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New Workouts, Weight-Loss Tips and Resources for Brides-to-Be

Wednesday, September 22, 2010



Hi everyone!

We're happy to announce that we recently added a new collection of resources to the site: Brides-to-Be Getting Buff. This new Lifestyle Center (find it under the "Healthy Lifestyle" tab and then click "Lifestyle Centers") features bridal SparkTeams, wedding dress workouts, and wedding-specific weight-loss tips and success stories geared toward women who want to shape up for their big day.

This is a great page to share with friends and family members who might not know about SparkPeople, but otherwise hope to look and feel their best on their wedding day, so please help us Spread the Spark by sharing this link with others you know: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_center_detail.asp?id=18

We hope that all of our current and future brides-to-be enjoy using these new wedding resources to reach their goals!

  
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MASE72 12/13/2010 6:53PM

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AHEALTHIERME9 10/27/2010 9:22AM

    Once again, SP is outdoing itself :) emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/7/2010 5:01PM

    FANTASTIC!!! thank you!!

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HELOVESUS 9/28/2010 6:55PM

    cool!!!

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SPRINGHAZE 9/28/2010 9:33AM

    This is awesome! Counting down to the big day next October!

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CALIG8R 9/28/2010 7:14AM

  16 weeks and counting, so this is absolutely up my alley!

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JOYTORJ 9/28/2010 5:36AM

    Count me in. No date set yet, but next year some time.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/26/2010 6:21AM

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TRABOLD8567 9/25/2010 5:30PM

  Thanks for a great website

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KREISAD 9/25/2010 12:10PM

    Thank you very much!! Great resource! emoticon

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WEMINICH 9/24/2010 8:58PM

  So cool, I'm going to share with my baby sister who's getting married.

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NICOLE.ALICIA 9/24/2010 12:12PM

    Thanks. I am hoping to be a bride to be very soon :)

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KKESS11 9/24/2010 11:53AM

    Thank you for this Blog. I am getting married in less then 4 months and just started revving up my workouts to get into shape! I am looking forward to using these tips to help me reach my wedding day goals!

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MIRWYN 9/24/2010 11:01AM

    I have two friends that are getting married in 2011 that would benefit from this, not to mention myself (even though not a bride to be)! Thanks!

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GABBY98_80 9/24/2010 3:29AM

    Thanks!

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NYARAMULA 9/24/2010 2:05AM

    Thanks SP

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JHUNEBUGROCKS 9/23/2010 3:27PM

    Thanks Spark Guy! Yes its important to look good on your weeding day but its also important to look good ALL the time! You've inspired THIS bride-to-be to reach for the stars.

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JEWITCH 9/23/2010 12:07PM

    What a great idea.

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ASLBETHANY 9/23/2010 9:22AM

    My wedding is in a little over two weeks so I don't know how much I can do (in addition to what I'm already doing) to make a big difference by then but our daughter is getting married in March and I plan to be a very fit Step Mom of the bride.

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MAHAILS 9/23/2010 8:53AM

    Hey - the mother of the bride-to-be wants to look buff in her dress too!! I will be looking these resources over very closely!!

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TORYFLIRT 9/23/2010 8:35AM

    This is great! I joined spark people because I am a bride-to-be!

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HOPESINGH 9/23/2010 8:20AM

    I'm kind of a bride to be (no date yet), so I'll look into it emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/23/2010 8:06AM

    How Cool even if I am not a bride to be. emoticon

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RYANDEJONGHE 9/23/2010 7:45AM

    Hey there are some great resources there...even for people already married. Thanks!

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 9/23/2010 7:19AM

    Fabulous!! I want to look fit, healthy & fab in my wedding dress!! :) Thank you SparkPeople!!
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VINITHA23861 9/23/2010 1:49AM

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SUNNYD59 9/23/2010 1:31AM

    I am so happy to hear this. I have really been struggling and being newly engaged ,well we all know that no matter where you are you want to look better, Maybe this will jump start me. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHEENADEE 9/22/2010 11:45PM

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HKSURVIVING 9/22/2010 11:36PM

    Thanks for the tips!

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MONTY68 9/22/2010 10:44PM

    Another example on how fantastic Spark is and all that you continue to give us. emoticon emoticon

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REMUS55 9/22/2010 7:20PM

  Good idea for the Brides to be emoticon

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LIVELIGHTENFREE 9/22/2010 6:44PM

    Great Idea!

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LAURAWILLBEFIT 9/22/2010 5:52PM

    That's so nice! emoticon

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FUNNYGRANNY72 9/22/2010 5:44PM

  I think the new feature is just great.
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MAMABEARLICIOUS 9/22/2010 5:19PM

    you guys are so great to include every one that needs help. every bride wants to be and look her healthiest for her big day, thank you for helping them with their goals.

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PAMBWS 9/22/2010 4:49PM

    Sounds good...if you're a bride to be.

