SparkPeople Site/Technical Help Messageboard Have a question about your program or the web site? Get answers here. SparkPeople Site/Technical Help Messageboard Team Digest --- and HUDDLE?? TOPS Challengers <BR> This is a weekly email highlighting the activities of one of your SparkTeams. (You can also click here to Huddle with your team to get SparkPoints!) If you'd prefer not to receive you can click here to unsubcribe. <BR> <BR> I'm on a friend's computer and it's set for very large font --- I guess that's how I noticed the HUDDLE and I've missed it everyother time. <BR> <BR> The Digest notice probably needs changed --- lots of folks wouldn't even know what "huddle" meant. ... Sun, 24 May 2015 13:30:51 EST Support Forums? On the message boards, I can only see 3-4 main topics under each heading. Is there a way to see the rest? Especially in the support forum area, as I'd love to view a group for in the 30s, etc but only see a support group for aged 50 or above. Is there not a group for all age groups? Sat, 23 May 2015 23:32:14 EST Comments How to change from not allowed to allow Have had a few people tell me they can't comment on blogs, etc. Noticed that my spark page says no comments allowed ...How do I change this? Have searched everywhere in setting and can't seem to find the right place. Thanks! <BR> Sat, 23 May 2015 19:38:01 EST Tracker won't link to computer. Have been using Spark Tracker for a year with no problems. For the past 4 days it will not link to computer to tell me how many steps I have walked. I have changed the port of the receiver 3 times with still no results. My battery seems to still be good as I can get the tracker to show dots going around. Help Please!! Sat, 23 May 2015 17:36:28 EST Using Spark tracker The tracker tracks my steps, but they aren't registered in my list of exercises. Should I list the miles manually. I know to enter other exercises that don't involve steps in the fitness list. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:07:42 EST Entering new food item Hi there, it's happened on a couple occasions now that I enter all the info of a food item and save it, but it's not locatable, even if closing and reopening Spark. What gives? Fri, 22 May 2015 23:55:36 EST Logging my weight I have my FitBit synced to Sparkpeople but this seems to be creating a problem when I log my weight. <BR> Somehow it gets adjusted to my only weighing 59 lbs, at other times I seem to weigh in the high to very high 200s, My real weight fluctuates between 128-133 lbs. Another problem is that my SP ticker has my weight recorded in Kg not pounds and I don't know how to adjust it. Can anyone help???? <BR> Thanks in advance. PS I am not very savvy when it comes to computers. Fri, 22 May 2015 18:50:44 EST article i wasn't sure where to put this so i will put it here and know if this isn't the place you will send it on to the right people <BR> <BR> i think the title of this article should be changed ..i think it is kind of offensive in this day and age of awareness of 'correctness' .it is entitled "(5 emotional roadblocks that are keeping you fat" ).. maybe that word can seen a little cruel / hurtful, not motivatin?? perhaps it could be subsituted for 'overweight" .. i know when i went to a dr.s appt ... Fri, 22 May 2015 10:52:13 EST Jawbone Up3 Is it possible to link my Jawbone UP3 to SparkPeople? Every time I click on the link to connect to Jawbone, I get the login screen but it doesn't go anywhere from there. It won't let me log in, but I also don't get an error message or anything. I'm hoping to switch completely to the Jawbone and will disconnect my Body Media band, but I don't want to if I can't upload the Jawbone info. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 22 May 2015 08:21:41 EST Android app - weight tracking graph The weight tracking graph on the android app has no way at all that I can find to give a different starting date. It should have buttons that choose "1 months", "2 months", "3 months", "6 months", "1 year", "Custom", "Inception" or something like that. <BR> <BR> It should also have an option to use weekly averages rather than daily check-ins as the data points. That is a much more useful figure. Fri, 22 May 2015 03:12:12 EST Weight tracking report needs improvement The weight tracking report is way too simplistic. Here are my suggestions. <BR> <BR> * It needs buttons to set the start-date: "1 Week", "1 Month", "2 Months", "3 Months", "6 Months", "1 Year", "Since Goal Start", "Earliest", "Custom" <BR> <BR> * It needs to have an option for displaying weekly averages instead of daily check-ins. <BR> <BR> * It needs to save your most recent settings so every time you go back it chooses the same defaults Fri, 22 May 2015 03:07:34 EST Not Able to Open Up Friends Pages on iPad not able to open friends pages by clicking " My Spark Page" button on my iPad. Takes me to ""about:blank" and empty page with nothing. <BR> Also not able to leave a comment on their Spark page either. Same thing happens. Very frustrating and really diminishes my Spark experience. Using Chrome browser on iPad. PLEASE FIX NOW. Thank you. Thu, 21 May 2015 23:38:18 EST Recent Posts are gone? I always connect with the teams and threads I am active on by using the "My Recent Posts" button on my Spark Page. And today it is gone. With no warning. Is there another way to get to this list? Thu, 21 May 2015 22:32:54 EST Sparkpage not available to others My friend Mavrikbaby just came back on spark but we can't figure out how come no one can click on her name to get to her sparkpage. She wants it to be public, but I can't help her. <BR> <BR> Please let me know the steps so I can share with her. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:05:10 EST Thumbnails on My Spark Page Hi, does anyone know how to delete duplicate picture thumbnails from my Spark Page? I've noticed there seem to be multiple streak awards all dated the same day and I've also duplicated a photo. I'd like to clean this area up. Thanks, Thu, 21 May 2015 06:11:52 EST Height Hi, <BR> <BR> Where can I find what height SP has recorded for me - and change it if necessary <BR> <BR> I've looked in the weight and measurement settings and couldn't see it there and followed several past answers but still having trouble finding it <BR> <BR> thanks Thu, 21 May 2015 00:26:01 EST Calcium and Iron and Tracker I added calcium and iron to my tracker, but I don't think it is picking up what I am eating. Some of the things I know are in my favorites and I input the calcium and iron myself. What do I need to do to have the nutrition tracker recognize them? <BR> <BR> Rebecca Wed, 20 May 2015 21:20:01 EST un-synch FitBit but keep Aria Hi! This has probably been asked before but I can't find it. <BR> <BR> I'd like to remove my FitBit from my tracker so I get a truer fitness minutes number. I looked at how to un-synch it and it looks like it'll also un-synch my Aria (FitBit scale) too. Is there an easy way to remove the FitBit but continue synching the Aria scale? <BR> <BR> I guess I can un-synch both and then add only the Aria. Just wondering if there's some other way. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 20 May 2015 14:54:13 EST SP Trivia questions on a sliding scale? Confess, SP. The trivia questions are rigged so that, if one does poorly on a given day, the questions that come up the next day are suited to a kindergartner. It happens all the time, right? <BR> <BR> Example: Yesterday I may have gotten as many as eight questions wrong. I will always be wrong on "Which chain restaurant's Chicken Misery has the higher fat content?" because they are places I may never have seen and that interest me not. That is, I shall never waste time on researchin... Wed, 20 May 2015 05:45:03 EST Can't post on the message boards! Every time I try to post, it says 'no html, click here to go back'. Tue, 19 May 2015 20:44:36 EST 30 day challenge articles I'm curious where the points show up for the 30 day challenge articles. <BR> <BR> I've done several the last few months and I don't think I'm seeing the points added. <BR> <BR> It's not a huge deal --- but I figure if I'm going to read - and have the see the advertised product I should see the 5 points per day that I click on them?? <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 19 May 2015 13:13:26 EST problems with web page My PC freeze's up every time I try to track any thing. I can`t get always my food until the next day. <BR> It just takes too long. I have to wait for your page to unfreeze <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> baw 1943 Tue, 19 May 2015 11:26:03 EST My fitness mileage tracker is stuck My weekly goal for mileage is 6 miles, this week the tracker did not reset to 0. It is stuck on 6/6. How do I get it to reset? Tue, 19 May 2015 11:13:08 EST Samsung S health app Is there any way that I can link this app to spark? Both apps are on my phone. thanks! Tue, 19 May 2015 11:11:48 EST spark not synch'ing after replacing battery I went to a Battery store & they installed the battery in the back of the store. My battery had been low since Feb. I went swimming with my Spark later that week & I haven't seen any sync activity since the battery was replaced. Help please. <BR> <BR> Heather Mon, 18 May 2015 18:33:32 EST Photo Uploading problems The problem: uploading photos turn sideways (horizontal). <BR> I phone 6 is being used to take the photo. The phone is being held correctly (vertical). <BR> <BR> The photograph will upload onto the computer correctly. <BR> The photograph will upload onto facebook correctly. <BR> The photos will upload to the desk top correctly. <BR> The same photos are horizontal on spark. <BR> <BR> Now... if I go to my desktop or computer and purposefully turn the photo sideways... the 'horizontal' ph... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:40:20 EST Question about My Spark Page Ok this may be dumb but what exactly is the "status" box on my spark page for? What am I suppose to update in this field? <BR> <BR> Thank you Mon, 18 May 2015 13:13:51 EST Sparkpeople & scaned barcode information? I downloaded the Nutrition Info app by Sparkpeople whick is able to scan barcode lables and give you the nutritional info. Can this be transferred to Sparkpeople or does sparkpeople have the capability to scan barcode labels. Mon, 18 May 2015 12:11:30 EST UNDERTONE ad causing havoc on my computer! Undertone ad is causing my computer to lock and won't let me close it. I have to close site in order to continue. Mon, 18 May 2015 03:55:45 EST Tech Help Please: Print out past menus Is it possible to print out my menus for the last 30 days to take to a doctor? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much! <BR> <BR> Marti in San Jose Mon, 18 May 2015 01:45:06 EST SparkPeople Group Listed Twice <link><BR>?id=ALTRIA_FATE </link> <BR> <BR> If you look at my Sparkpeople group page, you can see that "Getting Fit for Cosplay" shows up twice, or at least it does for me. Is there a way to fix this? Sun, 17 May 2015 10:09:18 EST Can't delete existing "Quick Track" goals Hi there <BR> <BR> I'm new to this app, so apologies in advance if I'm being dumb :) <BR> <BR> I'm trying to "remove" the existing quick track goals that come with the app, for example "Mood", however when I click "edit goals" and then "remove" (when I click remove it highlights the word so acknowledges that I've clicked it), but the app then simply freezes, I then click back on my Samsung, and annoyingly the goal hasn't been removed :( <BR> <BR> I've reinstalled the app, switched my phon... Sun, 17 May 2015 06:09:43 EST Data Center not showing up as connected! My internet is on, green light, my sync point is plugged in, green light, my data center connection, red light! I have tried everything! Unplugging, plugging back in, refresh, don't know how many times! I even changed the battery in my Spark tracker, lost all my data for today! Nothing is working for me to bring that data center connection up. Any other ideas? Help appreciated! Sat, 16 May 2015 17:10:33 EST incorrect information on nutritional tracker I am having an issue with the sodium counts on a food in the nutritional tracker. <BR> Specifically Lucerne large curd cottage cheese. <BR> When I look at the nutritional content it states 400-460 mg. per serving. there are 6 entries I've checked them all. <BR> But when I enter it into my tracker it enters 860 mg. per serving. <BR> This happens with all six entries. <BR> any advice on how I can track it correctly? Sat, 16 May 2015 12:54:53 EST Jawbone Up not syncing since 5/14/15 Several of us have noticed on that the Jawbone is not syncing with Spark for about days now. See thread<BR>ssageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53876x61<BR>496402 <BR> <BR> These are different people with different jawbones <BR> <BR> Please look into <BR> Sat, 16 May 2015 09:40:16 EST tracking on previous day Hi, <BR> Newbie here. <BR> I share my computer with a teenager, so in finals week (or video frenzy of any kind) I sometimes can't get on until after the date changes or a day or two later. <BR> I was wondering how I can track things like Make a SP recipe, Sparkcoach, etc. <BR> I