM

    It's kind of weird how much I like accumulating spark points but I've learned a lot and it really helps me towards my fitness goals.

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SALTYCHOCOLATE 7/6/2011 8:22AM

    Been enjoying these extras a lot. Woo hoo Spark People!

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JESPAH 7/6/2011 8:12AM

    Might I suggest some serious maintenance trophies? Some of us had our 7-day Spark anniversary over 3 years ago.

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SPARTANJAI 7/6/2011 6:59AM

    Loving the bonus wheel already!

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HEATLW 7/6/2011 4:16AM

    How about adding an option to rest the polls you have taken. I am sure after being on Spark consistantly for 3 years that my opinions on some things have changed. (or not)

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GOATGIRLJM 7/6/2011 3:21AM

    Awsom! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/30/2011 3:23PM

    The bonus wheel has been a big asset.

Is there a trophy when you reach your goal weight? I didn't see one.

Kay

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FREES1 6/30/2011 3:19PM

    How about an 18 month trophy?

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MARKKI 6/30/2011 5:59AM

    Great! I am thinking that it would be cool if we have some more incentives like this. I know that I need them! Thanks I really needed some extra incentives.

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MSAZLADY82 6/29/2011 6:53PM

    What another incredible way for people to feel great about what they're doing. When you really want to be motivated, things like this feel like such a push! Whoohoo!

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More Ways to Save, Share and "Like" Things on SparkPeople

Wednesday, June 15, 2011



This morning we added some new options to “Like” and “Tweet” many of the articles and other resources on SparkPeople.com. You'll see these buttons on more pages across our website, which will make it , even easier to Spread the Spark.

In addition, we've also added more “Save” buttons to these various features and pages as well so that you can add them to your SparkFavorites, making it easy to quickly find them again!

We hope that you'll notice and use these easy buttons to save, share and "like" all of our favorite SparkPeople features and content.

As always, thanks so much for all you do to Spread the Spark!

  
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LESLIE56 7/6/2011 10:53PM

    Thanks so much, I was especially pleased to get the Happy Birthday, message.

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JUST_TRI_IT 7/6/2011 10:02PM

    Love the widened accessibility of the "SAVE" feature.

Comment edited on: 7/6/2011 10:02:58 PM

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RUNANDRUN 7/6/2011 6:47PM

  I like it...thanks

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BRIDGIRL 7/6/2011 2:31AM

    Fantastic idea as always

xx

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WINFIELD28 6/25/2011 9:25PM

    Nice!

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GIVEUP30 6/24/2011 12:56AM

    wow!!

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VICKIDULL 6/22/2011 8:49AM

    I really appreciate the fact that people are sharing info about Sparking - it is undoubtedly the best tool I have found in a long time. Hope y'all don't mind that I am starting to write SparkPeople.com as a prescription for some of my patients!!!

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SEATOWN_GAL 6/21/2011 2:54PM

    I like it, thanks!

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CARLARCO 6/21/2011 9:04AM

  I love the updates!

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ANNESYLVIA 6/21/2011 6:34AM

    I have already been doing this once I realize I could connect my facebook and sparkpeople.

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SHARONGB 6/19/2011 6:44PM

    emoticon*like* emoticon

Now, if we just had a ROFL Icon!!!

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DWILCZKO 6/19/2011 12:11AM

  :)

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65DAVIS 6/18/2011 12:44AM

    thanks for the easy buttons

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QUESTJEN 6/17/2011 6:34PM

    Will there be a way to share our progress to facebook? Maybe something like "so-and-so has lost another 5 pounds!"?

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JULIA1154 6/17/2011 1:21PM

  Thanks for adding more "Save" options!

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CALGARYNEWF 6/17/2011 11:02AM

    Great! Thanks!!!

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PBAIRSLIM 6/17/2011 10:23AM

    Awesome emoticon

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EBEAMS 6/16/2011 10:28PM

    I love the new bonus spin of the wheel after 25 points! That was a nice surprise! Thanks!

