SparkPeople Spread the Spark! Team Messageboard This group provides resources and encouragement and fresh ideas for current SparkPeople members who want to help "Spread the Spark!" SparkPeople Spread the Spark! Team Messageboard Bought On Clearance? Sale? Coupons? Yard Sale? Yesterday I went to yard sales and bought a bunch of items for my gift basket hobby. I want to make a lot of gift baskets with a coffee theme. So, I bought a whole lot of coffee cups. Coffee is actually healthy. Wish me luck! Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:22:45 EST Any Complaints Today? Vent Here My house feels like 100 degrees. <BR> <BR> <em>259</em> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:59:18 EST Suggest Where To Submit <link><BR>ting/write-for-health-and-fitness-maga<BR>zines.php#. </link> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:55:57 EST Suggestions for SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Does anyone know how to get suggestions to the SparkPeople web masters? <BR> <BR> I am trying to create a new food grouping and it is near IMPOSSIBLE to create it without going and entering "a new food"... and this is an unnecessary step because I already have the food listed in my favorites... but "groupings" does not give me the option of retrieving it from my favorites. <BR> <BR> SUGGESTION: <BR> • in the "Create a New Grouping" section: <BR> --- Please allow us to cl... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 16:37:54 EST Just join, WHO'S acted here Is this team acted????? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:45:44 EST New Here Hi, joining the team because I love to spread the Spark!!! Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:47:17 EST Pretty graphics wanted!!!!! Hello! <BR> <BR> I love hop scotching about the place and leaving little notes and encouragement for people. When I first "jumped into the deep end" of the community involvement here, the welcomes were really, really NICE!!! <BR> <BR> I have found that some people have some REALLY cool, pretty "graphics" that they create and/or "find" and give to people. When I see one that I like, I (as in the one below) I ask for permission to re-use it. <BR> <BR> What I'd like to do is start a thread ... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:05:26 EST THE PASSING AWAY OF A DEAR FELLOW SPARKER I JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT OUR DEAR AND WONDERFUL ...AMHISPRINCESS... HAS PASSED AWAY SHE HAD BEEN FIGHTING LUNG CANCER THIS PAST YEAR, PLEASE REMEMBER HER HUSBAND AND FAMILY IN PRAYER, I MET HER ABOUT 5 YRS AGO HERE ON SPARKS AND FOUND OUT SHE LIVED IN THE SAME TOWN WE BECAME VERY GOOD FRIENDS ,SHE WAS A BLESSING TO BE AROUND SO FUNNY AND VERY POSSITIVE ,I WILL MISS HER GREATLY, I DIDNT KNOW HOW TO LET HER FELLOW SPARKERS KNOW SO I HOPE THIS WILL HELP,..THANKS Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:45:05 EST Some more humor A reporter was interviewing a 104-year-old woman and he asked, ‘And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?'. <BR> She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.' <BR> <BR> These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.' <BR> <BR> Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out. <BR> <BR> My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be. <BR> <BR> THE SENILITY PRAYER : <BR> Grant me the se... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 07:49:23 EST Just for a smile...enjoy! I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, <BR> so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. <BR> I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. <BR> I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. By the time I got my leotards on, the class was over. <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:47:48 EST Daily Chat? Just thought I'd start a thread and get this team talking :) <BR> How have you spread the spark lately? Are you still an active member of spark, how often? <BR> Just want to get to know some people on this team. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:52:44 EST Kim Komando Features SparkPeople! Some of you know that I can get a bit on the "geeky" side, re: knowing about PCs and web resources. <BR> <BR> One of my favorite sources of info along these lines is Kim Komando: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> At times she will feature health and wellness resources in her "Cool Sites" e-mails, however she hadn't featured SparkPeople in many of these e-mails. <BR> <BR> Until NOW! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>?id=7443 </link> <BR> <BR... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:13:48 EST A little Nurse humor...enjoy! :o) A motorcycle patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well; however, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors hadn't told him about it, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> Taped firmly across his private parts and hair were three wide strips of adhe... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:38:06 EST That's how the fight started... Had to share these...enjoy! <BR> <BR> One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift... <BR> The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, <BR> "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" <BR> And that's how the fight started..... <BR> _______________________________ <BR> <BR> My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?' ... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 07:31:00 EST Join us for SparkPeople eMeetings! We're trying out a brand new tool to help you in your journey and would love your help testing it out -- SparkPeople eMeetings (live online support classes)! <BR> <BR> Check out my latest blog (on my SparkPage) for more details, or see the currently available classes at: <link><BR>ngs.aspx?rc=spark712 </link> <BR> <BR> SparkCheers! Tue, 12 Jul 2011 18:05:37 EST Mini-Goal met today! In my first weigh-in since re-joining SP on May 27th, I am 10 pounds down! <em>9</em> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:37:53 EST Help! I have been asked to have a class on Wednesdays at 4:30 to help introduce others in my area to SP, and help them understand the site! This is great, but my first class is Wednesday...this Wednesday as in the day after tomorrow...freaking out! I have been sparking it for over a year now and I don't want to overwhelm people who want to start using Sparkpeople to achieve their goals. Can anyone tell me what you had trouble with and questions that you remember needing answers to starting off? Mon, 6 Jun 2011 19:23:09 EST Sign-In Challenge Spread the Spark has 1,288 members (as of 19 May 2011)...I was thinking how neat it would be if everyone could just log in once on this topic. <BR> Just say Hi, Share a Quote or an SP helpful hint. <BR> <BR> Cant' take credit for finding this quote, I got it from the MOD of the day CHAS1949, but thought it very appropriate for SP as we all help one another in 're-lighting our Spark'. <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another p... Thu, 19 May 2011 09:57:03 EST Are you a fan of 'Maxine'? Maxine's One Day Employment <BR> <BR> I landed a new job as a Wal-Mart greeter, which is a good find for many retirees. <BR> <BR> About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. <BR> <BR> I said pleasantly, ‘Good morning and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?' <BR> <BR> The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough... Wed, 18 May 2011 07:39:02 EST Indians & Winter (Had to share this...saw this once upon a time...and it still makes me laugh) <BR> <BR> <BR> It's late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. <BR> Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. <BR> <BR> Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter wa... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 14:54:52 EST Las Vegas Churches accept gambling chips I TRULY DID NOT KNOW THIS! <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Las Vegas Churches accept gambling chips <BR> <BR> This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in Las Vegas, but there are more Catholic Churches than Casinos. <BR> <BR> Not surprisingly, some worshipers at Sunday Services will give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed. <BR> <BR> Since they get chips from many different casinos, the Churches have devised a method to collect the offerings. The chur... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:49:24 EST FORREST GUMP GOES TO HEAVEN Hope you enjoy...I thought this was cute and had to share. <BR> <BR> The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. <BR> He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper, St. Peter said, 'Well, Forrest, It is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must Tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering An entrance examination for everyone. ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:39:20 EST Did you know that Ice Cream is good for the Soul? Got this story in my EMAIL and had to share...Enjoy! <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Saying Grace In A Restaurant <BR> <BR> Last week, I took my children to a restaurant. <BR> My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. <BR> <BR> As we bowed our heads he said, 'God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert.. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!' <BR> <BR> Along with the laughter from... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 12:34:51 EST Pass it On: SP in People & Today Show!! MORE great news! We have a member of SparkPeople featured in an upcoming issue of People Magazine and next week on the Today Show! <BR> <BR> Check it out here!: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3872089 </link> <BR> <BR> Be sure to tell EVERYONE about it and Spread the SPARK! :-) <BR> <BR> Don Thu, 30 Dec 2010 21:38:27 EST Hello Hello my name is Caiti, I'm a 23 year-old mom. I have lost 77 pounds with sparkpeople (Before spark people I had lost about 19 on my own for an over all total of 96 pounds)and have about 23 more to go. I have had a hard time until recently motivating people and spreading the spark, so I am really glad to have found this group. Hopefuly I can learn something about motivation here. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 21:58:21 EST Greetings from Fargo/Moorhead Hello Team! I've been a member of SparkPeople for two weeks, and I'm still getting used to all of the options, and forums and plans! There is just so much here! Anyway, I'm a wife and mom in my early 50s. I work two part time jobs, as well as all the other stuff we all do to keep an active family happy and healthy. By this summer I'd like to be 30 pounds lighter, and to have toned up my muscles. Like anyone who is reading this, I've tried all of this before, but this time I have to admit ... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:39:56 EST Some Church humor :o) I remember these. They have come full circle back to me and thought you all might enjoy a giggle. <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: <BR> <BR> -------------------------- <BR> The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. <BR> -------------------------- <BR> The sermon this morn... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:17:14 EST Just for a laugh...Have a great day! Hope these add a smile to your day <BR> <BR> Patient to Doctor: <BR> “I have metal fillings in my teeth. My refrigerator magnets keep pulling me into the kitchen and that’s why I can’t lose weight!” <BR> <BR> Doctor to patient: <BR> “What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?” <BR> <BR> Doctor to patient: <BR> “The handle on your recliner does not qualify as an exercise machine.” <BR> <BR> Customer to Waiter <BR> “I’m going to order a bro... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 06:40:06 EST Some interesting Facts of Life I’ve seen this a few years ago, so the author is probably closer to my current age now. Still good messages to share and hope you enjoy. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Written by Regina Brett, 53 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. <BR> "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 53 in August, so here is the column once more” <BR> <BR... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 10:21:33 EST EMBARRASSING MEDICAL EXAMS :o) The following stories have been circulating for a while and they found their way back to me again. <BR> True or not…who knows, but if they add a smile to your day, it was worth sharing with you. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> 1. A man comes into the ER and yells my wife's going to have her baby in the cab.' <BR> I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dress and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs and ... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 10:01:47 EST Daily Motivation YOUR ASPIRATIONS ARE YOUR POSSIBILITIES <BR> <BR> The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream. <BR> <BR> You must dream big and think big to be big. High expectation always precedes high achievement. <BR> <BR> You're as small as your controlling desires, or as great as your dominant aspirations. <BR> <BR> Once your mind stretches to a new idea it will never go back to its original dimensions. If you dream of little goals you can expect little achievement. <BR> <BR> Dre... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:19:32 EST So how will you spend it? Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest: <BR> <BR> Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use. However, this prize had rules, just as any game has certain rules. <BR> The first set of rules would be: <BR> 1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. <BR> 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. <BR> 3. You may only spend it. <BR> <BR> Each morning upon awakening, the ba... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 12:47:48 EST Thanksgiving Greetings! :o) <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> May your stuffing be tasty <BR> May your turkey be plump, <BR> May your potatoes and gravy <BR> Have never a lump. <BR> <BR> May your yams be delicious <BR> And your pies take the prize, <BR> And may your Thanksgiving dinner <BR> Stay off your thighs! <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> ... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:43:00 EST The Story of Adam & Eve's Pets Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.' <BR> <BR> And God said, I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and ... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:03:08 EST Time...a most precious gift... Thought this was neat and thought you might enjoy this as well... <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> 'The clock of life is wound but once, <BR> and no man has the power to tell <BR> just when the hands will stop, <BR> at late or early hour. <BR> <BR> Now is the only time you own. <BR> Live, love, toil with a will. <BR> Place no faith in time. <BR> For the clock may soon be still.' <BR> <BR> If you don't have time to do it right, <BR> when will you have time to do it over? <BR> <... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 18:52:12 EST SENIOR HALLOWEEN... <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <em>333</em> <em>419</em> <em>275</em> <em>424</em> <em>420</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when: <BR> <BR> 10. You get winded from knocking on the door. <BR> <BR> 9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you. <BR> <BR> 8. You ask for high fiber candy only. <BR> <BR> 7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over. <BR> <BR> 6. People say: "Great Boris Karloff M... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 14:03:48 EST Post your birthdays and anniversaries here Good morning, <BR> <BR> I thought it would be nice if everyone posts their birthday and anniversaries (wedding and spark) so we can help celebrate. Thu, 14 Oct 2010 08:02:26 EST A New Discovery.... :o) After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York archaeologists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone <BR> network more than 100 years ago. <BR> <BR> Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: "California archaeologists, finding traces of 200 year old copper wire, have concl... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 19:24:32 EST Word Of The Day... September 18 <BR> <BR> wend \WEND\, verb: <BR> <BR> 1. To pursue or direct (one's way). <BR> 2. To proceed or go. Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:34:59 EST Daily Holiday... Yom Kippur (Jewish - Sept 18) <BR> Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers. <BR> <BR> Yom Kippur is a day of "NOT" doing. There is no blowing of the Shofar and Jews may not eat or drink, as fasting is the rule. It is believed that to fast on Yom Kippur is to emulate the angels in heaven, who do not eat, drink, or wash. <BR> <BR> On Yom Kippur the Book of Life is clo... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:34:43 EST Did You Know... Did You Know? <BR> Facts, Figures & Folklore <BR> About Fall / Autumn <BR> Sept 18 : 04 days to Fall <BR> <BR> Did you know that the word autumn comes from the French word, automne? <BR> <BR> The word came into common usage around the 16th century, before which "harvest" was used to refer to this time of year. The use of harvest fell out of popularity as people gradually began living in towns and working the land became less common. <BR> <BR> Did you know that Americans colloq... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:37:29 EST Joke Of The Day... A young man at this construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone based on his strength. He especially made fun of one of the older workman. After several minutes, the older worker had enough. <BR> <BR> "Why don't you put your money where you mouth is?" he said. "I'll bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to the other building that you won't be able to wheel back." <BR> <BR> "You're on, old man," the young man replied. "Let's see what you've got." ... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:28:58 EST Today in Television History.... SEPTEMBER 17th... <BR> <BR> 1955 - "The Perry Como Show" moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV. <BR> <BR> 1963 - "The Fugitive" premiered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen. <BR> <BR> 1964 - ABC began airing the series "Bewitched." <BR> <BR> 1965 - The first episode of "Hogan's Heroes" aired. <BR> <BR> 1965 - "The Smothers Brothers Show" premiered on CBS-TV. <BR> <BR> 1966 - "Mission Impossible" premiered on CBS-TV. <BR> <BR> 1967 - The Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and pe... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:09:11 EST How I stopped making excuses. Please check out my latest blog on how I stopped making excuses & click like this blog if you like it. <BR> <BR> One of my Sept. goals is to have a popular blog post. I appreciate you helping me reach this goal. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3618465 </link> Wed, 8 Sep 2010 13:40:12 EST Innocence is Priceless One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly, 'Good morning Alex.' 'Good morning Pastor,' he replied, still focused on the plaque. 'Pastor, what is this? ' The pastor said, 'Well son, it's a memorial to all t... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 13:07:23 EST Some Odds n Ends...Enjoy! :o) Many years ago, in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered <BR> into the English language. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Men can r... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:39:02 EST Here is your LOL for the day. :o) <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Frozen Crabs & the Blonde Stewardess <BR> <BR> A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans, with a box of frozen crabs, and asked a blonde stewardess to take care of them for him. <BR> <BR> She took the box and promised to put it in the crew's refrigerator. <BR> <BR> He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happe... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:44:34 EST 5 Minute Management Course Lesson 1: <BR> A priest offered a Nun a lift... <BR> She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. <BR> The priest nearly had an accident. <BR> After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg..... <BR> The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' <BR> The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. <BR> The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm <BR> 129?' <BR> The priest apologized 'Sorry sister bu... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:44:07 EST 5 Weight-Loss Websites That Work 5 Weight-Loss Websites That Work <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/5-weight-loss-websites-work </link> <BR> <BR> Guess which one is totally FREE?!?! And the BEST?!?! <BR> <BR> Go buzz, Digg, "Like" and Spread the SPARK! :-) <BR> <BR> Don Thu, 12 Aug 2010 07:05:06 EST Use the day ahead as a most precious gift of time The origin of this is unknown, but has made its way to me and I thought you all might enjoy this too. <BR> Feel free to share it <BR> <BR> To realize <BR> The value of a sister/brother <BR> Who doesn't have one. <BR> <BR> To realize <BR> The value of ten years: <BR> Ask a newly <BR> Divorced couple. <BR> <BR> To realize <BR> The value of four years: <BR> Ask a graduate. <BR> <BR> To realize <BR> The value of one year: <BR> Ask a student who <BR> Has failed a final exam. <BR... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 07:05:08 EST My Physical Exam Results Hi Fellow Sparkers! I went for my annual check up on Tuesday and everything turned out good as I was down 9 lbs. on the scale and I am even more motivated, I am hoping that this week I will be at or close to or even better be under goal for July; I am currently at 186.5 lbs. as of my current check up weigh in. I will be blogging about it in the very near future!! <em>104</em> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:44:24 EST Short Term Goals Here are my short term goals for 6 months: <BR> <BR> 182 lbs. by the end of July <BR> <BR> 172 lbs. by the end Of August <BR> <BR> 162 lbs. by the end of September <BR> <BR> 152 lbs. by the end of October <BR> <BR> 142 lbs. by the end of NOvember <BR> <BR> ** 132 lbs. January 1,2011 <BR> <BR> <em>408</em> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 16:20:58 EST Local SparkTeams: Adopt-A-Road! Here's an idea I got from my local bicycle club: <BR> <BR> They've joined in the Adopt-A-Road program and have a stretch of highway for which the club rallies and cleans up 3-4 times a year. In exchange they are recognized by the Adopt-A-Road Program by a sign designating that stretch of road as having been "adopted" by the Bicycle Club...what a promotion of their cause! Free Advertising! <BR> <BR> I've written the Coaches and Chris Downie about this idea and they are like "woo hoo! Go for ... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 03:37:05 EST Goals and Rewards My weight goals have changed again but not the dates; I had to tweak them a bit,so here they are. <BR> <BR> 182 lbs. End of July GOAL MET reward running bra <BR> <BR> 172 lbs. End of August <BR> <BR> 162 lbs. End of September <BR> <BR> 152 lbs. End of October <BR> <BR> 142 lbs. End of November <BR> <BR> 132 lbs. January 1, 2011 <em>408</em> Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:25:37 EST Goals and Rewards Here are my goals and rewards for my achieving them: <BR> <BR> 1st 10% goal: 166 lbs. reach by July 10 reward: Running Bra <BR> <BR> 2nd 10% goal: 149 lbs. reach by Aug. 14 reward: Running shoes (providing my current pair holds up until then.) <BR> <BR> 3rd 10% goal: 134 lbs. reach by Sept. 11 reward:HR watch <BR> <BR> X-treme Goal: 132 lbs. reach by Oct. 9 (*2 weeks before the Blue Angels return.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>337</em> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:52:37 EST Hello I'm newly starting the SparkPeople program. I"m trying to increase my overall health and fitness. I have some back problems (which first cropped up when I was 27 or so), which has limited my exercise in recent years, and I mostly work a desk job -- so my weight has gone up as a result. I'm trying to lose weight for my overall health, to help with joint issues, and help with my back issues as well. I'm looking to lose about 75 lbs at this point. <BR> <BR> -Kim Sun, 6 Jun 2010 12:22:34 EST Hi to all fellow life travelers I am 60 years young and have lost 75 pounds, reaching goal weight last October. Sadly I have regained 16 pounds of that 75. I am determined to lose 20 pounds in the next 3 months. I hope to hear from others on their journey to a more healthy life. Let's chat. Maybe we can help each other. Wed, 26 May 2010 18:39:40 EST How do you Spread the Spark? I'd like to 'Spread the Spark' more, what do you do to 'Spread the Spark'? <BR> <BR> Cassie Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:44:20 EST A smile to start your day... With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes <BR> out to the rest of our bodies. <BR> So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. <BR> <BR> Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good grief, look how smart I am! <BR> <BR> Won't that thought make you smile all day? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> This was so cute...I had to share...and ... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 18:19:40 EST Spark business cards I got some business type cards that I love to hand out when talking to people about the site. I got them when I ordered my t-shirt when I bought The Spark. I do not have a printer. Would love to buy more, but can't find them in the store. Any suggestions? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:50:16 EST Donating a The Spark book to your local library There's a picture someone posted of a donated book for their library. Sorry to the poster, I'm not sure where to find it, but my memory....what can I say? Anyway, I checked with the catalog of my library system, and found that we only own one copy, and it is checked out and there are 4 "holds" waiting for it. I had already wanted to buy a copy for my sister, now I see that I can buy a couple add'l for my library. Sun, 4 Apr 2010 11:46:53 EST Your turn...LAST letter start new word SPARKTEAMS <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 07:16:53 EST So how nice was the Wheel to you today? I'm still in shock...I got Twenty-Five points today! <BR> <em>40</em> Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:11:46 EST Spreading a little humor....enjoy! TWO OLD MEN DECIDE THEY ARE CLOSE TO THEIR LAST DAYS AND DECIDE TO HAVE A LAST NIGHT ON THE TOWN. <BR> AFTER A FEW DRINKS, THEY END UP AT THE LOCAL BROTHEL <BR> <BR> THE MADAM TAKES ONE LOOK AT THE TWO OLD GEEZERS AND WHISPERS TO HER MANAGER, 'GO UP TO THE FIRST TWO BEDROOMS AND PUT AN INFLATED DOLL IN EACH BED. <BR> THESE TWO ARE SO OLD AND DRUNK, I'M NOT WASTING TWO OF MY GIRLS ON THEM. THEY WON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.' <BR> <BR> THE MANAGER DOES AS HE IS TOLD AND THE TWO OLD MEN GO UPSTAI... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:19:19 EST What did you do for exercise today? I walked on the treadmill for 60 minutes. <em>231</em> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:34:08 EST Taking My First Step Hi, I have been looking around the site for two weeks and love everything here. I am still a little confused as how to do everything but I am working on it. There is so much to look at and so much to inspire. I can hardly wait to log on and have done so many times each day since I started. The Food Tracker takes the excuse away of "its just too hard to count calories". I am just starting my Spark page. I have discovered I am the one behind the camera and really have very few pictures of... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:48:57 EST Hello Spark family, My name is Lisa. I weighed in at 225 pounds a few weeks ago. I have a friend who introduced me to SP and I'm so grateful. I'v lost 5 pounds already and I've recruited a buddy to do this with me. I am a mother of six children, a Pastor's wife, a High School Special Education teacher and a full time college student (my husband says I'm a professional student b/c I've been going to college off and on for 25 years, and steady for the past 8 years). I have 3 new grandbabies, and I want to be aroun... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:20:55 EST Hello Spark family, My name is Lisa. I weighed in at 225 pounds a few weeks ago. I have a friend who introduced me to SP and I'm so grateful. I'v lost 5 pounds already and I've recruited a buddy to do this with me. I am a mother of six children, a Pastor's wife, a High School Special Education teacher and a full time college student (my husband says I'm a professional student b/c I've been going to college off and on for 25 years, and steady for the past 8 years). I have 3 new grandbabies, and I want to be aroun... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:20:55 EST victorylane1 Im trying to live longer and happier. I will like to eat healthier and maintain or lose a little weight. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:20:11 EST Macinpak Joined The Team Today Hello everyone. I've definitely been sparked, it feels so good that I want to spread it around. This is becoming quite the domino effect! <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone the best of health! <BR> Melissa Tue, 16 Feb 2010 01:37:57 EST hi hello everyone im shay121 and im new to this group. im ready to get started. i have been away for a while but im on a new adventure to change this year and would like to stay focused and any help i can get will be appreciated Tue, 16 Feb 2010 01:03:54 EST Another way to promote Spark Book? What if a pledge of 10% or so was promised to the recovery of Haiti? It might bring more interest. Thu, 11 Feb 2010 01:13:31 EST Spark People weekly meetings idea What is the feasibility of hosting a Spark People meeting on a weekly basis in our towns? I am a member of a church with a gymnasium in the basement, and they rent this out freely for charity and self help groups like this one. <BR> <BR> My thoughts were to start a group session where we meet once a week, have a quick weigh in and discuss items of interest for a healthy lifestyle. That would take 5-15 minutes of meeting time, and then some kind of non-competitive game. (Basket ball, floo... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 01:50:55 EST Spreading the SPARK to the Dr. Oz Show! This has been a RED-Letter Day for me! <BR> <BR> A fellow member of SparkPeople (CHRIS3215) mentioned that she was going to be on the Dr. Oz show for the 100th episode they plan to have 100 people on the show who have lost 100+ pounds and have kept it off. <BR> <BR> to thinking...I'VE done I asked her about it and she helped me to connect to Dr. Oz's staff and batta-BING! I'm IN! Woo hoo! :-) <BR> <BR> I had been uncertain for a few days as one of the requirements also... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 15:47:47 EST Nordic Walking... .Spreading the SPARK! :-) Hey, just found out that yours truly has been featured as a member of SparkPeople in Nordic Walking News! <BR> <BR> Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/uploads/2009/07/Issue-23.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> There is a link within that issue that will also enable one to sign up for their newsletter for FREE, which will only last for a if you're curious to find out more about Nordic Walking go ahead and sign up! <BR> <BR> Don Fri, 5 Feb 2010 14:25:08 EST Dr Oz Show I will be on his show (taping) next Wensday, He is doing a show on 100 people who lost 100 pounds & kept it off! Alisa, called me this morning. Also she is looking at SP for more people.. OH I'm going to show MY SPARK by wearing my SP t-shirt!! cant wait!. I'll let all know when it airs.. <em>334</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:28:24 EST Where's your Show Spark Bookclub meet Jan 22-24? What are the details of your Show the Spark Bookclub Meeting or celebration? Mon, 18 Jan 2010 06:35:51 EST How Do My Friends Say I Referred Them???? I have at least four friends who say they have recently joined SparkPeople, but they can't find where to say I referred them! Can anyone help me??? Thanks! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:41:39 EST Ideas for Spread Spark Bookclub weekend Jan 22-24 If you are lookihg for additional fun activities for your Spread the Spark Bookclub weekend go to free.. You can insert words from Spark or the book and make... <BR> * Word Search <BR> * Criss-Cross <BR> * Double Puzzles <BR> * Fallen Phrases <BR> * Math Squares <BR> * Mazes <BR> * Letter Tiles <BR> * Cryptograms <BR> * Number Blocks <BR> * Hidden Messa <BR> <link> </link> and google for other free sites. Sat, 9 Jan 2010 10:39:44 EST Looking for IT Help.... Problems accessing SP site All of a sudden I am not able to connect to SP from my home PC. <BR> (I'm writing this from my work PC) <BR> I get the message 'Not a valid Discussion Server'...when I try to delete and add it, it still fails. <BR> I also get this with other sites as well. <BR> Has anyone ever encountered this? Wed, 23 Dec 2009 07:20:49 EST Don't forget to Spread the Spark by sharing Stuff Just a friendly reminder that one of the best ways to spread the spark is by sharing your favorite articles/resources on other social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter) and to "Buzz them up" when you can. <BR> <BR> Here's an example - great dailySpark blog post that I thought would be interesting to non-SP folks as well so I Buzzed it up (just click the button to do so at the top of any dailySpark post) and shared the link on Facebook and Twitter. Go ahead and "Buzz it!" <BR> <BR> <l... Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:35:04 EST Thanksgiving Greetings! <em>426</em> <BR> TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, <BR> BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP. <BR> I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, <BR> I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP. <BR> <BR> THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - <BR> THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE, <BR> BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION <BR> WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT. <BR> <BR> TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION, <BR> THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION. <BR> SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR, AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE. <BR> GOBBLED UP TURKEY A... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 07:20:50 EST People please wake up, your life may depend on it! I'm passing along a link to a VERY sobering blog written by TRAVELNISTA, who makes a powerful observation that our work here at SparkPeople and in our lives is TRULY a matter of LIFE & DEATH! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2506381 </link> <BR> <BR> Her blog is a wonderful tribute in memory of a fellow member of SparkPeople: PEBBLES32165 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>BBLES32165 </link> <BR> <BR> We at Sp... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 22:41:31 EST Medical Professial more interested in their CUT- I happened to see a Womens Specialist yesterday who "Promotes" themselves as a Leader in helping Women attain health, diet & lifestyle. They were promoting a HUGE 6 wk. offer to see who would lose the most weight for their patients with various Weight Loss Programs- all at a convenient "discount". I took all my flyers & cards hoping to show that this type of program could be available to ALL their patients- for FREE! Noses went up & they all tuned me out. They had their programs that they wer... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:01:19 EST Let's Get SparkPeople on the Oprah Show! has a link for people to suggest guests/topics for her show! <BR> <BR> Let's show Oprah how much we would like to see Chris Downie and featured on her show! <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d=216 </link> <BR> <BR> Post your best plug out there for SparkPeople...woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Please cross post to your other SparkTeams! <BR> <BR> Don Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:46:33 EST Ready for changes I am a mother of 4 and a diabetic. I have been in denial until I was put on insulin. I have been overweight all of my life, and had gastric bypass 20 yearas ago. I intend to lose 100+ pounds by eating healthy. I need all the help I can get as I an a cook and tend to be a couch potato. I do Custom Decorating for a major retail store. I live in the country and have lots of animals Wed, 7 Oct 2009 07:30:56 EST Spreading "The SPARK!" (Spark_Guy's New Book!) I'm visiting my local homegrown bookstore tonight and bringing info on "The Spark", encouraging them to stock it as WELL as bringing copies of the flyer / brochure describing so that they can add this to the many other flyers about local resources which they maintain. <BR> <BR> Spreading the SPARK! Woo Hoo! :-) <BR> <BR> Don Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:53:23 EST Creating a SparkRally! Hi folks...too long a time no post here...! <BR> <BR> Thought I would share some of my efforts in RALLYING our local SparkPeople members here in upstated New York. Below is a copy of my latest SparkRally efforts posted. If I overlooked any useful information which should have been included, I'd appreciate any feedback you care to offer! <BR> <BR> Don <BR> -------------------- <BR> <BR> SparkRally @ Dorchester Park, Sun., Aug. 30th 1 pm <BR> <BR> Many of you have seen my blog about the W... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 15:50:46 EST EXPANDING BY BRANDING. Just a thought, I know Spark store sells branded items, but ever considered making it more elaborate? More training equipment, motivational seminars, fitness weekends? Spark is wonderful, why not make it even bigger and better!! Fri, 10 Jul 2009 22:12:25 EST I'm Back I kind of dropped off the face of the Earth for the last week and was hiding out from everything that has been happening in my life. I am sorry that I have not been here to support all of my teammates, but I am back with a renewed commitment, new goals and a new Spark page. <BR> <BR> I know I missed out on a lot over the last week (2 weeks really) but I am back and anxious to catch up with what's happening with everyone... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 19:29:17 EST I reached my GOAL!! I reached my goal weight today and am so HAPPY!! I wanted to share the news with all my Spark Friends. I could not have done it without all of the wonderful people right here! Thank you all SO VERY MUCH!! I continue to root on all my spark friends and am grateful for all the support and friendship shared with me. Thu, 4 Jun 2009 12:56:52 EST Spread the SPARK! Vote for Joy G TODAY! One of our SparkPeople members, Joy G. is among the finalists for Macy's & Clinton Kelly Make Over America Contest and could win a $5,000 wardrobe and makeover...let's help push her on to this MAJOR WIN for both HERSELF & SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Check out the blog for more info here: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2095069 </link> <BR> <BR> And most importantly VOTE HERE!: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Don Wed, 27 May 2009 08:48:41 EST Sparks Appreciation Week !! Hello Spark buddies ! <em>410</em> This week is going to be dedicated to Sparks...It's Spark's appreciation week !! <em>410</em> I will be expressing my appreciation to Sparks & there whole staff for all there hard work & dedication & for believing in us all ! <em>220</em> When I first started Sparks , I was like....this is not going to work but once I got to know how to navigate through the site & started meeting great new team mates & team leaders , I realized the Spark was there an... Tue, 26 May 2009 03:51:29 EST My daughter needs your encouragement! TEAM-- My daughter has recently joined Spark and is beginning to blog. She is 26 years old, 6'3" tall and needs to lose over 100 lbs. but does not have the support of her husband (who also needs to lose over 100 lbs). <BR> <BR> She has very bad knees and is pre-diabetic. The doctor says that if the doesn't lose the excess weight she will need knee-replacement surgery before she is 30 (only a few years away.) <BR> <BR> If you or anyone you know on Spark likes to encourage others... please ... Mon, 25 May 2009 13:03:53 EST Spread the SPARK! Join Nat Weight Control Registry I joined the National Weight Control Registry last year and they've sent me their annual questionnaire packet to complete to update their records. I LOVE being part of this study because I sing the praises of SPARKPEOPLE every time I correspond with them! <BR> <BR> From the article below, here are the instructions on how to join: <BR> <BR> Join the Registry: If you've lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year, you can join the National Weight Control Registry (which is esp... Sun, 24 May 2009 22:54:49 EST Want help getting fit for the summer? Join this group<BR>individual.asp?gid=33198 to help create a new and improved beach body for yourself, hurry sign up by May 26! Tue, 19 May 2009 14:31:27 EST SPREADING THE SPARK GLOBALLY. GAVE OUT 10 SPARK CARDS AT WORK YESTERDAY IN MY HOMETOWN, CORK CITY, IRELAND. LET'S KEEP IT UP GUYS! Tue, 19 May 2009 04:16:15 EST Have we spread the Spark far enough? I've been a member for about 3 1/2 years now and over that time I've seen the pendulum swing from one extreme to the other. When I joined SP there were no spark pages, no spark teams, no spark america and many of the tools that we have now are easier to use than when I first joined. <BR> <BR> These are all great and wonderful things. But over the last several months I've also noticed a higher drop out rate, more questionable advertising, and site features that just add complexity with no... Sun, 17 May 2009 11:18:24 EST Spread the SPARK Summer Challenge! Okay folks! The gauntlet is DOWN! Get ready to share, show and CELEBRATE your SPARK! <BR> <BR> Check out the details at this link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=sparkguy_spteam </link> <BR> <BR> Spark Staff Jenny has posted all the info at this link but the bottom line is that SparkPeople is kicking off the official "Show Your Spark" Weekend, Friday, June 26, 2009, to Sunday, June 28, 2009...woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Of course EVERY day is a fine day fo... Fri, 15 May 2009 08:55:54 EST HI Everyone Hi my name is Kristine. I joined Sparks on the 7th of May and just joined this team. I am also in Tacoma Sparks, Challenged By Arthritis, Emotional Eaters, Challenged By Depression. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 11 May 2009 21:27:16 EST Suggest posting a Spark Team Poster at local gyms We could all print of a Spark team A4 poster telling <BR> gym members about SP and leave website and show some amazing results? Sun, 10 May 2009 23:51:19 EST Make It Happen! One message Chris Downie (SparkGuy) shared over and over is that we've all got to rally our local SparkPeople groups and get out and get involved...fundraisers, health and wellness events, etc. There should always be a SparkPeople contingent at all such events in your area and if they aren't, do your part to *Make It Happen!* <BR> <BR> We've all got to get the word out and show the world how positive and contagious it can be to *catch the SPARK!* :-) <BR> <BR> Great and wonderful things s... Sun, 10 May 2009 20:08:16 EST Over 300 pics of SP Conference shared @ Flikr A bunch of us who attended the SparkConvention in San Diego have all pooled our pictures together at Flikr at the following url: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l/show/ </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy and pass around so others can see what an inspired, fun-loving bunch we are! Who could resist joining in...?!?! :-) <BR> <BR> Don Sun, 10 May 2009 16:25:45 EST Hi Everyone Hi everyone. New to this site. I might be asking alot of questions til I know my way around the site. Hope you don't mind. Have a great day. Sun, 10 May 2009 11:15:46 EST Hello all Jusr introducing myself. I want to be able to make everyone to this great free tool! <BR> Colette Sun, 10 May 2009 00:18:48 EST I've got the Spread the Spark fever in me today!!! Hello my beloved Team mates, <BR> Today I went online and decided to make me some Flyer's and I am heading out and about and spreading the spark. I'm also going to print out some Business cards and handing those out as well. <BR> It's going to have to be done tomorrow though cause I just got back from taking my husband to the Hospital due to acute food poisoning. something he ate at fifth Avenue. it was Indian cuisine. <em>234</em> He's ok now the Doctor prescribed him medication and is re... Sun, 3 May 2009 14:25:38 EST Hello Everyone I have joined the spread the spark I've also told 6 folks about this wonderful website and I will continue to do it...I want to thank all who I got to meet at the convention today it was a blast and an honor. Sun, 3 May 2009 00:56:03 EST 35th Class Reunion Recently I've been invited to my 35th class reunion. <BR> <BR> I have never been to even ONE of my reunions! Finally, thx to my accomplishments and the support of SparkPeople, I think I might just go! <BR> <BR> What's this got to do with Spreading the Spark? <BR> <BR> Well, I got an email from the person organizing the reunion and it was CC'd to 20+ OTHER class members. So I hit "reply to ALL" and typed a message...knowing full well that my siggie would go out saying: "The WEIGHT is OVER! ... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:11:40 EST Winning is important, and so is spreading the SPAR I was in Pasadena this weekend for a Regional competition with Sweet Adelines, International... One thing these ladies all love is singing four part harmony! The other thing they love, besides each other, is EATING! I took Spread The Spark business cards with me and gave several to friends, encouraging them to look to a better way... and do it free of charge! I hope to meet some of them online! <BR> <BR> LTLY Sun, 26 Apr 2009 13:19:45 EST Hi All, Hi There, thought I'd introduce myself. I'm an RN on disability from a stroke. I use voice recognition to type on the computer. I am starting to do freelance writing (as part of my rehab. experience-learning to read and write again). Thought I'd let you know I spread the spark online. See:<BR>647979/review_of_sparkpeople_the_numbe<BR>r_1.html?cat=5 Sat, 25 Apr 2009 00:40:26 EST Sharing the SPARKle... I shared the Spark at my Weight Watchers meeting Tuesday night. I was amazed that so many people have NOT heard about us! Well 30 more do now! <BR> <BR> Love Spark People!!! <BR> <em>223</em> Thu, 9 Apr 2009 06:25:23 EST WHAT KIND OF PEDOMETER DO YOU WEAR? i bought a sportline electronic pedometer 350 that tracks steps, distance, calories, clock & timer. it tracks your calories by your weight. i am trying to do 1000 calories a day but it is hard. last week i did over 3000 calories. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 13:47:02 EST DO YOU DRINK TAP OR BOTTLED WATER? when i was on weight watchers i used to buy bottled water but then i heard that bottled water is recycled tap water. i bought a filter for my kitchen sink but then i heard that if you let the water run for a few seconds that gets rid of any impurities. since starting spark people i have been drinking tap water when i am home. if i am out i will buy a bottle of water. they say you should use a stainless steel bottle to drink from. i got one from ebay but it only holds about 16ozs of water... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 13:16:53 EST HOW DO YOU EXERCISE WHEN YOU CAN'T GO OUTSIDE? how do you exercise when you can't go outside because of the weather? what exercises do you do at home? what kind of exercise equiptment do you have at home that is not expensive? what exercises do you do that a 4 years old might enjoy too? Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:36:02 EST HOW DO YOU GET FIT ON A BUDGET? i want to know what is the cheapest way to get fit to get down to a healthy weight. i was going to join weight watchers but i can't afford it. plus with my daughter i don't have time to go to meetings and you pay for the meetings you miss. i found spark people and it is very similiar to weight watchers. you can eat anything in moderation. <BR> <BR> how do you exercise on a budget? i like to walk but it has not been good weather here to walk lately. i was going to get a wii but it is so... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:38:15 EST WHAT CAN YOU DO AROUND THE HOUSE TO BURN CALORIES? what household chore do you do burns a lot of calories and makes you sweat? i sweat when i mop the floors. do you consider housework exercise? i remember reading how 1 celebrity lost weight by going up and down her stairs a lot during the day. Fri, 3 Apr 2009 19:30:30 EST Saying HELLO--A ain--New to this Group Took alittle sabbatical--came back today and love the idea of spread the Spark--am going to promote thru some of the other communities that I Surf all the time-- <em>249</em> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 14:20:39 EST WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE DVD? I want to do an exercise dvd when i can't go outside for a walk. I don't have any exercise equipment just weights. Which dvd do you recomend? Thanks. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 13:40:56 EST Hi! I just joined the team! Hi! I just joined the team to spread the spark! I am always telling people about this awesome site and trying to get them to join so it's fitting to now belong to the team! <em>252</em> <BR> My name is Missy, I'm happily married for almost 7 years! We have 2 beautiful boys! And I'm at a point in my life I really want to get my weight under control and this wonderful site is helping!! Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:07:11 EST spreading the spark news! Hello Everyone, I am fairly new to Spark people, but am loving all the help I get here. I love the daily messages I get regarding exersize, meals and everything else. I wanted to know if it was o.k. to put a link on my website to sparkpeople? I have and a facebook, and tagged. I send out massive news letters every week regarding our cockers, but would like to include a link to sparkpeople because I know alot of my members would be really in... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 08:11:23 EST WHAT FOODS DO YOU EAT TO GET YOUR POTASSIUM? i am not meeting my potassium needs everyday. what foods do you eat help you meet your potassium everyday? do you take potassium pills? Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:56:37 EST DO YOU USE WII FIT? i was thinking about getting wii fit for me & my daughter. do you use it? what do i have to get? do i need a play system plus the game? thanks. Sat, 21 Mar 2009 21:38:59 EST Heads Up Regarding a Recent Scam here on Sparks! Below is a Member who was caught in this. Sparks is remedying the situation- but be smart & don't fall for these. Even Sparks has some un-savory characters & Ads that may not be a good idea to apply to. And some Members in financial straights wil try anything to make money. So be careful on the Internet, even here at Sparks! <BR> <BR> Shellpro <BR> <BR> <BR> I already posted this on the SP Community leaders forum. But since it is about the end of the business day, I am posting it here as... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:27:17 EST WHY DID I GAIN WEIGHT? i don't understand why i gained 0.8 pounds from yesterday. the only thing i went over yesterday was my sodium. i even walked yesterday 10,000 steps plus. i have been losing weight since i started spark people 3-9-09. if you have any ideas let me know. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 19:08:30 EST SOUTH EAST GEORGIA IS HAVING A SPARKS RALLY.. HELLO <BR> <BR> IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTH EAST GEORGIA WE ARE HAVING A SPARKPEOPLE GET TOGETHER ON APRIL 25TH.. IF YOU LIVE CLOSE TO SE GEORGIA YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME. <BR> <BR> IT WILL BE HELD ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA. FRIENDS AND FAMILIES ARE WELCOME. LETS MEET AT 10:30AM AT THE CASINO. THERE ARE PICNIC TABLES SO PLEASE BRING YOUR PICNIC LUNCH AND DRINKS. REST ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE. I AM HOPING THAT WE CAN HAVE A WALK FOR ABOUT 1/2 HOUR OR SO.. FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT WANT TO WALK THERE IS SO M... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 15:58:32 EST How to Learn 2 Love Exercise- I just had to share this article- it really seems to make some sound advise! <link><BR>ss/ht/loveexercise.htm?r=94 </link> Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:56:10 EST Hi Ya'll Hello from Georgia. I have been with SparkPeople since January 2008. I have not been living healthy as of late. But I am rededicating my life to healthy living. :-) Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:26:29 EST Spark Rally??? Has anyone ever been to a Spark Rally? please tell us about it. Where, when, what???Best part and I could of done without? How we Spread the Spark at our Rally?? <BR> <BR> Would anyone like to go to a Spark Rally? Where, when?? <BR> <BR> Ideas for Spark Rallies?? <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:05:20 EST Nelson Mandella Said Last semester... my mentor Alice Schenk (Also my health teacher) Shared this quote that changed my life......." Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant,gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so ... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:05:59 EST Web. Sites Good Afternoon! <BR> I found this web site to be helpful when double checking the calories for 1 cup of grapes. <BR> <BR><BR>s <BR> <BR> THINK SPRING & SPREAD THE SPARK !