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SUSIEPH1 9/22/2010 4:46PM

    Sounds really good .. Thank you..
I was wondering who to ask for a new goodie .. I would like a:
We can Do This Together Goodie .
I am using this phrase when go into my Spark teams every morning ..
I think it is a very pertinent phrase .. Thank you
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LOULOUBELLE2 9/22/2010 4:23PM

    emoticonI'm sure that the up and coming Brides will love this.

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MRDPOLING 9/22/2010 3:59PM

    sweeet

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TIME4COFFEE 9/22/2010 3:01PM

    It should be helpful for many.

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SPARKYWATSON 9/22/2010 2:54PM

    Oh goodie!

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MOMFAN 9/22/2010 2:30PM

    How fun! emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/22/2010 2:25PM

    They will love it!

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COOLMAMA11 9/22/2010 2:15PM

    emoticon emoticon Wonderful for all the new brides!

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NATALIE2040 9/22/2010 1:51PM

    Great info! I have 5 more weeks until the big day and I'm sure it will help.

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New SparkPoints Wheel Prompt on Start Page

Tuesday, September 21, 2010



Hi everyone

We made a small change to the Start page (where you are taken after login). The first time you visit the page each day we give you an easy prompt to spin the SparkPoints wheel. We've found that members who get involved with SparkPoints both have more fun and are more successful on SparkPeople!

If you don't want to see the prompt again simply click the "Never show this SparkPoints popup again" on the lower right of the prompt page.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know, thanks!

Dave H.
SparkPeople.com

  
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MPERCAL 4/9/2012 10:03PM

    My Sparkpoints Wheel is suddenly not working. I can't spin or get points from it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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-GOLLI- 8/30/2011 11:13PM

  what happens when I forgot to spin 7/9 days? Is there anywhere to correct my oversight?

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M77355 2/1/2011 10:46AM

    I miss the Spark Wheel popping up to prompt me when I sign in. It was like a little TA-DA, Glad You're Here ;-D. Is this now an Option that I need to opt in on?

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SHARIPAM 1/13/2011 7:00PM

  I love it!!! Reminds me to get those points while I am there -- I normally do what I need to do and get the heck out cuz we are on dial-up.

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KITTYBADCAT 1/12/2011 9:30AM

  why does it disappear every 7-10 days? Not my pc, it comes back a day later, but I lose consistency. Is there an alternate way to get log-in credit?

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JEWITCH 12/7/2010 11:12PM

    Love it! emoticon

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WIGIME 12/1/2010 7:38AM

    This is a great addition to the Site. Thank you.

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MOLLYBROWN55 11/27/2010 11:56AM

    Why am I not receiving the pop up?
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LOVELYLOTUS 11/7/2010 6:11PM

    I like the greeting and prompt when I sign-in. Thank you.

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TAMATHUMPER 10/27/2010 6:19PM

  Sweet!

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CLOUDSHADOW 10/9/2010 8:46AM

    This is good, because I tend to make quick visits to my pages and don't spin for points. It takes me forever to get an awards because of that.





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HILTONKILL 10/3/2010 2:15PM

    I liked it..

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WOOLRIPPER 10/1/2010 11:34AM

    Have never seen it. I wonder why??????

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DZMAMAGIRL 9/30/2010 10:00PM

  Once I spin it I can't figure out how to go back to the start page emoticon

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SPARKMEFIT 9/30/2010 3:42PM

    I haven't seen this and I have been looking for it to pop up since this blog was posted. :(

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GLOW8211 9/28/2010 9:34PM

    THANK YOU!! I LIKE THIS....SOME DAYS I FORGOT TO SPIN THE WHEEL :-(

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TCICHOWSKI 9/28/2010 8:11PM

    SparkPoints are the BEST!

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SUGARSMOM2 9/28/2010 3:42PM

  yes love the wheel . points and all .

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PBUSHBY10 9/28/2010 2:05PM

  Ilove the point wheel also.

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BLUEJEANGRL58 9/28/2010 1:58PM

    I love the Points Wheel and spin every day, but find the pop up distracting if I want to record something first then give a spin.

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ADKONKLE 9/28/2010 1:27PM

    If you haven't seen the Sparkwheel Popup your browser may be blocking pop ups. Check that out. Spark Wheel is a great way to start my day.

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THESUGARFAIRY 9/28/2010 12:38PM

    I had to stop mine because I am task-oriented. When I log in it is to log food, exercise, or something else. I found the pop-up distracting. I do still manage to spin the wheel after though.

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SEWFITSINGER 9/28/2010 11:52AM

    I Love it! Thanks! emoticon

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ELEANORRIGBY13 9/28/2010 10:53AM

  Good idea!

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ASHNIKOLE 9/28/2010 10:47AM

    I really liked this feature but it only worked in my account for a few days. I hope it comes back!

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NEENSTER1 9/28/2010 10:24AM

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FANCYFACEOHMAI 9/28/2010 10:16AM

    It pops up, I spin the wheel. It works on my square monitor. I like it.

