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New and Improved Meal Plans!

Monday, December 28, 2009



We know that our members rely on the SparkPeople meal plans to learn how to eat better and stay within their calorie and nutrient ranges, and when you told us about improvements you'd like to see, we listened!

Today, we added new and improved meal plans to the site! As always, you can find meal plans by viewing your Nutrition Tracker. If you turned off your meal plans in the past, you'll have to click the button that says "Show Meal Plans" in order to see them. Here are some of the improvements you will notice:

  • An overall improvement in the quality and variety of the meals

  • Meals that better match up with our nutrition recommendations for carbohydrates, protein and fat. In the past, some of our meal plans were a little higher in carbs and lower in protein than we'd like. Our recommendations (50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat) haven't changed, but our new meal plans have been updated to better fit these requirements.

  • Directions for preparing meals. When we thought it wasn't clear how to prepare the foods listed in a meal, we added some short instructions, sort of like a mini recipe. Simply scroll over the word "Directions" next to the meal name (when applicable; not all meals will have directions) to learn how to cook or combine the foods into a meal.


If you have your meal plans turned on, you'll start seeing these new meal plans and directions the next time you view a new day or meal. This may sound confusing, so here's a short way to explain it: When you look at a day or grocery list that you have not looked at before, you will see new meal plans there.

We hope you enjoy these upgrades to our meal plans!
  
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BELLYWOMAN 4/26/2011 6:54PM

    Where are the meal plans?

I would like to be able to mix and match. Also, I would like to be able to plan my meals several days in advance in order to incorporate them into regular meals for the rest of my family.

We need something that is like a Chinese menu one from Column A and two from Column B!

This is such a great web site that I have faith in something like this working out.

The Nutrition Tracker is great! I could not make my appointment today so, I downloaded the past week and sent it as an attachment to my nutritionist!





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CMLAUGH 2/22/2010 10:44PM

  If a checklist of foods that I actually eat was incorporated into meal plans prior to the suggestions I might use them. But I know that is too much programming for individuality.

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JUNIE77 2/11/2010 1:26AM

    Why can't I look at a bunch of meal plans? Why can I only see the one that shows up on my page for that day? What if that's not what I want to eat that day?

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BELINDA0702 1/28/2010 10:59AM

  I would also like to know about making my own meal plans. Maybe I just don't know what I doing yet. If there is a way can someone please help me.

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KSHAGGY 1/23/2010 12:38PM

    Is there a way to do your own meal planning? Where you can select receipes or your own and plan for the week? I would find that helpful.

Thanks so much.

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LAMEREMUSICALE 1/23/2010 9:28AM

    I thought that meal plans *were* customizable, so I'm nto sure why people are saying that they want that feature. I remember checking a box for no dairy...

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AHEALTHIERME9 1/20/2010 8:46AM

    I like the updated menu! It puts a "fresh" spin on the meal planning!

Thank you :)

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SLIMMERKIWI 1/19/2010 4:02AM

    I really like the recipe plan for those who are challenged in that department.

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FISHINGLADY66 1/18/2010 11:15AM

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SEVENKITTY 1/13/2010 12:37PM

  Thanks for a great blog!

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KEKIBONE7 1/13/2010 12:28PM

  I wish you had menus specifically for diabetics so it isn't so hard for us to come up with things on our own.

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DARIOT 1/13/2010 6:48AM

    Thanks for the efforts that have been made on this. But I still have to keep entering my own meal plans as I have an intolerance to several of the common items (particularly peanut butter).

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SWEETROLLER 1/11/2010 10:54PM

    Thank you for the meal plans,and all the help you give us. emoticon

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NICHOL4 1/11/2010 4:48PM

  I like the idea of meal plans, but like some others who have posted previously, I am lactose intolerant and would love to see an option to customize the meal plans to eliminate dairy products. Thanks.

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CUTELADYV 1/11/2010 12:40PM

    Awesome!

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CUTELADYV 1/11/2010 12:40PM

    Awesome!

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TMARSHA2 1/10/2010 8:52PM

    Thank you so much for these meal plans. I couldn't have made any progress without you... emoticon

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EYEWILLLOSE 1/9/2010 9:26AM

    I like the new meals, but yet would like it a little easier to find some of the other things that I frequently use and would like to be able to save them to the regular list of foods to make them easier to find in the future. Thanks for the great ideas though!!!!!

