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Listen to Podcast Interview with Coach Nicole

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Last Friday, Coach Nicole did a live interview with Debbie Alan of www.OnTheHomeStretch.com. You can listen to the show by clicking on the links below. The interview is broken up into two parts. (Please note that each segment includes messages from the sponsors of the show.)

Part 1: Bust Through Your Fitness or Weight Loss Plateau

Park 2: Inexpensive Ways to Get Fit, plus How to Find a Personal Trainer

We hope you enjoy listening to the show!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RAJANIEMI 10/23/2008 3:56PM

    Great information...thanks
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TLDUVALL 10/18/2008 7:05AM

    Thank you for the links! I did listen to the interviews! They are extremly informative.

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IRISH_EYES_66 10/17/2008 8:00AM

    Thank you for the links. It is great!!!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 10/16/2008 10:49PM

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DEBBEV 10/16/2008 10:29PM

    Way to go Coach! We're sooo proud of you and all of the staff.
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CARLI_MAE 10/16/2008 9:43PM

    Just listened to them while I was freezing portions of my homemade Lasagna ... haha. Good job! emoticon btw, since joining Sparks, I've been cooking again more from scratch, doing big batches, freezing in portions ... bye bye prepared foods! emoticon ... Hey, does lifting all these heavy pans count as strength exercise?????

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KIMUSH23 10/16/2008 9:28PM

    Coach Nicole ... YOU ROCK!

emoticonSPARK YOUR ATTITUDE INTO A NEW HEALTHY YOU emoticon

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 10/16/2008 9:24PM

    Great!

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COOLMAMA11 10/16/2008 9:07PM

    Way to go Coach Nicole, we are proud of you!

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MAUREEN19640824 10/16/2008 8:45PM

    Awesomeness!!!

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SASSY_QUEEN 10/16/2008 8:02PM

    Thank you, Nicole.....we are so proud......

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MRSWHITEWOLF 10/16/2008 7:56PM

    Thank you! Watched both segments. Took notes and posted on my blog so those who read from team and have not seen it, can go listen to it. Thanks again.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/16/2008 6:55PM

    A Star is born!
Right here from Spark!
Great show, nicole!

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TZH4145 10/16/2008 6:20PM

    emoticon emoticonThank you for sharing.

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SUSANLYNN50 10/16/2008 5:10PM

    Coach Nicole you are great on that show. emoticon

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COLEMANSR 10/16/2008 4:26PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing with us.

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MOM1014 10/16/2008 4:19PM

    Fantastic, Coach Nicole!!

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MARYANNE4403 10/16/2008 3:35PM

    WAY TO GO -- COACH NICOLE

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VELRENO 10/16/2008 3:08PM

    WTG Coach Nicole. Great podcasts.

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BELIEVINGISEING 10/16/2008 2:51PM

    Thanks. I need to listen to both later. Food is so expensive now days with hubby on disability. He is a meat and potatoes man and I am transitioning to Vegan.

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SADIEDOLORES 10/16/2008 2:35PM

    SPARK IS GROWING GIVING PEOPLE KNOWLEDGE HOW HEALTHY SPARK IS, THANK YOU.
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SPARKLINGHOPE 10/16/2008 2:11PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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SparkPeople Emails Back To Normal - And Note About Notification Re-subscribing

Friday, October 10, 2008


Hi everyone

We believe that all of our SparkPeople emails should be back to normal. We know that since Monday some people have not received newsletters, and some people have not received notifications for things like message board replies.

If you have not been receiving notification emails, we recommend that you resubscribe to any message boards or SparkPage blogs that you were subscribed of interest. These subscriptions rely on you to click the links in the email to re-subscribe, so if you did not receive these emails you unfortunately didn't have a chance to re-subscribe.
- You can click here to manage your Message Board subscriptions
- You can click here to manage your member blog subscriptions

If you are still not receiving emails after doing this, we recommend clicking here to read our article about solving email problems.

Thanks to everyone for their understanding and support!

  
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CAROL54904 10/16/2008 2:12PM

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HONEYBEE56 10/14/2008 5:01PM

    good to know! Thank you!

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 10/14/2008 4:04PM

    thanks

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PEBBLESGMC 10/14/2008 12:21PM

    Some of my Sparkmail ended up in my spam folder. I always check it, so there was not a problem really.
I'll keep on Sparken, Thanks.

