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 Favorites button? I didn't use it frequently, but did Spark remove a way to place articles into Favorites? I found something I would like to put a quick link to, but I have looked and looked (and wasted time) looking for a way to save the article. I finally just saved it to my computer...not my first desire. Am I just overlooking something obvious? You used to have a "save" button and then took that away and had the 3 3 lines (which, one day, I accidently found had a way to save the articles). Now, since ... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:21:06 EST What helps with sweet tooth? Hi I have a sweet tooth and it runs in my family, how does anyone curve or use as substitute for sweets? Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:49:01 EST Fake news advertisements now? I've noticed more political ads recently. Story lines you might see while standing at the grocery checkout reading the national enquirer. LOL <BR> Ads don't typically bother me but these political ads (scandalous, untrue, reminds me of what fb is going through right now. <BR> <BR> Just a little vent. Sorry for that. Mon, 9 Apr 2018 15:54:59 EST Suggestion for Points for Tracking Water I am so very thankful for SparkPeople. I cannot even begin to express how very grateful I am for this community. <BR> <BR> I do have a trivial suggestion. I think the way points are given for water encourage all-or-nothing behavior. I think you should consider giving everyone one point for each cup of water and limiting it to eight points or so. When people substitute one cup of water for one cup of soda, it's going to make a big difference, so I think that choice should be acknowledged and... Wed, 4 Apr 2018 16:03:48 EST Suggestions for site improvement I've been a sparker for years and I highly recommend the site to others! I have a few suggestions I'd like to throw out there.... <BR> <BR> *There is a limit of 6 sparkpoints for "Other Goals" which is a huge section covering all team & personal goals/streaks. In my opinion, I don't see why Other Goals is limited to only 6 points because the more healthy behaviours we can check off, the better off we will all be! Please consider upping the max points or even making it unlimited. <BR> <BR... Tue, 3 Apr 2018 08:44:43 EST Keeping new members Many people start on our team but not many stick around. I do things to welcome them but it gets disappointing sometimes. where can I discuss this problem with other leaders? I thought there was a teeam for leaders. But I can't find it now. Thanks, chris <BR> <BR> "Evening Eating " team. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:05:06 EST Still offended by the Jenny Craig stuff It seems a complete betrayal of what SP stands for to be supporting a cash-and-carry approach to weight loss, particularly a program that requires you to use their food. What does it tell new members? I would have a harder time -- I DO have a harder time -- recommending SP to folks because of the janus-faced double messages that now pop up. And really, "EDITOR'S CHOICE" for those ads? <BR> <BR> I suppose that most members have gotten used to it, gotten off SP, or shrug and figure, well ... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 03:02:07 EST Idea: allow us to mark answers/comments as helpful I'm on some techie boards that allow you to mark whether a comment or an answer to a discussion topic is helpful. These boards then highlight people who are the 'most helpful' based on community response. <BR> <BR> Since SparkPeople is so discussion based and people love to chat here, was wondering if this might be something SP could add. It would allow, sort of like we do with Trivia or blogs, to publish a list of most helpful Sparkers. <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:27:28 EST Change macros Is there a way to change macros to 40% carbs 30% protein 30% fat Thu, 1 Mar 2018 14:04:54 EST All those amazon ads Well spark used to be such a good site. Now, I can’t even read a blog without an amazon ad popping up. Can’t even X out of it. It takes over and I basically have to cancel whole screen. <BR> <BR> How did you guys take such a good website and get greedy and do this? Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:10:08 EST Video blogs One thread said that video blogs were just down while you sort out issues with a vendor. Another buddy told me you’re not bringing video blogs back. Is that true? Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:32:24 EST Stupid amazon ads that pop up If I get the premium for 4.99 a month, will those amazon ads that keep popping up go away Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:30:38 EST Points for entering nutrition I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that points and trophies incent me to do things: take more steps, drink more water, do a challenge ... <BR> <BR> I'm finding the effort to enter nutrition not worth the points -- I use groupings and recipes to be more accurate and reduce time. But when I do that, I get one point for each item in the group. Or 1 point for all the veggies in a recipe. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if any thought is being given to re-configure how food points are calculated. Li... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:37:26 EST Hidrate App Is it possible to add the Hidrate bottle app to sync with SP? I would love to be able to let the app add my water intake automatically. Thanks! Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:22:13 EST I can not get recipes to import in to my tracker I can not get existing SP recipes to add to my tracker if I make a NEW recipe it works ... What am I doing wrong? I add it to favorites I add it to collections I click add to tracker and Nada .. HELP Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:34:35 EST Link to trivia Last month I found a trivia page where there were three questions a day. I tried to find it today and could not. Where is it. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:16:53 EST Bonus wheel ? Bonus Points? Some of the members are talking about a bonus or group wheel and get bonus points for their team. Where do they find the group wheel? Sun, 28 Jan 2018 19:53:41 EST Jenny Craig? Hi all. Been awhile since I have been on the site. Fell off the wagon & recently joined Weight Watchers and am checking her periodically as needed. Just wanted to see if this site is now partnered with Jenny Craig as I see the name everywhere. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:47:28 EST Macros What are the macros percentages that spark people uses. Is it 40% carbs, 30% protein,30%fat? Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:52:22 EST New Spark Challenges I like the new Challenges, but I don't like the automatic post to the message board! What's the point of everyone starting a new, identical topic? Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:05:52 EST New feature suggestion: cycle tracking I started using a new period/cycle tracking app and find myself wishing more and more that I could just track it in spark as I track everything else here. It can be helpful for women to track their intake, cravings, mood, etc along with their cycle to see patterns- this external app would allow me to do a lot of that, but it duplicates much of my work. I don't know if this has been suggested before, but I would certainly find it helpful! Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:04:11 EST I cant contact sparkpeople I simply wanted to post a blog but I have to verify my email first. I tried but by the time they send me the link it has expired. They have my email because I get messages and the link eventually gets there. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 14:50:15 EST Sync MyFitnessPal with SparkPeople I have been using MyFitnessPal for logging food and water. Can I sync this info to MyFitnessPal? If so, where can I find directions? <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Paula. Aka pjdntn Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:46:59 EST How Did I Manage This??? Couldn't have managed the numbers adding up even, even if I tried! <img src=""> <em>30</em> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 23:33:23 EST Can’t use app on iPhone or iPad It’s been over a month, and I still can’t use the app. I get a message that the developer must update the app. <BR> <BR> Is there any other way to sync my new Apple Watch? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 24 Dec 2017 10:23:48 EST Are old challenges being removed? I was on Day 21 of #Find30 Challenge calendar - sponsored by Vionic -and today it's disappeared from my Challenges, and I get an error message when I tried to click through to the Challenge from the team page. Are old challenges being removed? Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:32:26 EST Spark Points Spark Points. Today every time I clicked on the Spark Point button it said I had already received points for reading the email. Frustrating Mon, 6 Nov 2017 18:17:26 EST Stats about all us SP members -- just an idea Just wondering if there's any sort of pie chart, bar chart, graphic that shows where we're from etc? I think it would be very interesting to see something like this. My sense is that we're growing internationally. Even a simple graphic of something like a globe or a map of North America that glows where SP are concentrated would be interesting. <BR> <BR> I'd love to be able to celebrate as the membership reaches milestones such as million, two million etc. Maybe throw a virtual party w... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 09:12:10 EST Tracking for Diabetes or Hypoglycemia? I love this site and used it for several years. I recently have developed Hypoglycemia and track not only my food and the time I ate but also my glucose level. It is important to not only people like me but also diabetes. There are apps that do one or the other but I would love to have a all-in-one kind of website. Is it possible to add onto the site a time column of when you ate and a glucose column for your glucose number when you take your blood test? Thanks for considering my request. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:06:49 EST Spark coach If you sign up for ad free, are you still doing the spark coach? I didn't see that when I was reading info over Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:43:00 EST Moving threads that kind of don't belong Wanting to be a good social member of SP, I check these boards for threads I can contribute experience/ideas/answers to. It makes me feel part of the community. <BR> <BR> Would it be possible to give the board leaders/moderators a super power? <BR> <BR> I've noticed that some boards seem to be overrun with questions that require one word answers or an emoticon. <BR> <BR> Would it be possible to give the board leaders or moderators a super power that would kind of allow them to put a... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:32:20 EST Does sparks have a step counter? I want something very simple to monitor my daily steps; do not have a smart phone and just want it simple. A friend said you might have such a device? Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:24:07 EST Convention Coming Up? Just wondering if SparkPeople had another convention coming up? Sun, 8 Oct 2017 17:20:08 EST Walk America Spark Fitness I remember there used to be a page in spark where i can seeother people in my city and where tey walked and track my walking...did that go away? Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:07:00 EST Organize Friends It would be great to be able to organize friends alphabetically by name. I find it hard to find friends and it takes time to scroll through the list. And if alphabetizing is an option, how do you do it??? Thu, 5 Oct 2017 16:02:21 EST messages sent with Goodies I'd like to suggest that a copy of the messages that we send with Goodies be sent to our email or be available elsewhere for viewing (by the sender only). There are many times when I send a Goodie to someone along with a motivational message, they thank me for what I wrote and by the time a couple of days have gone by, I can't recall what I wrote that was so motivating. It would be nice to have a way to refresh my memory. <BR> <BR> I am probably not the only person who would like to see th... Wed, 4 Oct 2017 08:00:21 EST streak medals why am i not getting streak medals any more? instead of getting one that tells me how many days/weeks my streak is i just get a boring plain "gold fitness medal" <BR> please can we have the streak ones back? Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:19:20 EST Meal Plans Saw a brief video stating that meal plans were available. Cannot find the Video Again, nor can I find suggested meal plans. It said you could also switch out meal plans and suggestions would be given. Would love to find the video again and would love to see some meal plans that are already available. Help appreciated! Thanks Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:01:42 EST Can't login to Diet & Nutrition Android today Logged in to D&N Tracker Android for weeks fine. Today opened the app to find logged out. <BR> <BR> App didn't accept User ID or password. No option for Facebook login or Forgot password. Still set Remember Me. <BR> <BR> Smartphone: LG Stylo 2+ (LGMS550), Android 7.0.0 (Nougat). Up-to-date. No recent OS updates. Google Play lists app up-to-date. <BR> <BR> Logged in with Chrome Android. Spun Wheel for 7 points. Add Food didn't show my custom Meal setting. Add Food Favorites didn't list or f... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:08:13 EST new weight loss program For the last 8 years I have been struggling with my weight fluctuating. The highest weight was about 192 pounds and I am only 5 feet tall. After being told i could go see a dietician, I realized the food plan was going to cost me too much. Finally this year, my doctor asked me if I wanted to go see a weight management doctor. I thought to myself, why did he not ask me to do this a long time ago? So, I decided to go see him. I have finally learned that I was doing my weight loss the wrong ways... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:25:30 EST ? Drop down menu on pages Hi, the other day I noticed there was a drop down menu on our spark pages - under information - so you could choose from several options. I thought it was kind of neat but didn't really look at it much. <BR> <BR> Did this go away or is there somewhere else this function resides? Thanks in advance Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:59:09 EST goodies How to get them? Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:54:57 EST Can't read articles on my iphone When I check my mail on my I phone, I can't read anything from sparkpeople. When I press any article or anything spark sent me, it does absolutely nothing <BR> Does anyone know why?? Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:18:56 EST Site Navigation Hello, <BR> <BR> What happened to the Spark Store? I wanted to order a couple of T-Shirts. <BR> I can no longer find the Spark Stoire login. <BR> <BR> Also, was the Sparkpeople Podcast discontinued? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Daniel Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:10:27 EST Suggestions Put a place in to add medications and supplements. It would be nice if the nutrition could read the supplements. It always tells me I am too low. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:57:21 EST Just a suggestion I love this website. I am still going strong meeting my goals. With my level of "tech savvy expertise" or lack there of....the pages are really user friendly to maneuver about. <BR> I have one request or suggestion. Would it be possible to move the water counter closer to the top where food is inputted? I would love to see this item moved right up top since it is one of the most important factors in achieving a weight loss goal. Just a layout suggestion. I am not even sure if this is the rig... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:09:16 EST Sponsored Articles I have noticed that sponsored articles, like the article I read this morning sponsored by the American Beverage Association, do not have a comment section. You can earn points for reading the sponsored article just like for any other article, you just can't comment. <BR> <BR> 2 questions: <BR> 1. Are the sponsored articles removed like the other ads if I sign up for premium? <BR> 2. Is there a way to tell that an article is a sponsored article before clicking on it? Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:21:59 EST Using phone traveling for points Why is Samsung mobile different than tablet? I find this mobile version inconvenient. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:01:18 EST Traveling and Spark People How can I keep up log in while on a trip? Sun, 9 Jul 2017 18:24:24 EST Sugar now available as nutrient to track! We have now added the ability to track sugar, since there is more reliable sugar data available from food labels than there used to be. The recommended range is 0-90 grams per day, which will include natural and added sugar. Since it's regularly requested, I wanted to pass along the information. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Thu, 6 Jul 2017 08:39:22 EST Goodies why do I not have the option to gave goodies to friends on the mobile site? I can buy a goodie for my self, but not my friends Sun, 2 Jul 2017 10:11:10 EST Problem with Premium status I signed up for Premium status and Sparkpeople has been charging me 4.99 per month. This past week, I've started seeing ads and don't see anyway to contact my coach. Where can I check my Premium status on the website? Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:27:13 EST The Spark Books Good morning, <BR> <BR> Is there a group here that talks about the Spark books? I am not sure how to find specific things in the community. <BR> <BR> I have just purchased both the orange books and the cook book and was just wondering if others were talking about them somewhere. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Shellie Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:51:28 EST Moving ads Today the moving ads are so bad I can't use the site. I understand the need for ads, and don't mind them usually, but I have a vision impairment and can't tolerate all the jumping. Fri, 9 Jun 2017 07:47:56 EST STOP the Speeded Up Videos on the Forum Pages!!! VERY DISTRACTING, and annoying!!!! Please remove them!!!! Fri, 2 Jun 2017 01:09:53 EST water count does black coffee count as water? Mon, 22 May 2017 15:53:47 EST Looking for support supportive Sparkfriends. Im looking for some supportive Sparkfriends to join me on my weightloss journey, if anyone is interested please post me a friend request to join me on my journey, lm not only looking for support but enjoy being a support also. Donary <em>220</em> Sun, 7 May 2017 21:52:29 EST Carb Monster I had bariatric surgery and really have to control carbs. Is there any place on thus site which addresses this? Fri, 5 May 2017 10:15:58 EST Trophy - Fitness Gold Medal I received this trophy this morning. Does anyone know where I can find out more information about it? Thank you! Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:34:13 EST Want less facebook look and more focus on tools I started spark people years ago. It had 4 cornerstones or stages with e-mails that helped you understand how to live a healthy life and how to loose weight. Then the site changed. Then it had goals that you could make with either yes/no or number gauge. That was nice. You could also find your favorites really easy. Now the tools take very little room and it is all facebook style. I know people love face book, but we need to not loose those people that are here for the tools that help ... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:22:01 EST Not receiving notifications of mail For months now I have not been having notifications when there activity on my teams ,I have ticked all the relaxant boxes , hope you can help, Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:59:37 EST How do I enter my weight on the Android app? I don't know if I am just overlooking something or if it is due to the recent update of the phone app, but I can't figure out how to input my weight on the Android App? <BR> I usually use my computer so maybe I just forgot, but at this point, I can't even figure out how to do it. <BR> Help???? Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:09:48 EST Fit Bit ? I just got a new fit bit. Is there any teams out there for this device users? I cant seem to find one. Thanks. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:53:17 EST Is Spark Premium worth the money? I am considering giving myself the upgrade for Christmas. For those who have it, is it worth the extra cost? <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:00:01 EST Featured member blogs I've asked this before and ask it again: why do the same people/bloggers always get featured? I don't get it. There are tons of people on here that have great blogs, yet the same ones always get featured.Thanks in advance for helping me understand. Fri, 4 Nov 2016 23:35:02 EST Just signed up Please help me.. I just signed up and don't have the time to look all around this site for the answers I seek. <BR> What is the deal with What do I get that with paying that I would not other words the advantages I will receive by paying. Help me please. <BR> I just found out my BMI and I have to loose at least 5 inches off my waist...the belly fat. <BR> Thanks... anyone steering me in the right directions on here would greatly be appreciated. Wed, 2 Nov 2016 15:38:59 EST Binge Eating Disorder and SPARK Hello, <BR> <BR> I am wondering if there is any way that SPARK can show itself as more aware of issues related to Binge Eating Disorder (BED) In particular, I have been struggling with binge and restrict cycles for years, but it was by chance that one of my team members shared information that clued me into the idea that the treatment for people with BED might be quite different from some of the strategies often recommended on Spark. <BR> <BR> I understand that Spark cannot provide prof... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:08:30 EST What about a group of Non-potty mouths,but sassy. <em>381</em> Searching for fun people who can care and encourage and make fun of our selves when the need arises. We need to laugh. We need to be pround of our successe <em>334</em> s! And forgiving enough to leave yesterday behind if it wasn't so great and make today much better.We need smart inventive cook's too that like to share secrets. ANYBODY OUT THERE FILL OUT QUALIFYERS? YOU CAN DO IT <link>#getitdonewithfun </link> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 05:04:53 EST Let's have more points for blogs! I don't think it's fair that there is more points for posts rather than blogs. I think there should be more points for blogs too! As it is, we only get points for 1 blog, how about 5 or 6, some ppl blog more! Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:29:44 EST Spark Goodies I think it would be neat to see more Spark Goodies added to that part of the website. For example, you could do more specific goodies like pets or musical instruments or flowers/plants/herbs, etc. I don't know. It just gets kind of boring where none have been added in a while. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:12:16 EST Where do I begin? Hi, <BR> I went back East for 3 weeks in June. I got an apartment in NJ. Now I've been home for almost 3 weeks now and I'm packing my things before I leave at the end of this month. I've not been eating good. I get something easy to just stick in the microwave and heat it and buying chips and ice cream. Let alone drinking a lot of sodas too. I feel like I'm going crazy here. I have 2 friends that do help but one is taking things like it's for free and don't ask me first. I still h... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:15:12 EST New Challenges I just wanted to give a big shout out to SP for all the great challenges!! There are so many now!! You can do one a month still not repeat them in a year!! <BR> <BR> Thank you so much for all your hard work!! <BR> <BR> Blessings, Anita Mon, 4 Jul 2016 12:26:31 EST Just a quick THANK YOU to Spark People! <em>252</em> My 3rd time back -- 12 weeks, 23 pounds down. <em>129</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:35:49 EST How often do you get on a scale I have heard 2 different ideas on this I weigh in every day so I can see the results of what I did the day before good or bad. That way I may need to change what I ate or what I did for exercise. Some say it is best to weigh in each week so you don't get the highs and lows of your actions Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:59:31 EST Has your doctor ever told you to loose weight? Hi all, <BR> My doc recommended me to lose weight. <BR> Did any of your physicians talk about your weight? How did they approach the topic? Did it offend you? <BR> <BR> Should healthcare providers even talk to us about weight loss? Is it their business? <BR> Next thing you know, will nurses and pharmacists get involved too????? <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:21:57 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 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 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 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 Whereare all you members from? I'm from Gloucestershire in England <em>30</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2006 03:53:01 EST