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KITTYKATGRL 1/9/2010 8:55AM

    Thank you!

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FIRSTFERRET 1/8/2010 12:35AM

    There are a lot of people on Spark with Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance - including me - it is very difficult to adjust any of the meal plans for this. Also very cumbersome to enter one's own, but I'm working on it. :) Someday Spark will offer a gluten-free option. Thanks for being here for all of us!

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EBLOOMING 1/7/2010 1:04PM

    Thank you...I will check this out. Elaine emoticon

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SUNSHINE150 1/6/2010 1:36AM

    Thank you so much for the new meal plans. I love them!!
They really do give a lot more choices!!
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I LOVE Spark People!!!
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AWATSON05 1/5/2010 1:01PM

    I love the idea of meal plans, but I am such a picky eater and on a very tight budget that it doesn't seem to be the best choice for me.

It's good to know that you are constantly improving/changing things to keep it up to date!

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BOTECCHIA 1/4/2010 12:03PM

  The meal plans have been invaluable in helping me to learn how to eat healthier. I am pleased with the new changes and really enjoy the addition of chef Meg's remakes also. It was time consuming in the begining to make the adjustment to using the meal planner and nutrition tracker but it is paying off and I notice that the more I do it the easier it seems to get, the less time it takes and I beleive I am at a point now that it actually saves me time! Thanks. Now if I can just stay consistent when I'm away from my computer I'll be fine lol.

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SHEENADEE 1/3/2010 11:58PM

    Thank you!

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FTLAUDMOM 1/3/2010 11:10PM

    I am soooooo happy to see new meal plans - thank you for a wonderful site

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CHICARELLA 1/3/2010 10:18PM

    Gonna check those out!

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AUTUMNWINDS 1/3/2010 10:01PM

    I like the updates, but I am a vegetarian and lactose intolerant-therefore Vegan.
Could you please work on adding Vegan meals to the meal plans? (Maybe as a no dairy option) Thanks!

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TMARSHA2 1/3/2010 9:44PM

    Thank you so much. I was so grateful for the "old" plans. Can't wait for the new ones!! emoticon

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REINOVPH 1/3/2010 1:56PM

    Thank you for this!


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PAM1864 1/3/2010 12:10PM

    Thanks for the update.I rely on the SparkPeople meal plans.I am going to stick to it. Adding more fruits and increase my water intake. emoticon

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MOMMYOF_6 1/3/2010 9:59AM

    I noticed the differences and am very excited to continue on this journey.

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CBELL1973 1/3/2010 7:49AM

    I'm not sure if I'm the only one experiencing this bug, but the newer foods that were added didn't transfer over to my printable grocery list.

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KIM-YO 1/2/2010 6:38PM

    Thanks

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EGRAMMY 1/2/2010 12:31PM

    Appreciate you are always updating for the good of the Sparkers.

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PRIMALMICHAEL 1/2/2010 2:29AM

    I have not used Spark's meal plans. I may give them a try in the near future. I'm always looking for new ideas and finding new favorite dishes. Thanks for giving me another opportunity!

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FOREST727 1/1/2010 6:17PM

  Happy New Year to all. I am looking forward to 2010. I received a Wii Fit Plus for Christmas and I think it will be a great tool for getting fit, which I need to do.

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STARSHINE119 1/1/2010 3:52PM

    I'd love to see gluten free and dairy free options as I am not supposed to have either. So have to customize everything. I love that I can find gluten free recipes on spark people!

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DIDITN98 1/1/2010 12:07PM

  I am a natural born and raised redneck. My diet must be basic southern country with some cajun receipes. Any kind of high brow name turns me off. I have never had one of those prize winning haute gras dishes that was satisfying, adventursome but not satisfying. Are those dishes the only way to lose weight and be healthy ?
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SPARKEE 12/31/2009 11:43PM

    THANKS!

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SHAY72 12/31/2009 10:06PM

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VEGANSLAVE 12/31/2009 5:04PM

  I second the comment about a no-dairy option. For those of us like myself who happen to be lactose intolerant and/or vegan, it's difficult to have to always replace the cheese/milk/yogurt options with non-dairy alternatives. Cheese alternatives especially are often less than appetizing. I and probably many other lactose intolerant and/or vegan individuals will probably have to stick to creating our own menus.

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LEONALIONESS 12/31/2009 4:27PM

    Nice.

