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Thanks for watching ET (and link to the story if you missed)

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Hi Everyone

Thanks for watching the Entertainment Tonight story!

Responding to some comments from members who wished it was longer, here are a few thoughts about this:

1) Anytime we're able to get a positive story about SparkPeople in front of millions of viewers on such a great show - especially one that prominently shows the logo and URL - then we'll take it! This helps us continue to build momentum. So, we thank ET very much for covering the amazing story building here every day. They are "ahead of the curve" in understanding that something great is happening at SP.

2) This is one reason our book is soooooooooooo important to everything we're doing. If the book sells well, then EVERYTHING will change in terms of getting additional media coverage. We'll have so many people interested in covering SparkPeople that I won't be able to keep up. And of course, I'll want as many members as possible to join me and our team in this coverage. Bottom line, if the book sells well, we'll be spreading the spark to so many more people.

Here's a link to the ET story if you weren't able to see it (one fix on the text on their site - thousands sign up every day, not month):

SparkCheers and thanks for your support!

Chris (SparkGuy)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CESAU5679 10/2/2009 10:36AM


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SDLOOP 9/3/2009 8:20PM

    it will probably take longer to air in NZ

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KINZIEZOO 8/24/2009 2:32PM

  Thanks for posting this!

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DCONCIDI 8/24/2009 8:00AM

    Aw I missed this too.

But yes, I agree, any exposure is great. Several people at work have now joined Sparks and we even had our own work group fitness challenge.

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VICIOUS421 8/23/2009 12:00AM

    Late seeing this but Awesome! Anytime anyone notices my weight loss I tell the check it out. It is great seeing Sparkpeople getting media coverage. Congratulations and hope the book is the #1 best seller!

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BLINKYC209 8/22/2009 12:22AM

    Wow! I know I'm a little late seeing this, I just came back to SP not too long ago! It's wonderful to see this program getting exposure!

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    Thanks for the link, I don't have a TV and I enjoyed watching the online version.

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/31/2009 9:11PM

    thanks so much for spark people. everyone should know about this site. i have been here since jan. was able to get off my heart medications. i got rid of my irregular heart beats. i eat healthier, i exercise one hour a day. i use your food tracker. made a lot of friends on my teams.i am happier and not as shy as i once was. thanks for the new improved me.i just wish more people learned about this site. and believe me i have been telling everyone i can every chance i can. thanks. emoticon god bless spark people.

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BOPCIAOF6 7/31/2009 12:51PM

    Sparkguy--you are great! The story disappointed me because it was a blip and then it was gone. You are right though, the more PR the better. I just hope it reached the hurting folks out there who feel there's no hope for them.

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SPBECKIE2024 7/31/2009 9:38AM

  the story they did was great,i wished it could been longer

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LIFEHASCHANGES 7/31/2009 12:28AM

    Thanks for posting the link. I don't have cable TV. Sparkpeople is awesome. I am totally motivated by the whole system you guys have going. I have been learning a lot about how to be healthy and I have found that I don't have to deprive myself of carbs and I can still lose weight.
Take care!
Peace in Christ

Comment edited on: 7/31/2009 12:28:35 AM

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RSSSLHB 7/30/2009 6:28PM

    Thank you for posting emoticon

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RECOVERY_SEEKER 7/29/2009 10:10PM

    Thanks for posting the link. Good luck with the book. I hope you make tons of money to offset the costs of running such a awesome and greatly needed site.

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JULISABROCAR 7/29/2009 9:55PM

    the segment was WAY too short but I say any advertising for this great site is welcome!

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ESS8409 7/29/2009 2:53PM has made a difference in my life and I am excited to see the spark spread!

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BREATHESPIXIE 7/29/2009 2:52PM

    Thanks for posting the link!

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SUNNYARIZONA 7/29/2009 2:04PM

    Unable to watch this video. Kept getting a commercial, and could not stop it. I have the ET program on my blog which works fine for me!

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BUSYMOM206 7/29/2009 11:55AM

    I am glad you posted it as I was working when it was on! Thanks!

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CURBEE 7/29/2009 11:30AM

    it was good to watch it again, your link seems to have more than what I saw last Thursday, so I'm glad I could see it again.
So when do we get to find out the name of the Olympian?

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BABSK1826 7/29/2009 1:47AM

    Maybe it was a minute, but they covered a lot! Barb

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BARBARII 7/28/2009 9:50PM

    Free primetime exposure is next to impossible to get, for any company/product! I think it's GREAT that Entertainment Tonight chose to include the segment on SparkPeople! emoticon

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CHOCOLATE1001 7/28/2009 7:07PM

  Where does the money for the book go?

