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SparkPeople member Cerise Wade (RENCHERRY) lost 61 pounds--and she's sharing her secrets of success in the latest issue of First for Women magazine. Cerise used a form of exercise that's effective and appropriate for people of all fitness levels. Pick up a copy of the magazine and get the scoop on how this 33-year-old mom from Texas shed the pounds for good! Read More ›
Great news! If you're perusing the magazine covers in the checkout line this week, you might notice one that sounds familiar. The Spark Solution, the new book from the experts and members at SparkPeople.com, is featured in a cover story in First for Women magazine!
In addition to a four-page spread on the book, you also can read impressive weight-loss stories featuring Laura Ayd (SOCCERFAN82), Angela Mwiraria (HARMANEE), Christie Bales (62NVON) and Michelle Miller (JUSTCHELLE75). Angela and Christie are even pictured on the cover! Way to go, ladies!
We're honored that the book has been featured, and we can't wait for you all to read it. And if you've discovered SparkPeople thanks to that article, welcome!
Today we're sharing an entire day of The Spark Solution plan. From breakfast through dinner, plus snacks, you'll see a sample day of eating on the program, and you can take a peek at our fitness plan, too! Read More ›
Many of you will remember Tracy (TRACY31502), the stay-at-home mom from South Bend, Ind., who lost 200-plus pounds (100+ shed using SparkPeople). We shared her story a couple of weeks ago, and the outpouring of support was incredible!
As a result, Tracy, who had "always been obese," has been featured on her local news. A journalist who is friends with another SparkPeople member reached out to her to ask her to share her story with her hometown after reading about her on the SparkPeople Blog. Tracy made her TV debut recently, and we wanted to share it with you:
"I'm still pinching myself from all of this," she said. And Tracy has lost another three pounds, bringing her total to 215 pounds gone!
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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.
Congratulations, Clover! Read More ›
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 ›
UPDATE: Shellie was featured in the Zumba-themed publication "Z-LIFE." Read her story here, about breaking out of her shell.
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 ›