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    Thanks so much! These are great additions. emoticon emoticon

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SWEETMOMMY41 6/16/2011 6:07PM

  great to know! thank you!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 6/16/2011 5:16PM

    Great to hear

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NEWALX 6/16/2011 4:39PM

    thanks :)

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 6/16/2011 1:08PM

    Thank you.

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RUTHDEN1 6/16/2011 12:59PM

    Thanks for the blog.

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CALIDREAMER76 6/16/2011 11:55AM

    I have and will continue to share this will make it easier than copying and pasting from the address bar!
Thanks

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PANBOOKS 6/16/2011 11:49AM

    Thank me??? Thank you for all you do!!!

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CHARMIN944 6/16/2011 10:45AM

    I did notice them and find that it's very useful. I really appreciate how Spark is constantly improving the site.

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DWILLIAMB 6/16/2011 10:36AM

    I think this is great.

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MRDPOLING 6/16/2011 10:08AM

    hmmm

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'Perfect Produce' App Content Now Available Free on SparkPeople.com

Wednesday, June 08, 2011



No Smart Phone? No problem!

Back in March we released our first premium app for the iPhone: Perfect Produce.

We think this content is so useful, that we wanted to make it available to more people. So yesterday, we added Perfect Produce to the SparkPeople.com website. Now you can access all of this produce picking and prepping content when you're online! Just like the app, our online Perfect Produce feature includes:

  • Tips to select, store, and prepare more than 100 different fruits and vegetables found in most supermarkets
  • Thousands of healthy recipes featuring the fruits and vegetables as a main ingredient.


To access that feature in the future, just to the Nutrition section under the "Healthy Lifestyle" tab at the top of the site. Scroll down and find it in the center column, labeled "Fruit and Veggie Guide."

For those interested, our premium Perfect Produce app is still available for $1.99 from the iTunes app store. Not only does it allow you to take these important stats with you while you shop, but the app also includes a few other key features:

  • Calorie and nutritional information for each fruit or vegetable
  • The ability to search for foods that are high in fiber, calcium, vitamin C, and other nutrients


We hope you enjoy using Perfect Produce, whether you refer to them online or from your iPhone!
  
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KIMBERLYKAI 4/12/2012 11:25AM

    Don't forget about BLACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would really love to be able to use this at the grocery store and I do not have an iPhone or Android. I know that I am not the only one out there with a Blackberry.

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MRSCABANA 4/8/2012 1:34PM

    Please please please make this available for Android!

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DOLPHINDREAM 1/8/2012 11:24AM

    Pretty pretty please make it available for Android!
My friend has it on her iPhone so I have tried it and love it..was bummed when I didnt find it in Android market

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CRUZIN2LOSE 7/10/2011 9:27PM

    Definitely Android!

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NEEDLESOFGOLD 7/9/2011 10:30PM

    Android!

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 7/8/2011 2:07PM

    Android!

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SARAHNMORSE 7/8/2011 8:22AM

    Yes, Android please! :D

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JOEY331 7/6/2011 10:49PM

    Android!!!!!!! ???

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LVZ617 7/6/2011 8:21PM

    Can you add which are better to get organic because of chemical residue, and which are least likely to be contaminated when grown conventionally? Thanks!

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PRETTYBLUE85 7/6/2011 1:31PM

    Excellent idea, Android please!

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SWUB-1 7/6/2011 10:19AM

    Android anytime soon?

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MACANBEFIT 7/6/2011 9:56AM

    I agree. It would be great to see this app available on other devices.

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JAVAQUEEN74 7/6/2011 9:37AM

    Can't wait for the Android version!

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13DETERMINEDME 7/6/2011 9:26AM

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LYSADELL 7/6/2011 8:57AM

    Blackberry too please

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NERDGIRL23 7/6/2011 8:25AM

    Show some love for us Android users! :)

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HUBBYSATRUCKER 7/6/2011 6:58AM

    Android please!

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LILIANA.ALMEIDA 7/6/2011 1:33AM

    +1 for Android, please :-)

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UPSWIFE 6/21/2011 7:03PM

    Android app, please!!!