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CROTTY 10/14/2008 12:18PM

    Thank you so much. I am glad you keep us so informed. I was without mail for about a week but helpful members keep me going. This is what SPARKPEOPLE is all about--one person helping another/

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JUNKINTHETRUNK3 10/14/2008 12:10PM

    Thanks

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/14/2008 12:10PM

    Thank you!

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MARYANNE4403 10/13/2008 6:27PM

    thanks so much for the information, i still have problems every now and than

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 10/12/2008 8:55PM

    Thank you for the notification.

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MAGALI777 10/12/2008 3:45PM

  I started receiving again.
i have a question, can I submit my meals from a blackberry? I´ts been difficult for me and I can´t sometimes login, so I want to know what can I do from it, just check mails I receive?

thanks for your answear

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F8CONE8 10/11/2008 1:03PM

    I thought it was just me! Thanks for the update

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HOPE2BE 10/11/2008 10:57AM

    I am not receiving all my inbox messages from people. I get some and find others in my box. Some are being sent and others arn't. Without checking my inbox each day I don't know. Its been happening before the other site changes took place. As a co leader of Surviving Cancer I will need to be on top of things. Hope2be

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TLDUVALL 10/11/2008 8:56AM

    Thank you for the info. I was lucky enough to not have problems with it, but I know several others on some of my teams that have been having great difficulty.

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NANCYSPOMS 10/11/2008 8:23AM

    Thanks for the heads up but mine are also fine! emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/11/2008 3:05AM

    Thanks, I've not had a problem as far as I know.

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JUSTCHECKING1 10/11/2008 12:10AM

    Computers are great but can be frustrating too! I don't know if anyone else has found some of their replies in spam mail. I know I have. Now I have to check to see if they ended up there. minor inconvenience for all the great stuff ! :)

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IRISH_EYES_66 10/10/2008 11:17PM

    Thank you for keeping us updated!!

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GLOW8211 10/10/2008 11:04PM

    THANK YOU SPARKGUY_SPTEAM!! emoticon

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SHELLPRO 10/10/2008 9:32PM

    Thaks 4 the info- only issue I had was the SparkMail tab disappeared from the site for a while:(

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USE2BWILD 10/10/2008 9:10PM

    great job keeping us up to date and informed and keeping this site FREE as it is helping a lot of people and it is very fun. emoticon

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PATERIC 10/10/2008 7:20PM

  Thanks a lot Dave. Appreciated.

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STRONGMELISSA24 10/10/2008 6:46PM

    Thanks much!

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JOE731 10/10/2008 5:43PM

    emoticon We really appreciate the way you keep us informed. And up to date on what;s going on. emoticon

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PATJ7084 10/10/2008 5:32PM

    emoticon I will try your suggestions

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RSKLCH 10/10/2008 5:11PM

    Thanks for the info Dave.

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MAUREEN19640824 10/10/2008 4:46PM

    Thanks for the info!

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STARTINGOVER03 10/10/2008 4:30PM

    Thanks for this information. I hope the problem is solved i seen so many asking what was going on with email. Job well done.

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PMSLIVES 10/10/2008 4:06PM

    Thanks, Dave, for this Blog post. I just hope the next time (and hopefully it won't be necessary) Spark will put a notification about a wide spread problem on the Start page earlier just to let us know and perhaps there won't be so many threads starting in the Tech questions about missing Emails. You do it when the site goes off line for an update in the middle of the night. That Is helpful to know. Thanks for sticking with the problem and solving it. Job well done!

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MEDIMAMA 10/10/2008 3:33PM

    THANKS!!! It's amazing how quickly we get "addicted" to something! Missed it when it wasn't there.

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MR2HORSES 10/10/2008 3:25PM

    Thanks Dave.... It is lonesome with out the mail.... Good job.... emoticon

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MARYANN1943 10/10/2008 3:19PM

    Thanks, Dave,
I really appreciate all of you. I don't miss a day checking in. I so look forward to finding out what is new and what is happening with my Spark Family. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAVON27 10/10/2008 3:02PM

    Dave Thanks so much. You guys are awesome. I don't see how you run this site with only 20 employees! emoticon

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MARIVILEN713 10/10/2008 2:57PM

    Hi Dave,

Thanks for the update and a big emoticon to you, the other experts and all of the technicians who worked so hard to resolve this problem!!