Darn, though, still no options to turn off dairy that I can find. Having the no-egg/no meat options are nice but there are a heck of a lot of vegans on Spark (and lactose intolerant/dairy allergic people) who'd benefit from a dairy-free option. It's really not necessary to have dairy in your diet and all the no-egg, no meat meals have copious amounts of dairy.

I'll stick with my custom stuff. The tracker works really well for all my odd foods. Heh.
The updates are certainly nice, though, and I hope they help a lot of people. :)

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SILVERFOX13 12/31/2009 2:43PM

    This is great! I never could really figure out the other plan. Thanks for the update. emoticon

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SBOYER1949 12/31/2009 2:02PM

    Change is good. Pass the word

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JENNIFERP23 12/31/2009 10:31AM

    Hard to make the changes. But I do not drink coffee at all. Never have. What are the alternatives.

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LIVINGONMYTERMS 12/30/2009 10:38PM

    Awesome, thank you very much! I am glad to see less beans and rice, you guys are great!

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AUDSHEALTH 12/30/2009 8:51PM

    That sounds great. Can't wait to check them out. emoticon

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We're Just Days Away from the Launch of The Spark!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Are you as excited as we are?

  
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SOFREKENCUTE 8/2/2010 11:35PM

    It is hard to read the book and b on the web site at the same time i miss sum points because i am reading the book but it is a good book emoticon

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BFMONICA 1/20/2010 1:16AM

    I just ordered my copy.

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FATGIRLFATTY 1/8/2010 3:54PM

  This is the boost I needed. My book should be on my porch when i get home. Thanks emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA6105 1/3/2010 3:49PM

    Got the book love it so far!!!

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LACEEJO11 12/31/2009 5:23PM

   

I am thrilled beyond belief to be a part of all this site has to offer! I will be getting this book soon!! Thank you all so very much for all you do for us!! GOD BLESS YOU!! Love & Hugs, LaceEjo11

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LOSE4BRI9802 12/30/2009 1:30PM

    Due to finances, I was unable to preorder the book but I am planning on ordering it in the days to come!

Thanks to Chris for creating this site and allowing people to learn so much without having to pay!!

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BDRFLI 12/29/2009 6:24AM

    I'm ready!

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LIZZIE13 12/28/2009 8:01PM

    am waiting for my book to arrive as well

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LIZZIE13 12/28/2009 8:01PM

    am waiting for my book to arrive as well

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ROYALTY1022 12/27/2009 8:45PM

    I'm so excited and I can't wait to receive my book! Thank you emoticon

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2LABS2LOVE 12/27/2009 12:43PM

    I could not be more thrilled to be a part of Spark! Can't wait for my copy to arrive and I will be checking the Best Seller list for our name!~ emoticon

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JENZ007 12/26/2009 10:11PM

    A great job so well done... It is amazing... thanks to SP team specially Mr. Chris .. Wishing you More power and blessings to come your way... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANNEROUSSEAU 12/26/2009 8:22AM

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GIVEUP30 12/24/2009 3:27PM

    CHRIS YOU ARE THE MOST WONDERFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD FOR DOING THIS FOR ALL OF US. THERE ISN'T A BETTER PLACE TO COME TO TO FIND SO MUCH HELP ON THE DAY TO DAY LIFE FROM DIETING AND JUST HLEPING OTHEERS. NOW WE CAN SIT AND RELAX ENJOY SPARKS BOOK. YOUR VIDEO MAKES ME WISH I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONE TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REVIEW IT BEFORE IT CAME OUT...THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART CHRIS. GOD BLESS YOU! emoticon

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 12/24/2009 2:38AM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Chris and the team
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MEYLOSE 12/23/2009 11:42PM

    I'm thrilled, it is the last item on my Christmas list and I'm positive it is worth the wait.

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LINDA6105 12/23/2009 10:01PM

    I'm excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NASCAR_CHICK 12/23/2009 8:32PM

    Anxiously awaiting my pre-ordered copy... Thanks for writing it!!!

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HAPPYMOM8 12/23/2009 5:43PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I too am waiting anxiously! Pat

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KRAFTYONE1 12/23/2009 5:07PM

    emoticon Can hardly wait!

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ROSIE777 12/23/2009 2:03PM

    Thank you so much . . .the book is my Merry Christmas resent. emoticon

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CARLARCO 12/23/2009 1:26PM

  I can't wait!

