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Over 5 Billion Calories Burned: Find Out Who Pushed Us Over the Mark!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Did you log your latest workout on SparkPeople's Fitness Tracker? Whether you burned 60 calories or 600, tracking your workouts at SparkPeople means something. It means that you're making yourself a priority; that you're taking the steps you need to reach your goals; and that you're using fitness as a springboard to success in other areas of your life. Congratulations!

But keeping track of your workouts is more than personal. It means you're part of something bigger: the SparkPeople movement. Together, our members have started fitness routines, made exercise a habit, and burned over 5 billion calories to date. That's no typo: 5,000,000,000 has nine zeroes.

YOU were a part of making it happen! At a time in history when sedentary lifestyles and weight problems are on the rise, SparkPeople members are reversing the trends. We're exercising, losing weight, drinking water, and improving our diets one person at a time, but we're all in it together!

To celebrate this big milestone we held a contest. We found the member responsible for logging the exercise(s) that pushed us to 5 billion calories burned. Congratulations to MAMATUSA, who has won a SparkPeople prize pack that includes some SparkPeople-branded products from our new store: a lunch bag, drawstring backpack, T-shirt, stress ball, 2009 day-at-a-glance calendar, 2009 monthly tracking calendar, window cling and key chain! Click here for official contest rules and terms.



I hope that every SparkPeople member feels a sense of pride in this accomplishment. So keep moving and logging those fitness minutes!

Make your life an adventure!

Chris Downie, SparkPeople Founder and CEO
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NOMI_822 12/21/2008 3:50AM

    Fantastic, Wonderful News!!! Congrats to Sparkpeople!!! emoticon

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FIRERAVEN9 12/20/2008 1:15PM

    Way to go SparkPeople!

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QUIETNEAL 12/18/2008 9:28AM

    Congrats SparkPeoples. SparkOn!!!

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LIMONM 12/18/2008 12:51AM

    TO MAMATUSA & ALL SPARKIES--CONGRATS BIG TIME!! emoticon

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AGAPE815 12/17/2008 6:50PM

    Way to go SPARKERS!!!!

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CHERIE55 12/17/2008 5:52PM

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Cherie

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JEEPERSMOM 12/17/2008 12:44PM

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OLDERDANDRT 12/17/2008 11:01AM

    Way to go Spark People!!!!! emoticon

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KARIWITT 12/17/2008 8:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon work!

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JIBBIE49 12/17/2008 3:59AM

    We just LOVE ourselves, and by taking care of our health, we are loving our families, as well. emoticon

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3DOGCREW 12/17/2008 2:40AM

    Congrats and good job everyone

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SPARKLINGVIOLET 12/17/2008 1:19AM

    YAY! I'm so proud of us!! And I'm more proud that I was a part of this!! :)

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SONPARI1 12/16/2008 11:12PM

    Great job, Lets double the figure!

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MOM2POMS2 12/16/2008 10:41PM

    How cool is this!! Awesome job Sparkers!!

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KRISTINWEDDLE 12/16/2008 9:36PM

    I am proud to be a part of something so big that I can't even wrap my mind around it. America, the world really, has a lot of huge tasks to take on right now. One of the largest issues we face is, well, how large we are in this country.

Thank you for all that you do, SparkPeople!

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IAMKELSEYH 12/16/2008 9:15PM

    Good job team! :D

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AMYMCINT 12/16/2008 8:48PM

    What can we say - - - Sparkers Rock!

~Amy

PS. Looking for a team - consider "Done Being the Fat Girl" we would LOVE to have you!

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CAROLJ35 12/16/2008 8:19PM

    And to think I contributed to this awesome total!!!

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MAV1729 12/16/2008 6:07PM

    NOW THATS JUST REALLY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AGREE WITH JO*ANNE*IE .....IT TAKES A VILLAGE....THANK YOU SPARKS!!!

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JO*ANNE*IE 12/16/2008 5:06PM

    Proving yet again, it takes a village to burn a billion!!! Thanks Spark Guy!!!