We truly appreciate it!

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DOWNEASTCAGUN 10/10/2008 2:54PM

    And thanks to You, Dave, and SPARK for a quick resolution!

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CTSTALKER 10/10/2008 2:18PM

    Just an FYI, SparkMail started getting delivered to my Spam box these past couple of days. Not sure if you changed the way things were being delivered. I added it to my addres book so I'm not sure if it would have been fixed normally.

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CALIDREAMER76 10/10/2008 2:04PM

    Thanks for the info, but for my general understanding of things - what was the problem causing this - it's the general sp emails - like recipe of the day and motivation email of the day that I didn't receive a couple of days. Then they were back. I'm the type that likes to know how things work or don't in this case.
Frances

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KITT52 10/10/2008 2:00PM

    thanks for the info

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LUVZABQ 10/10/2008 2:00PM

    emoticon emoticonI REALLY,REALLY LOVE YOU PEOPLE!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYOU ALL ARE GREAT!!!

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LEAHANNE123 10/10/2008 1:32PM

    Thank you so much for all you guys do on that end. This is a great place to be! emoticon

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SADIEDOLORES 10/10/2008 12:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonFOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK FOR A WEBSITE WE GET FREE, MUCH APPRECIATED. SORRY I WASN'T MORE PATIENT.
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SIEGRID 10/10/2008 12:46PM

    'Milles merci' as we say in French or a thousand thank you's for EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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MIAJOEB 10/10/2008 12:45PM

    Thank you, I did not realize how important the connection was to my program.

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BUTTONSMUM 10/10/2008 12:07PM

    Thank you Dave.. Great news

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STRAWBERRY*MOON 10/10/2008 12:06PM

    Thank you, thank you. I do find it daunting that I have to re-subscribe to every current thread (topic) on my teams. Yikes!

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JUDITH1654 10/10/2008 11:22AM

    I only got one newsletter for one team but none of the others. What can I do to start receiving the newsletters from the other teams?

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GTGEM61 10/10/2008 11:08AM

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MELALOVESJ 10/10/2008 10:50AM

    Gracias/ thank you!

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KYLIEMC8 10/10/2008 10:46AM

    Thanks for getting the updates in and don't worry we all survived the glitch..ha!! emoticon

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CBIGELOW 10/10/2008 10:45AM

    Thanks for the information. Glad that everything will be back to normal.
Thanks for all the hard work you and your team do for all of us.

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Call in and Listen: Live Interview with Coach Nicole this Friday!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


This Friday, October 10, SparkPeople’s very own Coach Nicole will be doing a live radio/podcast interview with Debbie Alan. You can listen live online at www.OnTheHomeStretch.com, but we’re also encouraging our members to call in with questions for Nicole, who is planning to talk about overcoming plateaus, getting fit on the cheap, and deciding whether you need a personal trainer. The number to call in LIVE is 877-474-3302. Nicole will be on from 11:30 AM to 11:57 AM (Eastern Time); so be sure to listen to the interview and call in early with your questions!

UPDATE: Now that the interview is over, you can listen to the show here:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1515929

  
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KRZYKAT3 10/14/2008 12:26PM

    Good Luck Nicole! I know you will represent Spark people well! emoticon

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ALICEANDANT 10/14/2008 6:03AM

    you are the best

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LOLAJO54 10/10/2008 9:58AM

    thank you -great job..

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MAYMA05 10/10/2008 8:06AM

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SHELLPRO 10/9/2008 12:43AM

    emoticon to Coach Nichole!

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BSHOWELL 10/8/2008 2:16PM

    How cool!

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BEEJAY49 10/8/2008 1:13PM

    Thanks for the heads up, I'll be listening! You go coach Nichole!

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IRISH_EYES_66 10/8/2008 9:07AM

    I'll be listening!!

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TLDUVALL 10/8/2008 7:48AM

    Perfect! What a great thing. Way to go Coach Nicole

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SHELLEYCHUGH 10/7/2008 11:32PM

  way to go Coach Nicole!

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KSPILLS713 10/7/2008 10:20PM

    Wow, that's great Coach Nicole!

