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Friend Feed and Current Status Features Launched Today!

Monday, March 16, 2009



Good morning, SparkPeople!

Last week, we let you know that we were getting ready to launch a big new Community feature, Friend Feed, so that you'd have a change to edit your privacy settings before the feature launched. Based on the comments we received, you guys are as excited about this new feature as we are!

Today, we launched Friend Feed (which includes a "Current Status" feature that allows you to earn 1 SparkPoint per day by updating your status)! These new features allow you to keep up with your mutual SparkFriends, and helps them to stay up-to-date with you more easily! Put simply, your Friend Feed shows all of the SparkPeople Community activities of your friends in one place.

You can read this informational article to learn exactly how to find and use these features!

We are very excited to launch the Friend Feed and Current Status features, because we think it will help you stay in contact, get support and better communicate with your SparkFriends and others in the Community. We hope you enjoy learning more about your mutual friends and updating the Community with your status!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IT-IS-WHATITIS 11/1/2009 10:43PM

    THANKS!!

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DAVEFITZ1 6/28/2009 5:50AM

    Just gets better and better, thanks guys.

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PONYTROT 3/22/2009 7:08AM

    How do you delete the Status section of your Spark page if you don't want it? I already have Facebook-- and would like to not have this crowd my SPark Page.

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MAIZEY 3/19/2009 9:40AM

    I Love this new feature - I've reconnected with some old Spark Friends and also find it a great way to post encouragement when my friends reach milestones! Maizey

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LACEEJO11 3/18/2009 12:19PM

    I think the new features are GREAT!! THANK YOU so much... for all you do to improve the quality of our experiences at SPARLPEOPLE.COM!!! I treasure my membership, and can't begin to tell you how much it is helping me, to become healthier & happier!!! It just keeps on getting better!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL & ALL YOU DO!!! LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLUTTER34 3/17/2009 6:08PM

  This sounds like a good motivator. Hope it pans out. I am still somewhat confused, but hope to learn. Flutter

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SABLEGRL 3/17/2009 2:57PM

    I really like the changes. I'm not familiar with Twitter or Facebook but I love that I can alter what my friends can and cannot see. I like getting comments/motivation from my Spark friends as soon as I post... this is a great feature. Thanks SparkPeople!
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HARRINGTON5 3/17/2009 11:50AM

    Thank you, I love seeing what everyone is doing all in one place.

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FISHINGLADY66 3/16/2009 9:47PM

    I love this new feature. It helps keep my mind in order. Thanks a Million.
Irene

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MARYANNE4403 3/16/2009 7:36PM

    thanks so much for all the wonderful things you all do to help us along our weight loss journeys

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WHATTALOSER 3/16/2009 5:32PM

    Love the new feature. Wish it was below the blog entries though.

Thanks for all of your hard work.

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100LBLIGHTER 3/16/2009 3:58PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am excited about this feature. Grace

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/16/2009 3:34PM

    I have been so excited to see this feature. Have had to remind myself everyday to have patience that Monday would get here emoticon emoticon Thanks so much.

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REDNECKFEMINIST 3/16/2009 3:03PM

    Very cool!

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XATONILDA 3/16/2009 2:51PM

  As soon as I lean how to use , I will.
I am sure it's great like everything else in SP.
Thanks

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SASSY_QUEEN 3/16/2009 2:21PM

    I noticed it right away...thanks again...for staying so up on things...we are so lucky to have found the Spark.....

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NHSTITCHER 3/16/2009 1:31PM

  Hmmmm, getting a lot like facebook aren't we?

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FISHPOND7 3/16/2009 1:20PM

    I'm still a little "fuzzy" about what my "status" is. Is this somewhat like twitter where I can just post something like "I just got back from the grocery store." or "Have lots of aches and pains today from exercise yesterday."? Is this a running "diary" of what's happening to me during the day? Why would anyone want to know this kind of mundane stuff? Just wondering.

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CUSTISRASTIS 3/16/2009 12:16PM

  I am not what you call computer handy at all and have some problems getting around. Which is why I have not kept up to date here, as well as I should. Since my initial weight loss of 20lbs, I have stalled. I am walking quite a bit, My overall health is better, but I want to lose another 25-30lbs. Get a real boost out of the comments, that are posted,
Regards
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POLYANASUNSHINE 3/16/2009 11:43AM

    Awesome feature.

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DDOORN 3/16/2009 11:27AM

    ...and away we GO! Looks like a great feature to stay tuned in to each other better!