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SISTERDEAR 7/28/2009 5:58PM

    I was hoping you would post this, as I also missed it. Thank so much!

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JOJO2348 7/28/2009 4:20PM

    Thanks for posting the link - I wanted to be sure and see it and forgot. Thanks again. GO SPARKS YEAH! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  The show was great but too quick! I am so glad they featured SP.

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    Thanks for letting us be a part of this!!!! Every little bit counts:). I'm glad we aren't as seedy or taudry as the kinds of things that got more air time- if it takes being involved in Michael Jackson's death to get air time, then I'm glad we didn't get as much. I did think it was funny that they paired us with "More to Love," though.

Comment edited on: 7/28/2009 3:23:52 PM

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LILMAMA1908 7/28/2009 2:57PM

  Thank you for posting this clip. It just inspires me more to achieve my goal and lose the weight. Thank you so much for creting this site. I plan to stick with this site and I can'y wait to get the book

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BROOKE_1982 7/28/2009 2:40PM

    I am glad that you posted the link. I missed it and it was nice to see it. Thank you

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KEEPSAKES66 7/28/2009 2:29PM

    I am glad you posted the link, i missed it. Thanks for making this site- it has been a lifesaver for me. Due to the support and tools I have managed to stay on track longer than I ever have in my life. You are awsome!!! emoticon

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BMCTRB 7/28/2009 2:11PM

    Thanks for sharing - I missed the show. This clip should encourage many folks to join!


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IWANNABEE 7/28/2009 2:08PM

    T'was short but it t'was SWEET!!!

Thank you,
Jo emoticon

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CHAS1949 7/28/2009 1:14PM

    Thanks for posting this...I set my dvr to the day and time, but the day and time changed so I missed it. I'm glad I got to see it here, at least.

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SALTIIE 7/28/2009 12:29PM

  It was cooool!! Great job!!

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MEGANRIOT 7/28/2009 12:17PM

    Thanks for Sharing and Congrats!!!

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JANINEBY 7/28/2009 11:54AM


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BOVEY63 7/28/2009 11:27AM

    Thank you for adding this to the site. I was watching ET and was called away shortly before this aired.

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TEXQUILTMAMA 7/28/2009 10:43AM

    Thanks , I missed it somehow , It was awesome and very truthful! This site means everything to me..It has helped me understand my weight problem and 72 lbs later, I am still working on it..This is the most I have ever lost..I love the comraderie on this site, it makes me feel good about myself to help others get started or to lift their day..I plan to stay on this site forever..

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AMILNEFLIP 7/28/2009 10:33AM

    Thank you so much for sharing. I was bummed that I missed it. Congrats on another step towards spreading the spark!!! :)

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TICKLETECK 7/28/2009 10:03AM

    Thats awesome!!!! spread the spark.

Also I just wanted to say THANK YOU for making this site. Without it I wouldn't be doing this!! emoticon


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SONSHINE1948 7/28/2009 9:52AM

    You're getting the word out. A huge step towards a healthier America.

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REBUILDFIT 7/28/2009 9:33AM

    Woohoo. Yay for press coverage...I can't wait to get the book for myself and to give it as gifts!!

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KEEPITMOVING 7/28/2009 9:29AM

    i saw it when it aired and was thrilled that more national coverage is coming sp's well-deserved way. sp rocks my world!

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TIME4SINA 7/28/2009 8:53AM

    YAY! Thanks for sharing; I missed it.

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STEPHAM1 7/28/2009 8:32AM

    Wonderful - wonderful - wonderful!
Great job - now let's hope for great book sales and we can Spark this world into ACTION!

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KEISHAJACKSON 7/28/2009 8:32AM

    Where is the book? I want to bu a few and give them to people.

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RSSSLHB 7/28/2009 8:29AM

    emoticon it was emoticon

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AMASSEY2 7/27/2009 10:42PM

    I was so proud! I wish they had time to tell more!!!!!!

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CHEROKEE1946 7/27/2009 10:03PM

    Think it was great. Hope all of us can help spread the word.

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MRSAKINS2005 7/27/2009 9:38PM

    I apologize I had to work that night and missed it. I wish I could have seen it.

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PATTYS74 7/27/2009 4:35PM

    It was so cool to Sparkpeople on ET but I wish they had said more

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