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DAVISJH 12/16/2008 4:08PM

    I know that I contributed a couple hundred thousand calories to that total this year (perhaps another hundred thousand last year?). They all add up!!!

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DEGODDESS 12/16/2008 3:46PM

    Congratulations to all of us who continually stive for fitter lifestyles and are willing to work hard to reach our goals...also CONGRATULATIONS to MAMATUSA for pushing us over the 5 billion calorie lost mark! WE DID IT!
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FISHINGLADY66 12/16/2008 3:22PM

    Congratulations MAMATUSA.
I am very happy to a part of the SparkPeople movement.

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SCHALA 12/16/2008 2:37PM

  Congrats to the winner and to everyone on SparkPeople! ^_^

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TERLYN 12/16/2008 2:23PM

    emoticon Thats pretty amazing. Congratulations to the winner as well!

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WENDI_WA1 12/16/2008 1:30PM

    Congratulations MAMATUSA and all .

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DOLMADEZ 12/16/2008 11:42AM

    Congrats to MAMATUSA and ALL of the members of Spark People!!

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GRANDMASCRAPS 12/16/2008 11:39AM

    5 billion that's BILLION with a "B". What a team we have here at Sparkpeople. Awesome guys.

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1FITMOM09 12/16/2008 10:24AM

  emoticon That is quite an accomplishment... 5 BILLION!!! Way to go Spark People!!!

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COLEMANSR 12/16/2008 9:36AM

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TANTALUMGIRL 12/16/2008 9:10AM

    Congrats

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LOVEROFANIMALS 12/16/2008 8:59AM

    Way to go everyone!! What an accomplishment! emoticon

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FUNINFLIPFLOPS 12/16/2008 8:40AM

    Congrats to all that participated and to the winner of the wonderful prize!

Thank you for the people who work with us on a daily basis to keep us motivated and thank you to the founder of this wonderful website!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 12/11/2008 11:21PM

    How very cool!

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CURLSRFUN 12/11/2008 5:31PM

    Congrats to the winnner! Way To GO!

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MARYANNE4403 12/11/2008 4:37PM

    i track mine all the time

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BSHOWELL 12/11/2008 3:11PM

    Very cool!

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MAXFOCUS 12/11/2008 2:55PM

    The fitness tracker is one of my fav tools here. Thanks!

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LIFE-FAITH 12/11/2008 1:58PM

    I track mine daily!
Thanks so much for the awesome opportunity to win something!


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GROOVYKARMA1 12/11/2008 10:25AM

  I am going to make sure that I do! Let's go Va.Bch.!

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POUNDCAKES 12/11/2008 10:09AM

    I love posting my times, and will make sure I put in all mine every day. Great accomplishment for all of us!

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GRALLEN 12/11/2008 9:55AM

    Ok, so who was the winner?

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TONIBALOGNA_11 12/11/2008 9:32AM

    .Awesome! SP is a great tool to have in our life and to help make this lifestyle change a success! Thank you SP!!! emoticon

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ROYALETBONE 12/10/2008 11:45PM

    Wow, we already hit 5 billion calories burned....dang, it goes fast once we get this large!
Yeah, Sparks!

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BLUESKY104 12/10/2008 11:01PM

    What a motivator to log in those Fitness minutes -- which I do on a daily basis emoticon

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MCDEANE52 12/10/2008 10:18PM

    I do it every day and I'm glad I'm a part of this exciting achievment! I'll be even gladder if you pick me! LOL SP ROCKS!!!

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BELG64 12/10/2008 9:56PM

    Ooh I am heading over to track my exercise right now!!!!

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JULCAT51 12/10/2008 9:50PM

    SPARKPEOPLE ROCK!!!
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FISHINGLADY66 12/10/2008 9:46PM

    You and Spark People are so awesome.
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Irene

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ROAD2HEALTHY 12/10/2008 8:15PM

    This is just great!

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