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SPARKPEOPLEPR's Recent Blog Entries

Associated Press: Tough times mean tighter pants for stress eaters

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A SparkPeople member was recently interviewed for an article by the AP. "Jan Anderegg, 48, a mom of five in Guttenberg, Iowa, said at one time she was eating five or six boxes of candy a day to cope with money worries. She and her husband's farm suffered a hit last year because of the rising costs of corn and hay, and they continue to field calls from bill collectors. But Anderegg has lost 60 pounds since December. Instead of eating, she now writes short stories and logs on to the free health and weight loss Web site for support." Read it at


Good Morning America: Weight Loss Success Stories

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

As part of her story being featured in PEOPLE Magazine, Birdie (MOM5INFL) was also featured on Good Morning America. Watch her interview with Diane Sawyer at . She was interviewed again for ABC News now which you can watch here: .


PEOPLE Magazine: 100 Pounds Lighter & Bikini Ready

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Birdie (MOM5INFL) has been a member of SparkPeople since August 2007, but she was an observer for more than a year. Her successful weight loss prompted her to come out from the shadows and share her story with the SparkPeople Community. Birdie had such impressive results that she was selected to be part of the People magazine feature "100 Pounds Gone and Bikini Ready." Read more about Birdie's experience with PEOPLE Magazine at


American Chronicle: Defending Facebook

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"The Internet, however, just might be able to provide the information and support you need to reach your fitness goals. A relatively new mega-trend,, is doing just that. Basically, SparkPeople is like MySpace for dieters. Everyone gets a profile where they state their fitness goals. Members are put into teams (think: support groups) and can opt to receive daily emails with exercises, recipes, and words of encouragement. The site also features a calorie counter and fitness tracker. And, it works! According to the website, members have lost almost four million pounds to date." Read it at


IndyStar: Find an online community for you

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A quick rundown of Social networking sites for health and fitness... "For those trying to lose weight and get in shape who are looking for community and peer support, fitness and weight loss plans:" Read it at .


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