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I spread the Spark at the doctor's office today

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I always say that my doctor told me about Sparkpeople. That I heard about it first from her and then I didn't do anything about signing up right away because I didn't have internet at home... well I went to my doc today for the first time since joining Spark and she told me she'd never heard of Sparkpeople before. HuH? I guess maybe it wasn't her. Maybe it was someone else in the doctor's office when I went in because I wasn't feeling well or something. I don't know. She claims to have no memory of it. So I told her about how I'd been tracking all my meals and fitness and how I really love the online support from the friends and teams. I told her that since it was free it was easy to keep coming back. No dues required, just log in every day and make it a commitment. I told her how it's up to the user what to track- everything, nothing, just your vitamin C, whatever... I know I wasn't getting enough vitamin D in the winter. She took some notes. I didn't give her my user name so if she signs up I won't get the referral points but that's okay. The point is that for once *I* gave HER some good advice instead of the other way around. :-)

She also pointed out that I'd lost 10% of myself since my last check-up. That's pretty good. I don't need to stop here, but if I did maintain this for a while, I'm better off than I was a year ago. I should be proud of that.

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JEN-LOVES-LIFE 6/10/2011 10:18PM

    That is awesome about losing 10% of your weight!! WooHoo!!!

Cool too that you told your doctor all about it. I think it's great that she was interested in it.

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HOPESINGH 6/10/2011 12:23PM

    Yep, you should definitely be proud of yourself!
But the mystery remains - who told you about spark?...

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 6/10/2011 11:27AM

    WTG! emoticon

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ASTORRES1 6/10/2011 11:06AM

    emoticon!!! on spreading the SPARK!!!!!!!!
And losing 10%...WOOHOO!!

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KABOOPER 6/10/2011 9:18AM

    you should be VERY proud! 10% is awesome. You doing GREAT!!!
Keep up the GREAT work!

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MRSLEENY 6/10/2011 6:57AM

    I tell everyone about SparkPeople! Congrats on your 10%!

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RMKMGMGM04 6/9/2011 11:38PM

    That's great that your spreading the word! Way to go on your weight loss!!! Keep up the great work!

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FITWITHIN 6/9/2011 11:38PM

    I did the same thing with my last doctors visit. I told him about Sparkpeople.

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Yup, it's me!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Just posted my first ever real picture of myself on Spark. From last June before I found Spark. Not exactly sure what my weight was then. I know in August I was at 227. That's probably close to where I was when the photo was taken. This is my "BEFORE" photo. I'm not ready to post an "AFTER" photo yet.

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KABOOPER 6/9/2011 10:18AM

    Awesome! it's hard to post those photos. I have a hard time FINDING a before photo, I hardly let anyone take one of me at 242 lbs.
I take alot more photos now!!! emoticon

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ABB698 6/8/2011 11:22PM

    emoticon, looking forward to your fabulous after pic! emoticon

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CUPCAKEBETTY 6/8/2011 12:55PM

    What a great step! It helps remind you to keeping working towards your "after"! emoticon

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MINAH009 6/7/2011 8:36PM

    It can be very hard to post pictures of yourself, but I really do think it helps to make you (all of us) more accountable. Photo's don't lie. Wait until you are ready to post an "after" pic, baby steps. emoticon

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LOPEYP 6/7/2011 7:17PM

    Whatever you feel comfortable with is alright with us. Keep up the good work!

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SHORT_KAKE 6/7/2011 6:53PM

    Very nice!

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KIMBANN 6/7/2011 5:28PM

    Good for you!! emoticon

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    It took me 2 years to come back and work my program and post my picture.

You are doing great!!

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In case you are wondering... we are okay

Thursday, June 02, 2011

The tornadoes that hit yesterday were pretty scary. There was a funnel cloud spotted near where I was and my workplace took the warnings very seriously. Everyone was ordered into the basement- employees, patrons, contractors, students, etc... and we were not allowed to leave until it was safe again. However when we emerged we were fine. Friends and coworkers are reporting damage near their homes etc. One lady had a 3 1/2 hour drive to get home yesterday because she had to get past where the storm hit. She is fine though.

I am still hoping to hear from more of my Spark friends and others, but I am fine and my family is fine too.

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ABB698 6/2/2011 11:05PM

    Thank God you are okay. I will keep your whole town in my prayers! emoticon

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SHORT_KAKE 6/2/2011 5:52PM

    I'm glad you're ok!