It's great to see SparkPeople continuing to innovate!

Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

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TAZ675 3/16/2009 10:55AM

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    Thanks. emoticon

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New feature launching next week - Friend Feed

Tuesday, March 10, 2009



Hi everyone

We are launching a pretty big Community feature next week, a "Friend Feed" that shows the activity of all your friends in one place. Before the launch though we are going to make the "privacy settings" page for this feature available, so people can opt out of this feature if they would like.

You can click the link below to learn more about this new feature. Thanks!

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=1288

Dave H
SparkPeople.com

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FREEOAK1 3/16/2009 10:45AM

    I am only 4' 8" short and May of 2008 I weighed 237.7 pounds.

I just weighed myself and I now weigh 183.5 and I have this awesome
site, SP, to thank.

Tomorrow is going to be a bit tough with the corned beef,
Irish Wheat Bread, and cabbage and noodles, but I will
weigh my foods carefully and try to stay within the limits.

There is a lot of sodium in the corned beef even though I will be
boiling it.

I will be going in for major surgery in the recent future after
getting blessings from the cardiologist to have it done. So,
I've been checked by the surgeons, the radiologists, the
rheumatologist (a nephew of the late Art Carney) and they are
all so proud of my weight loss. Dr. Carney said, "You know you are
in the minority? You are losing weight slowly. You are doing it right.
It makes my skin crawl to hear a patient say they've lost 10 pounds
in two weeks or so.

I told the surgeon, himself, about SP the other day, and he is
very impressed.

So, thank you again for SP!

FreeOak


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LEEPFROG95 3/16/2009 8:32AM

    sounds really cool


are we going to be able to see who stops by our pages???

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EXOTICQUETZ 3/16/2009 12:12AM

  Very nice!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 3/15/2009 7:54AM

    cool!

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 3/14/2009 6:43PM

    This seems so much more convenient than jumping all over the place. I spend so much time going from page to page. Now I can get more done in less time! emoticon
Sounds Great!

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JANNIE1 3/14/2009 8:59AM

    It's kinda like my facebook wall. I like it!

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JOANW1 3/13/2009 8:54AM

  This sounds like a great idea in theory. We'll see how it works in reality. I sure like the sound of it.

Joan W1

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SHERI1969 3/12/2009 10:38PM

    That should be a great feature to have! You guys just keep coming up with great ideas!

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WHATTALOSER 3/11/2009 1:53PM

    Sounds great! Every day I visit each of my Friends' pages to see if they have updated and leave them notes. This will make it so much easier.

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LINSUARA 3/11/2009 2:33AM

    Thank you for all you do! It really makes a difference!
Linda

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KRISB44 3/10/2009 6:23PM

    About 3 years ago I was fortunate enough to have found this site, I lost 71 lbs but silly me did not continue the journey and did not take advantage of all of the great features that Sparkpeople provides. Needless to say I gained it all back, so here I am again and I will continue using this site for the support, the information and the incredible motivation that this site and all it's Experts and Members provide. Thank you Sparkguy and Team for creating this site for all us regular folks, for putting in your $$$, sweat and I am certain sometimes tears. You are an amazing group of people! emoticon

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PAULASTRAS 3/10/2009 5:53PM

    just love it thanks, updated my list easy to use.
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MISSYLYNN20071 3/10/2009 4:35PM

    this is a great way to get more people healthy and get the word out.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/10/2009 4:21PM

    This is going to be great, Thanks.

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JEANSHEP2 3/10/2009 3:58PM

    Super Improvement! Thanks for all the resources you provide us.

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BEEJAY49 3/10/2009 3:34PM

    I think it's a great idea! :)

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MARYANNE4403 3/10/2009 3:30PM

    thanks so much for all that you do for us emoticon

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BUBLEH 3/10/2009 3:03PM

    This is the emoticon Thank you so much for making this site free :)

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SASSY_QUEEN 3/10/2009 2:57PM

    i'm lovin it.

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TRECECOOKS 3/10/2009 2:25PM

    This is wonderful!! Now we won't need anything but SparkPeople!! Great addition!!

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TAZ675 3/10/2009 1:37PM

    Thanks!!

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SHANSHE 3/10/2009 1:10PM

    I have SOOoo been wanting this feature, THANKS again!

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NANCY-GIRL 3/10/2009 12:17PM

    emoticon addition! It looks very facebook. Very cool!! emoticon

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INSPIREDTOBEFIT 3/10/2009 12:16PM

    How fun! I'm very excited!

