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 Individualized Tickers? <em>252</em> I would LOVE a ticker that would accept words rather than numbers. I am on my way to ONEderland. I'd like to be able to have a ticker that would reflect the following: <BR> 290 (SW) --- Half-way There (245) --- ONEderland (199). <BR> <BR> That would be a great motivational tool for me. <BR> <BR> Then, after I reach 199, I'd make it: <BR> ONEderland (199) --- Half-way There (175) --- GOAL (150) <BR> <BR> Words are so much more powerful and meaningful that numbers. Wor... Wed, 25 May 2016 11:58:30 EST Spark people ultimate life challenge . I have been anticipating the finer tech upgrades for Chris's challenge and have been diligently posting to his blog. However I seem to be one of the few that post out of millions of Spark members globally . Has there been a technical transfer that I don't know about ? Chris was absolutely passionate about this challenge and had done much preparation for it . Due to unforseen circumstances things might have changed which I quite understand .I DON'T want disgruntled comments responding to this ... Mon, 23 May 2016 22:30:12 EST Improving conversations As long as Spark is making changes, is there anything in the works to improve conversations? Lots of ways to comment, but it is a struggle to check back on ongoing conversations. Thu, 19 May 2016 13:16:23 EST SUPER DISAPPOINTED WITH NEW PERSONAL SPARKPAGE Hi, <BR> I've been a member of Sparkpeople since 2007. Although, I usually go with the flow, I have to say that I am NOT a fan. In fact I HATE the change to the personal SPARKPAGES. I liked being able to customize the way it looked. I enjoyed changing the colors to make my page more reflective of my personality. To me it looks very generic and not in anyway exciting or motivating. <BR> SUPER DISAPPOINTED. <BR> <em>46</em> <em>101</em> <em>28</em> Thu, 19 May 2016 09:38:28 EST What is happening to the sparkpages and blogs??? Suddenly my page and the blogs look very different! I so hope that this is just a tryout! <BR> <BR> I love Sparkpeople - dearly!- but I so need some more consistency with the features and looks of this site... Wed, 18 May 2016 09:33:52 EST tracking button for spark tv Not sure if I have missed this on any of the videos... <BR> <BR> There needs to be a button 'add to fitness tracker' on the spark workouts. This would make it so much easier to add the fitness minutes etc. I have gotten VERY frustrated trying to search for the specific video I did in the fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> Also there are so many popular workouts there has to be a way to add those to the list instead of us having to figure out exactly what we did. My example of this is doing a stre... Tue, 10 May 2016 17:59:51 EST 17-Day Diet - Plateau Hi All <BR> <BR> I am on the 17-Day Diet and had great success in the first part of cycle 1. I lost 8 lbs. But since then I have plateaued. I am drinking the recommended amount of water, exercising, and sticking to the diet. I even did the transitional day fasting in hopes that it would jump start the weight loss again. I did lose a pound that day, but gained it right back the next day when I started cycle 2. Does anyone have recommendations? Tue, 10 May 2016 07:59:58 EST Featured Sparkpages Hi, why is it that the featured sparkpages on landing page for the community page are all out of date? I clicked or hovered over several and they are all very old - last updated 822 days, 1428 days etc. Surely there are newer pages that can be suggested on the landing page? Wed, 4 May 2016 19:41:35 EST Iphone/Ipad App Had an update this morning and now neither of Sparkpeople Apps are working. Anyone else having problems? Tue, 3 May 2016 09:37:09 EST Workouts to help with the baby pouch OK, I have 3 kids. One is 12 and I had abs back after him. The last 2 were within 2 years. My youngest is 16 months old. I'm close to my goal weight but my baby pouch sucks. I know I cant fix it completely ( loose skin), but I would like some workouts to at least help with it. I had 2 c sections if that makes a difference. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:52:13 EST Ad free version? I think a lot of people would be happy to pay for an ad free option. I know I would. The barrage of ads is very distracting and limits the sites usefulness for me. Otherwise it is very nice and quite useful. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:11:43 EST Refund for spark coach I have had spark coach for less than a week I am not happy with it and have asked several times for a refund. <BR> Could someone tell me who to contact? Sat, 16 Apr 2016 18:59:37 EST vitamins I there a way to track our vitamins on the site as well? Thu, 7 Apr 2016 21:35:29 EST Hi Spark members I'm an administrator for Deaf around the world. I would like people to come and join this group. Doesn't matter if you deaf, hearing, hard of hearing or learning sign language. I welcome all people. I hope you will join my group. It will be fun and exciting group. <BR> <BR> <BR> losingweight62 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:11:26 EST Can't see food entered by other people I can no longer see the food entered by other people on one of my computers; never had this problem before. How do I get this back? <BR> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:15:42 EST Jaybird tracker Hello sparkpeople, thanks for a great page. Have you thought about adding jaybird to your list of supported trackers? It's an awsome fitness tracker, I love mine. <BR> <BR> Marlene Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:48:06 EST Goal percentages Hello all! Is there any way to change the goal percentages from fat, carbs, protein? Thank you! <BR> <BR> OK, I figured out how to change my goal percentages but it appears the pie chart that shows the percentages does not update to reflect these changes? Thanks again. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 16:02:43 EST Forgot fitbit one day, manually enter steps? I have been good about wearing my fitbit One, but I forgot it one day, and a different app on my phone recorded my steps. Is there a way to enter those steps manually into Spark People? Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:12:26 EST dating as a formerly overweight person So for those of you who have lost all your weight do you find that people act funny when you tell them you used to be overweight? I have a friend who lost lots of weight and when she showed the guy she was dating her before pics he immediately changed his vibe and then dumped her. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 16:58:09 EST Bandwidth/Data This website, though very inspirational, is very large for the person who doesn't have large bandwidth, or mega amounts of data. Is there a stripped down way to access this site? All of your point rewards depend on viewing, and downloading large images, videos, and even with an adblocker, too much irrelevant material. Is there a solution for us? Mon, 7 Mar 2016 17:34:36 EST Suggestion: Multiple Tickers I'm sure this has come up before, but just in case, I'd like to suggest the option of running more than one ticker at a time. Three would suit my needs, but I don't want to be greedy. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:39:00 EST Counting macros How do u change my macros so that I can keep better oerformed? Sun, 21 Feb 2016 22:56:55 EST Suggestions - and time for database update While I very much appreciate the information that is currently available in the database, there appears to be a lot of data from the USDA that is missing or incomplete. <BR> <BR> A few examples: <BR> - many pork cuts do not give the option of mass in grams (which is available for all items on the USDA) <BR> - the listings for brown rice are missing the descriptors as to whether or not they are cooked, and are missing the various options for serving sizes (grams / ounces) <BR> - the listings ... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 21:06:32 EST removing teams Is there a way to unjoin a team? I didn't see the option anywhere. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:52:24 EST Total Grams of Sugar Now that the amount of sugar allowed in one day has been set by the American Heart Association, <BR> <link><BR>/HealthyEating/Nutrition/Added-Sugars_<BR>UCM_305858_Article.jsp#.VsC0-1IoHAE </link> <BR> does Spark People have any plan to include TOTAL GRAMS OF SUGAR in the daily totals on our food tracker? <BR> <BR> Individual foods show the grams of sugar included, but those totals do not display on our food tracker totals. I inquired about this a fe... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:14:51 EST Yoga vs. Taiji why so much on yoga and so little on taiji (tai chi). There is far more research on the benefits of taiji compared to yoga...gait maintenance, development of proprioception, back health etc. I would welcome more articles, videos and more on the subject of taijiquan. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:43:03 EST Confused about recipe app I am using my iPhone to track calories on the spark app <BR> I am confused bout recipes If I go to recipe app, is there a way to track recipe I am looking at? <BR> <BR> I just can't figure this out Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:48:47 EST Fee-based, ad-free OPTION Hello, I was wondering if Sparkpeople has considered creating a fee-based, ad-free option. This would allow members who don't mind paying some type of fee - annual, monthly, whatever - so that they can use SP ad-free. This would NOT mean eliminating the free site that is the hallmark of SP; it would simply mean adding an ad-free site as an option. I don't know the technicalities of creating such a site, but I would really like to see this option. Again, it would not be a change to the who... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:59:20 EST Suggestion for App functionality I couldn't find another thread on this, so sorry if it's a re-post. <BR> <BR> It would be awesome if the SparkPeople app had the functionality to view/participate in challenges right from the app. I find it difficult sometimes to log in on a computer (I only have my work computer at this time) and sometimes my mobile device doesn't cooperate when trying to log in via my browser. If I could see my daily challenge page and "check in" right from the app, signing off my challenge tasks without h... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:13:22 EST Finding Challenges on Mobile devices Hey there .. if this has been asked and answered elsewhere I apologize but ... I cannot seem to find my monthly "challenge" info on either the app or the mobile website version on my phone. It's there just fine when I log in on my laptop but not beig able to access it on the phone makes it tough for me to keep the momentum going when I am on the go. :( <BR> <BR> Is there a setting or something I can change to have that show up or is there someplace in particular I need to say pretty ples... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:58:26 EST I have 2 Ideas that many have said they also like So @SparkPeople I have 2 Ideas I would love to bounce off the right people after getting alot of great feedback on them by other #SparkMembers when I brought it up. Im Unsure if this is where I post this, but if it isn't can someone please point me in the right direction and if it is can you let me know the right people at least saw this. So Idea #1 (Which I had the most "YES" & "That Would Be Fantastic and Helpful" replies to) is a Option to Video Chat With in Spark with other Members or fri... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 07:25:04 EST spark tracker I know this was stupid but i'm sure we have all done it.. I lost my spark tracker and couldn't find it but it just so happens I left it in a pocket of my jeans and it got washed and dried... does any one think it might still work..... <em>24</em> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:39:30 EST Stay healthy or get surgery I'm getting surgery because I didn't eat healthy. I ate junk and have a high metabolism which makes me skinny but weak. Then I played hockey and broke my arm. So eat health food or be me Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:48:47 EST phone app I have been using the android phone app without incident, until recently. Have uninstalled / installed app, went on line updated my password, to no avail. Help please.Thanks Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:28:00 EST Coach Nicole I haven't noticed Coach Nicole around lately. <BR> <BR> She still with Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Randy Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:54:48 EST tough 2016 having a bit of trouble getting to the pool. :( Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:08:38 EST Discouraged today I have been using Spark for a couple of weeks now. I used it in 2011 and I lost almost 50 lbs. I am back with it again and now need to lose 30 of that 50 AGAIN. I know that with Sparkpeople, it is achievable. However, today I am discouraged. I have been documenting everything I've put in my mouth. Exercising like I should and documenting that too. I have been drinking my waters everyday and when I weighed in this morning, I have only lost .06 of a lb! I am 53, so I know the weight is... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:27:50 EST I tried searching the message boards for news on this site and was not able to find any. I tried to go to the site and was redirected back to <BR> <BR> Is no longer? Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:30:05 EST where is spark coach? I've been away from Sparkpeople for about seven months, and am looking to get back on track. Where is Spark Coach now? Has SparkPeople done away with it? I thought it was very helpful. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:53:02 EST Workout Videos with Modifications Almost all of the workout videos I've seen do not show modifications. With just one person it's difficult. How about a split-screen? Back in the late 1980s - 1990s, Cynthia Kereluk had an exercise show. Both cardio and strength training would be done with a split screen showing exercises done both ways. <BR> Nicole, have you ever thought about doing this? Many of your videos are good, but the modifications are shown in a couple of seconds or just talked about and that's the end. If so... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:12:16 EST Goodbye 2015 Looking forward to 2016. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:17:17 EST Problem with ad: CANCER HAS SPREAD TO YOUR BONES Please remove this ad. It is terrifying to see. What a horrible message to send to us who are trying to improve our health. It seems to pop up with great regularity on my page. Every time it does it gives me a start in my gut. Please remove it. Please. <img src=""> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 13:39:52 EST Hi Day three staying with it... <em>30</em> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 10:01:30 EST I completed every challenge - need new ones You can exercise without videos or spark people or teams, too. And you can diet on your own or from a book. But points are SO MOTIVATING...they're a way of "keeping track" - it's simply not as energizing to do them without points. Why not just print it out and do it....why spend time interacting with other Sparkers, going for milestones, giving and getting goodies? Points don't get you anything, anyway (which is another issue....why can't they get you access to Spark Coach, or some reward tha... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 12:52:57 EST We would like some senior exercises PLEASE!. There are many people who cannot do the exercises. I am 72 years young. If I try to adapt a difficult exercise there is a possibility of injuring myself. I do think there are many more seniors doing exercise. <BR> <BR> If it is in there I apologize but I and others have chatted about the ages of Spark people. The senior population is increasing in numbers and some would like to see older people demonstrating better form in their exercising. Please think about us. Pat in Maine. <BR> Thu, 3 Dec 2015 09:12:12 EST No Dec. Challenge? Am I missing something? Ok, I have to admit the monthly challenges motivate me. I got through Nov's burn 10,000.... with my eye on what was coming for Dec. It always seem to have a preview as it got closer but not in Nov. So here is Dec 1st & nothing. So what's the deal...challenge or no challenge....If it's something I'm missing PLEASE let me know! Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:38:39 EST Running fast I want to loose some weight and gain some muscle so I can run fast. Any sugstions on how to run faster? Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:39:55 EST Trivia. Hi, <BR> <BR> Is is possible for Spark People to add a locator tool for finding names in the leaderboard. It's really hard to find my name on the leaderboard if it's not on the first or second page. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:36:57 EST Contest to earn 300 Spark Points I know this contest has been running for awhile and I'm sure lots of people reach the 300 point level. I'm curious to know if anyone wins the prizes. We never get any notification of a winner. Does SparkPeople keep the winner names private? I guess I'm not sure why that would be important to do. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 15:33:07 EST 17 day diet On day 5 of 17 day diet and feeling pretty good. Any tips about keeping this a successful change? besides purposing in your mind that you can do this lol Main reason I'm doing this is to lower the number on the scale and to stop feeling like garbage, because of eating garbage. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 13:51:39 EST Help - need new challenges You can exercise without videos or spark people or teams, too. And you can diet on your own or from a book. But points are SO MOTIVATING...they're a way of "keeping track" - it's simply not as energizing to do them without points. Why not just print it out and do it....why spend time interacting with other Sparkers, going for milestones, giving and getting goodies? Points don't get you anything, anyway (which is another issue....why can't they get you access to Spark Coach, or some reward tha... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 10:17:42 EST Idea for SPto give another support So many have stress issues, struggle to make me time, etc... The adult coloring craze is something that is happening right now. How about SP having a place where free downloadable coloring pages that are supportive be available. Pictures ranging from simple to complex, some with sayings such as You Are Awesome; to just pictures of someone doing something fun, like ballooning or flying kites...gardening, dancing, various other activities... what do you guys think? Sun, 1 Nov 2015 21:16:47 EST Mobile device Is anyone else having trouble logging in with their mobile device? Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:57:31 EST New Goodies and Emojies ?????????? I've been a daily member for over 5 years, when if ever, is the SP staff going to change, add or update the GOODIES and Emojies ???? <BR> <BR> Lots of other changes are always happening to improve the site but this area never changes. I'm sure I am not alone in this request, we are tired of offering the same old GOODIES to support our friends. <BR> <BR> When can we see a change ????????? Thanks for listening and doing something to help us make others smile and motivated. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:11:40 EST Suggestion for Android app It would be nice if the Android app would come packaged with a quick scan widget to put on the homepage of my phone. I scan a lot of my foods and having to open the app, click on +Food, then click on the scanner button is cumbersome. Thank you!! Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:15:12 EST I love what you did with the comment box! Some people have a dark background for their page and it made it so difficult for old eyes to leave a comment. <BR> <BR> Today I got a white comment box on a dark page! WTG! SparkPeople!! <BR> Thank you much! <em>250</em> Fri, 2 Oct 2015 17:10:14 EST New format for blogs.. very annoying I was getting ready to post a blog sharing my plans for winter batch cooking, copy pasting titles of dishes over from recipe page. <BR> <BR> And now the blog box is a static, non movable, blacking out the page pop up box instead of the useful, resizable, moveable separate page. <BR> <BR> It's a real step backwards to embed it like this making the rest of the page unusable. <BR> <BR> Not useful, and yes I'm sure you will "pass my feedback on" and nothing will change. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 09:05:45 EST Re: New Format for Photos in Gallery Don't like the new format of the comments in our photo gallery. Very awkward to use, and it is soooo narrow, and hard to read. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 23:56:52 EST Spark Goodies I was wondering--would it be possible to build a tool so that people could add or suggest their own Spark Goodies? <BR> <BR> The options seem surprisingly limited and impersonal. AND static! It seems like this is an area that could really use some development. For example--a few of my spark friends are avid gardeners. It would be fun to send them, say, a rosebush. Or a tree to plant. Or a packet of tomatos seeds. Instead of... another boring dose of "gardening tools." <BR> <BR> I s... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:05:40 EST Lost my Spark Activity Tracker :( I have managed to lose my tracker and have just found out that they are sold out and no longer available! Any idea when or if new stock will be available? Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:30:53 EST How much is spark coach is it a monthly fee Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:53:38 EST Medication Tracker Good Morning Sparkguy Chris! <BR> In the last couple of days, I have been looking for a easy, reliable way to track my medications. Unfortunately, I need several, and I want to add a good multivitamin and a couple of supplements to the list. <BR> I have had no luck finding something online, so I was getting ready to put a pen to paper and make up one of my own... When I had an AH-HA! moment. Track meds with food... Sparkpeople! All of this is my way of asking if you could add a me... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10:44:51 EST Taste ! Get a plate the size of 500 calories and fill it with different delicacies every other day! <BR> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 15:29:24 EST Suggestion for the articles I love the articles at SparkPeople! What I don't love is that they separate them into numerous pages. With all the ads that are on SparkPeople it takes ages for pages to load. I just don't have the time to read them if they're too many pages because my computer takes to long to load each page. <BR> <BR> My suggestion is to make the articles one long page. It will cut down on the load time for the people who are actually reading them. Just a thought. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:48:22 EST Start page in transition? I loved the old Spark start page. Can you tell us why it was changed? <BR> <BR> I am wondering if you are going to create another start page and the present one is a transitional one. Is it? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:09:47 EST Feeling a little down I have not lost anything since last Monday. I keep going from 206 to 207. I am not doing anything different. Did this happen to anyone else. I was on a roll and so proud of my lost and I want it to keep going. Help me. Thank You!!!!! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:28:38 EST How should I use them ? ! ? ! ? !! SparkPoints Prizes <BR> Congratulations You Won 100 <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>209</em> 0 SparkGoodie Points!!! Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:52:08 EST make it easier to read blogs I would really like to see Spark blogs set up so that you can go to the 'previous blog' or 'next blog'. <BR> <BR> I find it very cumbersome to have to keep going back to 'view all blog posts' then choose a page number to find a post. If someone has done a series of blogs, it's nice to be able to read them one after the other. <BR> <BR> Is there any reason why Spark does NOT have this feature? Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:22:48 EST Quick Track at Start? What happened to the quick tracker on the Start tab? <BR> <BR> This is where I could log in and track my personal goals such as veggies/fruits per day, minutes of exercise, water and my mood? <BR> <BR> I miss this tool! Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:45:19 EST Access our own recipes on phone app? I love being able to track my food on my phone, really helps with "tweaking" when little things change. <BR> <BR> But something that would be really useful would be able to access just our own created recipes. <BR> <BR> No need to make it whole database, I assume that would be a huge job, but as we are logged into the same account, is there the ability to add this function? Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:29:52 EST Please Put Water Tracker Back on Start Page What happened to the water tracker on our start page? It was so convenient to update during the day. BAM right there! <BR> <BR> You keep reminding us that our water consumption is one of the 3 most important trackers of the day for consistent weight loss. Yet you have made it much harder to remember to keep track of it, and even to "forget to log it" because it is at the very BOTTOM of a page! Now we have to go into nutrition tracker and scroll down and around to find it - because you ke... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:59:33 EST Problems with Bonus Spin / New Start Page 1. The Bonus Spin (not the Team spins) is gone from my Start page and, after searching, I happened to find it on the SparkPoints page. But I lost 2 days of Bonus spins. <BR> <BR> 2. TODAY I went to the Sparkpoints page to take my Bonus Spin (I had over 110 sparkpoints from the day), and only by reading down the list where it had the line item for Bonus spins, it said that I already spun and acquired 5 points. I KNOW I did not manually take my bonus spin. How did that happen? <BR> <BR> Pl... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:31:10 EST Most of Feed Status disappeared? Tonight I tried to go back to people's comments on my feed yesterday to reply and I can't. It's gone. Now MY feed status only shows the last 20 hours of SP activities and comments. I can't reply to people's comments that are earlier than that. I don't remember reading about this change coming. It would be the ideal world if I could quickly reply to people on the feed every day but that's not my reality, sometimes I have to reply a day later. I miss this capability. <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:24:08 EST Challenge Central A day ago I went to Challenge Central and had all the challenges for which I'd asked all on one page. I was in the middle of a challenge, each day completing an "assignment" and the next time I logged in, that day would be checked off. Now I can't find my challenges. Can you tell me how to get back to them? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:50:14 EST What Happened? What happened to the water, sleep, etc. trackers? I am finding it hard to track these now. I am sad and confused about the start page format, and would love some guidance. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:46:30 EST FYI-Previous Start Page was much more useful i realize designs need refreshing from time to time but today's change was not helpful. I have liked seeing the math on my base calorie range, how exercising affects it, and clearly understanding how much leeway i have between those two touchpoints. that information is more obscure now. please bring it back. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:07:38 EST What happened to my Start page? Many changes to my start page today, and I'm not sure why, and I'd like some of the old features back: <BR> <BR> 1. Food/Fitness/Weight Tracking <BR> buttons moved down from top, my personalized tracker is gone, just has a generic scale there. I used to have sliders/checkboxes for other goals, and those have all vanished: <BR> - water tracker slider <BR> - veggie tracker slider <BR> - sleep tracker slider <BR> - checkbox for 10 mins of exercise daily <BR> I have no idea where to find those... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:09:45 EST need general advice on site use Hi there, I am a long time Spark person....and while the new site is amazing and colorful, i admit it is a bit overwhelming,,,,like the ADHD of websites -I don't even know where to start, and could easily spend all day roaming around the site. I use MyFitnessPal for tracking meals as I have been using it for a while and it "knows me" . But what is your advice on how to pick and choose what aspects of SP to look at when you are a busy single mother of 2, working full time? <BR> Thanks for... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:24:59 EST What is involved in becoming a team leader?? I have found very little activity by some leaders and members on certain teams. How do you become a leader? And what exactly is involved?? I was even asked once by a leader if I would be willing to help out, but I didn't know what was involved. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:06:42 EST Spark Friends I just received an e-mail letting me know that I was added as a spark friend. I was curious as to why we don't get notified first that someone wants to add us and then why we aren't given the option to let them add us or not depending. <BR> <BR> What are the advantages to being a spark friend as opposed to not. And how much more access to my personal information do friends have?? Can I say no to being a spark friend? Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:57:17 EST Stay true to your values, SparkPeople! SparkPeople says, "We pride ourselves in offering medically accepted weight-loss and healthy lifestyle recommendations that are easy to understand and implement." <BR> <BR> Diet pills are not part of any healthy lifestyle, are they? At the end of an article I read today, there is an advertisement for "DIET PILLS THAT WORK" with a link to a list of no less than TEN sponsored ads. I understand the need to support the site with advertisements but shouldn't they fit the mission and values you es... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 09:33:43 EST Spark Tracker discontinued forever without notice Hi, <BR> I just found out, by going to purchase the Spark Tracker. it is no longer being offered and available for purchase! Nowhere have I seen any written notice about it, except at the SparkPeople online store. <BR> <BR> Why doesn't SparkPeople send out articles or notices to members? It's awful to find out this way. Really bad PR! <BR> <BR> When I read this, I rubbed my eyes in disbelief! I understand things change, but without any notice or explanation? Why? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> ... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 21:28:03 EST Vivofit 2 I'm sure this has been asked a lot - will we ever be able to sync vivofit 2 with sparkpeople? Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:34:36 EST Loss of daily calorie differential report I really miss the calorie differential report that is the same as the one on my desktop on the updated mobile app.......or at least a count of remaining calories based on my BMR (not the higher end of my range and not based on exercise calories). I'm not losing, I am maintaining, and I use my total calories, not just exercise calories, to calculate where I am during the day. Of course I can do the math in my head, but it was so wonderful to just pull up the numbers on my phone. Mon, 3 Aug 2015 19:13:39 EST why is SP still promoting calorie counting? I noticed that SP put solely the emphasis on tracking calories. I found this on and to me, it makes a lot of sense. Does SP have plans to update the approach to tracking food intake? <BR> <BR> The human body is a highly complex biochemical system with elaborate processes that regulate energy balance. <BR> <BR> Different foods go through different biochemical pathways, some of which are inefficient and cause energy (calories) to be lost as heat. <BR> <BR> Even more im... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:19:51 EST Finding Friends How do I search for friends. I don't know anyone that is using SPARK but I want to look for people with same interests and/or in my area. Is there a search option? Sat, 1 Aug 2015 15:52:38 EST Sugar Grams So many of us are counting our Sugar grams these days. I am so surprised with everything that can be tracked in our nutrition trackers, there is no way to count sugar grams. <BR> <BR> Is that something that is in the works? Many of us are waiting. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:09:53 EST tablet How do i sync pc to tablet for keeping track of my meal plans? Thanks in advance Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:04:12 EST Is there a swimming icon? Am I overlooking a swimming icon? I would love to see one in fitness. Fri, 3 Jul 2015 22:37:23 EST The SlimFast Diet Is there a SlimFast Diet Sparkteam? I cannot seem to find it. Would you point me in the right direction? Thanks!!!!! Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:44:35 EST Where did the program go? So, I'm new here, but not actually new. I was an active member under a different name from (roughly) 2008-2012. I came back because I wanted to go through the program again and it appears to be missing! I'm talking about the program that had something like 8 or 10 strategies - measuring portions, eating veggies, drinking water, getting enough sleep, etc. It would give in-depth information on one strategy each week so you had a chance to focus and learn all about that strategy. It was, at the ... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:16:33 EST Caffine Hi, I keep coming back to SparkPeople because my family always feels better when we are following this plan. However I do have one issue: Caffine. I am an LDS member and as such am not able to consume Tea or Coffee. There seems to be a lot, A LOT, of Coffee and Tea in the Meals on the Nutrition counter. Is there a way to take the Coffee and Tea out of the menus? There is not button under the options when you reset your goals. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:59:46 EST WHAT ABOUT A NATIONAL SPARKPEOPLE DAY !!! SO WE CAN SAVE THAT DAY TO GET TOGTHER AS "ONE TEAM"I LIKE THE IDEA, DO YOU? BLOG ME. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 23:45:01 EST testing the tracker Test. Where is the weight tracker and why is it not on spark page anymore Mon, 8 Jun 2015 15:43:10 EST Spark people busniess cards? I want to print more! I use to find them under 'business' on my spark page, are they still available? They are SO easy to print & spread the spark website! I just put in my SP name & hand them out! I've handed out 100's but only have 2 people I've helped join! AMAZING! Sun, 31 May 2015 19:19:26 EST BBQ Icon I hope SP can and will provide us with a barbQ icon. After all, tis the season! Sun, 31 May 2015 12:00:40 EST Two days here and the add food is difficult to use This is my second day using this site and I find it very difficult entering the food you have eaten , I've had an easier time with My Fitness Pal, but they have problems with entering your fitness entries, there should be an easier way to post your food entries. Sat, 30 May 2015 17:22:35 EST Coconut milk Is it ok to have coconut milk with protein shakes? Thu, 14 May 2015 23:29:18 EST Timed Food Menu Hi <BR> <BR> I dunno if this is the right venue for this type of question, but is there any way that the Spark People food tracker could be updated to include times when you have eaten? This would help me out a great deal to know when I am eating, not just what. Sun, 10 May 2015 19:31:26 EST get up and push forward I believe in the positive mind is what makes positivity thrive. I always tell myself that it is not what society sees you as but how you feel internally and see yourself. It honestly was a rough road to overcome my fear of others opinions, but today I learn to love myself first and things are more willing to shine around me. Size is yes a number, yet it doesn't define your whole self that others may judge you for. I look forward to this journey of loving myself more as is and working to impr... Sun, 10 May 2015 11:54:46 EST What time is evening food cut offs? I tend to emotionally eat, or feel the urge to eat after dinner. any suggestions on how early or late should you cut off before bedtime. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:53:33 EST Spark People Mobile App (Android) Reports When I look at the reports on the app, I don't see the Daily Nutritional Report. Am I missing it or is it not available on the app? <BR> <BR> Thanks! :) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:29:11 EST It's 6:00 pm and I feel like I am starving. <em>4</em> Thu, 9 Apr 2015 20:00:53 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Whereare all you members from? I'm from Gloucestershire in England <em>30</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2006 03:53:01 EST