would like to be able to track these things and fully participate in all the challenges and rewards. <BR> I print the recipes out that I want to try and log the points when I make them, but I only get points for th... Sat, 16 May 2015 09:33:47 EST Add "grams" choice to foods request I wonder if I could make a request for every food to have "grams" as one of the measurement choices. I am in the UK and we don't use cups. We use grams for solids and millilitres for liquids. <BR> <BR> One ingredient I have a particular issue with is potato. When I choose "potato, raw", I can only choose between small, medium, large or "cup, diced". The small, medium and large choices are too vague. Before I cook a potato, I always weigh it raw, in grams. I would like to be able to use that... Sat, 16 May 2015 07:10:58 EST Menu planning Wish List I don't know if the web site is being updated regularly, but I suspect it is as it couldn't be so amazing and comprehensive at the first attempt. <BR> <BR> I have an item for inclusion on a 'wish list' of future upgrades you might consider. <BR> <BR> I would like to be able to view up to 4 days (or even 1 week) meal plans at once so that I can ensure I am providing a good balance of ingredients and food types, and not having similar items too often. <BR> <BR> I currently do this myself by ... Sat, 16 May 2015 05:33:32 EST Recieving Comments I would like some SparkPeople friends to interact with, but my Sparkpage says I don't allow comments. I don't know why, though I am sure it is something I did wrong initially. Does anyone else have this issue, or even better a solution? Sat, 16 May 2015 03:55:37 EST How to earn the "Like a Community Post" points ? I know I have to click on a like button somewhere,,, but where? <BR> When I click on the "Visit the Community" I am confronted with a very busy page with Spark pages and Spark Teams and Challenge Central and Member Blogs and Message Boards... each of these areas have a multitude of icons/entries... but the entries I clicked on did NOT have an "I like" button... <BR> Is this way to earn points not functioning yet? I know I am NOT stupid but I have yet to figure out how this is supposed to wo... Fri, 15 May 2015 19:30:36 EST Undertone ad won't close Undertone ad pops up and won't close. Only get away from it by pushing escape. Very frustrating. I understand ads pay for site; but shouldn't have to close down. Fri, 15 May 2015 11:28:48 EST profile 'not online' Potential friends can't add me, and when I add them and they try to look at my profile they get an error message...someone's to change my settings to be online, I have tried to change settings but it isn't working. I'm only on mobile, no access to. PC. Please help. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:39:21 EST The new Starbucks Ad There is a problem with the new Starbucks ad on the website. If it shows up on the page you are currently on: <BR> 1. There is no way to turn it off. <BR> 2. It monopolizes the entire page; you can't access the headers to return to my trackers or anything else. <BR> 3. If you allow it to play out in it's entirety, it repeats itself. <BR> 4. It does not allow you to scroll either up or down on the page once it starts playing. <BR> 5. The only way to stop it is to completely leave the Spa... Wed, 13 May 2015 23:54:30 EST Fitbit not showing My fitbit steps show up on my fitness tracker page, but I thought I used to get minutes, too. Can anyone tell me 1) if I am getting minutes and 2) where would I find them and 3) am I getting points for the minutes? <BR> Thanks! Wed, 13 May 2015 18:08:51 EST Copy and Edit Favourites Food I would like to be able to copy a food in my favourites list and then edit it. For example copy a McDonalds Egg McMuffin then edit it because I only eat them open faced and would like to remove 1/2 the English Muffin. Wed, 13 May 2015 17:14:30 EST Old nutrition tracking I've been using SP on and off for 9 years. I'm wondering if there's any way I can "easily" find all of my past nutrition tracking? Without having to click on the calendar and back space constantly? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Robyn G Wed, 13 May 2015 11:27:20 EST Can someone tell me get SparkTeam Bonus Points? I set up some teams under the Points Set Up on the SparkPoints page. And I've had Bonus Spins since then but I don't see any way to allocate them to a SparkTeam. What am I missing? Tue, 12 May 2015 22:49:13 EST My blogs aren't showing in any of my team roosters I'm a blogger...I love to write and I write a lot! The good, the bad, the ugly, and sometimes even the helpful! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I've noticed lately that none of my blogs show up on my team's roosters. That makes me sad, very, very sad. Especially since I am leading a new member team. I see everyone else's blog except their leader. Why is this and can you please help me with this problem? Tue, 12 May 2015 20:15:55 EST Taking over an inactive team If I use the option to mail the inactive leader of a team to become co-leader, and there's no reply for three days, the information says that I will be automatically be made co-leader for that team. <BR> <BR> My question is if that happens and the inactive leader then decided to stop being a leader and removes herself, will it mean I will end up being the sole leader of the team? <BR> <BR> (Leaving me with the responsibility to find a new leader if I want to quit myself - which I would no... Tue, 12 May 2015 16:04:04 EST PLEASE, please: Delete multiple food button! DISREGARD, PLEASE Problem solved .... some time ago. Tue, 12 May 2015 15:48:59 EST Body Media Are Body Media and Spark People still working together? I cannot sync my fitness. I have done everything I can do from myend.I have spoken with Body Media and they told me to cintact you! help, it has been a week now. <BR> Tue, 12 May 2015 14:06:49 EST Can't read the message board question? Hello, <BR> I'm having problems, not sure if it's my device or not. I can read the message board topics and when i click on it i can read the responses, but the persons question doesnt show up. Any ideas? Tue, 12 May 2015 11:28:12 EST email messages Sorry, I couldn't find this already posted. I want to stop getting messages from a particular team. Where do I find that? Thnx Tue, 12 May 2015 10:10:31 EST vitamin A I consistently go over the recommendation for Vitamin, i.e., today I had a spinach and blueberry smoothie (shake) with skim milk, and a daily vitamin. The daily vitamin only has 25% RDA, but the range tracker says i'm at 304. What am I doing wrong? Listed foods use list mg and the tracker is daily percentage. Help. Tue, 12 May 2015 09:25:32 EST New SPAT won't download Hi -- my new Spark Activity tracker arrived today. My computer isn't downloading my steps. I know I don't have many steps to track, but I should at least have some. What do I need to do to get my computer to track my steps from my new SPAT? I look forward to hearing from you. Mon, 11 May 2015 22:22:39 EST Ranges I set my calories for a certain range a while ago and then populated the fat/carb/protein ranges. Then I came back and lowered my calories but I noticed the fat/carb/protein ranges stayed the same. They did not lower. Is that ok? Can I eat in those ranges as long as I stay in the calorie range? If I delete this, I will delete all the food I have looked up so I don't want to do that. Mon, 11 May 2015 20:37:26 EST Missing the data on 5/9 and 5/10 and maybe some on Some on 5/8 also. I was thinking of changing the battery earlier before today's data were downloaded. But now, I have today's data successfully downloaded with the past two days "0". Do you know what the problem is? Thanks! Mon, 11 May 2015 14:28:18 EST spark goodies How do I find them and how do I see what I can spend them on? <BR> Thank you, <BR> Jean Mon, 11 May 2015 13:13:05 EST data syncing Is there anyway to sync the data from my old activity tracker to my new one? I lost my other one, bought a new one. Do I have to disconnect the old one and lose everything or is there a way I can sync it to the new device? Mon, 11 May 2015 13:02:43 EST Fitness tracker? I used to be active on the site but haven't been for a while so this may not be a new issue but it seems the fitness tracker is totally different. Cardio and strength used to be separate but now it's just a search bar? Are they joined now? Where is the browsing option that there used to be? Also, I can't find the workout demonstrations? Are they gone or can anyone point me in the right direction? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sun, 10 May 2015 20:42:32 EST Photos If I upload a photo will it be searchable on google? If so is there a way that I can have only Sparkpeople members or my friends see the photo but not have it be searchable on sites like google? <BR> <BR> Thank you Sun, 10 May 2015 20:34:05 EST Co-Leader Hi can you please add me as co-leader to "Striving to be Trim and Healthy"? Seems the team leader has not been engaged and not following this plan. I have reached out to her several times but she has not been on spark and the team needs a leader. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Sun, 10 May 2015 05:10:27 EST Old problem Just had to set up Sparkpeople again, but now it makes me sign in and give my password every time instead of just recognizing me. I don't remember how to solve that problem Sat, 9 May 2015 21:44:50 EST Favorites file In, "My Trackers"-> "My Nutrition" -> 'Favourites' I failed to:- <BR> <BR> * organize foodstuffs into alphabetic order <BR> * find how to delete an item from within that file <BR> <BR> I can't believe I'm the only one requiring to organize data in this way, so it's reasonable to assume there is a method of doing so that I haven't come across yet. <BR> It would be great if someone might show me how to do it, please? <BR> <BR> Thank you kindly. <BR> <BR> Peter <BR> <BR> P.S. Why is it no... Sat, 9 May 2015 10:45:00 EST Deleting food items in "Recent" food tracking file The purpose of this file presumably is to shorten the food item search time. <BR> There does not appear to be a way of permanently deleting unwanted entries from the Recent file or if there is, would some kind person show me how to do it, please? <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 May 2015 10:10:26 EST dowload but no points I downloaded two apps but did not get points: low carb and gluten free. I would love my 500 points.... <em>100</em> <em>100</em> Sat, 9 May 2015 08:42:04 EST adding/finding friends I can't figure out how to add or find friends on mobile or the app...what am I missing??? It has to be here somewhere!!! Sat, 9 May 2015 08:36:38 EST automatic fitbit/sparkpeople sync For the last two days my fitbit has not been syncing automatically to my spark people account. It will sync if I do it manually on the activity page on my computer. I am loathe to disconnect and reconnect because there is a warning I will lose information. Please assist. Fri, 8 May 2015 12:39:16 EST replacement clip Hi! I'd like to purchase a replacement clip to have on hand, so if mine breaks, I won't have any downtime. Thanks! Fri, 8 May 2015 11:26:52 EST Food Sync from SP to Fitbit I just got a Fitbit today. I have created the account and linked it to SparkPeople. My steps are coming over to SP, but I cannot seem to get my food to go to Fitbit from SP. Do I need to do something special to get this to sync? <BR> <BR> Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Thu, 7 May 2015 23:26:39 EST Fitbit/SP App not syncing? Anyone have any thoughts on this? I've been using both the Fitbit app and the SP app in conjunction for several weeks now and today they won't sync together. I can't get the SP app to show my steps at all which is really bumming me out :( <BR> I've rebooted my phone to see if that would help but it hasn't. Any suggestions would be appreciated! <BR> Thanks! Thu, 7 May 2015 14:17:40 EST Calorie range This may be a dumb question, but the calorie that what I am supposed to eat and still lose weight or is that to maintain? I have generally stayed within the range, a few times, I have gone over. I'm not noticing much weight loss. I signed up in 2014, got away from it and came back about a month or so ago. I can't remember. TIA!! Thu, 7 May 2015 11:23:39 EST Spark Activity Tracker I recently had to replace my hard drive and now my thingy I plug into my computer doesn't connect or light up so none of my activity is being tracked. What do I need to do? Wed, 6 May 2015 20:59:10 EST New tracker on the market. AMIIGO. Question. There is a new tracker that's just come out on the market. It's called AMIIGO wth two "I's". It's coming in my mail sometime next week. <BR> <BR> I was wondering how you decide what trackers you select to use on SparkPeople. I would like you to look at the tracker and see if it fits your needs in terms of business needs, etc. I think this tracker should be one of the best ones on the market, but time will tell. <BR> <BR> Is there anyway to recommend a tracker for SparkPeople to look into ... Wed, 6 May 2015 16:04:48 EST HDI: Change Incorrect Nutritional Information Hey SparkPeoples, <BR> <BR> I