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COLEMANSR 3/10/2009 12:11PM

    Thanks, Can't wait to use. emoticon

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DAWNO64 3/10/2009 12:07PM

    Excellent feature!! Thanks, Spark Team!

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New SparkTeam Features

Tuesday, March 10, 2009



Hi everyone

We're very happy to announce some bigger changes to the SparkTeams page today. You'll notice some new tabs and features towards the top of the page:

1) The "New" tab shows new Announcements, Photos, Links, and Blogs
2) Announcements can be posted by SparkTeam Leaders. We encourage you to use this to tell your team about new challenges, new guidelines, or anything else. We hope in some instances you can use Announcements in place of sticky topics.
3) Photos can be added by ANY member of the Team! Others can also comment on photos.
4) Links can be added by ANY member of the Team. You can add links both to pages within SparkPeople as well as outside links. Members can then vote on if they liked links (to move them up the list) and also report if they feel a link doesn't belong on the Team. (Note to leaders, links you added to the Team in the past have been added to this new Links section.)
5) The blogs tab moved the old Blog section up the page. This shows all blog posts recently added by members of the Team.
6) We re-formatted the Huddle a bit to help everything fit on the page.

We hope you like these features and that they help your Team be more effective and communicate more! If you have any questions or comments please visit the Message Board topic linked below.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=3&imparent=14177274

  
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ALBERTAMW 3/31/2009 6:29PM

    Thanks! I will give it a go.

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SANDYTYLERTERRY 3/22/2009 9:08PM

    Thanks I will try it.
How do I delete a topic under a certain forum? The topic is team leader needed and I am now the team leader but I dont know how to get rid of the topic "looking for new team leader".

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PONYTROT 3/22/2009 7:07AM

    It is nice to see new features, but how do you get rid of the Status if you don't want it on your Spark Page? I couldn't find any way to delete this section. Thanks.

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TAYLORTOT 3/21/2009 11:00AM

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MAIZEY 3/19/2009 9:38AM

    Thanks! Great improvements and additions! Maizey

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SOILSAVER 3/12/2009 10:11AM

    Nice. emoticon

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VHASKEW36 3/11/2009 8:49PM

    I like it too, can't wait to go try out some of the features....like the photoes. Thanks guys. god bless, Ginny (Sweet Home Ala.)(Christian Living 4-- 100 Sparkpoint daily Challenge and Fit for Christ , Children with Prents of Dementia

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KITTIKATKITTY 3/11/2009 3:31PM

    I like it. My team has a challenge and we needed that photo section. It was like you was reading our mind. Great job!!!1

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RD03875 3/11/2009 3:02PM

    I am one that does not like the new look/layout of the team pages. I wish we had an option to have it the way we like it.

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LEE907 3/11/2009 12:05AM

    Thanks for taking time to always try improving things for all of us.
Your the best!

Lee

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LUNACELTA 3/10/2009 11:25PM

    Thanks a lot for all the wonderful things you do for us!!!

Luna

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JOSLINDA 3/10/2009 11:12PM

    Wonderful!! I just love SparksPeople.. Thank you so much for doing this!!

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FOREVERFIT79 3/10/2009 10:58PM

    Will check it out but I want to take a moment and thank you for all you do to make this web site emoticon

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FIT4LIFER1 3/10/2009 10:33PM

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BEGONIA63 3/10/2009 10:30PM

    Can you tell me how to get the little icons that track your progress to put at the bottom of my posts? They show how many pounds lost and the goals.

Thanks!!


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HOTTIEMAMA1234 3/10/2009 10:11PM

    thank you.....smooches

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KUROSMOM 3/10/2009 10:07PM

    Terrific! Thank you!

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TURTLE4CHRIST 3/10/2009 9:53PM

  Thank you SparkPeople.

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POLYANASUNSHINE 3/10/2009 9:42PM

    emoticon Thanks so much

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DENISEZAKIYA 3/10/2009 9:41PM

    Exciting! Thanks for the new tools!

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TALLIE52 3/10/2009 9:34PM

    Thank you so much for what you do. I'm still learning to navigate around this site but I already love it . I think its' super. emoticon

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RJGOEBEL 3/10/2009 9:19PM

    Thank you so much for what you do I am so glad that I found your site just in the little time that I have used it I love it. thank you again for everything that you do for the lost one. emoticon emoticon

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JAKBUR2 3/10/2009 9:12PM

    Thanks for everything that Spark People does for all of us.

