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SP Member on NBC's Today Show

Friday, February 01, 2008

We have breaking news! SparkPeople member Melissa (URBANNENA) will appear on NBC's "Today" show this Monday, February 4! She is scheduled to appear at about 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

We hope that her fellow SparkPeople members can tune in, tell their friends, and support Melissa as she shares her amazing weight loss story (over 160 pounds gone!), and Spreads the Spark to millions of people throughout the country!

Feel free to leave a comment here to wish Melissa well as she prepares to head off to NYC and her television debut!

UPDATE: Check it out:
Watch it on the Today website

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ASTROGRANNY 12/29/2009 1:50PM

  Well done

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EDDIETGIRL 2/24/2008 12:17PM

    Congrats to you Melissa, You are an inspiration to me I just joined and I am looking forward to losing 175 pounds. Diane

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SNUGGLEBUNNY4 2/11/2008 1:52PM

    Hello! I'm so proud of you! How awesome ! Not only have you lost weight, but you are a personal trainer! Good for you. Keep up the good work!!

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MGUTNICK 2/8/2008 3:41PM

    Melissa, you did a wonderful job being a SPARKPEOPLE representative on the Today Show! You educated and looked great! Are you sure that you're not an actress (lol)?

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JOEGIRL6113 2/7/2008 3:33PM

    You have done an awesome job on your weight loss. I did watch you on the Today show too and appreciate you being there and mentioning SparkPeople. Without SP I would not do so well. Thank you! Rosy

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I saw you on Today. I felt so proud to be a part of your story as a Sparkpeople member. Congratulations. I know it was a lot of hard work and perseverance that got you where you are. I know you also are as appreciative of Spark as I am. I am so proud of you.

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IAMSAMIAM58 2/7/2008 12:37PM

    I saw you on Today, and you are AWESOME! You're the reason I joined! Thanks so much.

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ADDIEMARIE 2/6/2008 10:58PM

  Thank you for appearing on the Today Show. You're the reason I found this site - a true life-saver

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CLM05DD 2/5/2008 10:09PM

    Congrats Melissa!

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OHIOKID 2/5/2008 7:45PM

    Congratulations! I just watched the piece from the Today Show... You are an inspiration. I decided to loose weight after loss my sister to heart disease. Like you I have allot of weight to loose and I have recently hit a plateau and then gained 6 pounds. I am back on track, and then I seen your story. It is amazing how Sparkpeople brings the right encouragement and the right time... This time it was through you! Thank you for sharing your story!

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LAROCQUE8 2/5/2008 5:30PM

  Congratulations Melissa!! I am a recent new member and it is stories of inspiration such as yours that I have committed to myself to get healthy. I will do it!! Take care and warm hugs.

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LESLIE56 2/5/2008 3:32PM

    Melissa, what a fantastic weight loss. Good for you, you deserve so much credit, for all of your hard work, and perseverence. You give us all confidence, to carry on. The best to you. Andrea

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CRALLEN1950 2/4/2008 11:36PM

    Congratulations, Melissa. You are a role model and inspiration to us all. Keep up the new lifestyle. I hope to reach a fraction of your success but so far I'm still here. Sparkpeople is the first website driven diet and xercise program I have "bought" into. I am very excited. Getting a new treadmill also helps motivate. Go get 'em girl!

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ME4CAM 2/4/2008 7:54PM

  Melissa, You are awesome !!! Congrats to you !! Keep up the great work.

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KYM_21 2/4/2008 5:55PM

  Congratulations on all your hard work. What you did took so much will power and dedication it is amazing! Good Luck!!

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    That rocked! From another girl who was ALWAYS heavy until that breaking point and has reached goal too...YOU ARE FANTASTIC!

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KE7CWM 2/4/2008 2:25PM

    great job Melissa, you should be very proud.


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OILPAINTER 2/4/2008 1:41PM

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU-- WOW! What an inspiration, thank you.

I TIVO'd the TODAY show here in Nashville, TN and watched the entire program... your story did not appear. Hmmm...

My computer is too old to view the link listed below. Boo hoo! I'm going to find a way to see it!


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FITLIKENIC 2/4/2008 1:31PM

you can watch the video of the appearance at the above link... awesome!

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KATIETII 2/4/2008 1:27PM

    You did great, I wish they let you talk a little more! It did come on at about 10:10 on the west coast.

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MYEVILWEIGHS 2/4/2008 1:15PM

    I'm really bummed because I didn't see it. I was watching, but it wasn't on. Is it possible it didn't come on on the west coast? Hopefully I just wasn't out of the room. But anyways, you are an inspiration. That's what keeps us all going. Bless you.

