A Sneak Peek of Saturday's Fun, Plus SparkPeople in the News


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It has been an extra busy and exciting week so far at SparkPeople. We're all hard at work preparing for this Saturday's Spark Your Life Convention here in Cincinnati and brainstorming with co-workers who are in town for the event. (Are you coming? It's not too late to register!)

Then this morning, SparkPeople was featured on the local Fox affiliate's morning show! One of our successful local members and Jenny, who heads up our city teams, spoke about the Convention. They'll both be attending on Saturday!

Click the video below to watch it now!

(Press the "play" button at the bottom left corner of the video to start the clip.)

Are you excited for Saturday's convention? I sure am. I didn't get to go to the San Diego Spark Your Life convention, so this will be my first chance to meet some of you in person. I can't wait!

If you're still considering attending the convention, it's not too late. Sign up here!

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    Congrats!! Cincy is a bit far for me but who knows I may show up at a convention in the future - 10/7/2009   10:14:32 PM
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    Love the video !!!!!!!!!! - 9/27/2009   10:54:18 AM
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    I wont be able to go it is to far , but i would love to be there and meet every one , just reading every one what they have been threw and r still going threw so they can live a normal life , with all u r help , I want to meet u , but I am on the north shore , I wish u could come closer to me ,
    I have lost a total of 40 pounds , sence march of this yr , thank you , - 9/26/2009   4:18:09 PM
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    Ya'll have fun! I don't like big crowds anymore so probably won't ever attend a convention, but don't feel bad, I won't attend a large Red Hat Ladies get-together either!!! - 9/26/2009   10:29:07 AM
    The "Big Apple" (New York) anxiously awaits your grand entrance. "We'll leave the lights on for ya." - 9/25/2009   4:26:56 PM
    I wish I could! Do you have a calendar listing where the conventions will be? How about coming to Norman Oklahoma, or the OKC area? - 9/25/2009   1:49:21 PM
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    Cincinnati is too far for me right now, but I'll be there WHEN YOU COME TO BOSTON! - 9/25/2009   8:17:40 AM
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    Congratulations!!!! I live way to far to attend. I just started -have lost 14 pounds so far and have about 76 to go! - 9/25/2009   12:01:18 AM
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    I went to the San Diego Convention, and if I had not lost my job, I would be coming to this one! I know it will be just as amazing as the first! - 9/24/2009   11:05:11 PM
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    Congratulations on your success story!! One day, I WILL be able to do the same. Thanks for being an inspiration to so many people.

    I wish I could attend the convention but it's too far from my home and life is too busy for travel right now. Also, my budget is really tight as is most peoples. I know it will be a success. Hopefully, there will be another one close by in the near future. - 9/24/2009   3:20:53 PM
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    nope, just can't get away from work during harvest time. hopefully another time - 9/24/2009   11:58:34 AM
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    I'm super excited to be coming to the Convention. As soon as I saw we were having one here in the mid-west I put it on the calendar.

    I look forward to meeting everyone Friday and Saturday! - 9/24/2009   11:32:42 AM
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    that is so great .... good for you ... Spark On - 9/24/2009   8:00:03 AM
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    Spark really is amazing! - 9/23/2009   11:34:10 PM
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    Wow! How cool. Great to see so many people using SparkPeople. - 9/23/2009   11:18:39 PM
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    No money left over for vacations or trips right now :-( Hopefully there will be another one in the MidWest soon..... - 9/23/2009   11:10:20 PM
    Can't make it this time, maybe next time - 9/23/2009   8:51:49 PM
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    Awesome example of SP! WTG Laura, you are going to be a great speaker for the convention. I went to the one in San Diego, but unfortunately am unable to attend the one in Cincy. Have a great time and remember to breath! =) - 9/23/2009   7:54:38 PM
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    Congratulations on your amazing transformation, Laura. You are a wonderful inspiration to many who are following in your healthy footsteps! Enjoy the convention, fellow Sparks! Any chance of one coming to NYC?;D - 9/23/2009   7:06:50 PM
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    I wish everybody who can attend a fabulous time. Can't be there, but you'll get to Denver one day soon, won't you? - 9/23/2009   5:35:44 PM
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    Can't wait to get there. I live in Alaska and I flew out for a business conference in Regina, SK and I am able to stop in Cincinatti on the way home to go to the conference. So excited! - 9/23/2009   3:37:25 PM
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    Mom and I will be there and we are so excited! I couldn't get the video to play - darn it! - 9/23/2009   3:23:58 PM
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    Woo-Hoo!! Wishing everyone a great time on Saturday. Wish I could be there. I hope a Spark your Life convention comes to Minneapolis. ;-) - 9/23/2009   2:36:57 PM
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    I was planning on attending and really excited about it, heck I even live in Cincy!! But my step-daughter decided to bring the newest grandbaby home from Florida so we could meet her. Dang it was a hard decision--just kidding. - 9/23/2009   2:34:38 PM
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    Please come to Chicago for the next SparkPeople convention! I would SOOO be there! The other conventions have been too far for me to travel :( - 9/23/2009   12:44:10 PM
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    hope that all of you that get to go have a great time !! I wish that i could go - 9/23/2009   12:25:59 PM
    We are so coming to the convention. My sister, daughter and I are making a women's weekend out of it.

