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Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm often moved by comments from members about the many ways SparkPeople and our community are helping them - here's one from a couple of days ago:

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I am a thirty one year old mom of a autistic 3 year old son. I have been trying to lose weight since I have had him. Because of all of the therapy he needs I had to quit working leaving us with no extra money for things like the gym. I want to thank you so much for this site I have lost 11 pounds so far and feel better than I have in a long time. Thank YOU!!
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We're all making a big difference as a team!

Chris (SparkGuy)

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  • v HOWTOWIN
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    1951 days ago
  • v BLACKDOGMOM
    Thank you SparkGuy for this site and the motivation. I am a 51 year old who spent the first 30 years of my life trying to weight more than 105 pounds. Well once I started gaining I couldn't stop and now its as hard for me to lose as it was to gain. I had tried WW with no success. I have started using SparkPeople page about a year ago but wasn't really committed. I have within the last 60 days gotten very serious about my health and weight have been using this site religiously. Thank you Thank you for all of the information you have put at my finger tips for free. I have lost 18 pounds and can not thank you enough for the help and motivation I find on this site. I tell everyone I know about SparkPeople. emoticon
    2472 days ago
  • v MIA0324
    I am a "veteran" fighting fat. I joined support type programs (WW, OEA, at work support groups), I joined many online programs, I was on all sort of medication to lose weight, I bought all sort of weight loss software. Spar people is by far the best. Weight loss is dealt with from so many and diverse angles, some of them I never thought about. The information, the presentation, the very user friendly design make this web site amazing. Many times I am at loss with all this information . Once I open a door , many other open as well, and I don't know what to chose. And if I take another door, I don't know where did I start. Does any of you feel the same?
    2517 days ago
  • v JAYJAYBEE55
    Having "dieted" and worked out all of my life, I thought I knew a thing or two about the subject. I've been amazed at how smart I'm not --- and grateful that I've learned so much in the nearly two months that I've been participating in the Spark People program. I'm on track to lose my goal of 16 pounds, 2 pounds per week, by the end of July. I am happy, I am satisfied, I'm losing weight and feeling so much better about myself. One very important part of this program is that by taking the diet profile test, I discovered what my overeating triggers were, and I'm now able to avoid those triggers. (Fast Feeder and Portion Distortion-er equally). My second favorite thing about the site is that for the FIRST time, I'm not doing someone else's program. I'm doing my own plan, eating what I want to eat and working healthy eatng into my lifestyle slowly but surely. I am so very confident that I will be able to meet my goal weight loss, and can easily envision this site being a part of my planning for years to come. i do thank you for creating a well-thought and deep site that focuses on health first. I'm learning, losing and actually loving this opportunity.
    2530 days ago
  • v LAURAJEAN13
    Could've written the same thing myself! thanks!
    2530 days ago
  • v MARJIJANE
    DITTO!!!!!
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    2530 days ago
  • v NEENSTER1
    I like this site alot.... It's is really the best.. emoticon emoticon
    2530 days ago
  • v SQUEEZEITIN
    Just another great example of the good you are doing!

    Congratulations!
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    Life's a gym. Work it out!
    2530 days ago
  • v GEE-KNEE
    You get great member comments because you did a great thing with this site. Spark people changed my life, and I know many others that feel the same. I know for me, it's hard to even put into words the gratitude I feel for this website. Heck, I think losing 120 pounds (and counting) has statistically added like 5 years to my life, not to mention the added quality of life. How do you thank someone for that?

