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A Special Message from SparkGuy: The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Spread the Spark

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Over the years, I have seen how SparkPeople’s special combination of nutrition, fitness and motivation has helped millions of people like you lose weight, get fit and transform their lives. As long as I can remember, I have hoped to make SparkPeople into a book so that it can help even more people reach their goals. And I'm happy to say that my goal of writing a SparkPeople book has finally been accomplished!

The upcoming book is called The Spark. I've been working on it, along with help from your SparkPeople Coaches and members, for the past year and am happy to announce that it will be released in January 2010! This new book takes the SparkPeople program to a whole new level. In fact, most of the content in the book (which includes success stories, motivational strategies, meal plans, new workouts, and the story behind SparkPeople) has never been presented on the website.

Writing the book has been a difficult but exciting adventure. It was harder than I could have expected, but the final book is also better than I could have imagined! At one point, while reviewing a nearly-finished version of the manuscript, I had tears of happiness because I could tell that we had really captured the spirit of SparkPeople in a way we’ve never been able to do on the site. I think you’ll know what I mean when you read the book yourself. You can learn more about the book by visiting

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re ready to take your program in a whole new direction, The Spark is for you. If you've struggled with explaining "SparkPeople" to friends or family members, it's for them, too.

By starting and keeping it free to the public, I've realized my life's dream of helping millions of people reach their goals, lose weight and lead healthier lives. But so many people still need our help! If The Spark book is a success, it will help spread SparkPeople's message even farther so we can help even more people. Just imagine a world full of people who are as "Sparked" as all of you are!

Preorders for this book start today! By going to and placing your order for The Spark before it is released, you'll get several free gifts and have the chance to win prizes. But on a personal note, pre-ordering this book may very well be the most important thing you can ever do to help Spread the Spark. A high number of sales—especially in this months before the book is released—can help The Spark get more press coverage, reach the national bestseller lists, and encourage retailers to stock (and promote) the book. We need your help to make that happen so we can reach our mission of helping even more people!

Each book our members buy helps more than you can imagine. Members have often wanted to have SparkPeople featured on Oprah and other major media outlets. We’ve done a lot of research and have learned that a successful, high selling book is probably the #1 way to make this actually happen!

When you preorder The Spark, you’ll receive the following free gifts and bonuses:

  • FREE exclusive 10-minute workout video from Coach Nicole's upcoming DVD, The Spark: Fit, Firmed & Fired Up–not available in stores until January!
  • FREE access to an Online Bonus Book Program that includes new content, recipes and tips not found in the book or on the website.
  • 2,000 SparkPoints applied directly to your SparkPeople account and
  • Chances to win prizes each week (The sooner you order, the more chances you'll have to win!)

Preorder your copy today and learn more by visiting Please encourage your family, friends (and SparkFriends) to purchase it, too!

It’s the easiest most powerful way to Spark your own life—and do your part to spread the SparkPeople message to the world!



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JWRIPPER 4/10/2010 12:04PM

  To obtain the 500 points and gain access to the bonus book information, just act like you are ordering a book and look at the very bottom left hand side of that webpage. You will see a link that directs you to a page to enter the code from page 221. Good luck! I just received mine copy and plan to get reading!!!

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LAURIETAIT 3/18/2010 2:56PM

    In the back of the book in a section called Join us Online there is a code word that you can submit. When you do that you should get your bonus points and have access to the online book section.

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JENNIFERNOBLE 2/11/2010 9:30AM

    I just ordered my book and noticed I didn't receive my "sparkpoints" I will give it a few days but then I will address it. Has anyone had any success with finding out where to tell someone about this? emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 1/23/2010 2:30PM

    I think someone should address the problems some people are having with getting the bonus points for ordering The Spark. I ordered it thru SP by clicking on links featured here; I live in the UK and the links from SP took me to But I have no 500 bonux points, nor can I access the 'special' Spark book team. Can someone help, or at least provide information?

Kasey Coff

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FROGIELLA 1/13/2010 12:52PM

    I just did my order- had to wait for payday- and I'm excited to get it!! I'm not sure about hwo the points for ordering or anything else happens. When I clicked to order it took me completely out of SP. Looking forward to the mail on Tuesday!

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OHYESITSME1 1/11/2010 5:12AM

    I am enjoying the book very much and talk about the program whenever I can. I just printed out the "cards" and plan to pass them out to my yoga students!

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    How do you get your subsequent 1,000 points after receiving the book? Got it today and can't wait to dig in!

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SANDER48 1/1/2010 5:35PM

    My "The Spark" came in the mail yesterday and I have read the Intro and the first two chapters already. Thank you Chris (Spark Guy). I so enjoyed meeting you at the convention in Cinn. and am looking forward to spending more time with you between the covers of "The Spark". Again, thank you; you are a real motivation. I had lost my focus (actually didn't really have a focus) but now I have scribbled a few ideas down that will eventually be my focus; not only in weight lose but in other areas of my life also. You did such a good job in conveying why that is so important. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHAWNMARIEMYKE 12/31/2009 10:32AM

    How exciting; I started reading last night. emoticon

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PEACEOFPEACH 12/29/2009 12:44PM

    i just ordered my book in the mail, but did not get the spark points! did anyone else encounter this? emoticon

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4AMAZINGME 12/11/2009 2:07PM

    I ordered mine, but alas 1 day too late to receive the store certs., still looking forward to receiving it

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TRABOLD8567 12/3/2009 9:29AM

  Thanks for all you have done and continue to do. This book will be a great Holiday gift!!