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CHEROKEE1946 12/23/2009 12:23PM

    I am so happy and can't wait to get my pre ordered copy so I can sit down and read. You are doing such a wonderful thing for so many people Chris. Thank You

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*MADHU* 12/23/2009 11:52AM

    I am just as excited emoticon emoticon

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LEEPFROG95 12/23/2009 10:32AM

    wooohoooo the book is a present to me...the best kind I know what I am getting !!!!

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MESSENE 12/23/2009 7:11AM

    I'll be getting my copy soon! emoticon emoticon

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TLGRNT 12/23/2009 12:01AM

  I can not wait to get the book.

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NELLIEBLUE 12/22/2009 11:12PM

    I am very excited about this book and will be glad to receive it.

Thank you for all the hours you have put in to make the Spark, book and site a success.

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TSEWARD 12/22/2009 10:48PM

    Can't wait! the inspiration is in the people, and I can't wait to have so many experiences and support to carry with me anywhere!

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TSEWARD 12/22/2009 10:48PM

    Can't wait! the inspiration is in the people, and I can't wait to have so many experiences and support to carry with me anywhere!

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WANNABTHIN53 12/22/2009 9:29PM

    I'm so excited, I can't wait to get my copy of The Spark.

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/22/2009 2:45PM

    I have been looking forward to the 29th since the first moment it could be pre-ordered. Yes, I am excited. WooHoo.

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CHRIS3215 12/22/2009 1:09PM

    I cant wait till I get my book.. I love this site & all its about. SO I know the book will be just as great!! Thanks..;-)

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MARGARITTM 12/22/2009 12:51PM

    I am looking forward to receiving my book and have ordered a second one for a friend!

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RASTUS55 12/22/2009 12:26PM

    I am waiting for my book and very excited about it. Thank you so much for all you have done to help us with such an exciting weight loss community! I tell everyone about you and how much you are helping so many people....me included!
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LYARB6 12/22/2009 12:19PM

    Chris,
Can't wait until I get the book in my hands!
Thank you,

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SHARYN/AJ 12/22/2009 11:57AM

    Thank you Chris, for all you have provided for us.

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    Looking forward to the book. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MCMPOOH43 12/22/2009 10:49AM

    Yes, I'm excited!! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 12/22/2009 10:12AM

    I am looking forward to receiving the book and being able to utilize it. I have really gotten a lot out of the website and have been spreading the Spark!

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GRAMMAOFFIVE 12/22/2009 9:54AM

    I ordered mine when the first email about it came out. I am so looking forward to receiving this book. I lost 23 lbs in the beginning of this year and maintained that loss all year. I would like to do the same again in 2010 with the help of this book. I think the book will be a friend when I am not near the computer.

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LALASLAND 12/22/2009 9:26AM

    SparkPeople is a gift to all people who are ready to accept it and LIVE!

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KITTYSPARK 12/22/2009 9:23AM

    i cant wait to read it.

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JEWELRAE1 12/22/2009 7:25AM

    This is great! I can't wait for this to come out. I will be able to share this with everyone I know with the book.

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ROZZALYN 12/22/2009 1:19AM

    Spark People change this world!!!! emoticon emoticon

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NANNER2121 12/21/2009 9:55PM

    Excited is not the word. I am so happy to be part of Sparkpeople.

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Coach Nicole's Newest Workout DVD Now Available

Wednesday, December 09, 2009



Are you having trouble squeezing exercise into your busy days? Do you need a workout plan that is simple to follow, yet effective? Are you thinking about making fitness a part of your life, perhaps as a New Year's Resolution? Whether you need help starting a consistent fitness program or just want new ideas, my newest workout DVD, The Spark: Fit, Firm and Fired Up in 10 Minutes a Day can help!



This isn't just any fitness DVD. I designed it as a compliment to our new book The Spark, and like that book, it will change how you view exercise. Both items will be available at a variety of online and retail outlets on December 29! But why wait? You can purchase this DVD (just $10.95) from The SparkPeople Store today—and get a jumpstart on your resolutions!

I am more proud of this new DVD than of all of the workouts I have made so far. Similar in structure to the popular Bootcamp challenges that have been so successful on the site, this DVD features seven 10-minute workouts, one for each day of the week, plus a bonus 15-minute cardio workout. There are two different workouts for each major muscle group (upper body, lower body and core) and it comes with a simple workout plan that explains which workouts to do on which days. You only need a pair of dumbbells to follow along, and like most of my workouts, it's highly suitable for beginners, while still giving options for people who are more advanced.

