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SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (181,188)
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Posts: 17,742
11/26/13 4:34 P

To track food and exercise

SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
11/26/13 4:17 P

I needed to talk to and be able to get the opinions of people in my boat.

TINA8605 SparkPoints: (99,493)
Fitness Minutes: (12,395)
Posts: 1,757
11/26/13 1:33 P

To get motivation to loose weight in the responsible way. And to get the encouragement to keep it off.

PLATINUM755 Posts: 43,006
11/26/13 1:21 P

free access to tool to make my healthy journey

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,609)
Fitness Minutes: (5,698)
Posts: 10,425
11/26/13 1:15 P

Track calories & stay fit. Great community support system .

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 16,935
11/26/13 10:35 A

I wanted to lose weight and I was having a hard time doing it on my own.

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
Fitness Minutes: (75,250)
Posts: 49,480
11/26/13 10:34 A

Inspiration & advice. emoticon

CPRCINDYC SparkPoints: (10,043)
Fitness Minutes: (2,295)
Posts: 200
11/26/13 10:12 A

My doctor actually wrote the website on a prescription pad and told me to try it.

SKYLARGREY SparkPoints: (9,709)
Fitness Minutes: (2,870)
Posts: 120
11/25/13 5:30 P

I want to learn control and about eating a balanced diet.

HAPPYCPA1965 SparkPoints: (311,519)
Fitness Minutes: (254,423)
Posts: 14,233
11/25/13 11:30 A

Because my friends joined but none of them are on Spark any longer.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
Fitness Minutes: (17,448)
Posts: 2,116
11/25/13 11:28 A

Because I needed the motivation and the accountability.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
11/25/13 8:59 A

Just happened upon it long ago and created a team here, been on and off the site ever since.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 16,298
11/24/13 5:39 P

it all started with a challenge at work and low and behold it is great.

PENNYSAVER2 SparkPoints: (143,747)
Fitness Minutes: (42,758)
Posts: 6,328
11/24/13 5:24 P

To lose weight and improve my health

LOLA_LALA Posts: 659
11/24/13 5:05 P

Because I was substantially overweight and suffering a number of health problems as a direct consequence of the extra pounds.

The most valuable skill I learned here - and one that continues to serve me well in maintenance - has been careful tracking.

MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,272)
Fitness Minutes: (32,050)
Posts: 1,252
11/24/13 1:24 P

I think it's one of the greatest used of the internet there are. I've been hanging around SP for at least six years: it's not about loosing weight for me, it's more about being conscious of my diet, my actions, my life.... it's about being accountable and eating well. I can go for long long periods of time and then discover that I'm thinking of pretzels as nutrition, and I'm unaware and I BS myself a lot without really thinking I am. So, I have been getting off that train and moving slowly into more nutritious ways of feeding myself, both body and mind. I don't really have a lot of friends on the sight, I'm not really 'out there' but I'm open to everything and doing my best.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
11/24/13 12:54 P

all i wanted was an "online nutrition journal" - after reading a few reviews and poking around a couple different sites, I thought I liked the look of this one best.

Turns out I got a whole lot more than "just" an online nutrition journal out of this place!!!!

AGITATOR1 SparkPoints: (3,830)
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Posts: 495
11/24/13 12:31 P

I originally joined b/c SP seemed to have the motivation I needed to succeed with my goals. I'm thankful for that. Things changed when I found that there is a certain limit or line not to cross at SP. I thought SP intent was to motivate and elevate others, not discourage them from their healthy active choice of exercise. With all of the dangers and consequences of running I would not try to discourage any one from running. I, for one like running, but their comes a time when running does it's damage,
Roller blades, ice skating, skate boards among other activities comes with the consequences but I'm not going to try and discourage others from using them.
Exchanging positive energy levels with others raises the bar

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (95,965)
Fitness Minutes: (82,553)
Posts: 3,996
11/21/13 11:03 A

Been a member forever, love it

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,153
11/21/13 10:57 A

a co-worker recommended it.....(I wasn't at all offended)
and I liked all the tools and programs it offered.
Once I got into making Spark Friends and saw how supportive everyone was,
I was hooked.

WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (13,034)
Fitness Minutes: (1,945)
Posts: 1,189
11/21/13 10:06 A

Initially to get a friend 10 pts, but I have been hooked ever since.

