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Share Your Fitness Tracking on Facebook (completely optional)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Hi everyone,

We made it easier to share the fitness activity you track on SparkPeople with your Facebook friends. To do this you can:
- Search for and select an activity as you normally do
- After you enter your minutes, you can check the "Post to Facebook" button to the right of the tracker
- The first time you do this, you'll need to grant access to your Facebook account for SparkPeople to post
- Your fitness activity and minutes will now appear on your Facebook feed
- After you do this once we will pre-check the "Post to Facebook" box; to turn this off there is a link to "settings" next to the box, click that to go to your Account Settings to turn this off
- You get 2 SparkPoints for posting your fitness to Facebook (max of 2 points per day)

We want to stress that this is completely optional. If you don't have a Facebook account or don't want to post to Facebook, we understand! But we have had a number of members ask for this feature, especially members who currently post fitness activity from devices like their Garmin or Nike run trackers and some fitness apps.

Please reply if you have any comments or problems with this new feature.


Thanks!

Dave H.
SparkPeople.com

  
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    I can see how this could be a great way to spread the spark- and get people interested in where these posts are coming from! I understand that I won't be getting these SparkPoints, but I'm happy for those who can! :)

Thanks for adding this feature!
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KITTYF54 11/29/2012 6:01PM

    nope, cookies encourage eating for this carboholic. and being diabetic and allergic to wheat and dairy, it's just to compindated to find recipes that are not going to mess with my health in one way or another.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/28/2012 6:02PM

    I don't have a facebook account but it is good for the members that do. Great idea.

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BELLACUDDLES 11/28/2012 3:17PM

    I don't go on FACEBOOK very often, but I like the idea for those that do!

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/27/2012 11:22PM

    I keep FB and SP separate, but a nice option for those that blend them together.

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NELLIEC 11/27/2012 10:11PM

    I prefer to post to FaceBook at the end of the day when I have finished my various exercises, rather than throughout the day, so I will be using the button at the bottom about posting to FaceBook.

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/27/2012 10:07PM

    After too many squabbles among many members of my family on facebook, I don't go there anymore.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/27/2012 8:19PM

    I don't do face book

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LOVESLIFE48 11/27/2012 6:13PM

    I too will pass, thanks

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WARMSPRINGDAY 11/27/2012 4:28PM

    Thanks for the option. I myself will pass, but it's nice to know you have considered those who want it. Also nice to know you have made it optional and considered those of us who do not.

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ESCHLETZ 11/27/2012 4:07PM

    Nice idea, but I'll pass too. Although I do post the occasional SP thing on FB, I don't feel the need to share everything with people that may not be interested in seeing what I'm doing every day. I do share ideas that might get other people interested in using this site though, and have had many people comment on them, positively.

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JUNEAU2010 11/27/2012 3:25PM

    Given Facebook's well-publicized attitude about privacy (no genuine respect), I'll pass on this. I like my SP community just the way it is!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 11/27/2012 3:06PM

    Thanks for the information!

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LAURIE5658 11/27/2012 10:58AM

    Good grief, folks, quit complaining! Either you want it or you don't so get over it!!

Spark IT peeps, THANK YOU for providing this opportunity to share accountability with others! I appreciate your hard work!

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 11/27/2012 10:55AM

    I think this is great for accountability! My friends see my running post but often ask why I'm slacking when they don't see a run for a few days. Now they can see I'm mixing it up with other activities.

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OLDERDANDRT 11/27/2012 10:32AM

    I personally don't do Facebook, but I think it's neat that folks who want to can yse this feature! Thanks for all the strides you make for your members! emoticon

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STHAX10 11/27/2012 10:28AM

    I think this is a great way for me to share with distant family, what I can and have accomplished. Thank you!

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SPIRITSEEKER2 11/27/2012 10:25AM

    not adding facebook to everything in my personal life

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LINDAKAY228 11/27/2012 10:03AM

    I like it.

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WALLINMW 11/27/2012 10:00AM

  Done!

