SparkPeople What's Up at SparkPeople Messageboard Read about the latest site developments and improvements, and other happenings at SparkPeople. Give us ideas or feedback on our site and services. SparkPeople What's Up at SparkPeople Messageboard Loving the Food Database One thing that continues to surprise me is the large food database. <BR> Sometimes I will eat something and think there's no way it will be in there but...there it is. <BR> It may not always be something I should be eating but it's in there. I can no longer use the "if I can't find it, it doesn't count" excuse. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:44:09 EST i have a question Hello , im so proud of myself , since feb I have lost 1 pound short of a stone , I have drastically changed my eating habits and I exercise at least half an hour a day , if not more if I can get it in , and 17 inches all round , but im not seeing it , my clothes still fit like they always have , I have not dropped any dress size's and its very frustrating , so my question is ,, is it normal ? and how much weight do I have to loose before I can fit in to a single dress size smaller ? <BR> I... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:08:18 EST Site list of what to change when restarting? I successfully lost my desired weight in 2012. Didn't use SP again til recently because last summer I had surgery and in my recuperation I allowed pounds to creep back on. <BR> <BR> In some ways, I think it would have been easier if I had created a new userid and started afresh, but I would have lost my Favorites and Groupings. <BR> <BR> Realistically I have new start dates and new loss goals and keep coming across places that show the older goals. Reports are a mix of the old and the new... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:22:38 EST how to use qr reader on android I see there is the ability to scan a product, but when I do so it just takes me to the scanner's page and doesn't reconnect me to sparkpeople. I assumed that scanning a product would add that to my food log, or at least give me that option, but can't figure out how to get the two communicating. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:40:23 EST KIDS SPARKPEOPLE Hi, <BR> I have been on SparkPeople for a couple of years. I see you have a teen SparkPeople, but no pre-teen. What about having a Pre-teen SparkPeople. My grandson has been in health classes at his school and I have been teaching him everything I can, but it's not enough. Please, please. A Pre-teen SparkPeople would be great for the kids between 9 and 12. This is the age where they are growing and changing and learning about their addition they are developing diabetes at their you... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:13:27 EST sp points I downloaded the app but i never got my points for it :( boohoo Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:48:51 EST Spark Radio Is anyone else missing the Spark People Radio? I know that Karen and Lily are gone, but a new host was recently touted and now I can't even locate the feature. Has this been discontinued altogether? Maybe there was a notification that I missed?? Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:06:57 EST disappointed with you Sparkpeople paid app is free Here is an email I sent to Spark. If you agree with me or also paid for the app and don't like that you paid for a free app let them know. <BR> <BR> ---------- <BR> I purchased the android app a few months ago and today I see the article that it is now being offered for free. Not only free but a much needed improved version is being released for free. This is so disappointing. Is Spark going to do anything for those of us that purchased it? I'm not talking about sparkpoints either. I know o... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:59:50 EST Android App Updates? After paying for the app i was hoping that it would cover a little more of the scope of the excellent site such as the videos, the nutritional report, the lookups and daily spark etc... <BR> <BR> any ETA for expansion of the capability? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 01:47:01 EST Waist gets smaller, abs don't It seems like I lose weight in the middle, but not much in the lower belly. What's up? <BR> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:45:52 EST My friend Feed I put up on my team a month or so ago about the new friend feed and many of them don't like it. It seems to be all tracking, do wee need to know everyone's tracking report, while on the other hand we are NOT getting messages that are more important. <BR> Yesterday one of our team member's son passed away ( Chair Exercise Team ) she put it on her feed, did we get it ?? No, That was an important message, How I came to know of it I sent that person a Goodie, another friend saw it and sent me a S... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:43:17 EST Iphone app update I just want to say that I LOVE the new update for the Iphone app. It looks great and I am enjoying the new features that were added to it, such as having the goal board up there and the stories. Just awesome, way to go guys!!! Thank You!!! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:17:26 EST I'm Happy I feel great!!! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:39:11 EST Ads Is there a way to get rid of all the annoying ads that are EVERYWHERE on this site??? Do they offer a paid option so that you don't have all of this crap all over? <BR> <BR> I am really annoyed! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:47:45 EST water therapy I'm new to neuropathy, but I've been having undiagnosed symptoms since 2000. I am currently doing water therapy. My main problems are balance and weakness. The water is 92 degrees, so it is warm and inviting. I do various exercises including walking forward, on my side, and backward. I also do stairs. One of my greatest challenges is walking on stairs. On Monday I was able to get up and down from a stair without holding on to anything. It felt great. I also am doing stretching, paddling, bicy... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:54:09 EST DISLIKE: All the Advertisements Hi! <em>252</em> and have never had a complaint the entire 6 years I have been a member until recently. I do not like all the ads nor do I like the way they slow down either my computer or the website (can't determine which it does, but things are slower than ever). I understand ads are needed to keep the site free. However, does there really need to be 4-5 between each side of page and then on top of page of my teams before I can ever get to the team thread? This is really a nuisance. Eve... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:01:49 EST Goodies How about updating the goodie categories, and adding more. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:28:38 EST Trial period Can you try the app before you buy it? Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:34:01 EST Total worldwide membership of I'm writing a paper and need this bit of data. I know it's somewhere on the site, but it's not easily located. <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> Maha Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:57:10 EST March 1st 2014 diet support group Hello, <BR> <BR> I think it would benefit all of us who would like some support in order to lose weight. Sometimes our friends, family and partner don't always understand us. Sometimes it is also easier to open up to strangers and anonymously. <BR> Perhaps we can motivate each other! I am 84 kgs and my longterm goal is 65 to 70 kgs. <BR> <BR> I have strated today with the Dukan diet and I have also ordered Garcinia Gambogia. I want to see results quickly because otherwise i get discourage... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 10:56:13 EST wheel is missing share ablity in the past when we did a wheel spin we could share our results in our status ? it gone did i miss them sharing this information ? Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:35:09 EST help red flags I only got four red flags turn over for points today. This box keep coming up and saying you have all you can get it show on the red flag at left I have five but I only have four and they only added up to 9 and that is the points I have on the total red flag.....I would like to know what to do...... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:39:55 EST Android Spark Points Image with Spark Coach When I use the Android Spark Coach and do the daily points spin, the image is doubled up. I saved the image to my dropbox account. The link is here: <link><BR>ut6og/2014-02-09%2014.13.17.png </link> Not a major deal, but thought I'd mention it. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:18:10 EST Status Update Am I missing where you put your status update? I see it is no longer on the wheels and is on your Spark Page. Shouldn't there be a place on our Start page? Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:25:36 EST Bear/crab crawls So I was watching biggest loser the other night n watching them do bear crawls followed by crab crawls n thought pfft that looks easy! <BR> So not easy at all, got my heart rate up n was challenging n then went to log it in on my iPhone app to find its not listed. Is there anyway that it can be? You can feel nearly every muscle working so its got to be good for you right? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 04:46:37 EST Query Hi SP community, <BR> <BR> does anyone know what has happened to Lily on Spark radio? I hear that someone has taken over? Is she on holiday? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:06:57 EST No sparkpoints Order the tracker and did not Getty points is there a special code I have to put in somewhere when i receive it? Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:56:23 EST Need more Spark Buddies - if you are intersested - I am trying to stay motivated and need some more help. can someone help me? Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:36:13 EST Friends Feed I am not a fan of the redesigned Friends feed. It is hard to read, nothing stands out as before. <BR> The added information one can see is not that interesting to me. The fact that I can check what I don't want to see is the only new part of design I do like. <BR> I think who ever designed the new format should reconsider the over all design and bring back the former, with some added features. <BR> Tisha <em>24</em> <em>33</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:28:14 EST Fitness tracker activity showing up on friend feed Is this something new, that my fitness tracker activity is now showing up on my friend feed? When did this start? <BR> <BR> Do I automatically get a Spark Point for this as a friend feed update? <BR> <BR> What if I don't want this to show up on the friend feed? Is there a way to set it up so that doesn't happen? Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:53:11 EST Adding step and mileage on the app Not sure if this has been addressed before, is there a way to add step and mileage on the phone rather than pc? I spend a lot of time with my phone and it would be easier. Thanks Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:44:17 EST Edit imported foods from other It's been a little while since I have been on SP, There used to be a button to use the old pop window to search and import others manually entered foods. If I added those to my favorites then I could manually edit it. For example, I do all my servings in grams so I would change the unit amount of cup, tsp, tbl, etc to the corresponding grams. I would also edit the name of the food to go along with my scheme of categorizing my favorites. I no longer see that button and if I add an imported foo... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:36:58 EST Walmart Offer Have checked all 3 (THREE) Walmart stores in our area - one of which really was farther away than I would ordinarily travel, and NONE of them carried 28 Day Boot Camp which would have given me 250 Spark Points and entered me in a contest. I am upset that I could not enter and therefore am excluded. I finally broke down and ordered it through Amazon, which, of course, included extra shipping charges. Grrrrr! Next time maybe you could print out a list of those 1500 lucky stores with ZIP C... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:12:48 EST Reports I would like to see a report that is not a bar graph that shows calorie differiential. So at the end of the week you could run a report to see the number not just an estimate on a graph - I find the graph hard to read. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:03:10 EST Update for Andriod suggestion It would be a great thing if you could put a reminder to track on the Andriod app. <BR> Would be very helpful. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:28:48 EST Spark Radio Whoa what happened to Lily and Karen?? Aw man that sucks. I'm not saying the new guy is bad but I really liked listening to them while I worked out. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:39:22 EST You're location I'm from Maryland Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:02:28 EST nutrition tracker - RECENT tab hi there. i just noticed there's a "Recent" tab in my nutrition tracker .. pretty cool. if i'm on the computer it's pretty easy to just search Favorites for whatever I ate ... <BR> <BR> my question tho is will the Recent tab/function make it's way to the free and/or paid Android apps? what about the mobile web version? <BR> <BR> i'd love to add foods while I'm at school without having to scroll through all my favorites for the same 3 snacks i carry to school Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:05:29 EST Goal setting and tracking So it's pretty clear that SparkPeople is focused on the little steps and daily goal achievement, which is great. And many, many an article encourage the user to set up intermediate goals to keep on track. Great advice. <BR> <BR> Now it would be even better is there was some way of inputting these intermediate goals with perhaps reminders when you reach the intermediate goals. For example: Let's say you're trying to lose 50 lbs. At 25 lbs the user is setting an incentive. When SparkPeop... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 23:22:46 EST Spark people emails I receive and read many of the spark people emails, especially the ones that include interesting recipes. I, however, do not get spark points when I read the emails! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:19:41 EST Night shifters I am in the preop circle of appointments and having a hard time figureing out when and what to eat. They want me to start eatting 6times a day. I work some times 8 sometimes 12hr night shifts then come home to my kids so may not sleep for 24-36hrs a couple times a week. I just don't know when and what to eat that often. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:36:18 EST question about apps is it free to download the apps for sparkpeople on your phone. can someone help me with this? <BR> i'm new at the downloading thing and most important only if its free of course. <BR> thanks in advance Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:12:35 EST Ordered the 28 Day Bootcamp video from amazon How do I get my 250 points?? It was not at any of our 3 walmarts so I ordered it on-line. Now what do I do to get my points? Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:21:53 EST Blogs Is there a way to see how many people have read your blog? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:13:04 EST Glow Getter Award What's up with the Glow Getter award and how do you get it? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:12:16 EST Staten Island Walkers Who here live in Staten Island, NY and like to walk and where & when? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 22:33:33 EST I wish for burpees in the fitness tracker I do burpees and wish they were standard in the fitness tracker, but can't find them. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:34:01 EST Fitness/Goal Chart How can I add a Fitness/Goal chart to the bottom of my posts. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 16:34:53 EST Advertisements When did all the advertisements take over? It seems half the site-page is taken up by them? Very distracting. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:20:59 EST Me & The Girls giveaway I just saw the posting on the Spark Blog of the winners of "Me & the girls organic beauty set" giveaway. One of the winners is listed as "Claryrathke", which I think may be me (with an extra 'r'). I have not received an email notification from Sparkpeople regarding this giveaway, so I just wanted to confirm if the winner might be me, or if I am mistaken. Thanks for your help. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:29:09 EST SparkPoints & Emails Hi <BR> <BR> It used to be easy to get 8 to 10 points per day via reading emails. Now, although we may earn up to 8 points daily, I don't get enough emails to do that. How can I increase what arrives in my mail? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Trout Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:40:21 EST Offensive Ads Your Victoria Secret ads are offensive. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:27:39 EST Question About Start Page I've been Sparking now for a couple of weeks but before that had been absent for awhile. <BR> <BR> On my new Start page, on the right hand side are the ability to track how much sleep I'm getting and my mood? These are NOT something I had ever set up before, so I'm not sure how they got there? <BR> <BR> Not a big deal in & of itself as I know I can change that but I'm just curious. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:36:55 EST SPARK COACH HELLO, <BR> <BR> JUST WONDERING IF THE SPARK COACH IS ANY GOOD AND RESULTS ARE BETTER? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:59:46 EST Burger King Whopper coupon, really SP? I'm staring at a SparkPeople webpage that is showing me an advertisement and code for a Burger King Whopper. As if that's not absurd enough, it will be free if I order at least $10 worth to be delivered. <BR> <BR> So SP condones fast food: <BR> - of the worst kind <BR> - to be delivered <BR> - in excess so as to get more fast food for free <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:49:41 EST in another plateau- my 2nd plateau. Having a hard time at 148.... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 18:15:25 EST question about goals and such I just read this article it was a spark article and a poll of what women would give to have the perfect body shape and weight. it was like wow! some of the things they would give up!! It made me think of a nearly impossible question of the day on the radio which was what celebrity do people most want a body like...female? this was from a poll in people magazine or some other popular title.... they said that women thought that jennifer aniston had the perfect most desired by women body. That t... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 22:30:36 EST More Spark point levels! I joined Spark people in september 2009 and I have been checking in almost every day since then. I know it is silly but spark point motivated me to set up a page and to start to communicate with other members. I have been collecting points and this spring I reached maximum level, 100 000 points. <BR> And I have to admit that reaching that level, no more to aim for, has slowed down my activity a little. It is not as important every day anymore to comment on other members pages or to read the h... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 01:30:53 EST What Are These Things? On my Start page, under Step 3, I see stuff I don't understand. <BR> <BR> In the left most column, it indicates ... Today's Sparkpoints 81 <BR> Under that, it says, "You earned 5 Team Bonus Spins Today!" and there is a Red flag labeled "Give Points". <BR> <BR> What does that mean? What (if anything) am I supposed to do? <BR> <BR> 2nd question ~ <BR> <BR> Directly under "Community & Spark Team Check In" the orange banner says, "Earned 7 points today from Community." <BR> <BR> ummm..... O... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 23:11:23 EST nutrition tracker how do i find out why it won't let me post my food/ Tue, 3 Dec 2013 22:19:52 EST NOT HAPPY W/LACK OF RESPONSE ABOUT REFUND REQUEST! This is a crosspost. I don't know where else to post this, because I've received NO response from Sparkpeople about refunding my sparkcoach subscription. I originally emailed and requested a refund purely for monetary reasons. I'd enrolled, but money is very tight right now, and I need every penny I can scrape together over the next few weeks. I'd told them originally I'd planned to reenroll again at a future point when my $ situation was more stable, but their abyssmal lack of response i... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:27:42 EST where did health headlines go there used to be a weekly update on health headlines from the news. i havent saw it in awhile. am i missing it or is it no longer there? Thu, 28 Nov 2013 21:56:29 EST Hi NEWBIE here Hi everyone i am getting my surgery Febuary 18th 2014 cant wait im nervous but i am ready for this. anyone else getting surgery in Febuary? Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:50:29 EST Can SparkPeople install an instant messenger? The only thing this site needs is an instant messenger so you can talk to your friends without having to send email every time or comment on a page. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:42:02 EST Suggestions for New Nutrition Tracker I have tried to use the new tracker about every other week since you first rolled it out. It has not improved over time since it was first introduced. It was slow in the beginning and is SLOW..SLOW..SLOW still!! <BR> <BR> Has it been tested with those of us with large Favorite data bases? With the old tracker, I was able to input a meal in a minute or two at most. It took maybe 5 minutes to input all meals and snacks if entered all at once. The groups and receipes data bases were also very ... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:14:38 EST Bring back the old tracker The old tracker is gone--I know all about the new tracker, I just don't like it. Why can't we have both options? And, please put the water tracker back on top. <BR> <BR> Not a fan of the changes. <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:59:25 EST Nutrition tracker changed this morning? Between breakfast and lunch today I noticed the nutrition tracker page has changed.....was this planned? <BR> <BR> The water tracker is now on the bottom and the look is very different (more difficult to differentiate between the windows, etc.). <BR> <BR> The remove food icon has changed and moved.... <BR> <BR> Is there some notification to site users planned? <BR> <BR> (Last week the quick links bar at the bottom suddenly disappeared, so it seems changes are phasing might be ... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:47:25 EST Time to see the nutrionist I need some extra help with this weight loss thing since my way is just not working very well. All my doctors recomeneded I go back and see GI nutrition again since there are many reasons why I might not be loosing the weight. They would also be able to help give me the extra boost I need and a kick in the butt to get myself in the right direction. So I go there on Wensday. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:47:22 EST Mondays - good or bad? I am not a Monday person - but I do realize start of another great week Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:56:18 EST Trouble logging in my I phone I paid and not able to log in. It keeps saying I have the wrong user Id or password. Now I can log in through my hot mail. Please help Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:16:24 EST new stuff ok so you have a new front page...awesome job on I know you can make changes to the site...why don't you guys ever update or change or add new SparkGoodies?? sure wud be fun to have more and new stuff to choose from. <BR> <BR> just a suggestion! Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:35:13 EST Time Management and Organization Productivity Fans This Time Management Team is restarting: <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=57918 </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:11:22 EST Mobile Apps I got the spark apps back when they were free on the iphone several years ago and they do normal updates. I was wondering with the new updated sparkpage that is so user friendly. When will the mobile tracker get an update? Like it would be great if you could add your mileage with the mobile app as well. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:07:16 EST SparkTeam Bonus Point Setup Hello <BR> <BR> can someone please explain what is SparkTeam Bonus Point Setup? <BR> <BR> Do we not allocate points everyday? <BR> <BR> Thank you for your time <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:59:45 EST Spark Canada I would really like to see a Spark Canada group started with a address. We are a large population with uniquely different lifestyles and foods that do not cross borders. <BR> <BR> As Canadians I feel that we contribute to the Spark People group well and this should be a separate group with leaders in Canada and people who are familiar with Our Country. <BR> <BR> I would like to see the Canadian Flag. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks from a Proud Canadian <BR> <BR> Jan <BR> Barrie, O... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 08:26:02 EST Trophies I'm not sure this is the right place to ask this question, but here goes. <BR> <BR> With all the new and wonderful improvements to SparkPeople, when will the trophy levels be adjusted to reflect all the additional SparkPoints we're all getting now (which I LOVE, by the way! Very encouraging!). <BR> <BR> Thanks! Just curious. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:27:36 EST why do some people pay less for spark coach? some people said they paid $48/year for spark coach. at 7.99/month, i'm paying DOUBLE. SOOO not fair. Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:55:11 EST Blogs I would like to keep one of my blogs on the top of my blog list. <BR> Is there a way to do that? <BR> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:46:21 EST Dr. Perlmutter's "Grain Brain" I am interested in feedback from SparkPeople on Dr. Perlmutter's claims that carbohydrates, not fat, are the major cause of illness and obesity in the US. He takes it a step further than the "Wheat Belly Diet" and says that not only should we eat gluten free, we should limit carbohydrates to 5% or our diet. Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease are the result inflammation and are preventable. Finally he writes that the brain requires fat to function, not carbohydrates. ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:13:26 EST Any ideas would help... Went for my yearly check-up and am not happy with myself. I was doing really well for a while. I had lost 20 lbs with reg. exercise and changing the diet a bit. Then I fell and hurt myself and the exercise had came to a stop. (going to the pool, walking the dog and riding my bike). I became very depressed because of it and gained it all back. I live in MI and the snow and ice will be here all too soon. <BR> I fell on the ice and have had a meniscus tare in my left knee that was fixed two ye... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:53:19 EST Cool new start page Kudos to spark people for making an excellent new start page! I love, it has my vision board right there, among spark streaks to immediately keep track of. <BR> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:34:50 EST New Here - General Advice on Gastric By pass Hi, my name is April and i am excited, nervous and scared all if at all possible i have deceided to go through this journey i start the process in January in two short months and would like to know if anyone has any advice. I have researched alot and keep track of everything - do's and dont's will be helpful and when you first have procedure how do others get there protein and water in daily. if there are certain proteins that anyone use's that they like better. <BR> <BR> any help is hel... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:27:38 EST Night time challengers with food I can do great all day but at night watching tv I drift off and start eating :( any suggestions Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:13:29 EST Start Page negative calories When I eat over the minimum calorie value I get a negative value in my "Equals Calories Remaining Today" field. <BR> " <BR> Calories In & Out <BR> Calorie Goal 1690 - 2040 <BR> Minus Eaten Today - 1778 <BR> Equals Calories Remaining Today -88 - 262 <BR> Calories Burned This Week/Weekly Goal 522 / 740 <BR> " <BR> So as you can see I have "-88 to 262" calories left to eat today instead of "0 to 262" calories left. <BR> <BR> Overall I like the new start page, it seems less cluttered to the ... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:17:45 EST Having a problem logging into my app on my Android I couldn't find a "MY ACCOUNT" link on the website to help me figure out my user name and password and there isn't an option in the app for a "FORGOT PASSWORD". Any one have any ideas? Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:27:38 EST I hate the new 'start' page What happened to the friendly, multi-faceted focus? <BR> This new page is points, points, points. For some of us that's just not relevant, and I find the in-your-face approach repellent. <BR> <BR> I'll be on site MUCH less often, I'm afraid. I don't like being bombarded by STUFFF. <BR> <BR> I'm sure lots of folks'll rave, but not this member. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:05:41 EST Sugar levels One of the biggest problems I have is limiting my amount of refined sugar. It seems to be in everything! So I try to find alternative like sugar substitues...splenda, honey, agave nectar...still the craving for sugar is still there and I know it's the main reason I can't seem to get rid of belly fat. Any suggestions how to control the cravings? Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:12:53 EST lbs required lost prior to approval by Dr. Does anyone know how much Weight loss (lbs) someone will have to lose before a Dr will approve Gastric Bypass Surgery? How much time has to pass or weight loss must occur (after the seminar or last weigh in at your primary physicians office visit), before a Gastric Bypass specialist Doctor will approve Roux En- Y Gastric Bypass surgery? <BR> <BR> Is it based on co-morbid conditions? weight numbers? Person? attitude, commitment to changing lifestyle and understanding of personal life long c... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:41:59 EST I need friends! New here! Help&#128522; Age 37 needing to loose alot of weight Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:30:40 EST articles for EXPERIENCED dieters/exercisers Today's article on ways to cut 100 calories from your diet (which includes mainly "newbie" hints and tips that many of us incorporated into our lives long ago) brings up an issue that I'd love to see addressed: <BR> <BR> "So, you've been at this weightloss/fitness/wellness thing for years now. You park at the other end of the parking lot daily, take every staircase in town, haven't had a soda in ten years, and wouldn't eat a french fry if you were starving. You lost some weight and you're... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:54:17 EST Fitspo frustration I found this blog today and it resonated with me. I pretty much love SP with the exception of 2 improvement wishes--a FB type interface for SPfriends and the use of Fitspo pics for articles and such. I would prefer pics of folks 30lbs overweight working out rather than ripped fitness models lifting 8 lb weights. Just sayin' <BR> <BR> <link><BR>19/fitspo-sucks-5-reasons-photos-of-ho<BR>t-women-and-catchy-slogans-are-ruining<BR>-the-world/ </link> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:56:20 EST Vote for SparkPeople: free Super Bowl Commercial Right now Intuit is running a contest for small businesses. The prize is a commercial during the Super Bowl. I don't know about you, but every time I see a commercial for Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig I wish that SP had the resources to do the same. This is their chance to get the word out on a huge scale. All they need is the support of people like us. <BR> <BR> Go to this website and vote for SparkPeople: (It just takes one click and you can vote once a day.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I don... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:50:29 EST get rid of the generation opportunity ads There has to be some limits. These ads are misleading and undermine the spirit of SP. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:05:36 EST Non-Food Reward Ideas? I'm looking for rewards for my hard work - I exercise the days I have planned, I eat healthy and stay under my calories for the day, I pass on the dessert at work, etc. <BR> <BR> what are some non-food rewards (and not too expensive)? Maybe weekly.... maybe after hitting a certain goal... just looking for some brain storming ideas from other successful Sparkers! <BR> <BR> <em>529</em> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 21:13:51 EST Why do I have such a big waist?? I'm really not that overweight..but very much out of shape. I am as of now 144 lbs. The biggest I ever got was 170. I have always had a very big waist. Measured last week at 39 inches. That way to big for my weight. I wanna loose 10 inches.. help!! whats the best exercise for loosing inches in the waist?? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 03:51:38 EST Goodie Points How do you get to spin for the Goodie Points? When I first created my SparkPage, I got a spin. I thought that it said that I could spin it every day, but I can not find it. So just how do we get Goodie Points? Wed, 2 Oct 2013 23:42:29 EST SPARKAMERICA WHEN IT GOING TO be BACK? Whem is SparkAmerica going to be backj? Tue, 1 Oct 2013 18:05:04 EST My SparkPage Error I'm trying to access my home page and when I click under Quick Links to My SparkPage I get this error: <BR> <BR> We couldn't find that user. (A) <BR> <BR> Please press the back button on your browser to re-enter the information. Or click here to go back. <BR> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:01:27 EST Needs more dance ;) I was thinking that it would be great if sparkpeople had more videos and stuff for dance. I personally am hooked and find it not only a wonderful stress reliever, but capable of boosting my mood immensely. It's also so fun and engaging that I often lose track of time. I think sparkpeople should consider offering more resources for dance and hopefully I will meet some fellow enthusiasts :) Discovering dance is one of the absolute best things to happen to my fitness and health! Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:36:43 EST Help - the new daily challenge page opens blank How can I get sparkpoints for this? Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:45:21 EST 47 years It took me 47 years in TOPS, today i made 101 pounds lost. Thanks to all my TOPS friends. Never give up. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:37:45 EST adds What is with the stupid adds that pop up on the recipe site. it is dumb. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 16:39:30 EST Android App Offline Before I buy the SP app, can it be used offline & then sync automatically when you get near wifi or phone service? We can't get cell phone service where I work & there is no wifi. If I can't use the app offline at work, it would just be a waste for me. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:13:23 EST New SparkTeam I created a new SparkTeam. It is called "Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fans Get Fit". Check it out for me. Let me know what u think Mon, 9 Sep 2013 14:57:49 EST A treat jar I took a jar and set it on the counter. I started it today because I have been doing a little unplanned eating.. Now every time I only eat the food I put in my nutrition tracker for the day, no extras, I put a penny in it. At the end of the month, I will take 25 cents for each penny and buy me a treat. It isn't much but you can make it whatever you can afford, 50 cents, 1 dollar. I wanted to just take and put one dollar in there each day and take whatever there was at the end of the month... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:12:46 EST give more goodies at one time I wish we could more than one person the same goodie at one time. We had a split team challenge and I gave 12 people team medals and had to do it one at a time. I wish we could do 3 or 4 at once. It was the same goodie. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 22:54:30 EST DROID APP NOT SYNCHING i PAID FOR THE APP TO GO ON MY PHONE AND IT WON'T EVEN LET ME IN!! i GET THE LOGIN INFO IN AND THEN IT SUGGESTS i'M NOT ONLINE, BUT i AM WIFI CONNECTED AND MY KINDLE AND OTHER DEVICES WORK. IT'S JUST THIS APP. THAT'S SO NOT FARE! i AM GOING AWAY AND CAN'T EVEN GET IT TO WORK FOR MY VACATION. NOT GOOD . ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO GET IT WORKING OTHER THAN SIGNING IN AS A NEW USER??? i'D HATE TO LOSE ALL MY RECIPES AND MEALS SAVED. <BR> <em>198</em> Tue, 3 Sep 2013 15:22:00 EST iPhone apps I was wondering what the difference is between the old free app n the new one you pay for? I know it does GPS but want to know if I need to upgrade? Tue, 3 Sep 2013 07:08:51 EST Why do I continue to get charged? I left the SparkCoach team a number of months ago, but I continue to get charged $8.99 a month and I can't get any response or help from anyone at SparkPeople. I'm extremely frustrated and getting quite irritated at the how complex difficult it is to get this handled... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:42:16 EST "Members" using SP to sell weight loss products I've noticed something on a few boards that I've visited here on SP and it's people becoming SP "members" to sell weight loss products. Some have been very overt about it by putting links to their products in their posts. But I found a guy today who started a challenge and when I noticed that he had only 2 posts, I decided to check out his SparkPage that had no information but it did have photos. So I checked them out and most of them were motivational sayings, but one was taken from SP sh... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 08:38:42 EST Note for Day on MySparkSummary Calendar I just discovered the MySparkSummary calendar. <BR> <BR> The legend has an option called "See note for the day." <BR> <BR> Where can I find this note for the day, so I can enter notes in it? I would like to be able to make notes about exercise, injuries, food etc., and have them all accessible from the same place. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:37:01 EST Is there a way to show all exercises in search So like typing a '%' or other character that pulls up ALL the exercises? Sometimes names are different for same type-we call it 'interval training' at our work gym which is circuit sets of different thing like jumping jacks, tables jump, push ups, high knees, mtn climbes etc. Thanks! Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:40:48 EST Printing and/or saving articles What happened to the print and save buttons that used to be on the articles? I read them here, but there are some that I would like to reread and some that I would like to take home so that I can follow what is in the article, especially if it includes specifics exercises or movements. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:46:30 EST Sparkpeople App Morning! I have a suggestion more than anything regarding the app..... <BR> <BR> I have been a member of Sparkpeople since '07 and am a regular user of the app. I was comparing it to My Fitness Pal and had a couple of suggestions that maybe you guys would consider. MFP falls short compared to sparkpeople hands down with the online service, but I do think that for paying $3.99 for the app, there should be a few more features on it. For one, having access to the friend feed would be great!... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:28:08 EST Ad Free Spark??? Afternoon All!! <BR> <BR> I've been using Sparks regularly for about 4 months, and I was wondering has an "ad free" version of Spark ever been considered?? I will tell you (at least in my view) the flashing banners all over my screen are a little...distracting. <BR> <BR> Just a thought... <BR> <BR> Kim Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:02:46 EST spark people book... I have the older orange book. Are they the same? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:11:19 EST Leveling up on sparkpoints Hi I was thinking that you should make levels above 100,000 spark points beyond level 20. <BR> In some games these are sometimes referred to as, "epic levels." It would be cool to strive for the superhero level spark points trophies. <BR> just a thought <BR> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:31:40 EST What do you love about you? I love that I am energetic and generally positive! I am a bit of an extrovert wearing my emotions on my sleeve, but that"s okay as that is me! <BR> <BR> What do you truly live about yourself or new health habits? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 01:35:47 EST Wellness Articles I love these articles. I have learned so much about how to loose weight the right way. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 13:48:17 EST Spark Goodies and Spark Points... What's the difference? I have 50 goodie points and when I tried to use them it deducted them from my spark points. I'm confused. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 13:46:23 EST What's up? Seriously... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 13:54:42 EST spark people app I used to have the Spark People app for free, and now when I search for it it says it is $3.99. <BR> Is there still a free version somewhere that I'm missing or are they charging now??? <BR> What's next, charging for the website?? :-( Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:01:33 EST No Gluten Free Dairy Free Meal plans? Just rejoined spark people after being a away for a few years. Very Dissapointment that you don't offer gluten free or dairy free options... Especially considering that one of your choices is vegetarian.... Well it's not truly vegetarian if its just loaded full of dairy items... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 03:51:06 EST I want to jump rope today! Because it drives me crazy that I am not loosing weight as fast as I'd like. Maybe I can jump it off! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 16:21:29 EST obsessed with points I am obsessed with gaining levels of merit. does this obsession dwindle and when. ? Fri, 2 Aug 2013 22:17:04 EST LifeTime Miles?? Just curious about what this is and how you get the award? Fri, 2 Aug 2013 19:40:55 EST Jillian from the Biggest Loser Her Workout DVD's ROCK Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:23:50 EST Goodies Today I won 1000. goodie points and it made my day. This is my third re-do of the program and this time I am going to make more efforts to reward each milestone of progress. Last night I did my strength training before going to bed and was very proud of myself for staying honest to doing these exercises every other day. So for that I got an aerobic step set goodie for my spark page Fri, 2 Aug 2013 10:43:34 EST By Small and Simple things... Great things are brought to pass... I believe it! Fri, 2 Aug 2013 00:53:04 EST First Zumba fitness concert at Navy Pier on 8/31 Welcome August! I will be at the first Zumba fitness concert at Navy Pier on 8/31@ 4pm, will you be there? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 06:39:41 EST Leadership boards It looks like the a lot of the same people are always at the top! They must be awesome at this spark stuff! Keep up the good work! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 01:04:48 EST New Nutrition Tracker I'm sort of confused with this new nutrition/fitness tracker. I thought that you were supposed to eat 1200 cal per day plus exercise to help loose weight. Why is it telling me to eat the same amount of calories I just burned off working out? Isn't that defeating the purpose? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:12:46 EST Toe fungus ads I know the ads keep SP free, but PLEASE remove the disgusting toe fungus ads. I can't believe you have these revolting pictures on the Spark Recipes site. I do not need to look at these hideous toes, especially when I am thinking about food! Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:44:49 EST Spark shirt sale I wanted one of those 5 dollar shirts for my b-day. Looks like they only have small left. I wonder if they'd give me a rain check. Someone know where to ask. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:24:53 EST Spark Points Suggestion I love SP. I like the idea of the SparkPoints, but feel it would be neat to be able to accumulate our points to trade them in for entries into a drawing for stuff. I have, as I'm sure other have also, been a part of survey sites and many times you are rewarded by getting points, etc. that you could use to put your name into a drawing. I notice lots of advertising that I'm sure some of these companies would be happy to supply the site with free merchandise for give aways. I certainly would be ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:43:46 EST SP looks more & more like a women's magazine I've been on SP for quite a while now, and recently I've been noticing how the main page looks increasingly like any mag you'd see at a grocery check-out--there are items on "50 easy ways to torch calories," 'Could A/C cause weight gain?' "Top 10 tips to get bathing suit ready"--it sounds like any of the fast-fix stuff or media hype available anywhere. <BR> <BR> What I've always admired about SP was that it had integrity. But with the increased 'partnering' with other companies, and, sadly,... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:43:06 EST The Zombie Run 5K I just saw this and wondered if anyone had participated in it and if it is legit?? Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:15:37 EST Facebook Why, all of a sudden when I enter my exercise does the facebook page come up? I've been trying to avoid facebook like the plague since its gotten so overstuffed. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:47:02 EST IPhone Spark App Question I was wondering if there are plans to add a section in the app for blood sugar and blood pressure entries so that when you are away from your laptop you can enter in your numbers. It would be a wonderful addition to a person with diabetes or high blood pressure. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:30:36 EST Fun ways to work out at home? Any ideas on how to have fun burning calories at home? For Rainy days. So far I have hula hooping, workout videos, dancing, and heavy house cleaning? I need more IDEAS Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:44:44 EST Dieting all week long Working out and counting calories has been a major part of my life lately. Im in so much pain right now I think I over did the exercise. jillian michaels workouts kick your butt! I hurt! My abs hurt and I'm hoping it will pay off. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:43:09 EST Meal Plan Problems I'm not that great at planning my meals so I decided to turn on the Meal Plan feature in my nutrition counter. I then clicked on the Grocery List icon at the bottom. Oh my goodness! I couldn't believe how long it was! I could literally spend $300 or more buying the items listed for just this week. I realize that the Meal Plan is trying to give me variation in proteins and fruits and vegetables but I can't afford to buy all of this stuff. Especially when it's call for small quantities of foods... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:33:25 EST Type 2 Diabetic - Had my 3 month appointment Hi, <BR> <BR> I had my three month appointment and it went well. I lost another pound which she was pleased with. I wish it was more but I am working on it. My A1C was 6.2 which she was also happy with. I currently weigh 154...and my goal weight that I want to get to 135. I walk almost everyday for at least 20-25 minutes, depending where on the campground (which is where I walk since it is almost 2 miles. I can walk 30 minutes depending on where I walk too. I want to make a goal of walking ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:37:13 EST Sparkpeople App for The Driod Hi. <BR> I have the app for my Driod and wonder if they will eventually do some upgrades to the app - it hasn't been updated since January(?) - I have the paid version. <BR> <BR> Would be nice if: <BR> <BR> Scanner could work a lot better (be more accurate, not choose the food from a "range" of choices) <BR> <BR> Have reminders to track your food (Lose it! and MyFitnessPal has them, works on my phone) but I'd rather utilize Sparkpeople since I paid for it. <BR> <BR> I do like how your can... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:59:00 EST TOPS why are there not recent postings in TOPS. I think they need some challenges and contests to keep people motivated. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 17:05:34 EST Not many people posting in this area? Looks like I won that contest jk Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:47:11 EST Updated app & ruined everything! Playtime is over! I first downloaded the Spark app on my phone (a droid) and it worked great. Then I bought a tablet and I started using that more often than my phone, so when someone posted about the Spark app being Amazon App Store's freebie of the day I was happy to finally get it on my tablet. I downloaded that and it turns out the app had been updated and was way better than the original. So I deleted the old one off my phone and downloaded it from Amazon on my phone. Biggest. Mistake. Ever. <BR> <BR> Th... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 18:12:37 EST Thanks for the user friendly, updated Spark websit You did a wonderful work. The website is so much easier to use, has a new improved, streamlined look, and reduced information for us. Thanks again! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 17:03:20 EST I have started Spark people several times! How do you stick to it? I started in 2009 and have gone back and forth for four years now!! AHHHH Sun, 7 Jul 2013 11:57:49 EST Runner in training needs help I am in the 4th week and completed the second day of training the the 5 K walk/job virtual race. I bought new running shoes for the training. I followed the advise of experienced runners and bought shoes a 1/2 size bigger then I normally wear. The problem is I am going to loose one of my toe nails. I think it is from jamming the tip of my shoe. Any suggestions on how to not loose any more toenails? <em>363</em> <em>24</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 23:15:30 EST Can we get a MB for Females or Younger PPL?? We have a message board for men, for over 50, brides/grooms to be. What about some for just Females? Or something for a younger crowd? Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:32:12 EST Health News articles What happened to the health news articles that SP used to link to? Not the ones that tell you about certain health conditions, their symptoms and treatment, but the ones that are new news coming out. I have been checking them out every day, but today they were not in the listing on the Spark Points page like they have been. How does one get to them now or are they completely gone? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:23:02 EST I need help! I cannot lose weight :( I try so hard to eat the right things but I just can't seem to shake any of my weight off. Is there some sort of detox I can start off with? Or could I just juice for a few days? I'm really depressed about this and I don't know what else to do :/ Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:47:10 EST Click "Add a New Blog Entry" has no effect This morning a survey popped up when I clicked on "Add a New Blog Entry" and I clicked on "no thanks" on the popup, in the top right. Since then I cannot use the "Add a New Blog Entry" link. It doesn't do anything. I am using Firefox. No errors show in the Javascript console. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:25:29 EST Average Weight Tool Hi! I'm Mandy and I'm a maintainer. Many of us over on the maintenance team weigh daily and use other websites that average those figures. It is a really awesome tool to take the drama out of those daily fluctuations. <BR> <BR> I don't think there is an option like this here on sparkpeople and I'd like to suggest it. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:49:17 EST Please!: Easier ways to get to your blog. Oddly enough, you can't get there from the "Blogs" page. That should be a given. It would also be nice to have it in the right hand bar somewhere. And maybe on one of the drop-down lists. But definitely on the "Blogs" page! <BR> <BR> Thanks. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:00:45 EST New Fitness Tracker Please bring back the old Fitness Tracker. I was very loyal to logging on and recording all my activity. Since the change I have tried to adapt but it's not happening and I am not logging onto SparkPeople as often as before and it is hard to keep my weight at goal. The old Fitness Tracker was great. Please, please, bring back the old tracker. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:00:01 EST Lipoma vs. obesity? I have noticed about four lumps on my legs, which carry a lot of fat. I do have a sibling who had a lipoma. Since I'm about 50 lbs overweight, and since my legs are heavy, I can't figure out if these lumps are lipomas or just plain old fat. It makes a difference to me because I'd like to know if losing weight will get rid of them! Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:39:45 EST new to the gluten free thing Just found out that I need to eat gluten free WOW this is overwhelming still want to eat low calories. Would be nice if they had a gluten free menu to follow, or at least get some ideas. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:59:51 EST Slimming ankles and swelling feet? <BR> <BR> What can be done? Worse in the heat too! Almost to the point of painful sometimes... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:25:54 EST Inviting a friend To get Spark Points it invites you to invite a friend by email. I click it but nothing happens. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:43:33 EST Add a 15km/ 10mile distance to the virtual run? Hello, <BR> I love the virtual runs that you have set up here, especially because it can fit in so easily with my schedule. <BR> At the moment I'm struggling to find 15km/ 10 mile distance runs in my area and I was wondering if it was possible to add this distance to the virtual races page? <BR> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:19:42 EST Anyone bought GOBITES that are advertised here? The GOBITES keep popping up on this site ... has anyone bought them? I'm not a fan of subscription things, but they look like they might be a nice reward treat. Anyone? Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:02:04 EST Easy suggestion :) Hey! <BR> <BR> I think it would be really great in the column for calories where it says "remaining for today" if you could have it read negative numbers in red font when you go over so you can see quickly how you are doing. Maybe you have two or three days in a row of eating too much and you want to try to make up the calorie differential--it would be a quick easy way to do that! <BR> <BR> ~Lina Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:14:52 EST cant see text when posting comment on SparkPages the cursor moves but can't see text. after I post the message, it's there all right. <BR> <BR> i'm using Windows 7, IE 10 Sun, 9 Jun 2013 23:56:19 EST Tracker options Is there a way for spark people to recommend the values for calories/carbs/proteins? I had it setup for when I had my weight loss surgery, but now since it has been awhile and I am pretty much maintaining everything by myself with little help from the surgery I am wondering if I am on track for correct eating habits. Primarily I want to see about the carbs and the fat intact and to ensure it is either enough or too much. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 18:37:43 EST tracking medications and vitamins I would love to be able to track my insulin, diabetic oral meds, and other supplements that I take. Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:13:51 EST back pain If you ever had back pain you got a pain one of my worst pain Sat, 8 Jun 2013 15:29:25 EST panty hose to hide saggy skin I saw a woman on a weightless forum who used panty hose to hide saggy skin ,anyone know where to find that information? Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:13:45 EST site suggestion-bookmark I run into an article that I want to come back to later. I know I could email it to myself, etc., but it would be nice to be able to link it to myspark or my account. Just a thought! Thu, 6 Jun 2013 08:36:33 EST Peripheral Neuropathy Good day. March 3rd I had a fall and fractured my left ankle/fibula. I was placed in a walking boot and first 3 weeks was off work and bed rest. Ortho dr. didn't want to place me in a cast due to muscle spams from MS. All was healing and progressing well. Back to work part time week 4. Beginning of week 5 I developed tingling in my toes and under my feet but ok to deal with. By the end of the week I had full blown Neuropathy from knees down in both feet and around my waist. I have bee... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 09:26:13 EST Smart Phone is there an app for Spark people for android phones? I am using My Tracks for logging my walking distance but it doesn't tell me calories burned. I can track miles/distance, time and MPH. My SMartPhone is a new thing and I am still playing with it and searching. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 21:34:57 EST SparkPeople Polls Every once in awhile I ask for some updating in the SparkPeople Polls. Lots of us go there for points & after awhile it seems as tho I have answered most of the topics. <BR> <BR> Please - do some revamping and updating to the polls in ALL the categories! Fri, 31 May 2013 06:36:34 EST IDEA: "Remove All" Button in Nutrition Tracker For each meal/snack, I would really like to see a "remove all" button in the SP nutrition tracker. Sometimes when I plan my food for the week, I copy meals twice by accident. Then, I have to remove each item one by one, which is really a pain. Mon, 27 May 2013 11:12:15 EST New Challenge - Tell Us More About Yourself I was about to fill in the survey and get my 250 sparkpoints, but the questions made me wonder if the answers were going to be used to target advertising at me. There was no disclaimer on the description saying anything about advertising. <BR> <BR> Y'all aren't going all Facebook on us, are you? Thu, 23 May 2013 10:47:40 EST Improvements I'd like to See I use Spark People from time to time, but the nutrition tracker is just too slow. It seems like more of a hassle for me, so it prevents me from actually tracking my food log every day. Last week I started using LoseIt and their food tracking system is great! I love how their food search engine gives you a drop down list of foods as you type. The process is quick, easy, and quite efficient. I tracked everything that week. But then I realized that I had to pay for a premium version, $40, to syn... Wed, 22 May 2013 08:05:37 EST could it be because i have been cheating? i am at the end of cycle one in the 17 day diet.. and i only lost 7 pounds!.... could it be because i cheated three times? i ate one avocado.. i ate a huge ice cream :( and also some choclate!!!! <BR> i cheated on three different days. please help me! Tue, 21 May 2013 16:27:19 EST VIRTUAL GASTRIC BAND I have just read an article about someone who was hynotised into believing that they had a gastric band fitted,and they lost a lot of weight,it would be interesting to know if anyone has had this done and if it works. Tue, 21 May 2013 10:21:30 EST Did SparkPeople change the fitness minutes? I do Zumba. I track it under "hip hop, zumba.....". It has always bee 600 calories burned. Today is it 270 calories burned. I know I lost a few pounds, but I don't think that caused the problem. Is this a result of your outage? Mon, 20 May 2013 09:58:21 EST A fellow Sparkie asking for assistance :) Hello Sparkies! My name is Elaine and I was asked if I can write an article on Self Confidence so Ihope you can take the time to assist me. If you could ask 5 questions about anything about self confidence, what would they be? <BR> <BR> Appreciate all the help that will be given. Thanks a mil! <BR> <BR> Elaine Sun, 19 May 2013 01:30:01 EST I phone community app? I use spark people daily and absolutely love the app. However, I do not have Internet access a home so I have to access the site from my phone. Which makes message board and spark page access and goal tracking difficult and inconvenient. I just wish there was an app similar to the Facebook app that makes accessing the community easier. Sun, 19 May 2013 00:27:09 EST Add measurements to iPhone app It would be great if the iPhone app allowed you to enter you measurements in addition to your weight. I measure myself in the bathroom, and it would be easy to just grab my phone and enter the numbers as I'm measuring. I rarely log my measurements on SparkPeople just because it's a pain to write them in a log and then bring them to the computer later to log them. Sat, 18 May 2013 09:23:40 EST Website Downtime I sure did miss SparkPeople when the website sudden went down yesterday afternoon (3/16/13). I kept checking back every 4 hours or so and checked again this morning...still down. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I checked on and off today and just discovered it back up a few minutes ago. Does anyone know what happened? I'm sooo glad it's back! SparkPeople really gives me a boost! <em>252</em> Fri, 17 May 2013 17:15:37 EST Half a stone lost :) Hey guys, <BR> it's been 4 weeks. Am really proud i have lost half a stone from eating healthy and doing exercise (cardio,jogging & strength training) And i've got a lovely picture to show the difference ! <link><BR>lery_enlarge.asp?id=4616397 </link> <BR> <BR> Spark people really helps, tracking your calories you seriously realise how much you'd intake if you ate this and ate that i no longer drink fizzy drinks, and if i do eat something bad I'll alw... Fri, 17 May 2013 05:52:32 EST An app to track everything? Hey guys, <BR> I recently got my first smartphone (yey!) and have had a lot of fun with all those apps. <BR> Now, I've been using the tracker on sparkpeople to track, well, basically everything. I would LOVE to be able to do that on the go, on my phone (because sometimes I just can't be bothered to switch on the computer just for that and then I don't do it at all)! <BR> The Diet & Food Tracker app doesn't seem to give you the possibility to create your own measurements... but that's just wha... Tue, 14 May 2013 07:19:43 EST Insert custom meals between Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner First, this is a very well-designed site -- thank you! <BR> <BR> I would love to be able to insert custom meals in between the default meals so that I have a chronological list. <BR> <BR> For example I have a custom meal called "Afternoon". I'd like to sort it so that I see: <BR> Breakfast <BR> Lunch <BR> Afternoon <BR> Dinner <BR> Snack <BR> <BR> Currently, custom meals will always appear after the default meals, e.g.: <BR> Breakfast <BR> Lunch <BR> Dinner <BR> Snack <BR> Afternoon <BR> ... Mon, 13 May 2013 16:44:08 EST Type 2 Diabetes question This morning when I took my blood sugar , it was 217. I did slip up and ate a cupcake! A few hours later I helped my husband cut our front and back yard. Took my blood sugar for the second time today and it was 76. Does excerise burn that much sugar? From a high of 217 to a low of 76!!Does anyone know answer? <em>9</em> Mon, 13 May 2013 13:14:14 EST Diet stages Can someone show me where there is an article on the stages here on sparkpeople. Just give me a link or something. Fri, 10 May 2013 13:35:59 EST sparkpeople app Hi there, <BR> <BR> I just wondered why the sparkpeople diet and fitness tracker app is no longer free on Android? I downloaded it for free a while ago but deleted it due to lack of space on my memory card, then got a new memory card for my phone so wanted to redownload it, and now it costs money! <BR> <BR> Why did it change?! <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 8 May 2013 08:40:44 EST measurement goals is there a way to enter your measurement goals? Tue, 7 May 2013 09:46:23 EST RX adipex anyone taking the prescription appetite supp. ADIPEX? Mon, 6 May 2013 21:42:58 EST Help- Ideas for KOPS Anniversary Our leader has reached 40 years as a KOPS, would like some ideas for a program, for her 35 year Ann. we used the "Basket" program. Open to any ideas, we have thought of using a theme of all the changes in 40 years, but can't seem to get it off the ground. <BR> Help please and Thanks. Sat, 4 May 2013 19:01:30 EST china study option or also opt out of dairy? Has anyone at spark admin read the China study? It's a requirement of the yoga school I plan to attend...They show the link in high protein, high dairy diets by country to specific cancers as epidemiological response to country consumption and country prevalence of disease. <BR> <BR> I know you can't customize to everyone, but it's a good read. <BR> <BR> If you could also have a check box for "No Dairy" in nutritional prefs...that would be awesome for my shopping list. Sat, 4 May 2013 09:28:51 EST Recycled blogs It is getting pretty frustrating... I don't have 45 min or more to try to find a blog I haven't read, much less two of them in a day. I really don't mind recycled blogs - they are generally ones that are worth re-reading, but please let me get my points for spending the time doing it again! Sat, 4 May 2013 08:38:38 EST Driod app I love that I can track on the go but I seriously lack sparkpeople support on the app. I am on the go a lot and I find it would be helpful if I had access to message boards on this app. Not only will more people be involved on the boards, I'm sure more people would join sparkpeople. I know that when I am going through different health apps SP lacks the Sparkpeople "way". What makes SP different for me is the community environment so when message boards aren't available on the app it's not rea... Sat, 4 May 2013 03:10:13 EST Please add custom special goals to "Other Goals" The one feature that would make SP perfect for me would be the ability to add several custom goals in the "Other Goals" section that would allow me to define my own goal and then enter a numerical value (not just a checkmark). If we could have as many as four slots for this, it would be so great, but if for some reason there could not be four, I'd appreciate however many I could have. <BR> <BR> One more feature: I'd love the ability to reorder my user-defined "other goals." I have defined my... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:58:10 EST Newer Fitmss tracker The newer fitness tracker which we were switch to does not subtract any of my calories burned from my weekly amount on my spark page ( for cardio.). It also won't let me get back to my spark page--I need to start all over again---I need Help Please Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:11:04 EST Spark Mail Notification I'm not sure that I have the right forum...having said that...I need to say the the notification for Spark Mail is easily missed with the changes in Spark Pages. I've been a member for years and now the Spark Mail notice just no longer stands out and it's very easy to miss. Perhaps they could change the color, the font, put a box around it to make it stand out more. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:33:31 EST The Wheels Why is it that when I use my Mac, I never see a 1 on the wheels, but when I use my iPad , the 1's are abundant? Sat, 27 Apr 2013 14:38:13 EST I LOVED THE OLD FITNESS TRACKER THE NEW ONE IS SO CONFUSING. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO LET US KEEP THE OLD ONE. THERE WAS NO WARNING!!!!! WHERE ARE OUR OLD REPORTS? Thu, 25 Apr 2013 04:32:24 EST :) I have never had the energy to play and run around with my kids and always felt bad. Last nightafter dinner I played tag and pretend. The smiles and pure joy on their faces. It was so much fun. That is my motivation. To be fit too play with my boys. It was such a wonderful time. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:11:16 EST My Progress Stinks I've been using the material found on SparkPeople, for a while now, and I still have not been able to follow all of the things that could help. I have Peripheral Neuropathy, (affecting my hands, fingers, and feet), and some breathing problems from smoking. These things are holding me back, because it makes everything harder to do. My balance these days, are not that good, at age 62. So...I guess what I'm saying, is it's going to take me some time to really do some of these things, and wal... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:29:39 EST Changing foods from one meal to another I know that the best thing would be to pay attention to which meal is chosen for the default setting.... <BR> <BR> But on many occasions I'll post foods, only to realize, "Darn! Those just went on my Snack 2 setting rather than for Breakfast." I've tried to drag a food to a different meal, but that didn't work. I usually end up removing the various foods and reposting them to the correct meal, but it seems like there ought to be an easier way to do that. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have advice... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:37:52 EST Brief Question about an option I noticed on the bottom of the post, that there was a box to check to send our comment to a poster to their spark page. Has that been done away with. It was right above Post Message Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:11:40 EST Exercise induced asthma work-out plan I have been wondering if the Spark Coaches could come up with a low impact cardio plan for those with exercise induced asthma. <BR> I've had moderate to severe EIA since I was 5, was in and out of doctor offices and hospitals as a kid, even after I was given my own nebuliser when I was 7. There was even a couple years when I was young where I wasn't allowed by my doctor to do any type of running and high intensity sport/play. Now if I do any type of high impact cardio I have to have my rescu... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 15:30:19 EST Garcinia Cambogia Supplement I'd like to see how people feel about this new Miracle Supplement, I saw on the Dr. Oz Show, which he highly recommends, and feels is proven very safe and effective?? Fri, 5 Apr 2013 08:58:15 EST Why does SparkPeople use tracking companies? I recently installed a program that blocks me from being "tracked" every time I use the web. Since the program is new, I have been curious to see WHO has been tracking me. According to the program, SP had NINE companies tracking me. Now I understand that SP uses advertising to keep the site free but does SP REALLY need to track me? Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:46:54 EST SparkPeople Team Digests I didn't get any team digests this week. What's wrong? Help, please.... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 05:03:22 EST The Spark Solution Does it matter what type of book I buy to get the bonus. I want to buy the Kindle version. If I do will I still get the DVD's. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 22:18:09 EST Gluten free diet plans? As gluten sensitivity is becoming a mainstream problem, I was wondering if has any plans in the works to accommodate those of us who suffer from this affliction. I would LOVE to use the diet planner but, for now at least, I can't. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:02:50 EST Blogging Is anybody else obsessed with blogging? I always have random thoughts I want to share but I feel like I will annoy others by posting them to the message board. I have already written two blogs today and want to do another about something I was thinking of, but i'll wait until tomorrow :p <BR> <BR> Does anybody have any interesting blog entries? Id love to read them :) Sat, 9 Mar 2013 22:11:02 EST Ad free Membership? Free is great. And advertising makes it happen. But many sites offer a paid membership that avoids the ads. I would like that option. Especially if those slots in the web page were replaced by motivational images and quotes. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:30:14 EST Military Has anybody served in the military? If so, which service did you serve in and for how long? I am currently in the Naval Reserves. I am with the United States Naval Construction Battalions "Seabee" (NMCB18). I have been in the Navy for 22 yrs. Six of the years were served on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) --- active duty and the other 16 years were served with the "Bees". I am currently an E6 (First Class Petty Officer). I have a green light to retire but I am planning on staying in (I love what... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 23:04:53 EST Cellucor?? Has anyone used Cellucor? Specifically CLK and/or SuperHD? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:36:12 EST Slimming calves. My calves are already huge, with excersizing I have noticed they are getting bigger. I have tried stretching, but it doesn't seem to be working. Even my friend pointed out the other day how huge they are. Any tips on how to slim them down? Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:37:46 EST Withings scale I recently bought the Withings scale specifically to sync with my SparkPeople account. I no longer see it supported either on SparkPeople or Withings. Am I missing something? I'd hate to think I spent so much money on something that is now not supported!!! Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:33:45 EST What are you doing today? Today is Valentine's Day. I got up extra early before I went to work I left my significant other a heart shaped box of chocolates, a cute white and black stuffed animal with a red heart that says I love you and a card with a $25 gift certificate to Applebees :) Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:54:25 EST SparkPoints for Target DVDs I purchased the 28 Day BootCamp and the Total Body Sculpting DVD but not from Target so I'm not able to received the credit points. <BR> That is just not right!! Purchasing from elsewhere (Amazon) should entitle Sparkers to some kind of point credit. I'd even be happy with 100 pts. <BR> I can't understand why only credit points from Target - - it's just not right. <BR> Give us all a little extra credit. <BR> <BR> <em>348</em> <em>308</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:50:13 EST Windows 8 App I would like to see a Windows 8 app for Sparkpeople. I use Windows 8 and it would be nice to have an app available. More and more people like me are getting familiar with Windows 8, and I hope some are Sparkpeople users. I hope others are interested enough to post a message. It may help Sparkpeople push out an app, if the pressure is on to do so. I note Fitbit has a Windows 8 app out. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 11:24:01 EST Sparkpeople App question Are there any plans for adding the scanner to the ipad app? Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:45:45 EST Noom Just wondering if anyone has ever used the app called Noom, I just downloaded it onto my Androird, and so far I like it, wondering if there's anymore opinions on it. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:47:44 EST Fitbit Sync suggestion I recently got a Fitbit and synched it with SP. Needless to say, while I'm enjoying the Fitbit, the minutes and calories imported for Fitness everyday are way too high. I'm deleting the entries and may eventually cancel the synch. However, I like the fact that my SP nutrition tracker synches with Fitbit. Is there a way that we can choose what synches between Fitbit and SP? It would be lovely if I could just synch the nutrition tracker. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:30:01 EST Roku channels I would be so thrilled if SP offered a Roku channel to allow us to watch SP videos on TV! Unfortunately, the layout of my apartment doesn't allow me to workout in front of my computer and I would love to try some of the videos. Think about it? Please? Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:36:26 EST HOW MUCH IS SPARK COACH I DON'T HAVE TIME TO WATCH VIDEOS DESIGNED TO SELL ME ON SOMETHING BEFORE I GET TO KNOW WHAT THE COST IS. <BR> DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW WHAT THE COST IS? Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:34:56 EST BMI Tracker I think it would be great to have a BMI tracker on the my Weight page. It would also be great to have a ticker to track progress towards a healthy BMI. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:41:41 EST Feedback on exercise points I am not happy with the change in exercise Spark Points, because it has lowered the number of points that can be earned in one day. It used to be up to 24 points for cardio, plus another 10 for other exercise. Now it's just a straight 24. <BR> <BR> I bike and do considerable distance, regularly clocking 3+ hour days, followed by a light day or a day off. I also strength train. So while I've exercised for 1600+ minutes this month, Spark only records me as having worked out for 801 minutes thi... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:56:43 EST Have my date September 12, 2012 Well after 10 years of trying to get this WLS done I finally have a date and I have to say that since I have received my date I have been so emotional and irritable and can't seem to stop it. Is this normal? Will it get better? <BR> <BR> I am so torn on having the gastric bypass or the sleeve and my doctor is not a fan of the sleeve and expressed his reasons in front of my wonderful boyfriend and now my wonderful hero of a boyfriend says no sleeve it's not as researched as the gastric bypa... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 14:52:58 EST Spark Goodies???? Have no idea what these are or how they work. What am I missing here? <BR> Thanks! <BR> KC Tue, 7 Aug 2012 22:21:59 EST SparkCoach Hi there, <BR> <BR> Has anyone signed up for this new premium service? I couldn't find out the cost on any of the pages about it, but perhaps I wasn't looking hard enough. If anyone has sharper eyes than I seem to (or has already signed up) and knows what they're charging, please post it here. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 6 Aug 2012 11:06:23 EST Why are SparkPeople's Exercise Goals So Low? I've been wondering why all of the SparkPeople exercise goals are so low. I find ten-minute workouts a waste of time, for example. I think that 1800 fitness minutes as an annual goal is kind of laughable. I wonder why exercise trophies only go up to 1000 minutes a month, when I know that I need a minimum of 2000 minutes a month just to maintain my current weight, much less lose anything. <BR> <BR> There are studies out there which indicate that at least 60 minutes a day is important for... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 21:35:08 EST BMR Calculator I've noticed that one thing SparkPeople does not have is a BMR calculator-in fact, you don't appear to have even an article that MENTIONS basal metabolic rate (BMR). Why is that? I think it would be cool to have an indicator on your page for intake-BMR-exercise, and your net positive/negative calories for the day/week/month. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:30:00 EST Are Sparks bonus prizes available to Canadians Are Sparks bonus prizes available to Canadians? I don't see sparks bonus prizes on my wheel when I spin? Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:38:51 EST Fitness Tracker; I ran not walked! I would like for the fitness tracker to let me define whether my workout was a walk or a run; or better yet, an interval workout. I'm aware that my pace is pretty slow and that I take some walking breaks during my "runs," but it's very discouraging to have the fitness tracker take all of the effort I put in and decide that I couldn't possibly have been trying to run because I was so slow. It's bad enough that I'm out there keeping pace with the turtle (as opposed to the hare) and getting so... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:51:22 EST Special Offers When I set up a spark page a long time ago, there was an option for receiving emails about partner deals and such. I assumed Spark was getting paid for these and since I was using the site for free, I had no issue accepting these emails (it was usually Curves) but the last one I recieved this weekend was for Herbal Magic, promising me that I could lose 20 lbs in only 2 weeks. I find this a bit tacky. It seems like Spark is promoting the very thing it is against. I have changed that setting so... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:43:24 EST Feature Suggestion: Weekly meal planner Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this... <BR> <BR> I've been a member for about a week and so far I love this site! I've used a half dozen others like this, but this is by far the most comprehensive. It has all the things I wished the others had. <BR> <BR> The only thing I struggle with, which I think could be made easier, is planning my meals for the entire week. I find it cumbersome working on only one day at a time. I wish there was a way to see AND edit the meals I'v... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 12:43:19 EST whats up? Okay I am on the 17 day diet. This will be my 9th day. I am kind of bummed. I am stuck ...the weight isnt moving on the scale. Nope the scale isnt broken. But I have eatten like to the T. Cut out all sugars and even POP. Discouraged. I have lost about 8 llbs. Scale hasnt budged for a couple of days now. ....suggestions? <BR> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:23:34 EST Runkeeper Sync Are there any plans in the works to have SP sync with other fitness apps? I use Runkeeper to track my running and biking, it would be awesome if that data could automatically update to My Fitness. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:10:06 EST Gastric bypass vs vertical sleeve gastrectomy? I have been approved for weightloss surgery and am seeing a new doctor because my previous doctor accepted a job in another state and is leaving. The new doctor said that I should have the gastric bypass and not the sleeve but my previous doctor said the sleeve is what is good for me. I am confused and am not sure what I should do stick with my first choice or change to the bypass? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> I am so excited about the surgery but scared too as it sho... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:51:53 EST Any interest in calories burned for basic Yoga? I find yoga to be very beneficial to me and I was disappointed to find that there is no way to track calories burned for basic or beginners yoga. Is anyone else interested in having Spark add this to the exercise tracking program? Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:57:06 EST Polls and Quizzes I love the site and I have some questions/suggestions regarding polls and quizzes <BR> I have taken all the quizzes. WIll more be added to the site? I would realyl like to take some new ones. <BR> Also, I see that I am running out of polls. Will more be added? Also, some of the questions need to be updated. I saw questions about 2010 and the Olympics that were outdated. Could there be some new/seasonal polls that are more up to date? <BR> I think updating and adding new polls and quizzes will... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:01:58 EST Do you use most of your points to give "Goodies?" For the past week, I have seen Goodie Points on my wheel just about every day - but I never won any with my spins. I see them so rarely - I have way more points than available points . Do you give away most of your points, or save them for friend's birthdays, anniversary celebrations, and real thank you rewards? What happens if your points go way down or are gone? I would like to give some of the high ticket goodies to special friends, but then I would deplete them all so fast. Do you keep a ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 12:51:30 EST Food Journal Suggestion I would like to add a suggestion for the programmers. If possible, it would be great to be able to drag a food entry from one meal to another, within the same date. So if I enter something in as a breakfast food and it really belongs under lunch, if I could just drag & drop it, that would be cool. Just a suggestion... <BR> I really love this website & all the features though! VERY easy to use! <BR> Thanks! Mon, 21 May 2012 16:35:44 EST blood glucose tracker suggestion I hope this is the right place for this, if it's not, please move this topic if possible. <BR> <BR> As someone who was just diagnosed with diabetes I love all the things that Spark People do to help those of us who have diabetes. You really do alot, and I don't write this post to be insulting or anything of the kind. I was just wondering if it would be possible for a couple of new features. The two that I had in mind is: <BR> <BR> 1. Let us make comments when we track our blood glucose on ... Sat, 19 May 2012 15:11:11 EST Menopause and Weight Loss Hello! I wondered if anyone else out there is having as much difficulty as I am losing weight while going through menopause. I have 20 pounds to lose and I cant seem to shake an ounce of it. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks ahead of time. <em>198</em> Fri, 4 May 2012 10:25:36 EST Would Sparkpeople consider Gluten free meal plan? Hi, Just curious - I love the fact that we can allow Spark to give us a meal plan to follow in our Nutrition Tracker. It would be awesome if there was a Gluten free meal plan to choose from. Does anyone know if this being considered? Thank you for any response! <BR> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:32:45 EST No app for windows phone I am really sad that there isn't an app for windows phones for sparkpeople i have to use fitness pal on my phone:( Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:03:41 EST what are you all doing for fitness? I am doing turbo jam. I love that program just want to see what else is out there. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:06:23 EST what was your wake up call to lose weight? My wakeup call to lose weight was pictures of myself . I also found myself with Asthma and being that I have fibromyalgia and arthriis found that losing the weight would help. Getting winded when walking up the stairs pushed me to do something about my weight now. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 15:26:22 EST Body Fat % Calculator SUGGESTION - adding a Body Fat % Calculator to the Fitness - Calculators & Assessment section. <BR> Realizing an online body fat % calculator would not be accurate but having a general idea of where I'm at would be helpful. <BR> I have a body fat pincher "calculator" at home but I don't like using it.....truthfully I don't really know how to use properly. I prefer online calculators. <BR> Please consider adding one to SparkPeople. It just seem appropriate to have one accessible on this si... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:06:00 EST I don't get points for liking things to facebook I have posted this before. I tried waiting one minute, two minutes, five minutes before changing the page. I tried double=clicking, triple clicking, saving the article, going back and trying to post it again. Doesn't work. I just checked my facebook page...I "liked" FIVE articles to it today. I have ONE point. Actually, I hate facebook - I only do this for the points and really don't want to ever be able to be googled on facebook. I totally don't trust it. And now, it doesn't ever work like i... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:47:17 EST What discourages you?? So I was tellin my brother about my lifestyle change....He informed me that I always get too discouraged when I gain weight after I lose so much I am asking what discourages you???? I am going to do whatever it takes to wok past this. All the help from my sparker would be great. I start back to college in a week so I need advice. Thu, 5 Jan 2012 23:40:02 EST My sparkbook icon disappeared I don't know why and I can't remember how to reset it. Sun, 9 Oct 2011 19:32:26 EST The Bonus Wheel is a Joke While the idea is good...spinning the "Bonus Wheel" and only getting 5 points is a joke. For a real bonus, the minimum number of points should make a real difference -- instead of giving a few points that any of us could get by "making a recipe" or "posting on a board". <BR> Get those points started at 25 or cancel the "bonus wheel". Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:58:11 EST Can't log in to Android App I downloaded the app to my htc. I sign in to the website using facebook. I don't have that choice on my phone. How do I sign in? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 23:34:07 EST 17 Day Diet I was thinking about purchasing the book and dvd and was wondering if anyone has or is doing this diet? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:11:16 EST what you like the most about the city you live in? what you like the most about the city you live in ??? <BR> <BR> i live in cincinnati ohio and i love my kids school district/reading schools Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:06:03 EST Weight Tracker I've seen many people when they post something they have one of those cool little "current weight" trackers below their post. Anyone know where/how to get one of those? Are they available on the sparkpeople website? Any help would be great...thanks! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:45:44 EST Elliptical Trainer calories burned Is there any way for spark to put in more options on the calories burned on the elliptical? I do intervals and I know I'm burning more calories than if I was just doing level 1. My elliptical's calories burned is a lot different than this sites but its probably because I can't enter my weight on mine. I would think it could be calculated like walking or cycling? Wed, 1 Dec 2010 07:06:21 EST Spark for Kids Hi there! I joined Spark People in June, so this is my first Thanksgiving as a sparker! I'd like to start by saying how truly blessed I feel to have found Spark People. I count this site and all my Spark Friends among the many blessings I am counting this Thanksgiving!! <BR> <BR> I am the mother of a 9-year-old boy who probably has Asperger's Syndrome (we don't have a definitive diagnosis yet, but are working on it). He has always been small for his age and a picky eater, so I never worrie... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:49:39 EST I would like to work for SparkPeople! I keep seeing how some members have actually become employees of SparkPeople and, being a Native Californian, I would love to go back working in a healthy environment. Great minds think alike, right? <BR> <BR> I was starting college in my late 40's with a goal to become a Registered Dietitian, however, situations on the homefront have stalled that. I would love to train to be a Nutritionist/Personal Trainer as well. But, I always have clerical skills to fall back on. I have a very pleasant ... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:16:52 EST Has anyone tried the Sketchers Shape-Up shoes?? I just bought the new Sketchers Shape-Ups and have been wearing them on my treadmill the last 3 days but everything that I've heard about them I'm so not seeing or "feeling". I keep hearing that you'll feel it in your legs or that lots of ppl needed to get use to them...They just feel like extra cushy tennis shoes to me... Anyone else tried these? <em>68</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:56:35 EST How do you get Spark Points for reading the book? I bought The Spark book and am now reading it. It says in the book that you get points for reading it, but I don't see where to get them. Also, I bought the book without realizing I could have gotten 500 points by doing it through the website. Can I still get credit? Mon, 18 Jan 2010 15:04:10 EST SparkPeople app for Droid I know that the iPhone has an app, and that there has been a request for a BlackBerry app, so I wanted to put a request out there for an app for the Droid! Tue, 17 Nov 2009 07:47:39 EST can tea count as water? I can drink lot of tea in a day but can I count any of it as water? is this the right place to ask, or should I be someplace else <BR> <em>24</em> Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:18:05 EST Whats your downfall What is your down fall when it comes to losing weight and getting healthy. Mine is that every time i lose some weight I ruin it by over eating. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 21:37:17 EST Are you a compulsive weigher like me? Hi! My name is Kimberly(Kim), and they say the first step to helping yourself through a problem is to admit that you have one. I'm no longer in denial..I am a compulsive weigher. <BR> <BR> Ok, I have 3 different scales in my house. I have my "real" scale which will give you a "point 1" reading if it has to. It tells, weight, body fat, bone density, water %, and BMI..everything..This is the scale I record all my weights by. <BR> <BR> Not only do I have 3 different scales, I weigh myself li... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 23:37:54 EST Gastric Bypass Hello there <BR> How is everyone doing? Hope well I have been thinking of doing Gastric Bypass and want to know what everybody thinks of it or has anyone ever experienced it? Let me know what you'll think of it.... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 22:08:17 EST BlackBerry app for Spark People I've read a post for people requesting an iPhone app for SparkPeople. So on behalf of BlackBerry users, I'd like to request one for the BlackBerry too. <BR> <BR> Cheers!! Fri, 9 Jan 2009 08:15:23 EST Whereare all you members from? I'm from Gloucestershire in England <em>30</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2006 03:53:01 EST