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Get your copy of The Spark by February 1 to Join the 28 Days to a New You Contest!

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Monday, January 18, 2010



How much could you accomplish in 28 days? Find out by reading The Spark and entering February's "28 Days to a New You" Contest!

We've distilled the best, most powerful elements of the SparkPeople website into a fun, easy and incredibly powerful 28-day program that is only available in our new best-selling book, The Spark. This groundbreaking program combines the best of the SparkPeople program fundamentals, the best science and medical advice, and the best of what has worked for the members of SparkPeople.com.

What could you do in 28 days? Lose weight? Tone up? Change your attitude about food and fitness? With our 28 Days to a New Your Contest, you can accomplish all of this and more.


Here’s what the contest involves:
  • Get your copy of The Spark by February 1, 2010.
  • Go to www.SparkPeople.com/TheSpark and enter the bonus code found inside your book. This will automatically place you into a private SparkTeam for book readers.
  • Read The Spark and complete the 28-day program outlined in Part 2 of the book. We'll send your weekly emails and support along the way to help you stay on track!
  • After completing the program on February 28, create a message board post in the SparkTeam's 28 Days to a New You forum telling us how The Spark's 28-day program helped you take your program to exciting new levels, fueled your motivation and helped you reach new goals—and a new YOU! (To qualify, you must post before Friday, March 5, so we can select winners.)
  • Everyone who submits a post will be eligible to win a personal makeover at a salon near you (value of $100 per person). Five lucky winners will be selected!


How and Why to Join the Contest:
  • Get motivation, accountability, and support from our experts and other members who will follow the 28-day program with you! Did we also mention that the program is fun and effective?
  • Win prizes! Everyone who purchases the book and posts his or her story between Feb. 28 and March 5 will have a chance to win! Click here for contest terms and conditions.
  • Don’t forget to help us spread the word about The Spark and this 28 Days to a New You Contest! Tell your friends to join the contest with you by clicking the "Share" button below (this allows you to email, post to Facebook and more).


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  • v SUNSHINE_ANGEL
    I have read the book twice already and will probably go back and read it again soon. I am definitely doing the 28-Day program! I am really excited about it!
    2347 days ago
  • v BOTECCHIA
    I enjoy using the website and it's really taken some time to learn my way around so now that I've got the website down and I do love it, I've been hesitant to start with the book. I'm going to take the leap now though because the makeover would be so wonderful and just the right reward for sticking with the new lifestyle. Also it would be great I think to have the book for the times when I'm traveling and can't get on-line. so sign me up emoticon
    2347 days ago
  • v CKNY54
    I too am having a hard time getting into the book. I've read all the sections but stopped short of the 28-day plan because I picked up another book to read for pleasure (not a diet book). However, I think February is the PERFECT month to do the 28-day plan--duh! emoticon and I'm definitely going to give it a go!
    2347 days ago
  • v MDPOST75
    It is taking forever to get into your book. I am slowly making it through it, but it isn't as interesting as the web-site. Too much about the author's life, but I guess that must motivate some people. I may have to skip over to the diet portion. I was a little let-down by the book, but your web-site and contributors to this site are spectacular!
    2347 days ago
  • v KASHMIRJAY
    Sounds interesting but I'm Canadian so I'm out, unfortunately!
    2347 days ago
  • v RKING4
    Well, I understand it costs money to run the website (which runs very, very well) and pay the staff.

    However, I'm on unemployment and broke so I'll have to pass on this one.