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LECATES 11/27/2012 9:59AM

    Then why is it something you can earn points for? does not seem fair---but then I don't need those points but just commenting that Facebook should not be part of your point system---it is not SPARK.

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LESLIELENORE 11/27/2012 9:59AM

    Cool!

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Help SparkPeople with Your Holiday Shopping

Tuesday, November 20, 2012



With the unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season upon us, we want to share with you two simple ways that you can help SparkPeople while you shop.

SparkPeople.com is committed to remaining 100% free, and one easy way we do that is with our Amazon.com Affiliate program. When you see links to Amazon on dailySpark.com and elsewhere on the site, those have an affiliate code embedded in them. That means that if you buy something with that link, SparkPeople earns modest revenue--and the price remains the same for you.

If you're shopping for holiday gifts at Amazon.com this year, all of your purchases can help SparkPeople help you stay on track! Simply enter http://www.sparkpeople.com/amazon into your browser and start shopping. No matter what you buy, you'll be helping SparkPeople!

Speaking of the holiday shopping season, SparkPeople is excited to announce the launch of Stuff We Love! This weekly email is the new and updated version of our weekly SparkPeople Deals, delivering a wider variety of the latest and greatest healthy-living products just for you! Each week, SparkPeople Experts will hand-select stuff we think you'll love--and that will make your life a little happier and healthier!



Need some healthy holiday gift ideas that won't break the bank? You're in luck! Whether you need a gift for your child's teacher, something to take to the office holiday party, or just want to reward yourself for staying on track, we've got you covered!

Each week we'll choose a theme, such as:


  • Best Under $20: Must-Haves for Your Holiday Wish List  

  • 7 Ways to Ward Off Stress

  • Healthy Snacks for the New Year


Whether you want to buy or just browse, we think you'll love reading about what products SparkPeople experts recommend to make life happier and healthier.

If you previously received our SparkPeople Deals emails, you'll automatically receive the Stuff We Love emails in their place. If you hadn't signed up for those Deals emails, you can opt in here, with just one click!

Thanks for your support, and if you have any products you'd like us to feature, please let us know! SparkPeople.com has grown into the largest health and fitness site in America thanks to members like you. Thank you for helping us so we can continue to help you and others like you, who want to make life as healthy and happy as possible!

Happy Holidays!

 
  
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FIRECOM 11/26/2012 5:22PM

    Always looking for good gift ideas.Thanks.

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    Thanks.
That's good to know at this time of year with the holiday shopping. I do shop Amazon.

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    Will be supporting Sparkpeople this holiday season. emoticon

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BARBANNA 11/24/2012 6:16PM

    Thanks, I love Amazon anyway! I did not know about this connection but I am thrilled and totally commited to SP for rescuing me from my effortless battle with weightloss for several years.

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SLFGOLF 11/24/2012 1:03AM

    I use amazon a lot. I'll make sure to use the link. Anything to help keep the site free!

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CM_GARDNER78 11/23/2012 11:42PM

    Thank you for letting us know about the affiliate link for Amazon. I buy a TON of stuff on there - that is an easy peasy way to help support SP! Thank you!!!

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MARYHENNIG 11/23/2012 11:20PM

  Thanks. I was not aware of this benefit for SP. Will be sure to use it.

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LAWANDMUSIC 11/23/2012 6:03PM

    I had no idea!! Great plan.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 11/23/2012 5:22PM

    Wish I had read this earlier but at least I know for next time. I am an Amazon shopper.

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MARYJEANSL 11/23/2012 2:55PM

  Very useful info - and a good idea. I admit, I use Barnes & Noble more, since I am using up a large gift card, but I will go to amazon after it's gone.

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    great stuff!

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    Thank you!

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SANDICANE 11/23/2012 7:59AM

    This Christmas is going to be different from any other adult Christmas I've had.
a) I'm steering clear of the candy/chocolate isle for gifts
b) I am NOT baking my yummy Christmas cookies that I cannot say "no" to!
Thanks for sharing YOUR tips for a good Christmas.