The whole point of the program is to make fitness a habit, to start a workout "streak" that lasts and get real results. It even includes several bonus features and training tips to help you get the most of your workout plan. My favorite workout on the DVD is called "Strengthen and Lengthen," and it's a yoga-Pilates fusion workout that you do at the end of each week for active recovery, light strength training and flexibility. If you don't want to follow the 7-day program, you can use the workouts on the DVD in a variety of workout combinations, some of which are programmed onto the menu for ideas.

Members who pre-ordered The Spark got a free preview of this new DVD. Here's what some of them had to say.

"Love it, love it, love it!!! The energy is great, the instructions are thorough, the enthusiasm in catching! There's no question Coach Nicole knows what she's talking about and obviously lives the principles she's teaching. Keep up the GREAT work!" –ANDREA0301

"The workout was straight-forward and to the point. None of the cheerleader rah-rah stuff (not that that's bad by itself, but it gets old after watching a routine more than a couple of times)." –CYSCOKITTY

"Wow! What a great workout! My abs are just screaming. I can't keep up with it, but I like that it isn't too easy. A great challenge! I must point out I love the backdrop and stage layout. The colors that were used are quite cheerful...a happy place to work out. Can't wait to see the whole DVD. I hope it is available for holiday gift giving, because I'll definitely put it on my wish list! Thanks Coach Nicole you've done a great job!" –ALEXIAAG


Use the Fit, Firm and Fired Up DVD in conjunction with The Spark to take your weight-loss and fitness to a new level! You can order your DVD today from The SparkPeople Store and get it before it is available in stores. Order by Tuesday, December 16 (shipped via UPS Ground) and it has guaranteed to arrive before Christmas!

Thanks for your support! I hope you enjoy this new DVD!
  
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MSPRIS3 5/16/2010 11:50AM

    Me too, I would like to be able to add the daily workouts to my fitness tracker, I know I didn't get all of them, but I had to manually select the ones I think I did, so it's really just a "guestamit".
plus, then I can add it to my favorites!

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BEEKERS50 3/5/2010 10:08AM

  Any way to get the strength training on this DVD to show up as exercises on "my Fitness"?


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AKELAZ 2/19/2010 10:00AM

    I haven't had this DVD long due to living in the UK but now I do have it I really love it. My biggest difficulty is getting round to exercise and I have know for years that I should be doing something regularly. THIS is IT! I'm so happy to have complete 10 min workouts and perversely I have been doing two per day - so from nothing to 20 min a day without a second thought. Thank you Spark and Coach Nicole. How great you all are!

PS - I really have to add my plea to the others here for there to be a place to add the workouts to the Fitness Tracker - that would just be the icing on the cake.

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CHEFAMANDA 2/11/2010 12:13PM

    I agree with the request to add the DVD workouts to the fitness tracker. It would make it so much easier to track. I don't really have time to watch the video and write down all the exercises. It's hard enough to have time to workout.

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MLMIRANDA56 2/5/2010 10:38AM

  Just started with Day 1 and was wondering if there is a place on the fitness tracker where we can mark off each day completed to add it to our fitness minutes. emoticon

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KORF2005 1/6/2010 12:57PM

  I would like to see the daily workouts as an exercise option. Each day you complete a variety of exercises, to be able to pick which day you completed would be easier to track. I am just a few days in but so far, it has been motivating... emoticon

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GIVEUP30 12/24/2009 3:29PM

    I'M HOPING TO GET THIS emoticon

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YASMINSHORTER 12/24/2009 3:24AM

    LETSTRYAGAIN3 there is a UK version, you can pre-order it on AMazon.co.uk its only 6 or 7 pounds but IT'S NOT OUT YET!!!! AAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!! They've pushed back the pre-order date aswell so we're gonna have to wait even longer!!!!

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LINDAC714 12/20/2009 10:52PM

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LETSTRYAGAIN3 12/20/2009 7:21AM

    Do we have an english format to play this excercise DVD as the American format only works on certain machines and PCs? emoticon

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JWBRIGHTEYES 12/19/2009 8:02AM

    I pro ordered the book and dvd. I know when the book is due out, but when will I get the dvd?

