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Quitting SparkPeople

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I've been using SP off and on since 2006. Lately I've been inundated with advertisements for something I could never use. It's on the top banner it's on the skyscraper to the side. Plastered everywhere. Normally, I'd just call it a mistargeted ad, but I find it really bothersome because of it's content.

When I e-mailed support the answer I got was essentially "Sorry, but we can't stop you from seeing that particular ad." (It was a legitimate ad).

Sorry but if the only way to not have to look at it over and over again every day is to install an ad blocker or quit SparkPeople, then I will just have to quit.

Best luck to everyone and I hope the ads aren't kicking you in the gut every day.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

INGMARIE 11/27/2013 8:40AM

    Sorry to see you go, Best of luck to you in the future, emoticon

I fully understand the add thing, it is annoying.

Take care. emoticon

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KITT52 11/27/2013 8:15AM

    good luck....I do agree the ads have gotten out of hand....

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SNS1968 11/27/2013 7:34AM


Comment edited on: 11/27/2013 7:35:44 AM

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BEARLYBOO 11/27/2013 5:42AM

    Sorry you're leaving SP. Best of luck to you.

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WEARINGTHIN 11/27/2013 4:20AM

    I'm newer to Spark and usually can put up with the ads. However, recently, when on Spark I heard the sound of ads just by opening a page, and the only way to get rid of the sound was to go to the bottom of that page and turn off the ad. It happened about six times one night. That was really annoying. I wrote to the Spark guy about it. Good luck to you, Glenn

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DIANE7786 11/27/2013 3:35AM

    I don't mind the ads because they keep the site free. Frequently deleting my cookies and browsing history reduces the number of ads. Right now my screen has just one ad, a banner for Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program. It looks interesting. I probably wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't on Sparks. I hope you find a good alternative to help you with your weight loss and health goals.

Comment edited on: 11/27/2013 3:38:33 AM

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RORYLYONS 11/27/2013 2:44AM

    Sorry to hear you are upset & deciding to leave ..I hope you wiill remain with the group.. emoticon

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My Latest Kick in the Pants: DietBet

Monday, January 28, 2013

It is so easy to just get there "eventually".

I am really enjoying using dietbet to give me a kick in the pants to achieve goals in a timely manner. All I have to do is lose 4% of my starting body weight in four weeks.

I have won 2 contests so far and am entered in two more. I just need to be sure to not let too much time lapse between contests or I will feel entitled to splurge before the next one comes up.

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FITBY07032015 2/9/2013 9:52AM

    I'm new to DietBet but I'm really excited. Money is a huge motivator for me. I have a game starting on March 2 (it's Too Sexy for This Fat if you haven't found one you want to try in March yet!). I'm excited but a little nervous. I'm glad to hear positive reviews of the site because I was a little skeptical at first. Good luck!!

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DUKEFAN86 2/6/2013 3:39PM

    I just discovered DietBet this week and am signed up for my first game/challenge starting Monday, 2/11! Yikes! I'm both excited and nervous! Are you still enjoying it?

Congratulations on your success so far!

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SparkChoach: Sabateurs

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We center a lot of special things at work around food. I told the person who plans a lot of these that I am following a plan from my doctor. I told her that my cholesterol went down nearly 100 pts and that I have to stick with it.
I think she gets it, but if she brings bagels for everyone, I will ask that they go in the breakroom instead of right outside my office door.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

INGMARIE 9/27/2012 6:00PM

    emoticon you go tell'em good for you. emoticon

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SparkCoach: Reasons to Lose Weight

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today I've been asked to examine my real reasons for losing weight:

1. I want to be healthy so I don't end up sedentary with health problems like my parents.
2. It wouldn't hurt to look good.

Yeah it is shallow. Sue me.

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DIET_FRIEND 9/24/2012 7:41PM

    My primary thing is I want to look good too. Secondarily I want to stave off obesity-related disease. Keep on sparking!

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NADJAZZ 9/24/2012 7:26PM

    I had to be honest with myself a long time ago on that one...yes, I would like to get my sexy back! So, I'm not judging.


But I am glad you want to be healthy as well!

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SUSANS706 9/24/2012 7:15PM

    emoticon It's not shallow, it's true!!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/24/2012 7:13PM

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Goodbye, Morris

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's been just over a year since my mother-in-law's cat, Morris, adopted a grey kitten (BB). It has been fun to see our neighborhood bully show his soft side as he trained his apprentice.

Last evening, Morris curled up on the dog's bed and died.

I'm not too sad--Morris was 3-5 years old when adopted back in 2000. He will be missed, though.

I'll have to be sure to keep an eye on BB. He has been Morris' shadow for the last year and I'm sure he'll be lonely.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEBBIELCG 9/20/2012 11:20AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had to put two of my 17 yr old cats to sleep 1 week apart. Remember all the good memories, it helps.

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