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MARGEMF 11/22/2012 11:24PM

    Thank-you for the information. I have to admit I never shop on Amazon as I do well with O.co (AKA: Overstock.com). Idea for products - Items that would help with regaining strength lost for those who have mobility issues. Or items that can be used when no-to-low impact is required due to severely arthritic knees. Thank-you. emoticon

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DALID414 11/22/2012 4:14PM

    Great thing to know! Knowledge is power!!

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JAMER123 11/22/2012 12:29AM

    I enjoy shopping at Amazon and just received the Kindle Fire. Next time I order I will certainly go through SP !!!
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LIVELYGIRL2 11/21/2012 11:12PM

  This is great! I will spread this around.

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CHARTHESTAR 11/21/2012 11:11PM

    Good to know! I want to support SPARKPEOPLE!

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    Unfortunately this won't work in Canada I don't think.

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LAURIE5658 11/21/2012 1:02PM

    I just used the link. Woo hoo!!!!!

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Listen While You Spark (or Anytime) with SparkPeople Radio

Monday, November 05, 2012




Hey, SparkPeople members!



Are you ready to get sparked like you've never been sparked before?

We're excited to announce the launch of SparkPeople Radio, a premium on-demand radio show that lets you listen to our latest and greatest content anytime! This is unlike anything we've done before, though we have done radio interviews in the past. This time, we have our OWN SHOW, designed with you in mind! WooHoo!

We have paired with some of the best in the business--this is a partnership with ERN (Entertainment Radio Network), where we are working with veteran TV and radio host Alan Taylor and the former head of ABC Radio, John McConnell, who launched ESPN radio! Plus, we have brought on two fantastic hosts who are also SparkPeople members.




Lily



Karen


Best friends, authors and empowerment experts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson are the energetic and inspiring hosts of SparkPeople Radio—and SparkPeople members. This lively duo delivers a weekly mental tune-up as they bring you an hour of SparkPeople Radio that is enlightening, empowering, and entertaining. Learn more about Lily and Karen. They are fun!

Here's a quick video that they taped to share with all of you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q83pczfFsMI&sns=em

What You'll Hear on SparkPeople Radio

Each week, listen to interviews with SparkPeople members and experts. Chris "SparkGuy" Downie is super pumped about this new radio show, and he's going to be on almost every episode, as his schedule allows.  

You'll hear Chef Meg share her best kitchen tips, Dietitian Becky will talk about how to stay on track and still enjoy your favorite foods, and Coach Nancy share her greatest running stories. Coach Nicole will share her fitness secrets, and I'll talk about what's new on the dailySpark. We'll also have weekly interviews with members who have lost weight, gotten healthy and found happiness thanks to SparkPeople. The show will also be the best place to keep up with the latest happenings at SparkPeople, and you'll learn what SparkGuy has been up to each week.

We know that you might not have an hour free each week to listen to the entire show, but you likely have 10 minutes. That's why, in addition to sharing the shows in their entirety, we share the individual segments as well. (We apply the 10-minute rule to all healthy habits--not just workouts!)

The easiest way to tune in is to Listen While You Spark. Let the show play in one tab on your Internet browser while you log your fitness minutes, track your calories, and SparkMail your friends in another. You can also download the show and listen while you're on the elliptical, walking the dog, or driving to work. You can listen in line at the DMV, while you're doing your strength training workouts, or as you cook dinner. Folding laundry is much more fun if you're listening to a SparkPeople Radio podcast, and you will no longer dread your morning commute if you have SparkGuy in your ear to motivate you to make today your healthiest day yet!

How to Listen:


  • Visit the SparkPeople Radio homepage and click "Listen Now" (we have three episodes on the site now and another will go up next week)

  • Click the "Listen on the Go" button to download entire episodes or individual segments.

  • You can even save these segments to listen whenever you need a pick-me-up!

  • And, of course, you'll get SparkPoints for listening: 3 points per day!