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TERRI143 12/18/2009 12:21PM

    I have pre-ordered the dvd when I pre-ordered the book. I can't wait to get them in the mail. Do we need anything like the balance ball or anything else to go with the dvd. If we do, please let me know so I will have everything ready when the dvd gets here. thank you. emoticon

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MOM1014 12/17/2009 11:25PM

    Looking forward to getting my pre-ordered copy. I just has major heart surgery and it will spur me to get back into action/ If it had not been for my two years with sparkpeople I might not have made it. Thanks gang.
Lee

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GRAMVICKI 12/15/2009 7:48PM

    Yippee!!

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BLOOMING52 12/13/2009 11:30AM

    Thank you!

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JEWITCH 12/13/2009 9:51AM

    This is going on my gift list.

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JEWITCH 12/13/2009 9:50AM

    This is going on my gift list.

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JEWITCH 12/13/2009 9:36AM

    This is going on my gift list.

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LATTE48 12/12/2009 8:17AM

  I have also preordered Spark, but I haven't received my DVD.

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SUZANNE0606 12/12/2009 1:55AM

    I love Nicole's Videos. :-)

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SAMGERBINE 12/11/2009 5:26PM

    Is it like her workouts online? I find them to be not "enough" for me.

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ANIDUCK 12/11/2009 4:59PM

    We weren't actually promised a DVD when ordering "The Spark". We were promised a little piece of it online. You might be able to download that. That offer didn't do me any good as I can't do much exercise in the small space where my computer is and...well, it just wouldn't work.

I'm going to order the whole DVD now. It looks good and I can take it to the room where I can project it to a bigger screen and have room to exercise. I have Coach Nicloe's previous DVD and it's pretty good.

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JFROGDIVA 12/11/2009 1:18PM

    I preordered Spark, but I haven't gotten any DVD!! How did they get it????

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LADY_KATHY 12/11/2009 8:34AM

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JEWITCH 12/10/2009 10:44AM

    Thank you.

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ALEXIAAG 12/10/2009 10:09AM

    I'm going to order mine. So I will receive The Spark and Fit Firm & Fired up! for my birthday presents. I will be 54 on January 13, so I will need some more Sparking!

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STARTSPARKING 12/10/2009 3:53AM

    Thank you, Nicole and SparkPeople! emoticon emoticon

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SUZANNE0606 12/10/2009 12:18AM

    I love your videos, Nicole!!

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GIVEUP30 12/9/2009 9:39PM

    I HAVE OREDER ITEM #599 WHICH FIT,FIRM & FIRED UP IS ONE OF THE DVD'S MY QUESTION IS I WANT THE STARTED KIT AND IT HAS A DVD WITH IT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS A DIFFERENT ONE THEN THE TWO I HAVE ORDERED THAT TRUE?? I HOPE SO.!!! HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR ITEMS TO BE SHIPPED??

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SPARKYCARLEY 12/9/2009 8:26PM

    Thanks so much for the DVD!

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MSJULIANA 12/9/2009 6:41PM

  Coach Nicole's other 10 minute DVD is fantastic: it even has a workout I can do behind my desk at work. So this one is definitely on my to-buy list!

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    I will probably have to buy this one. emoticon

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SHERRY666 12/9/2009 5:44PM

    This looks like fun....... Thanks.. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/9/2009 4:38PM

    Great, thank you.

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STORMTMB 12/9/2009 4:26PM

    I'll have to put this on my Christmas wish list.

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You Still Have Time to Shop at the SparkPeople Store

Monday, December 07, 2009

Can you believe the holidays are almost here? Before you panic, remember SparkPeople is here for you. The SparkPeople Store offers a variety of great SparkPeople-branded products that are great for everyone on your list.

Our members have given us lots of ideas for new products, from new T-shirt designs , to fitness equipment to 2010 calendars and more. You'll find new items and some old favorites at www.SparkPeopleStore.com.

Get it in Time for the Holidays!
If you plan to order from the SparkPeople Store and want your shipment to arrive in time for the holidays, you must place your order by Tuesday, December 15 to ensure it will arrive via UPS Ground by December 24.

Please note that the SparkPeople Store will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31st. All orders placed on those days will be fulfilled the following business day. Thank you!

Happy Holidays!

  
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EVILYNP 12/19/2009 9:11PM

  WooHoo

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  Thanks for the reminder.