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JUST1LIFE 9/28/2010 8:55AM

  I like it!
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BEVZEE 9/28/2010 8:17AM

    I like it.

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JODY-S. 9/28/2010 7:55AM

    I don't know what you're talking about. I've never seen this prompt on my start page.

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MARDGY 9/28/2010 2:26AM

    I will like to see what it is before commenting.

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BEEBEE75 9/27/2010 4:03AM

    Yes, I enjoy the Sparkpoints and playing the games. It helps keep me interested. And especially reading SP blogs. Thanks for a great site.

Betty

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NINALATINA9 9/26/2010 2:51PM

    How do I turn the pop up feature back on? I turned it off in error

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MCSNYDER1 9/25/2010 12:47PM

    I must have accidentally clicked "don't show this again"! How can I get it back on my start page?

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LALA0123 9/25/2010 9:59AM

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EMMEED 9/24/2010 10:51PM

  It IS a change! Hard to figure out how to get beyond it!

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-THINQ- 9/24/2010 6:21PM

    I DON'T like it, only because the 'puter I use has a square frame, and for some reason the "don't show this again" part is invisible, off-screen to me and I can't move the prompt at all. It's TOO BIG; can you make it smaller so I can move it around or see all of it??

I think I WOULD like it, if I could see all of it and take advantage of it without having to do whatever the center prompts me to to open another page, and closing the previous one.

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MERRYJO1 9/24/2010 5:51PM

  I love it because there is no way to forget to spin and get one's login points!

Thanks for the great idea and convenience and update! emoticon


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GRANDMABABA 9/24/2010 2:13AM

    Nice change. thanks

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NYARAMULA 9/24/2010 2:04AM

    Thanks.

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HEALTH4LYFE 9/23/2010 11:02PM

    Now that I see this blog, will have to check it out tomorrow! emoticon

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VXWALL1942 9/23/2010 10:54PM

    thanks

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JESABEL1 9/23/2010 10:52PM

    thanks- It really gives me something to start my day right!!!

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MYRNACARRIER 9/23/2010 10:42PM

    Thanks, sometimes I get caught up in other things SP and forget to do that. Now, I don't have to forget. emoticon

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FAIRVIEWBONNIE 9/23/2010 10:30PM

    I hope it works on my blackberry. I usually use my computer to spin the wheel, but last July I had a 175 day streak running on signing in and broke my computer. Tried to spin the wheel by logging in on my Blackberry and could not get the wheel to come up. So I broke my streak! Thank you for this wonderful website and keeping things so current. Bonnie in Virginia

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FAIRVIEWBONNIE 9/23/2010 10:30PM

    I hope it works on my blackberry. I usually use my computer to spin the wheel, but last July I had a 175 day streak running on signing in and broke my computer. Tried to spin the wheel by logging in on my Blackberry and could not get the wheel to come up. So I broke my streak! Thank you for this wonderful website and keeping things so current. Bonnie in Virginia

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 9/23/2010 10:29PM

    I have always enjoyed the wheel. Thanks Spark Team!

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FAIRVIEWBONNIE 9/23/2010 10:29PM

    I hope it works on my blackberry. I usually use my computer to spin the wheel, but last July I had a 175 day streak running on signing in and broke my computer. Tried to spin the wheel by logging in on my Blackberry and could not get the wheel to come up. So I broke my streak! Thank you for this wonderful website and keeping things so current. Bonnie in Virginia

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FAIRVIEWBONNIE 9/23/2010 10:29PM

    I hope it works on my blackberry. I usually use my computer to spin the wheel, but last July I had a 175 day streak running on signing in and broke my computer. Tried to spin the wheel by logging in on my Blackberry and could not get the wheel to come up. So I broke my streak! Thank you for this wonderful website and keeping things so current. Bonnie in Virginia

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Announcing our free iPad application

Sunday, September 12, 2010



Hi everyone

We're very happy to announce our first Application for the Apple iPad. You can visit sparkpeople.com/ipad from your iPad's browser for a quick link to the application in the iTunes Store. Our free "Diet & Fitness Tracker for iPad" has all the great features of our iPhone version, but takes advantage of the iPad's big screen to make it even easier and more helpful to use. And of course, like our site and all our other mobile applications, our iPad Application is completely free.

By downloading our Application from the iPad's Application Store you can:
- Set your diet and fitness goals and get a personalized diet plan
- Track your food and get meal plans
- Track your fitness program, including your calories burned
- See over 250 animated exercise demonstrations, plus track your strength workouts
- Track your weight
- See detailed reports for your food, fitness, and weight
- Get our latest healthy lifestyle news and an inspirational quote of the day

If you are a SparkPeople.com member you can login to the iPad application with your SparkPeople account and your information and tracking will automatically synchronize.