Don't worry about missing an episode. We will continue to host a FULL archive of our shows! You can access them at any time:

Bookmark this link or visit www.sparkpeople.com/radio

Share your feedback here or email me: stepfanie (at) sparkpeople (dot) com. Subject line: radio feedback

Spread the Spark!

You'll notice a share bar on the left side of the radio page. Be sure to like, share, tweet and email this page if you like what you see!

 

 

 
  
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SUPERSYLPH 7/4/2013 12:21PM

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PAULA3420 4/5/2013 3:21PM

    emoticon I LOVE SPARK RADIO, have learned so much valuable info already. The segment on Coconut Water was very helpful to me and because of the information, I am now drinking coconut water. emoticon I LOVE SPARK PEOPLE!! emoticon

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URBANAUDREYE 12/21/2012 1:13AM

    Two words... ANDROID APP! Then it'll be even easier on the go.

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MARGEMF 11/15/2012 12:35AM

    Thank-you for the information. Is there a way to listen to it without downloading it first as I presently don't have the means to do so? thanx.

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GAYLSMITH 11/14/2012 10:01PM

    This is a great podcast. I got on Itunes and I listen to it while walking and working around the house. Its just the a good lift when you need it.

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LETHANIA 11/13/2012 8:37PM

    This rocks!!!!


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    This is going to be nice


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    Great.

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DANIELLE2013 11/11/2012 3:38PM

    This sounds great. I can't wait to listen!

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MOWINELADY 11/10/2012 8:32AM

    will definitely have to check it out. Glad we are able to download it since I am on satellite listening to certain things live doesn't always work correctly.

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JULESRULES78 11/9/2012 8:37AM

    I love it! Fantastic!

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LASARRE 11/8/2012 12:29PM

    Nice addition :)

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    This sounds wonderful! Will have to check it out!v emoticon

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CFMOSS 11/8/2012 7:03AM

    Thanks - nice addition.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 11/7/2012 8:14PM

    Pretty cool!

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TEEBEE44 11/7/2012 6:30PM

    emoticon Listened to my first one today!

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BABYBARNEY 11/7/2012 2:42PM

    This is such a fantastic idea...just added it to my favourites...& really like the workout song segment....would love to put it on my car radio...ever think of added to SIRIUS Radio????

Love the 2 hosts...they really sound great together!!!

Sandi

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    Wow! That sounds like a terrific idea! I haven't listen yet but will soon . emoticon

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BANNERMAN 11/7/2012 2:18AM

  Thanks for moving forward with this.

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    Very cool!

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SLFGOLF 11/7/2012 1:02AM

    I love all the new additions that we keep getting!

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    Heard it yesterday.. Was fun and good. emoticon emoticon

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GRATTECIELLA 11/7/2012 12:06AM

    This is awesome news!

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JERICHO1991 11/6/2012 11:14PM

    Informative. Thank you.

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TEACHEROF4TH 11/6/2012 11:08PM

    love this!

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    VERY cool!

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    pretty cool!

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PCASEY7 11/6/2012 10:26PM

    Had a quick listen today and I'll be back for more!

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LIBBYL1 11/6/2012 10:24PM

  thanks!

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PENSIEVEGAZER 11/6/2012 10:17PM

    I'll have to try this out!

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  Good information

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    emoticon emoticon for creating another great tool .... can you also please provide us with a poppy icon for " Rememberance Day "
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You Can Now Connect Your Fitbit to SparkPeople!

Monday, October 15, 2012


Good morning, SparkPeople!

Today we are THRILLED to announce that we have partnered with Fitbit, a market leader in fitness devices. Fitbit has a full line of tracking devices to help you automatically and wirelessly track your distance, steps, calories burned and even fitness minutes. There are a lot of fitness tracking devices out there, but some products stand well above the others. Fitbit makes it easy for people to get fitter and reach their goals—and that is why we've partnered with them!