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JEN-LOVES-LIFE 6/2/2011 3:43PM

    Thanks be to God for keeping you safe. I'll keep praying for the others.

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JUDIL62 6/2/2011 3:12PM

    All good here in Worcester county too. Scary Crazy weather!

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HOPESINGH 6/2/2011 12:00PM

    Glad you're fine emoticon

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/2/2011 11:59AM

    Glad you're ok! Scary!! Here in eastern MA we had no tornadoes, but the thunderstorm was really intense. Glad the weather is SO much better today!

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    Thank goodness!!! ((((HUGS))))

- Michelle

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AMAS92568 6/2/2011 11:37AM

    What an awful experience for you. I'm so glad you are okay.

I hope this wicked weather stops soon.

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    Thank you for this wonderful update!

All these storms - really crazy-scary stuff!

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Another nutrition tracker issue

Monday, May 30, 2011

I noticed today that my calories didn't match from my tracker to my daily feedback. Seemed like my daily feedback wasn't picking up on all my calories. Might have left out my snack or something.

I've also had trouble putting stuff in. If I have "favorites" and I click on some to track my breakfast and then hit the "Add" button and then try to add some more after that for lunch or dinner for example it doesn't add them. I have to exit the tracker and go back in OR else check everything off and then do it all at once. This is rather annoying. Today I tried to filter my favorites and add a few things at a time and it didn't work at all. A total mess! I really like what Spark is TRYING to do. I just wish it all worked. Seems like right now it doesn't.

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DRUM30 6/2/2011 3:27PM

    if you have issues with the new favorites you can actually just click the "add a food" button right next to the new search bar and it brings up the old version of the search and favorites, I haven't had any problems with using those.

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JUDIL62 6/2/2011 3:01PM

    I have the same problem. Is there somewhere we should report it to?

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MINAH009 6/2/2011 1:53PM

    I've been having a lot of those problems myself. It's a big pain in the...

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REBECCAMA 6/2/2011 1:51PM

  I am still having trouble with the thing. I put my dinner in 3 times from yesterday and it didn't take it. Today I tried to put my lunch in and it's not showing up. Very annoying!

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    I noticed that the "daily report" isn't accurate unless I run the "feedback" first.

Try reloading the page - the foods do get added, but don't always show for some reason.

It does work a lot faster though - I guess there are still some bugs.

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LOUVRELOVER 5/31/2011 7:43AM

    How frustrating, especially when tracking is nobody's favorite task!!

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ABB698 5/30/2011 11:25PM

    Hope it gets straightened out soon! Happy Memorial Day! emoticon

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strange nutition tracker problem

Friday, May 27, 2011

It is so strange. Somehow randomly Activia yogurt keeps getting added to my nutrition tracker in the "Snack" area. I don't ever eat Activia. I don't have it in my favorites or anything. I don't know how it is getting there. Every day I have to go in and delete it. Has this happened to anyone else?

The problem has been going on for a while now, probably since they started new tracker on the system.

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SWEETTOOTH10 5/30/2011 8:01AM

    No, but had things I Added added in multiple times, when they first started new tracker system..

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SEPPIESUSAN 5/28/2011 11:14AM

    Um....weird. That has never happened to me. After reading the other comments I'm guessing it has to do with accidentally clicking on an ad. Sort of creepy.

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    I like having 220 calories left at the end of the day - I don't like that the Activia is 220 calories emoticon

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SOFEDUPP 5/27/2011 4:27PM

    I was going to say that maybe it wants you to eat it, LOL!!!

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ASTORRES1 5/27/2011 4:14PM

    WOW....gremlins at work???? lol

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REBECCAMA 5/27/2011 4:05PM

  Grr.. if I clicked on the ad then it was an accident because I was trying to click on something else or whatever.

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LOPEYP 5/27/2011 3:36PM

    I had the same issue. I admit that I clicked the ad hoping for a coupon and it was put into my tracker. eeerr... at least I know that at the end of the day I still have 220 calories left after I delete it. emoticon

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MINAH009 5/27/2011 2:58PM

    I noticed an ad for activia yogurt that showed up. I was trying to click on some other item in that same area and the activia showed up in my snack area. I believe it put it there for two weeks. I think that the activia ad wasn't coded correctly because it should have only done that if you clicked on the ad itself which I hadn't. I haven't seen the advertisement for the activia since.

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