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TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
1/28/14 5:40 A

Google search

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (127,952)
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Posts: 9,590
1/28/14 5:25 A

While looking for healthy recipes

BABYSOX SparkPoints: (94,124)
Fitness Minutes: (84,079)
Posts: 3,048
1/27/14 8:36 P

Googled food tracker

Enjoy the process
THOMAS.H Posts: 17,034
1/27/14 8:18 P

My wife, who got involved first.


"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."- Henry David Thoreau

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet

We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
- Nietzsche, philosopher
SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
1/27/14 3:34 P

A co-worker told me about it when she learned I was trying to lose wt. She had used it in the pass w/ Weight Watchers but liked SP better because its not prepared foods w/ all the chemicals. WE eat better !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

1/27/14 3:01 P

A friend told me about it.

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne
SALGUOD2 Posts: 3,765
1/27/14 2:58 P

Our health coach at work told me about it

Doug 47 OHIO
1/27/14 1:49 P

I use to belong My-Calorie-Counter website (kinda like this one but with a way more awkward
message board). I saw some folks making posts about SparkPeople there and tried it out, haven't left since.

RACEWIFE Posts: 735
1/27/14 1:19 P

It was so long ago, I absolutely don't remember....
Possibly channel 7 news, or Good Morning America?

Edited by: RACEWIFE at: 1/27/2014 (13:22)

"No temptation has overtaken me but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO BE TEMPTED BEYOND WHAT I AM ABLE; but with temptation will provide a way of escape also, that I may be able to endure it."

1 Corinthians 10:13
KENAMORA SparkPoints: (118,715)
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Posts: 2,477
1/27/14 1:16 P

My husband recommended it, back when he was still my boyfriend.

NSMANN Posts: 970
1/27/14 1:02 P

My mom told my sister and I about it and now all three of us are on the site

STACYH73 SparkPoints: (62,351)
Fitness Minutes: (26,227)
Posts: 7,142
1/27/14 12:56 P

emoticon Everyone!

READY * SET * SPARK!! (Leader)
Come Join Us!

SPARK Mesquite, TX

I Can. I Will. End of Story.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (310,273)
Fitness Minutes: (246,880)
Posts: 8,989
1/26/14 4:05 A

I have been a member of SparkPeople since May of 2009 and I love it!!!!! I found out about it from a Woman's World magazine!!!

Janie Garcia Moreno




SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 9,726
1/26/14 12:25 A

thru work

HHUGHES71 SparkPoints: (98,026)
Fitness Minutes: (47,775)
Posts: 5,080
1/25/14 11:28 P

I was doing a Google search for weight loss websites.


With my feet on the ground and my heart attuned, I will reach for the stars (Camp Motto from Camp Crestridge for Girls in NC).

The sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of the deer and enables me to go on the hike. Hab 3:19
JIACOLO SparkPoints: (364,792)
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Posts: 19,950
1/25/14 7:24 P

A friend of mine told me about it.

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!
WALNUTT1961 SparkPoints: (82,294)
Fitness Minutes: (14,988)
Posts: 1,204
1/25/14 7:16 P

My daughter introduced SP to me.

HAPPYWRITER7 Posts: 9,720
1/25/14 6:39 P


"It does not matter how slowly you go up, so long as you don't stop."- Confucius

Never. Lose. Hope

SUZZQ4LIFE SparkPoints: (33,518)
Fitness Minutes: (14,694)
Posts: 1,230
1/25/14 6:15 P

In a magazine article. I checked it out right away.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
1/25/14 6:08 P

bulletin board

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (85,522)
Fitness Minutes: (5,526)
Posts: 10,420
1/25/14 4:25 P

Relative mentioned it.

~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~

MICHELLE2343 Posts: 714
1/25/14 3:16 P

I was looking on line for some tips on how to get healthier and the Sparkpeople website popped up.

A Stronger Woman
STACYH73 SparkPoints: (62,351)
Fitness Minutes: (26,227)
Posts: 7,142
1/25/14 3:12 P

Love reading all the replies! emoticon

It's so interesting to learn how we all came together as part of this wonderful Spark Family!!

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I hope SparkPeople will start commercials soon!

So many more people to help!

I'm a server at Cracker Barrel, so I'm always posting Spark Flyer's and Cards in the Break Room and Handing out cards to guests when the topic comes up about weight loss or fitness. I always hear the same thing....

What did you say? Spark what?

Commercials would be emoticon


READY * SET * SPARK!! (Leader)
Come Join Us!

SPARK Mesquite, TX

I Can. I Will. End of Story.

GOALIEGRANDMA3 SparkPoints: (99,456)
Fitness Minutes: (64,938)
Posts: 6,531
1/25/14 1:29 P

It was so long ago, I really don't remember...maybe on tv or in a mag. article

My name is Martha.
My new ticker shows me slow as a bunny and going up and down . I want to level out!

2003 : began WW 47 # heavier than now .

"Which we hope ever to do with ease we must first learn to do with diligence."

Samuel Johnson


ETHELMERZ Posts: 8,685
1/25/14 1:27 P

Search section for diet forums.

