SparkPeople What's Up at SparkPeople Messageboard Read about the latest site developments and improvements, and other happenings at SparkPeople. Give us ideas or feedback on our site and services. SparkPeople What's Up at SparkPeople Messageboard shoulder tendonitis I have developed acute tendonitis as well as bursitis in my left shoulder from carrying an extra large heavy pocketbook. How can I rest my shoulder as I have to work. I have replaced my bag with a smaller one but can't wear a sling as I couldn't close my car door or put on a coat during this hard winter. How do I rest this so I can heal? I am a social worker and always on the go! Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:55:59 EST Curious: emoticons and sparkgoodies popularity? Hi Sparkfolks! <BR> <BR> I'm just curious if you have any data about what emoticons are the most and least popular, as well as goodies? Do you track this data right now? <BR> (a few of my favorite goodies that I give to people they comment they didn't even know they existed-- which seems to translate to them not being popular-- so I'm just curious how my goodie-ing behavior relates to the trends of spark-at-large. Can you tell I work in computer science? <em>211</em> ) Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:46:47 EST An Angel Spark Goodie please? We are often asked to pray for someone and the closest we have right now is a Hug. <BR> <BR> Any chance of an Angel or Praying Hands - something like that? <BR> <BR> Maybe you're idea will be better than mine but something between a Hug and a Sympathy Bouquet would be nice. <BR> <BR> thanks <em>252</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:36:57 EST cheating? What are your thoughts on wearing your fitbit on your wrist and swinging it all day to get steps for a fitness challenge? A coworker of mine is doing that. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:20:29 EST help I had to sleeve done may 1 2014 I was 271. I lost 60 lnds fast. But the last 6 mouths i haven't lost any. My Dr wants me to lose 40 more by may 18. I was thinking about going back to the liquid diet. Can someone help Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:09:50 EST dairy free tab I was wondering if it would be possible to add a dairy free tab in the sparkrecipes pull down menu. Dairy allergies are a pretty common allergy so I think it would be a helpful addition for those who suffer from it. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:49:24 EST Spark Activity Tracker - bluetooth? So when is the Spark Activity Tracker going to have Bluetooth capability for syncing with a smartphone? I see that FitLinxx already has the Pebble+ which has this capability, and since the Spark Activity Tracker is really a SparkPeople-branded Pebble, when can we get this? I lost my tracker and want to buy a new one, but I'm holding out for the Bluetooth capability. <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:26:28 EST Pep I have signed up and posted a few times to Pep, the new social media app from Spark. Will there be points associated with that app? Mon, 9 Mar 2015 15:06:59 EST Spark guy's weekly email How do I get Spark Guy's weekly email please? I did get it a few times, then it stopped - perhaps I clicked on something?! I'd like to get it. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 14:13:00 EST New Page and Font Colors Not the Best for Everyone I am writing to address the new color format of the site, and the individual pages. I have made comments on several of my team pages about the BRIGHT white background, and how fatiguing it is on my eyes, and many have voiced their agreement. So I am starting this thread for any one else who finds this to be the case to add their opinions as well. I found the old colors more subtle and sight friendly, and less assaulting and fatiguing on my eyes. I feel myself squinting as I type this. Th... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:17:13 EST spark activity tracker won't work I received my spark activity tracker on Tuesday, 3/3/15. Had little difficulty getting it to sync, but once it did it was great! However, it just stopped syncing yesterday 3/4 and wont pick back up. What do I need to do? <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:52:33 EST dreaming of the best look i have been dying to look like some of those celebrities, especially Alison Sweeney, i am a mother of 3 girls and i am morbidly obese. i want to cry when i look in the mirror, i am trying to lose weight, have recently fallen off the wagon and just want to get back on track and feel happy.... but it just doesn't seem to be that simple. i am so tired all the time. i need help!!!!!!!!!!!! Thu, 5 Mar 2015 04:01:49 EST points I'm new to Spark people. Can someone explain points to me. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:53:14 EST what drives you and gets your attention Would you rather hear a bunch of negative reports on the weather or news media gossip or would you rather have an upbeat positive conversation. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:58:35 EST Need help Syncing my fitbit to Sparkspeople. How do I sync them? Im lost Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:26:33 EST Adding pic to status I know this is a new feature but I must have missed instructions on how to do it. Can someone tell me? Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:07:56 EST Getting started and starting over. I am on my second day of the 17 day diet. I have done much research and find it to be nutritionally sound and effective. I have spent the greater part of my life being on a diet or obsessed with my weight. I was always a heavy kid. The kids bullied me at school until I became anorexic in my senior year and lost 80lbs. I became sick and then became bulimic. I struggled with bulimia into my early 20's. After that, at 26 I had my first child and became a fitness instructor and personal trainer. ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:26:01 EST Same old thing all time Is it just me or is the spark website getting stale? It seems to be same articles and same things over and over again. The same people get picked for blogs also <BR> <BR> Spark, you need some new things to keep the spark going. <BR> <BR> I am seriously thinking of switching to My fitness pal Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:00:36 EST Inability to lose weight I am 27 yrs. old, 173 lbs, and have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. My insurance has not approved my surgery. I was wondering if anyone has any experience or knows if the sleep apnea is enabling my body from burning fat. I exercise rigorously and eat well according to my trainer and nutritionist but I keep gaining weight. I have had blood work done and all comes back negative. Meanwhile my doctor's continue to day that if I lost weight I would decrease my sleep apnea. I wear my B... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:31:37 EST deleting a food from "recents." Check the "topic" here to clarify my previous question as to how to delete an item from the "recents" category. Thx, again. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:50:15 EST What are SparkPoints for? Sure, I enjoy spinning the wheel, but what are the SparkPoints really for? Thanks!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:58:24 EST Need a Spark Team I am in need of a group of people that truly check in daily. I have a couple teams now but would like a new one too that would be active, determined and accountable DAILY by more than 1 or 2 people. Anyone have any suggestions? Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:48:12 EST SparkMail Suggestion I would love an option to enable SparkMail only from SparkFriends. <BR> <em>304</em> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:49:08 EST Advertising Integrity I love this site, and I love that it's free, and I completely understand that a free website is going to have ads. I don't mind the ads, even when they're blocking things I want to see on the site. <BR> <BR> But I'm getting increasingly annoyed at ads for unhealthy foods! The ads for light yogurt or weight loss DVDs make perfect sense - that's great targeted messaging. But when ads for cinnamon rolls and other delicious and untouchable foods pop up, it really upsets me. I just saw one that h... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:49:27 EST same favorite member blogs why if is there are over a million people here many many of them blogging , why are the same people featured week after week. . I have been here over 6 years reading many blogs and yes I myself have been chosen for a few and it is a great honor. It seems that lately three or four people are featured over and over again. Does anyone on the staff read blogs . I have read many that seem far more motivational to me than the ones chosen on some days. Just wondering how the favorite blogs are pi... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:55:55 EST Not synching again My Tracker seems very erratic about syncing. Yesterday it was erratic too. Last night it worked. This morning, it does not sync. When I am around the computer, nothing happens. I can tap the tracker and it shows lights. The green light is on on the computer unit. The battery meter shows less than half (although the unit arrived less than a month ago!). Any ideas? Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:47:16 EST Best of SparkPeople email Has the Best of SparkPeople daily email changed in format? I don't see the Healthy Thought of the Day anymore, or the so-and-so says quote at the bottom. I wasn't sure if it has changed (if so, those were two key things I read in those emails!) or if it's just the new Outlook I've been using. <BR> Thanks for the feedback! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:45:36 EST Scales Trying not to become a victim of the scale and to gauge myself in other ways . I find that just moving along with forward progress is success. Don't stop moving <em>386</em> and it'll happen. I've been reading so much motivational content today and I have my new fitness lifestyle magazine in front of me, <em>244</em> !!!!! Love the life you live and make it matter <em>381</em> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:05:04 EST Daily Emails I've noticed that the last two days' Exercise of the Day emails had no link to earn Spark Points for reading the email and no article included. What happened? Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:57:37 EST Points for reading exercise of the day Why is there no spark point for reading exercise of the day article anymore? And why were 'Featured Blogs" reduced to only one per day? Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:52:28 EST What happened to snack #2? Just curious...what happened to the Snack #2 category in the nutrition tracker? I kind of miss it... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:20:58 EST SP and Withings Jan 2015 I connected (sharing) my Withings Scale account to my SP account and it even said "congratulations you are now connecting to your withings account and it shows as sharing. Yet when I go to my weigh page on SP .. it does not show my Withings scale weight or body fat. <BR> ??? <BR> Help. I have spent no less than 3 hours on this already.... I'm about to give it all up!! <BR> <BR> Wayne Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:45:39 EST Vegan option Is there a diet track for vegans or plant based meals?? <BR> If so how do I change my plan? Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:33:45 EST Recommendation for Nutrition Tracker Upgrade I'd like to see a bar graph on the nutrition tracker to let me see how close I am to each of my goals; that information is available in the table but a daily graph would be easier for me to visualize. The current pie chart tells me only the percentages of what I've eaten, but doesn't tell me, for example, that I still need 20g of protein to meet my minimum. Having that visually would help me plan the meals later in my day, since I don't often plan my entire day in advance but rather add or s... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:21:44 EST How about Stay at home mom to get payed,how much ? I am a stay at home mom of two boys 10 and 13 .I don't want to complaint but the Job is never done (Laundry ,cleaning, cooking ,driving everywhere they need to be )How much we should ask for a paycheck? Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:44:13 EST Hi SparkPeople An ignore option would be great to have. Thank you. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:50:22 EST Weight Watchers points Is there a way to track Weight Watchers point values on the SparkPeople website? Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:02:47 EST New Blog defaults not good. They are not as easy or useful as before. <BR> - Blog subscription emails link to the blog summary page instead of the new added blog. So must click extra to get to what I want to read. <BR> - Blog summary page - too many pictures of blog contents so less blogs are listed per page. This makes it much more difficut to find an old blog. The former abbreviated was much more useful. Comment count is good. Gives one an idea of what people enjoy. <BR> - Maybe some members want to see picture or mor... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:26:35 EST Help with Android App and meals I have the spark people app on my phone but it doesn't show the meal plans on there. Is there anyway to get my meal plans to show up on this app??? Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:16:11 EST Spark app for blackberry torch Is it possible to get an app for tracking on my blackberry torch or blackberry bold? I have searched the message boards but can't figure it out. Bear in mind I am the village idiot regarding phone apps- I've never got any before. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:42:27 EST Diabetic Tracking Hello. <BR> <BR> I am following the Diabetic plan. It would be great to see a place to add my medication to my daily tracker. <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening. <BR> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:35:40 EST Daily spark points I must have missed something. It looks like the Spark Page layout has changed and I can't find where my daily spark point total is at. I see the point listed off to the side for each of the three areas, but not a total like it used to be. Yes, I know I can add them up, but I admit that I'm just lazy and like to be able to do a quick check. Thanks Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:59:56 EST Recipe points could not get the points for looking at the recipe for the day whats up with that? Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:50:57 EST Secrets of success I see the secrets of success in some of the newsletters but I can't seem to locate it on main page. I hope you didn't take it away Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:08:35 EST First Blog Post link? When I started on Spark there was an option to read through new members' "first blog posts." I used to enjoy commenting on these and meeting brand-new sparkers. Is this option gone? <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:40:19 EST ads are out of control the proliferation of ads on spark people is outrageous. It is hard to click the right spot with switching from lunch to dinner (on computer) but very easy to touch a "Meta" ad and get scooted off to their sit. <BR> Ultimately you are driving away members through overly aggressive consumerism. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:21:27 EST Tracking sugar as a nutrient I know sugar isn't exactly a nutrient but I want to be able to track how much I'm consuming a day so I don't eat too much or just get an idea of the average. The nutrition tracker is a real eye-opener for many of us as far as how many calories, sodium and saturated fat we consume so I think this would be a good idea as well. Any chance we can see this implemented? Mon, 8 Dec 2014 02:23:47 EST Shared Food Logs? I was wondering if there is a way to share food logs with other users (or just a setting so they can be viewed by others)? I have not been able to find this feature, and if it is not there, I would love to see that in the future. It is great to be able to see what others are doing- especially when they are having success... and it would be neat to be able to view the diaries of others in group challenges, too. <BR> <BR> Is this something that might ever come to be here? Sat, 6 Dec 2014 12:58:50 EST B.M.I TICKER? I don't know where to post this but I'd love to see a B.M.I ticker for our sparkpages as an option to the weight tickers. I want to take my focus off of weight and a BMI ticker would be great. Thank you. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 21:07:21 EST Linked accounts for families One thing I'd love to see is a way to link the accounts of family members so we can sync up our meal plans. I hate having to go over each day for my husband's and my plan to ensure we have the same meals. It's also a pain to have to combine both shopping lists, maybe there could be a paid service for meal plans for families or something. And though most meal plans are pretty clean already, I'd like to see a "clean eating" diet option. Or maybe a partial-vegetarian option. I want to eat vegeta... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:57:18 EST Activity Tracker NOT SYNCING My Activity Tracker is NOT syncing with my Spark People page. I have used it for 3 months without any issues. My sync to my computer is ON, my tracker is indicating steps however my Tracker is stuck on October 26 and has not tracked any steps since then. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:00:43 EST Idea for a forum or team I often have questions I would like to ask the people who reached goal weight and then maintained for three years or more. I know there is a team for those who are maintaining their goal weight but it may take a loooong time before I could join that one! And by then I may already know the answers to my questions. <BR> <BR> So I would like to ask if Sparkpeople could maybe set up a forum or team for people who reached goal weight, maintained for 3+ years and who are willing to answer questio... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:54:36 EST weight tracker why does my weight tracker say 148 and 0 pounds lost with an !!!! point ? I weighed 160 and now weigh 148 that is not zero pounds lost. I have been here six years and love it, just not that . Sat, 8 Nov 2014 15:23:24 EST Weight loss How can I loose my weight fast Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:28:42 EST Request: fruit/veggie counter + whole grain counte Hi. Just offering a suggestion for food tracker page: Same way I see the easy little click to count water intake, I would *LOVE* an easy way track my fruit/veggie and whole-grain intakes the same way. I have them as "other goals" but it would be nice to have at bottom of food tracker page for ease. Thx. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:08:32 EST Weight tracker Where do you find the cute wright trackers to pit on your page? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:13:05 EST How often do you get on a scale I have heard 2 different ideas on this I weigh in every day so I can see the results of what I did the day before good or bad. That way I may need to change what I ate or what I did for exercise. Some say it is best to weigh in each week so you don't get the highs and lows of your actions Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:59:31 EST Virtual swim challenge Hi, <BR> <BR> In the challenge section you have all sorts of challenges for biking, walking, running, but nothing for swimming. I am a swimmer and would love a virtual challenge for swimming. <BR> <BR> Please consider this as a new feature. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:57:20 EST wondering why we can not track menstruation a woman's cycle can affect her weight, nutritional needs, mood, energy, pain, etc... <BR> so why can't we track it on sparks? It makes sense to me that we should have the option to track. That way when we are looking at are reports we can tell why we didn't do some stuff or why we did eat something. so on and so forth. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:57:35 EST New Sparkpoints levels I was so glad to see yesterday that we now have extra points levels. Ever since I got to 100,000 points I've been feeling a bit lost. Thank you, SparkPeople! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:58:42 EST success it has taken me a week of trying and trying but still made me chart every mouthful just to see the damage I was doing to myself. It paid off in that yesterday I was below allotted calories and it felt so good. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:52:29 EST Ability to sort my maps I would like to select the order I see my maps rather than just seeing the most recent one at the top. I have some maps that are around a year old which I still use regularly but I have new maps that I don't use as often but don't want to delete. Can you fix it where I can select the order of the maps or at the very least the maps I want to see at the top? Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:53:35 EST 100 points for reading the new Mini-Book Where do I get the points? I read the draft and now the new book. Did I miss the place to get the 100 points? Mon, 6 Oct 2014 23:32:42 EST More Male-friendly Emoticons I'm a guy who has been on Spark since 2008. The message boards are a feature that I have used regularly for six years now. One thing that makes me a little bit uncomfortable sometimes is that there are not emoticons for males on some themes that are dear to me. <BR> <BR> Yoga! I am a big yoga fan. But all the yoga emoticons are women: <em>414</em> <em>401</em> <BR> <BR> Meditation! I meditate regularly, yet, again, the only emoticon on the theme is female: <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:20:27 EST calender email notifications Can we please please please get the calendar back so we can send ourselves reminders per email? <BR> I can't find another way to do this anywhere and it helped me SO MUCH! Sun, 5 Oct 2014 02:21:58 EST Fiber in Macronutrients I just wanted to say THANK YOU to SP for adding this feature. It saves me time from having to scroll down to find the Fiber content and really makes tracking that much simpler for me and others that track fiber consistently. Wonderful feature! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> ... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 01:44:27 EST barcode calorie counter Hi, does Sparkpeople have a mobile app that you can use to take a picture of the barcode of something bringing up all the nutri data & add it to your food tracker with one click? Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:18:08 EST Articles Just curious why did spark change format for after reading articles and retrieving points? I had my little system going now the date of when article was read no longer appears. If it's not broken Spark please don't fix it <em>437</em> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:58:31 EST New tabs opening with offensive ads I have noticed that the site has started opening new tabs with ads in them. Again, I understand the need for the revenue that the ads provide, but I have two issues: <BR> <BR> 1. The ad tabs have been opening up when I am in the Spark Coach pages. I am paying $9 per month for Spark Coach, and would have thought the ads would not be necessary there. <BR> <BR> 2. This morning I was recording my food and exercise when I heard the sound of heavy breathing. I looked at my tabs, and a site called... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:26:52 EST eating right while working overnights I work 3 overnight shifts (midnight to 8am) and 2 normal day(8am to 3pm) shifts, how should I eat while on the overnights? I am usually not hungry but know I need to eat a little something. On the nights I do work I sleep the next day for about 6 hours. So usually supper is my only true meal. Not sure what would be best to help lose weight. Any suggestions would be great. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:21:25 EST All Day activity I keep seeing 'All Day' activity being tracked on my Friends' Feed - what on earth IS it? it sometimes even shows All Day activity tracked for 0 minutes, or 1 minute <BR> Please put me out of my misery by explaining to me what this is?!!! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:25:10 EST garcinia cambogia pure max side effects I have started taking CG today and feel extremely nauseous. Can someone who has experienced this tell me if this feeling passes at all? Thank you Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:52:58 EST Trivia Capitalization? I was off Spark for a few months and now that I've returned The Trivia Section Seems to Be Using Title-Case Instead of Normal Sentence Case for the Trivia Questions. It's really off-putting and it makes it difficult to read the trivia questions. Why was this change made and can things be changed back? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:56:24 EST Mobile App update - THANK YOU!! I recently installed the mobile app on my new tablet and was pleasantly surprised on the amazing update! So I just deleted and reinstalled on my phone - so happy with this update. It looks fantastic and so much better than the just the bare bones tracking the app used to be. <BR> <BR> Thank you!! Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:14:25 EST Brand name ingredients in some meal plans I'm using the diabetes management nutrition tracker. I've been trying to follow the meal plans closely to jump start my weight loss and glucose control. After 4 weeks it's working in spite of my learning curve! <BR> <BR> Apparently whoever makes those daily plans & recipes hasn't checked grocery shelves lately! <BR> Here's a couple of examples. Kraft Done Right salad dressings, which are lo- cal & have some fat, are no longer being made. I checked the kraft web site. They have some lite ver... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 15:37:53 EST Where is the place... That you went to, to setup email notifications for your teams, I would like to change them, but when I go to account/email preferences, I can't find it??? <BR> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:52:38 EST Like the new look -- where's shared secrets I noticed a lot of changes today and like a lot of them -- the Sparkpoints page is so much cleaner and easier to read. <BR> <BR> I haven't found the Secrets that used to be under Community and they don't show up on the Sparkpoints page. There were a couple of secrets that I was wanting to try but didn't write down. Are they available somewhere? Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:48:35 EST Does SP for young people still exist? If so, I'd like to suggest it to a friend's daughter. Just turned 13 and borderline chubby by reasonable standards, she has expressed the wish to take charge to be her healthiest, strongest self. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:21:02 EST SparkPeople Irony I appreciate SparkPeople. I find it well balanced, accurate, motivational, well-planned and designed, and considerate of most areas of health, rather than just physical health. The articles, videos, inspirational quotes, stories of the day and so forth are all well done, informative, easily absorbed and well-rounded. <BR> <BR> Having said that, I find it ironic that these very same resources almost entirely show young, thin, attractive females in workout clothing. Where are the men? Where ar... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:49:09 EST Really, SP? <link><BR>st=5_reasons_why_its_okay_to_drink_die<BR>t_beverages </link> <BR> <BR> We're told OVER and OVER to avoid the chemical nightmare that is diet soda and now it's endorsed and encouraged by SP? <BR> <BR> It's garbage and it does NOT help you to lose weight. The carbonation is enough to sicken most people. <BR> <BR> I wish ya'll would make up your minds. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:51:38 EST My Recent Posts I can not find My Recent Posts with all the new changes. Please make it easier to find. In the meantime, where is it? Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:04:32 EST Fiber feedback just pail silly This is something that i have notice a long while, in fact since I joined way back. <BR> For the record my fiber limits are right and are set to 25 to 35 a day. <BR> <BR> Now where it goes wrong and I hope you take this as intend, a joke. <BR> I am 2 (two) over the 35 at 37 today and this is my feedback reply <BR> <BR> Fiber, total dietary 25-35 Today it is 37 <BR> <BR> While a high-fiber diet has many benefits, too much fiber can cause problems. Eating more than 50-60 grams of fiber... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:35:37 EST More troubles with the fitness tracking map I was having trouble with mapping a route on the fitness map and being advised that there was a problem of not being able to delete a marker. I was using Firefox and was asked if I had tried another browser. I tried IE and that worked until this morning when I now can't delete a marker by clicking on it. <BR> <BR> Firefox is still doing the same. <BR> <BR> Please help or put it right as it is a real pain to have to clear the map and start again every time. <BR> <BR> BTW <BR> Firefox starte... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:45:35 EST Buying a spark T Shirt I will be a presenter at a health fair and wanted to wear a Spark T Shirt. With the new site design I can no longer find the "Spark Store" <BR> Can you direct me to the link? Even the Search feature can't find it. <BR> <BR> I did finally find my monthly fitness minutes hidden away. I think these are much more important than my total fitness minutes earned over the years and should have greater visibility. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:42:39 EST coul someone send me a link/or know where to find I read the main Spark daily newsletter. One day Chris Downie said he had written some new material on his ideas about starting in 10 minute intervals. He recently wrote this material. I wanted to go back and read this. He said it would take 30 minutes to read... I can't find it in my file, so go read it... any suggestions? I didn't find it in the search engine or his page. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:53:40 EST Nix the LOUD auto-playing ads! I understand the site is supported by ads, and it's the only site on which I have disabled AdBlock. But the ads that come blasting out at the beginning of every video are really starting to bug me. Could they at least default to sound off? Or have the same (or lower) sound level than the video itself? I've had to turn my speakers way up to be able to hear the Spark Coach videos, and then I click on an exercise video and one of these ads comes screeching out. It is REALLY annoying. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:58:37 EST Blogs Since you changed the Spark points page, I no longer see a place for earning points for a blog entry. Am I missing something? I knoew some just use it for the points, but it really is an incentive for others of us. Please don't get rid of that feature of points for it. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:59:22 EST Search Food Suggestion I find it very cumbersome to search through multiple entries for the same item. For instance: If you search for a frozen entree you will sometimes get 30+ entries, most of which are wrong due to the reformulation of the entree by the food company. Currently you list the name of the item and the user who entered it in the results box. Could you also list either the calorie count, date entered or at least have the newest item added come up at the top of the search result list? It's a pain ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:03:14 EST Fiber I have just notices that on the tracker my Fiber for the day has changed. This was always confusing but is even now more so. <BR> <BR> Before it was set to between 25 and 35 grams a day. This was ok but when I went 1 gram over I warned me that " over 50 grams were bad" confusing seeing that I was only 1 gram over (36). <BR> <BR> This morning I noticed that is says 25 to 25 grams. Even more confused. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 03:21:08 EST Has your doctor ever told you to loose weight? Hi all, <BR> My doc recommended me to lose weight. <BR> Did any of your physicians talk about your weight? How did they approach the topic? Did it offend you? <BR> <BR> Should healthcare providers even talk to us about weight loss? Is it their business? <BR> Next thing you know, will nurses and pharmacists get involved too????? <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:21:57 EST Nutrition Tracker Points There's something wrong with the nutrition tracker today. It recorded my breakfast entries all right, but now it's refusing to accept my lunch, dinner and snack entries. I've tried 3 times, but it's no good. Is this a temporary blip or has something changed we don't know about? Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:15:29 EST MORE Spark Levels Okay--I have been an active member for about 4 years. I have been Level 20 for a LONG time. How about something else for us? I like earning points (just like Whose Line is It Anyway) but I'd really like to see more levels--or something FUN to continue to aspire to. So--what's possible? Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:29:25 EST excess skin I have lost 45 and if it wasn't for the excess skin I could get in one pant size smaller. Who has it? What did you do for it and outside of surgery is there any thing to do with it? Do creams work? I tried a few wraps and I am unsure they worked as I was in losing mode. Any help????? Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:54:46 EST I'm a newbie! Need some friends! :) I am a Sparkpeople virgin! I would like to add some friends for motivation and suggestions/advice and to just have fun! If you are interested please send me a request! Good luck and God bless! Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:11:49 EST SPARK POINTS! A Suggestion. <em>252</em> Points are great -- but not very useful. I wish we could use them as discounts for items in the Spark Store. After all, wearing / using products with the Spark People Logo is a great advertisement and endorsement for the website and program! <em>529</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 15:43:23 EST Logo Items I'm sure lots of spark people would love to wear tee shirts or polo shirts with the Spark logo. Maybe even lapel pins? What better way to spread the spark? Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:09:53 EST Team leaders Is there a limit to the number of team leaders you can have on a sparkteam? I am trying to get a group from Facebook to join up. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:36:03 EST Virtual bike race How about a 5 or 10k virtual bike race along the lines of the 5k race? <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:38:21 EST Ads I absolutely appreciate the fact that this site is free, and understand that ads are one of the ways to keep it as such...but I REALLY could do without the ads that are popping up coupons for Arby's, Panera and Red Robin. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:25:10 EST Observations and suggestions I am happy to see the floating spark wheel back but I noticed that the place that was added to click for spark points on the right side top of the start page does not update when you click on the floating spark wheel until you leave and return to the start page. I think if the new piece is going to stay, it needs to update with the floating wheel. <BR> <BR> Also I have noticed my friends getting a LOT of awards which I gather is from fitbits, but when I checked the article about awards and ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:56:02 EST Tracker Troubles What is happening AGAIN?!? <BR> My tracker shows whether I have walked the 6,000 steps with its flashing lights: but of course doesn't give me any idea as to how many more. The green light is showing to indicate that there is no problem with its connection to my computer. BUT nothing showed after early yesterday and nothing today. Last week the connections were only being made every few hours, whereas in the past it updated every 15 minutes or so. <BR> H E L P ! ! ! <BR> <em>234</em>... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:37:10 EST Spark Team Membership I would like to suggest you consider occasionally weed out those members of the Spark Teams that are inactive. While I recognize that it looks really good when you are selling advertising to say you have X number of members (and I am not suggesting doing anything with the Sparkpages), when you are looking for support from a team and you join a team that is listed as having thousands of members it is really discouraging to find that only a handful are actually participating members. I joined... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:31:12 EST Healthy Kids My son is 10 and over weight. A large part of his problem is nutrition and portion control. I tried to set him up on the site so I could show him how much sugar and calories are in some of the foods he over indulges in and how it adds up - so I can try to teach him at an earlier age to make better choices. I understand that kids shouldn't "diet", but can't we have the tools to teach them proper choices. How many adults don't realize the poor choices we make until we see them in black and... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:57:05 EST What is HAPPENING??? Help? I can’t find where to take bonus spins for teams anymore… <BR> <BR> I CAN find the place to take a bonus spin, BUT I cannot spin because an ad keeps covering it. <BR> <BR> Oh and WHY did Spark have to move the fruit & veggie counter from the nutrition tracker to the Start Page? It makes no sense. When tracking food and making changes, it should be right there where it can be easily accessed. <BR> <BR> I am totally getting annoyed with all the changes on SP that they do not even notify you... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:24:31 EST Spark Team bonus points I am not able to see or recieve any Spark Team bonus points. Is anyone else having this problem today? Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:09:03 EST Suggestion Would it be possible to have a link under "My Trackers" or maybe "Community" to "My SparkPage?" It would be so convenient! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:48:42 EST Suggestions. First. For articles with workouts on them we should have a quick track button available. Like the video pages have. It's much easier that way, so it's more motivating to do those workouts. This way you don't have to have the article in one tab, and the fitness tracker in another going back and forth between tabs to enter all the exercises individually. I just read the SP blog entry for the 5 minute wake up call work out, and while it's appealing in thought, I probably won't actually do it out... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:19:22 EST Spark Activity Tracker - Server Troubles As recent posts on other topics in the Forum "What's Up at SparkPeople" have alluded, most of us are quite pleased with the results that years of devoted research and practical application make the SparkPeople community and website what it is today -- a respected, vetted site for wellness and personal change. <BR> That's why I am happy to support SP by subscribing to SparkCoach, and by having paid for SP apps. <BR> Yes, I bought the SparkActivity Tracker; and for the most part, it does some o... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:16:10 EST I know it's all about marketing... but really? I've been with SP for a goodly while now (6+ years) and I've enormous respect for what this site has achieved... <BR> <BR> however...the marketing sound increasingly like every check-out-line sales pitch. To quote from only three emails received today: "Scuplt your arms in 17 minutes." "5 minutes a day to a better butt." Those are SO misleading, for reasons your site is so careful to explain elsewhere. The mix of messages grows yearly. <BR> <BR> I loved this site for its h... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:34:56 EST No more Spark blogs? It's been almost 2 weeks since a new Spark blog entry, is that another nice feature that is being deleted? Sun, 6 Jul 2014 17:17:08 EST I miss Health News! I learned a lot about things going on in medicine and science through the Health News feature. I'm disappointed that it's gone. I understand that there may be reasons for this decision that I don't know about, but I thought I'd just give you that feedback. Thanks! Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:38:17 EST Problem tracking Other Goals, Team Goals Pages aren't loading this morning. Anyone else having this problem? Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:50:47 EST Other Goals Page for APPS How nice it would be to have the other goals page on the apps. <BR> Then I can look at it and have it remind me I still have a lot of other goals to finish for the day when I'm away from my computer. I can also check them off once they are done. <BR> <BR> You're app is Great - loving it. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:23:55 EST SUGAR(PROGRAM)FROM SPARKS AT TOPS GROUP MEETING S <em>525</em> IM STUDYING ON SUGAR HOPEFULLY IT WILL HELP MANY LADIES ,WE HAVE A GREAT GROUP ,LOVE DOING THS ANY ONE PLEASE HELP TY MARY Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:38:45 EST Way to go Coach Nicole! I just saw an article in DIABETES FORECAST magazine June 2014 issue, with two inputs from Coach Nicole. The article is about exercises that can be done in a chair. It is great to see Coach Nicole and Spark People cited in national health magazines like this. Credit where credit is due!! Chris V. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:22:21 EST Planner page? Ok, I read the Spark blog about changes and I do understand about changes, but tonight I got a reminder about my son and daughter-in-law's anniversary. I went to check the page where we added those things and now it is not there. I had many birthdays and anniversaries marked there and found it handy for some appointments. True I had not used the page for a while, though I did update it recently. If it is gone now, will I still get reminders? If not is there any possible way to get that e... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:07:48 EST Sparkpeople Convention? I wasn't able to attend the first one, but am wondering will there ever be another convention? Thanks. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:33:52 EST exercise and ms What would be good exercises for someone with ms? Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:06:17 EST Slowcarb diet and females? Ive just started the slow carb diet and I am wondering how your period has affected it? Ive read you wont lose any weight the week before youre suppose to start. so I am asking if anyone has any experience with this. I am 2 weeks in and its going great, but I just want to be prepared for anything like that. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:07:29 EST Health news feature Does anyone know what happened to the daily news in health? I always enjoyed reading the latest entries. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:29:04 EST Nutrition tracker report annoyance Hi, <BR> Is there any way that you guys could re-examine your algorithms or whatever with the pop-up nutrition report? <BR> <BR> EVERY single day, after I finish tracking lunch and am at about half my calories for the day, the pop-up comes up. "Are you done?" <BR> <BR> Shouldn't it know I have NOTHING in dinner and that I have only put in 700 calories, and know that clearly I COULDN'T be done for the day? <BR> <BR> Clicking "never show me this again" does NOT work, ever. <BR> <BR> I know... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:38:44 EST Post Screen annoyance! Every time I make a post, I have to uncheck the "I want an email to be sent to me when . . ." box. Is there a way to turn that off or change it so that I would have to check it if I DID want an email? It's really annoying to have to uncheck it every time I post. I don't want an email for every post. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:06:34 EST Team postings Is it just me or does it seem the new posts in teams has all but quit? <em>24</em> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:18:46 EST Possible suggestion I am not sure if this is feasible or even what a majority of people would like but I really think it would be neat and it would definitely help me out with not having to go to another site to look up the nutrition or do the math myself. <BR> <BR> SP did me a HUGE favor by adding the macronutrient pie chart to the food tracker page. Thank you for that!! <BR> <BR> Would it be possible to add it to the individual nutrition pages? Like if I click on the nutrition information for Peanut Butter M... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 03:14:49 EST Just Joined Hi I am new to Spark and am on a quest to lose weight. I want to get healthy and fit for myself and my two grand children so I can do more with them. Any and all help and advise would be greatly appreciated. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:31:33 EST Nutrition Tracker Changes... ....just feedback....(no answer required....) <BR> Don't like most of the new layout changes; especially the Notes Section!! It doesn't even come out looking like a notepad anymore (just a run together scribble....), and it is ALL the Way at the bottom.... <BR> <BR> I DO LIKE seeing the round Carb/fat/protein diagram on the Nutrition tracker page though; rather than having to access a report on a different page to see it.... <BR> <BR> Is there any hope of ever being able to drag & drop t... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:11:01 EST Summer and Family I have my daughter and her 4 kids coming to stay for about a month.. plus a nephew for two weeks. What I am looking for is lower cost but healthy and easy recipes to make for suppers.. anyone have any ideas... THANKS in advance! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:29:47 EST If Spark drops Planner/Journal, what happens... I've been keeping a private daily journal on SparkPeople since 2007! <BR> If SparkPeople goes through with dropping the Planner/Journal option, <BR> what will happen to the journal entries we've been writing for years? <BR> Will they still be accessible, or will we lose them completely??? <BR> <BR> Please don't drop our option to blog privately - that's what the journal is! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 06:41:46 EST Start Page suggestion Hi there - it would be really great if there was an easy way to access my Spark Page and/or add a blog entry right from the initial start page. There is a "quick links" sidebar on most pages, but not on the start page. Adding that would really increase the functionality of the site for me. I have to click into several pages before I'm able to add a blog entry. Once it appeared at the bottom of my start page as something extra I could do that day, but that link doesn't seem to appear every... Thu, 29 May 2014 11:06:49 EST Life Line Screening Promotional Offer: Comments I just received a promo offer in my email for SparkPeople to receive a discount on Life Line screenings. Everyone has to make his or her own decision about these screenings, BUT I just wanted to mention that many reputable sources advise that, except for certain people and in certain conditions, most of the ultrasound screenings are not recommended, are considered unnecessary, and even viewed as a waste of money. As for the other tests, for women on Medicare, a DEXA scan for osteoporosis is... Wed, 28 May 2014 11:06:03 EST Coach Nicole DVD's Any plans for coach Nicole's seated workout videos to be put on a DVD? Having had 3 strokes one in the brainstem, I can't balance without a walker or holding onto a wall, so the seated ones work well for me, also if she could do some walking interval ones videos that would be good too. I printed an article from here on it, but it is easy to lose my place as to where I am on it. Also today I saw arm pushups against the wall that I had never thought about, those I could do too. I have also b... Mon, 26 May 2014 23:05:55 EST Meal Tracker Idea - Suggestion Hi, when I'm logging meals I often put them in the wrong place. Then I have to click on the food and change the meal from (Example) breakfast to lunch. <BR> <BR> Idea 1: <BR> It would be soooo cool if I could drag it manually on my screen from the wrong place (eg if I put my salmon under breakfast but wanted it under lunch) to the correct place. <BR> (I do realise that's a massive IT job hehe) <BR> <BR> Idea 2: <BR> I have made my own meal names, They don't come in correct order on my in... Sun, 25 May 2014 08:46:03 EST I've used the SparkCalendar in the past I was wondering if another feature could be added. <BR> <BR> You can repeat daily, weekly and year ---- would it be possible to add monthly? Like to have reminders for a certain time of the month. I think it would be nice to have reminders for follow-up blogs -- -team check-ins. <BR> <BR> If possible -- also --- when doing weekly -- like every 2 weeks etc. <BR> <BR> I know I've went to schedule things and realize the "monthly" is missing. Tue, 20 May 2014 11:41:44 EST iPhone app Is there a reason that the iPhone app doesn't have all the same stuff as the website? I can't make Notes, I can't use the Community Boards, I have to spin the numbers wheel to change the number of grams etc for something, rather than it bringing up a calculator-style screen so that I can just type in the number of grams/servings etc. <BR> <BR> It seems like only the absolute basics have been put on there. It would be great to be able to use the app to access all the areas of the website whe... Sun, 18 May 2014 04:58:41 EST organizing Spark Friends? I know I can manually re-order my Spark Friends on my Spark Page, but it seems like there should be an easy way to automatically sort them. I'd love the option to automatically sort them alphabetically and automatically remove those who are no longer on the site or who haven't been active in a year. It might also be nice if it were possible for the SparkFriends I interact with most frequently (on the message boards, via blogs or our Spark Pages) to automatically rise to the top. Thu, 15 May 2014 15:57:20 EST What am I able to do with sparkpoints? Do I get to spend them on rewards or something? Thu, 15 May 2014 00:32:29 EST Weight loss Hi every one, I am follow the diet condition but i con't reduce my weight so please can any one tell me some great tips for reducing weight.. <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 May 2014 01:03:48 EST Spark store idea Would Spark consider creating laminated posters of the various workouts they suggest? Today there was posted the Rainy day workout. It looks good and I would be more likely to do it more often if I had a card to view. Anyone else like this idea? Fri, 9 May 2014 16:26:11 EST new android app i love the new app but i am having a problem with the friend feed. it shows that people have written a blog but i cant access it. does anyone else have this problem? <BR> <BR> also, why would you not include spark recipe favorites on the app? everything else is there. Wed, 7 May 2014 12:04:54 EST New Android App The new android update just downloaded to my phone & I love it! To be able to search favorites is awesome! Thanks Spark People! Tue, 6 May 2014 17:20:51 EST no points for posting on FB, twitter, gmail, and p HELP! I have posted on all four sites and did NOT get my 25 points each! Can someone help? I am using google chrome. Tue, 6 May 2014 12:21:16 EST Fitness tracker sync with friend feed I understand that you guys probably won't get around to making "FitBit entry" show up in the friend feed even though there's a connection still, because you want people to be seeing your tracker... <BR> <BR> But would it be possible for an an entire grouping of exercises to show up on the feed when you track them at once? Only the first shows up. I would love to be able to see and share my fabulous upper body workout but it says I only did lat pulldown machine. The groupings are a nice conv... Mon, 5 May 2014 18:15:58 EST Team Wall I am not crazy about the team wall. I find it is turning into a chat thread for some folks. I also miss not being able t to click to my other team pages from the wall as I did with the huddle. <em>39</em> Fri, 2 May 2014 08:24:36 EST TEAM blogs! I think I can get use to no HUDDLE! <BR> <BR> But I really miss being able to see my team member blogs in one place -- could they be put on the team page "somehow". <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 10:44:13 EST want to delete foods from recents The recents tab annoys me b/c it doesn't seem able to be edited. <BR> -too long of list. I use groupings and all the ingredients seem to be listed <BR> -some foods I don't want in there anymore. Carries over from forever? <BR> -doesn't seem to be an organized list (i.e. alpha) makes it difficult to find anything or I don't know how to sort? <BR> <BR> Perhaps I'm failing to see how it is an advantage? or not using it properly? <BR> Thank you, <BR> Pam Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:23:55 EST UpComing Changes <BR> Does part of the new Team Page look mean that the Huddle Wall is going away? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Marie Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:19:40 EST Intrusive tracker ads Is there ever going to be an option to subscribe to SP and not have to endure the full-blown ads on the Nutrition Tracker page? <BR> <BR> Mine has been taken over by Yoplait. The color is obnoxious, the whole page is dominated by an intrusive background image, everything has gotten shoved around, and the page is basically unusable. And since the SP apps don't allow for access to recipes and so on, they're useless in the situation. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:36:56 EST Tracker needs a Net Carb count The nutrition tracker currently tracks both carbohydrates and fiber, but for us low-carbers it would be extremely beneficial for it also to track our net carbs. <BR> <BR> As it stands we have to find our overall carb count, then subtract our fiber count, which isn't rocket science but is an inconvenient step when you're in a hurry and want to know at a glance how much you've consumed. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:25:13 EST Spark coaches Awhile back SparkPeople was offering that we could "hire" an SP coach for a time. Is that still an option because I really, really need someone professional in my corner to give me ideas, support etc. <BR> I'm on the insulin pump and have been a type one Diabetic for 40 years. I've been part of Sparkpeople for some time now and was having great success 3 or so years back. Now however, I'm gaining weight in a frightening way. <BR> I'm also in a power chair so am not able to walk well. Howeve... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:56:54 EST Sparkpeople not BOOMING like before...WHY? I've been a member since April 2009 and although there were times where I had not logged onto Spark for a long time, I've always come back. In the last year, I have noticed that the members of Sparkpeople are not as active as they once were, status updates are becoming many-many months and even years old, and it doesn't seem that new members are making accounts. Sparkpeople needs to figure out a way to restore its former glory. I'm trying to meet new members to keep myself active on here, bu... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:30:06 EST Emotional Review of my Goal Board I took a break from Spark for a bit and restarted last week. I am in the process of making my goal board. I don't think they had it before. It's a work in progress as I just started it yesterday. <BR> <BR> I signed on today and reviewed my goal board and was surprised at two things that happened. <BR> <BR> 1.) I was hit with a ton of emotions to the point of tears. Seeing my input right in front of my face was one thing, but then I saw the pictures I put up for inspiration. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:50:09 EST Loving the Food Database One thing that continues to surprise me is the large food database. <BR> Sometimes I will eat something and think there's no way it will be in there but...there it is. <BR> It may not always be something I should be eating but it's in there. I can no longer use the "if I can't find it, it doesn't count" excuse. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:44:09 EST i have a question Hello , im so proud of myself , since feb I have lost 1 pound short of a stone , I have drastically changed my eating habits and I exercise at least half an hour a day , if not more if I can get it in , and 17 inches all round , but im not seeing it , my clothes still fit like they always have , I have not dropped any dress size's and its very frustrating , so my question is ,, is it normal ? and how much weight do I have to loose before I can fit in to a single dress size smaller ? <BR> I... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:08:18 EST Site list of what to change when restarting? I successfully lost my desired weight in 2012. Didn't use SP again til recently because last summer I had surgery and in my recuperation I allowed pounds to creep back on. <BR> <BR> In some ways, I think it would have been easier if I had created a new userid and started afresh, but I would have lost my Favorites and Groupings. <BR> <BR> Realistically I have new start dates and new loss goals and keep coming across places that show the older goals. Reports are a mix of the old and the new... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:22:38 EST how to use qr reader on android I see there is the ability to scan a product, but when I do so it just takes me to the scanner's page and doesn't reconnect me to sparkpeople. I assumed that scanning a product would add that to my food log, or at least give me that option, but can't figure out how to get the two communicating. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:40:23 EST KIDS SPARKPEOPLE Hi, <BR> I have been on SparkPeople for a couple of years. I see you have a teen SparkPeople, but no pre-teen. What about having a Pre-teen SparkPeople. My grandson has been in health classes at his school and I have been teaching him everything I can, but it's not enough. Please, please. A Pre-teen SparkPeople would be great for the kids between 9 and 12. This is the age where they are growing and changing and learning about their addition they are developing diabetes at their you... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:13:27 EST sp points I downloaded the app but i never got my points for it :( boohoo Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:48:51 EST Spark Radio Is anyone else missing the Spark People Radio? I know that Karen and Lily are gone, but a new host was recently touted and now I can't even locate the feature. Has this been discontinued altogether? Maybe there was a notification that I missed?? Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:06:57 EST disappointed with you Sparkpeople paid app is free Here is an email I sent to Spark. If you agree with me or also paid for the app and don't like that you paid for a free app let them know. <BR> <BR> ---------- <BR> I purchased the android app a few months ago and today I see the article that it is now being offered for free. Not only free but a much needed improved version is being released for free. This is so disappointing. Is Spark going to do anything for those of us that purchased it? I'm not talking about sparkpoints either. I know o... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:59:50 EST Android App Updates? After paying for the app i was hoping that it would cover a little more of the scope of the excellent site such as the videos, the nutritional report, the lookups and daily spark etc... <BR> <BR> any ETA for expansion of the capability? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 01:47:01 EST Waist gets smaller, abs don't It seems like I lose weight in the middle, but not much in the lower belly. What's up? <BR> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:45:52 EST My friend Feed I put up on my team a month or so ago about the new friend feed and many of them don't like it. It seems to be all tracking, do wee need to know everyone's tracking report, while on the other hand we are NOT getting messages that are more important. <BR> Yesterday one of our team member's son passed away ( Chair Exercise Team ) she put it on her feed, did we get it ?? No, That was an important message, How I came to know of it I sent that person a Goodie, another friend saw it and sent me a S... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:43:17 EST Iphone app update I just want to say that I LOVE the new update for the Iphone app. It looks great and I am enjoying the new features that were added to it, such as having the goal board up there and the stories. Just awesome, way to go guys!!! Thank You!!! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:17:26 EST I'm Happy I feel great!!! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:39:11 EST Ads Is there a way to get rid of all the annoying ads that are EVERYWHERE on this site??? Do they offer a paid option so that you don't have all of this crap all over? <BR> <BR> I am really annoyed! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:47:45 EST water therapy I'm new to neuropathy, but I've been having undiagnosed symptoms since 2000. I am currently doing water therapy. My main problems are balance and weakness. The water is 92 degrees, so it is warm and inviting. I do various exercises including walking forward, on my side, and backward. I also do stairs. One of my greatest challenges is walking on stairs. On Monday I was able to get up and down from a stair without holding on to anything. It felt great. I also am doing stretching, paddling, bicy... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:54:09 EST DISLIKE: All the Advertisements Hi! <em>252</em> and have never had a complaint the entire 6 years I have been a member until recently. I do not like all the ads nor do I like the way they slow down either my computer or the website (can't determine which it does, but things are slower than ever). I understand ads are needed to keep the site free. However, does there really need to be 4-5 between each side of page and then on top of page of my teams before I can ever get to the team thread? This is really a nuisance. Eve... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:01:49 EST Goodies How about updating the goodie categories, and adding more. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:28:38 EST Adding step and mileage on the app Not sure if this has been addressed before, is there a way to add step and mileage on the phone rather than pc? I spend a lot of time with my phone and it would be easier. Thanks Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:44:17 EST Spark Radio Whoa what happened to Lily and Karen?? Aw man that sucks. I'm not saying the new guy is bad but I really liked listening to them while I worked out. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:39:22 EST You're location I'm from Maryland Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:02:28 EST nutrition tracker - RECENT tab hi there. i just noticed there's a "Recent" tab in my nutrition tracker .. pretty cool. if i'm on the computer it's pretty easy to just search Favorites for whatever I ate ... <BR> <BR> my question tho is will the Recent tab/function make it's way to the free and/or paid Android apps? what about the mobile web version? <BR> <BR> i'd love to add foods while I'm at school without having to scroll through all my favorites for the same 3 snacks i carry to school Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:05:29 EST Glow Getter Award What's up with the Glow Getter award and how do you get it? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:12:16 EST I wish for burpees in the fitness tracker I do burpees and wish they were standard in the fitness tracker, but can't find them. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:34:01 EST SparkTeam Bonus Point Setup Hello <BR> <BR> can someone please explain what is SparkTeam Bonus Point Setup? <BR> <BR> Do we not allocate points everyday? <BR> <BR> Thank you for your time <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:59:45 EST Trophies I'm not sure this is the right place to ask this question, but here goes. <BR> <BR> With all the new and wonderful improvements to SparkPeople, when will the trophy levels be adjusted to reflect all the additional SparkPoints we're all getting now (which I LOVE, by the way! Very encouraging!). <BR> <BR> Thanks! Just curious. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:27:36 EST Night time challengers with food I can do great all day but at night watching tv I drift off and start eating :( any suggestions Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:13:29 EST Non-Food Reward Ideas? I'm looking for rewards for my hard work - I exercise the days I have planned, I eat healthy and stay under my calories for the day, I pass on the dessert at work, etc. <BR> <BR> what are some non-food rewards (and not too expensive)? Maybe weekly.... maybe after hitting a certain goal... just looking for some brain storming ideas from other successful Sparkers! <BR> <BR> <em>529</em> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 21:13:51 EST Why do I have such a big waist?? I'm really not that overweight..but very much out of shape. I am as of now 144 lbs. The biggest I ever got was 170. I have always had a very big waist. Measured last week at 39 inches. That way to big for my weight. I wanna loose 10 inches.. help!! whats the best exercise for loosing inches in the waist?? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 03:51:38 EST Ad Free Spark??? Afternoon All!! <BR> <BR> I've been using Sparks regularly for about 4 months, and I was wondering has an "ad free" version of Spark ever been considered?? I will tell you (at least in my view) the flashing banners all over my screen are a little...distracting. <BR> <BR> Just a thought... <BR> <BR> Kim Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:02:46 EST obsessed with points I am obsessed with gaining levels of merit. does this obsession dwindle and when. ? Fri, 2 Aug 2013 22:17:04 EST LifeTime Miles?? Just curious about what this is and how you get the award? Fri, 2 Aug 2013 19:40:55 EST Facebook Why, all of a sudden when I enter my exercise does the facebook page come up? I've been trying to avoid facebook like the plague since its gotten so overstuffed. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:47:02 EST Health News articles What happened to the health news articles that SP used to link to? Not the ones that tell you about certain health conditions, their symptoms and treatment, but the ones that are new news coming out. I have been checking them out every day, but today they were not in the listing on the Spark Points page like they have been. How does one get to them now or are they completely gone? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:23:02 EST new to the gluten free thing Just found out that I need to eat gluten free WOW this is overwhelming still want to eat low calories. Would be nice if they had a gluten free menu to follow, or at least get some ideas. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:59:51 EST tracking medications and vitamins I would love to be able to track my insulin, diabetic oral meds, and other supplements that I take. Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:13:51 EST Peripheral Neuropathy Good day. March 3rd I had a fall and fractured my left ankle/fibula. I was placed in a walking boot and first 3 weeks was off work and bed rest. Ortho dr. didn't want to place me in a cast due to muscle spams from MS. All was healing and progressing well. Back to work part time week 4. Beginning of week 5 I developed tingling in my toes and under my feet but ok to deal with. By the end of the week I had full blown Neuropathy from knees down in both feet and around my waist. I have bee... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 09:26:13 EST Please add custom special goals to "Other Goals" The one feature that would make SP perfect for me would be the ability to add several custom goals in the "Other Goals" section that would allow me to define my own goal and then enter a numerical value (not just a checkmark). If we could have as many as four slots for this, it would be so great, but if for some reason there could not be four, I'd appreciate however many I could have. <BR> <BR> One more feature: I'd love the ability to reorder my user-defined "other goals." I have defined my... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:58:10 EST Exercise induced asthma work-out plan I have been wondering if the Spark Coaches could come up with a low impact cardio plan for those with exercise induced asthma. <BR> I've had moderate to severe EIA since I was 5, was in and out of doctor offices and hospitals as a kid, even after I was given my own nebuliser when I was 7. There was even a couple years when I was young where I wasn't allowed by my doctor to do any type of running and high intensity sport/play. Now if I do any type of high impact cardio I have to have my rescu... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 15:30:19 EST Gluten free diet plans? As gluten sensitivity is becoming a mainstream problem, I was wondering if has any plans in the works to accommodate those of us who suffer from this affliction. I would LOVE to use the diet planner but, for now at least, I can't. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:02:50 EST Fitbit Sync suggestion I recently got a Fitbit and synched it with SP. Needless to say, while I'm enjoying the Fitbit, the minutes and calories imported for Fitness everyday are way too high. I'm deleting the entries and may eventually cancel the synch. However, I like the fact that my SP nutrition tracker synches with Fitbit. Is there a way that we can choose what synches between Fitbit and SP? It would be lovely if I could just synch the nutrition tracker. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:30:01 EST HOW MUCH IS SPARK COACH I DON'T HAVE TIME TO WATCH VIDEOS DESIGNED TO SELL ME ON SOMETHING BEFORE I GET TO KNOW WHAT THE COST IS. <BR> DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW WHAT THE COST IS? Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:34:56 EST Runkeeper Sync Are there any plans in the works to have SP sync with other fitness apps? I use Runkeeper to track my running and biking, it would be awesome if that data could automatically update to My Fitness. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:10:06 EST Gastric bypass vs vertical sleeve gastrectomy? I have been approved for weightloss surgery and am seeing a new doctor because my previous doctor accepted a job in another state and is leaving. The new doctor said that I should have the gastric bypass and not the sleeve but my previous doctor said the sleeve is what is good for me. I am confused and am not sure what I should do stick with my first choice or change to the bypass? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> I am so excited about the surgery but scared too as it sho... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:51:53 EST Would Sparkpeople consider Gluten free meal plan? Hi, Just curious - I love the fact that we can allow Spark to give us a meal plan to follow in our Nutrition Tracker. It would be awesome if there was a Gluten free meal plan to choose from. Does anyone know if this being considered? Thank you for any response! <BR> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:32:45 EST No app for windows phone I am really sad that there isn't an app for windows phones for sparkpeople i have to use fitness pal on my phone:( Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:03:41 EST I don't get points for liking things to facebook I have posted this before. I tried waiting one minute, two minutes, five minutes before changing the page. I tried double=clicking, triple clicking, saving the article, going back and trying to post it again. Doesn't work. I just checked my facebook page...I "liked" FIVE articles to it today. I have ONE point. Actually, I hate facebook - I only do this for the points and really don't want to ever be able to be googled on facebook. I totally don't trust it. And now, it doesn't ever work like i... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:47:17 EST Can't log in to Android App I downloaded the app to my htc. I sign in to the website using facebook. I don't have that choice on my phone. How do I sign in? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 23:34:07 EST 17 Day Diet I was thinking about purchasing the book and dvd and was wondering if anyone has or is doing this diet? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:11:16 EST Weight Tracker I've seen many people when they post something they have one of those cool little "current weight" trackers below their post. Anyone know where/how to get one of those? Are they available on the sparkpeople website? Any help would be great...thanks! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:45:44 EST Elliptical Trainer calories burned Is there any way for spark to put in more options on the calories burned on the elliptical? I do intervals and I know I'm burning more calories than if I was just doing level 1. My elliptical's calories burned is a lot different than this sites but its probably because I can't enter my weight on mine. I would think it could be calculated like walking or cycling? Wed, 1 Dec 2010 07:06:21 EST Spark for Kids Hi there! I joined Spark People in June, so this is my first Thanksgiving as a sparker! I'd like to start by saying how truly blessed I feel to have found Spark People. I count this site and all my Spark Friends among the many blessings I am counting this Thanksgiving!! <BR> <BR> I am the mother of a 9-year-old boy who probably has Asperger's Syndrome (we don't have a definitive diagnosis yet, but are working on it). He has always been small for his age and a picky eater, so I never worrie... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:49:39 EST How do you get Spark Points for reading the book? I bought The Spark book and am now reading it. It says in the book that you get points for reading it, but I don't see where to get them. Also, I bought the book without realizing I could have gotten 500 points by doing it through the website. Can I still get credit? Mon, 18 Jan 2010 15:04:10 EST can tea count as water? I can drink lot of tea in a day but can I count any of it as water? is this the right place to ask, or should I be someplace else <BR> <em>24</em> Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:18:05 EST Are you a compulsive weigher like me? Hi! My name is Kimberly(Kim), and they say the first step to helping yourself through a problem is to admit that you have one. I'm no longer in denial..I am a compulsive weigher. <BR> <BR> Ok, I have 3 different scales in my house. I have my "real" scale which will give you a "point 1" reading if it has to. It tells, weight, body fat, bone density, water %, and BMI..everything..This is the scale I record all my weights by. <BR> <BR> Not only do I have 3 different scales, I weigh myself li... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 23:37:54 EST Gastric Bypass Hello there <BR> How is everyone doing? Hope well I have been thinking of doing Gastric Bypass and want to know what everybody thinks of it or has anyone ever experienced it? Let me know what you'll think of it.... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 22:08:17 EST BlackBerry app for Spark People I've read a post for people requesting an iPhone app for SparkPeople. So on behalf of BlackBerry users, I'd like to request one for the BlackBerry too. <BR> <BR> Cheers!! Fri, 9 Jan 2009 08:15:23 EST Whereare all you members from? I'm from Gloucestershire in England <em>30</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2006 03:53:01 EST