Sync Your Fitbit to Your SparkPeople Account
Many of our members who are Fitbit users have asked us how they can import all their data from Fitbit to SparkPeople. As of today, you can do exactly that—simply and wirelessly! If you have a Fitbit that you want to connect to SparkPeople, visit this page for instructions. This process takes just a couple minutes.

Purchasing a Fitbit Helps SparkPeople!
If you don't have a Fitbit, you can purchase one using this link and SparkPeople will earn a percentage of the sales. The newest tracker, Fitbit Zip, is now available at a lower price point of $59.95.

Join the SparkPeople Fitbit Challenge!
To celebrate our new partnership, SparkPeople has created a fun new challenge that is open to all members who have (or get) a Fitbit and then sync it to their accounts. You can compare your step totals with other members—and even SparkGuy's and Coach Nicole's on our Fitbit Challenge leaderboards page. In addition, starting in November, we're running monthly contests to encourage you to use your Fitbit to get fit! Everyone who accumulates at least 60,000 steps per month (that's just 2,000 steps per day on average) will be entered to win a $50 amazon.com gift certificate. See contest terms. To enter, all you have to do is sync your Fitbit to your SparkPeople account using the instructions above.


We hope this will help not only members who already have Fitbits, but that this new partnership and challenge will "Spark" even more members to check out the great Fitbit devices that we love so much. We hope you enjoy this new functionality!

  
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MBLACK59 7/17/2014 7:17PM

    I linked my new fitbit flex to sparkpeople and synced data but neither food nor activity is reflected in sparkpeople, I see that at least one other user had this experience--please advise, I would like this functionality emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 6/24/2013 9:56AM

    I want one so badly!

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SPARKBJOK 4/6/2013 9:02AM

    I just got a Fitbit Zip and have connected it to SP. But the food list is not being conveyed from one to the other. I can't find any info on how to be sure I'm doing this correctly. I'm happy to read instructions if someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks!

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SWIMMER79012 3/6/2013 4:23PM

  Thanks for the information. I just signed up for sparkpeople and need an easy way to integrate mileage information...I will look into this. One question, I have a windows phone and cannot find a sparkpeople app for it...am I just out of luck??

Thanks!!

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NEEDBU66 2/6/2013 2:18PM

    Got to be able to find this page when mine gets here right around 2/14/13

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NYMOOSE 2/3/2013 10:41AM

    Just set up my Fitbit, which I have had for over a week but unable to deal with it cause of an abscessed tooth. But today I am feeling better and got the FB set up and sync with SP. So now to learn about everything and hope it all syncs well.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/30/2013 4:41PM

    So excited. My Fitbit has been shipped today. :) yay Christmas Cash. Will sync it with SP as soon as I get it.

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 12/26/2012 12:35PM

    What fun! Hubby gave me a fitbit for Christmas - I've signed up for the challenge and the team. I look forward to all that 2013 holds for me and a better fit, healthier me!!!
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TAMMYVB12 12/6/2012 11:18PM

    WTH --- I had an ultra and the scale - things worked great. Then I upgraded to the 'one' and nothing syncs now. Upgrades are supposed to be improvements, not a separation from what you had............... SO DISAPPOINTED AND FRUSTRATED !!!

Any ideas? I get the following messae when I use the link in this post.

401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.

You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

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HEIDI-LYNN 11/23/2012 6:32PM

    Every time I try to link my FitBit One with Sparkpeople, Sparkpeople asks me to log in and then after I do, I get a message that says:

Server Error

401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

Has anyone else come across this? Any suggestions?
Thanks

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 11/20/2012 4:12AM

    Yeah! I'm on the verge of purchasing one - or have Santa do that for me. I had to know first that I could sync it with SP.

Great work, SparkTeam! You always come through for us!

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GRACEFULCHARM 11/19/2012 6:32PM

    OMG yes yes yes yes!