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/7/2008 10:17PM

    Good going, Coach Nicole! emoticon

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LOUISEG4 10/7/2008 9:40PM

  way to go, Nicole. Spread the Spark!!!

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SADIEDOLORES 10/7/2008 9:34PM

    emoticon emoticonCOACH NICOLE,
SPARK ROCKS AND SO DO YOU COACH.
SADIE 2 YEAR MEMBER. emoticon

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PHEBESS 10/7/2008 8:47PM

    Woooohoooooo!!!!!!! Go Nicole!!!!! And I'll be finished with my classes, so I'll try to call in!

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YUNKERCM 10/7/2008 8:06PM

    This sound so great. I'll be on an airplane to Toronto and then to Calgary, so I will miss it. Will it be taped for listening to later?

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L*I*T*A* 10/7/2008 8:03PM

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TZH4145 10/7/2008 7:56PM

    emoticon Nicole

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BELLACUDDLES 10/7/2008 6:31PM

    How cool is that!!!!!! emoticon

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STARTINGOVER03 10/7/2008 6:20PM

    Oh how nice thanks for letting us know about it!

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KIMUSH23 10/7/2008 6:18PM

    Congrats Coach Nicole...Wow I am so excited for you!

emoticonSparkiliously your Comrade in Arms emoticon

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 10/7/2008 6:08PM

    You might want to edit the post by spelling her name Alan instead of Allen since they are not the same person. LOL Debbie Allen is the choreographer and Debbie Alan is the talk show host. : )

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SASSY_QUEEN 10/7/2008 5:27PM

    Oh...I'm so excited....This is great news......good for you Nicole.....thanks for letting us know.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/7/2008 5:26PM

    Great news for our Teams.

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LOLAJO54 10/7/2008 5:07PM

    wow great stuff- I will tell my team- thanks- Jo

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MRSHONEYC 10/7/2008 5:04PM

    WOO HOO NICOLE!
I'm posting this to my team - lots of people are getting frustrated at the plateau even though they understand that their body MUST catch up/down to their weight loss.
Hope I can be home to catch it!!

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MARYANNE4403 10/7/2008 5:02PM

    that is awesome, i'll definitely be listening and try to get through with some question's for her

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New Email Newsletter: Weekly Digest for SparkTeams

Friday, October 03, 2008


This Monday (October 6, 2008), we are launching a new weekly email newsletter that will summarize what happened in your SparkTeams during the previous week, such as message board discussions, new members, and Team goal updates. This will be an easy way for you to stay up to speed with what’s happening in your Team—especially if you prefer to not receive notifications each time a new post is made. You will receive one weekly newsletter for each SparkTeam you belong to.

Because we feel that this will be a very helpful newsletter to members who belong to SparkTeams, we are automatically opting-in members to receive this email. But if you do not want to receive the Weekly Digest email, you can edit your SparkTeam preferences. (Simply uncheck the “Weekly Digest Email” box next to your SparkTeam(s) to unsubscribe.) Also, within each newsletter there will be an easy link you can click to unsubscribe at any time.

We hope you will find this Weekly Digest to be a helpful resource! Look for your first digest this Monday!

  
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KRZYKAT3 4/9/2009 10:09PM

    ok, I am way late in asking this but I am trying to catch up. Been through trials & tribulations with aging mother since August, and my husband and brother have both had heart bypasses in the last 6 weeks.


Anyway, I do not have the weekly digest checkbox on my spark team prferences.

Hope you read this comment and can help!
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MARYANNE4403 10/7/2008 7:51PM

    this is such a great idea and i am so looking forward to getting them for all of my groups!! you all always come up with such great ideas!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!

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IMJETTA8 10/7/2008 7:16PM

    I guess I mis understood this. I thought that the team leaders could write things for it too. this doesn't do me much good even tho the idea is great.

Thanks for all you do!

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SASSISPRING 10/6/2008 10:11PM

    All I recieved was a ton of blank emails that had nothing in the Subject Line either. I'm still curious, how is SP staff going to read all the teams on a weekly basis and summarize it all. By theway, my gmail is set to read all HTML. I also sent a letter to tech and suggested that something be placed in the Subject Line too. I hate recieving an email without topic in the subject line, regardless where it comes from

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TDEVAULT 10/6/2008 8:51PM

    Great ideaT

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 10/6/2008 6:27PM

    I did not even get one and I have mine checked to get one so I had more than just a blank one mine is MIA totally LOL


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PATJ7084 10/6/2008 5:35PM

    Great idea, I had two blank messages too emoticon

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BARBIET65 10/6/2008 5:02PM

    Boo hoo hoo!
Blank for me too! looking forward to it, when it gets fixed!