The iPad joins our family of mobile applications, which you can find and learn more about at sparkpeople.com/mobile. This includes two applications - Diet & Fitness Tracker and Healthy Recipes - available on iPhone, Android, and Blackberry phones, plus a version of our site enhanced for mobile browsers at mobile.sparkpeople.com. We are the only diet and fitness site with applications on all 3 major platforms.

Finally, if you don't have an iPad but know a friend who does please tell them about this application, it’s a great way to get friends to try SparkPeople! As a reminder, you can learn more and download the application at sparkpeople.com/ipad.

  
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ERNSHADE 1/8/2014 6:48AM

  It is no longer free, maybe it's time to edit or delete this article?

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MASPINNEY 9/10/2013 3:02PM

  I cannot download the sparkspeople app for free .it wants 3.99 to purchase it ,It says its free in the add ,any help ?? emoticon

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GAILMARIE760 5/9/2013 11:08AM

  no longer opens on my I pad and wants me to purchase ? what happened ?

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DEBEGGER 4/2/2013 6:36PM

  Why is the app $3.99? It says at the top of the page that it is free.

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CAROL6X 7/16/2012 7:38PM

    I just got an ipad and they have a Sparkpeople app there to download-I am now mobile!!! Yay!!!

Wish there was a way on it though to go to your Teams, etc plus the other great things that are on the regular computer site. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VINCENTAYRAL 5/15/2012 6:08AM

  I have been using the ipad app for a few days and recorded my data there ... sounds great! However I could not create an account on the app itself and have now just done so on internet: Is there a way to get the app to link to my new account without unistalling the app and resetting it it which would mean the loss of my data stored on the ipad??
Appreciate your help on this!!

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ASCHWEIZER0918 11/3/2011 2:07PM

  I have the Ipad app and I log food and exercise on it daily. But when I log onto Sparkspeople.com from my computer it does not show any of my progress that I put in on my ipad. Any suggestions?

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RESPTECH99 11/2/2011 12:49PM

    Does anyone know how to sync your web sparkpeople with your ipad app? My ipad app has me logged as guest and I cannot figure out how to change it.

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JCOZ6282 7/10/2011 10:42AM

    Is it possible to add a picture to a spark blog using an iPad? I can post a blog, but can't add a picture to it...

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MELTFATBESVELTE 1/29/2011 11:38PM

  Absolutlely love having SparkPeople on my iPad. Oh ya! emoticon

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SIMMONSCORNER 10/27/2010 11:56AM

  I have an i-touch and that's how I found SP. I was downloading apps for tracking food & exercise and stumbled upon a gold mine. You guys are great. I love the app because I don't have time to log on with the computer all the time, however, I am making time because you have so many tools on-line that aren't on the app. So now I use my I-touch for most things and then when relaxing go to the site for in depth tools like nutritional reports. I am finding my migraine headaches are linked to lack of magnesium in my diet. I have gotten quite good at avoiding them. Thanks so much for that. Back to subject at hand. I love that the articles and blogs can be read on my I-touch. That way when I have a moment, I can read a bit. I also like the reports that are on the app. I can instantly see my calorie differential. That gives me motivation. You guys are great. I would love to be able to huddle & blog on my personal page from the app. I don't make it there very often. You guys are truly a blessing and I praise God for all the great things you are doing. You rock! emoticon

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BLOOMING52 10/15/2010 9:14AM

    Awesome

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SMILESRME 10/11/2010 1:44PM

    I just bought a new IPhone, and will add this to that. No IPad yet..... Thanks for the "handy" help!

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SARAHTAIT 10/9/2010 6:43PM

    Woo-hoo-I am getting an IPAd next week and I will look for this application and get it and look forward to using all the wonderful spark people tools here. Thank you for another great service!!


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NOLAZYBUTT110 10/9/2010 6:32PM

    neat idea..wish I had one... lol

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POPEYETHETURTLE 10/7/2010 12:56PM

    This is an awesome step, and like all things Spark, I'm sure it will be continuously upgraded.

Thank you.

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CARLARCO 9/25/2010 12:34PM

  sounds great

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SUSHIMAVEN 9/23/2010 11:24PM

    I'm on it now! emoticon

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HARISHABAD 9/23/2010 12:28AM

    WooHoo... can't wait to try it!

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HAPPYMOM8 9/22/2010 1:24PM

    Thank you so much! I will definately use it when I am away from my computer!
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FOSTER1001 9/21/2010 5:33PM

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PAMJOY16 9/21/2010 4:25PM

    Great improvement over the Iphone version - uses the Ipad screen in a great way!

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ABRANNEWME2014 9/21/2010 3:56PM

    I just picked up my ipad today so that will be the first thing I download

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VUEFROMMIDWEST 9/21/2010 12:05PM

    I didn't need the Iphone, and I doubt I need the Ipad either..
actually I could do without the two cell phones I have..... emoticon

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CGARR442 9/21/2010 11:59AM

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MARBLEDCAT 9/21/2010 11:25AM

  Yeaaaaah!!! Finally!!! emoticon

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DIDMIS 9/21/2010 10:22AM

    Sounds great but I do good to keep up with the computer.