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LACEEJO11 3/10/2009 9:01PM

    It just keeps gettin' better!! THANK YOU!!! LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIE0215 3/10/2009 9:01PM

    This has always been a great site, now it's even better.
Thank You for all the improvements. emoticon

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ROSESOFLOVE 3/10/2009 8:49PM

    Thank you....I am really glad I have your site!! emoticon

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SHOULDBEFIT 3/10/2009 8:43PM

  Thanks for making a great sight even better emoticon

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BETTERMYSELF09 3/10/2009 8:42PM

    I have feel in love with this website...I love the new improvements..keep up the good job

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SENORAHACHE 3/10/2009 8:38PM

    I LOVE all of the ways that you guys are improving the site! These all sound great, and I love being able to do a daily nutrition report, and import foods from other members on the food search page. An already awesome resource is becoming an even more effective tool to help us become the best us!

Thanks Dave! emoticon

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GRANDMA442 3/10/2009 8:36PM

    Good Job! It works! emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/10/2009 8:12PM

    Thanks for all y'all have done! emoticon

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MRS.POOLE1 3/10/2009 8:08PM

    THANKS FOR THE UPGRADE!!! emoticon

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AMHISPRINCESS 3/10/2009 7:26PM

    FANTASTIC...This is a wonderful site.. Now I just have to keep working on me.. Thanks for all you do..

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SWEETCAKES527 3/10/2009 7:25PM

    THIS IS SO GREAT, FOR EVERYONE AT SP.THANK YOU emoticon

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CHERIE55 3/10/2009 7:25PM

    I really like having the blogs listed at the top! It makes them a lot easier to access! Thank You!

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GLORILEE 3/10/2009 7:15PM

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MOLLYJUNIPER 3/10/2009 7:01PM

    Always looking to improve! This site is awesome! emoticon

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IRENEAZ 3/10/2009 6:44PM

    This is a great feature and we thank you. emoticon

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DENISEJMARTIN07 3/10/2009 6:36PM

    I am very new to sparks and I am here to tell you I have an awesome time ever time I log on. The way it is set up makes me want to get up in the morning just to check my e-mail. It has also made loosing weight more fun too ...THAN YOU SPARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DENISEJMARTIN07

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CUSTISRASTIS 3/10/2009 6:34PM

  I stalled on my weight loss, and found that I was not eating right. Thanks to one of your bullitens I got back on the right track and am down another 2lbs
thank you

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SEESALLYRUN 3/10/2009 6:32PM

    Thank you Spark People. emoticon

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ROLOHA 3/10/2009 6:24PM

    Awesome new look and features! Thanks so much!

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TARAH237 3/10/2009 6:15PM

    I wish you could hear me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE SPARK PEOPLE Website. you all are AWESOME.
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GREENAPPLE7 3/10/2009 6:14PM

  emoticon I like it .

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BRITTANY_22 3/10/2009 5:44PM

    wooohooo this is exciting :)

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BOBBI97 3/10/2009 5:41PM

    Thank You!

You all keep doing what you guys do and it is so awesome it's different and better!

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MSTRISHYNBS101 3/10/2009 5:34PM

    thank you for the consistent effort to make sparkpeople better each and every day. I look forward to logging in, reading the articles, logging my cardio, strength and food intake each day. All the quotes and blogs are very helpful to keep me striving to be my best and pursue all my goals and stick through the not so good days too!

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SparkPeople Application for iPhone and iPod touch

Thursday, March 05, 2009



SparkPeople is proud to announce that we now have a FREE application available that runs on iPhone and iPod touch devices! If you own an iPhone or iPod touch, then you can download SparkPeople's application, the iPhone Food & Fitness Tracker, to stay on track when you're on the go!

For iPhone & iPod touch Owners
Our first application has the basics—our food tracker plus "QuickTrack" for fitness and water consumption—but we will be adding many more features soon. Best of all, the application automatically synchronizes with your SparkPeople.com account. You can download our application from iTunes for your iPhone or iPod touch. To learn more about our application (and get a link to download it for free), read this full article.

If You Don't Have an iPhone
Even if you don't have an iPhone or iPod touch, we bet you know somebody who does! We'd love for you to help us spread the word to that iPhone and iPod touch users can use their device in conjunction with SparkPeople! And be sure to tell your friends what you like about SparkPeople. Finally, if you have another type of cell phone that can browse the Internet, you can use a mobile version of our site. Click here to learn more about SparkPeople Mobile.