GONNALOSE5 Posts: 975
1/25/14 12:19 P

Through a survey.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." by George Eliot.
JRRING Posts: 1,534
1/25/14 12:17 P

Through work

JRRING Posts: 1,534
1/25/14 12:16 P

Through work

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
Posts: 2,954
1/25/14 11:31 A

A friend of mine referred me to SP.

ADESSO1234 Posts: 3,915
1/25/14 8:31 A

magazine article

ERICREH Posts: 3,469
1/25/14 8:12 A

google searching.

GRUMPY- SparkPoints: (17,308)
Fitness Minutes: (2,609)
Posts: 159
1/25/14 7:51 A

GPS emoticon

It's not who you are that keeps you back, it's who you think you're not. So start believing in yourself !
NISSANGIRL Posts: 21,979
1/25/14 7:16 A

First magazine

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
1/25/14 6:36 A

Google search

SHOOTINGSTAR12 SparkPoints: (30,873)
Fitness Minutes: (9,779)
Posts: 1,351
1/25/14 6:12 A

Health Magazine

Strangers are friends we haven't met yet
GUITARGAL2 Posts: 1,974
1/25/14 6:10 A

random search for calories burned back in 2008 emoticon

NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
1/25/14 5:56 A

looking for a game to play

MNOT2THICK Posts: 10,773
1/24/14 11:42 P


T from NYC.

God created us out of love,on purpose for a purpose."

LALAFITZ SparkPoints: (57,392)
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Posts: 3,921
1/24/14 8:28 P

Member of BLC back in 2006-08 ... some came over here, and I followed in 2008 I believe.

~ Lala
Live And Love Always.

--MEOW-- Posts: 3,447
1/24/14 8:04 P

Member since 5/14/2010....

I was looking for a weight loss challenge in Youtube and... a girl was recommending SP on one of her videos.

- Danny :)
Mexico City (CDT)
JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (94,933)
Fitness Minutes: (68,901)
Posts: 3,059
1/24/14 8:03 P

A lady that worked with my sister.


MAMA_CD Posts: 1,505
1/24/14 7:49 P

I looked for a nutritional tracker, years ago I had a nutritional tracker program then when I found Sparkpeople I discovered so much more than just nutritional tracking.

MAMA_CD...count your blessings!
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
JEFFGIRL Posts: 7,550
1/24/14 7:47 P

Random search for weight loss.

SHERYLDS Posts: 13,707
1/24/14 7:22 P

a co-worker told me about it. He knew I would not be offended and that I needed help. He was right...I was at my highest weight. It took me a few months to finally try it. He told me he had used it to change to a healthy way of eating.

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Summer final wt. 225
EL for 2015 5% Challenge...Spirited Underdogs Team
UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
1/24/14 6:56 P

a card on a bulletin board

MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
Fitness Minutes: (3,008)
Posts: 1,181
1/24/14 6:51 P

Read an article in Women's World or First Magazine.....about someone who lost a lot of weight on Spark People....decided to check it glad I did!!

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending." ~ Maria Robinson
MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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Posts: 30,457
1/24/14 5:49 P

I joined in 2006; I saw an ad for it in Quick and Simple magazine. The magazine is no longer published, but I've been a loyal member all these years.

My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A. A. Milne

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
Fitness Minutes: (74,443)
Posts: 3,293
1/24/14 2:33 P

I think I googled something like "diet tracker."

My parents have been using a program called Diet Power for many years--I wanted something like that which was online/free.

I have been a member since August of 2011.

Edited by: AZULVIOLETA6 at: 1/25/2014 (14:21)
Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, cumba Mexicana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzón, Cuban rumba, ballroom rumba
ERINTFG SparkPoints: (42,119)
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Posts: 563
1/24/14 2:25 P

I joined for the first time in July or August 2006. A friend referred me.

I have a new user name now, though, because I forgot all the info for the last one.

STACYH73 SparkPoints: (62,351)
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Posts: 7,142
1/24/14 2:22 P

How Did You Find SparkPeople? emoticon

(Share how long you have been a member)

Member Since: 9/28/2011

I Found Spark after my "failed" diet with Atkins (lost 5 lbs) for 8 months. (before that was South Beach Diet Lost 10 lbs..)

Lost and Gained Back in that vicious Diet Circle..

(I'm 5'8) Once I hit my highest weight ever: 197.7 lbs and needed to go shopping for BIGGER clothes and pants bc my size 16's were cutting me in half, I broke down in a dressing room and started balling!

I pulled myself together and REFUSED to buy anything.

I came home and searched for free support groups and found Spark!!


Within a few weeks I lost an inch or two and some weight where my 16's were not cutting me in half and I moved forward from there.

I have lost 24 lbs and many inches since! In a size 12 and XL shirts/tops now..

I need to lose 24 MORE lbs and more inches to reach my Goal/Maintaining Weight now and I will do it right here with Spark!

My Goal Weight is 148 which should put me in a size 9/10 or maybe even smaller..

I have not been near that size in over 10 years!!

I will never be the skinny size 0 girl before marriage and a baby and I don't want to be that.

I want "meat" on my bones and curves.

Just healthy, tone, fit and feel comfortable in my skin/clothes!


READY * SET * SPARK!! (Leader)
Come Join Us!

SPARK Mesquite, TX

I Can. I Will. End of Story.

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