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Kindle Version of 'The Spark' Just $1.99 for a Short Time


If you've been waiting to buy a copy of SparkPeople founder Chris Downie's best-selling book, "The Spark," now is the time to do it!

As part of a special promotion on Amazon, the Kindle version of "The Spark" is available for just $1.99. The discount was a bit of surprise to us (we just found out!), but we wanted to be sure to quickly share it with our members. The low price is in place for just a short time (until next Wednesday), and it is good on the hardcover edition.

This special low price is part of Amazon's "Sunshine Deals" program, which discounts popular books--including "The Spark"! Currently, we're #7 on that list. Can I get a WooHoo!?

The Kindle version has everything the original hardcover version did:
  • Our first-ever "secrets of success" survey: the best habits of SparkPeople’s most successful members

  • A 28-day program that brings together the most effective practices from SparkPeople into an innovative 4-stage plan, available only in this book

  • Dozens of photos—including stunning before-and-after shots and easy-to-follow exercise images

  • Dozens of success stories that show the power of this transformational program

  • Plus you'll get SparkPoints just for buying the book!
Buy your Kindle copy of "The Spark" today, for only $1.99. This offer ends next Wednesday, June 15.

Do you have a Kindle or another electronic reader? UPDATE: Members tell us "The Spark" is $1.99 on the Nook and other electronic readers, too.
Posted 6/9/2011  2:22:43 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 61 comments   11,748 views
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VIDEO: SparkPeople Medical Expert Birdie on Oprah's Weight-Loss Show


Yesterday we told you that a SparkPeople member was going to be featured on "Oprah." Did you watch Birdie (DR_BIRDIE) on Oprah's weight-loss episode yesterday? If you didn't, or if you want to watch again, here's your chance. Birdie told Oprah all about her 144-pound weight loss, breaking through a plateau, and more.

Posted 5/11/2011  1:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 36 comments   12,149 views
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Watch SparkPeople Medical Expert Birdie on Oprah's Weight Loss Show Today!


After losing more than 140 pounds, SparkPeople member (and resident medical expert) Birdie Varnedore appeared in People magazine in a size-8 bikini, then on "Good Morning, America." The mom of five from Florida was also featured in Chris "SparkGuy" Downie's New York Times best-selling first book, "The Spark."

What motivated this busy mom and doctor to lose the weight? Birdie wanted to live a long and healthy life for her five children, and so did her husband, Nick, who lost 115 pounds on SparkPeople. A neurologist, she has referred hundreds of patients to SparkPeople and spreads the Spark whenever she can. We're thrilled that she has another opportunity to share her story with others.

Today, she's appearing on Oprah's Ultimate Weight Loss Finale. (If you watch closely, you can see a before photo and after video of Birdie in the promo video!)

Birdie (DR_BIRDIE) tells us that she delves into the personal side of weight loss, so we're certain that this is a can't-miss show. Check local listings for time and channels.

Posted 5/10/2011  9:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 61 comments   15,905 views
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