We hope our iPhone and iPod touch users will enjoy using this application, and that our helpful and supportive members will continue to Spread the Spark to tell even more people about SparkPeople—and our free iPhone application, too!

  
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LITZPARK 4/2/2013 9:39AM

  Why isn't it free? It was free for my Blackberry torch but not for ipad or ipod

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SMILINLDY1 5/14/2012 10:25AM

  It would be helpful to have this app turn so it can be used widescreen. Thank you.

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ZBMORGAN 4/7/2012 8:06AM

    Trying this for my iPad, but cannot enter a period in the nutrition tracker! I need that to enter .5 cups of anything....any mods?


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HQUADS4 1/14/2012 11:50PM

  Would love to have this app for my android tablet. Can you please make an app that works for all android devices?!

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JAKOTAMJ 7/16/2011 2:28PM

    My iPod touch is 2nd gen and it won't let me use the SP app. I'm having to shut off mu iPhone because we are pinching all the pennies we can. Not sure how this is gonna work for me because I'm so dependent on the app but, I'll figure out something! :)

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MIRALE 3/26/2011 10:32AM

  I am confused. Are there two separate apps for SP? I have an iPhone but it seems that even though I have sent my info to "mobile"I only seem to be getting a version that doesn't apply to mobile. Is there some way to combine both?

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THEMIGHTYLEX 1/4/2011 3:26PM

    I use the SparkPeople app every day! it's a great way to keep track while on the go and not forget those fitness minutes.

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PARTZMAN09 1/10/2010 10:25PM

  can i link my ipod app to the website?

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KTIGGER 12/21/2009 9:12AM

    OMG I just got my Ipod Touch for Christmas early. My hubby couldn't wait for me to open. I was so shocked when browsing Itunes for apps that I found my loving SP!

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JANIETEE 11/2/2009 3:40AM

  When can we have the grocery list download on the ipod touch? To try to print the grocery list does not work well with printer - formatting is off. So would be very convenient to have on ipod.
thanks

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DAVIDHI11S 10/27/2009 5:03PM

  Google Android Phones are now becoming very popular so an App for them would great.

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ERINLASH78 9/20/2009 9:51PM

    I've been trying to find out if I could get access to the full site from my Palm Treo, but no luck. If there was an app for Blackberry it would also work on my phone. ANy chance this is happening soon?

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ERINLASH78 9/20/2009 9:51PM

    I've been trying to find out if I could get access to the full site from my Palm Treo, but no luck. If there was an app for Blackberry it would also work on my phone. ANy chance this is happening soon?

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UTAKOMOMO 9/19/2009 9:46AM

    I'd like to add that I'd also love to have the application on my blackberry! ^__^

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CAROLBEE59 9/11/2009 2:16PM

    Please tell me how to stop the notifications that come to my cell phone. I don't have an iPhone, I own the iTouch and I absolutely love the new application. I made the mistake of authorizing push notifications to my cell phone and I don't want to have to pay for a lot of text messages. I also would love the app to work off line since I work in an environment that has secured wifi...PLease help. Thanks emoticon

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CSWALKER11 9/7/2009 11:17PM

    I agree we need an App for the Blackberry!!!! Please please please!!!

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CSWALKER11 9/7/2009 11:17PM

    I agree we need an App for the Blackberry!!!! Please please please!!!

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CSWALKER11 9/7/2009 11:17PM

    I agree we need an App for the Blackberry!!!! Please please please!!!

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FOODCRAFTLIFE 9/5/2009 1:17PM

    I have one big gripe about the app. As an iPod Touch user, I'm not always online which means unless I'm on a wifi network, the app is unusable. Surely there is a way to make the app work offline and then sync? I have several other applications that work this way and it's really handy.

Is this a feature you plan on adding? If not, the app is worthless 90% of the time.

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NOLAMIKE 7/29/2009 7:28PM

  yay, now I don't need iFitness AND Livestrong! I just downloaded it; I hope it works well!!!!! thanks Sparkpeople!

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JILLIEBEANIE 7/2/2009 9:55AM

    Great idea! I too wish there was one for RIM/BlackBerry or even the mobile site. I don't go anywhere with out my BlackBerry!

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PINKPOLISH25 5/27/2009 9:45AM

    ...or at LEAST have someone optimize your website for mobile web?

m.sparkpeople.com? :)



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PINKPOLISH25 5/27/2009 9:43AM

    Can you please please please please PLEASE connect with RIM and make a Spark BlackBerry app? PLEASE?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!? emoticon

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CSCMARTIN 5/18/2009 12:59PM

    Great concept! I use my iphone for everything. The program locks a lot hopefully someone is looking into that.