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.DUSTY. 10/6/2008 4:48PM

    Blank for me also and others on my team.

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BABSDOTTER 10/6/2008 3:23PM

    mine all came through as blank this week too. i wondered what was going on until I got to this post. Sounds like a great idea, once the bugs are out.

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IRISH_EYES_66 10/6/2008 1:09PM

    Another great idea!!

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LADYROSE 10/6/2008 12:18PM

    This is a great idea! Unfortunately my first set came through as blank - any hints on how to fix this?

Thanks for all the wonderful changes & additions to this already fantastic site!

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CATNAP45 10/6/2008 5:15AM

  I love the idea and I think I got the emails today. All of them say to enable HTML to read the message and I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me how to do this. I'm using Outlook 2007. I've tried querying Outlook online help with no success. I've never had any problems reading sparkpeople emails before.

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LEIDEEBUG 10/6/2008 3:29AM

    I LOVE THIS IDEA...I WAS M.I.A. FOR A LITTLE WHILE & THIS WOULD'VE BEEN GREAT FOR ME TO KEEP UP W/EVERYTHING...AGAIN, THIS IS AWESOME!

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YUNKERCM 10/6/2008 12:13AM

    Thank you for this. I have the most trouble keeping up with the larger teams I am on.

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OUTOFIDEAS 10/6/2008 12:05AM

    Terrific idea! I get so bogged down w/all the message board notifications, and this could be a big help, since I do want to stay involved and aware of what goes on in my teams.

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SKINNYMISSY2008 10/5/2008 10:45PM

    This is a GREAT idea! I hope this newsletter will replace all those emails, as they clutter up my email box and I don't always have time to read them all. Thanks SP! emoticon emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 10/5/2008 10:43PM

    Great Idea!!! Thanks. I'm looking forward to receiving the News Letter.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/5/2008 5:30PM

    THANK YOU!! Maybe this will save me a lot of time and give me more time to concentrate on doing for myself.

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GRAMMAFROMMT 10/5/2008 4:43PM

    I'm excited about this. Thanks so much.

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LOUISEG4 10/5/2008 3:05PM

  great idea! Looking forward to this starting.

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F8CONE8 10/5/2008 2:21PM

    I love the idea. Thanks so much!

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 10/5/2008 12:43PM

    This is a grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrea
t idea!

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CBSPECIAL 10/5/2008 2:46AM

    Will be nice when you are away from SP like on vacation, I have a ton of catching up to do!

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FURGIE~FURG 10/4/2008 9:25PM

    Yay!!! That is such a great idea!

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SUNFLOWER4U 10/4/2008 9:21PM

    Fantastic! Such a great idea! emoticon

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~~LILA 10/4/2008 6:56PM

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KSPILLS713 10/4/2008 5:01PM

    What a great idea! Thanks!

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SHELLPRO 10/4/2008 4:42PM

    this will truly be useful for those of us facing time & energy problems-Thanks! emoticon

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DEBULACLARK 10/4/2008 3:13PM

    Love it...

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MAYMA05 10/4/2008 12:08PM

    This is a great idea.

Tammy.

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MICHMORR 10/4/2008 11:05AM

    Sounds Great. I'm excited about this.

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PATERIC 10/4/2008 9:53AM

  Seems like a good idea.

Pat

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UGOGIRL51 10/4/2008 9:48AM

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SUSIE531 10/4/2008 7:02AM

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ALGIE1 10/4/2008 6:17AM

  Great idea, looking forward to it emoticon

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DOITFORME4 10/4/2008 3:45AM

    What a great idea.

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ROZOZ68 10/4/2008 1:57AM

    This is terrific. The teams like to know what they are accomplishing during the week and will give me more of an idea what is happening.

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CHUWEE 10/3/2008 11:42PM

    I like this idea as well.

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JOEGIRL6113 10/3/2008 10:52PM

    I think this sounds like a great feature. Thanks again to the SP team! Rosy

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SHRINKIN.LADY 10/3/2008 10:36PM

    I am totally confused.