    We're excited to meet everyone! - 9/23/2009   10:39:24 AM
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    I would sure love to come since I live in Pensacola, Florida, but my son got an interview for medical school at the U. of Florida, so we have to make a trip 8 hrs over to Gainesville next month, so that is taking our "trip" budget. Have fun all of you!!!!!! - 9/23/2009   10:19:49 AM
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    Yes, Lord's Willing I'll be there. I'm looking forward to learning more about nutrition and other fitness routines. See ya! - 9/23/2009   9:37:39 AM
  • EDEN30
    It is kind of far for me to travel and I don't have the money for it. I do think Sparkpeople should have one in Madison WI sometime than I would go :o) - 9/23/2009   8:57:05 AM
  • WENDYA61
    I live just 15 minutes from the convention center and I am so bummed I can't make it. There are lots of things going on here that weekend, and I'm already doing the Mad Dash. I hope the nice weather rolls back in here and look forward to hearing about it! - 9/23/2009   8:50:13 AM
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    Any chance on your coming to NYC??? Would love to attend convention but they have been too far away for me. - 9/23/2009   8:18:10 AM
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    I agree with Jaydee14, I think a convention in Ontario would be fabulous! Have a great weekend! - 9/23/2009   7:56:46 AM
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    Laura, Congratulations on losing all that weight. It takes a lot of commitment to lose weight and get healthier. Great interview! - 9/23/2009   7:49:28 AM
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    I would SO love to be there! But I have a newborn baby and live kind of far. If I still lived in Columbus I would have definitely gone. Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to read all about it. - 9/23/2009   7:42:58 AM
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    I can't wait! I'm so glad you decided to have this convention in Cinci--it's a drive from here, but do-able. - 9/23/2009   6:14:57 AM
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    I wish I were, I wish I were going.

    I am praying for all the leaders, that you will inspire many!!

    Can't wait for you to come to Mass!! Worcester would be ideal and centrally located.

    Imagine all the people being Sparked at these conventions!!!

    Nancy - 9/23/2009   4:18:17 AM
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    I LOVED the San Diego convention and SO wished I could be there in Cincinnati too...! I felt that the member panel was the highlight of THAT convention, Nicole so I have little doubt it will work that way ALSO in Cincinnati... :-)

    If anyone has ANY way to do it, you OWE it to yourself to BE THERE in Cincinnati! It will be one of the high points of your LIFE!

    Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals, Binghamton Area Losers and Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams - 9/23/2009   3:20:08 AM
    Don't forget us in the Southeast--maybe Montgomery or Atlanta in the future?

    Have a GREAT time in Cincy, everyone!!

    Diane - 9/23/2009   3:14:54 AM
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    Maybe a Canadian (Ontario) city could be added to the "location wish list"! Have fun in Cincy!! - 9/22/2009   11:16:31 PM
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    Sparkpeople needs to come to Charlotte, NC!!!!! - 9/22/2009   11:06:16 PM
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    Please have one in the northeast in 2010!! From Washington to Boston or anywhere in between, I'll be there!!! - 9/22/2009   11:00:57 PM
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    I wish I could be there. - 9/22/2009   10:52:32 PM
  • _MAOMAO_
    All of you who will be at convention, have a grand time! I'll be there with you in spirit and I'll be sending good thoughts your way, even though my body will be in the Portland to the west. - 9/22/2009   10:21:43 PM
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    Come to Michigan! We need someone to spark us and our economy :-) - 9/22/2009   9:54:58 PM
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    Great interview.......keep spreading the Spark... - 9/22/2009   9:41:08 PM
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    A great interview and impressive. I am so excited for this Saturday and the Spark convention. I want to meet and do as much as I can with fellow sparkers this weekend. So looking forward to the different sessions and talks. Going to be Sparking all weekend long.

    Maggie J. - 9/22/2009   9:33:14 PM
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    yes I am going! - 9/22/2009   7:58:48 PM
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    Yes, yes, yes! My sister and I are coming to town Friday with GREAT anticipation for Saturday's convention. I am so psyched I can hardly stand it! Fri-day, Fri-day, Fri-day! Woo hoo . . . - 9/22/2009   6:46:42 PM
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    I'm so glad you all enjoyed the interview - it was a blast to participate in promoting the conference around Cincinnati! I cannot wait to meet everyone attending and of course have my 15 minutes of fame :) Gotta love the limelight, and with the help of Sparkpeople now I have the confidence to relish it. - 9/22/2009   6:18:40 PM

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