    Keep Sparking,
    Jeannie


    2531 days ago
  • v DRAGONFLYMOM4







    2531 days ago
  • v VIBAUSTIN
    Fantastic lady. I am so happy I found SparkPeople also.. I am very new but, I am loving it.
    Thank you SparkPeople (this is the first time in my life I feel like I am going to succeed in my weight goal. emoticon emoticon
    2531 days ago
  • v LOSINIT52
    You'll never know what a difference you have made in so
    many of our lives! It really is incredible.
    I THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!
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    2532 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/21/2009 12:59:13 PM
  • v BABYFACE61
    I to am new to sp but am willing to here every tip I can get from everyone here. I also lost my spouse recently. And I am not liking how I am looking. So I have joined a gym and want to eat healthier and be healthier and look good for my age which will be 48 in another month. emoticon
    2532 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2009 4:16:34 PM
  • v MARIOSO
    What a great mom!!! she has shown us other moms out there what is really important! emoticon
    2532 days ago
  • v MARYBETH_OHIO
    Amen she has said it all.. I am so proud of Sp and all the members who are so devoted to helping others while helping themselves.. To be able to come here and ask the SP staff questions is also great I mean I always have questions involving my weight loss journey..
    So thank you so much.
    Huggles,
    Marybeth
    2533 days ago
  • v MARYBETH_OHIO
    Amen she has said it all.. I am so proud of Sp and all the members who are so devoted to helping others while helping themselves.. To be able to come here and ask the SP staff questions is also great I mean I always have questions involving my weight loss journey..
    So thank you so much.
    Huggles,
    Marybeth
    2533 days ago
  • v MARYBETH_OHIO
    Amen she has said it all.. I am so proud of Sp and all the members who are so devoted to helping others while helping themselves.. To be able to come here and ask the SP staff questions is also great I mean I always have questions involving my weight loss journey..
    So thank you so much.
    Huggles,
    Marybeth

    PS: All my prayers to her and her family and I know she will do great on her weight loss journey.
    2533 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2009 1:00:37 PM
  • v CATREBEL
    I think she speaks for all of us!
    2533 days ago
  • v ANTHEM3
    What an inspiring story! I, too, am recently out of work, stress definitely adds to the weight gain problems. I can't wait to see everyone's progress and enthusiasm each day - it's contagious!
    2533 days ago
  • v LUCIHESS
    I'm new but from what I have read you all are a great bunch of folks. Thank you
    2533 days ago
  • v MISSFYING
    I not only have an autistic son, I'm also autistic myself (asperger's syndrome), making life not only stressful, but also making it hard for me to deal with stress. Having the numbers at my fingertips (calories eaten vs burned) has been really helpful, as it makes it a little more concrete. There even is a team for people with autism, apart from the usual teams for parents. Only 4 pounds left to go!
    2533 days ago
  • v MARSD81
    So far the site has helped me a great deal in sticking with my goals with weight loss. To be able to see progress and see what needs to be changed so that I will succeed is a real life saver. Thank You emoticon
    2533 days ago
  • v SHERI1969
    She is right; SparkPeople makes a difference in everybody's life, be it weight loss or phsychologicial. SP always comes through.


    2533 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLYTOUCH
    I am not good with words but I just want to say thanks for helping so many of us!
    2533 days ago
  • v MALLORY46
    I concur - SP is an awesome site! I was always successful on a "diet" for 2 maybe 3 months, but never beyond. Why? Support & encouragement were not available. Weekly meetings were great but only for 1 day a week. The other 6 days I was on my own. Here I find the support I need and can offer support to many many friends I have made along the way.

    Thank you!
    2533 days ago
  • v JEANNE414
    I am glad to have this website. It is a real life saving tool. In this economy having no resources for gym membership this is the saving grace. I am glad that this program is working for you and many blessings to you and your son. What an inspirational story to read.
    2533 days ago
  • v LOSSW8
    I am sorry I did not think my comment had posted.
    2533 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/19/2009 9:57:59 PM
  • v LIVINHEALTHY9
    What an inspirational story.
    2533 days ago
  • v LOSSW8
    I agaib, i am sorry I did not think my comment had posted.r. emoticon
    2533 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/19/2009 10:00:08 PM
  • v LOSSW8
    I am glad of your success and I hav worked with autistic childfren and I know you have a lot on your plate. I am glad to be a part of somjething that has such an important and positive impact on one's life. I have truelly been blessed by sp and I too am feeling more energetic inless than a week of being a member. emoticon
    2533 days ago
  • v HARLYCHIC14
    I myself have an autistic son. So I know the pressures and stress that come with it. This site helped me lose the extra weight from my pregnancy, which was very difficult. With SP, I was able to reach my goal weight. I have found many friends who have helped me along my journey. I couldn't have done it alone. Thank you for giving us a tool that helps us lose weight and keep it off.

