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Breaking Up With Sugar Helped Jon Lose 260 Pounds

After successfully losing 260 pounds, Jon wants to inspire others to believe that it's never too late to make a change.
Posted 9/25/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 129 comments   29,554 views
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One Member's Journey from 5Ks to the Boston Marathon

When Kevin (MOBYCARP) joined SparkPeople in 2011, he never dreamed he'd run a marathon. Six years later, he's completed several, including TWO Boston Marathons.
Posted 6/16/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 71 comments   14,188 views
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Spark Success Stories: Where Are They Now?

Success stories don't stop after the weight comes off. We checked in with four of our previous featured members to find out where they are now.
Posted 12/24/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 25 comments   25,502 views
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Fighting Diabetes with Fitness: 5 Members' Stories

Diabetes doesn't have to be a life sentence. With a nutritious diet, regular exercise and motivational tools here at SparkPeople, these five members have reclaimed their health.
Posted 11/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 6 comments   23,376 views
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How One Runner Is Still Breaking Records at 99

Think you're too old to exercise? Orville Rogers says, "Nonsense." This 99-year-old is still running strong, and breaking records along the way.
Posted 11/3/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 33 comments   34,043 views
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How I Ditched My 'Fattitude,' Lost 200 Pounds and Found My Self-Worth

After 60+ years of riding the weight loss roller coaster, Carl was ready to get off the ride. With the help of SparkPeople, he lost 200 pounds and found his self-worth.
Posted 10/19/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 94 comments   80,188 views
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Surprising Lessons Learned at 'Fat Camp'

Joe Panarella weighed more than 400 pounds when his friends and family forced him to go to fat camp. He was in for a few surprises.
Posted 7/6/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 36 comments   62,503 views
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''I lost more than 90 pounds—and found myself.''

Get inspired by Amberlynn's story of breaking her food addiction, losing more than 90 pounds and learning to love herself.
Posted 6/14/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 68 comments   178,616 views
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This Celebrity Trainer’s Fitness Secrets Could Change Your Life

One of the world's most successful celebrity trainers shares his story of transformation and strength, along with his exercise and nutrition tips.
Posted 6/1/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 19 comments   41,096 views
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'I'm Winning the Battle Against Depression & Obesity, One Day at a Time.'

Find out how Tammy is overcoming obesity and depression with healthy eating, regular exercise and the support of SparkPeople.
Posted 5/12/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 52 comments   79,632 views
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How Marla Lost 100 Pounds & Found the True Meaning of 'Healthy'

Find out how Marla lost 100 pounds by using SparkPeople and sticking to a plant-based diet!
Posted 4/28/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 57 comments   133,681 views
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Half the Woman: SparkPeople Member Celebrates 174-Pound Weight Loss

Find out how a single mother lost more than half her body weight and sparked her family to adopt healthier lifestyles!
Posted 4/14/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 119 comments   128,421 views
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Home Is Where the Triathlon Is

When a physical therapist recommended that Monty try a triathlon, he thought it was a crazy idea. What he found was a passion and determination he never knew he had.
Posted 3/7/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 21 comments   21,965 views
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Done with the Excess Weight and Moving Forward!*

This blog is a featured "SparkStory", one of the classic posts from our members that provides inspiration to the SparkPeople Community.
Posted 8/28/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 19 comments   16,479 views
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People 'Half Their Size' Issue Features SparkPeople Member's 177-Pound Weight Loss *

Brandy is an awesome SparkPeople Motivator who lost 177 pounds and has kept it off for several years. Check out her debut in People magazine!
Posted 6/6/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 42 comments   46,444 views
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