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BLISSMAMA 6/19/2011 8:04PM

    would love this for my Blackberry!!! i LOVE the tracker and use it daily~ this app would be a bonus!!

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I-CAN-DO-IT-2 6/19/2011 10:33AM

    Android please!

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HALEYS31 6/19/2011 7:04AM

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CRYSMYS 6/17/2011 7:45AM

    Android please!

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SUSANELEASE2 6/16/2011 8:36PM

  Android ap would b nice

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JEWITCH 6/15/2011 10:09PM

    Hope we get this for the Android!!!!

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PMCCALL10 6/15/2011 5:24PM

  Android please for me too.

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RUNANDRUN 6/14/2011 2:56PM

  great app!

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ASHOAF1 6/14/2011 10:54AM

  Thanks! This is great!

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JLEMUS1 6/14/2011 9:26AM

    Had to come back and say THANKS again!! Woo Hoo!!

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HOPEFUL45 6/13/2011 9:40PM

  Android Please=)

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GIRLY421 6/13/2011 9:37PM

    Android?

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DASTTER26 6/13/2011 2:31PM

    Any chance the app will be available for android?

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MEMAJOAN 6/13/2011 10:26AM

  Love this app. We grow our own, so the storage tips are great for me.

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JPRICE217 6/13/2011 9:37AM

    this ia a great help emoticon

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ROCHELLE817 6/13/2011 12:31AM

  Android?

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K10BETH 6/12/2011 10:53PM

    Great idea!

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JLSKIDS10 6/12/2011 2:11PM

    Thank you for the great app. Will it be available for blackberry anytime soon?

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ALICIAT32 6/11/2011 10:37PM

    I like the one on the website, but I don't like that you have to pay for it to have it on your phone. Would've been useful.

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HIKERNJ 6/11/2011 9:42PM

    can't wait to try it.........

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SLEANNES66 6/11/2011 1:03PM

    I love the different things that you do to keep us healthier. Thanks. emoticon

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DWILCZKO 6/11/2011 12:23PM

  awesome!

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Introducing new Spark*D program for people with diabetes

Monday, May 23, 2011


Today we are very pleased to announce the official launch of a complete diabetes-management program from SparkPeople called Spark*D.



Free for all SparkPeople members, Spark*D offers:

  • Personalized meal plans for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Easy-to-use trackers for food, calories and carbs
  • A blood glucose tracker with printable reports that you can share with your doctor and/or diabetes educator
  • A weekly diabetes-management newsletter plus more diabetes-specific tips and articles
  • Community support from people like you

If you flagged "diabetes" during the setup of your account, you may already be in this program, but you can edit or check your settings on this page.

There, you'll also see that we've added a special program and weekly newsletter for heart health, too, which would be useful for anyone with risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Be sure to check out all of our new heart health resources in the brand new Healthy Heart Condition Center, too!

We hope that you'll find these new programs and newsletters useful. If you know someone else who isn't already a SparkPeople member who could benefit from these free resources, please pass this information along. Thanks!
  
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CHERIERIE 6/20/2012 12:47AM

    thanks! emoticon

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SPICELADY55 10/11/2011 11:20AM

  Awesome - I am always losing the paper I am suppose to keep track of my blood sugars THANK YOU emoticon

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DESIENNA 9/7/2011 2:36PM

    I am new to Sparks People and this website just continues to amaze me. The support and information available makes it so easy to figure out the steps one needs to put in place to reach their goals.....Thanks again SP emoticon

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LIFEJUGGLER 7/20/2011 11:51PM

    I have been trying to juggle all my different health issues and not really taking care of any of them. I believe getting my blood sugars under control...and getting my weight to a healthy level will make my other ailments more manageable also. Thank you for making the Spark D program possible emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 7/14/2011 12:41PM

    That's great!

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KOOMSONK 7/1/2011 2:13PM

    Hi to everyone its been a while since I've been online. This looks like an excellent tool for diabetics. I am still struggling with controlling my blood sugar. The end of 2010 my health insurance changed and I can't afford my medication (insulin). Now it's up to me to monitor my food and exercise to help control things. Please message me if you have any ideas to help me.