    2347 days ago
  • v VXWALL1942
    I benefit from an external structured program for a number of things. This Plan will be right up my alley and I'm looking forward to the results. And wouldn't it be kewl to win a day at a salon as a reward? emoticon
    2347 days ago
  • v PURPLELABRADOR
    I prefer to work at my own pace, so this contest does not really work for me. But best wishes to those who will get motivated by it.
    2347 days ago
  • v GAL8DY
    Sounds great. Sign me up!
    2347 days ago
  • v MISSM0929
    I am excited about this contest!
    2347 days ago
  • v CASSI44
    This sounds interesting ... I work at Wal*Mart, so I will pick up a copy tonight.
    2347 days ago
  • v JOOLIE3
    Got the book and halfway through - this sounds like a good idea.
    2347 days ago
  • v JACQUELINEKEENE
    This is awesome! So many people hit a slump in February...this will be great to keep motivation up!
    2347 days ago
  • v SELFLOVEBABE
    Spark has changed A lot since I joined! LOL! Dont think I need the book, but the challenge sounds GREAT! I lost and have kept off the weight using Spark- Good luck to ALL! I must agree, I joined Spark because it was low key and one could network by choice. I am happy to see Spark in the news and with products, but yes, Marketing OVER KIll. But Ive been around the block a few times- what do I know! Glad to see Spar growing- Go Spark,make that money!
    2347 days ago
  • v PFIFER80
    going out to get my copy of the book today.
    2347 days ago
  • v MGARREN
    I love Spark, but this is marketing overkill :(
    2347 days ago
  • v RATTUNA
    Walmart.com has it for $12.
    2347 days ago
  • v MENGELBART
    Maybe a challenge is what I need.
    I made changes... Lots of water...
    cut out Pop.. eat healther.. better choices
    " and today I feel down and alone. "
    I pray to keep it up and Yes I bought the book.
    I agree ... I need time to read it!!
    It's funny when my children use the tread mill more than I do!
    They are 7 and 6. :)

    2347 days ago
  • v GOINGLEAN2
    I just ordered the book as I'd really like to do the contest. Just hope it gets here by the first. It'll be close. Then it wouldn't be right to be disqualified as I ordered prior to the first. Guess I'll see.
    2347 days ago
  • v EYEONGOAL
    Hi! I'm trying to read the book, but I don't want to zoom through it. So, I'm trying to read just one chapter per day. So far, so good. At this pace, I can really read and appreciate it. I'm loving it.
    2347 days ago
  • v ANNETTE1000
    How much is this book? Why can't the information in this book be posted on this site for free?
    2347 days ago
  • v SCDALYNCH
    Using February the shortest month for a program is a great idea! This is something that will help keep me going the other months. I am reading chapter 7 now and finally have set goals. It is also wonderful to have so many articles and blogs. When I feel like I need a snack I go to the computer and read a while. If I stay reading for 15 to 20 minutes I don't feel hungry. I am a stress eater and so I sit and read articles etc. to slow down. Thanks to all of the Sparkpeople that help us with so much information.
    2347 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2010 8:33:06 AM
  • v SPIEGY
    I love this site & have been sparking for 2 years, but I am definitely turned off by having to buy this book in order to enter this contest. I understand the heavy marketing on every page of the website to buy the book, but this contest is overkill.
    2347 days ago
  • v FROGGEE
    This sounds great! Too bad so many of us already got our books when this is now tied to a challenge.
    2347 days ago
  • v WILD4STARS
    I have the book, just need the time to read it!!
    2347 days ago
  • v MISSMAPLE
    Is this competition open to people around the world or only in America?
    2347 days ago
  • v PATTYINATHENS
    I agree with Junia. It turns me off a little to feel like I have to buy something. Otherwise, I like the site and the whole program. When I recommend it, though, I have to warn people, there is a little bit of sales pressure.
    2347 days ago
  • v ROSEM1955
    Interesting,I think I may just purchase this book to get in on the challenge. I think Borders carries it and I just got a 33% off coupon. Here we go!!!!!
    2347 days ago
  • v TENACIOUSTRISH
    I received my book in January and finished in January. I couldn't put the book down. Thank you Chris D. and the wonderful SparkTeam for making this website so successful and foolproof for us humans. Many cheers to you! Trish
    2347 days ago
  • v SOOKIE
    I received my book, read 2 chapters. now to find the time to complete. I think I can I think I can, I know I can I know I will!!