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LATIS113 9/21/2010 9:15AM

  Hmmm, can we possibly get an app for the BB Storm 2???

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GIGISPARKY 9/21/2010 8:03AM

    Another reason to get an iPad. You IT guys are great. Thank you for getting better 'n' better all the time.
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LEPETITECHIC 9/20/2010 3:14AM

  OMG, thank you for the tip. I have an Ipod Touch and I just looked it up and was able to download the app. This will help me when I'm out and about with my friends! emoticon

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QATRINA 9/18/2010 1:51PM

    Sweet! This gives me another app to play with on the ipad. It always feels like play on the ipad for me. :)

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SOPHIADARE 9/17/2010 9:02AM

    Great to reach out in yet another direction. Keeping connections going is key. Way to go SparkTeam!

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IMEOWASWELL 9/16/2010 11:20AM

  Just downloaded it. Sounds really good. Thank you. Just what I needed.

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LADY_KATHY 9/16/2010 8:49AM

    Do I NEED an Ipad?

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FITITGIRL 9/16/2010 1:31AM

    Great! But I don't have an iPad yet.

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TARAHA 9/16/2010 12:08AM

    Love it! Thank you so much. Wish I could get login points from this app.

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MUSICJUNKEE 9/15/2010 11:51PM

  That is amazing!

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JUST_SIMONE 9/15/2010 11:40PM

    Oh yay! My dad got me an ipad as a weight loss reward. I'm looking forward to checking it out!

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PAZUHO 9/15/2010 11:28PM

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ANGELSLOVE29 9/15/2010 11:14PM

    wish i could emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/15/2010 11:13PM

    emoticon Just got an iPad last week and will go add this now. I use the regular website on there all the time already.

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GOING2LOSENOW 9/15/2010 11:02PM

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GOKARENGO 9/15/2010 10:58PM

    Now I want one even more!

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GRANDMAAMIE 9/15/2010 10:56PM

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PLPEEP 9/15/2010 10:36PM

    Does this work on an IPod touch too?

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MRSJARI 9/15/2010 10:36PM

    Thanks!

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GO_FISH 9/15/2010 10:14PM

    Maybe one day! lol

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New SparkAmerica Challenge, Plus Changes to Your Fitness Tracker

Wednesday, September 01, 2010



About a month ago, we announced the launch of our new web initiative, SparkAmerica, and let you know that more changes would be coming soon.

Starting today, we're kicking off our first SparkAmerica challenge: The Fall Fit City Challenge, which will award one U.S. city with the title, and offer every individual who participates (by logging their exercise minutes) the chance to win fun prizes. (Other countries and states are part of our leaderboards, too, and all individuals can participate.) To learn more about this challenge, read this post on our SparkAmerica News Blog. (While you're there, be sure to subscribe to the SparkAmerica blog so you can stay in the know with all things SparkAmerica.)

In addition, today we unveiled some changes to your Fitness Tracker (my Fitness) page to help promote SparkAmerica and encourage you to set goals and stay on top of your fitness tracking. These changes are especially noticeable for members who do not currently use the QuickTrack function. (To turn QuickTrack on or off and learn more about it, visit your Start page. You'll see a QuickTrack section in the "my Tools" column on the far left of the page.)

For members who use QuickTrack, the QuickTrack section at the top of your Fitness Tracker now shows your total fitness minutes for the week, month and year with a "SparkAmerica" header. Don't worry. This works exactly the same as it always has, but now allows you to easily edit those goals and see your progress totals.

For members who do NOT use QuickTrack, you'll see a new box at the top of your Fitness Tracker page that says "My Fitness Minutes." This box will keep a running tally of the total fitness minutes you've tracked each week, month and year, and allow you to see (and edit) an annual fitness goal, as well as provide a quick link to the SparkAmerica leaderboards. Your Fitness Tracker will work exactly the same way it always has; you'll just see these real-time stats as you track your workouts each day.

We think that SparkAmerica is a fun and motivating way to encourage people to get more active. We hope that you'll enjoy seeing your progress at the top of your Fitness Tracker page each time your track.

  
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NASFKAB 1/13/2011 5:21AM

  Thanks for the help. Making it easy

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TERESALB2113 10/22/2010 8:34AM

  Good change. Keep up the great work!

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TERESALB2113 10/22/2010 8:34AM

  Good change. Keep up the great work!

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SLLEE1961 10/10/2010 8:11PM

  Good information. Thank you!!

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MISSY0356 9/28/2010 9:00PM

    Awesome, thanks so much

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CGARR442 9/28/2010 7:48PM

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BANKER-CHUCK 9/28/2010 6:11PM

    I have spread the challenge to my Oregon and Portland teams to step up their reporting.

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DOTTIEJANE1 9/28/2010 10:12AM

    thanks for keep the site changing as we change.

