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SparkPeople member Clover (CLOVERROSE) lost 128 pounds—and now she’s featured on Huffington Post Canada. Find out how this mother of two got healthy and found the energy for herself, her family—and the toddlers she teaches all day.
Read more on Huffington Post Canada Healthy Living.
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In 2010, Kristina (Tina) Davis (TINAJANE76) topped 210 pounds. Only in her early 30s, she felt much older--aches and pains were a fact of life. She decided to stop the yo-yo diet cycle once and for all. Today she's 90+ pounds lighter and an active member on the At Goal & Maintaining Team here on SparkPeople (some of her best tips are also shared in The Spark Solution, the new book from the experts and members at SparkPeople.com).
Read more of Tina's story at Huffington Post Healthy Living! Way to go Tina, and thanks for helping others along the way. Read More ›
About 101 pounds lighter, Shellie Austin (SHELLSBROOD) is now a Zumba teacher--and her story is featured in the April 29 issue of FIRST for Women magazine. The magazine is on newsstands now.
We aren't going to give away the "good parts," but Shellie did share some behind-the-scenes pictures on her SparkPage blog.
Be sure to pick up a copy of FIRST for Women to read Shellie's story!
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It's a great week for SparkPeople members! Two of our inspiring Success Stories are in the news for their incredible life changes.
Bonnie (FLYINGB16) lost 142 pounds, and now her story is featured on FamilyCircle.com and in the latest issue of the magazine. Read part of her story here, and pick up the magazine (on newsstands now) to read more!
Nancy (http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NANCYANNE55) lost 49 pounds--and is a personal trainer who's had four kids. You can read her story at Shape.com.
Way to go, Bonnie and Nancy! Read More ›
It's a great week for SparkPeople's Success Stories! Our members have been featured in two major magazines. First, we shared Megen's story, and today we have news about Pam Holmes (MAGGIEROSEBOWL), who started her weight loss journey at 328 pounds and 58 years old. Just over a year later, she hit her goal of 160, then kept going. Now she's at 150 pounds!
According to Pam, who has also been featured on the Today show, less is more. She has much more energy and the freedom to do whatever she wants, including substitute teaching, which she previously shied away while obese from for fear of ridicule. She did it all with the help of SparkPeople, which she calls "a lifesaver."
You can read more about her journey in this week’s issue of Woman’s World, which will be on the newsstands through Wednesday, February 27!
Way to go, Pam!
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Every day at SparkPeople, we hear amazing stories of our members' successes, both in weight loss and in life! Today, we have some especially exciting news: Katie (SLIMKATIE) and Carly (CARLYOLEO41) were featured on the ''Today'' show this morning to talk about their amazing experience participating in the Ragnar Relay Race in Key West, Florida. Although they were not featured on the show, John (SANDIEGOJOHN), Jennifer (PRETTYGIRL812), Linda (LINDAK1971), Lealah (JUSTLEALAH) and Allison (LYSSAYN) were also members of the team. This group of SparkPeople members ran the Ragnar Relay together as a part of the documentary From Fat to Finish Line, which ''will document the journey of 12 people who share the common bond of losing 100 pounds.'' Check out the ''Today'' show video clip below! Read More ›
At 38 years old, a 330-pound Michelle Jackson read in an article that losing weight becomes more difficult after age 40. That article gave her the motivation she needed to launch her own personal weight-loss challenge: "Fit By 40." Read her full story on CNN.com! Read More ›
Editor's Note: Want to read more about Dani's story? Pick up a copy of the latest issue of First magazine, which features Dani and The SparkPeople Cookbook! Her story was also featured on Yahoo Shine this week.
Weight loss may not be the first topic that comes to mind when you think of Valentine's Day. But there's really no better way to say "I love you" than resolving to get healthier, live longer and look better for your spouse, significant other, child or someone else close to your heart. In the case of couples, several studies show that it's easier to lose weight with your partner as well as for them. I should know. My husband Rich and I lost a combined 285 pounds together.
We've been together almost 16 years now. We've been through some hard times, especially losing family members and working long hours at multiple jobs to pay the bills. We've always done it together though, which has made the load easier to bear.
But about three years ago, we looked down and realized we were both at our heaviest weight ever. I had put on a ton of weight after my mom passed away. We worked too much, took terrible care of ourselves, and weren't spending quality time together.
So we made a commitment to each other and our marriage to make better choices. Read More ›