    ;)
    Happy Reading everyone!
    2348 days ago
  • v KOI239
    Got the book, now I just need the time to read it.
    2348 days ago
  • v JUNIAATROME
    I can understand that the Spark is a great book and I would have preordered and ordered it if it were not for the neverending hassle to get internet ordered stuff to our passive part of Europe. I can understand marketing, but I am sadened by linking up the February challenge to a thing that is impossible for me. Ok. there's enough other challenges on SP. But still, I'm sad that it has become such a huge deal if you get a book or not.
    2348 days ago
  • v ROSEREDD58
    Just ordered my copy on Jan 20th!! Can't wait to get started-prizes are nice, but we are ALL winners as friends who support and encourage each other! Thank you to all those who have personally reached out to me as I learn my way around this site. My only criticism is that the site should be called "Spark Friends"-because that is what you all are emoticon
    2348 days ago
  • v DOROTHYBERO
    I can't wait for the challenge to begin!
    2348 days ago
  • v JOY1918
    I purchased The Spark @ Barnes & Noble. Where do I find the label to attach to my website and identity? I see many others with "I bought The Spark or I read The Spark" and I haven't been able to find it.
    2348 days ago
  • v LV4TAY
    Perfect timing! Just downloaded the book onto Kindle, ready for a challenge.
    2349 days ago
  • v EMERBYJONES
    i'm ready. i can do it!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
    2349 days ago
  • v DABINEXIAN
    I just started reading my copy. I can't wait to do the 28 day challenge.
    2350 days ago
  • v KACOBLER
    I bought the audio book and listen to it while I run. Does that count? I would like to join but I don't have a code. emoticon
    2350 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/23/2010 11:40:40 AM
  • v TAZMANIATWO
    SANDI521, Thanks for letting us know it's at Walmart. I am going there tomorrow. I'll check it out.
    emoticon
    2352 days ago
  • v FRENCHIELEIGH
    I have ordered the book and should get it just in time. I'm new here, but I'm confident that this is the place to come to accomplish my goals. emoticon
    2352 days ago
  • v FITVALGAL
    FYI: "Selected Titles Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off -- Offer valid through February 1, 2010, in stores and on Borders.com" -- The Spark is included on page 3 and here's the link:
    http://www.borders.com/onl
    ine/store/ListView_resolutionbogo
    2352 days ago
  • v THENAMESLISA
    Love the new icons!!! Just subscribed to the blog post so I can stay on top of all the great features of SP!
    2352 days ago
  • v WONDERTURTLE
    I just ordered my copy. Thanks for running this challenge. I look forward to joining.
    2352 days ago
  • v TINAGURL
    Where do we sign up at, this might just be the motivation I need to succeed in my goals.
    2353 days ago
  • v DONNA5281

    I have the book and I am reading chapter 3. It is a wonderful book. I could just keep
    reading and forget everything else. Thank you for writing this book. It is motivating and inspiring!
    I will definitely join the challenge. emoticon emoticon
    2353 days ago
  • v DANCEPARTNER30
    I've started writing for Examiner.com in my copious spare time. This is healthy weight week, and I posted a story about Spark People. Check it out.

    http://www.examiner.com
    /x-23248-Tucson-Baby-Boomer-Exa
    miner~y2010m1d20-Want-to-lose-w
    eight-Catch-the-Spark

    Spark People has been very helpful to me.
    2353 days ago
  • v SANDI521
    I am happy to hear it is at Walmart I will pick up my copy this week. I am not a big reader so I am hoping this is easy and fun to read and that I will enjoy it as much as I do SP. emoticon
    2353 days ago
  • v TRUEALIEN
    I'm game. I've already have the book and am reading it. I will slow down so I will finish by the end of Feb.
    Thanks for offering to do this.
    2353 days ago
  • v NADATHECOACH
    Does this apply to downloadable audio book?
    2353 days ago
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