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 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 "What's up WITH SparkPeople" is more like it Today's "Best of SP Daily" email leads off with "Editor's Choice." The subheading suggests that the article, "Combating the Nighttime Feeding Frenzy," was deemed beneficial to membership. How disappointing, nay, annoying, that it turned out to be an ad for some product. After reading through it and finding no suggestion for combating night-time eating, I skimmed it to discover that the author is "Sponsored Blog." <BR> <BR> If Spark is going to place ads on the site, fine. Why not be u... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:15:38 EST Anybody know how to take a vacation leave? I will be out of town without a computer, just wondering how I can do this <BR> so my streak will not be interrupted. <BR> <BR> I received a message saying the tracker would not record while I was gone, <BR> but I did already realize that. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:29:02 EST Water Tracker I would love to see the water tracker on the Start page -- for those of us who must force ourselves to drink water, this may provide the motivation we need. I feel like right now it's hidden on the bottom of the food tracker. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:57:22 EST FRUSTRATED at old/outdated stories/resources Hi, I'm not meaning to take away from what people have done. But I find it increasingly frustrating that old/outdated/ or inaccessible stories are being featured. Today's example is below: <BR> <BR><BR>vation_articles.asp?id=1242 <BR> <BR> I think this story is great! But when I go to the Sparkpage, there are not current blogs. The status feed is set to private. And the Sparkteam that was created no longer exists. So I'm trying to understand more abo... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:43:28 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 Help There used to be a box you could check if you want to subscribe to a certain message on message board. I loved it cause some of the topics were great and I cld go back for reference. <BR> What happened to that box Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:33:16 EST Comments on Msg Boards? Can anyone tell me how can I find what message boards I've commented on? I'd like to go back and see what others have posted but I can't remember what boards it was on. <em>334</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:46:56 EST New Date Selector for Reports Can we get a different way to select dates for reports? I know this is not an easy task, but I've been a member here for a while now, and if I want to see a graph of my weight since I started, I have to click the little arrow on the month for nearly 7 year's worth of months to get back far enough. And if I want to narrow it down to just that first year, then I have to click through another 72 months to get the report I'm looking for. It would be much faster if we could select the month and y... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:31:24 EST I love the new feature; shows active members! I was contemplating joining another team and went to see the team members. <BR> <BR> Only 6! <BR> <BR> So I looked some more and there is now a "tick" box to show only members active in the last 30 days! Long overdue! Thank you so much as it makes my decision much easier. <BR> <BR> This is definitely a way to ascertain if a team is dead or alive. <BR> <BR> Kudos SP! Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:43:37 EST SparkPeople tracker not syncing w/app Hello, <BR> Did something change that would cause my tracker to no longer sync with the application on my computer? It worked yesterday and today it is not. The battery is fine, not ready to be replaced yet. <BR> Please advise. <BR> Thanks. <BR> Judy. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 14:01:41 EST Concerns about sponsored "challenge"? Reading the new bmiSMART's 30 Days to Victory Challenge, I went from interested to disappointed to dismayed. Spark has always seemed to encourage safe, natural weight loss that didn't rely on quick fixes or commercial products. I remember articles that seemed to warn against such ploys. Can someone please explain the new ad...I mean "challenge" sponsor's info then? I've loved Spark, but I'm very confused. <BR> <BR> <BR> "bmiSMART offers consumers a plant-based, clinically tested approach... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 00:33:08 EST Spark People Premium launches tomorrow 8/2/2016 Hi, <BR> <BR> Just so you know, Spark People is launching it's Premium site tomorrow Tuesday August 2, 2016. <BR> <BR> You can read about it apparently in the Spark People Blog. I know I will <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It is not replacing the regular Spark People site. Spark People will remain the same. <BR> <BR> I have no idea the particulars this is just an FYI I got from Coach Jen in one of the forums. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:26:18 EST featured spark pages does anyone else notice how often a 'featured members Spark Page' leads to a page that has been inactive for several years? Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:00:46 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 ? about SparkCoach Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I don't really know if I'm asking this in the right place, so please let me know if this needs to go somewhere else: <BR> <BR> This question is going to sound a bit crazy, but are there people using the Spark Coach feature who are in more of a weight maintenance mode? Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:50:24 EST SparkPeople Birthday Email I just wanted to say 'thank you' to SP for sending me that wonderful email every year for my birthday. It is always one of the nicest things I read ~ a perfect way to start the day! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:31:32 EST What is the Ultimate Life Challenge? Can someone explain in detail and give me a link for Chris Downie's "Ultimate Life Challenge" and the "Four Cornerstones" is? And what is the "Beta" I read about? Intriguing! <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:05:37 EST Spark People PREMIUM? So... SP Premium is a paid subscription? How much? Paid on a monthly or yearly basis? <BR> <BR> Are you then going to pare down the free pages that we can access? <BR> <BR> What extra benefits will be available to the paid subscribers? <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:53:08 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 Removing inactive groups I'm almost positive this has been mentioned before, but I am unable to find a search for the forum group specifically. So here's my thoughts. If a group has been inactive for more than say a year and has less than 1,500 members, it should be removed from the search system. I've been searching through and have come across more inactive groups than I have active. Maybe I'm searching wrong, I'm not sure, but it's kind of frustrating. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 20:51:41 EST Secrets of Success Just noticed that Secrets of Success has appeared on our Spark Pages.......... with 'add a new blog' tab underneath - the two seem un-related? Shouldn't it be a 'post a secret' or something? Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:57:36 EST Spark Coach Why do I have to pay for this when other people say they don't. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:07:40 EST Desired Changes to SparkPeople 1. The way we can't easily reply to those who comment on our SparkPages is ridiculous. We should be able to reply right there, not have to go to each person's page to thank them. I know this is not Facebook, but there's a reason why that format works. Because if we have to take 3 or 4 additional steps, we likely just won't. I reply to comments right on the blog page and just hope that the commenter eventually sees it. <BR> <BR> 2. We need a better search method for the message boards. For in... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:34:52 EST START PAGE COMMENT/QUESTION It seems to me lately that almost all the articles on the Start Page to read or view each day are more and more geared toward those who are physical able to run or do races or are able to do the fitness that is suggested. We need to see more motivational and encouraging articles and videos there. Not all of us are able to do most of the exercises shown there. Are we turning into a fitness only site? I was once in a wheelchair and thankfully, can do more now. More motivational articles, ple... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:36:41 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 Submit an article I saw a 2010 thread for submitting an article to SparkPeople. Who is the current point of contact for such submissions of content? Are there any guidelines? I am a writer and would like to submit content for potential publishing, and would also like to seek potential contract with SparkPeople as a writer. Thanks! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:24:08 EST Fitness tv I keep seeing a page pop up every now and then about spark tv. It has all the different workouts and videos. <BR> The problem is I can't find it. I only see it when it pops up. I wanted to save it for easy access. Or even better would be if they offered an app for it <BR> Can anyone give me info bout this spark tv Tue, 7 Jun 2016 11:40:25 EST Nike app Is it possible to connect the nike app (runs) with spark? used the spark teacker before but lost it :-( <BR> Thanks Mon, 6 Jun 2016 04:55:06 EST Is Chris Downie ok? Hi, I was following Spark Guy's Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge, and he was blogging daily. The last blog I saw was March 21, where he said, "Woohoo! My goal for 2016 is to do an Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge blog post 200 days this year (63/81 days so far)." I haven't seen a blog or word from him since, and wanted to check and make sure he is ok. I am wishing him and his family well, and praying all is well. Please let me know how he is doing. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jill <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 13:59:13 EST Is sparkpeople going away? So, I bought a fitness tracker, and eventually it fell off my shoe and got lost. I went to buy another one today and discovered they are no longer available. :( <BR> <BR> Then I went to the sparkpeople store, just to see if anything else was available to replace it. <BR> <BR> What I discovered was that all products in the sparkpeople store seem to be on clearance at 75% off while supplies last. As if sparkpeople is selling out all remaining inventory. <BR> <BR> Please tell me that at ... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 01:11:06 EST new Spark Page 'edit' toggle? I just noticed that the 'edit' on my Spark Page now seems to be able to toggle on/off - fantastic - that's such an improvement! I don't know how long it's been there - I only just noticed it. Thank you Techies! xxxx Tue, 31 May 2016 13:29:50 EST Pep App Suggestions I love the Pep app but have a couple of suggestions for making it even better. <BR> <BR> 1. When I get email notifications that someone has liked or commented on a pep photo on SP (not through the app), I don't get a link to the picture. Instead it links to my feed and I have to scroll through to find it. <BR> <BR> 2. It would be nice if the caption for photos uploaded in Pep displayed on my SP feed. My friends that don't use the Pep app are sometimes confused as to what/why I am posting be... Tue, 31 May 2016 09:03:20 EST Adding times to nutrition tracker Those of us with diabetes, or who are post-bariatric surgery, in addition to other issues, would be greatly helped by being able to track the times of our meals. Is this something SparkPeople would consider making available? I recognize that it's a significant change, but it would make a huge difference for a lot of people. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 30 May 2016 13:03:58 EST Gluten, dairy and soy free diet needed I need to be gluten, dairy and soy free and am new to SparkPeople. I don't know how this will work for me. The meal plans are not for people with these type of restrictions. Sat, 28 May 2016 08:48:56 EST Individualized Tickers? <em>252</em> I would LOVE a ticker that would accept words rather than numbers. I am on my way to ONEderland. I'd like to be able to have a ticker that would reflect the following: <BR> 290 (SW) --- Half-way There (245) --- ONEderland (199). <BR> <BR> That would be a great motivational tool for me. <BR> <BR> Then, after I reach 199, I'd make it: <BR> ONEderland (199) --- Half-way There (175) --- GOAL (150) <BR> <BR> Words are so much more powerful and meaningful that numbers. Wor... Wed, 25 May 2016 11:58:30 EST Spark people ultimate life challenge . I have been anticipating the finer tech upgrades for Chris's challenge and have been diligently posting to his blog. However I seem to be one of the few that post out of millions of Spark members globally . Has there been a technical transfer that I don't know about ? Chris was absolutely passionate about this challenge and had done much preparation for it . Due to unforseen circumstances things might have changed which I quite understand .I DON'T want disgruntled comments responding to this ... Mon, 23 May 2016 22:30:12 EST Improving conversations As long as Spark is making changes, is there anything in the works to improve conversations? Lots of ways to comment, but it is a struggle to check back on ongoing conversations. Thu, 19 May 2016 13:16:23 EST SUPER DISAPPOINTED WITH NEW PERSONAL SPARKPAGE Hi, <BR> I've been a member of Sparkpeople since 2007. Although, I usually go with the flow, I have to say that I am NOT a fan. In fact I HATE the change to the personal SPARKPAGES. I liked being able to customize the way it looked. I enjoyed changing the colors to make my page more reflective of my personality. To me it looks very generic and not in anyway exciting or motivating. <BR> SUPER DISAPPOINTED. <BR> <em>46</em> <em>101</em> <em>28</em> Thu, 19 May 2016 09:38:28 EST What is happening to the sparkpages and blogs??? Suddenly my page and the blogs look very different! I so hope that this is just a tryout! <BR> <BR> I love Sparkpeople - dearly!- but I so need some more consistency with the features and looks of this site... Wed, 18 May 2016 09:33:52 EST tracking button for spark tv Not sure if I have missed this on any of the videos... <BR> <BR> There needs to be a button 'add to fitness tracker' on the spark workouts. This would make it so much easier to add the fitness minutes etc. I have gotten VERY frustrated trying to search for the specific video I did in the fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> Also there are so many popular workouts there has to be a way to add those to the list instead of us having to figure out exactly what we did. My example of this is doing a stre... Tue, 10 May 2016 17:59:51 EST 17-Day Diet - Plateau Hi All <BR> <BR> I am on the 17-Day Diet and had great success in the first part of cycle 1. I lost 8 lbs. But since then I have plateaued. I am drinking the recommended amount of water, exercising, and sticking to the diet. I even did the transitional day fasting in hopes that it would jump start the weight loss again. I did lose a pound that day, but gained it right back the next day when I started cycle 2. Does anyone have recommendations? Tue, 10 May 2016 07:59:58 EST Featured Sparkpages Hi, why is it that the featured sparkpages on landing page for the community page are all out of date? I clicked or hovered over several and they are all very old - last updated 822 days, 1428 days etc. Surely there are newer pages that can be suggested on the landing page? Wed, 4 May 2016 19:41:35 EST Iphone/Ipad App Had an update this morning and now neither of Sparkpeople Apps are working. Anyone else having problems? Tue, 3 May 2016 09:37:09 EST Workouts to help with the baby pouch OK, I have 3 kids. One is 12 and I had abs back after him. The last 2 were within 2 years. My youngest is 16 months old. I'm close to my goal weight but my baby pouch sucks. I know I cant fix it completely ( loose skin), but I would like some workouts to at least help with it. I had 2 c sections if that makes a difference. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:52:13 EST Ad free version? I think a lot of people would be happy to pay for an ad free option. I know I would. The barrage of ads is very distracting and limits the sites usefulness for me. Otherwise it is very nice and quite useful. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:11:43 EST Refund for spark coach I have had spark coach for less than a week I am not happy with it and have asked several times for a refund. <BR> Could someone tell me who to contact? Sat, 16 Apr 2016 18:59:37 EST vitamins I there a way to track our vitamins on the site as well? Thu, 7 Apr 2016 21:35:29 EST Hi Spark members I'm an administrator for Deaf around the world. I would like people to come and join this group. Doesn't matter if you deaf, hearing, hard of hearing or learning sign language. I welcome all people. I hope you will join my group. It will be fun and exciting group. <BR> <BR> <BR> losingweight62 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:11:26 EST Can't see food entered by other people I can no longer see the food entered by other people on one of my computers; never had this problem before. How do I get this back? <BR> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:15:42 EST Jaybird tracker Hello sparkpeople, thanks for a great page. Have you thought about adding jaybird to your list of supported trackers? It's an awsome fitness tracker, I love mine. <BR> <BR> Marlene Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:48:06 EST Goal percentages Hello all! Is there any way to change the goal percentages from fat, carbs, protein? Thank you! <BR> <BR> OK, I figured out how to change my goal percentages but it appears the pie chart that shows the percentages does not update to reflect these changes? Thanks again. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 16:02:43 EST Forgot fitbit one day, manually enter steps? I have been good about wearing my fitbit One, but I forgot it one day, and a different app on my phone recorded my steps. Is there a way to enter those steps manually into Spark People? Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:12:26 EST dating as a formerly overweight person So for those of you who have lost all your weight do you find that people act funny when you tell them you used to be overweight? I have a friend who lost lots of weight and when she showed the guy she was dating her before pics he immediately changed his vibe and then dumped her. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 16:58:09 EST Bandwidth/Data This website, though very inspirational, is very large for the person who doesn't have large bandwidth, or mega amounts of data. Is there a stripped down way to access this site? All of your point rewards depend on viewing, and downloading large images, videos, and even with an adblocker, too much irrelevant material. Is there a solution for us? Mon, 7 Mar 2016 17:34:36 EST Suggestion: Multiple Tickers I'm sure this has come up before, but just in case, I'd like to suggest the option of running more than one ticker at a time. Three would suit my needs, but I don't want to be greedy. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:39:00 EST Counting macros How do u change my macros so that I can keep better oerformed? Sun, 21 Feb 2016 22:56:55 EST Suggestions - and time for database update While I very much appreciate the information that is currently available in the database, there appears to be a lot of data from the USDA that is missing or incomplete. <BR> <BR> A few examples: <BR> - many pork cuts do not give the option of mass in grams (which is available for all items on the USDA) <BR> - the listings for brown rice are missing the descriptors as to whether or not they are cooked, and are missing the various options for serving sizes (grams / ounces) <BR> - the listings ... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 21:06:32 EST removing teams Is there a way to unjoin a team? I didn't see the option anywhere. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:52:24 EST Total Grams of Sugar Now that the amount of sugar allowed in one day has been set by the American Heart Association, <BR> <link><BR>/HealthyEating/Nutrition/Added-Sugars_<BR>UCM_305858_Article.jsp#.VsC0-1IoHAE </link> <BR> does Spark People have any plan to include TOTAL GRAMS OF SUGAR in the daily totals on our food tracker? <BR> <BR> Individual foods show the grams of sugar included, but those totals do not display on our food tracker totals. I inquired about this a fe... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:14:51 EST Yoga vs. Taiji why so much on yoga and so little on taiji (tai chi). There is far more research on the benefits of taiji compared to yoga...gait maintenance, development of proprioception, back health etc. I would welcome more articles, videos and more on the subject of taijiquan. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:43:03 EST Confused about recipe app I am using my iPhone to track calories on the spark app <BR> I am confused bout recipes If I go to recipe app, is there a way to track recipe I am looking at? <BR> <BR> I just can't figure this out Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:48:47 EST Fee-based, ad-free OPTION Hello, I was wondering if Sparkpeople has considered creating a fee-based, ad-free option. This would allow members who don't mind paying some type of fee - annual, monthly, whatever - so that they can use SP ad-free. This would NOT mean eliminating the free site that is the hallmark of SP; it would simply mean adding an ad-free site as an option. I don't know the technicalities of creating such a site, but I would really like to see this option. Again, it would not be a change to the who... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:59:20 EST Suggestion for App functionality I couldn't find another thread on this, so sorry if it's a re-post. <BR> <BR> It would be awesome if the SparkPeople app had the functionality to view/participate in challenges right from the app. I find it difficult sometimes to log in on a computer (I only have my work computer at this time) and sometimes my mobile device doesn't cooperate when trying to log in via my browser. If I could see my daily challenge page and "check in" right from the app, signing off my challenge tasks without h... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:13:22 EST Finding Challenges on Mobile devices Hey there .. if this has been asked and answered elsewhere I apologize but ... I cannot seem to find my monthly "challenge" info on either the app or the mobile website version on my phone. It's there just fine when I log in on my laptop but not beig able to access it on the phone makes it tough for me to keep the momentum going when I am on the go. :( <BR> <BR> Is there a setting or something I can change to have that show up or is there someplace in particular I need to say pretty ples... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:58:26 EST I have 2 Ideas that many have said they also like So @SparkPeople I have 2 Ideas I would love to bounce off the right people after getting alot of great feedback on them by other #SparkMembers when I brought it up. Im Unsure if this is where I post this, but if it isn't can someone please point me in the right direction and if it is can you let me know the right people at least saw this. So Idea #1 (Which I had the most "YES" & "That Would Be Fantastic and Helpful" replies to) is a Option to Video Chat With in Spark with other Members or fri... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 07:25:04 EST spark tracker I know this was stupid but i'm sure we have all done it.. I lost my spark tracker and couldn't find it but it just so happens I left it in a pocket of my jeans and it got washed and dried... does any one think it might still work..... <em>24</em> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:39:30 EST Stay healthy or get surgery I'm getting surgery because I didn't eat healthy. I ate junk and have a high metabolism which makes me skinny but weak. Then I played hockey and broke my arm. So eat health food or be me Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:48:47 EST phone app I have been using the android phone app without incident, until recently. Have uninstalled / installed app, went on line updated my password, to no avail. Help please.Thanks Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:28:00 EST Coach Nicole I haven't noticed Coach Nicole around lately. <BR> <BR> She still with Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Randy Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:54:48 EST tough 2016 having a bit of trouble getting to the pool. :( Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:08:38 EST Discouraged today I have been using Spark for a couple of weeks now. I used it in 2011 and I lost almost 50 lbs. I am back with it again and now need to lose 30 of that 50 AGAIN. I know that with Sparkpeople, it is achievable. However, today I am discouraged. I have been documenting everything I've put in my mouth. Exercising like I should and documenting that too. I have been drinking my waters everyday and when I weighed in this morning, I have only lost .06 of a lb! I am 53, so I know the weight is... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:27:50 EST I tried searching the message boards for news on this site and was not able to find any. I tried to go to the site and was redirected back to <BR> <BR> Is no longer? Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:30:05 EST where is spark coach? I've been away from Sparkpeople for about seven months, and am looking to get back on track. Where is Spark Coach now? Has SparkPeople done away with it? I thought it was very helpful. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:53:02 EST Workout Videos with Modifications Almost all of the workout videos I've seen do not show modifications. With just one person it's difficult. How about a split-screen? Back in the late 1980s - 1990s, Cynthia Kereluk had an exercise show. Both cardio and strength training would be done with a split screen showing exercises done both ways. <BR> Nicole, have you ever thought about doing this? Many of your videos are good, but the modifications are shown in a couple of seconds or just talked about and that's the end. If so... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:12:16 EST Goodbye 2015 Looking forward to 2016. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:17:17 EST Problem with ad: CANCER HAS SPREAD TO YOUR BONES Please remove this ad. It is terrifying to see. What a horrible message to send to us who are trying to improve our health. It seems to pop up with great regularity on my page. Every time it does it gives me a start in my gut. Please remove it. Please. <img src=""> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 13:39:52 EST Hi Day three staying with it... <em>30</em> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 10:01:30 EST I completed every challenge - need new ones You can exercise without videos or spark people or teams, too. And you can diet on your own or from a book. But points are SO MOTIVATING...they're a way of "keeping track" - it's simply not as energizing to do them without points. Why not just print it out and do it....why spend time interacting with other Sparkers, going for milestones, giving and getting goodies? Points don't get you anything, anyway (which is another issue....why can't they get you access to Spark Coach, or some reward tha... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 12:52:57 EST We would like some senior exercises PLEASE!. There are many people who cannot do the exercises. I am 72 years young. If I try to adapt a difficult exercise there is a possibility of injuring myself. I do think there are many more seniors doing exercise. <BR> <BR> If it is in there I apologize but I and others have chatted about the ages of Spark people. The senior population is increasing in numbers and some would like to see older people demonstrating better form in their exercising. Please think about us. Pat in Maine. <BR> Thu, 3 Dec 2015 09:12:12 EST No Dec. Challenge? Am I missing something? Ok, I have to admit the monthly challenges motivate me. I got through Nov's burn 10,000.... with my eye on what was coming for Dec. It always seem to have a preview as it got closer but not in Nov. So here is Dec 1st & nothing. So what's the deal...challenge or no challenge....If it's something I'm missing PLEASE let me know! Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:38:39 EST Running fast I want to loose some weight and gain some muscle so I can run fast. Any sugstions on how to run faster? Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:39:55 EST Trivia. Hi, <BR> <BR> Is is possible for Spark People to add a locator tool for finding names in the leaderboard. It's really hard to find my name on the leaderboard if it's not on the first or second page. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:36:57 EST Contest to earn 300 Spark Points I know this contest has been running for awhile and I'm sure lots of people reach the 300 point level. I'm curious to know if anyone wins the prizes. We never get any notification of a winner. Does SparkPeople keep the winner names private? I guess I'm not sure why that would be important to do. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 15:33:07 EST 17 day diet On day 5 of 17 day diet and feeling pretty good. Any tips about keeping this a successful change? besides purposing in your mind that you can do this lol Main reason I'm doing this is to lower the number on the scale and to stop feeling like garbage, because of eating garbage. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 13:51:39 EST Help - need new challenges You can exercise without videos or spark people or teams, too. And you can diet on your own or from a book. But points are SO MOTIVATING...they're a way of "keeping track" - it's simply not as energizing to do them without points. Why not just print it out and do it....why spend time interacting with other Sparkers, going for milestones, giving and getting goodies? Points don't get you anything, anyway (which is another issue....why can't they get you access to Spark Coach, or some reward tha... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 10:17:42 EST Idea for SPto give another support So many have stress issues, struggle to make me time, etc... The adult coloring craze is something that is happening right now. How about SP having a place where free downloadable coloring pages that are supportive be available. Pictures ranging from simple to complex, some with sayings such as You Are Awesome; to just pictures of someone doing something fun, like ballooning or flying kites...gardening, dancing, various other activities... what do you guys think? Sun, 1 Nov 2015 21:16:47 EST Suggestion for Android app It would be nice if the Android app would come packaged with a quick scan widget to put on the homepage of my phone. I scan a lot of my foods and having to open the app, click on +Food, then click on the scanner button is cumbersome. Thank you!! Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:15:12 EST Spark Goodies I was wondering--would it be possible to build a tool so that people could add or suggest their own Spark Goodies? <BR> <BR> The options seem surprisingly limited and impersonal. AND static! It seems like this is an area that could really use some development. For example--a few of my spark friends are avid gardeners. It would be fun to send them, say, a rosebush. Or a tree to plant. Or a packet of tomatos seeds. Instead of... another boring dose of "gardening tools." <BR> <BR> I s... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:05:40 EST Quick Track at Start? What happened to the quick tracker on the Start tab? <BR> <BR> This is where I could log in and track my personal goals such as veggies/fruits per day, minutes of exercise, water and my mood? <BR> <BR> I miss this tool! Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:45:19 EST Please Put Water Tracker Back on Start Page What happened to the water tracker on our start page? It was so convenient to update during the day. BAM right there! <BR> <BR> You keep reminding us that our water consumption is one of the 3 most important trackers of the day for consistent weight loss. Yet you have made it much harder to remember to keep track of it, and even to "forget to log it" because it is at the very BOTTOM of a page! Now we have to go into nutrition tracker and scroll down and around to find it - because you ke... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:59:33 EST What happened to my Start page? Many changes to my start page today, and I'm not sure why, and I'd like some of the old features back: <BR> <BR> 1. Food/Fitness/Weight Tracking <BR> buttons moved down from top, my personalized tracker is gone, just has a generic scale there. I used to have sliders/checkboxes for other goals, and those have all vanished: <BR> - water tracker slider <BR> - veggie tracker slider <BR> - sleep tracker slider <BR> - checkbox for 10 mins of exercise daily <BR> I have no idea where to find those... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:09:45 EST Loss of daily calorie differential report I really miss the calorie differential report that is the same as the one on my desktop on the updated mobile app.......or at least a count of remaining calories based on my BMR (not the higher end of my range and not based on exercise calories). I'm not losing, I am maintaining, and I use my total calories, not just exercise calories, to calculate where I am during the day. Of course I can do the math in my head, but it was so wonderful to just pull up the numbers on my phone. Mon, 3 Aug 2015 19:13:39 EST why is SP still promoting calorie counting? I noticed that SP put solely the emphasis on tracking calories. I found this on and to me, it makes a lot of sense. Does SP have plans to update the approach to tracking food intake? <BR> <BR> The human body is a highly complex biochemical system with elaborate processes that regulate energy balance. <BR> <BR> Different foods go through different biochemical pathways, some of which are inefficient and cause energy (calories) to be lost as heat. <BR> <BR> Even more im... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:19:51 EST Two days here and the add food is difficult to use This is my second day using this site and I find it very difficult entering the food you have eaten , I've had an easier time with My Fitness Pal, but they have problems with entering your fitness entries, there should be an easier way to post your food entries. Sat, 30 May 2015 17:22:35 EST Coconut milk Is it ok to have coconut milk with protein shakes? Thu, 14 May 2015 23:29:18 EST What time is evening food cut offs? I tend to emotionally eat, or feel the urge to eat after dinner. any suggestions on how early or late should you cut off before bedtime. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:53:33 EST Pep I have signed up and posted a few times to Pep, the new social media app from Spark. Will there be points associated with that app? Mon, 9 Mar 2015 15:06:59 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 New Sparkpoints levels I was so glad to see yesterday that we now have extra points levels. Ever since I got to 100,000 points I've been feeling a bit lost. Thank you, SparkPeople! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:58:42 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 I know it's all about marketing... but really? I've been with SP for a goodly while now (6+ years) and I've enormous respect for what this site has achieved... <BR> <BR> however...the marketing sound increasingly like every check-out-line sales pitch. To quote from only three emails received today: "Scuplt your arms in 17 minutes." "5 minutes a day to a better butt." Those are SO misleading, for reasons your site is so careful to explain elsewhere. The mix of messages grows yearly. <BR> <BR> I loved this site for its h... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:34:56 EST If Spark drops Planner/Journal, what happens... I've been keeping a private daily journal on SparkPeople since 2007! <BR> If SparkPeople goes through with dropping the Planner/Journal option, <BR> what will happen to the journal entries we've been writing for years? <BR> Will they still be accessible, or will we lose them completely??? <BR> <BR> Please don't drop our option to blog privately - that's what the journal is! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 06:41:46 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 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 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 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 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 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