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TONYALEE64 11/5/2012 9:25AM

  I made a new account to let you know that the "forgot password" thing is NOT working .... I had no choice but to make a new account to get in here ... my old account is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.a
sp?id=TIGRESSLOVE#comments and I would like to have it back .... I waited two weeks and tried again and it still did not work, so it is not just a temporary error. I also had a lot of problems making a new account as the captcha thing kept having errors. I had to use the facebook thing to make the account, there was no other way to prove I was real. Then your email said no reply but I could message you here, but no way to message you that I can see so this is probably going to go unnoticed .... very frustrating!!!!!

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KNEWMETODAY 10/26/2012 6:20PM

    I'm waiting for my Fitbit to be delivered. I am so tired of my current pedometer accidentally resetting and me not catching it for hours; heaven only knows how many times it has actually reset by the time I look. I'm really excited that it will let me attach it to my bra...instead of on my hip.

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GRANDMOO 10/23/2012 5:24AM

    I have had a Fitbit for some time now and just connected my account. This was an awesome discovery for me. I went to the "Track Your Fitness" page and discovered that I have to sync each individual day??? Please say it isn't so! That's a lot of days to do individually. If anybody has discovered a way to sync all of their past history with SparkPeople, please please please let me know. Many thanks in advance!

'Moo

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LJAL62 10/21/2012 11:49AM

    Question: If you also get the Fitbit Wifi scale (since I haven't purchased the Withings scale) will the weight sync to SP also?

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NITER83 10/21/2012 11:33AM

  I'm so excited!!! My husband's company started a fitness program with Fitbit. His company is using the Fitbit which can measure sleep as well. Tomorrow he is purchasing one for me. The company got an awesome price.

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LOGOULD 10/20/2012 9:52PM

    Oh no, anothe gadget. I'm looking into it, but want more info re: the differences between the one and the ultra.

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CHARTHESTAR 10/20/2012 8:09PM

    What is the difference between one and the ultra?
Is it worth Upgrading to get either of those.?

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CHARTHESTAR 10/19/2012 9:54PM

    Why does it say you no purchase necessary to enter.
how else can you acquire a fitbit? If there is a way PLEASE let me know how!

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CHOCOHIPPO 10/19/2012 9:36PM

    I can't wait to get one of these. Trying to decide which one...

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JANIEWWJD 10/19/2012 7:55PM

    That's wonderful news!!! emoticon

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CATHYG7 10/19/2012 5:41PM

    This is awesome! I've had a Fitbit Ultra for some time and love the way it holds me accountable for steps, activity, proper sleep, stairs climbed, etc! When we are mindful, we tend to pay attention more in all areas and it just builds a healthier life for us, our family, friends and more! Thanks for adding Fitbit!!

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_CYNDY55_ 10/19/2012 5:32PM

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GABY1948 10/19/2012 4:39PM

    I am waiting for fitbit One to come out...it looks really good!

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JEWITCH 10/19/2012 4:16PM

    I put one on my wish list. I think this is a great idea.

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SOOKIE 10/19/2012 3:48PM

    Ordered my replacement today. Look forward to syncing up with SP!

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POINDEXTRA 10/18/2012 10:34PM

    Wow - this is VERY exciting. I have been coveting a FitBit, and just love that I will be able to sync it with Sparky.

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SAPHRAEL 10/18/2012 9:29PM

    What's the difference between the Ultra and the One that you can pre-order?

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LASARRE 10/18/2012 8:21PM

    I love it! Just got mine in time to be able to connect to SP. It is awesome! The food tracking and exercise connect. Amazon does have FitBit ultra on sale for $77.74. emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 10/18/2012 4:37PM

  Sounds great!

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JOANJAM 10/18/2012 2:27PM

    Just ordered the FitBit. VERY excited about how it can help me be more conscious and focused about my weight loss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AMARILYNH 10/18/2012 12:54PM

    I'd like to address a comment from EmmaNYC regarding Fitbit's customer service (saying a review said they have poor customer service). That has NOT been the experience of my friends! One friend LOST her fitbit and the company not only sent her a new one, the one they sent (free of charge) was the Fitbit Ultra (her's was an older model.) She ASKED because another friends (here on SP) suggested it - because she herself had an issue that they quickly resolved.