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JUDY4FITNESS 2/4/2008 1:12PM

    CONGRATULATION MELISSA*****It came on at 11:00 EST. You are doing such an awesome job! I included you in the article I wrote about Spark People!! ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY!!

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EMPHYREAN 2/4/2008 12:08PM

    WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE how amazing your story is! Congratulations and I can't wait to watch my TIVO!

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NANAKCCK 2/4/2008 11:19AM

    You truly are an inspiration. Keep up the great work!!!!
I watched the show it came on central time 10:00a.m. I was amazed at your weight loss. You certainly have encouraged me.

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RACHAEL0820 2/4/2008 11:00AM

    Melissa, Congrats on all of your weightloss. I know how much effort you had to put into it to get these great results. Now show it off for everyone to see.

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HEIDI14DAN 2/4/2008 10:48AM

    WTG Melissa!! I didn't get to see the show but just knowing that you have the opportunity to tell your story on national TV is so inspirational. I wish you the best! ~Heidi

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JUDY4651 2/4/2008 10:34AM

    I watched the show but didnt see you on it they had nothing about it

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ZAXMAMA 2/4/2008 10:33AM

    Congratulations Melissa!!!! You are such an inspiration!!!

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SIGNMICKEY 2/4/2008 10:22AM

    Congrats you will do great. can't wait to see you.

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FINISHEDFIRST 2/4/2008 10:21AM

    Hey Melissa...I saw you on the show this morning and I just want to congratulate you on your success...You look great and you're definitely an inspiration to me! ;-)

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JGSLIMMER 2/4/2008 10:21AM

    Congrat, Melissa. I will miss the show because I will be at work. But I'm sooo....... happy SP and Melissa will get the attention they both deserves.

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MILLIE12341 2/4/2008 10:19AM

  I saw you on the show and it is fastastic how much weight you lost doing it all yourself. Are are my inspiration.

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DIANATS 2/4/2008 10:17AM

Melissa, You are beautiful both inside and OUT!!


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KELIRIS 2/4/2008 10:14AM

  Yayayyyy Melissa ..I just saw you on the show....You look FANTSSTIC!! Great job girl...what an inspiration.

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EMRYLD 2/4/2008 10:12AM

    It's on here! She LOOKS incredible!

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RENEEHUMP 2/4/2008 10:12AM

    Congratulations and God bless!

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RUNNINGSLOW 2/4/2008 10:11AM

    that is so AWESOME! Can't wait to watch!!!

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L8OR_G8OR 2/4/2008 10:09AM

    I'm in East China, I hope you are right - I'm bummed!

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CORTNIE009 2/4/2008 10:07AM

  Melissa you are a true inspiration. People think you can not lose that much weight with out surgery, but you proved them all wrong!! YOU GO GIRL!! I will miss you on the show because I have to work but I'm supporting you in from here :)

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MOM2KAY_N_EM 2/4/2008 10:07AM

    My area must be different. I'm in the Detroit area and Ellen is on at 10 but today comes back on at 11. I hope I get to see it at 11.

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L8OR_G8OR 2/4/2008 10:06AM

    Ummmm.... what happened? Just like MUNEDUST - it went from Mardi gras to Ellen?

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ANDREAM37 2/4/2008 10:05AM

    It's on now!! How exciting!!!

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MOM2KAY_N_EM 2/4/2008 10:04AM

    I didn't see it. It went from the Mardi gras stuff to commercial and then Ellen started.

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EMRYLD 2/4/2008 10:02AM

    I was laughing just now. Melissa's going to be on in a few minutes and what do they talk about? Fattening food for Mardi Gras! Can't wait to see her!

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MUMSKI 2/4/2008 9:59AM

    Congratulations you are amazing

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RUNNERMOMTO3 2/4/2008 9:52AM

    whew...just in time...I hope i haven't missed it!!

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EQUUSGAL 2/4/2008 9:44AM

    Congratulations- your an inspiration to all of us.

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JIBBIE49 2/4/2008 9:39AM

    Melissa, you go girl!!! It is so good to hear about Sparkpeople and not someone having GBS. I'm glad you can tell others that you can lose 160# without surgery and do it safely.

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SUZISBODY 2/4/2008 9:38AM

    Today must be so special for you!!! Your journey was hard and you did it!!! Congrats. on taking control of your life and making this happen! I bet you never thought you would end up on the TODAY show!!! Way to go!!! People all over the world are excited for your new life and inspired by what you did to get here!!! Enjoy the ride!!! You really do deserve it!

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CLC1015 2/4/2008 9:36AM

  I am so proud of you Melissa, you have done something that millions of men and women are trying to do. You should be so proud of yourself. Congradulations!!!!!!!

For once in our lives it is great being a LOSER :)

From one loser to another
-130 for me******

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