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5 Ways to Show Your Spark on Friday, January 16

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Don't forget! The first ever Show Your Spark Day is Friday, January 16, 2009. This is your chance to show others that you're part of a worldwide movement in fitness, nutrition and healthy living!

As many of you know, one of the biggest reasons that SparkPeople is free is because our members do such an amazing job of Spreading the Spark! This allows us to keep our costs low and keep resources focused on making the site better for you and your friends. That's why we encourage you to tell others about SparkPeople. Show Your Spark Day is an easy way to get the word out and find even more SparkFriends to share your journey.

If SparkPeople has helped you make positive changes in your life, then please join millions of members from all over the globe on this special day! Here are 5 easy ways you can Show Your Spark on January 16:

  • Wear a SparkPeople T-shirt. If you have one, sport your SparkPeople T-shirt on January 16! We encourage everyone who owns a SparkPeople T-shirt to wear it, so be on the lookout wherever you go.

  • Tell a Friend about SparkPeople. We have several easy emails you can send to your friends on January 16. And remember, you'll earn 10 SparkPoints every time one of your friends joins!

  • Hand out SparkPeople cards. We've created some printable cards and flyers that you can use that Friday to spread the words to your employer, co-workers, clients and more!

  • Spruce up your email signature. Change your email signature on January 16 to include a link to, a SparkTeam, or your SparkPage. Include something like "Reaching my goals at" or "Join me at" each time you send an email from work (if permitted) or from your personal account.

  • Update your Facebook and/or MySpace status. Tell others about SparkPeople by updating your status on January 16. Be sure to include "" in your status update so that your friends know where to go. You can talk about reaching your New Year's resolutions, getting healthy, or something else that you want your friends to know about SparkPeople.

For more Spread the Spark ideas, visit this page. And to Show Your Spark every day of the year, check out our branded products and apparel at We hope that we can count on you to Show Your Spark on Friday, January 16, 2009. As always, thank YOU for making SparkPeople such a positive place!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAROL6X 10/8/2011 7:41PM

    I have been mentioning SparkPeople to co-workers and some patients alike in casually talking.

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WOLFFETTE 12/5/2010 7:25AM

  Great Idea for Spark Day! I have been sharing this site since I came upon it 4 days ago. It's amazing. Thank you.

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SUNRISE14 3/21/2010 6:09AM

    I to love this site. I have been inspired even tho my weight loss is very slow because of health reasons i am eating right and for the first time in my life in control of the food i eat! emoticon

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MHUTTON 1/20/2009 4:17PM

    I wore my SPARKPEOPLE Tshirt all day. Fridays we get to wear jeans so I wore it to work too.

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MAUREEN19640824 1/18/2009 11:34AM

    Great ideas!

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TONKA501 1/17/2009 12:59PM

  I have been reading and trying suggestions from Spark pages for seven month. I lost 40lbs so far, and now people started to ask me how i did it. My answer is "Spark People" , especially motivational stories, quotes, articles. Whenever I wanted to quit or thought I can not loose any more weight, I was able to find something on this site that will give me strength to go on. I am very glad I can spread Spark by being example that it does work.

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HARRINGTON5 1/17/2009 12:47PM

    I just love this site and have told everyone I know about it. My sister is also member and we live in different states, so it is also a good way for us to keep tabs on each other. It helps keeps us both motivated.
emoticon emoticon

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FRYLEBANON1953 1/17/2009 1:39AM

  I have been with spark people for a couple of weeks now. It has help me think about what I am eating and drinking more water. Also has help me with other problems such as sleep. This is a wonderful program. I haven't lost much as yet but I will be soon. emoticon

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SEAQUILTER 1/17/2009 1:34AM

    I joined about 3 weeks ago. I am very impressed by Sparkpeople. I have spread the word to all my friends verbally. They too are as impressed as myself. Seize the day Sparkpeople!

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57WINDDANCER 1/16/2009 10:52PM