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MSLEO88 6/22/2011 11:49AM

    THANKS FOR LOOKIN OUT!!!

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DEE797 6/16/2011 2:10PM

    Thanks so much for doing this. Now need to get my dh on here for sure. emoticon

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AVALENTINE 6/16/2011 7:17AM

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

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GLORYLIGHT57 6/16/2011 6:22AM

    Much Respect to SP! emoticon

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ROSE90909 6/15/2011 5:25AM

  Thanks so much for continually providing information to help us navigate the world of diabetes.

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CHRSTNBJ 6/12/2011 10:40PM

    I like this program I just can not seem to commit myself to taking better care of ME!

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SGWAISTMGMT 6/9/2011 5:08PM

    My brother in law was just diagnosed with Diabetes and needs to change his entire diet and exercize regimen. He is forlorn and needs some encouragement, so I am sending this spark D info to him later today, when I get home from work. Thank you for caring so much about so many of us.

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I.M.MAGIC 6/9/2011 4:00PM

    I like it! I like it! LOL

Thank you, SparkPeople! Looks like I've got some more fun reading ahead of me...
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45MARY23 6/9/2011 12:02PM

    This site is a great plan for people like me who is a pre-diabetic and was able to catch it in time and make the needed changes. Thanks Sparks

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ALLIEE4 6/8/2011 3:48PM

    I need this, my doctor is talking shots for the first time I have been able to control my sugar with diet and exerciser but for the past year or so I have been unable to exercise as I should. My health has been bad lately and I got my step-grand-daughter with me now. I get up hurting and go to bed hurting she takes so much of my time. But I got to get going and figure some way to take her with me in the evenings I do not want shots.

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CHATTIEGIRL 6/6/2011 10:21PM

    Hi Chris:

Thank you very much for adding more helpful health sites for people. My daughter is a teacher and had to go back to college and has to do reports on medical conditions. I have had her sign up on Spark people. She is Teacher on the go and she is getting a lot of information from Spark for her reports which her last one she got a 96 on it. Thank you for all the help you give to all of us. God bless you always.

Joyce

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RUTHAHONA 6/6/2011 11:46AM

    How can I ever thank you enough? Sparkpeople has done for me what no other diet program has ever done, and the miracle is, not only that the program far outpaces anything out there, it's totally FREE. Thank you, from the bottom of my now less fatty heart, for all you do to help in so many ways, especially for this new Spark D feature. I am so grateful and when I reach my goal weight, Sparkpeople will get all the credit for that 125+ pounds lost. At this point I'm only 47.6 down, but I know with the help of Sparkpeople I will make it all the way to goal after so many years of trying and failing. Sparkpeople has given me hope.

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CHRISTAMCS 6/6/2011 11:07AM

  I want you to know because of your generosity and dedication you and SPARKPEOPLE have truly changed my life. I am on a better track of health and well-being. One of your health articles that I read changed the course of my health. I would have never realized what my health problem was and because of you, I went to the Dr. and I am now on the road to recovery and a new lease on life. I can never thank you enough.

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PONYFARMER 6/6/2011 10:09AM

    Yeah, more good things here at SP!

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NANA_BEA2 6/6/2011 7:07AM

  Thanks for the help I'm type 2. My doctor has taken me off one of my insulin already. This is credited to changes made in many areas . Thank you Sparks for all your help !! emoticon emoticon

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GREASE31 6/6/2011 6:04AM

    Hi SPARKGUYANDTEAM,

I like this program even though i'm not a diabetic, i have various family/relatives who are. emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/6/2011 2:53AM

    DH has been a diabetic type 2 for 4 years now and although I make sure he eats well and regularly this will help immensely emoticon emoticon

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FREECAL1 6/6/2011 12:28AM

  I'm not diabetic -- hubby is -- and I think this is a great program for diabetics belonging to Sparkpeople. emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 6/5/2011 2:17AM

    emoticonSpark On! emoticon emoticonDiana:)

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MARYELLEN301 6/4/2011 12:16PM

    While I, myself, don't need the menus, I have many friends who have been waiting anxiously for this program to get established! Thank you SO MUCH for finally get this up and running! It will be a godsend to all who know, love and entertain those with diabetes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NOTYETI 6/4/2011 7:44AM

  where do i find the meal plans??