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STILLTRYING 4/13/2009 2:07PM

    This applicattion sounds wonderful but I don't have an iPod phone so it's a little frustrating. I am also a Canadian so there are alot of great things that I keep hearing about but can't use ie. contests, features on the web page, etc. It would be nice if I could take advantage of some of these things instead of just reading about them!

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SABLEGRL 3/21/2009 11:32AM

    I just added link to my phone, this is tooo cool.
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GLORILEE 3/17/2009 7:00PM

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KALH7338 3/16/2009 10:37PM

    Love it.....I remember when I suggested it on the site a while ago. I'm anticipating checking it out.

Monique

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ROSEGARDEN6 3/15/2009 1:06AM

  Cool! Thanks!

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CDELIGHT 3/14/2009 11:30PM

    thank you very much! I had hoped for something like this. My iphone is plenty useful but now it can be life supporting!
CC

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SPARKLINGHOPE 3/14/2009 5:11PM

    This is awesome news but how about supplying/finding a way I can use my Walkman Fitness phone choice (Sony Ericcson ). I can use it to even count my steps etc so that would be great but I can with some difficulty login to my spark account anyway.......

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BATCHEK 3/14/2009 11:09AM

    Awesome!!!!!

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BDTHOM 3/13/2009 6:49PM

    Cool. I often use my iPod to connect with SparkPeople. I expect this application will be better then using the browser.

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NCNTADA 3/13/2009 12:22PM

    I'm so glad it's free. Tight budget you know?

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DAWNOPFER 3/12/2009 9:44PM

    That's awesome, now, how about an app for windows mobile?

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AGUSIA_ 3/12/2009 11:23AM

    I will be downloading this the first chance I get a WiFi connection with my iTouch! Thank you! emoticon

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SAPHIRACAT 3/11/2009 8:54AM

    I echo the same sentiment: I've been waiting for this! Thank you for coming out with the iPod Touch app! This will make my life switch just a little bit easier.

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PANDYJAN 3/11/2009 7:19AM

    I love this app and it is soooo easy to use! what a snap! thank you for it being free also

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EMCCULLOCK 3/11/2009 7:12AM

  Oh hey thats great! ... But what about us Crackberry addicts? emoticon

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BEESUTH 3/11/2009 1:39AM

    Yaaaaaay! Been waiting for this!!!

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SHASHIREKHA 3/11/2009 1:34AM

  Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you.

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FR332BME 3/10/2009 11:34PM

    Thank you!!!

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BMCGRAW 3/10/2009 10:09PM

    WaaHooo!!! I've been waiting for this!! Thank you, SP!

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JENG6R 3/10/2009 9:38PM

    Great addition, but I agree, I'd love to see it for Palm too. Please??!! emoticon

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ANDILU 3/10/2009 9:14PM

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!
Thank you soooooooooooo much!!!
I am always so sad to not have much access to spark while away from home.
So excited!! emoticon

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HARLEY511 3/10/2009 8:42PM

    Great news, but I just received a new Palm TX. Will there ever be an application for this product?

Love this site!

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COACHGIA 3/10/2009 8:17PM

    Just downloaded the app, it's like having Sparkpeople right in your hand at your finger tips! LOL I joined Spark iPhone Food & Fitness Application Users http://teams.sparkpeople.com/iphone




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**PRICELESS** 3/10/2009 7:25PM

    Whoop Whoop! I just got an iPod Touch! LOVE the Pedometer app (it's free) and am now excited to hook up w/ SP on there too!

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MOFUNN 3/10/2009 7:18PM

    I don' have an iphone yet but I think that it's a fantastic idea emoticon

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SWEETCAKES527 3/10/2009 7:08PM

    WELL I NEED AN IPHONE OR AN IPOD. SOMETHING I CAN GET MYSELF AS A REWARD.

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New Feature: Nutrition Feedback offers Specific Tips to Reach Your Goals!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009



Hi everyone-
We're excited to tell you about a great new feature on SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker. It's called Nutrition Feedback. Basically, when you're done tracking your food for the day, you can now see a special Nutrition Feedback page that shows you which nutrition goals you met, went under and went over. If you go over or under on a nutrient, you'll get a tip (which rotates so you'll always get new information over time) to help you get back into your goal range. Currently, the Nutrition Feedback page features tips and information on 15 of the most commonly tracked nutrients, but we hope to add more over time.