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BECKYLYNNE77 9/24/2010 12:21PM

    THANK YOU FOR THE CHANGES I AM FIDING IT EASIER emoticon

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LADYJANE30 9/21/2010 4:28PM

    Thanks for the info
Colette

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LINDAE12 9/15/2010 9:56PM

    A great new tool.

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GLOW8211 9/15/2010 9:50AM

    Thank you for all you do to keep me coming back and always improving the site to make things easier and better! emoticon

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BARBARAWEBSTER 9/14/2010 10:33PM

    thank you for updating me. even if I AM slow to get the message.

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NICOLE.ALICIA 9/14/2010 1:59PM

    Thanks!

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WESTCOASTGIRL2 9/12/2010 12:24AM

    Thanks for constantly improving things!

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SUGARBABY60 9/11/2010 4:37AM

    Yes I really like the new changes it helps me keep track and motivated! emoticon emoticon

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SMB19191405 9/10/2010 8:26AM

    Anything to make the process quicker and easier!

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MICHELLEJ653 9/10/2010 8:13AM

    Thank you Spark's People, for the sight it has been so valuable to me in my weight loss. Thank you!

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STARTLIGHT 9/8/2010 8:51PM

    THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT EASIER FOR ME TO KEEP UP WITH MY FITNESS PROGRAM. YOU ARE THE BEST. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUBAML 9/7/2010 11:42PM

    Great!!! Thanks!!! emoticon Luba

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SIMBAKITTYCAT 9/6/2010 12:02AM

    Without my iPhone app I wouldn't be on this great program! Keep us in the loop on fitness tracking updates!

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CONNEALS 9/5/2010 7:34PM

    Love tracking my fitness on my iphone!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/5/2010 2:06PM

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MAUITN 9/5/2010 1:38PM

    Love all the new changes! Especially the fitness tracker.

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URBANLOTUS 9/5/2010 7:58AM

    thanks for explaining the changes

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TDTUCK1 9/5/2010 12:54AM

    Great stuff! thanks... emoticon

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WINWIN1 9/4/2010 6:54PM

    great - thanks

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TRABOLD8567 9/4/2010 12:57PM

  Thanks!

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LADY_KATHY 9/4/2010 11:38AM

    : )

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IZADORA 9/4/2010 10:19AM

    Wish we had countries as well for us expats!!

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HEATHER1969 9/3/2010 11:45PM

    Sounds like a great thing! Wish that Canadian cities were gonna participate in the Fall fit challenge though.

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PAZUHO 9/3/2010 11:19PM

    seems funny

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LIBBYL1 9/3/2010 11:10PM

  great - wish there were other countries motivations

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ZINNER44 9/3/2010 1:09PM

    Thanks, this sounds good. I certainly will start tracking. emoticon

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MOMOFGILLIAM 9/3/2010 12:36PM

    Woo hoo! Even better!

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NICOLE.ALICIA 9/3/2010 10:08AM

    thanks for the update

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 9/3/2010 1:41AM

    Sounds great! Thanks!

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KAYE454 9/3/2010 12:22AM

  I would like for updated work done to the SPARKTEAMS. Such as we would be alerted of new Sparkteams that goes on line and that it would be alot easier to find specfic Sparkteams I hace spent hours to find a specific team Thanks

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JENIFIREHARP 9/2/2010 10:06PM

    As always, thanks for updates!

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MOMMUNYON 9/2/2010 9:26PM

    thanks for the up date

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SWEETMOMMY41 9/2/2010 7:20PM

  thanks for the updates!

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MKOFFEE 9/2/2010 5:44PM

    This is a good thing. Thanks.

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JUSTBIRDY 9/2/2010 5:21PM

    I noticed the tracker changes. Love 'em. Thanks!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/2/2010 5:05PM

    Thanks Chris and Spark gang! Love the Tracker!

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MIKKIRB 9/2/2010 3:55PM

    Thanks for the updates!

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SPARTANJAI 9/2/2010 2:24PM

    whooooooo hoooooooooo

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New 'mobile web' version of SparkPeople launched - points, water, and more!

Thursday, August 26, 2010



Hi everyone

This week we launched some pretty big enhancements to mobile.sparkpeople.com, our "mobile web" version of SparkPeople. By mobile web we mean pages of our site enhanced to work well on mobile phones equipped with internet browsers. Keep in mind we also have Applications available on iPhone/Android/Blackberry, but now people with other brands of phones - Palm, Windows, Samsung, Nokia, etc - can use SparkPeople on the go even more effectively.

We've had a basic mobile web available for some time where you could track food and cardio exercise. With our new launch you can also now:
- Spin the SparkPoints Wheel, plus see your Points totals.
- Track water
- Track weight
- Do some more advanced food and fitness tracking tasks, such as manually adding a food and deleting tracked foods and exercises
- Enjoy an improved design and user interface

If you have a smartphone and haven't tried our mobile web or mobile applications yet, we really recommend you give them a try. Members are telling us that tracking on the go keeps them even more motivated, plus if you are out to eat you can search for the best foods to order.