Please

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SKINNYMISSY2008 6/3/2011 11:47PM

    Since I'm prediabetic, this will help me a lot in making sure that i don't develop full blown diabetes. Thanks for a great program and awesome website!
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GRAMMAP1 6/3/2011 11:29PM

    Thank you for setting up this special program. I read a lot of Diabetes articles because Hubb is a type 2 diabetic. emoticon emoticon

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FREECAL1 6/3/2011 12:52AM

  Great news!

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BLUEJEAN99 6/2/2011 2:16PM

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IFEOMA4 6/1/2011 6:12PM

  very lovely thank you

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IFEOMA4 6/1/2011 6:11PM

  very lovely thank you.

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    emoticon thank you.

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THESIMPSONFIVE 6/1/2011 3:04PM

    Thanks for the article! My daughter's best friend has been diagnosed type 1. Prior to her diagnosis, she loved eating over at my house. Now I am nervous what to serve and any information is helpful.

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TRAYNA11 6/1/2011 12:33PM

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NAMERLE 6/1/2011 11:45AM

    thank you; thank you, thank you

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WOOFERCOALBOY 5/31/2011 11:21PM

    Must. Pay. Attention. emoticon

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MRDPOLING 5/31/2011 10:48PM

    that totally rocks!

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BETSYAJM 5/31/2011 7:37PM

    I have been dealing with diabetes for about 5 years now. I am so happy I found sparkpeople.com. I now have people that understand my ups and downs with diabetes...

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SHISMAMA 5/31/2011 7:35PM

  emoticon Your program has helped me tremendously in helping me see what I eat and how it affects my BG. I have learned more about diabetes here than any other place. Thanks for changing my life. emoticon

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K_RENEE 5/31/2011 7:14PM

    This is awesome!!! I will share this with a friend of mine who was recently said to be "pre" diabetic. This is so great!

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EGRAMMY 5/31/2011 7:00PM

    emoticonAwesome

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BAKERBARBARA 5/31/2011 6:52PM

    Waiting for the 2nd set of blood test results to see if I have diabetes. I've been checking out all the diabetes articles on SP today. Thank You for all the info!!!

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DONNABRIGHT 5/31/2011 8:37AM

    Good plan - I may try this depending on what the doctor tells me today.

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Nutrition Tracker enhancements launched today

Monday, May 16, 2011



Hi everyone

If you've visited our My Nutrition page today you likely noticed some enhancements we made to our food tracker. We made some changes that will make the tracker easier for both new and experienced members, and also adding some new tools such as the ability to search your favorites.

You can click here to read our full announcement and explanation of the changes

If you have any comments or questions please leave a comment here, thanks!


Dave H.
SparkPeople.com



  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JEANNINEW1 6/16/2011 12:37PM

  It really is user friendly. I love the tracking feature. It makes you look at all you eat and how good or bad your choices are. I do several days ahead so I can make necessary changes if needed.
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PRMADDI 6/14/2011 9:06AM

    Why is it adding Activia Strawberry Parfait to my daily snack, counted as if I have eaten it? It's very annoying to have to delete it from each day. I am allergic to aspartame and sucralose so I would never choose it. Is there a way to permanently remove it from my tracker?

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ERSCHWARTZ 6/10/2011 5:28PM

    Love this site!!! Love the new food tracker!!! Love the bigger font size, the search function on the "favorites" tracker, the checklist boxes on favorites so I can check off everything at once. Also like it that the search feature does not revert to the default setting if you are searching with certain parameters in place like "no fast food".

Can you add a "move" feature for us blondes who put an entire list of foods under the wrong meal? Maybe it can check the time of day and a window can pop up that says "Did you really mean BREAKFAST?"

Just an idea.
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MSMAKEOVER 6/10/2011 2:38AM

    I love it! Thanks.

