SparkPeople Site/Technical Help Messageboard Have a question about your program or the web site? Get answers here. SparkPeople Site/Technical Help Messageboard Why is my "other goals" recording mystery goals? My fitbit automatically tracks my steps and sleep. My "track goals" sum shows that I have 6 points, but when I go to the page only the steps and sleep are recorded. Nothing else has been checked off yet. At the most then I should only have two points. Where am I getting those extra points from? Do I have mystery goals I need to erase somewhere else because they're not listed on my goals page? Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:23:14 EST How do I use the tracker? I have tried to enter food into tracker and I can't figure out what I am doing wrong but it's not working. HELP!!!! Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:45:10 EST Where is "Planner" tab? for private journaling it says 'my trackers' tab then go to 'planner' mine is not showing? Any help appreciated. <BR> <em>303</em> Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:02:20 EST Save favorites How do I find the area where I save favorites Sun, 4 Oct 2015 23:07:20 EST Blogs showing up in "New Blog Entries." Mine are not showing up. Maybe because I have set my page to private? The blogs do show up on my friend feed. <BR> <BR> Please let me know. Sun, 4 Oct 2015 18:09:29 EST Syncing fitbit and sparkpeople - where to get help I've had great success logging food into sp and having it sync into fitbit dashboard. Since i had to replace my fitbit ultra with a fitbit one, i can't get the SP logs to show up in my fitbit dashboard. i've tried everything i can find, followed all steps, and getting nowhere fast. Has something changed or is there any place to contact for support? If this isn't happening anymore, i'll just have to log directly into fitbit and forget about Sparkpeople. Thanks for any advice Sat, 3 Oct 2015 21:51:56 EST Health A-Z The reset feature for this seems to have disappeared: can anyone tell me how to reach it? Any help will be appreciated. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 15:12:22 EST "Track More Goals" button ( Start page, sect 2 ..) When I use this on my iPad, the buttons fly off the page. I get points but have no idea how much it saves. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 14:44:11 EST Thanks For The Challenges I recently discovered the fiber challenge. I am really enjoying it and look forward to doing additional challenges. Please keep adding challenges they are great. If you run out of ideas ask the members. For example I can think of a fruit and veggie challenge. Where you shoot to add more each day. For example one day could have us hiding veggies in other foods, like zucchini in spaghetti sauce, or sauted carrots and or mushrooms in meat loaf. I did a personal 2 veggie with breakfast challenge ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 08:26:11 EST Weight Graph For some reason I can't change the end date. I want to move it out a couple of weeks to center the graph and the little calendar which I should click on isn't active. <BR> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 08:13:13 EST My Spark Favorites I'm new to Spark People and just saved an exercise for tomorrow. It is suppose to be saved My spark favorites but I can not seem to figure out how to find it. How can I find "My Spark Favorites"? Fri, 2 Oct 2015 21:32:03 EST spark challenges How do you delete a challenge? There is no way I can do the one I signed up for, way too many exercises that don't mesh with my body, the first one was really quite ridiculous with all the arm swinging about and can't possibility happen with my radial cuff injury. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:23:50 EST 'Other Goals' I've been trying to change (increase) the goal for the number of hours of sleep, but it won't let me add a fraction or decimal: I don't want to increase by a whole hour at once but prefer to do it in stages. Can anyone help? Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:10:25 EST HELP PLEASE I created a Sparkpage bit it doesn't seem to show anyone can click on it. How do I make it where people can visit my sparkpage? Fri, 2 Oct 2015 02:49:05 EST Tracking fitness on SP vs RunKeeper Hi! <BR> <BR> Until recently I have been tracking all my fitness manually through the SP app. I swim freestyle (crawl) every day for about 35 minutes and the SP tracker calculates over 400 calories, actually close to 500. I've always thought that looked a bit too high but today for a change I used RunKeeper in stopwatch mode and it calculated 194 calories. That is a huge huge difference! I am very puzzled. I know trackers only provide estimates (I will soon get a wearable device but can't a... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:28:27 EST How do I remove a picture off of my profile page? Hi, <BR> I need help removing a picture off my profile page. I have 2 I need to remove a picture of a porch of all things. HELP <BR> <BR> Thanks Donna Thu, 1 Oct 2015 14:34:46 EST Have things changed on SparkPeople? I used to be a member. I quit because I wasn't super serious and didn't spend a lot of time on it. I tried another site and was disappointed so I rejoined here. I'm starting as a new member but I'm finding certain aspects gone like the bonus spin points and the fact that I can't make a goal box. Did they delete these aspects or do i just need to be at a certain level to see them? Thanks a bunch :). Thu, 1 Oct 2015 13:19:36 EST Ticker I have my own struggles. Watching others post weight loss after weight loss but never a weight gain upsets me. And yet their tickers stay the same. <BR> I would like to see a ticker that indicates the number of pounds away from goal, it would be a more authentic portrayal of my journey. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:26:02 EST Weight tracker Entered an incorrect initial weight. <BR> Went in and corrected. <BR> Correct weight is showing on regular page. <BR> But the weight graph still has the incorrect initial weight showing. <BR> What do O need to do? Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:39:14 EST How to reset everything except foods? Sorry for the dumb question. I'm back after an almost 3 year absence. I want to start from scratch and enter my current weight/activity, etc. and get a recommendation for a daily calorie allowance. <BR> <BR> Is there a way to do this? <BR> <BR> I want to keep my profile, if possible, because I have a lot of foods saved... <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help! Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:51:38 EST 30 Minute Walk At Home Video Does anyone know how many calories are burned doing this video???? Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:21:30 EST Does Spark automatically post on Facebook? Hi, <BR> I really do not want my Spark Activity to appear on my Facebook. On the community Settings there is a check For Pre-check to post on Facebook. What does that mean? If it is checked, does that mean it automatically posts on FB? Do I uncheck that to separate the two accounts? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any help in that matter! <BR> Ute Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:13:43 EST Garmin Activity Data Not Updating Seems to have stalled. Any ideas???? <BR> <BR> SP = <BR> Garmin Connect <BR> Steps: 670 <BR> Active Calories: 11 <BR> Distance: 0.34 <BR> Active Minutes: 19 <BR> Last Sync: 5:45 AM <BR> <BR> Garmin = <BR> 1,887 Total Calories <BR> 9.6 mi Total Distance <BR> <BR> <BR> Daily Steps 17,745 Active Calories 568 Distance 9.58 mi -- -- <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:14:01 EST 3 day camping and won't be able to log in I don't want to break my spark streak when I'm away for 3 days. Can I "pause" my streak? Tue, 29 Sep 2015 06:20:20 EST The Spark book I remember reading the first " The Spark" and receiving points along the way as you read each chapter. Is that offered with the second book? Tue, 29 Sep 2015 03:43:42 EST points tracking on food I entered over 15 foods but I only received 7 points for it. What is wrong???? Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:37:22 EST my daily calorie intake seems high I am 35 year old male was 238 lbs now 228 lbs. <BR> It shows a cal intake of 1850-2150 is that to high? Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:15:31 EST Spark People won't let me accept a Leader Request. I'm so glad you're back, Kelly. I'm glad things are right as rain. :) Melissa is on hiatus somewhat. She's going bonkers, I do believe, but she's resilient and I know she'll find an even keel eventually. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> OHANAMAMA invited you to join "For The Love of Horror", a public SparkTeam. To learn more and join visit the SparkTeam page below and click the Join button: <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:57:02 EST Terribly slow food tracker, please help I now remember why I quit tracking my food on the SP food tracker ..... it took me over half an hour just to track my breakfast, snack and half of my lunch just now! It is always slow for me, nothing else on here is slow. <BR> <BR> Is it a problem that tech can fix? I joined a Challenge team and need to track my food for this team and just cannot with such a slow tracker! <BR> <BR> Please help! Thank you! <BR> <BR> Gloria Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:43:31 EST Mobile app login authentication failing Hi! just wondering if this is just me, or if anyone else is having trouble. My Android app logged me out after it stopped responding when I was trying to log my water from breakfast. now it won't log me back in, saying my username and password are wrong--but I can login just fine to the full site now that I'm at work. Rebooting the smartphone didn't work either. Please let me know if there's a deeper technical difficulty going on (in which case I'll keep the full site up for a while.) thank... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:53:50 EST My Challenges Section I am not the biggest fan of the my challenges section, but I am adjusting. I was just wondering if the 5K Your Way programs could be included so that they show up there. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:53:41 EST for Coach Jen Hi Coach Jen <BR> <BR> I lost a blog page while using Edge in windows 10 again. Below is the error message that came up as I clicked post. <BR> I will try the same blog in Firefox and hope for the best. <BR> <BR> I bet this is a window 10 or Edge problem and nothing to do with SP!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The page cannot be displayed <BR> There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed. <BR> <BR> Please try the following: <BR> •Contact the Web site admin... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 05:53:23 EST Reminders for calendar coming AFTER the event Both yesterday and today, I got reminders considerably after the event I wanted a reminder for. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:59:50 EST I know this sounds nutty but...... Hi, <BR> <BR> Simply too much to explain on the short "topic" bar above. Anyway, earlier today I logged into Spark and went to my SparkPage. I decided to use the option "see all friends" and it was chaos. Other people's images were attached to the wrong username. Some people's pictures were there twice - one with their correct username but again with somebody else's. Thankfully, I took a screen shot! <img src=""> ... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 15:54:02 EST background on spark page How do I get a background on my spark page(butterflys, flowers,etc)? Sun, 27 Sep 2015 08:00:42 EST Do we get a page award to show we did challenge? I completed the fit food challenge. <BR> <BR> Do we get an award on our sparkpage to show we did? Sun, 27 Sep 2015 01:39:02 EST What is wrong with the tracker? The data were missing from 9/23 after 1pm till 9/24 8am for no reason (at least I don't realize anything). Does anyone else have the same problem before? Thanks! Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:26:01 EST Nutrition facts not working Hi - Just wanted to report that the nutrition facts is not working. If you click the dot to the right of the food in the drop down nutrition tracker it tells you to put in a number for the amount of food - but the number is already there. Then if you click to find out the nutrition info it says everything is zero. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:35:37 EST Threaded commenting on blogs It'd be a great help if we could reply to people's comments on our blogs and have them know we've replied. Right now we have to go leave a random comment on their SparkPage, which doesn't link back to what someone's said, or add another comment on our blog that they may or may not see if they come back to look at it again. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mina Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:02:02 EST How does one enter the contest I have the points but how do we enter the contest or does Spark enter the over 300 points for us. Pat in Maine Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:36:48 EST No JOIN Buttons on teams Please note that there are no JOIN buttons on the teams these days. It would be appreciated if this could be looked into. <BR> <BR> Many thanks. Lise <BR> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 05:42:35 EST Food tracker running painfully slow with chrome I use Chrome for my browser, and the food tracker is running painfully slowly with chrome. It takes forever to type anything in, for the results to show up, to add to the tracker, etc. It gets stuck on "processing request". Internet Explorer works just fine, so it's not my computer or my internet connection. I got frustrated and went to IE to finish tracking my food. This has been an issue all week long, but today is especially bad. I never had any issues before this week. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:46:41 EST Spark Activity Tracker Since I've installed Windows 10, my Spark Activity Tracker software needs to be re-installed every day in order for my tracker to work. That never happened with Windows 8. Is there a new device driver available for Windows 10? Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:49:02 EST Other Goals My Other Goal check boxes keep clearing out for unknown reasons. I have checked boxes for appropriate all week. When I went in today to check off my goal progress, I found Sunday through Tuesday was empty and this isn't the first time. It is frustrating to try to remember what I did/didn't do earlier this week and then I know that my data isn't accurate. More than anything I use streaks to motivate me and when the trackers don't work, it is discouraging. I can't figure out what I could b... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:18:06 EST goal bar How do I add one of those weight loss goal bars? Wed, 23 Sep 2015 21:25:00 EST Home screen does not update nutrition or exercise Ever since the new web/app design, I noticed that the home screen does not update when I enter food or exercise and then hit the "home" button", the amounts for each on the home screen are not updated. On the PC, I have to hit refresh to get it to update. On the IOS app, I sometimes cannot get it to update. If I go back into the food entry, everything is there, but not on the home screen. <BR> <BR> IOS8, Window 7 Enterprise using Chrome. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:13:19 EST nutrient analysis How do I enter food that I have eaten so that I may get a printable nutrition report (analysis)? I do not see where I can accomplish this? Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:42:00 EST food tracker I was noticing that many of the prepackaged foods on the site give the wrong calories. Is there any way to edit them for the right calories. I know they are put in by other people but the foods must of been changed to different calories since they were put into the system here. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:26:58 EST Cannot print recipes/Can only save When I want to print a Spark recipe, I choose More=, Print, and the print screen appears with an orange Print Recipe button. When you press this button, you get a Print screen with the recipe on right, but your only option is to save. <BR> What happened to the ability to print a recipe that you like? Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:09:32 EST Sinc to Fitbit? Is there a way to sinc our SP account to our fitbit account? Mon, 21 Sep 2015 20:02:49 EST Where did my goal board go? Can't find it in the new format. Help? Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:55:59 EST Windows phone app? When will Sparkpeople come up with an app for Windows phones? Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:39:50 EST Upright photos flipping only when uploaded I have never had any trouble with my photos uploading exactly as they are. However 3 photos I uploaded today all are turned to the side. In my photos file on my computer are upright and they only flip when they are uploaded to Sparkpeople. Can anyone please tell me why this is happening and what I can do to fix it, very frustrating. Thanks Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:59:16 EST spark points on the app What's up with the spin the wheel on the new app?!?! <BR> <BR> I've gotten zero points a couple of times now and I also keep getting one point days. I don't care as I've been on for a long time, but I remember when I was first on and the wheel gave one point. It sucked. Zero points on the points wheel, that's not cool. I'm using the app on my kindle and that's my check in for the morning. It's discouraging. <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening. <BR> <BR> Rachel Sun, 20 Sep 2015 11:46:18 EST Where are the Team Digests? It is 10:19 am EDT on Sunday, September 20th and there are no Team Digests. Usually they are in my inbox shortly after midnight. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:21:05 EST Ability to block? Not sure if there is a way to block a specific member from viewing your information? There's someone who probably means well, and maybe I'm just sensitive...But I interpret the wording to be condescending. I know the things I struggle with and am proud of might seem pathetic to some, but It's about small changes, one step at a time. This is a community that's supposed to show support....After I read this user's comments I think to myself "Well, do you feel better about yourself now?" <BR> <B... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 07:57:36 EST Diabetic menu plans Where can I find menu plans for Diabetics? Sun, 20 Sep 2015 01:04:59 EST weight scale I can not get my correct weight to come up on the message boards. Every pound I lose I want it to show, please. It shows up on my weigh in place. Sat, 19 Sep 2015 12:43:12 EST Delete a Thread I'm sure this question has come up before, but, as a team leader, is there a way to delete an entire thread so that it does not show up in a forum? Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:48:36 EST Favorite Foods How can I delete foods from this list? Many of them I no longer eat. <BR> I saw a link to remove foods but only the foods I just listed come up!! Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:16:39 EST chef meg video points-return error msg I can watch her videos... but when I click on the points button I get an error message. This has been happening for a couple of days now... At first I thought it was a fluke... but.... <BR> <BR> the screen that comes back has this address: <BR> <BR><BR>sparkpoints_content_tracking.asp <BR> <BR> <BR> with this message: <BR> This webpage is not available <BR> <BR> was going to give you a prnt scrn image but could not figure out how to attach it to t... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:00:56 EST Posting a blog with MS Edge I have just written a blog and when posting it I ended up on an error page, no way of getting back to my writing. <BR> <BR> All it said was error displaying page call your admin. <BR> <BR> I am using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. <BR> <BR> This is the second time this has happened but I can't remember if it has ever worked as I normally use Firefox <BR> <BR> Trev <BR> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:11:46 EST What apps link to sparkpeople for walking I finally gave in and updated my iPhone n see that the sparkpeople app doesn't do GPS tracking, so upset (please bring it back, more than one app sucks n makes it more fiddly). Does anyone have a list of App Store apps that sync well n easily with sparkpeople? Fri, 18 Sep 2015 04:25:18 EST Login Streak Reset? I logged in tonight at 9:25pm Pacific Time and it said my login streak was set at 0. I know that it was reset because of East Coast Time. I would like it to be set back at my normal login streak number, since I did log in today. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:29:25 EST Technical: The speed on Spark People has been unusually slow for me. I am not sure it has to do with my provider or perhaps an over load on Spark People. Tracking food and exercise is impossible. The city I live in accepts only one provider. Someone suggested FIOS. Could that be a solution? Is it wireless and has more than one speed.Anyone else have trouble w speed on Spark People? <BR> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 23:28:45 EST my goals I set goals but every time I try to update them I cant find them. It takes me to my start page but I cant enter any info I found the page only once when I set it up and I have no idea where it is as it was my first day can some one tell me how to find my goals so I can track them daily. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:04:54 EST My pictures have disappeared from my page. Today I noticed most of my pictures are gone, don't know what happened, they were there yesterday. Can you help? Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:34:16 EST spark points not given for videos I watched several videos today and when I clicked on the give points I got a site error, tried repeating and reloading but it is the same. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:33:51 EST Spark Goodies not given for spin. Technical glitch You have already claimed your prize, please press the back button. Lol <BR> <BR> It's no laughing matter though. I won 50 Spark Goodies, but when I pressed to get them that's what I encountered. <BR> <BR> This is not for me as much as for anyone that this happens to. There is a technical glitch that needs to be fixed. <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 16 Sep 2015 23:05:30 EST How to unsubscribe to friend's status comments I made a comment on a friend's status update, and somehow got signed up to follow it. Now I am getting an email every time someone comments on her status. The email states, "****Unsubscribe Information <BR> To stop receiving this email notifications [sic] when a comment is made do not click on the above link." <BR> <BR> Ok, I know what NOT to do. What do I do to stop getting these updates that someone has commented on that status? And wouldn't it be better to require people to actually... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:40:15 EST Question: Why can't I find SparkPages for names I I received an email saying JOANN25 had entered a comment on one of my blogs. When I clicked on it and went to my blog I noticed there wasn't a SPARKPAGE button under the name so I went and searched for JOANN25 and it couldn't be found. Is there really a person behind this name or what? What's happening here? Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:25:08 EST Spark Recipes points I love using the Spark Recipes. <BR> <BR> Today when I click the get your sparkpoints button, it tells me that the sparkpage is not available (I've tried both Chrome and IE as well as the new browser on Windows 10) <BR> <BR> Make sure you’ve got the right URL: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:59:57 EST Can you export nutrition tracker info from the sit I had been a very detailed user of this site a number of years ago and I was very successful losing weight and living healthier. However, I stopped using the site when one too many of the ads on it contained a virus and I got tired of having to deal with the risk to my computer. I am ready to give Sparkpeople another try and since I need to lose weight again, I'd like to go back and look at all the meals that I ate on a day-by-day basis (if I had success once, I might as well do the same th... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 06:37:41 EST ? technical I used to use an old laptop to Tue, 15 Sep 2015 23:41:30 EST Finding lists of exercises - NOT articles I'm so frustrated. Ever since SparkPeople changed things around, I can no longer find the list of exercises. I don't want articles, I want the list so I can select exercises to do. <BR> <BR> Thanks for saving my sanity - or what's left of it. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:35:28 EST disconnecting bodymedia I can't seem to disconnect my bodymedia from sparkpeople. I no longer have an account with them so I'm not sure how I can do it. Help! Thanks in advance. <BR> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:29:45 EST Take over inactive team I would like to take over an inactive team. I think since the team and the leader are both inactive, the option to take over the team on the team page is not present. <BR> <BR> The team name is: Dentonites <BR> <BR> The url is: <link> </link> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:32:33 EST "Other Goals" missing from app? I have been checking the message boards for info on how to find or put my "Other Goals" back on my home page, or at least access them from the app. I have seen several references to "Step 2" but don't see anything like this in my app - what are you referring to and/or how do I access my "Other Goals" from the app? Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:35:40 EST Unable to Post Emoticons When Using My ipad I've not been able to post an emoticon in my messages on my ipad. <BR> The button is there, but when I tap it, it turns white with blue lettering, and nothing happens. The emoticon page does not appear so I can choose one. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:27:22 EST Flopping-fast messages Just read a very inspiring discussion on keeping motivated. But the messages would flop, faster and faster, out of control, over and over. I backed up many times, determined to read each short reply. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:57:57 EST "Friend Feed Set to Private" ~ Unable to "Like" Several of my Spark Friends have status boxes that I cannot "Like" without getting a message that "This friend feed is set to private." These are people with whom I am mutual friends. Some mutual friends don't even have their status showing. There is no issue accessing their pages, leaving comments, leaving goodies, etc. Just can't "like" their status, or in some cases see it at all. For that matter, I'm not even sure mine is visible to my friends. <BR> <BR> Can you give me some clear d... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:08:40 EST Garmin Vivosmart and SP Sync with Active Calories Although the step count matches on the fitness page fter the last sync of the day the active calories do not. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Nutrition page after last sync of the day or reviewed the day after <BR> Sept 14th <BR> AC = 686 - Recorded By Garmin Connect App <BR> SP Entry = 565 <BR> A difference of 121 Active calories <BR> <BR> Can anyone explain why the difference? <BR> <BR> Puzzled <BR> <BR> -DC Tue, 15 Sep 2015 05:07:07 EST mileage tracker My mileage tracker shows me walking over 4,000,000 miles in less than a month! I have not been able to change it-the number is 4,000,033 and it should be 433. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 01:54:17 EST Change Text size on SparkPages? Hello, <BR> this might actually just be something I can change from my own computer settings, but I don't seem to have this trouble with any other site on the internet. The text on most of the SparkPages appears extremely small, and I wonder if there is a setting I can change so the whole Spark Site displays bigger? <BR> <BR> Thank you for any input! <BR> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 01:08:34 EST wont sync I thought my battery was dead so I replaced it. My tracker will not sync or light up. any help or advice thanks <BR> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:44:57 EST compatable apps I know spark has it's own tracker, I had one and liked it but my is missing and I don't have the funding to get a new one righ now. <BR> <BR> I also know spark links up with Fitbit and now it seems Garmin. <BR> <BR> My question is, is there any chance that we will one day be able to link up with the S-Health spp that is on Samsung phones? That app is really nice and tracks much of the same things as are tracked here but it doesn't have this nice social aspect and I really tire of tracking ... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:55:28 EST Spark Recipes Calculator You know, since re-vamping your recipe calculator you forgot one thing and that is the ability to enter how many servings the recipe provides. There is no field in which to do this before hitting the "finish" button, so after making a recipe and saving it, I have to go back to my "recipe box" find the recipe I just made, and edit the recipe and that is where I *do* find the the box in which I can enter how many servings the recipe makes. It's a long way around, which really doesn't take tha... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:29:22 EST Linking fitbit with Sparkpeople Hello! <BR> Is there a way to modify the settings of the linkage between fitbit and sparkpeople? The fitbit includes BMR as calories burned which sparkpeople already accounts for, right? So all of a sudden my calorie burn is really high. Is there a way to individualize what we want it to sync? So that if someone only wanted it to sync steps and actual workout information instead of doing everything in one big go? Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:13:11 EST Mobile app in a different time zone Could not get login wheel to work. Logged in through web browser Do not like the mobile app on the iPhone at all. I am an experienced tech user Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:07:28 EST Problem with SP on iPad I've been having a problem with game ads automatically opening the App Store when I'm trying to use my nutrition log. It's so irritating - tonight it happened a bunch of times in a row when I was trying to enter a food item. I would have to close the App Store, reopen my browser, get back to the nutrition page, look up the item... Then it would happen again. I googled the problem and it said that the problem is with the type of ads that the site allows. Has anyone else had this problem, and h... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 02:09:41 EST windows 10 / norton/ or fitbit syncing???? I recently added fitbit syncing on the fitness page, I also installed windows 10 about the same time. With that NORTON was added to my system. now it takes up to 1 minute to add one food item in nutrition tracker. <BR> <BR> This does not work for me. <BR> This afternoon I reinstalled chrome to see if that made a difference. I also disconnected the fitbit sync. However the speed is still much slower than it was with Windows 8. I get little messages that say: waiting for this app or that app ... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 16:42:49 EST activity tracker I bought a spark activity tracker and there are so many adds poping up that I can't activate it HELP!!!!!! Sat, 12 Sep 2015 14:33:32 EST I'm having problem with Deaf Around The World I'm a leader for Deaf Around the World. I don't think the message is getting out for those who want to join my group. How can I fix that? Any suggestion is helpful. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:01:04 EST Are Sparkpeople blogs searchable by Google? I rely--perhaps incorrectly--for some protection from Sparkpeople so I can be truthful in my blogs. A Sparkfiriend said that out blogs can be found in Google. <BR> <BR> Is this true? Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:04:42 EST Low sodium I have a couple of questions/comments <BR> <BR> In the recipe section (when calculating recipe ingredients) there is a drop box of 'dietary needs' There is no choice for LOW SODIUM. Many of us with kidney disease ( as well as heart) have to follow a very strict low sodium diet. I was disappointed not to see a notation for this category. <BR> <BR> Also, I have done a search for low sodium recipes/articles on SP and have not found alot. (I just did another search and found more than the last... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:56:44 EST Just for information I notice in Windows 10 Edge that when you enter an emoticon it always put it in the top left hand corner. <BR> <BR> this is not a real issue but a pain as you can cut and paste it into the right place. <BR> <BR> Trev Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:24:47 EST Step leader board I am still not getting any of my steps to register on the step leader board on any of my teams. <BR> <BR> I thought I had found the problem in "setting up my goals" but that has not helped. <BR> <BR> I now have no idea where to go to set this up. <BR> <BR> Trev Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:21:40 EST Odd Garmin Connect/SP Differences This may be an impatient user, as I understand that "today" isn't quite over, so perhaps I should wait. But I'm guessing that a workout completed at 12:30 that is involved in the 1:00 and 3:15 updates would be included in its entirety. And I'm seeing some strange numbers even on the other days. <BR> <BR> The problem I'm seeing is that the distance and calorie counts seem way off between Garmin Connect and SparkPeople. Here's what I see in SP: <BR> <BR> Steps: 3651 Distance: ... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19:02:45 EST 5k Your Way question I wondered if there is anyway to "unlog" or "relog" the dates of training in a 5k Your Way Training program? I had started the 8 wk plan a couple of years ago and am back on it but appears I have to leave the old info in until I get to the wk where I stopped last time? Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:35:18 EST Team post / repost / new post email notification Is there a way to always get notification when someone replies to a topic you have participated in on a team you are a member of even if you do not reply to the last notification received via email of a reply? Make sense? <BR> <BR> -DC Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:49:27 EST How to get nutrition values from homemade food. After entering the ingredients for home cooked items how do I calculate nutrition values for the whole recipe? Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:44:19 EST Malaware detects errors Your site generates numerous errors from Malaware. They seem to come from ads. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:40:59 EST Need help re-registering my activity tracker I bought this last year, and had removed it from my account when I went to another plan. Now back to spark and want to use my tracker again. I downloaded software, it will not connect. Support says it is connected to the mobile app FitConnect that i used to sync with. I redownloaded the app, and tried to add device. it says my device is not registered. Now I cant use it to sync using any method. How do I register my activity tracker, get it off of fitconnect, and resync using my sync point th... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:29:37 EST Finding new members Hey there! <BR> <BR> I've been looking . . . and I'm sure it's staring me right in my face . . . is there a link that will take us specifically to the newest members and/or members who have recently joined? I want to peruse new members and welcome them to Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> ~Sharmie Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:51:33 EST Introduction post I don't know where to look for the post where I introduced myself this morning. Help please. Wed, 9 Sep 2015 15:08:05 EST Getting so vexed with the nutrition tracker I've been a member of Sparkpeople for a good number of years, and I love it. <BR> <BR> But I am getting so very vexed with the nutrition tracker. It has become more and more aggravating as more people have joined. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong; I am delighted that more people have joined and are learning to use the tools here. But I wish there was a way to turn foods that have been entered by other members OFF. I like to record ALL the nutrients in my food (i.e., protein, carbs, vitamins, mi... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 14:12:36 EST calories burned confused. At the gym, I rode the bike for 30 minutes and the (just a quick start button) and it said calories burne 40... but when I type in calories burned on spark people. it said like 393... (which I like a whole lot better LOL)... but there seems to be quite a difference in calories burned. Can you explain this to me? Tue, 8 Sep 2015 17:42:58 EST journal I have been off Spark people for some time and want to use it as my primary wellness/health site. I would like to know how I can maintain a private journal, as opposed to a public blog. There are some things I want to express or note, but don't want to share. Please advise! Tue, 8 Sep 2015 15:29:11 EST Withings Activite Pop OR Apple SmartWatch I'm looking at a new fitness tracker and had my heart set on the Withings Activite Pop- however, it doesn't sync with the fitness tracker on SparkPeople. That's surprising because my Withings Scale does sync. Am I missing something? <BR> <BR> Is there any chance in the (near) future that the Withings Activite Pop watch or the Apple Smart Watch will by sync-able with the Fitness activities? <BR> Thanks!! Tue, 8 Sep 2015 11:34:56 EST Bonus Spin Button missing I won sparkgoodie points on my normal spin for the day and its changed the layout of the box where the bonus spin button should be. <BR> <BR> On "my sparkpoints" page it says 0 for bonus, but the link only takes me to the start page which isn't working. <BR> <BR> it worked fine on days when I just got points, but with the sparkgoodie points it is breaking it. Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:32:46 EST Dates This is something that has been going on a long time in fact since the first update in 2013. <BR> On the start page is the food and exercise icon, sometimes when I click on these I go to a page that says "the date was passed incorrectly" all I can do it use the back button. <BR> <BR> Now I have been told to use a different browser (I was using Firefox at the time) I have since tried Firefox, IE what number but the one in both windows 7 and 8. I am now on windows 10 and using Edge and it i... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 03:45:38 EST Step leader board In the last digest I see that there is a step leader board. The one thing I can't find it how to set this up so I can get my steps on it. <BR> <BR> There must be something that I am missing but please what. <BR> <BR> Trev Tue, 8 Sep 2015 03:38:01 EST Comments i cannot leave a comment on BMI24PLEZ' Spark Page. Tue, 8 Sep 2015 00:09:39 EST SPAT tracking this morning I walked 4.97 miles, which is my usual walk, 10,000 + steps. Today the tracker showed 7,497 steps. The website showed the number of steps, plus time was 197 minutes, really it was 74. The calorie count says 886. <BR> <BR> Why did my tracker get so off today?? I depend on this being my "pace car" and it has been very helpful to keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> Should I change the battery, it is half used. <BR> <BR> I am frustrated and disappointed. now I feel that I need to walk ... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 16:40:10 EST Prevent Double Posting Statuses Pretty much every time I update my status from my SparkPage my status posts twice and I have to delete one of them. I've noticed it happens with some of my friends as well, who might not even notice it happened. (Sometimes I don't even notice right away--it's not like I spend all day on my own feed!) I guess this is more of a recommendation than needing help, but if the site programmers are able to find a way to do it, I think there should be a way to prevent people from posting multiple of t... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 13:58:34 EST 9 apps on every device, not a single point? My phone, my iPad, AND my laptop now each with 9 up and running apps. When I click on the button to get points, NOTHING!!!!! Mon, 7 Sep 2015 08:32:57 EST Weekly Team Emails I always receive weekly team emails on Sunday that show the highlights of the week on each team and the top five team members for spark points and fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> Today, Sunday, I did not receive any team emails. Did something change that I missed or is there a problem? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 6 Sep 2015 21:57:54 EST help to find my calendar I just came across the personal calendar page not more than 5 minutes ago and now I can't find it <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Update! I have found the personal calendar again <em>334</em> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 21:55:30 EST How do I leave a team? I've spent the last hour and a half trying to figure out how to get out of a team that I joined ages ago that doesn't apply to me anymore. Help? <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 21:35:14 EST Downloaded every app on my IPAD but got no points! Help! I downloaded every app on my IPAD, opened each one after installing, and am using every app. I was supposed to get 250 points EACH but got NOTHING! What hPpened? Can you fix this? Sun, 6 Sep 2015 20:38:38 EST About ticker i do not understand why you have a bodyfat ticker but no bodyfat calculator, but you have a BMI Calculator but NO ticker for it!! <BR> <BR> Unless I am missing something? <BR> Thanx so much Sun, 6 Sep 2015 12:22:37 EST unfriending a stranger By accident, I added a sparkmember as a friend who turned out to be someone else than the person I thought it was. (The usernames are very alike). Their page is private. <BR> So now I don't know how to correct my mistake and 'unfriend' her again? As I cannot acces her page. Sun, 6 Sep 2015 03:49:41 EST Reset Spark Points? Hi, I have been a member of SparkPeople for several years now, though I have not logged consistently and have been MIA for awhile. <BR> <BR> I am starting anew. I reset my goals but noticed that my points have not reset. To use these as a source of motivation, I would like to reset the count to 0. It has nothing to do with winning prizes. I want to be able to start from nothing and see the points racking up as I progress. It's not as meaningful to me if I had points already in the bank, so ... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 02:10:20 EST Can't bring Up friends' Sparkpage on Ipad When I click on a friend's spark page button on my comments section on my Spark page, I just get a small "balloon, just to status line. It does not open that Spark friend's page. WHY? How do I get full page to open so I can go and leave a comment on their page? Very annoying and useless. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 23:54:05 EST Help - how do I turn off meal plans I don't know what I did but I don't get blank nutrition trackers anymore....what idd I do and how do I make it stop? Sat, 5 Sep 2015 22:56:21 EST Garmin Not Syncing I recently purchased a Garmin Vivofit 2. I was delighted to see that Garmin was one of the options for syncing an activity tracker to SparkPeople, and I activated that. I found that steps and calories synced, but sleep didn't. Okay, I could live with that. <BR> <BR> On Thursday, September 3, the Garmin sync apparently broke. No steps, calories, or exercise minutes have come over from my GarminConnect account since then. My understanding is that Garmin controls the format of what syncs; ... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 21:15:53 EST Goal Date: Can't change end date Hi! I'm having an issue changing my goal dates. I can change the beginning with no problem simply by clicking on the little calendar icon, but the end date just below it is not "clickable". I've tried playing around with the dates to no avail... <BR> <BR> Please advise, thanks! Sat, 5 Sep 2015 15:18:41 EST My Pictures appear sideway Hello, not sure why, but I just put a picture on my Sparkpage why is it sideways, and How can I turn it!! <BR> <BR> this happens quote frequently!! <BR> <BR> Thanx <BR> barbara Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:37:57 EST Sparkpages search not working Yesterday and again today, I've entered a few friends' names into the search bar and get "nothing found." These people do have pages and I'm on as "friend." <BR> <BR> Same happened when I searched my own name. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:15:03 EST Favorites When I click "save" on an article, how do I access it again? When I save it, I see the other articles I have saved, but I don't know how to get to them. At the bottom of my spark page is a link that says "see my spark favorites" but all is shows is recipes I've reviewed, and one recipe favorite that I've never even tried. I'd like to access my articles and get rid of that favorite recipe. Thanks. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 11:40:30 EST Challenge Days not in sync with time zone I'm on the West Coast and have changed my SP settings to Pacific time, but I've noticed that when I log in after 9pm, my daily challenge has already moved to the next day, even though everything else is correct. Is there a way to get the challenge to stay on the current day until it is midnight here? <BR> <BR> I know I can go back to the previous day on the challenge board, but it can get confusing sometimes. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 00:21:59 EST No trophy for consistency/perfect attendance Wondering why none when I in Sparks daily..... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 23:05:30 EST How do you post a pic on the forum threads. Hi, <BR> <BR> Can you help me post a pic in a forum post? I have tried copy and paste , but it doesn't work. I'm using chrome or I can use Safari or Firefox if it's easier. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:41:22 EST Misspelling in Topic Title <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It says Stess Management. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:21:28 EST Still Not Receiving Weekly Challenge Emails Hello, I'm still not getting the weekly Challenge emails from the Official Stress Busters team. Can you please have someone look into this? Is it coming from I am receiving Team Digests and Exercise of the Day emails, along with some others. A couple of days ago, I left the team and rejoined, but still not getting the challenge emails. The team leader said I should be receiving them, and suggested I post this issue here. Thanks. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:15:24 EST What happened to Penn State University SparkTeam? I belonged to the Pennsylvania State University SparkTeam and noticed this morning that it was missing from my list of SparkTeams. Thought I may have accidentally unjoined somehow but when I searched for it, it's no longer there. What happened to the team?? I haven't been active with the team, but I would think the team itself would be fairly active. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 11:56:55 EST Missing data from 9/3 after 9pm till 9/4 morning I walked for maybe 35-40 minutes after 9:30pm last night and I also danced a few minutes around 10:30pm. However, none of these showed in the data report after the data were offloaded this morning. Is there a way to retrieve the lost data? Thanks! Fri, 4 Sep 2015 11:07:56 EST Your Own Page on Spark People How do you make your own page on Spark People? Fri, 4 Sep 2015 08:50:40 EST Inaccurate weight loss on ticker My ticker is showing I have a 5lb weight loss. I haven't weighed in since beginning so that's not accurate. I checked my start weight and goal weight in my profile and that is still correct. Not sure why this is? Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:56:13 EST Just got a Garmin Vivofit2 Garmin data is not syncing to Spark fitness page even after sync on the Garmin site. Is it because it just started today?? The page to activate trackers tells me it is connected. Thanks Sherry Thu, 3 Sep 2015 19:24:46 EST nutrition board plan On the nutrition board for the meals the counting of the calories, carbs, fat, protein, and fiber are incorrect to what I already know from the brand I use for the meals. example low calorie tortilla has 9 grams fiber, 14 grams carbs for each serving. How am I to be able to get the correct amt of calories for that day if the numbers are off. HELP Thu, 3 Sep 2015 17:47:55 EST permanent "unchecking" of I want an email" box I don't know if this has been asked here yet or not. Is there a way to permanently uncheck the box next to the I want an email message at the bottom of these posts? I don't ever want emails sent to me to tell me someone else has replied to a post I also replied to. Anyone know ? Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:12:38 EST Has the redesign caused a slowdown in the site I have no complaints about the changes themselves. I always adjust. However, since the rollout, the response time of the site is markedly slower. Since my ISP says it’s YOUR fault, I did a comparison performance response test and I think they are correct. <BR> <BR> For example: Every click to a new spark location now results in a cursor freeze until every last ad has been displayed in its entirety. I have never had an ad blocker because I understand the need for advertising on the sit... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:43:33 EST Photos that don't go in the little box Hi, <BR> For some reason when I post a photo, it doesn't appear in the box. Can you help me get it there? Everybody else seems to get there's in the right spot. Must be missing something important. Appreciate your help. <BR> Thanks Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:41:47 EST How do I delete pictures from my page? I have not tried to edit my page in a long while, and today discovered ALL my update status photos are there. I do NOT want them all there. HELP..... <BR> <BR> I do not like the changes here <em>39</em> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:34:39 EST Help with Photos? Good morning- <BR> I was trying to post some new photos this morning, and they all came up sideways- even though on my phone and computer they are all oriented correctly. I found "edit", but cannot figure out if there is a way to "flip" them. I ended up deleting them, because who wants to look at a bunch of sideways pictures?! But I'm very frustrated. Does anyone know if there's a way to "fix" this? Thanks! Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:07:59 EST Friend feed showing stuff I've repeatedly hidden It's as the title says. I have set my settings so that others' tracked exercises don't show up on my friend feed. Regardless, they're there. <BR> <BR> I have gone onto individual posts several times and clicked the v arrow and asked for them to be hidden. SP tells me, "Tracked Exercises entries were already hidden, future entries will not show but past entries will remain. To manage what you see in your feed visit your Friend Feed Settings page." <BR> <BR> Except I already did that, and the... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 20:19:16 EST Not getting spark points for challenge Hi there. I am on the Balance challenge and today is day 2. I click the get spark points button, but today for the 2nd day, they don't show up in my points next to challenge. <BR> Could you please check and see what might be the trouble? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Jill Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:38:40 EST Adding steps manually On my SP app, under the "Full Nutrition Report" button, is the Exercise section (with a little pic of a person swinging their leg in the air) and under that are pics of little footprints with "0...0 miles" on the left and "0/6000 steps" on the right. I wear a fitness tracker so I know I did nearly 18,000 steps today but I can't find a way to add that figure manually on either the app or the main site. <BR> I did initially connect my tracker but it threw out my SP calories etc, so I just want... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:25:27 EST Nutrition Tracker -- why only 7 days in advance? Hi.... I am just trying to figure out if there is any way to plan and see meals for more than 7 days ahead.. I like to plan my meal at least 2 weeks out so it make my shopping trips easier.. is there any way to do this or will this ever be a feature that might be considered in the future... <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Toni Wed, 2 Sep 2015 14:45:09 EST How-use nutrition tracker for my family members? My husband is a diabetic. I am his caregiver. I need to make menus for him. I love the Nutrition Tracker for this. I have been doing this--but now I can't track my own foods! Can I track his and mine, too? <BR> <BR> Thanks, chris Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:08:08 EST Comments on my sparkpage Somehow my setting are so that no one can comment on my sparkpage. I am really looking for some support this time around and it seems my page is saying the opposite lol. I have looked all over my settings and cant find the solution. How do I change this? Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:17:00 EST Goal Board? I know it has been removed from the app but now I don't see it on my start page. I have the link in sparkpoints to review now but when I click it - it isn't there. Is it gone? Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:04:12 EST Exercise Tracker Requiring Weight? I want to track my strength training exercises in addition to my cardio exercises, however, some of my strength training exercises do not involve hand weights (such as reverse lunges). When I try to add those exercises the program requires that I enter a weight. Should I just say that I was using 1lb dumbbells? Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:52:13 EST Link to the Spark Store? Am I missing a link to the spark store from the main page? I was thinking since this was a source of income for the site that it would be a little more prominent. I have to do a search for it. <BR> <BR> Also, I see that the spark activity tracker will be one of the prizes for getting 300 spark points in a month. Are they bringing them back for purchase as well? I would love to get one. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:37:39 EST Logging in twice Hi there, it appears that I always have to log in twice before I am actually considered logged in. Why is this? I type my username and password in slowly and still they're rejected. I then do it a second time, and I'm in. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:10:17 EST "All Day Activity" from Garmin Any way to stop having the "All day activity" from Garmin added to my fitness tracker? I track my exercise manually (walking, jogging, elliptical, etc...). I do not count my regular walking around (to/from work, store, around the house, etc...) as exercise. When I sync my Garmin, it adds all my walking minutes as "exercise" minutes, and calories burned. I like syncing for my steps, but not for this false exercise time and calorie burn information. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:34:49 EST Sparkmail I'm probably going to have one of those "OHHHHHHHHH that's where it is" moments once I find out the answer to this but where can you access your sparkmail? I see it at the top right when I get a new message but how do I get back to it after I've checked all my mail? Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:59:51 EST What is a Spark Streaker Award? What is a Spark Streaker Award & how do I get one? <BR> I keep seeing this award on my Frien Feed, but, since I don't know what they did to get it, it is hard for me to leave praise or acomment. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:49:47 EST My annual fitness record gone Please my graph showed last that I have done 91% of my annual total. Now it is showing no bar with a 40 below it. Please correct it as that is a very important stat. Why is this happening when you change something on the website? It is not the first time that I need to ask for a correction. <BR> <BR> Ignore...when I got back to my page it changed back to normal. Why the delay? Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:10:15 EST Spark Recipes After looking at one recipe (yum) I looked at another, and attempted to get my points, but the screen said I already earned them! <BR> I only just joined the site, and this was only the second recipe I looked at! Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:20:27 EST Threads Hi! Is there a way to change the wording of a thread topic after it's been posted for use? Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:34:41 EST Bonus spin wheel I use to get the bonus spin after I spun the wheel but not I only have the one wheel and don't have the other one. My friend was telling me were to go but I tried it but no luck finding it. She told me to go to the spark points for the day and my are black not red like it's suppose to be. <BR> Darlenebunch Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:11:55 EST Show Past Step 2 Features Hi! Is there a way to make the "Past Step 2 Features" (more goals & goal board) remain on the page without having to click on it every time I want to access it, which is several times daily. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:33:45 EST how do I log my a1c how do I log my a1c. I can not find the correct page to put in my 3 month A1C Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:57:28 EST Blood Sugar tracker My blood glucose tracker disappeared either last night or today. Wondering what happened & if it could be because I started using HELP!! Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:29:45 EST Finally seeing a variety of featured blogs I enjoy having a popular blog as much as anyone, yet for quite some time when I looked at the feature blogs there was the same two or three faces every day..... I had to wonder what's up with that until lately it is so nice to see such a variety of members being featured..... I think it only fair and personally I like reading other peoples blogs and not just the same three.... For whatever reason it's good to see more....... there are a lot of worthwhile people here that have some very valid... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:23:37 EST Why is response so slow on SP? I am tracking my food and the response time is making me tear my hair out! Why is SP so slow? Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:57:14 EST Dear SparkPeople I just posted this blog and I wanted to make sure the official folks at SP see it. I really am grateful to you all. :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987321 </link> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:05:42 EST trophy, where are you? My current trophy and spin the wheel have been missing from my start page for a few days any one else the same? I would like mine back. Can anyone help? <BR> <BR> Thankyou Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:17:06 EST Spark Teams in the new app? I love the new app. Of course, I have no idea how *new* it is because I've been away for a while and just now updated. But, one thing I have noticed is that there is no way to access SparkTeams from the social area. Was this just too much of a logistical nightmare, or was it overlooked? Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:28:33 EST pictures How do I change my profile picture? Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:54:14 EST adding forum links to spark pages Is it possible to add links from forums to my spark page, so I don't have to go looking for it, so that when I go to my spage, i can just read or go to it? Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:15:18 EST Any chance of linking up with Jawbone UP trackers? I've jut bought and set up a Jawbone UP24 tracker. I notice that it's possible to link about 20 other apps with it (MyFitnessPal, Strava, LoseIt etc) but not SP. Are there any plans to arrange a linkup? It would be great to have my nutrition information automatically sync with my UP as I really don't want to have to enter all my foods into both SP and UP. <BR> Thanks. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:56:40 EST Fitbit sync gives me too many calories Hi! I'm newly returned to SP after a few years away. <BR> <BR> I synced my fitbit to my account and selected the option to have the fitness tracking "talk" to nutrition tracking. After the first day I was shocked to see that my 1200-1550 calorie range changed to 2,000-2,300 after accounting for "calories burned". I had a super lazy day and the "calories burned" were just what my fit bit reported of me walking around the house/going to a show. <BR> <BR> I turned off the "talking" but now I'm... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:15:04 EST How do i nominate someone for a motivator When there is nothing on page to click to nominate? .......... there is a dropdown box usually ........ but on hers, nothing. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:29:28 EST NOT FAIR I do not think that the contest that will be starting is only for USA, all of our spark points are already in the computers so what is the problem Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:57:35 EST Spat help My clip broke off that holds the spat to my clothes or laces and I was wondering if I have to order a whole new device or is it possible to order the clip itself. TIA Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:51:35 EST Meal plans How often do they change? Mine has shown the same 4-5 meals for the last 2 weeks, and the same 10 or so options. if it never changes that is okay, I will make up my own, but that looked to be one of the advantages here.. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:16:27 EST Spark Meal plan When I click on a food on my Spark Heart Healthy Meal plan it doesn't show me options I can change to. It worked when I was tracking breakfast, but didn't work when I tried to change a food selection for lunch. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:13:55 EST maneuverability before I retired I was a programmer/developer for 45 years. on my last job IF it took longer than 6 seconds to paint a screen we HAD to rework the code.. you are in DIRE need of rules. these ads have gotten to the point of ridiculousness!!! Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:09:45 EST Level and remaining points not showing Hello, <BR> <BR> I apologize if I've missed this, but I don't see my current level and points available until next level on my page. It used to be near the spin wheel. I actually found that motivating. Is there a way to show this info on my home page again? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:53:37 EST "Contest Page?" Where? Awaiting your road map. It doesn't seem to be on the Start page. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:23:12 EST Coaches Help! - where's the Bonus Spin? I realized with the new sparkpage, I don't see anyplace where you are notified of a bonus spin. I totally missed mine yesterday. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Where do we go for it? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Karen <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:24:50 EST Question SparkPoints/Streaks Display on Sparkpage I'm looking at the new sparkpage design, where it displays the SparkPoints and Streaks. BELOW where it shows you the "You have earned X points," it says: <BR> <BR> August SparkPoints: 3,220 of 300 <BR> <BR> I assume this means I've earned 3,200 points this month. What does the 300 represent? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Karen <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:22:41 EST Review Goal Board All of a sudden when I try to review my Goal Board it takes me to the Start screen. Why???? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:48:55 EST Larger adverts that take up half the screen What am I struggling with today is the large advert at the top of these pages. Now I know that we have to have adverts but we don't need adverts that take up half the screen and take 10 seconds to load. <BR> <BR> I am fed up with clicking on some link and ending else where and spending time going back. <BR> <BR> It took me three goes to get here as the screen was jumping to somewhere I did not want to go. <BR> <BR> There is no need for advert that fill half the screen and upset members. ... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:20:57 EST Activity Tracker and Other Goal Syncing Weirdness I've had four activity trackers since joining SP although there was a gap between Feb 21, and March 24 when I didn't have one that worked. Since I got a new one on March 25, automatically syncing my tracker with SP has gotten me 6 points in Other Goals whether or not I actually completed 6 items on the list. This has happened with two trackers, a Jawbone UP Move and a Fitbit Charge HR. <BR> <BR> I'm bringing it up now, because with the new contest starting in September, it feels like cheat... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:56:17 EST How do I change my Spark Team Name? Help, I try to edit but it is not a option to change the name, just the image. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:15:47 EST Bonus Spin Wheel Where did this go? <BR> <BR> With the re-format of the START page, there is no obvious Bonus Spin Wheel. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:40:27 EST Water? Sleep? Mood? Veggie Trackers? They used to be on the front page... Where did they go??? <em>24</em> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:39:24 EST Installing tracker program I have bought a new computer and trying to install the tracker program on it. Whenever I go to the download page, my McAfee site program stops me with a red warning. I've attempted to go from the link on the Sparks page and also by entering the link address in my browser and I get both red warning messages from each way. Why am I getting this? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:24:37 EST the scale I had a link saved in my spark favorites, and now it is gone. I would like to have it back. <BR> It had the link to the scale so i could enter my calories, fruit, veggies, water, sleep, exercise minutes, etc. Could you please get it back? Thank You. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:42:52 EST Didn't receive Week 1 Challenge Email Hello there. I recently joined a challenge, but did not receive the Week 1 email for this team. I did receive the weekly digest, among weekly digests for my other teams though. What should I do? I would love to engage this challenge as I feel it would benefit me immensely. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Summarah Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:25:19 EST JUST GOT A NEW MESSAGE..... I was told to report that I have a RunTime Error......common/runTimemainloop.cpp.635 Falilure Condition?whichObject. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:45:37 EST Goal Board? Can you tell me the new location for goal boards? I took the "Review Now" link from my Spark points page and can't find my goal board anywhere. Tried looking from the Start page ... can't find it. Am I missing it somewhere? <BR> <BR> Help! Thanks! Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:17:31 EST Love the look of the site update, but where are... Where did my quick trackers go? The water, whether I took my vitamins or exercised for 10 minutes, etc. I use those ALL the time. <BR> <BR> Again, the new look is cool, but I really would love to have those trackers on my start page. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mina Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:38:38 EST Animal/pet goodies? An chance we could add in animal/pet goodies of some sort? Have a variety of dog/cat ones (since they are so popular and so many), and also some horses, pigs, rabbits, skunk (I could see that one being used if someone had a really hard workout? :) ), ferrets, etc., for those of us with pets (or know someone has a pet) and want to send them a goodie related to their pet. <BR> <BR> Have some really expensive animal goodies for say, lions, cheetahs, pandas, polar bears, and other rare/endangere... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:31:28 EST new Challenge page With the new Challenge page which is our Start page, is there a way to put the goal page back as previously and then have the option to click on the Challenge page instead? Clear as mud lol? THANK YOU!!!! Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:23:29 EST Making a Team Show Up on SparkPage I found it on the Accounts Preference. That team wasn't checked. Thanks anyway <BR> <BR> original question: <BR> I want Beck Diet Solution SparkTeam to show up on my SparkPage. My other 5 teams show, but that one doesn't. I am leading an effort on that team and need it to show. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:35:35 EST How to put a team link on an email? I know a leader can easily send a message to the whole team . I know how to do that. <BR> <BR> But sometimes we want to send an email to people only from one team forum. <BR> <BR> Or, sometimes we want to send a team link to just a few people. <BR> <BR> What is the easiest way to do this? thanks, chris Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:23:38 EST Syncing additional fitness tracker apps with SP Any thoughts on adding additional fitness tracker apps that will sync with SP? I had been using map my run to track workouts but it doesn't sync with SP so I started using run keeper. It's ok, but the features on map my run seem better to me personally. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:20:02 EST message board and blog I can't put anything on either one of these. I'd like to start a blog to share from the beginning of my weight loss. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:17:28 EST GARMIN VIVOFIT I am new to this site and need some help please. I have a vivofit and I went in and added my garmin under fitness but i Cant get it to sync with my spark account i dont know what i am doing wrong please help!!! Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:44:58 EST Unclear SP entered food data Pumpkin seeds... <BR> <BR> All it says is pumpkin seeds, it does not state if they are hulled or not, and the data is for whole seeds, with the shell, not just the kernels. <BR> <BR> If it could be made clearer that would be useful. <BR> <BR> It makes a large impact on carbs, fat and calories. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:55:09 EST How to change "So-and-So is online now?" Please direct me to that option, as my hunting for it has failed me. (I'm referring to the little notation that appears at the top of member signature boxes on message boards...those members who wished to be trackable, that is.) <BR> <BR> "Thank you" now so I don't waste your time later. <BR> <BR> . Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:45:19 EST how can I re-join to team for the week I started? I deleted this team because I wasn't posing anymore, but now I'd like it back. I don't remember when it was! Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:07:26 EST what does the SP app use my camera for? I was very glad to hear about the update to the app and just wanted to download it, but ... why does it need to use the camera and microphone of my cellphone? Or access to files on my cellphone? <BR> <BR> It feels weird to ask this because this is such a great site and I'd never think that there's any ill intend, but still the thought off any app accessing images, sound files and the likes without knowing why and what for is uncomfortable. I'd be very glad for information on this! <BR> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:07:47 EST Reading Spark emails I don't understand why when I read Spark emails, the points are not registering/showing under my SparksPoints. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 21:35:24 EST Sugar We can track calories, carbs, protein, fat, fiber, cholesteral...Why can't we track sugar? Why does it have to be broken down into glucose, fructose, sucrose? It is on the nutritional information listing as sugar. There can be sugar under the nutritional information but it doesn't track under glucose, sucrose or fructose. <BR> <BR> Thanks Pam Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:41:10 EST Please help me get going with my UP3 Jawbone? I just bought the UP3 Jawbone. It looks like it connected successfully to SparkPeople, but I don't know where to go, or how to see it. Thanks for any help you can offer me! Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:31:20 EST Help! I'm unable to post on people's sp pages! Hi... for some reason I LOST the ability to post on other people's Sparkpages.... can you help? Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:27:05 EST Logged in after midnight and broke my streak It shows that I've logged in 9 days and tracked food/fitness 10 days. Both should be 10 days. Problem is that I had a long day one day, and I was logging everything right around midnight. I didn't realize I hadn't done my daily spin until after midnight. I'm bummed that my streak isn't correct - is there a way to fix it? Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:31:30 EST Problems with the new mobile app upgrade Hi, On the new Spark People mobile app upgrade I can't see the button to add the food. The drop down menu that says how much of the food to add pushes the add food button too low on the page to see. It may work with the big phones, but with my iPhone 4s I can not see the add food button. If the new upgrade only works with new phones, can I restore the old app? It worked wonderfully well. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:07:14 EST How do I add sugar to nutrients? I was wondering if there was a way to add sugar to my nutrients so I could keep track of how much I'm taking in. I see there's a sucrose option but I want to know how much I'm taking in of all types of sugar. Thanks :) Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:03:13 EST Step 2 Track Your Goals on Start Page problem I can't get my goals to track/stick after I've placed the slider where it belongs. Don't get my points and each time I go back to the Start Page, the tracking on the goals is gone. Suggestions? Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:36:19 EST How do I send a members blog to a certain team? When I find a blog I want to share with a team can I send it to the entire team or do I have to add each one's name individually?........ Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:18:15 EST Misfit Shine sincing problem. Need tech help. Hi, <BR> <BR> I have a Misfit Shine that is approved to use in Misfit data shows on the SparkPeople tracker page. It says it was last sinced mid afternoon today. It is now 10:30 at night. How do you sinc the Misfit shine when you want to. I have sinced it on my phone with the Misfit app, but it is not connecting to my phone, it seems. Can someone from Sparkpeople or anyone that has experience help me, please? Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:40:34 EST Low calories HI Everyone! I'm doing fine on my new ways of eating. My problem daily calories are under 1,000! I feel fine, just can't seem to get to 1,000. I feel because my exercise routine is not aerobic, or running, cause I'm 63 yrs. old, and a heart transplant. Some days very fatigued and can't do much. I do walk my dog daily for 20-45 mins. Any one have any advice? Don't know how to get in touch with a coach - can you help? Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:11:53 EST weight ticker How do I make a weight ticker? Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:45:13 EST Sync data from both Garmin AND FitBit trackers? I just found out that SP is now integrating and syncing Garmin activity trackers! <BR> Hooray! <BR> <BR> I've had a FitBit tracker connected with SP to integrate and sync my activity from it for months. <BR> <BR> I connected the Garmin tracker without first disconnecting the FitBit tracker in SP. <BR> I was going to disconnect the FitBit after connecting the Garmin tracker but noticed that when I went to the Track Your Fitness page, I saw a box for both the FitBit Tracker and the Garmin Con... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:01:11 EST Spark Mobile App Survey I started to complete the survey that came up when I opened the app today, but exited before I had a chance to complete and now it is no longer available. Anyway, here is my feedback; <BR> <BR> I am not interested in any of the notifications suggested. May be the first for an alert when I have not tracked food - I'll give that a 3. <BR> <BR> For other suggestions: <BR> - Please return the ability to customize the main screen - this would make the app more efficient for me. <BR> - Return t... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 06:22:48 EST Co-ordinating two peoples diet plans when the same Foods aren't there How to do this.. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:56:36 EST how do i track exercise I am going to be walking all day Saturday and Sunday as I am going to a fair. So instead of my normal work outs I want to count that. I have a fitbit so I can count minutes, but how do I get that to count as exercise toward caleries? Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:26:42 EST Can't invite anyone to my team Comes up an error and say, "You can only send 400 SparkMails per day." <BR> <BR> There's no way that I send anywhere near that many in a day. What is happening? Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:35:37 EST Spark page problem perhaps? I changed my username but on my spark page it says it's my page but also lists my old name. The page is also shown as if I am trying to friend myself (if I choose to add me ;p). Did I mess up my page with the name change? Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:03:39 EST Why do all my images get turned the wrong way? Can you pls fix your image uploader to accept pictures without turning them around? Surely there is a way to do that. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:39:45 EST How to take over an inactive team? I would like to take over an inactive team with no activity for almost a year but the leaders are still members. Can they be removed so that I can take the leadership and see what I can do with it? Thanks. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:35:00 EST Sparkpoints Question I'm sorry if this is already on here somewhere, but I use the mobile app as well as the desktop site. I saw on the mobile app that starting next month they will be giving away prizes for earning over 300 points in a month. I was wondering where I can find out more information about it. I can't find any information here on the site and when I click on it in the mobile app it doesn't do anything. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:59:14 EST Spark Tracker not syncing Is anyone else having issues with their Spark Tracker not syncing? All of my lights are on, but it's not syncing with my computer. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:30:20 EST A little assistance? My name is Jen. I haven't been on Sparkpeople for a while. A LOT has changed! I don't know if it is my imagination but I seem to remember having a personal Spark journal. I have no memory how to access it. can anyone help me? Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:28:14 EST SLOW-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W!!!! absolutely ridiculous how long it takes to LOAD 1 page.. time to rethink the ads SP.. THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY and they are meaningless to me! Is this site for US or THEM? Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:32:05 EST question about Sparkpoints How come I haven't received my virtual 500 minutes in Sparkpoints award when I have over 1,000 this month? Am I looking at the wrong number? Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:46:35 EST reset weight and measurements If I reset my weight and measurements, will it delete all of the previous nutritional information of foods that I eat frequently ("favorites" and "recent") ? Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:25:21 EST Finding a blog comment I have commented on other members blogs and I have wanted to return to that comment to see what others have posted or to see if the member has updated with a new blog. Aside from searching through the blog page I don't know if there is a way to get back to those blogs I have commented on. Anyone know how to do this? Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:32:34 EST 54 Politicians Pull Money from U.S. Banks? - Ad This ad is overpowering my screen on the left side right now. It also does it while ATTEMPTING to track food. Can anything be done? It is top to bottom left screen and infiltrates about the left 1/6th of my message board box I'm trying to type in now. Thanks for anything you can do. Doesn't seem to matter where I'm at on SparkPeople - it pops up everywhere. Thank you. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:00:11 EST SparkMail options. I am trying to turn off the SparkMail here on this site (not SparkMail from SP that goes to my email) but that advertisement UP in the right (under TODAY ON SPARKPEOPLE) has something under it that looks like it might be something I check (or uncheck) only I can't read it BECAUSE the ad is in the way. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:26:53 EST Activity Tracker So I ran my activity tracker through the wash one too many times and it's kaput. If I get a new one will I be able to connect it to my current syncing thing? Or will I have to delete the original from the computer and install the new one therefore losing all the data I have from the last year and a half? Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:07:14 EST Changing my end date I keep trying to change my end date, but when I go to a different month it does not allow me to click on a new date. What am I doing wrong? Can you help? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. -Kate Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:49:53 EST Question about Sparkcoach? When I go to sign up for Sparkcoach I get a message saying: "This form will be sent in a way that it is not secure." I just want to make sure this is safe and it's not going to damage my computer. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Amy Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:37:36 EST Errors - Daily Calorie Breakdown Daily Calories Breakdown shows total calories from prior day but the detail by food items for current day!!! What am I doing wrong or is this a bug in program? Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:29:58 EST how do I add steps to the fitness tracker? On Sunday I walked 11000 steps according to my pedometer. That was a total for the day, how do I add that to the fitness tracker? The tracker asks for minutes, but thats not how its been recorded. Should I just estimate? I'd like to get credit for my activity. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:10:02 EST How do you find a team by its name? I tell people that I have a new team with the name "You can Heal Your Life" yet some members searched for the team by using as search terms the team name but the team does not show up when you use those search terms. Why aren't the terms of the team name searchable? Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:52:24 EST No message board access on the app? I like the new app but I'm really surprised that one of the changes wasn't to add access to the Message Boards. Apart from the trackers, it's the only other part of the site I use and it seems I still can't access them from my phone. <BR> <BR> Is that coming or am I waiting in vain? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:45:24 EST Copying exercises I have just notices (because I have not done this before) that when you copy an exercise from one day to the next it doesn't add your distance to the total. <BR> <BR> Now most morning I take a walk to get my paper, this takes about 15 minutes and burns on average 36 calories. This week I have been on a break and (being lazy) I copied one day to the next. This morning I noticed that my walking mile total did not increase until I deleted the copy and entered it for real. <BR> <BR> Trev <BR>... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:30:10 EST My rewards post to FB is not good! Help Why does the system give access to sparkpeople account when I post my rewards to FB? I logged out of my FB account and into my mom's account and when I clicked on the my rewards post it gave me access to my sparkpeople account. Please tell why this happens. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:09:07 EST total weight loss Where on this site can I find a total weight loss number? When I check the weight tracker, I get this cute little graphic that shows where I was and where I am now, but nothing that says weight lost to date. Am I overlooking this? Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:35:09 EST Cannot get team challenge deleted from start scree I cannot get a team to stop showing up on my start screen. I went into the edit teams and unchecked all the boxes including the display on start screen and it still shows up. Is there a way to completely delete it from my list? It was a 30 day challenge that I completed. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:47:53 EST 'Cocoa error 3840' For the past couple of days I have been unable to enter food into the mobile app tracker. It was fine til yesterday. I keep getting 'cocoa error 3840'. I'm also unable to reply to he forums there. <BR> Thank you! Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:58:41 EST New App - Entering a food that's not listed This seems impossible on the new app. I wish there was the ability not only to enter a food that's not listed, but to copy an item that you already have as a favorite and to save it as a new item. For example, I have entered a Pure Organic Chocolate Brownie bar. Today I wanted to add the Pure Organic Wild Blueberry bar. Instead of having to type in everything for the blueberry one, it would've been nice to work from the brownie one as a template. <BR> <BR> Also in the new app, importing ... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:18:52 EST YouTube - upload video Hi! How do I add a YouTube health video. I've tried many times but have been unsuccessful. <BR> <BR> What I've been doing is going to the address bar of the YT video, right click, click on copy, click on SP "Add a Link", pasting the copied YT video in the SP link box and the clicked on "Post Message". <BR> <BR> It doesn't work for me. What am I doing wrong? Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:08:50 EST water update How to update water intake Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:08:05 EST Android phone app menus Hello. For some reason the appearance of my usual Sparkpeople app has changed. I no longer have the menu icon in the upper left corner, nor other options such as water icon, etc. <BR> <BR> I do still have the "article" icons to click on at the bottom of the phone app. <BR> <BR> I would appreciate any help. Thank you. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:19:59 EST weight loss I use my phone almost exclusively for Spark People but now it doesn't show my total weight loss so far :( When it was on the home page it was a great inspiration ! <BR> Also I find it easier to find things on mobile than on the computer- don't know how to find "my chats" on it. It seems like different names are used ??? Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:56:55 EST Are all foods done by brands Help I live in England and none of my food fits the branded food. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:50:55 EST Spark Tracker not recording steps I so want to love my Spark tracker but there seem to be so many issues with it. The newest problem is that it is not tracking all of my steps. I have been walking about the same routes for the last 4/5 weeks but the past 10 days or so my tracker is way off on steps. I'm still walking about 75 minutes a day but some days it records only 1500 steps and others 7500. <BR> <BR> Any ideas on what might be the problem and how to fix it? This hasn't happened before. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:29:43 EST Quick Tracker not working The "quick tracker" on the start page is not working. I have to go to the nutrition page to input my water and to the measurements page to input mood. And I can't find anyplace to put my Freggies and it show on the quick track. Any suggestions for fixing the quick tracker so it works again? Do I need to remove and re-add, maybe? Missing my quick tracker! Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:25:33 EST Sign up for emails I'm not sure how one signs up for emails (in the Read SparkPeople Emails). Can anyone help? Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:16:45 EST Spark Tracker didn't download a workout On Monday, I did an elliptical workout (between 5:30ish-6:00p) which did not download from my tracker. I entered it manually, but the values are very different from the Spark classification. What went wrong? Is there something I can do? Can you make it download? <BR> Thank you! Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:42:02 EST Favorites From the app can I save an article to my favorites? Maybe I'm just blind but I don't see the option. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:38:38 EST emoticons I can't use emotions anymore I can click on them but nothing happens . does anyone know how to fix this glitch? Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:12:53 EST A quick way to trace the posts you have added to? I just added to a post but it didn't give me an option of seeing that post. I couldn't remember the title of the post and so couldn't find it. Is there something I'm missing? How do you track your posts on here? Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:20:01 EST Love tbis new phone app update Couldn't find a place to contact but wanted someone to know this phone app is GREAT. Thanks for the improvements. It will be so much easier now to be faithful Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:16:13 EST adjusting goals?? I am currently changing all my goals because I am going from weight loss to maintaining weight. I can't seem to find the original set up page where we input our personal lifestyle information like how active we are etc. My daily activity has changed an I would like to update it but I can't seem to find it. help Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:07:48 EST Status Update Good morning. <BR> <BR> I haven't been able to post my status update since Sunday and I also can't post my fitness activity to Facebook. Please advise. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:58:59 EST SP App Issue So, I'm a little annoyed that the quick tracker and the goal board are gone since I use the app regularly, but not this website. Okay, I can deal. <BR> <BR> However, my biggest issue with this new release are the ads. I paid for this app before it was free. I realize it's a free app now, and that SP gets its funding from ads, but the app wasn't free back when I bought it on January 10, 2013, at 9:15:35pm PST, for $3.99 on Google play. I can be so precise because I found the receipt in my ema... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 01:04:53 EST How do I "Leave" an inactive team? I'm trying to leave a challenge team from 2014, but I don't see the Leave button. I don't want these teams to show in my lists. How can I remove them? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Summarah Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:20:54 EST SP App questions 1) What happened to the GPS tracker on the app? I liked the ability to start it and go because at the end of my walk/ run, it was easy to add it to my exercise tracker. <BR> <BR> 2) How do I get to my favorite exercises on the app? <BR> <BR> 3) What happened to the goal board on the app? I can't find it either. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:03:23 EST Can't add my walk this morning? I created a new walk in the "Map My Route" function, added in my minutes, and tried to add it to my Fitness Tracker, but it's not showing up. Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jill Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:20:48 EST How do you make your blog posts readable? Are they automatically readable by all or is there a privacy setting or a box somewhere that needs to be checked off? If there is I can't find it. <BR> <BR> I've made 2 blog posts but I don't know if anyone can see them... you know, if they want to read them or anything... <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Please help. <em>304</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:08:44 EST videos on ipad I tried several times to up load a video that I took on my ipad, when I click the add a video button I get the message but no place to put a title or upload a video. <BR> Those things come up when I do it from my computer but the video is on my ipad, is there a reason that won't appear? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:41:06 EST Add/Remove Short Term Goals Hi for some reason when I look at my other goals page, and go down to the bottom where it has my short term goals, there are no boxes to check for Sunday, but there are for the rest of the week. I have it set to where I do these goals 7 times per week. So I would think Sunday should show up. Please help me with this. Also, when I go to my food tracker, when I click on my favorites, I have to do click on the favorites tab more then once for them to come up and stay up. The first time I click o... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 15:27:00 EST tracking nutrition I would like to see sodium for each food on the tracking list. Not just a total at the bottom of the page. When planning my meals it would be nice to see what is the food that his sending my sodium intake high and delete from my menu or substitute How do I do that? Sun, 9 Aug 2015 09:48:58 EST ?: delete food from food journal in new app How do I delete food from a food journal in the newest app update? Sat, 8 Aug 2015 11:23:50 EST GPS Tracker I have been using SparkPeople for a week now and I love it. I put the app on my iphone and used the GPS Tracker when I walk my dog every night. I went to use it last night and it was gone from the app. Can you please tell me how to get it back? I tried uninstalling the app and putting it back on my phone, but it still isn't there. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 10:19:40 EST How to find favorites I have saved video favorites but dont know where to find them.. LOL! Fri, 7 Aug 2015 18:09:10 EST How do I change how much I want to lose each week When I first started SP I put 1 pound as what I wanted to lose each week. I want to change that to me losing 2 pounds each week. How do I change it? I looked on the Start Page and the weight goals but it doesn't show the weekly weight loss goal. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:06:18 EST uploading vlog What is the quickest way for me to get a video from my mobile phone onto this site please? I am considering starting a vlog but it would need to be a quick process in order for me to be discreet. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:15:29 EST App keeps changing my settings! So I've changed the calorie intake TWICE now to stay between 1200-1800 calories in a day. <BR> <BR> I've changed it once to take 10,000 steps a day. <BR> <BR> The app keeps changing my calories again! it went back to the 2000 range and steps went back to app to 6000 even tho site still says 10,000. <BR> <BR> this is driving me crazy please help! Fri, 7 Aug 2015 11:35:32 EST Malfunctioning Nutrition Tracker What on earth is up with the Tracker? <BR> <BR> In spite of my total carbohydrate intake for today totaling 97 g, the tracker has calculated my value for low-carb diet carbohydrates at 204 g -- TWICE my TOTAL intake! <BR> <BR> Whatever is wrong, please fix it. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 07:14:22 EST Bad link When doing the 30 Day Plateau buster challenge the link to the article produces the error Page 404 error not found. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 00:29:21 EST Ads driving you crazy? Use "Adblocker" I just want to say, I think the ads on SparkPeople are way overboard. It's hard to navigate the site with so many intrusive ads. They overlap the text on the pages frequently. I don't mind ads, but I think this is overkill. So, I have dissented and use a program called "adblock". It works like a charm! <BR> <BR> To I apologize for my rebellion. It's my hope that you moderate the ads to a more pragmatic level. Please try to understand, it's not just me who is dissatisfied wit... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 23:51:37 EST Sorting last post on top - Sorting first post Call me crazy but I think these are flipped. <BR> <BR> Seems if you select "Sorting first post on top" it is actually the last. <BR> <BR> Yes / No <BR> <BR> -DC Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:41:00 EST Spark App For iPhone not working well. The Spark App on my iPhone 6 running 8.4 is acting strange. <BR> All the screens are somewhat darkened and the white circle <BR> is visible at all times. It is barely usable. I can enter data, but <BR> it is difficult to read. Please help so I can continue to use the <BR> app. Thu, 6 Aug 2015 13:08:00 EST Data not recorded correctly It seems the meter doesn't work normally these days. For example, I walked 47 minutes last night, it recorded only 816 steps. It cannot be true. I know I walk at least 100 steps per minute usually. Last night, I walked a little faster than usually, not running though. I always wonder how the meter detect/calculate the steps. Is there a setting for that? Thanks! Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:52:48 EST Suggestion and Issues with tracker page 1. Can we please have the diet tracker use a little bit of common sense when entering items? For example it defaults to the last meal entered. So for some reason at 8 AM in the morning in my local time zone, it thinks I'm entering dinner for today. It would be extremely helpful if the tracker had a little bit of common sense and looked at the local time zone on the machine which should not be hard to do, and based the default meal entry to what makes sense for that time of day. I think f... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 10:08:16 EST Fitbit & SP sync issue Though it says my fit bit is connected I cannot see how to make it sync into my activities. Yesterday I went about 7 miles in 1700 steps and wondering how I can get that to reflect on SP. Can you help me? Thu, 6 Aug 2015 05:28:32 EST Fitbit + SP ~ not syncing on random days I just connected by Fitbit Flex to Sparkpeople today. Because I have had my Fitbit since Christmas, 2014, I wanted to go back and get the data before today synced with SP. So I went to the Fitness Tracker and day-by-day I clicked on the blue bar where it says "Sync Fitbit for (__date__)." I worked my way back from today to July 16, where I hit a snag. Clicking on the blue bar to sync did nothing. The bar did not depress or look like it had been clicked, and no data came over. I tried a ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:20:10 EST Nutrition Tracker can't count! I've posted about this before, but the problem hasn't gone away: the system seems unable to cope with food item changes. It does enter the new values, but the end addition is often wrong, whereas the daily nutrition report is correct. Moral: when you change foods do the additions yourself! Wed, 5 Aug 2015 15:52:20 EST USB SyncPoint not working It suddenly stopped working with the message "No SyncPoint Detected". It was always connected with the computer and I didn't touch it. It was working this morning and the data was offloaded for a few times before this happened. Is it broken? What is the lifetime for it? Or is there anything I can do to fix it? Thanks! Wed, 5 Aug 2015 15:12:45 EST Can't post for help on my phone I can't post for help on my phone, and I am having so much trouble navigating the website. I have manually entered a food, but then I can't add it to my meal! Is there a tutorial to help understand how to use the page??? Wed, 5 Aug 2015 14:24:47 EST coach not emailing me back. I am a paid SparkCoach member and the coach is not emailing me back. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:59:10 EST Tracking Nutrients - Sugars I'm trying to put a tracker on for Sugars in my nutrients, but I'm not seeing the option. Is it there? (It's one of the "big" ones, aka on all labels, so you'd think it'd be an option) Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:17:30 EST Just what is going on Last week a tick suddenly appeared in the box "never send me an email again". I had not been to that page maybe this year. <BR> <BR> Today it appeared there again and stopped SP emails again I had not visited that page. <BR> <BR> What with my calories being altered the other week now emails being stopped twice in 7 days there has to be something wrong somewhere. It is only happening on SP. <BR> <BR> I have just remembered something, that it happened after I had updated my weight. Today I u... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 08:33:22 EST No more shared/fav ingredients in recipe calc! The recipe calculator part of the website appears to have been redesigned in the past few days. I no longer find an option to add one of my favorites, or add ingredients shared by other members into my recipe. In the previous version, if I wanted to make a recipe using a sauce I had already calculated (for example), I could save that sauce to my favorites, and then when I made a new recipe I could add that sauce as an ingredient. This option is gone now. What happened? Wed, 5 Aug 2015 04:40:09 EST Fast break? I was wondering if it was still possible to get the fast break e-mails or if we have to read them ourselves? That was one thing I loved a few years ago was getting the e-mails and moving onto each new portion. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 21:22:31 EST Recipe calculator-help! Can you not input an ingredient not in the spark database on the recipe calculator anymore? I wanted to add a recipe to check its kcal content but it includes an ingredient I have but that is not in the spark database. Before I could just add a new ingredient, but that option seems to have disappeared! Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:38:09 EST GPS Mileage is WAY off! Hello! Tonight I went for a walk and the GPS tracker in my iPhone spark people app. When I got home it said I walked over 3,000 miles. I've GPS tracked my walks in the past, and they've all been accurate in the 1 mile I did. it also said I ran 10 miles per hour. I was walking at a 2.7mph average. Now my mileage is all messed up and I am unsure how to get rid of awards I received due to the inaccuracy. HELP? Anyone? Mon, 3 Aug 2015 20:56:47 EST use sparkmail as my email for spark people Is there anyway I can use sparkmail for my email address? I would rather read the notifications in one place. Just like the box below for email when anyone replies..I would love to have it go to my sparkmail. <BR> <BR> thanks for your help...Julie <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 20:17:26 EST I give up This is my third attempt trying to post a message a message and it keeps giving me an error message. This site is way to hard and convoluted to use; there must be something easier out there! Which is a shame because I am enjoying reading the Spark People book. I can't even find my home page. <BR> <BR> Hope this message goes through, I'm not going to do it a fourth time. :) Mon, 3 Aug 2015 19:41:54 EST