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CHAS1949 12/15/2009 3:40PM

    Thanks...I ordered the thing I was going to order when I pre-ordered the book. Sadly it was out of stock then and now the certificate has run out of time...darn!!
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LADYHUNTER82 12/15/2009 2:39PM

    ordering mine now! Thanks for the reminder! Merry Christmas SP..... DJ

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GONE2014 12/15/2009 12:54PM

    I've already got my calendar!

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ROSIE777 12/15/2009 10:56AM

    Thank you for letting us know.

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MINXIE3 12/15/2009 10:20AM

    Just ordered my calendar and am so excited.

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DEETAGGART 12/15/2009 8:36AM

    Other 'nameless' weight-loss sites keep sending me emails wanting me to join them. However, every single one of them require a monthly fee. SparkPeople is my site of choice and has already helped me drop 21 pounds. No muss, no fuss, and no fees.

Thanks SparkPeople!

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CSDAYS 12/15/2009 7:52AM

    I loved my daily calendar last year and already I have the 2010!

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EGRAMMY 12/15/2009 6:30AM

    Starter kit is my favorite gift. Tho the mug is great for the work place.

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TENACIOUSTRISH 12/15/2009 6:22AM

    thanks for the truckload of information.

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JEWITCH 12/10/2009 10:46AM

    Thanks for the reminder.

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LOVEPAINTING 12/8/2009 9:59AM

    Thanks - I hadn't even thought that some of the Spark items in the store would be a great gift for Christmas!!!

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FERRETLOVER1 12/8/2009 8:33AM

    Thanks for the timely reminder!

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    Thanks!

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PATRICIAAK 12/7/2009 10:36PM

    Thanks for the heads up.

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GIVEUP30 12/7/2009 8:03PM

    I really want to get the start kit but received today in mail bad new about get cost of living so will have to wait.... emoticon for the noiice to get before the 16th

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ANGELCOWBOY1 12/7/2009 3:05PM

    Thanks for the reminder! And Merry Christmas to you and the staff.

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KIMIKO75 12/7/2009 2:41PM

    Some great ideas there. Thank you!
Merry CHRISTmas to you and all the spark team members.

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ZELLAZM 12/7/2009 2:33PM

    I'm glad you reminded me - I need to order some SOCKS!!!

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    Thanks for the remind. Happy Holidays to you and the staff at Spark People. Thank you for saving my life. Dawn emoticon emoticon

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KNITTABLES 12/7/2009 12:49PM

    appreciate it very much, have your self and your team a very merry christmas.
One thing on my wish list is more emotioncons: like knitting needles, ice cubes, couch.
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JOANW1 12/7/2009 12:33PM

  I'm having enough problems with my eating too much. If Spark People wasn't here, I would be absolutely lost. Thank you.

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New recipe applications available for iPhone and Blackberry!

Thursday, December 03, 2009



Hi everyone

We are pleased to announce the launch of 2 new smartphone applications. They both bring the best of SparkRecipes.com to your phone, letting you search or browse the almost 200,000 recipes on the site. You can also do things like save your favorites, so that you can always find a healthy recipe whenever you have your phone.

Our iPhone application can be downloaded from iTunes by searching for "sparkrecipes" or by using the link below:
itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=341637587&mt=8

Our Blackberry application is available at Blackberry App World by searing for "sparkrecipes" or by using the link below:
appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/3794

Also note that we are currently developing a full food and diet tracker for Blackberry, plus are doing more development for Google Android phones. If you have another type of smartphone we encourage you to try mobile.sparkpeople.com on your phone's browser.

If you like the iPhone application we ask that you leave us a positive review on iTunes, this will help Spread the Spark by helping more members find SparkPeople. Also if you don't have an iPhone (or iPod Touch) or Blackberry but have friends with a device, please let them know this is now available.

Thanks!

Dave H.
SparkPeople.com

  
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    I would love a full app for the Android that uses the barcode scanner technology to input calorie counts as well as GPS-enabled exercise tracking functionality. There are apps that do these things already (Calorie Counter, CardioTraning), but I'd rather be able to do it all with the Spark.

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LIZZIE13 12/28/2009 8:00PM

    fantastic!!

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DMGODDESS 12/22/2009 4:01PM

    This new app is terrific!!

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LYNNOLADUNNI 12/17/2009 11:07PM

  I pray and hope that everyone reaches their goal. I know this is a fight not just for me but a family of friends with the same goal.