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LALA0123 6/9/2011 6:49PM

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FITNESSGIRL1020 6/9/2011 4:40AM

    Thanks for the update!!!

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KAREN_NY 6/6/2011 8:02AM

    The new tracker features are nice, but I still wish that more of the lines fit on one view, without having to scroll down the page to add foods. That's not a big deal, but I was pretty dismayed that today's Activia ad took up about 1/3rd of the screen!

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SKINNYMISSY2008 6/3/2011 11:52PM

    I like the new tracker! Now it will be easier to track my food, instead of always writing it in a notebook.

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ARTIST2002 6/2/2011 12:49PM

  Help! When I add a food to the Daily Tracker from my Favorites list, and I put in two servings, the tracker the tracker multiples the calorie count by 2000 instead of 2. Obviously, this makes tracking my total number of calories per day impossible. What can I do?

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SANDRAHUGHES 5/31/2011 12:30PM

    Thank you SO much! I am dial-up internet because we live in a rural area- I had all but given up tracking food because it took so long. I am thrilled that I can track my food now!

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SAMOLLOR 5/30/2011 2:22PM

    Dave: I am allergic to several foods and they keep coming up every day on the meal plan. Is there a way to stop having certain specific foods (like Oranges) show up in the meal plan.

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JUNEBUG1944 5/28/2011 7:55PM

    Thanks! It is so much easier and quicker to use! You rock!

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KAROLINELIEN 5/28/2011 11:22AM

    Woooow! I love the new Nutrition Tracker. It makes all the tracking SO much easier...! Thanks!

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AWESUMDOVE45 5/25/2011 11:28AM

    Spot ON. I am so tickled with the new food tracker feature. I wish it would have been sooner, but I am now impressed. Congratulations, and I am back!!!! {{{Hugs}}}

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HEALTHYMAINEMOM 5/24/2011 1:05PM

    Great job on the updates! Thank you! ~Julie




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BIGSLINK 5/24/2011 2:21AM

    I've been meaning to stop by to say thanks for the added tracking features. It's been a huge help and time saver - especially on the days that I track the whole day in one sitting. Much appreciated!!

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VW_STEPH 5/24/2011 1:28AM

    Love the new enhancements - thank you Mr Spark! They are so much easier, faster and cooler!

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CAPER85 5/23/2011 9:09PM

    I love the new enhancements! Makes tracking so much easier! Thanks SparkPeople!

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4URYOU 5/23/2011 4:33PM

    My hubby is diabetic , this is a great idea

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TRAVELNISTA 5/23/2011 3:36PM

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YAFENELRA 5/23/2011 3:09PM

    By the way, a week after the launch, just wanted to stop by and tell you that I really do love it!! So much faster to track.

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GOODYBAR58 5/22/2011 11:17PM

    I love this new tracker! I can enter the whole day at once very quickly without pop-up windows. It's another way SparkPeople makes it easier for us.

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JODY-S. 5/22/2011 10:38PM

    I noticed it last week when I decided to start tracking again. I love the change. It's much faster than having to press enter and then waite for it to complete, after each entry.

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SHEETFULLOFOOD 5/22/2011 10:25PM

  Dave, Sparkpeople's nutrition tracker has been very helpful, but I'm still waiting for the ability to copy entire days onto other entire days. The ability to add and rename meals/snacks is great, but how can I delete default meals like lunch? I've added an 11:00 AM Lunch and a 2:00 PM Lunch, so I don't need the default Lunch anymore.



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KITTY1970 5/22/2011 10:23PM

    This is way easier to do the favorites & all but the "enter a food not listed" is not real easy to do b/c I'll have to go back & enter it in in the old way; which I don't mind to do. Thank you for your continued improvements.

Laura

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VONN06 5/22/2011 10:14PM

  I like it; makes it easier to track. Thanks

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PASSIONFLOWER8 5/22/2011 10:06PM

    Much quicker and easier to use, Thankyou

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77WENDY77 5/22/2011 7:49PM

  Love the changes. Makes tracking easier.