Please check out this Tutorial Video, which shows you exactly how to use this brand new feature and get even more out of your Nutrition Tracker.

To see the video, click here: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1278

We hope you enjoy using your Nutrition Feedback page, and that it will help you learn more about your diet and how to reach your goals.

Coach Nicole

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHERI1969 3/16/2009 11:13PM

    I think they are great. I love the status...it's like Facebook. And the friendfeed keeps you informed of where your friends are and how they are doing!

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TEMP-TEACHER 3/13/2009 10:16PM

    I really like the Nutrition Feedback. It takes all the work out of trying to figure out where I need to improve my diet.

I also love the Spell Check included with the blogs. emoticon

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KPARSON 3/11/2009 12:06AM

    I really like this feature. I find it very helpful to my meal planning. emoticon

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LKPBUTTERFLY 3/10/2009 11:10PM

    I love this feature and will be using it daily! Thanks so very much for all you do to help us be healthier. emoticon emoticon

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MISSGSNONA 3/10/2009 5:23PM

  I love this - one of my complaints with many diet programs is that they don't really show the nutrients you are getting or give a breakdown of carbs, fat and protein - what a great job you are doing!!! Thank you.

Now a comment - I am relatively new to the site and have trouble finding where to go to track my weight and then I would like to set up a graph or chart to show my progress but not sure how to do it.

Again, thanks for the help.

Mary emoticon

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QUEENLATIFA 3/10/2009 2:59PM

    I am surprised at how helpful this new feature has been for me. The nutrition tracker showed me the numbers but this feature tells me why it is important to stay within the parameters. Thank you for such a great new addition to an already awesome site.
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HAPPYTOSTART 3/10/2009 1:33PM

    I really like this new information feedback. It helps more than anything else to see just how I am doing. THANKS so very much for all you do for all of us. emoticon

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CMTH08 3/10/2009 1:31PM

    I see that the comments are overwhelming positive about this feature.
I'm really surprised - I found it next to useless. The tips were pretty obvious and did not seem to rotate at all over the period I used this feature. Plus, at least one tip made poor assumptions - one day I was over on Carbs due to more fruit eating than usual and the tip authomatically assumed pasta was the cause. I didn't have any pasta that day!!!

I love the Nutition Tracker but I think I'll give this part of it a pass from now on.

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CONIFER 3/10/2009 1:20PM

    I love this new feature. It makes it like a puzzle... fitting in foods for the day that complete your "nutrition puzzle". It really motivates me.

Conifer

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FREEOAK1 3/10/2009 11:00AM

    As always, I have to say, "This site is awesome!" I tell everyone about it.

I just came home from my Rheumatologist and he was so filled with
compliments about my success with Spark People. He claimed he
was so proud of how I am losing weight the "PROPER!" way.

I have left your calling cards with each of our Drs and their
staff.

As another poster before me stated, "it just gets better and better."

Thanks again emoticon

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BUBLEH 3/6/2009 6:48AM

    QUESTION! - In the video on your nutrition page it shows that you track your fruits & veggies beside where we track our water but I dont have that!! Did I miss something??

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WINDORX 3/3/2009 4:57PM

    I love this feature. It inspires me to keep within my specified range and I look forward to checking it at the end of the day to see I made it. I was startled to learn I don't get enough protein and get too much calcium. Knowing this encouraged me to research articles within SP to correct it. I'd like to see a feature that would tell me if I consume the correct amount of fruits and vegetables each day.

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102654 3/2/2009 2:11AM

    Really enjoyed this, I try to keep with this. Blessings, Diana

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KITKAT1982 2/28/2009 5:40PM

    Great feature, I use it daily.

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JACKIE4019 2/28/2009 11:08AM

    I love this feature. I add my food in advance and it helps me tweak it till I meet all my goals without going over. Thanks Spark People.

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FERRET-EYES 2/26/2009 11:25PM

    Your site just continues to get better and better. I am amazed and so grateful.
I think that I forgot to thank you at the beginning of the year. so...
THANK YOU. I will continue to spread the word. There are so many people who have benefited from your vision. VERY sincerely, Ferret.

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THINKINGTHIN9 2/24/2009 10:17PM

  I haven't been a member of sparkpeople very long, and I am so glad I found you!! I love using the nutritional tracker! It has helped me so much, and now with this new feature, all I can say is WOW!!!!! YOu guys are the greatest ,thank you so much for being a part of my life!