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KGPOSSIBLE 10/26/2009 11:13PM

    I ordered mine the day I found out about it! I tell everybody that asks me about my weight loss about SparkPeople.... It is the best tool I have ever found...what a support system...

Thank you!!

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PAISHAR2 10/26/2009 10:47PM

    I already pre-ordered mines!!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!!

sharon p.

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/23/2009 12:58PM

    I preordered the book and got my points and an email with the gift certificate code but when I tried to apply the gift certificate to the order at the spark store it said my code was expired, though I tried it several times and it was supposed to be good until Nov 30th.... can you help? I did not get a response from the spark store...

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KIMHALLMARK 10/22/2009 5:07PM

    I still have not gotten my Spark Points or the other things for ordering the book. I thought I sent in my confirmation, but if I haven't done so, it's because I did it wrong and so I don't know how to do it. Please help. I ordered it on Oct. 5, 2009 I think.

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MPSWEET1 10/19/2009 11:09AM


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1LESSME 10/14/2009 5:01PM

    I just placed my order. This is a good way to get jump started again! Thanks, Spark Guy!

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GOODGETNBETR 10/12/2009 9:11PM

    Thanks for creating the site and putting some more good stuff out there to help this country, and perhaps people everywhere, be healthier and happier. Keep up the great work.


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PAMELASTAPLE 10/12/2009 6:40PM

    Hi Spark Guy!

I ordered your book and books on tape but I did not get in the cue for all the freebies that you offered. They did not show up on my page??? I must have done something wrong but I definitely ordered them so is there a way to get my points and stuff.???

Thank you!

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GRAMMAALI 10/9/2009 6:50AM

    I can't wait until January to get my copy! What a great way it will be to start 2010!

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CATHYGETSFIT 10/9/2009 6:02AM

    I preordered mine a few hours ago on Can't wait to receive it! emoticon

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NESSAGIRL67 10/9/2009 5:53AM

    I placed my order this morning. Thanks for reaching out to everyone with this great gift.

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TANSHAN1 10/9/2009 4:15AM

    Thanks so much for all that you do! I'm preordering my copy now. DONE!!


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ZUCCHINIQUEEN 10/9/2009 4:15AM

    I ordered the book and got a gift cert. #, which is not being accepted by the company that runs the store orders. What do I do about this?
I'm disappointed about the certificate, but still looking forward to reading the book!

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BEHMOM 10/9/2009 12:26AM

  Are Canadians eligible to receive any of the bonuses included?

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MRSJARI 10/8/2009 10:39PM

    Making me more interested!

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COLUMBINE2 10/8/2009 7:40PM

    I just pre-ordered a book to donate to my library and one for me to lend to friends. I wish I could order dozens to give away every time I receive a compliment on my new attitude and shape!

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STEFUNI1 10/8/2009 11:50AM

    I will be placing my order tomorrow!!!!!
Thank you so much for this site, and the book!!
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JEWITCH 10/8/2009 6:49AM

    What a great addition for SP

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RSSSLHB 10/7/2009 7:45PM

    that emoticon news

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SUNSHINE_ANGEL 10/7/2009 2:57PM

    Mine has been ordered! I cannot wait for it to get here! Thank you for making it available to us!

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MARYSUPPORTS 10/7/2009 7:15AM

    I just pre-ordered it this morning.

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/5/2009 9:07PM

    I preordered the book also. emoticon for the opportunity to do so.

Looking forward to receiving it.

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NAVYGIRLTAM 10/5/2009 4:41PM

    Ordered book, got bonuses, waiting for my inflatable balance board to arrive in mail.

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MARY526 10/5/2009 4:19PM

    I placed my order today.

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VICIOUS421 10/5/2009 1:45PM

    I have ordered the book and can't wait to get it!

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LSDALOIA 10/4/2009 11:13AM

    I preordered it and can't wait to read it. I've been Sparking for 2 years and this site just keeps getting better and better.

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PROMETHIAL 10/4/2009 4:08AM

    One note, the email states 1000 points and the above blog states 2000. 1000 points added to account by following the links. Not a gripe; just pointing out something that seems inconsistent.

Look forward to seeing it in Jan.

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JEANELLEN59 10/3/2009 6:58AM

  Congratulations on so many accomplishments!!!

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SHARON_AHAUS 10/2/2009 11:08PM

    I already pre-ordered the book,too. It's an early present to myself, and I can't wait to get it. Woo Hoo!

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JUNEBUG1944 10/2/2009 9:10PM

    Can't wait!

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AFLBANDWAGON 10/2/2009 7:21PM

    ordered, cant wait till Jan!!!!

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AHEALTHIERME9 10/2/2009 6:20PM

    I just preordered 2 books!

Thank you! emoticon

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SLIM2010BRIDE 10/2/2009 5:42PM

    Ordering mine tonight!!! Can't wait until I actually get it and get to read it!!

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KLS777 10/2/2009 5:07PM

    Great gift idea too!

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GRACEISENUF 10/2/2009 3:51PM

    emoticon Buying the book was such a little price to pay for ALL SP has done for me. Paying it forward to ignite more Sparkers is a REALLY good thing! WOO HOO!

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FORMYGIRLS2008 10/2/2009 3:30PM

    I can't wait to read it!! Mine is pre-ordered! Also a gift to myself!!

emoticon Thank you so much for everything!!!


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CAROLYNVIL 10/2/2009 3:20PM

    Thank You.

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/2/2009 3:04PM

    Am really looking forward to reading The Spark.

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