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FREDDIEB30 5/22/2011 7:29PM

    I think the new tracker is awesome, especially how you can choose from your recipes and favorites so easily. I will be using this on my iPad instead of the app in most cases for food. Maybe we can get something like his for the fitness tracker. Great job guys!!!!

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HARRINGTON5 5/22/2011 6:32PM

    I have been using the new tracker since it was launched and I really love it. It is so much quicker and easier to use. Thanks for the updates.

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MYSTIC48 5/22/2011 6:22PM

    I love the new tracker set up!

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PHENJEN 5/22/2011 4:38PM

    Very, very nice changes. I absolutely love the search tool in favorites and also that I can now add multiple favorites at one time and even choose what meal to add it to. Very slick! These new changes make the nutrition tracker easier and faster to use, IMO, but I think it's great that you left the old pop-up version as an option for those who might not want to change. You guys do a great job on this site! Thanks!

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MSSTACYJ 5/22/2011 3:57PM

    I like it!

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SANDYZEE 5/22/2011 3:35PM

    I liked how it updates more than one item at a time. MUCH FASTER.
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JLSKIDS10 5/22/2011 3:22PM

    new nutrition tracker is WONDERFUL! MUCH easier to deal with. Thank you.

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FISHTAILS444 5/22/2011 3:00PM

    Love it. So much easier.

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FORMERTEACHER 5/22/2011 2:53PM

    I tried the new system, and didn't like it. Thanks for leaving the option to use the old popup system.

I like the suggestion to add boxes for deleting multiple items after putting them on by mistake. I've done the same thing as someone else mentioned - copied a meal (love this feature) and then found out I copied it to the wrong place and then had to delete items one at a time...

Thanks for everything!

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FORMOTHER 5/22/2011 2:12PM

    I just discovered the new nutrition tracker today. I have been tracking all week from my iphone. I love the new tracker. It makes tracking faster and easier. Thanks for always looking for new ways to improve things for us

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1EEYOREFAN 5/22/2011 1:57PM

    I have no problems using new tracker, however, I have times when I press "add food to tracker" and it ignores me (kind of like my teenage daughter!). emoticon I then go back to another screen and back into the nutrition tracker and it then adds food when I ask it to. Also, I notice sometimes my start page isn't up to date with the correct calorie counts. Again, I go into another page and go back and it updates then properly. Didn't have this issue with last nutrition tracker. Overall,I love the nutrition tracker (and the entire site)!!! It has helped me lose about 20 lbs. so far!! emoticon

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-CORAL- 5/22/2011 1:53PM

    The new changes are great! Thanks!!

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MIZZSB 5/22/2011 12:33PM

    i am loving it!!! so much easier to use...

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ANEWLEAF81 5/22/2011 12:24PM

  I love this new change!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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ALYLES123 5/22/2011 12:13PM

  New process is awesome! Entering my data is much quicker and easier. A shout out to the team who put it together. Just one suggestion...On the tracker page: a box next to each item that can be checked so that multiple items can be removed at once rather than removing one item at a time. I erroneously copied a meal twice and had to delete each item one at a time. Not too much of a bother, but more time consuming.

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SINGAWOLFSONG 5/22/2011 12:11PM

    I actually really don't like the new system. I'm glad you left the old pop up version because that was much easier to use and that's the way I use it now.

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DEBASCALORIES 5/22/2011 11:49AM

    Love it!! Love it!! Love it!!! I just have one suggestion if i may!!! Is there anyway to make the favorites list unlimited cause everytime i put something new on my favorites it takes something else off!! or am I dont something wrong!! If i am can somebody let me know what I am doing wrong

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 5/22/2011 11:43AM

    Thank you! It makes it so much easier to track!

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AEHEGE 5/22/2011 11:26AM

    Thank you! The whole process is so much easier now -- no excuses for not logging every morsel!

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CHERDOLL8 5/22/2011 11:17AM

    love it love it!!
thank you thank you
makes my life easier and way way faster

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it is great!

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SECRETMUSIC 5/22/2011 11:01AM

    I like being able to select multiple ingredients at once.

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MICHELE_L 5/22/2011 10:28AM

    Thank you!

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