Do the leaders of the team "digest" what happened in the previous week?

Is it automatic?

Being a leader, I don't know if I will have an additional task. i didn't see anything about it in the leaders business group, though.

Please explain a bit more.

Thanks!
Lisa

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TLDUVALL 10/3/2008 10:07PM

    What a great idea! Good way to keep up with what is going on!

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 10/3/2008 9:45PM

    That is great.

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BEACHDREAMS 10/3/2008 9:04PM

    I don't understand. Someone is going to visit all x-thousand Spark teams and summarize what is happening on the team, on the message boards? THAT is a serious job!!

I must be mis-reading ths. i'll come back later and try again!! ;)

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TWLITE 10/3/2008 8:54PM

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REDNECKFEMINIST 10/3/2008 8:45PM

    Very cool!

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JUST_BREATHE08 10/3/2008 8:22PM

    emoticonso much !!! This is a emoticonaddition.

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PSALMIST7 10/3/2008 7:24PM

    THANK YOU

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SADIEDOLORES 10/3/2008 6:42PM

    I LOVE THE IDEA I CAN HARDLY WAIT, I JUST LOVE HOW SP GETS BETTER AND BETTER, THANK YOU COACHES FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.
SADIE emoticon

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 10/3/2008 6:28PM

    That is really cool!

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Watch Clip of SP Member on 'Today'

Monday, September 15, 2008


Congratulations to Leah Nicholas, the newest member of the "Joy Fit Club"! Did you watch her on the Today show this morning?

If you didn't catch it, you can watch the video:


And be sure to read all about Leah's transformation. (The online story mentions SP! Yeah!)
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21627769/?pg=2#TDY_Joy_Fit_Club_Sept08

And be sure to leave comments on Leah's SparkPage!
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LMNICHOLAS

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VEGGIRL23NJ 10/8/2008 10:16AM

    Oh wow! They always ask them how they lost the weight, I wish they gave her the chance to say she was a Spark Member.....

I know I am always curious to see how they did it....

Leah you look fantastic!

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STARTINGOVER03 10/3/2008 3:56PM

    Great Story!

she is awesome!

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ROSEBB 10/3/2008 12:32AM

    What a great story -- & you were able to keep focused on your goals.
You go, girl!


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MOTHEROFANGELS3 9/27/2008 7:31PM

    Wow that was awesome great motivator!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 9/23/2008 11:10PM

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 9/22/2008 2:31PM

    It's a good thing she faced her struggles while she is still young. It's hard to change. But it's harder to live with regret.

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FREENSP70 9/21/2008 10:06PM

    Congratulations Leah!! You are a real inspiration!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and accomplishment!!

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SYLVI629 9/21/2008 8:20PM

    wow Leah,you look great! You have inspired me... emoticon






i hope we can all follow in your footsteps!

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MIKEMACDUDE 9/21/2008 6:45PM

    Awesome job Leah!! You look amazing.....Continue to inspire! :) emoticon

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MOTIVATED2WIN1 9/21/2008 4:59PM

    Great job Leah emoticon

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AMOSLA 9/20/2008 8:13AM

    SWEET! Way to go Leah! emoticon

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SABRINAMOM1 9/19/2008 7:26AM

    I was able to see Leah via, sparkpeople. What a beautiful, sensible wt. loss story. Very inspiring!

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MARTINIGAL413 9/18/2008 7:52AM

    Thanks for posting this since I was unable to watch!
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FREESTAR1 9/18/2008 1:12AM

    I say Leah's article online and found out about SparkPeople. I'm on my 3rd day of using the site and I am thrilled with what I'm seeing. There is so much to find and use. Thank you for creating the site! emoticon

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GLOW8211 9/17/2008 11:24AM

    Leah I saw you on Today! You look GREAT and I'm so proud of You! Keep up the good work! What an Honor to be in the "Joy Fit Club"!! emoticon

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KITT52 9/17/2008 11:16AM

    You look fantastic....You must be so proud.


Kitt

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MDTWEETY 9/17/2008 10:40AM

    Great video! She is an inspiration!
And I love her hairstyle!!


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TIANA_SANDERS 9/17/2008 1:36AM

    way to go Leah emoticon
we all can do the same with a little hard work and motivation.