One more thing - I just now discovered that not only is my data from Fitbit coming into SP, my SP FOOD data is going into my Fitbit dashboard!! This is awesome!! I LOVE my Fitbit and I love that Sparkpeople listens to their members!!

This is just one more tool for weight loss success that SparkPeople is giving us - what an amazing site!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 10/18/2012 10:45AM

    Oh yaaay! Disregard previous email - the 500 points were awarded (10.15.2012). It shows up in the inside column, just left of the column in far right where it says "connect".

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ISABELLE31 10/18/2012 10:26AM

    Thanks for sharing this info! Just added a FitBit to my Christmas list! :)

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MILADY_LCF 10/18/2012 9:13AM

    YAY! I love fitbit! So glad you guys are working together!

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WALLINMW 10/18/2012 8:52AM

  Stay motivated!

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BUFFALOMAMA 10/18/2012 7:44AM

    Awesome! I have a fitbit ultra!

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LEANMEAN2 10/18/2012 7:05AM

    OK

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THEIS58 10/18/2012 6:17AM

    Great news!

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BUDDHAROXX 10/17/2012 8:45PM

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MINE!!! IT ENCOURAGES ME TO LOSE WEIGHT, AT THE PACE I CHOOSE BY SIMPLY ADJUSTING MY GOALS. EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO TRULY INCREASE THEIR FITNESS ACTIVITY AND HAS TRIED AND TRIED IN THE PAST, BUT BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL,SHOULD CONSIDER A MONITOR OF SOME TYPE. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE FITBIT, TAKE IT BACK AND TRY ANOTHER... PROBLEM SOLVED!
PS- BUT "I LOVE MY FITBIT!!!"
JUST SAYING :)

THANK YOU SPARK STAFF FOR SYNCING WITH MY FITBIT!!!!

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EMMANYC 10/17/2012 8:07PM

    I would be interested to know what kind of due diligence Spark staff carried out before deciding to endorse this product. Yes, there are a lot of people who have it and would love to be able to sync it with Sparkpeople. But does that mean Spark has to encourage people to use it? I note that Spark (the company) gains financially from the sale of this product (and to be fair, they admit it although they call this "helping Sparkpeople" - gee, kind of the same way I "help" the insurance salesman when I buy insurance?)

I did a little reading, and one thing I noticed almost immediately was the number of negative reviews on Amazon. Lots and lots of reviews from people who said that customer support was non-existent.

But what concerned me the most was a 1* review from a fitness professional who said that s/he programmed it to provide for a 3 kg loss per week, the fitbit recommended that s/he eat only 500 calories per day. Since this kind of "advice" is dangerous, the person contacted the maker of fitbit and asked if this glitch would be corrected so that the recommended daily calorie intake would never drop below the daily minimum (e.g., 1200 calories). They said no, such a change wasn't planned for the next release.

By the way, I found that review within a few minutes of starting to read reviews on Amazon, after sorting the reviews from worst to highest and starting to read the 1* reviews. That's something I do all the time when I'm thinking of buying a product. I make sure I read a range of reviews from high to low. It just seems like an obvious step to take to make sure what I'm thinking of buying is worth it. I don't believe every review I read, but if there is something in the reviews that raises a red flag, I make sure I do more research.

I don't know if the fitbit still can be set up so that it would make such a recommendation (the review I read dates back to about 2011, I think, so it's possible that the system has been changed), but it seems like the kind of thing that Spark staff should check out before recommending a product where they're going to benefit from sales. Maybe they did. I for one would like to know

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KATTBUGG04 10/17/2012 6:00PM

  I love my fitbit, so this is great news...Just a word of advise remember to take it off before you do your laundry...LOL

I am on my second one because the first one got washed....

Thanks, SparkPeople ;-)

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Thank You for Voting for SparkPeople!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012



A couple of weeks ago, we told you that SparkPeople was a finalist in the OMMA Awards (Online Media, Marketing & Advertising) for Website Excellence. We asked you to help us Spread the Spark by logging on and voting for us in the Members' Choice Award category.