    I have a personal blog (you can find the address on my page) and I have been writing about spark people on a daily basis since the day I joined a week and a half or so ago. I love this new found sight I found here, and hope to become an active member
~~~Wind~~~> emoticon

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VELVETCATT 1/16/2009 10:28PM

    I've been sharing the benefits of SPARKPEOPLE with co-workers and friends for quite some time, so I am hoping that this will be the year that at least SOME of them join!

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MAMAWPAM 1/16/2009 10:25PM

  I just joined this week. I told family members about it. Hope they have better luck than me. Guess i will have to keep trying to learn the system

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NURSE19861 1/16/2009 10:16PM

  I have been telling several people about the sight and encouraging them to check it out. It is a big encouragement for me!!

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KAREN42BOYS 1/16/2009 10:14PM

    i bought 2 of the sparkpeople bottles -- one for a friend and one for me, kind of like wearing friendship rings!

and i've got lots of people noticing i'm looking different, so that's led to a lot of conversations that include sparkpeople.

thanks for giving us such wonderful resources!

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BRATT21 1/16/2009 10:10PM

  I just joined three days ago and I've already told my mother as well as a vary close friend about sparkpeople today . I think it is a great thing that you have sstrated Thank You!!

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4DIANE 1/16/2009 9:58PM

  I told 4 people of this wonderful place to learn many things that people have in common.

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TAMMY507 1/16/2009 9:55PM

    I told my mother and she is joining this weekend.

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FROGGY1013 1/16/2009 9:45PM

    I told 3 people about Spark today! emoticon

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ELLYN68 1/16/2009 9:32PM

  I have tried to share the SparkPeople site by way of e-mail from this site but it's not working right. I have been CC myself to be certain that it goes out. Please let me know what I need to do differently so that I can share it with others. I really LOVE this site!!

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C21BROKER 1/16/2009 9:13PM

    My daughters and I joined 4 days ago and have decided to create a new team! Watch for the Boonville Belles!

Comment edited on: 1/16/2009 9:14:18 PM

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    I joined 1 week ago today and alreay got my sister-in-law to join. She posted today. YIPEEEEE

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AGNETE 1/16/2009 7:48PM

  Thanks for the ability to give out the business cards. Some people don't want their e-mails shared, so this gives them the power to do something really good for themselves. Thank you

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NANA71 1/16/2009 7:39PM

  I told my daughter who is very interested.
Thanks for hosting such a helpful site! emoticon

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JANISTROTMAN 1/16/2009 7:20PM

    Since I joined in October, I have sent emails to friends and two friends has joined, both not easy bloggers. Will keep telling people about this wonderful site.

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LOLAJO54 1/16/2009 5:48PM

    Thanks I had some cards and gave them out and put my Spark on my facebook account -changed my page around-- it was all fun and hopefully someone who needs to get healthy and wants to change their life around will see it and take action.. Most of my team wore their Sparks shirts for today!! Yeah for SparksPeople-- thanks for being a free site.- Jo emoticon

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SAMODER 1/16/2009 5:32PM

    I wore my T-shirt to work/school. I got my principal's permission, just in case.


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LINSUARA 1/16/2009 5:26PM

  This is so cool! I got my T-shirt this morning and I am wearing it and using my water bottle. I didn't get my calendar. They said there were no more. Do I get a refund?
I am so happy it came today because I wanted it to,
The t-shirt fits perfectly and the water bottle is great.

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SHAWNALUCY 1/16/2009 5:07PM

    Yay! For SparkPeople!!! Yay that SparkPeople offers the fitted t-shirts now, too!! I LOVE mine!!

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    my" i love sparkpeople" t-shirt arrived yesterday so i planned to wear it everywhere today. however my westies kirby joe & la la la got sick and had to go to the vet today. so i put my spark t on over a long sleeve red shirt and got out in the 12 degree weather and proudly wore my spark t-shirt to the vets office. thank god they just had gotten a cold. i constantly tell everyone about sparkpeople and hand out the sparkcards for them to join. i have lost 31 pounds since joining. spread the spark daily !!! emoticon

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KSH1967 1/16/2009 4:58PM

    Hi, I just joined but I sent about 5 e-mails out to friends so they can see how helpful this site can be on our journey to better health!! Yea,!!

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MHALASCHAK 1/16/2009 4:40PM

    Everyone who uses spark people has a great outlook for the future and their effort to lose or maintain a good life style ........ So hip hip hooray for spark day emoticon emoticon

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FLUTRBY 1/16/2009 4:35PM

    I am showing my Spark today by writing about it on my Facebook. What a great suggestion. emoticon

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LEEPFROG95 1/16/2009 4:31PM

    I gave the SPARK to the HR Dept. at Work and they are adding to to a
the LOST it at WORK competition. And there are about 70 -80 people
that are in the contest. emoticon

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MOMMA48 1/16/2009 4:19PM

    I passed the link to a few of my friends who will love this site! Thanks!!

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PKLOSES 1/16/2009 4:18PM

    I have SP on my MySpace page, someone in one of my groups asked me about SP so I sent her the link to my page and told her if she signs up to say that I sent her :) I'll be adding it to my signature...never thought about doing that and it's so simple!!

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DMBEANER03 1/16/2009 4:05PM

    I sent an invitation email to 5 friends to join Spark

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TBUCKETSMOM 1/16/2009 4:02PM

    I distributed fliers and updated my facebook status to say that I was spreading the SPARK with

25+ pounds down with Sparkpeople!


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JKVOLKERS 1/16/2009 3:45PM

  I told the weight loss counselors at program I joined about SparkPeople! emoticon

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JCARDINAL 1/16/2009 3:37PM

    I wore my T-shirt with pride today.

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ANNAWONG 1/16/2009 3:24PM

    i put it on my emoticon

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JJMCMARTIN 1/16/2009 3:23PM

    I posted flyers at work!

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MISSY-PIE 1/16/2009 3:20PM

    I told a friend about Spark People today and she has already joined!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARYSPEN 1/16/2009 2:56PM

    I told four people about sparkpeople today. emoticon

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DEBELLE 1/16/2009 2:45PM

  I added this to my facebook went to California........the spark is going coast to coast! emoticon

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COURTNEY521 1/16/2009 2:43PM

    I told a friend about spark people emoticon

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IANDME 1/16/2009 2:38PM

    I posted a message onto the facebook website to tell all my friendsabout Sparkpeople.
I will also print out a flyer to put up in my doctors surgery. emoticon

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ANAMACHA 1/16/2009 2:20PM

    I told a friend about SparkPeople today!

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RONEESHA 1/16/2009 2:13PM

    I try to tell everyone that I know about SP. I added it to my myspace and my e-mail signature. emoticon

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ADENA_HANNA 1/16/2009 2:07PM

    I told a friend about spark people and she was really interested emoticon

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GOLDENPEARLE 1/16/2009 2:07PM

    I will print off the B cards, a give the letter to my doctor.


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