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POSITVETHINKER 9/16/2008 9:42PM

    You are an inspiration. Congratulations and keep it up! I totally know what you mean about losing yourself and your personality b/c of the weight.

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DSHRBURR4 9/16/2008 3:30PM

    WAY TO GO LEAH - YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL

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BECKYLIVES 9/16/2008 3:04PM

    Wonderful! I am hoping to see that change on myself! Great job Leah! emoticon

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MAXFOCUS 9/16/2008 1:58PM

    I also don't have TV so thanks for posting the link to the online article.

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 9/16/2008 1:51PM

    Thanks for posting this... I don't have TV! WTG Leah!

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LOVEROFANIMALS 9/16/2008 8:28AM

    I watched it yesterday. WAY TO GO!! Sparkpeople is the BEST!! emoticon

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 9/15/2008 11:56PM

    emoticonfor sharing this wonderful video and links so we feel a part of the joy that Leah shows in her amazing transformation!

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MICHMORR 9/15/2008 10:27PM

    What an inspiration to all Spark People. Self Help - Your Self.
I can do it.

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JACKJACK91 9/15/2008 9:57PM

    You look great Leah! emoticon emoticon

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TANSHAN1 9/15/2008 9:31PM

    Sparks People Changes lives and is great!!! Thanks Sparks Guy for providing us with this Wonderful resource.

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NOTTYDOTTY 9/15/2008 8:43PM

    Leah you look wonderful and you are a great inspiration to all of us...God bless you and your family. Dotty emoticon

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MARYRN1956 9/15/2008 7:55PM

    Too bad they didn't let her mention SparkPeople. Guess you can't be part of Joy's Fit Club and SP????

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KYLIEMC8 9/15/2008 7:44PM

    Good for You Leah Nicholas! You look spectacular!

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AMYSMOM2 9/15/2008 7:43PM

    What an inspiration. I, too, was disappointed that Sparkpeople wasn't mentioned.

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CLADY326 9/15/2008 7:42PM

    I watched it too, and expected to hear "Spark People". And was bummed that it wasn't mentioned. I was emoticon

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/15/2008 7:13PM

    Her story was great!!!!! But sparkpeople was never ever mentioned so we got no publisity at all in it......bummer!!!!!!

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COOLMAMA11 9/15/2008 6:40PM

    What an inspiration you are Leah! Congrats on your weight loss,makes me want to work a little harder at my goals.

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LOSE4HEALTH 9/15/2008 6:23PM

  I'm so inspired by your story. I think it is wonderful that you are doing this while you are still young. It gets harder to do as you age. You will have all these wonderful, fit years ahead of you. So smart!

I asked friends to watch the show but I am so disappointed that SparkPeople wasn't even mentioned. I do a lot of talking about SP but get a "blank look" from most people. I need to lose more weight to inspire them myself I guess. Today some friends gave me a hard stare and said, "Haven't you lost weight?" People are finally beginning to notice. That encourages me to keep going, too.

Leah, thank you for your story. I loved it.

Diane

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RAVON27 9/15/2008 5:55PM

    She looked fantastic. I too was disappointed the 2 times I saw a show and they didn't mention it. Then I was thinking they might have cut it out for time.

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LOLAJO54 9/15/2008 5:20PM

    I watched the show and she has done wonderfully - but was so terribly disappointed she didn't mention Sparks. This is now the 2nd time we've been asked to watch a success story from Sparks and no mention of Sparks. I feel this is the greatness site out there and when I have success I will and am letting the world know-lol my world anyway..-

I do see it is mentions in the on-line but what about T.V.?! We want the nations to know what a wonderful place Sparks is.- Jo
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MOMOKO 9/15/2008 5:15PM

    She is a real inspiration.
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EDWARDS1411 9/15/2008 5:02PM

    Yes I did watch it! She is such a great inspiration to us all and now she's been able to inspire so many more with her TV appearance. I must say I was a little disappointed that they didn't mention SP, but I see that at least the on-line story mentions it.
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POLLY20 9/15/2008 4:59PM

    Nice going.. Leah Nice to be seen by so many & look so fabulous.. Hugs Polly

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MARYANNE4403 9/15/2008 4:49PM

    thanks for sharing, she should be very proud of herself!!

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