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CATHYMVE 2/23/2009 12:18AM

    This is a great new tool Spark Guy ... Thank you . You are the best. this sight is the best ! Other sights do not even come close to being this Great ~ And they charge !!!! And SP just keeps getting better !! I love SP~ it is such a big part of my life!

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JKHOWE 2/23/2009 12:09AM

    I just noticed this feature the other day, and I really like it! Once again, great job SparkPeople! emoticon

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PAINTER41 2/22/2009 9:26AM

    All the programs I have ever been on and none of them ever gave out the valuable information like the SP. I use it every day and it makes me Know I will be successful Thanks SP

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LNDPMD 2/21/2009 10:12PM

    I really like this feature. It helps me to see how well I am doing with planning out my meals. I am really amazed with this whole program. The fact that it is free just blows my mind. I love this. Thank you for this.

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MARTINIGAL413 2/21/2009 8:44PM

    Wow! Very cool feature. Makes me want to start tracking my food again!

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MARYANNE4403 2/20/2009 9:12PM

    i LOVE using this new feature, thanks so much

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JOURNEYINGJEM1 2/20/2009 7:55PM

    this new feature will definatly help with healthy eating.

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RLOVELIE 2/20/2009 6:35PM

    Really like this feature, it breaks down in an easy to understand and view approach to review how well you did or supplies the suggestions on how to make your next choices better. I like the solutions based approached. Great job and keep up with the great work !!!!!

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CHOCMOM 2/20/2009 4:18PM

  This is awesome. You folks are the best! emoticon

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JMURTAUGH 2/19/2009 10:29AM

    Thank-you I used it last night and will continue to use this great new addition to SP.

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2009GETINLINE 2/19/2009 10:21AM

    Thank You. This is great on tracking nutrients for the day and how I can improve my eating.

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WATOGA17 2/19/2009 6:21AM

    This will be an incredible resource! Thank you so much.

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STARTSPARKING 2/19/2009 5:41AM

    SparkPeople keeps getting better. Thank you! emoticon

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LINSUARA 2/19/2009 1:48AM

    I really like it because it helps me understand how to change things. The video and the new tracker is really good! Thanks!
Linda

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REKHAKAKR 2/19/2009 12:57AM

    this is so good to have complete analysis of nutrion. emoticon

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JENIFIREHARP 2/18/2009 9:21PM

    COOL!!! Thank You!!!

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PIXIEMOMMA 2/18/2009 7:36PM

    so great !!!you really think of us always making this better

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LHLADY517 2/18/2009 6:35PM

    I just checked it out and I absolutely love it. Thanks so very much. You just keep making this site better and better.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/18/2009 6:10PM

    Fantastic!

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POLYANASUNSHINE 2/18/2009 5:46PM

    This is going to be fantastic. Thanks. emoticon

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TELERIE 2/18/2009 5:16PM

    Fantastic feedback! Thank you so much, Spark People - you keep on impressing me! emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 2/18/2009 4:18PM

    Thank you, Coach Nicole and SP!!! You are always working on keeping this site up-to-date and ever improving!

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TZH4145 2/18/2009 4:00PM

    Great idea!!! emoticon emoticon

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BEEJAY49 2/18/2009 3:46PM

    Awesome idea! Thank you!

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COOLMAMA11 2/18/2009 3:07PM

    Wow you guys are making this site better and better all the time. I am so happy with this feature, it will give me a better idea on how to plan my meals out so they are balanced. Thank you !

Elaine

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OSTUFFNFLUFF 2/18/2009 2:48PM

    This is wonderful! This is going to be the motivation I need to track my food everyday. Thank you!

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FRANNIEDID 2/18/2009 1:43PM

    I just found this, I thought it had been there and I just didn't see it. It is really great, I looked at my nutrition for yesterday and the info was very helpful, especially as I am on a serious health kick. I want to get as healthy, beyond just weight and fitness as I can. This is really a great feature!

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TAZ675 2/18/2009 1:34PM

    That's great!! Thanks!

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CAROLJ35 2/18/2009 1:27PM

    emoticonSounds like a wonderful idea. SP is always adding very helpful things. Thanks so much!!!

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TXLADYJAN 2/18/2009 1:25PM

    Great idea!!

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BLUESKY104 2/18/2009 1:16PM

    Thanks for this emoticon

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KEHWIE 2/18/2009 1:04PM

    I think this is my favorite new feature EVER!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!

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RD03875 2/18/2009 1:03PM

    I've already checked it out, neat idea. Thanks!

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