To access our mobile web you can enter mobile.sparkpeople.com into the web address on your phone. Please comment below if you have any questions or issues. Thanks!

Dave H.
SparkPeople.com

  
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MICHAL2015 3/6/2013 4:00AM

  this is a good thing since my iphone wont install the app because it requires a ios of 4.3 or higher, i currently have a 4.2 so i will have to result in using the mobile website instead

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SHMUEL1 8/30/2011 9:50AM

  i HAVE A NOKIA - IS THERE AN APP FOR THIS

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DWDEAN 12/26/2010 10:04PM

    I LOVED the Blackberry App for my curve...but I had to upgrade to the Torch 9800....and alas, there is no app for it. Any apps coming soon? Would love to see that happen...I am jumping back on Sparkpeople with the Personal Trainer Sessions my wife gave me for Christmas to jump start me back on a plan. Sparkpeople is the BEST support I have ever used, and I really need it on my phone! Help!!!

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LUV2HENNA 11/3/2010 1:35AM

    First of all, I want to say thank you to SP!!! I cannot remember we met, but I am so THANKFUL we did!!!!!!!!!!
I have the app on my Samsung Vibrant. I like the app, buuutttt I still use another app that automatically tracks my exercise and then (if I remember or have time) I manually enter the stats into my SP account emoticon ... I would be awesome if an exercise tracking app could be combined into spark people. When I was a "crackberry user" there was an awesome free app that used GPS to map the route, speed, distance, and calories burned. Loved it even though I could not connect inside my building for the times I walked the stairwell (16 floors). The app I am currently using can track with or without GPS.
Just a thought. Thank you for this site!! emoticon

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JJJAX2008 10/20/2010 5:59PM

  I have an iPhone. I've downloaded the Diet and Food Tracker to my phone but I notice it doesn't sync up with the website. So, is there a way to make these connect? I usually use the website during the day, while I'm at work. But I don't have internet access at home, so I use my iPhone when I need to connect. I can access the website via Safari but it would be so much quicker and simpler if changes made within the ap would automatically update to my page on the website. Is this possible?

Thanks.
jjjax2008
jjjax2008@live.com

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SHELLSUCCESS 9/29/2010 1:48AM

    I have used the sparkpeople tracker with my blackberry. It has been great. However, about a week ago it wouldn't pull up my food log. I didn't know why. So I thought I would un-install it and try again. When I tried to install again it indicated that the application was not available in my country. I am currently living in China. However, the first time I put it on my blackberry it installed just fine. Any suggestions?

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CORINA-MOMOF4 9/28/2010 9:07PM

    awesome! I've never used this site before, but I just checked it out... I've been using the sparkapp and LOVE it. But what I don't like about the app 1) When entering new foods, it wont allow me to enter in the vitamins, so when having something new (like tonight, we had a new ice cream for dessert) I had to take the ice cream to my computer so I could enter it - I like to enter the entire nutrition label. And I just saw that with this site, I CAN do that.
And 2) I can't spin the wheel on the app.

Hopefully soon ya'll will add these features to the app as well. But in the meantime, I'm happy to see that I can use the mobile.sparkpeople.com to now be able to do those 2 things.

Thanks!

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ELLSLIMMINGDOWN 9/28/2010 12:34AM

    love it nice to be able to keep my log in streak going when I am away from home.

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JLYUGA 9/22/2010 4:29PM

    I love the new mobile website but wish that on Today's food it showed the total calories, fat, carbs and proteins you've had for the day and not just your ranges.

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BRENDAF13 9/21/2010 2:10PM

    P. S. SparkPeople.com is awesome! Thank you so much!

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BRENDAF13 9/21/2010 2:08PM

    I've been using the mobile web, not realizing there were applications for my BB that I could download. So I downloaded it this past weekend. I am finding things I like with both programs, but things I don't. The thing I've noticed so far about the application is it seems to be slower to add things I post, and it freezes my phone--or maybe it's just taking so long to finish posting. The jury is still out. Will keep comparing.

Suggestion: I track my steps because I read an article that talks about people doing more daily activity when they track steps instead of just exercise, say 30 min. This is definitely true. I would LOVE if the mobile program(s) would allow us to track steps, along with aerobics.

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WILLOW3500 9/16/2010 12:25PM

    I have the Blackberry Curve. I love using this app. It's so easy to add my food as I go. Thanks!

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APHUCK 9/14/2010 4:37PM

    I love this!

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145HEALTHY 9/13/2010 4:01AM

    You folks keep making this program better and better. Thanks!

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SKINNIEME10 9/11/2010 11:58AM

    I just got an I-touch and downloaded the application. It is nice, but I have trouble entering food. It will let me search for food, but won't let me enter it into my food tracker. Frustrating. emoticon

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REDDEVILTJ 9/11/2010 8:50AM

    I just tried it out to add my breakfast to my tracker. Not real fast on my phone but it's great to have for those times when I'm not near my computer. I have a smartphone but it's not one of those fancy ones. It's an LGenv3.