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LYNNOLADUNNI 12/17/2009 11:05PM

  I pray and hope that everyone reaches their goal. I know this is a fight not just for me but a family of friends with the same goal.

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HASITTE 12/15/2009 11:14AM

    ahh! mobile.sparkpeople.com is genius!

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JEWITCH 12/14/2009 7:36PM

    What a neat app thanks SP.

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FROGGIE13777 12/13/2009 4:33PM

    what about the LG EnV3 phone..........will it work on that?



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APHRODITEFLAME 12/10/2009 5:05PM

    I sure wish that it also had a recipe calculator on it, I hate lugging my laptop into the kitchen when I'm making things with what I have on hand that needs to get used.

I know meal plan, meal plan, but I plan my dinner meals with the basic idea that if there are leftovers my roommate goes for seconds and usually that leaves me with one serving left for lunch the next day. Sometimes, I make too much or bought too much of this or that and need to get it used up so I use the recipe calculator as I cook so I know I'm being accurate in tracking my meals.

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KLMGSU07 12/10/2009 2:36AM

    Woohoo for more coming for the Android!!!!

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PATRICIAAK 12/9/2009 10:40PM

    Super!

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INTOTHESOUTH 12/9/2009 5:24PM

    love love love the new iphone app

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WHITEROCKMOM1 12/8/2009 4:46PM

    Thanks for developing apps for the blackberry. It is so useful to be able to use most of the features and not have to sit in front of a computer to keep up with the program. WHen we look up recipes we are sometimes on the road - going to or from work or to and from workout. emoticon

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GINA7249 12/8/2009 4:55AM

    i love this idea but is it good for the tour for verizon
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TEACHERMOM9803 12/7/2009 11:52PM

  Bummer it's not available for the 9550 :(

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REBADA24 12/7/2009 4:23PM

  this is awesome! that means i dont have to bring my laptop to the kitchen when i'm cooking something from the website :)

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DIANEMARY126 12/7/2009 10:05AM

    this rocks! thanks so much!!

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CCSDESTINY 12/7/2009 9:32AM

    Going to download this to my blackberry right away! While the mobile site is good for on the spot food/fitness tracking, I am very excited to see the new full version that is being developed!!! YAY SPARK!!!!!!!!!

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JEANSOPHIE 12/7/2009 9:19AM

    Great news! I can't wait to check out the iPhone app.

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TKDGIRL49 12/7/2009 6:32AM

    I love love the mobile sparkpeople, what fantastic news! There's only one little item that would make it absolutely perfect and that would be if there were an Sparkpeople Icon for the blackberry, that way I wouldnt have to type in sparkepeople on the tinyglobe, I would just have to click on the Icon and there it is!

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KERK72 12/6/2009 9:26PM

  Will there be a way to access "my recipe box" in the future?

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JEWITCH 12/6/2009 7:10PM

    How neat, thanks SPs

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BRIANHAM10 12/6/2009 3:37PM

    Blackberry options are always helpful!

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FITNESSFOODIE 12/6/2009 12:56PM

    I'm looking forward to having more Blackberry features for keeping track on the go.

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TENACIOUSTRISH 12/6/2009 5:28AM

    I am so excited! Thanks!

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ZEE1960 12/6/2009 3:53AM

    great

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EBRETTRUBIN 12/6/2009 1:24AM

    Thank you so much! Can't wait to track my food on my blackberry. I've started to write things down and then type everything in at the end of the day since I don't have access to the computer at all times.

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BGARLIPP 12/5/2009 10:41PM

    This is great - - thank you!

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HARWELL 12/5/2009 10:42AM

  This time of year it is encouraging to see the motivating stories on SparkPeople. I hope that I, too, will be able to motivate someone. Weight loss is a struggle for some of us, but hopefully keeping this daily account will help us live in moderation that is half the battle. Happy Holidays.

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BLOOMING52 12/5/2009 9:50AM

    Thank you!

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1HOTMOMMAOFTWO 12/5/2009 7:48AM

    So excited for the BB app to be ready..

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PETERTAWFIK 12/5/2009 1:48AM

    can we add food on nutrition trackerthru iphone now?

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    emoticon there are times I regret not living in America. Sigh!

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KATSLO 12/4/2009 9:42PM

    Thank you, myBlackberry is fused to my palm (I do put it down to exercise) and it's incredibly helpful to have sparkpeople apps on it

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    great stuff

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