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
11/21/13 6:09 A

To lose weight at first then to live a healthy lifestyle

TCANNO SparkPoints: (307,748)
Fitness Minutes: (183,910)
Posts: 59,056
11/21/13 6:07 A

Because I wanted to lose weight, I didn't think about health until after I joined

LEDIRETSE SparkPoints: (117,831)
Fitness Minutes: (21,389)
Posts: 4,826
11/21/13 5:57 A

out of curiosity as to how it works

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,609)
Fitness Minutes: (5,698)
Posts: 10,425
11/20/13 10:28 P

tracking foods/calories - - positive atmosphere on SP emoticon

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
Fitness Minutes: (18,507)
Posts: 1,377
11/19/13 8:26 A

I first joined years ago when I wanted to lose weight after having my son.

KIRSTENCO SparkPoints: (11,539)
Fitness Minutes: (10,000)
Posts: 214
11/19/13 7:37 A

To track myself more acurately...

11/19/13 7:22 A

For the support, friends, and resources.

JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (127,335)
Fitness Minutes: (91,610)
Posts: 3,507
11/19/13 5:29 A

For the support.

DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
Fitness Minutes: (13,947)
Posts: 2,072
11/19/13 5:16 A

Because I left my job and could no longer afford weight watchers. I also had friends encourage me to check the site it because it helped them a lot and I am grateful that i did!

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 16,298
11/18/13 11:14 P

to lose some weight and get more fit.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (512,674)
Fitness Minutes: (327,407)
Posts: 14,046
11/18/13 11:12 P

I joined to lose a little bit of weight, to stay healthy, and to stay acountable to ME!!!!

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (45,448)
Fitness Minutes: (23,467)
Posts: 563
11/18/13 10:59 P

to lose weight.

GOALWTIN7 SparkPoints: (2,121)
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Posts: 306
11/18/13 10:56 P

A friend told me about it and I visited and fell in love with it. So much information and blogs of Sparkers all help me keep the weight I lost here off.

JBALDWIN29 Posts: 5,136
11/18/13 10:36 P

I joined because I needed to change my lifestyle, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, borderline diabetes and 35 pounds overweight. Last checkup my numbers were all in the normal range. Little changes are making a big difference.

BUSYTXMAMA SparkPoints: (3,616)
Fitness Minutes: (1,631)
Posts: 23
11/18/13 9:51 P

SP gives me good info on how to get fit, as well as motivation. But most important, it's a terrific way to track my fitness efforts and see my improvements over time.

MARYGRETHER SparkPoints: (905)
Fitness Minutes: (180)
Posts: 18
11/18/13 9:39 P

to be motivated to meet new people. to get tips & pointers

AIDEN487 SparkPoints: (14,647)
Fitness Minutes: (12,065)
Posts: 383
11/18/13 9:24 P


BLUEHERON2C Posts: 2,403
11/18/13 9:16 P

The ease of tracking my food intake. I plan my meals each morning and this keeps me 100% accountable. If I don't track I flounder and wind up in a train wreck.

RODGRODMEDFLOD SparkPoints: (460,682)
Fitness Minutes: (187,114)
Posts: 11,607
11/18/13 4:29 P

I was in a "Biggest Loser" competition and this site was recommended by someone my DW works with.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
Posts: 2,954
11/18/13 4:21 P

It was recommended to me by BogusAnnie as I was looking for some articles .

POSEY440 SparkPoints: (424,186)
Fitness Minutes: (162,255)
Posts: 20,553
11/18/13 4:16 P

needed help to lose weight that would not cost anything and could get support too.

WALNUTT1961 SparkPoints: (137,161)
Fitness Minutes: (24,769)
Posts: 1,666
11/18/13 3:07 P

My daughter told me about SP and that it was free (unlike WW). I was tired of carrying around the weight I had gained. I needed to change my lifestyle to become more healthy. I decided to try it for 3 months to see if it worked for me. I am 4 1/2 months in and I love it! It does the calorie counting for me. I have learned a lot from the site and am spreading the spark!

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 4,432
11/18/13 2:59 P

To help me lose weight and get healthy!

11/18/13 2:50 P

I stumbled on the site while reading a magazine at the hairdresser's. The article said it was an excellent site; so I checked it out, and it is. It is the greatest resource I have ever found for achieving a healthy weight/lifestyle.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
11/4/13 9:21 A

I found it accidentally while surfing the web for a calorie counter. I was very impressed with the amount of info on it and loved the nutrition tracker for doing the math for me.

MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
Fitness Minutes: (16,395)
Posts: 1,280
11/4/13 9:16 A

I joined because I wanted accountability. It is so convenient. Plus, I have learned so much!

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