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MADEYEJUDI 9/10/2010 6:52PM

  Love the new mobile site! Still wish there was an app for Blackberry Storm....but this will make it much easier to use on the go! Thanks!

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SARAHARTIST 9/10/2010 2:49PM

    I love my android phone and just downloaded the food tracker from the market. Can't wait to try this and the mobile website! Any chance there is a fitness tracker (possibly with map tracking like RunStar) on the way? I LOVE RunStar but would rather have it report straight into my SparkPeople Fitness Tracker.

Thanks Sparkpeople!

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CATHYG7 9/10/2010 11:53AM

    Thank you so much! This is amazingly helpful in keeping me mindful and on track even on the go...which I always am!!

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JENISNAPE 9/10/2010 10:57AM

    Nice! This might make me use spark more often!

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DENI_ZEN 9/10/2010 9:55AM

    You've given me an incentive to trade in my "dumb" phone for a more intelligent model :) Thanks! - Sandi emoticon

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SPRINGHAZE 9/10/2010 9:52AM

    yessssssssss! This is great news!

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PHANTOMSMASK171 9/10/2010 6:27AM

    sweet

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I2SILLY 9/9/2010 12:37PM

    Tooo Coool !!! Very helpful...Thank you so much.

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SOHOJOSE 9/7/2010 1:07PM

    wow! the new mobile site is really awesome. I love the changes. The ability to delete food items is an welcome addition. The only thing I would add would be to show your calorie totals when you get the 'successfully added xxx' to your log. This would help me see my progress throughout the day without having to go to another screen.

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BLOOMING52 9/7/2010 9:03AM

    Thank you.

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WYWIWOMAN 9/6/2010 12:55PM

    I like the improvements! I appreciate your attention to making this site and other tools better with every change.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 9/6/2010 6:23AM

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CONNEALS 9/5/2010 7:34PM

    This will be great!

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LUVNY199 9/5/2010 5:06PM

    The update looks great. emoticon

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RUMBAMEL 9/5/2010 4:11PM

    This has been so great! I save so much time being able to enter on my phone instead of waiting until I get home and taking precious time from my hubby and kids.

Thanks

rumbamel

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MARYELLEN301 9/4/2010 11:10PM

    Can't wait to spin the wheel on my phone! emoticon

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GAYA2081 9/3/2010 11:09PM

    It would be awesome if you have optimized forums for the mobile site too, my poor old iPhone just can't handle them.

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FREES1 9/2/2010 1:31PM

    the upgrade is great - thanks!!! I just got back from vacation to discover you'd launched it while we were gone! Nice additions to what was there before - takes the sting away from there being no Blackberry Storm app!
Thanks!

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GERIKRAGH 9/2/2010 11:34AM

    Thank U for continuing updating Sparkpeople!

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SUNNYARIZONA 9/2/2010 12:56AM

    I don't do mobile phone web. Time is at a premium. I don't have time to do the NET by phone too....I have my Desk top and lap at home, and a web bases computet at week, no need for still ANOTHER place to go to! Thanks, but NO thanks!

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FAITH1029 9/2/2010 12:21AM

    wOOHooo!!!! I'm SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS!!!!!!

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WILMABEAL 9/1/2010 10:00PM

    WOW you both look alot slimmer in the face in those pics!Is it just me.Way to go in all the high tec stuff.Your very smart men! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIKAROONEY 9/1/2010 7:12PM

    yay! I'm so glad I can now spin the wheel AND add new foods! Those were my two peeves with the droid app!

Thanks!

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Nicole

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BECKYLYNNE77 9/1/2010 5:42PM

    that is awesome

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GODSBABYGAL 9/1/2010 5:24PM

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AGINGDAISIES 9/1/2010 2:45PM

    it there a reason I can't update my status or spin the wheel on my iphone app? also the exercise tracker crashes it everytime so I can't see my ST on my phone.


thanks!

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SHANN1530 9/1/2010 12:56PM

    thank you!! now i can finally get rid of the SP BB app (it crashes my BB a lot)

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CLOUMARJR 9/1/2010 11:38AM

    That's great!

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FIERCE_FABULOUS 9/1/2010 10:21AM

    AWESOME!!!!!

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SUPERGIRL1000 9/1/2010 9:48AM

    nice one!! emoticon

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KA.BARRY 9/1/2010 12:45AM

    Yay I'm loving the new mobile sparkpeople! It's awesome!! emoticon

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DEBWHNP 8/31/2010 8:13PM

  OMG! How wonderful! I have been struggling with my Omnia phone and the Windows OS using just Internet Explorer...but doing it. I just went to the mobile site and was amazed! Thank you! Hopefully you will have broad based apps instead of apps for special phones like the iphone and Droid. I love having the restaurant look up available.

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JEWITCH 8/31/2010 8:03PM

    emoticon SP!!!!!

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