    Brandi
    2533 days ago
  • v LOSSW8
    I am glad of your success and I hav worked with autistic childfren and I know you have a lot on your plate. I am glad to be a part of somjething that has such an important and positive impact on one's life. I have truelly been blessed by sp and I too am feeling more energetic inless than a week of being a member. emoticon
    2533 days ago
  • v HARLYCHIC14
    I myself have an autistic son. So I know the pressures and stress that come with it. This site helped me lose the extra weight from my pregnancy, which was very difficult. With SP, I was able to reach my goal weight. I have found many friends who have helped me along my journey. I couldn't have done it alone. Thank you for giving us a tool that helps us lose weight and keep it off.

    Brandi
    2533 days ago
  • v DRADISCH
    Chris and your amazing team has given back hope and renewed belief in myself that this time I can do it and get my second chance at life that I received from God.
    The friendships and support that i have gotten is so amazing. I am grateful to my DH for finding your program and starting it for himself. He has lost today 20 pounds.
    I will Bless you all everyday of my life.
    Donna
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    2533 days ago
  • v CYNFULMISTI
    emoticon It is because of this site and the friendships I have made that I know I can lose the weight and keep it off this time. Thank-you for caring enough to help all of us using this program. You are one of a kind! emoticon
    2533 days ago
  • v O0HEATHER
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    I have made a difference in my life with the help of SP. I am so glad you provided this resource and also for free. I like many don't have the resources to put into pay sites or gimmicks.
    Thank you emoticon
    2533 days ago
  • v DOROTHYCHRISMAN
    I have totally become addicted to this site. I just love using the recipe builder to find out how many calories some of my recipes have. It is really helpful to keep me on track. It also helps me to journal my food and activities for the day. This is the first time in my life that I have actually kept track of what I eat and how much I exercise. It really helps to keep me honest. emoticon
    2533 days ago
  • v ONLYTEMPORARY
    emoticon , you have helped so many of us here at Spark by making this available as well as free. There are a great many of us that just can't afford fees for belonging to a site like this.

    We are learning not only how to eat healthy but getting valuable lessons on how to make our bodies more healthy than they are. We are also learning that we are worth the effort we are expending to do it. Thank you again.
    2533 days ago
  • v MAXFOCUS
    Chris (SparkGuy) thanks for making your vision of SparkPeople a reality. This site has helped me in so many ways and I can't thank you enough.

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    2533 days ago
  • v TEDYBEAR2838
    emoticon also. THANK YOU!
    2533 days ago
  • v LEANN95822
    I like this site too. I have been on the weight watchers site and like it, but it costs money (a lot, i might add!). This site does everything that site does, but no charge. It is great!

    I am having some motivation problems, tho... what motivates you guys??

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    2533 days ago
  • v NINAPEA
    Amen!!! There are so many websites out there like SparkPeople, but they eventually ask for your money and are not anywhere as supportive as everyone is here. I am SO glad I found this wonderful tool in weight loss and will continue to use it every day until I am old and gray. emoticon
    2533 days ago
  • v AGAPEJOY
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    emoticon SparkPeople!!
    2533 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/19/2009 4:46:19 PM
  • v PIPECLAY
    Massive thank you from me too! I've lost 12 lbs so far, nothing else has motivated me like sparkpeople!
    2533 days ago
  • v COLEMANSR
    I know it made a difference in mine. Thank you.
    2533 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    That should put a big grin on your face. LOL.
    2533 days ago
  • v 1647GINGER
    This was a wonderful thing you did by putting up this site. God Bless you for all your help.

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    You're the BEST. emoticon
    2533 days ago
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    2533 days ago
  • v I*AM*BLESSED
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    2534 days ago
  • v WILD4STARS
    Awesome!
    2534 days ago
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