entered incorrect data for a food I added. How can I edit this? <BR> <BR> Thanks bunches, <BR> <BR> LSCS FSI Wed, 6 May 2015 14:34:42 EST Remove meal goal rows in nutrition table My nuitrition tracker has about five useless rows, showing "goals" that were somehow calculated by the program: "breakfast totals" then "breakfast goals", "dinner totals" and "dinner goals"----the goals are meaningless to me. How can I remove these rows from the table? Wed, 6 May 2015 10:11:06 EST Like a Community Post???? I just saw this on my points page, as usual. NO notice about something new. What is this and how come nothing was announced about it? <BR> <BR> Like a Community Post 1 point / like (max 5 / day) 0 ...Visit the Community Wed, 6 May 2015 09:49:07 EST Verify Email Hi SparkPeople, <BR> <BR> I need help with verifying my email. I am a new member and cannot locate the email, I assume, which has the link to verify my email. I have checked my spam folder and there is an email from SparkPeople there but I cannot get it to open. Probably the one I need. <BR> <BR> Anyway, can you advise me further? <BR> <BR> LSCS FSI Wed, 6 May 2015 08:57:08 EST OTHER GOALS - Ability to change order - PLEASE! I've made this request before and keep hoping it will be "put on the docket." One thing that truly sets SparkPeople apart is the "Other Goals" -- the ability to tailor personal goals and streaks, not just eating-related goals, but goals in all areas of life. <BR> <BR> I want to be able to group my goals: TRACKING, NUTRITION, BOUNDARY, CHALLENGE, SPECIAL STREAK, HABIT-BUILDING, etc. I use more than 20 goals and have used a "1-2 goals at a time" approach over the years to help me build new hab... Wed, 6 May 2015 01:57:20 EST Meal Plans Is there a way to view the recommended meal plan menus on a weekly basis so I can determine a shopping list -OR- is there a way to display a shopping list? I'm trying to do it in my head by looking at the daily plans and by the time I got done with day 3, my head exploded. Tue, 5 May 2015 18:38:40 EST Is Site Overloaded? Keep getting page error. Hi, <BR> I love the site but am having great difficulty accessing it. Many times, I will try to click on a link to a page and it will say page unavailable. I run troubleshooter and it tells me that the site is online, but it's not responding. This happens over and over again all day long making it very frustrating to use the site. Any tips? Words of advice? I have a very fast internet speed so it's not on my end. Every other site works fine except this one. Tue, 5 May 2015 17:05:17 EST new spark tracker How do I get it to work? Tue, 5 May 2015 06:59:11 EST Is there not a maintenance mode anymore? Hello, I'm trying to switch my goals to maintenance. I'm currently entering my second trimester of pregnancy (second child) and really do NOT enjoy babyfit. I want to be able to sync my fitbit and have all of my saved foods available, so I figured I would just enter into Maintenance Mode on good old SP. <BR> <BR> Come to find that things have changed and it's not available? Is there a quick fix that I'm missing? Can I at least edit my baseline calories, as 1300-1660 seems WAY too low for pre... Tue, 5 May 2015 04:52:24 EST Changing to fitness not counted on nutrition track With my fitbit steps, my nutrition calories are coming up saying I can have around 3,000 calories a day (which I know would be way off if I want to lose rather than gain) ... I was reading about the option to change exercise calories from being included but I'm not sure what part of the information that comes up when I begin going to that option means. <BR> <BR> It says <BR> <BR> "Are you sure you want to change your settings so that fitness tracking does not factor into your calorie range?... Mon, 4 May 2015 20:17:32 EST Weight Tracking on Start Page Hi! My weight loss tracker is not working on my start page. It doesn't show any weight loss from either the website or the app on my phone. You know the little widget that says how many pounds lost so far? It was working last week, but now it is not. Any thoughts?? Thanks! Mon, 4 May 2015 19:14:07 EST spark points I've been using the site for awhile and get an average of 200 sparkpoints a day. I see some people have over 2000 points already for the month of May are we are only in day 4. I go to the sparkpoints page and do everything that is listed on there. I just can't figure out how they get all these points. Am I missing something? Thanks. Mon, 4 May 2015 16:26:48 EST Foods in the Meal Plans I've never used the meal plans on SparkPeople before but I've decided I want to give them a try. I'm vegetarian and I thought my account was set up to reflect that but my meals keep including meat products. Is there a way that I can make my meal plan vegetarian? I know how to substitute foods and change meals but I'd like to have vegetarian meals already generate for me if possible. Thanks! Mon, 4 May 2015 09:29:13 EST Cannot see new team on my spark page I started a new team, a private one, today. It does not show up on my spark page. <BR> <BR> Is there any reason for that? I've been on other private teams and they showed up on my page. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sun, 3 May 2015 19:29:46 EST Can not login on my iPad When I try to login on my iPad, it keeps telling me invalid username or password, or something like that. I knw I am using the correct one. Help!! <BR> <BR> Thanx so much Sun, 3 May 2015 17:17:07 EST Removing background photo on my Spark Page How can I remove a photo that I inadvertantly added as background on my Spark Page? Sun, 3 May 2015 16:31:50 EST Where to report inappropriate public posts? I'd like to send an SPmail to the appropriate SP box, but haven't been able to find it. If it makes a difference, I'm referring to inappropriate entries by one person in two of the SP Game Room games. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sun, 3 May 2015 16:26:35 EST problems with my dongle and syncing For the past couple of weeks I have been having trouble with the computer not registering my steps. I have had to do numerous things, like add my swimming and then it would read and display my steps. the other day I thought the battery was too low (it is showing about 1/4 power left), so I tried to open the Spark (I was not successful) and then it showed my steps. Today the dongle is not showing any light at all. If I remove it from the computer, I get a message that it has been removed. On... Sun, 3 May 2015 16:11:54 EST PERFECT ATTENDANCE TROPHIES Hello,. <BR> <BR> Recently, I reported that my attendance was not being recorded as a perfect attendance, but instead was being reported as consistent. You then corrected it, for January and February and told me to let you know if it happened again. It happened again for the month of March and I did not report it because I became annoyed that I have to report it every month. Again, for the month of April, I was not awarded the perfect attendance trophy. I decided to let you know this t... Sun, 3 May 2015 02:53:25 EST Share a Recipe or meal with my husband?? Hi - My husband and I are both doing sparkpeople. I frequently cook my own recipes for dinner. They are not particularly new, or interesting. And sometimes it is recipes from another source I add to sparkrecipe to calculate nutrition. <BR> <BR> Per Sparkrecipe T&C, these are not recipes I want to share publicly. But I would like my husband to be able to use the same information when we are both tracking the same meal - why double the work? (especially, since he doesn't have the cook... Sat, 2 May 2015 16:01:16 EST sparkpoints problem before Ok so a while back I posted about the sparkpoints for tracking fitness on facebook did not work . Never got it fixed and I really do want those points. I decided to test everything. I can get points if I share my status. I can get the points for sharing content. If a share fitness I do not receive for that the 1 point it has to be sharing the status to get the 1 point. so I think it is on the spark end not mine like they were saying before. I will share my fitness before my status is why I wa... Sat, 2 May 2015 14:18:39 EST Tracking Fitness Videos <BR> Hi ... this is a lengthy post because of the copying/paste from the Message Board for Fitness & Exercise . In order is my initial question, followed by Coach Jen's response, my follow up post & then a few examples of videos. <BR> <BR> this morning I watched this video on SparkPeople by PopSugar called "The 10-Minute Lazy Day Workout" and ... while there was a button to click on for 3 points for viewing it, there is NOT a way to know how many calories were burned doing it. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 1 May 2015 19:07:03 EST Privacy settings Is there anyway to make your blog posts public, but keep your profile private (i.e. friends only)? I have family on this site, and don't want any of them to be able to access my profile, but I would like an outlet to share publicly. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Fri, 1 May 2015 17:52:24 EST SparkPeople App I use the current iPhone SparkPeople app. I log my fitness activities with it, and while stretching is something I can log via the website, it's not an option on the app. Please add that! Thanks. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:35:22 EST no points I am having problems with the little window at the bottom of artices and blogs...there is no spot or icon for points..there is a blue and white square of sort....and when I try to click on it it goes away.. <BR> I also can not get any emoticons to show up that same square is there ..things are not down loading.. <BR> I rebooted my laptop but that did not help... <BR> <BR> I need help ...this has been going on for 2 days now Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:11:42 EST blocking people can you block someoned??? and if so, can you see a list of people who blocked you .. if someone is going to block you you should be able to see a list of who blocked you (and they should have to give a reason why) .. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:54:30 EST My account Al) my information has disappeared how do I retrieve it Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:55:19 EST track sodium on mobile app Is there a way to track sodium on the mobile app? I have it set on the website, but cannot seem to find a way to see it on the mobile app, and that is how I primarily access spark people. <BR> <BR> <BR> thanks! Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:29:00 EST "Most Recent" Feature I've been on SparkPeople since 2004. I remember there used to be a "Most recent" feature that you could click on, such as your most recent message board post. It saved a lot of save. <BR> <BR> Has that feature moved somewhere that I can't locate, or is it just a thing of the past? I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing it somewhere, as it did often save me several clicks. <BR> <BR> Thanks for SparkPeople, such a great site!!! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:38:29 EST Unsubscribe From Team Emails Is there a way to unsubscribe from team emails? Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:44:40 EST Where are my points? I've joined the Skinny Jeans Challenge, got my first email, earned my Spark Points, but can't see them on my tracker. Help please? I spent 45 minutes battling recalcitrant weeds and belligerent insects... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>46</em> <em>234</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:48:09 EST email problem I'm set up to get notices of updates to a number of blogs and threads, and as of this morning, I'm not getting any. I checked my email preferences, because several times in the past it had somehow gotten set to where I never got emails. Not the case this time, that box is not checked. I checked my subscriptions and they say I'm subscribed to these things that have been updated, but I still got no notice. <BR> <BR> What's going on? Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:51:16 EST spark info how can i block it so others cannot see my exercise minutes tracker and nutrition tracker .. that is none of anyone's else's business ... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:28:55 EST Dead links in article Hey there! I was led to this article because it showed up on my Start page, but it looks like all the links in the article are broken, and have been for a bit, judging by the comments. <BR> <BR> Obviously the article itself is a good article, very informative! It might be too trivial to fix the links, but I thought I would bring it to someone's attention in a different manner since commenting on the article doesn't seem to have worked. <BR> <BR> Thank you and have a nice day! <BR> <BR> Edi... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:17:09 EST Tracking weight in pounds I don't know how this happened but when I look at the report it is in kilograms or whatever the k stands for. Where I would enter the weight it is in pounds. <BR> <BR> How do I get the report to reflect pounds. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:20:12 EST Suggestion Box? Please direct me to the appropriate suggestion box forum/thread if there happens to be one, I just couldn't seem to find it. <BR> <BR> My suggestion for an improved Spark Experience: Daily notes. <BR> <BR> I would love to be able to add personal notes to each day alongside my nutrition & fitness tracking summaries on my start page. If there's already a way to do this (not including my Spark Page..) and I'm missing it I would be very grateful to be shown how! Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:18:21 EST An unknown error occured. Hi - this is the message I got when I tried to upload a photo, as requested by spark coach! <BR> <BR> An unknown error occurred. <BR> <BR> Do you know how I can upload a photo? <BR> <BR> Thanks much for your help. <BR> <BR> jp <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:26:42 EST fitness tracking I not only walk for fitness but row and bicycle. I can not figure out how to record the row and bicycle to add to my over all fitness report?>>? Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:21:53 EST HELP!!! My Friend Feed - isn't updating What happened? My Friend Feed on my Start Page has not updated in 21 days. . . . <BR> <BR> I know my friends have had something to say!!! <BR> <BR> Why am I not seeing it? Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:47:24 EST also Is there a way to pay/membership so you don't have all the ads <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:23:19 EST where do I find out if my fitbit flash is now syncing with sparkpeople Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:19:43 EST daily notes How can I get my daily notes to APPEAR on my nutrition tracker pages? I like to scroll back and review past days but have to click on Daily Notes on the page for each individual day to view the notes. <BR> <BR> Thanks, (Sandi) Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:19:09 EST Route Tracker I have mapped several routes that I walk regularly. Because I have set a goal to walk 5 km per week I would like to add my routes to my fitness page. I just can't find them. I know how to find the MAP A ROUTE but where do I go to find the routes I have already saved and them add them to my fitness page. <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:23:33 EST bonus wheel the bonus wheel won't come up so i can get my points, I have 25 points, sometimes more, still, no bonus wheel?? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:03:56 EST Fitness Trackers and Spark People Will a time come when Sparkpeople will be able to sync with fitness trackers like fitbit or garmin vivofit? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:38:10 EST My favorites does not pop up cannot bring up favorites when entering nutrition <BR> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:12:30 EST Where to find MOD? I had friends post on my page congrats for being the motivator of the day ..........Unfortunately I do not know where to find this; never have seen them; can you please help? Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:34:52 EST Spark People App on iPhone 6 Frankly, it doesn't work that well. It has a "ring" that never completely loads which interferes with seeing the page. I often forget to change the current meal when I enter a food, and then I can't edit with the app. Needs much improvement. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:49:28 EST Step 2: Your Goals not working On the Start page, when I try to track my sleep, stress level, and mood, I can move the little circle up to the right number, but it doesn't get recorded. It keeps showing "Earned 0 points from Step 2 today." And when I go to a different page and come back to Start, the circles are back to zero. This happens on Google Chrome. I'm not sure if it happens on other browsers. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:03:18 EST alanon I am trying to find teams related to alcohol addiction and especially alanon. I have not had luck doing a search. thanks, chris Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:02:33 EST Dongle not lit after start up program done URGENT Hi <BR> I have been using my sparktracker without a problem since it came out. I got a new sparktracker and set t up again with the new dongle. Sometimes the dongle would stop lighting up. I fixed it by starting a new set up again and it worked. It seems like whenever my computer is shut off the dongle needs to be restarted with a start up program all over again. This morning I found the same problem, but the dongle would not stay lit up after I inputted the program again. What's wrong with ... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:48:13 EST Linking profiles/tracking. My husband is going to be doing this with me when he gets home from working out of the country. Is it possible to link his nutritional tracker with mine so I don't have to duplicate effort? Especially when I have to manually enter a lot of the food we eat...... Thank you for the help..... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:12:06 EST The spark people apps Hi guys, <BR> <BR> <BR> I have three technical questions: <BR> <BR> I have the Spark People diet app and the Spark Recipes app on my android phone, but why don't I see the recipes I put in my favorites in the recipe app, back in my diet app? I see them on my laptop on your website, but not in the phone app. <BR> <BR> <BR> How do I delete items from my favorites list on my mobile? <BR> <BR> Why can't I see the ingredients of my recipes in the app on my phone. The only thing I see is the ... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:27:14 EST My Friend has disappeared I thought it had gone quiet when a long-standing Friend, who was always active and a <BR> Team Leader of a team to which I don't belong, seemed to have gone MIA. When I looked at my Friend list, she isn't there and nor is she appearing on the SparkPages page. She did change her SP name a few months ago, so maybe she's still in the Community under her old name, which I can't remember. I cannot imagine that she has deleted herself, so is there a way SP staff can check for me please? She de... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:50 EST Weight ticker Just noticed my weight is recorded in Kg. How do I switch it to pounds? Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:31:59 EST Workout Music Service?? When I try to watch a video from the pop down Articles & Videos .....Fitness section I get this ad that starts named Workout Music Service and it plays for 3000 seconds before I can watch the video. <BR> <BR> Please tell me if there is a way for me to turn this music off or delete the add before the 3000 secs. are up. I can't sit around and wait every time I want to switch videos in the middle of working out. <BR> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:16:19 EST My Spark Coach Where can I find the costs of this program? Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:37:09 EST My Spark Page How do you get to my own spark page quickly. I do not see it in any of the pull down menu's up at the top? Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:36:39 EST Time of Meal Hi, SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> I am in a Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention Program at my local YMCA and we are tracking our food. SparkPeople is an excellent way for me to easily track what I eat. But, one thing we have to list is the time we eat. There is no place for me to add that on my SparkPeople Tracker. Could you add a column to add the time each meal is eaten? It really does have an impact on my weight loss. I find eating my heaviest meals in the morning (I'm not a breakfast person ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:59:28 EST Spark store? I can't seem to find the spark store that used to sell clothing ad other items. Do you still have one? Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:53:15 EST SPAT dead as a doornail, won't revive... Howdee! <BR> So... I believe my SPAT has passed on, died, shuffled loose the mortal coil (it is an EX SPAT! *lol*)... I was showing it to my boss earlier and trying to get it to light up and it remained stubbornly dark. When I got home I did all the troubleshooting I could Google, and nothing revived it, not even two different fresh-out-of-the-pack batteries. Am I boned? Do I have to order a new one? Or can I somehow Frankenstein it back to life? <BR> <BR> -VelvetAlchemist Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:01:46 EST Tickers Hi, <BR> I was wondering if there is a way to track steps towards a step goal on any of the available signature tickers? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:05:06 EST News Articles SparkPeople used to have very timely news article on the site related to health. I would often read something on Spark before I heard it on NPR. <BR> <BR> I've looked around and can no longer find this information. Am I missing it somewhere? Thanks. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:52:54 EST Is there a way to rename our favorites to list by? I'd like to rename the foods in My Favorites so that the first word is the food category? Id like them to read e.g. Protein: Boca Burger, Freggies: raspberries, baby carrots. <BR> <BR> I found a similar topic from 2010, 2011. But there wasn't any info about a response. <BR> <BR> Deb Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:15:34 EST challenges How do I reset challenges so I can do them again? Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:10:27 EST I miss the Spark Save That used to be where you could set goals for financial stuff, and then do a budget to get to your goal. I miss that! I wish they would bring it back. I was very disappointed they took that off. I understand that they have to have resources to maintain their website, but that was an awesome part of Spark People. Can you please???? bring it back???? Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:30:01 EST fitbit minutes not syncing to fitness minutes I'm able to sync and upload my fitbit minutes on the site, but I'm not receiving any points for them :( Any suggestions? Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:47:51 EST Recipe nutrition facts? Hello! Does SparkPeople have a tool where I can enter the ingredients in a recipe and it will calculate the nutritional value per serving of the dish? Or is there a tool online that anyone knows of? Thank you so much! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:29:21 EST Still receiving notifications for a team I've left Calling on Coach Jen, Coach Spark_Merle or someone from Spark... <BR> <BR> I'm still getting notifications in email for a team I left a couple days ago. Why is this happening? I've also checked my preferences setup for teams and the team is no longer there. Yet I am still receiving notifications in my email about posts being made on that team. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Karen <BR> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:43:56 EST Spark Tracker Lights trouble In December I was trying to finish a certain number of steps for the year, and I was behind, so I increased my step goal to 16,000 for that month. Then in January I changed it back to 10,000. <BR> <BR> My tracker counts my steps and reports them accurately to sparkpeople, and the website shows that I've reached my goal, but the lights on my tracker only go partway around. This happens even though there have been no reclassified workouts. <BR> <BR> I've taken the battery out, waited severa... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:38:14 EST Monthly Fitness minutes calculating correctly When I go to track my fitness and scroll down to where it displays Month/Year Minutes the Monthly minutes are wrong. It is showing I have 46 minutes and I just got my trophy for 1000 minutes a couple of days ago. If I change the date to last week it displays the correct minutes up to that point. The same thing happened last month: it worked until week 3 and then it reset. <BR> Am I doing something wrong? <BR> I apologize if this has already been reported but I couldn't find it. <BR> Thanks Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:19:47 EST Apps I received the email entitled "The Weekly Spark", clicked on the "Paleo Living Just Got Easier". It took me to an iTunes page... I clicked on free download for Mac or PC, underneath the words "To download SparkPeople, Inc.’s Easy Paleo Recipes from Sp...". <BR> <BR> Hum, now what? There are no directions or instructions to follow. <BR> This is so very frustrating to me and is a waste of my time!!!!! <BR> <BR> Please, provide me with step by step child-like instructions... <BR> I have abso... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:55:56 EST Clip for tracker Hello, I have had the tracker for awhile now. Sadly, today the clip broke, so I tried placing the tracker in my pocket and it didn't do a great job. Where can I order a new clip for the tracker ? Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:43:44 EST Planner missing How do I find my calendar these days? I swear there used to be a Planner option under My Trackers but it's no longer there. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:12:31 EST help?find the Spark Pages of commenters on my blog I would like to thank the people who comment on my page or blogs and don't know how to find their Spark Pages. Help? Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:06:51 EST Poles Is there a way of resetting the poles as what you did or said a year ago maybe different to what you would do now. <BR> <BR> I still get "you answered ???? on date 201?" sometimes this will have changed. <BR> <BR> Trev Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:14:42 EST No fuzzy search in the main food list? I'm just wondering why I can't search using just the first three or four letters of a food and actually get the obvious food to come up at the top of the SP list of foods. <BR> <BR> If I search my manually entered foods, I only have to do the first three or four letters and entries fitting the bill come up. For example, if I search for Marmite, I only have to get as far as "marm" and it comes up. <BR> <BR> Perhaps that's not a great example for the SP food list but there are certain foods... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:14:43 EST Something is wrong with the article point system.. I just wanted to warn the moderators of this site that there seems to be something wrong with the point system for the articles. I accidentally awarded myself points twice for the same article and it allowed me to. In the past, when I had gotten the points and tried again by accident it would inform me they had already been awarded. It's not doing that anymore. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:15:53 EST Photos are loading sideways Why would my photos be loading sideways when I upload them to my spark page? This has not happened before but I was not able to load pictures today because they were being rotated. Any solution? Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:33:47 EST Can I change the start day of the week ? I want to change the staart day of the week in 'Other Goals' is this possible? Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:21:52 EST Spark tracker mis-classifies workout I have tried placing spark tracker on different parts of my body. From shoes to waste to hurt rate monitor band. It simply will not recognize an elliptical workout. Will always classify it as either a cycle workout or a walking workout. This causes less calories burned to be recorded. How do I fix this? Tried other brands and they work correctly Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:58:59 EST Activity Tracker Setup File Won't Download I have attempted several times to download the installer program from the\setup webpage for the Activity Tracker we just received. I've tried from both Google Chrome and IE 9. We are running Windows 7. Is the website down? Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:42:59 EST adding a food Ihad a Quesadilla from IHop, calories on it were 980, can't find in list so wanted to recreate it as far as calories to be as acurate as possible, but can't figure out how to do that. how should I go about it? thanks Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:44:02 EST Pop-Up Ads I'm trying to post on the Message Board, but am being bombarded by Ads such as: Cole Haan, Minute, Egg-Land Best, Etc. Am having to get off the site to avoid the frustration. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:26:01 EST changing meal plans If I add a recipe to a meal plan how do I delete the default meal ingrediants? I'd like to use the shopping list but it still includes the standard default meal ingrediants. Along with the new meal too. Without having to go back and cross off items, I can't figure it out. <BR> Thx, Scott Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:47:04 EST Remove myself from a team? How do I leave or remove myself from a team? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:01:28 EST adding a friend I recently referred a few friends and they set up their pages but I can not add them as friends. I can see their comments on my spark page but there is no 'add me' button under their picture, also I cant find them in searches. what am I doing wrong Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:31:04 EST SPARK STORE can't find it any more! what is it under? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:18:57 EST Spark Not Tracking Exercise Hello - my Spark stopped tracking exercise yesterday and is still not tracking today. Is there a widespread issue? Spark friend's is also not tracking. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:50:50 EST Food Groups Is there any way to group foods together that I use everyday such as vitamins <em>491</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:48:57 EST Like Button It would be great if you had a "like" button when someone responses to blogs and other comments. Sometimes I just don't have the time to go to each persons sparkpage to thank them. Has this been considered? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:44:46 EST Time zones My time since we went back an hour for the end of day light saving is an hour out for my zone, is there a way to change it? I'm using the correct location <BR> Thanks for any help Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:24:45 EST Jumping pages Despite my brand new desk top, every time I change pages in SP, the page jumps for 20 seconds as it loads. Is there a way to avoid this? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:06:06 EST Looking back in tracker I used to be able to go back years in my trackers, which was very useful to see what was working nutritionally and in exercise at different times in my life. Now I can only go back 1month. Is that right or am I doing something wrong? If it is right that is very disappointing. All the time I put into tracking and now I can't even access it!?!? That makes it hard to be motivated to track if it won't be accessible long term. <em>39</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:53:56 EST Water & Food I have mostly adapted to the new format on Spark, but something that still is unfriendly to use is the water tracker being on a different page than the nutritional tracker. <BR> <BR> Is it possible to have an option to put the water tracker on the nutrition tracker page? After all, when you are finally sitting down to have a meal is when water is also consumed. I fine this an illogical disconnect. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:28:01 EST Calendar Hi - I have been gone a while and am getting back into Sparkpeople... <BR> <BR> I used to be able to print out a calendar - it had things like calories in, and fitness minutes - or goals met - I got to it from the old start page. It was a good way to see how I had done over time... <BR> Does that functionality still exist, and if so, how do I get to it Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:59:35 EST Technical help Need contact info/number for technical help. Lost ability to go to section on weight, food, exercise,water after pressing 3 horizontal bars. Now get sites such as blog,points, etc. how can I get other sites back when touch 3 bars in left top corner? <BR> Thanks Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:23:50 EST Where do I add private pics for motivation I'd like to take some pics periodically and post them (privately - I'm a long ways from wanting to advertise current body shape!) so as to provide a kind of visual progress indicator. I actually saw a page where I could do this, but when I went back to try to find it I can't find it anywhere... <BR> <BR> I really want them to be unavailable to anybody but me... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:21:22 EST Streaks My daily water streak is missing a lot of days. It should equal my log-in streak, because I do them both before I go anywhere else. The water is always short. <BR> <BR> It's actually demotivating to not get appropriate credit. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:55:52 EST 500 calories a day goal I came from a very basic calorie counting site and I like this one better because of all the info and options. The only think I can't seem to find is the other site has this: <BR> Daily calorie budget <BR> 0 <BR> Food calories consumed <BR> 0 <BR> Exercise calories burned <BR> 0 <BR> Net calories so far today <BR> 0 <BR> Then I could do a weekly so far total: <BR> Prior to today I am 977 calories under my weekly budget <BR> Is there someway to get this info on here? Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:26:17 EST Where is the Quiz page? Where can I locate the page that gives lots of ways to get points like questionnaires. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:40:17 EST finding different parts of spark people??????? Why don't you create an appendix so new people will have a reference for information and places to find things,definitions too. I have been on Spark twice and still can't remember how to log onto a team, how to share my points, sending team points etc. You need a table of contents!!!!! <em>304</em> <em>303</em> . Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:00:44 EST Weight loss tracker Hi, Can somepne plese tell me how to put the cute weight loss tracking bar on my page? Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:01:33 EST sparkpeople tracker My tracker device is not lighting up at all. I tried tapping it five times still it does nothing.Put in a new battery that didn't help either. Not happy Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:19:04 EST BMR Calculation The BMR calculator for my age/height/weight is 1850 on this website - yet - only 1540 on other websites, calculators. Can you tell me what would cause such a discreprency? Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:10:32 EST Progress Trackers in your signatures? Where do I get one of those little trackers I see on the bottom of people's posts that show your progress? The cute little cartoon ones? I mostly use the mobile app but have begun to use the website and it's difficult to find things on here. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:23:18 EST Tracker columns not adding up correctly Is anyone else having an issue with their Diabetes 2 plan columns not adding up correctly? They are off by 1 to 3 in every column of carbs, fat, fiber etc Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:17:55 EST nutrition tracker Why did a meal plan suddenly appear in my nutrition tracker? How do I take it off? Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:46:03 EST journal/diary Before the major change in the SparkPeople website, there was an area you could keep a journal/diary. I can't find it now. What happened? Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:32:38 EST Spark iPhone App Map Does the iPhone app save the map of the route you walked and allow you to share it to FaceBook like MapMyWalk does? If not, that would be a great addition! Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:10:04 EST Adding steps to the app I'm new to this app. How do I add steps walked to it? Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18:42:23 EST New Goodies to Give-PLEASE Are there any plans to add some new goodies for gift giving? I am running out of ways to creatively give the ones that are available over and over <em>24</em> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:20:05 EST Spark Point goodies to others I am unable to find the My Spark Goodies on the left side of my Friends Spark pages and my own. I would love to send encouragement to my friends. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I go to their page and look but no luck. Frustrated and hoping for help. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:42:10 EST Tracker Not Tracking Accurately? I just want to ask if my workout today of 60min. walk/ jog reported only 2,080 steps at 1.14 miles with only 2 lights lighting up on my tracker if this seems correct? I usually am walk/running on a treadmill & get a lot more miles. I realize running on a TM is different than jogging on concrete. I also used my phone which has a pedometer on it & reported 10,110 steps with 6.62 Miles, 640 Cal. This seems to high. I want to get the accurate count. I also made sure my tracker was securely ... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:24:53 EST Spark Recipes-- ingredients list Forgive me if this has already been covered somewhere already. In all the years I've been a member of Spark, I have never started a topic on a message board-- but this particular issue has finally frustrated me enough to spur me on, to ask. <BR> <BR> Why is the Spark Recipes ingredients data base, not the same one as the Nutrition Tracker? For example, in the Tracker, I can put "flour" in the search box and it brings up a list... maybe 6 or so entries down that list, is "flour, white" fro... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09:04:54 EST Perfect Attendance Question I log in every day but have not always remembered to spin the wheel. I have been trying very hard to remember and I logged in 98 days straight now. It's nice to see those incentives each month when we get our "trophies" but I did not get one for March for perfect attendance even though I did spin every day. Who do I contact to get this fixed please? Thank you. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:14:12 EST Spark activity tracker battery usage Hi, <BR> This is my second day using my spark activity tracker. The usage on the graph says 50%. How expensive is a replacement battery? Can I buy them in bulk? Where can I get affordable batteries? What happens if the battery dies during a workout? <em>41</em> I am enjoying your weightloss system since it is so wholistic. Meadowbark Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:13:29 EST https support for website Is there a timeline for implementation of https for "" ? This is one of only a few sites I visit on a regular basis that is not yet using https. Everyone should be doing this by default or at least making plans to do so. It's really pretty straight-forward and the resource requirements are not that great. Any insights? Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:19:40 EST Pop up adds causing my computer to stall consisten Is there anyway to get rid of all these advertisements. I can hardly use my computer for a message comes up continually "Long Script: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:49:25 EST tracking steps manually i have a garmin vivofit which i cannot connect to here is there a way to track my step count manually at the end of the day thank you <BR> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:47:09 EST Did Not Get Sparkpoints For APP!! I downloaded the App for mobiles on my tablet and did not get my 250 Sparkpoints, WHY? Yes, I was logged in! Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:06:43 EST VALUES OF VITAMINS AND MINERAL I EAT HOME MADE SOUPS ALMOST ALL THE TIME. I DON'T USE SALT, I PRECOOK CHICKEN SO I CAN FREEZE THE BROTH TO GET THE FAT OUT. I USE ALL FRESH VEGETABLES, WHEN I USE BEEF OR PORK IT IS LOW SODIUM OR LEAN. I ALSO HATE CERTAIN VEGETABLES SO I TAKE SUPPLEMENTS TO REPLACE MAGNESIUM, VITAMIN C AND D, I TAKE FISH OIL FOR MY OMEGA'S. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO INCLUDE THE SUPPLEMENT ADDITIONS???? Thu, 9 Apr 2015 22:52:42 EST Where are my favorites I can not find them anywhere, this site used to be so much easier!! <BR> <BR> I can not find anything, and what happened to the fitness tracker, I used to be able to pull up pictures of my exercises that I have put into my exercise tracker Thu, 9 Apr 2015 21:10:46 EST Calories range has changed, why? I have been reading some of the blogs to try to figure this out but aren't gathering a clear understanding. Up until yesterday my calories range was 1200-1550, then it changed to 1290-1640. I had changed some things on my fitness goals (tracking steps/mileage per week) but since have removed those goals. But my calorie range has remained at 1290-1640. Is there something that I am missing? Does it take some time for the changes to take effect? Or does SparkPeople change your calories rang... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 17:26:16 EST USB sinc point not working Does not light up. Hi, <BR> <BR> I have been using my second Spark Activity tracker for two weeks with my old USB sinc point without a problem until yesterday. The USB stopped working. I plugged in the new USB sinc point that was still in the box (Took out the old one) but it doesn't light up. Now neither one lights up. I tried a different USB port with the new USB sinc point, but still nothing. The system tray says "Active". The new one flickers red when I insert it into the port. <BR> <BR> Can you tell me w... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:39:33 EST Sparkpoint links are missing in emails All the sparkpoint links, that used to be at the bottom of my emails from SparkPeople, are now no longer there. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 10:10:15 EST Sort first post and last post on top button is topsy turvy. Please look into it! Thanks! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:22:01 EST Tracking Food I went to track my food for Wednesday, and I noticed that all my other days of tracking food is gone, what could have happened? I have been very good about tracking lately, and it's all gone <em>39</em> Thu, 9 Apr 2015 00:29:37 EST Fitness favorites not appearing on ipad/iphone app This is an old problem I'm only just getting around to asking about.. can't seem to find anything about it in the FAQs. <BR> <BR> I've got quite a few fitness favorites saved in my web account.. but only a handful of them appear on my iphone and ipad apps. Not sure why.. if this is a glitch in the apps, or if it's somehow just my versions, and maybe there's something I can do to fix the problem..? I do have the latest versions loaded (at least I assume so.. there's no update showing to b... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 20:12:06 EST Need a little help Not sure how technical this is, but I haven't been active on the site for a while & everything seems to have changed a lot. I have some recipes saved & I have tried, but can't figure out how to access them. Can someone help me out? Wed, 8 Apr 2015 15:59:53 EST New Food added to tracker not showing up I have entered info on a Cosi Squagel 4 times and it doesn't show up on the search. How can I add it to my tracker if it won't show up. I'm getting really frustrated. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 13:13:45 EST Changing battery I find it very difficult to open the tracker when I have to change the battery..............just wondering why it's so hard to's not just a small twist to unlock. Very frustrating. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:54:26 EST still not able to post to facebook I tried turning off my ad blocker plus and I was and am still not able to post my fitness or status to facebook. Does anyone have any other suggestions? <BR> I cleaned my cache and rebooted my computer, nothing seems to help. <BR> I had no problem last year, was there an older version of Sparkpeople then? I have the same computer and am running the same windows and browser. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 23:42:07 EST Frequent message of need to reload page When I am trying to post a message or a response in the game room, I frequently get a white page with the message that a problem occurred with the page and it needed to be reloaded. A number of those times I've been bumped off the site, needing to login again, and other times my post is lost and doesn't appear anywhere. Any help for me? <BR> <BR> Deb Tue, 7 Apr 2015 22:33:19 EST Delete all blogs is there a simple way <BR> Right now doing one at a time Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:26:12 EST setup account as a gastric bypass patient How do I set my account up to reflect that I have had gastric bypass so it will let me set the appropriate daily calorie goals? Tue, 7 Apr 2015 15:52:18 EST is there a way ... advertising :/ Hello, <BR> <BR> Is there a way to keep the advertisements off your mid page and only keep them on the sides permanently ??? <BR> <BR> I understand the purpose etc, but when they are in my frontal view and mixed in it's really too overwhelming for me :( <BR> Tue, 7 Apr 2015 13:27:57 EST Calories Being at 436 lbs I was given a calorie amount of 1700-2100 is that correct ? or did something happen it gave me the wrong total,same with carbs real high I cut them back. Also as long as you stay in your goals can you eat what ever you want ? <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:28:32 EST Verify Nutrition Information in our Food Database How do you verify? Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:11:24 EST Trivia question and article disconnect I answered a trivia question today regarding walking for 15 minutes can help maintain a weight .. and was False yet an article on Walking on your site.. states walking for as little as 15 minutes <BR> <BR> "Weight control Walking may seem like a leisurely activity, but with the right intensity, it can elevate your heart rate and burn serious calories so you can reach and maintain a healthy weight." <BR> <BR> Seems like a contradiction.. <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 23:16:41 EST Sliders not working? My sliders on the Start page for water, sleep, and mood don't always "stick." I see a little checkmark when I move them and they are saved, but many times the checkmark doesn't appear, and if I reload the Start page, they are all back at 0. I can update the water on the Nutrition page and it is saved successfully. <BR> <BR> I use Chrome Version 41.0.2272.101 m on a Windows 8.1 Dell laptop. I am up-to-date on all software and drivers. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Mon, 6 Apr 2015 21:38:14 EST Spark Points I started using SparkPeople again today after being away for quite some time. I noticed that all the Spark Points I earned previously are gone, as in I started out with 0 Spark Points again. Is there a way to get those previously earned Spark Points back? Mon, 6 Apr 2015 17:01:52 EST How to get control of weight loss goals I see and understand the blog about how SP calculates estimated calories needed but I can't figure out how you set it up. It knows how much I weigh, eat, and exercise, but how does it know what my target weight is? How does it know how fast I want to get there? How can I set these? Thanks! Mon, 6 Apr 2015 11:42:01 EST Website Ads on Spark Dragging Me Down Is there anyway for me to lose/limit the number or type of ads on Spark? Just tracking my food has become such a long, frustrating process that I'm starting to not bother. Nothing else I do on my computer is as slow as the Spark website. It never used to be this way, it was fast & easy.. Every page is now overloaded with animated ads that are making things very difficult.. my computer is pretty new, I keep it clean & lean and so I know it's the website and not just my computer lagging. I ... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:12:40 EST PEP App question I like the PEP App concept. However, I notice that pictures get posted to our photo section on my sparkpage.... BUT there's a limit to how many pictures get posted on my sparkpage... is there a way to unlink the PEP from posting pictures to my sparkpage??? OR can we increase the photo option... (probably not, I guess) but it's terrible to clog it up and have to unclog the photo section every time I post to PEP is kinda annoying. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> HELP! Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:59:54 EST problems posting to facebook I attempted yesterday and today to post my fitness to facebook.... neither time has it worked. If I post an article or something like that it works. I am also not getting points for posting fitness to FB. <BR> <BR> Sorry to be such a bother in this technical area. Thank you for your help. Sun, 5 Apr 2015 22:58:31 EST High point totals <BR> I am curious what folks are doing to get such high point totals. I see upwards of 9000 points in a month. If I look at the points screen, the max for a day (without bonus spins, etc) is a less than 200 points. I also see people with over 3000 points already for this month. I know they can enter menus for each day for the month, but that is only about 450 points. <BR> <BR> What are they doing to get so many points? Sun, 5 Apr 2015 19:57:10 EST not getting points for app I have downloaded the app, but I have not gotten my spark points. What do I do to fix this? I have logged in and out both on my phone and home internet. Sun, 5 Apr 2015 17:24:51 EST section 2 of start page trackers Hi, on my spark page in section 2 where you can track water, freggies etc when I have tracked something if I leave the page when I come back to it the trackers has reset to zero so it never keeps my results. Therefore I can't keep track of my water or freggies on here? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:57:44 EST Spark tracker I am using a tablet now instead of a laptop. I have a device to attach a usb lead. However, I cannot connect my tracker because the tablet will not download the tracker software. Is there another way to use the tracker with a tablet? (Galaxy tab 10.1) <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance <em>41</em> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 04:26:33 EST are we having problems with the spark again i have re-downloaded the software twice, have refreshed my signal several times, it shows that my 'light is on', yet it is not, and it is not downloading my activity .. what is up ??? i have also tried it in several new usb ports .. Sat, 4 Apr 2015 23:42:22 EST Spark not syncing Fitbit mintues Hey there! Seems to be a "minutes" issue with the Fitbit. It's logging in my steps, but not the minutes. It was working just fine on Thursday... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 20:35:08 EST No box to type in tracked food Hello! Is anyone else having this problem? I log in to Sparkpeople to track food, but on the tracking page, there isn't a box to type the food in. Doesn't happen every time, but enough so it's inconvenient. I am in Australia and using a VPN sometimes which I thought might affect it, or maybe the site is being worked on . . .? Sat, 4 Apr 2015 14:08:25 EST Points This seems odd..............I start the morning sparking and sometimes I look at my points and see what place I am in ...................I do all my sparking for the am and after the change at 6:00 am it shows nothing for me ................ It does not tally until afternoon. This never happeed till this last week ...................... can you explain or fix? Fri, 3 Apr 2015 09:19:10 EST logging in nutrtition I had homemade baked beans. It came up on the nutrition trackers as having no fat. I wish! lol <BR> How do I put the fat on my tracker if none gets listed there and I know it should be? Thu, 2 Apr 2015 20:24:07 EST adding a10lb weight vest to work out I added a 10 lb weighted vest to my 60 minute walk aerobics DVD how many extra calories did I burn?? Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:50:37 EST Too many Spark Streaks? Hi. I'm wondering if a person can really be tracking 39 Spark Streaks that all show up on the Friend Feed? I have to scroll through all of them to get to other Sparkers. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 14:24:38 EST mapping a walking route I tried to map a route I walked yesterday. but seeing as i live in AK, most of anchorage is unavailable to be mapped out. <BR> <BR> any ideas on how to map my routes when my address won't even show up? Thu, 2 Apr 2015 14:03:05 EST Ads affecting loading of functions anyonse else noticed that all the ads are affecting the speed and convenience of using Sparkspeople? It seems like I have to wait for the ads to load every time I enter something on the screen. It takes forever to enter my food tracking because the ads "take over" the screen display and I have to wait for them to load before I can select something from a pull down menu or remove text from a text box. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:52:40 EST BMR on Calorie Differential report Is there a way to make the BMR not be calculated in the differential report? I enter the daily calories burned as tracked by a separate monitor which already accounts for BMR. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:06:09 EST Missing Awards and SparkPoints on Page... Hello Site/Tech Support, <BR> <BR> I am having a bit of a problem on my SparkPage. I have noticed my SparkAwards are missing and I noticed at the top of the page my SparkPoints are missing too. All blank. It's only been like this since yesterday. <BR> <BR> Thanks for any help and fixing. =) <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ MysticalJourney Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:37:12 EST Walkabout Challenge I have done everyday, but it does not get checked off, I am on Day 17. Why are they not getting checked off, and yes I am clicking on 5 spark points, when it does work it will say 5 sparkpoints earned. <BR> thankyou <BR> <BR> I have clicked on the 5 spark points numerous times and nothing. <BR> Thanx, I Love this Challenge Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:24:54 EST Monthly SparkPoints trophy I'm just curious how the 500 SparkPoints trophy works? I received the logging in trophy as soon as I passed the milestone, yet I never received the SparkPoints trophy for March. Looking at my March stats, I had almost 2,000 points in March. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:27:08 EST sparkstreaks I'm not getting the login streaks Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:16:53 EST Spark not syncing fitbit steps Is anyone else having trouble with Spark syncing their Fitbit steps? I am connected between the two...already checked. Thanks Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:35:31 EST Ads I understand you need to have ads, but do there have to be so many and all videos? There are 4 different moving advertisements on my screen right now and it's making me very anxious. It also takes a year for everything to load. <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:34:49 EST Recipes in collections marked private I was running through my vegetarian recipes today and one of them is now marked private, when I looked to see what it was there was no information but when I went into editing to delete the recipe that was no longer accessible to me, the recipe was listed there and I was able to go to the link. I am wondering why recipes submitted by Uncle Ben are now no longer available. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:20:45 EST Sharing Suggestions and help Is there a way that members can share meal entries? As my husband and I are both on SP and we both eat several meals together so each of us entering the same thing if we know it would be easy, But when my husband makes his famous creations I have no idea what is in it and he doesn't make a list of the items in the dish. As he enters the food items on his meal planner I have no idea what to put on my planner but the basics. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:24:47 EST posting photos? question posted by MickeyJ1961 on 50+members with 50-99 pounds to lose: <BR> would like to upload a photo of myself, but it always comes out sideways. The photos are in the right direction on my computer, the file type is correct, and the size is small enough, so I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I don't see any edit feature where I can rotate the photos once I have uploaded them.Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA. <BR> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:25:46 EST pop up ads I won't use any products that consistently pop up on my screen and don't want to close! I understand SP needs to generate income but I can click on a ad it it looks interesting instead of it popping up and being unable to get them to close! Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:12:46 EST amount of kcal burned is off by 200% ? Hello, <BR> <BR> I cycle a lot and I like to track time and miles on the fitness tracker (under mileage). <BR> For cycling slightly over 18 miles in 90 minutes, the fitness tracker calculates 220 kcal. <BR> <BR> That seemed low, so I checked some other sites. They returned values between 600 and 850 kcal. <BR> <BR> I know that energy expenditure can't be calculated to the last kcal, or the last 10 kcal. But that seems an awfully big gap. Is there maybe a mix-up between kilometers and miles... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:13:19 EST Change jawbone account I originally linked the wrong jawbone account to sparkpeople. I disconnected and every time I try to reconnect it does not give me the option to change this. It just asks if I agree. How can I get where I enter my email and password for jawbone? Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:40:59 EST Why on a private group are you deciding profanity? I am getting tired of you saying please watch the profanity and when one goes back to change things, you have freakin deleted it. My point being just that, i can substitute one word for the one you don't like and you than accept that. i wouldn't even have an issue if after I have spent the last hours crying and writing my heart out to a friend here and when i say post, you come up with the screen watch your profanity and wipe out the last hour of my life because you didn't like the abbrevia... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:52:44 EST Not getting point for posting fitness to FaceBook I am still not able to post my status to FaceBook in spite of trying many things. I did get a pop-up connecting me to FaceBook. <BR> <BR> Now I have noticed on the my SparkPoints page that in spite of my being able to post my fitness activity to FaceBook, I am not getting the point for doing so. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:42:50 EST Correction for Nutrition Tracker Potassium and Vitamin K are not the same thing and have different dietary needs, but they're listed as the same thing (Potassium, K) in the nutrient portion of the nutrition tracker. There also isn't a separate thing for Vitamin K, so I figured this is part of the common misconception that I fell trap to. This has been causing me a lot of stress and I finally figured it out, so hopefully this helps, moving forward. <BR> <BR> More information: <BR> Are Potassium and Vitamin K the same? <link... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:01:12 EST iPad user is there a way to spin the bonus wheel on iPad? It would be a great enhancement. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:23:29 EST Friend List & creating groups.. At one time I could get a list of all members who had "Friended" me <BR> and I could get a list of all "mutual Friends" we had friended each other.. <BR> <BR> I believe it was done from the "Friend Feed" page... <BR> Has that function been scrapped? <BR> OR moved? <BR> <BR> Having a printed list would most certainly help me get my "Friends" cleaned up and organized. I am reasonably sure I have friends on my Spark Page that are no longer even members <BR> <BR> AND, while I am here.... it ... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:02:06 EST SPARKCOACH .... any changes? I'm just curious if SPARKCOACH has changed since I used it ? <BR> <BR> are the programs the same as when it started? <BR> <BR> I don't know what program I need --- but I feel I need something different / something new ??? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:13:15 EST syncing For three days now I have been trying to get my sync to go green on another pc. I can't get it to respond and I am really frustrated. Please help me soon. I have followed the instructions but its a no go. Can somebody please walk me through it? These FAQ are no help. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:39:54 EST Tracking goals Whenever I track my 'other' goals it goes back to 0 when I go to another page. Why does it do that? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:21:32 EST Syncing your Spark with iPhone on the fly It would be nice to be able to sync your spark (progress) to your iPhone (pairing your iPhone with the Spark) so you don't have to wait until the end of the day when you have to offload your Spark to your PC via the USB dock. Will the Spark App on the iPhone have a future update to add this ability? Thanks! Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:06:36 EST Team Goodies - Questions for Spark Coaches Hello! <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I researched this and I had trouble finding information as I searched through SP tonight so here goes: <BR> <BR> 1.) I just started a new team. How many team goodies are available to start with? <BR> <BR> 2.) How do we increase the number of goodies? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Best, Karen Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:54:03 EST Help! My activity tracker got wet. I was wondering if it still will work? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:06:37 EST Spark team points I am confused on how to use spark points for my sparkteams. Do your teams automatically earn points when you get sparkpoints? Do I have to chose which teams get them? I belong to 2 different teams and I am just confused on how this works. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:19:37 EST A suggestion On the app board I notice a lot of people asking for friends but no one is able to friend them because their profiles are offline. Could SparkPeople think about changing it to where when someone signs up their page is automatically online and then they can choose to turn their profile offline? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:03:46 EST the spark solution my Spark Solution book arrived this week how do I put it in that I get the 500 points? <BR> Thank you <BR> Judy Keck Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00:43 EST How do I allow people to friend me? I had someone try to add me as a friend, and she mentioned that it wouldn't let her. I'm not quite sure how to change those settings on my account. <BR> <BR> I've tried looking at the forums, but I have had trouble finding anything. <BR> <BR> Anyone know how to do it? Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:52:38 EST how to find and change weight goal My weight goal info no longer shows on my start page - so I cannot edit my weight goal. <BR> <BR> Is there another way to find my weight goal and edit it? <BR> <BR> I do not find any indication that I am on the Spark5 program. I do want to lose weight and do not want to be on Spark5. I would like to avoid resetting my goals since that would delete existing data that are useful for reports. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:18:02 EST Daily Nutrition Feedback Report I hate getting the pop up to run my daily report when I am only in the middle of the day. I plan my meals so that I have an evening snack. At that point, I am not sitting at a computer ready to run reports. However, I am ready to see how well I did the next morning. The report can help me adjust for whatever I seem to be out of balance on (too much protein, not enough fiber, etc.), however, running yesterday's report does not generate points. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:43:42 EST Reporting a broken link I've also reported this to Spark Guy Chris over on the Success Stories Team page, but thought I would mention it here as well. <BR> <BR> The graphic link to "Visit our Success Stories Page" still does not work and leads to a "Page Not Found" screen. <BR> <BR> This is the graphic link that appears after you spin the wheel for log in points and is different every day. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:52:00 EST Unable to make daily blog entries I made the first entry in my blog. I want to make daily entries but when I go to "add a blog entry" it just takes me back to my first post. I cannot figure this out. Can you help? Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:28:06 EST Unable to post to Facebook and can't add a blog i am using my iPad and the Safari browser quit working. My son suggested I try the Google chrome. It works great on sparks but will not let me post a blog nor will it post to Facebook. Is there a trick to do that will allow these posts? ( I am in Mexico so can't go to the Apple Store) <BR> Thanks for your help Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:29:21 EST What happened to the 15 Minute Qi Gong Video? For the last couple of days I have not been able to get the 15 Minute Mathew Cohen Qi Gong video to play. It gives me video points, fitness minutes, an ad then just the twirling logo and NO VIDEO! I hope he hasn't been taken off of the SparkPeople site because I use the video every night before going to bed. Help! Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:34:51 EST Status updates not posting to FaceBook In the last couple of days my status updates are not posting to FaceBook even though I have the little box checked to post to them. The Fitness does post, but none of the updates about my personal status post. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:45:28 EST Where can I find an exercise list? I look under fitness articles, and they didn't have any of the cardio exercises listed like cycling, swimming, etc. There is also nothing listed on my fitness tracker to choose from. I have to enter the keyword and hope it's the right one. How come they don't have a database? Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:54:34 EST tracker guide? I thought there was a tracker guide on there that took us from day one, to the date we should hit our target goal.....say I want to loose 40 pounds, and it would tell me how much I would need to loose per month to hit the date if I put the date in??? Am I nuts?? I thought it was in here, but now I can't find it....... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:26:20 EST Privacy Settings I was surprised that my SparkPeople blog came up in a Google search today - I was under the assumption that only members could see my blog. Then I searched my Spark name and nearly 8 years of activity was there on Google (I wasn't logged in to my account - I was at work). Do you really not have to be logged in to read message board posts/blogs by members? <BR> <BR> I want to share with the Spark community, but I don't want the "outside" world to be able to search and find everything abou... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:21:49 EST Fitness Tracker/Devices I recently bought the Spark Tracker which has many pros and a few cons. I am interested in buying a fitness/sleep tracking device such as the FitBit Charge HR or the Microsoft Band. Will either of these sync with sparkpeople? If not, is there anything similar to those that will? The spark tracker is great for steps and I love that it is waterproof and has a long battery, but it isn't really as intuitive as I'd like. Is spark going to come out with an "improved" tracker anytime soon? Sor... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:09:12 EST POINTS ? DIDN'T GET POINTS TODAY FOR MY E-MAILS , YESTERDAY I DID . OK THEY JUST SHOWED UP ABOUT 2 HRS LATER ?? Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:03:55 EST Sparkpeople to Link Up with Sparkpeople? I currently have the fit HR and I love it. I will be preordering and getting the iwatch next month. Does anyone know if the sparkpeople app will link up with the iwatch stats? <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:35:11 EST Ticker I thought I had my ticker set to pounds when I set it up a while back, but I just noticed today it had reverted to kilos (using the values for pounds). I went in to fix it but can't find a spot to change to pounds. I've manually calculated my weight in kilos, but I prefer pounds. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:22:18 EST Weird characters when typing certain punctuation Suddenly typing an apostrophe or a dash results in weird characters in my blog or status. Even more strange is that it depends on the location of the blog. Sometimes they appear in a list, but clicking on the link shows a blog with the proper punctuation and sometimes not. <BR> For example: <BR> In a team blog list <BR><BR>s_individual.asp <BR> In my recent blog list <BR> <BR> A blog where all apostrophes are rep... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:48:45 EST Unable to log in to SP from my android I have always used SP on my home PC. <BR> Today I tried to log in to SP from my android and I was unable to do so. <BR> I have everything right - but when I click LOG IN it just sits there. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:44:13 EST Some data are lost On Saturday March 21, I remember clearly that I tapped the meter 5 times and saw all lights up before I went to bed. However, today, only partial data were downloaded from 7:00 in the morning till 4:00 pm. All steps after 4pm didn't show up. The Sunday (3/22) and today's data have already downloaded, though. It is so weird. Does anyone have similar experience before? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:44:00 EST Videos not loading I was trying to workout to one of the videos, but for some reason it just kept on loading and wouldn't play! Had to go to YouTube, and luckily it was uploaded there. <BR> <BR> Any ideas on how to fix the problem? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:01:21 EST Video doesn't show up in Fitness Tracker search? I did the 9-minute arm workout with Dumbbells (coach Nicole) when I tried to enter it, it didn't show up in the search. <BR> I could enter it manually but wonder why a Sparkpeople video isnt already in the system? Unless there is a way to do it and I'm not seeing it? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:56:26 EST Sparktracker not syncing? Not sure what is happening. The battery is fine, the syncpoint is green and the network connection status indicators are all green. Keep getting the little popup saying that data has been offloaded, but my data is not actually updating. Any ideas? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:35:02 EST finding a login trophy I have just had a gold fitness trophy that said login and spin the fitness wheel. <BR> <BR> Am I missing something as all I can find is the normal wheels. <BR> Trev Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:19:56 EST status change when I change the status on my sparkpage, it appears in my feed twice. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:59:15 EST incline pushup tracker Hello I entered my squat exercises but I'm not sure what to put for "weight" ? do I put my weight (292lbs) plus any added (Dumbell, barbell/weight) if I held two 5 pound dumbells....would I enter 10 for the dumbells or woukd I enter 302 (my weight plus the dumbells) ? Thanks! Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:24:49 EST Spark and/or SYNC PROBLEMS NO workouts have been logged for today but it looks as if based on steps and graph something registered - just not properly What's up? are they working on the system? IF SO, SOMEBODY SHOULD BE INFORMING THE USERS! Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:48:47 EST SPAT problem I have done several workouts today, including a long walk (50-60 minutes) and some raking, etc. my tracker is all the way lit up (I have over 15,000 steps on my Fitbit) but there are no workouts showing up on my spat tracker On the site even though I get the pop up that says my tracker is uploaded when I walk by my computer. Help! Thank you. Mary Beth Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:40:07 EST How to stop those circle trophies? How do I stop the trophies (the circle ones) for logging in X amount of days, ................. I don't really want them but don't know how to stop them Thanks. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:04:07 EST none of the "plug-in"s are populating - Hello, I hope this finds you well... none of the "plug-in"s are populating. I have already let my laptop sleep for 8 hours. Then when the plug-ins still wouldn't populate, I rebooted (twice). Still no Plug-ins. This means that- although articles populate as well as recipes; I cannot get videos, nor can I do either of my "spins", as they don't populate. They didn't populate yesterday either. <BR> <BR> (I've got to admit, I do prefer it without all the ads - they were beginning to g... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:44:56 EST 30 day challenges on the app Hello - is there a way to keep track of the 30 day challenges on the spark people app? Thanks Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:26:49 EST How Do I Edit a Recipe? Never mind! I tried again and found the button! <BR> ________________________________________<BR>______________________________________<BR>______ <BR> I created a recipe and "shared" it and also saved it to my recipe box. I just discovered the nutritional information is incorrect, and I want to edit it. How do I do this? When I open it up, I can see no option to click on to edit. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:26:48 EST Original Spark Book I was given a copy of the original Spark book and that is how I got onto the site - I see where you can get points for reading the new book - are the points still available for reading the original book? Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:13:04 EST I need help When I first signed up I clicked by mistake that I wanted to use there meal plan...does anyone know how to change it so I can use my own meal plan...any help is appreciated Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:36:33 EST Installing spark I am getting the message safari will not let I have an Apple I pad Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:32:01 EST RECIPES I would love to be able to have my favorite recipes available on this web site for a "one stop shopping" type of access. However, I can find no way I can save these recipes without "sharing", and the Sparkpeople policies prevent me from "sharing" recipes from other web sites! Am I missing something that would allow me to post my recipes to a personal recipe file without having to share them? <BR> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:28:57 EST FITNESS TRACKING Today I created a custom fitness item. When I am at the "Start" menu, it doesn't show up on the part that says "Calories In & Out - Plus Fitness Tracked' using the "Full Tracking" option. However, if I click on the "Quick Tracking" link, it shows up on that screen. Why does it not calculate on the"Calories In and Out"? Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:17:50 EST Bar code scanner Hi! I am not able to use the bar code scanner feature. It opens to a black screen when I try to enable. Any suggestions? Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:57:25 EST delete account How do I delete my account? Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:38:54 EST Re-setting my account Just a quick question about resetting my account. I want to start the program over after being away from it for a bit, but I recently earned the 5K trophy and started a couple other challenges, will I lose all the progress I have made in those and have to start over or do I just lose my streaks, goals, and sparkpoints? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:15:07 EST Ads that autoplay I understand SP needs ads to pay for the site and I greatly appreciate the services provided... but one matter has come to my attention (rather loudly) that needs to be dealt with. <BR> <BR> Video ads. <BR> <BR> They autoplay. They autoplay LOUDLY. I can have my volume set very low and barely able to hear a movie but when the ads (multiples, not just one) start, they blare so loudly that I simply cannot stand it! Whether the issue needs to be addressed about the volume or about autoplay I c... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:27:25 EST Enter steps on app? How do I enter the steps I've tracked for the day in the SparkPeople android app? Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:38:59 EST