And vote you did! SparkPeople members logged on to show their support by voting for SparkPeople. SparkPeople received an “unprecedented” number of votes according to the event’s organizers—and swept the Members' Choice Award!

We wanted to thank you for taking the time to vote. YOU are the reason that SparkPeople won this award, which means so much to our entire team.

Way to Spread the Spark! WOO-HOO!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NAOLEE 12/6/2012 4:09PM

    That was at least what we can do for all SPP do for everybody. emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 12/6/2012 8:05AM

    GREAT JOB!

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STILLFLYIN 10/21/2012 9:07AM

    While I am happy for SP, I am STILL getting spam from those folks.

I will be less likely to help SP in similar activities if they require that I "join" the other site and agree to receive emails from them in the future.

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JEWITCH 10/19/2012 4:18PM

    Way to go SP!

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 10/13/2012 10:42PM

    You deserve it and MORE! Congrats

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GINA180847 10/13/2012 12:27PM

    So deserving! emoticon

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CHUCKY23452 10/13/2012 10:00AM

  Why have you changed everything around making it difficult to get spark points and information. You old system was good and understandable and now I am at a loss to continue


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-SHOREIDO- 10/13/2012 9:42AM

    Applause,Applause!! Well deserved! You've put together something great here!!

PS
Now can someone tell me how to put all those media e-mails from voting to an end or is this a forever committment? : )

Thank You for helping me improve my life and feeling 20 yrs younger!!

ginny

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JERSEYGIRL24 10/13/2012 9:27AM

    Congratulations, well deserved!!! Spark People has made such a difference in my life. Feel free to reach out if you ever need member testimonials! emoticon

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RUFFIT 10/13/2012 9:09AM

    emoticon thank you sparkpeople!!!

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GREASE31 10/13/2012 7:47AM

    Hi SP_STAFF,

I've just found/read this Blog, i like it it looks good, very very well done for winning the award. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Well deserved. That's why we love SparkPeople!! Super strong support!!

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2TIGRE 10/10/2012 3:22PM

    Yes, it's true you asked and we responded but SP won because they truly ARE a phenomenal website. If it wasn't, it wouldn't have received as many votes. Plain and simple. SP won because they're great!!!

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BEACHGIRL76 10/10/2012 9:13AM

    Awesome! Congrats:)

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THEIS58 10/9/2012 5:18PM

    Great!

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KRYS210 10/8/2012 5:00PM

    Well deserved!

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SHARONSUE58 10/8/2012 8:51AM

  Hey, one great deed deserves another and another and another.

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THEIS58 10/7/2012 10:08PM

    Great!

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BRITOMART 10/7/2012 9:08AM

    Well, you earned it

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ENLIGHTENED7 10/6/2012 7:22PM

  SparkPeople DESERVED to win! emoticon

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PIXIEWIXIE 10/6/2012 5:58PM

    We all won! Fantastic news! Heartfelt congratulations!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 10/6/2012 2:01PM

    Woo hoo!

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    I knew we would win by a landslide, I felt a little sorry for those up against us as they never had a chance! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 10/6/2012 8:28AM

    We love SparkPeople! You do so much for everyone. What goes around, comes around. Well deserved, well done!

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FATHINSN 10/5/2012 11:54PM

    Congrats to SparkPeople, WooHoo!

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REENIE131 10/5/2012 10:36PM

    Awesome!

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ORODEO73 10/5/2012 7:03PM

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SLENDERELLA61 10/5/2012 5:33PM

    Tremendous! You've done so much for me, I'm glad I could do even this little thing for you!! -Marsha

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GODSBEST 10/5/2012 4:46PM

    AWESOME - we already knew SparkPeople was the best !! emoticon

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LUCKEGIRL40 10/5/2012 12:10PM

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MIRAGE727 10/5/2012 11:22AM

    Why am I not surprised! Way to rock it!
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