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:28:07 EST IF YOU LIVE IN SE GEORGIA - SAVE APRIL 25TH.. HELLO <BR> <BR> IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTH EAST GEORGIA WE ARE HAVING A SPARKPEOPLE GET TOGETHER ON APRIL 25TH.. IF YOU LIVE CLOSE TO SE GEORGIA YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME. <BR> <BR> IT WILL BE HELD ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA. FRIENDS AND FAMILIES ARE WELCOME. LETS MEET AT 10:30AM AT THE CASINO. THERE ARE PICNIC TABLES SO PLEASE BRING YOUR PICNIC LUNCH AND DRINKS. REST ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE. I AM HOPING THAT WE CAN HAVE A WALK FOR ABOUT 1/2 HOUR OR SO.. FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT WANT TO WALK THERE IS SO M... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 15:54:41 EST Hey Hey!! I'm new to the team! I'm Jessica. Hey! My name is Jessica Bidwell. I'm 22 years old. I've been married for 2 1/2 years to a wonderful Marine! I've been over weight since 2005 when I gratuated high school. I'm ready to lose it! Thu, 5 Feb 2009 14:10:49 EST hi im jenny n im new hey how are ya'll im doing okay well here i am ... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 14:04:41 EST Suggest Local Radio Station Talk Shows You know your local Radio station talk show hosts and DJs much better than we do. SparkPeople is looking to Spread the Spark by being featured guest on talk shows and getting DJs excited about our site. Post a quick message on this thread about who you think would be the best person for us to contact in your area (please provide, the talk show hosts/DJs full name, email or phone number and the website of the Radio Station). Once we know who you think will be most receptive to us, we'll take ... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 16:37:02 EST Hello...I am new to the team! Hello everyone! I am new to this team,but have been with SP for awhile. I am glad to say I have reached my first goal and ready to achieve my next one. Thanks to SP I have tons of support! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 07:32:01 EST Hello & I'm Spreading the Spark!!! Hi everyone I joined Spark People on 1/8/09, And now I decided to join the Spread the Spark team. My goal is to lose at least 50lbs. The Spark people web site is a wonderful motivater! Please feel free to visit my spark page. I'm happy to be here....... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:09:57 EST I told 3 people about SP today. Did you tell any? I shared this site information with three people who are excited to get on here. Have you told anyone lately? Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:51:53 EST What's This ? I Created this new subject to answer some questions that new persons to The Spark Team page may have about your team. <BR> <BR> My question is how do I meet this goal? Spread The Spark Visit A Sparker 1 Time <em>304</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:42:46 EST Downtown Disney As a possible Spark RALLY Site? Just throwing it out there. I don't want to be the only one there! I haven't seen anything else posted for Orange County/Southern California <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1229 </link> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:22:28 EST Share Your SparkRally or Spark Story Many local newspapers have a feature on their website that allows for self-published stories. You can publish events, pictures or stories that are important to you locally. <BR> <BR> With Show Your Spark Day fast approaching, we thought this could be a good idea to share your SparkRallies with your local newspapers and even post pictures if you take them. <BR> <BR> It's pretty easy. Most newspapers have a contact us or "Share Your Story" widget or link on their website. <BR> <BR> If yo... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:50:58 EST Noob *Waves* Hi there! I have been a member of Spark People since mid 2007 but really started *getting into* SP about 6 months ago. I have seen some success personally with my own weight loss and overall general attitude when it comes to a healthier, happier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I just found out about this team from one of my local area team leaders (kudos Russellorama). I believe she will be posting soon some links and pictures to our most recent Spark Rally. <BR> <BR> I GREATLY enjoy Sparking as ... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:07:16 EST How have you spread the spark today? I told someone at the gym today about this site. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:48:16 EST Have you spread the spark today? Yes I have. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:46:53 EST WHERE Can I Find the Spark Rally Kits for Leaders? WHERE Can I Find the Spark Rally Kits for Leaders? <BR> <BR> I FINALLY found them two days ago but my computer was crashing when I tried to purchase the kit. <BR> <BR> HELP! What is the link, I have wasted so much time searching... and now I'm afraid if I order, I won't get them in time for the Rally. <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> <BR> SparkNashville City Leader <BR> <em>268</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:41:15 EST What do you think taxing Non-Diet Sodas? Watching Nightline last night & theres been a suggested sales tax impossed on both Non-diet Sodas & Candy. How does that hit your pocket book if it happens? <BR> Here's the Link for the story: <BR><BR>ine/2009/01/closing-argum-3.html Wed, 7 Jan 2009 01:39:09 EST Jan. 16th Spark Rallies...? I'm hearing about the idea of Jan. 16th being a day to have Spark Rallies, but hadn't seen anything put out yet re: ideas what to do, where to go, who's doing rallies, etc. <BR> <BR> I love the idea and would like to attempt to push our local SparkTeam into doing something, but would like to have more info so I don't approach them empty-handed. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know more? Perhaps we can start a thread here to get ideas flowing beyond printing SparkPeople cards and brochures...? Sugges... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 12:32:06 EST 11 Worst Foods of 2008! Whoa! Hey Everyone <BR> <BR> If you haven't read it already the link to Spark People article "11 Worst Foods of 2008" is below <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_11_worst_foods_of_2008 </link> <BR> <BR> I Dugg It... Did You? Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:36:16 EST Spark New You Bootcamp...Are You Participating? Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Wondered if there are any STS team members participating in New You Bootcamp. <BR> <BR> Would love to discuss the routines with STS members <BR> <BR> I did Day One yesterday and it kicks it...literally! <BR> <BR> I liked it so much I did it 2x! <BR> <BR> Feedback from my GOYAAM! team was HELL YEAH! The highest compliment! Quite a few members were comforted to hear Coach Nicole breathing with them! <BR> <BR> Many of us find it to be a great way to get up and moving... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:01:54 EST Twitter. I just wanted to tell you about my personal method of Spark-spreading. <BR> <BR> Twitter. ( <BR> <BR> It's a social networking site. I use TweetDeck to interact, and it allows me to search ALL Twitters by a word . . . so I'm searching on the word "dieting" ...and when anybody twitters about dieting, it shows up, and then I twitter to them about Sparkpeople. Sometimes I include a link to an interesting or pertinent article. <BR> <BR> I've gotten a lot of Twitter followers f... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 16:36:52 EST THE NEW YEAR The New Year <BR> <BR> <BR> The new year has commenced <BR> Its momentous journey today. <BR> From today on, during the entire year, <BR> I shall not offer my volcano-ambition <BR> To the world. <BR> I shall offer the world <BR> Only my moonlit heart’s flaming aspiration. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:36:58 EST Hi I am A Newbie to this Team. I have been an active member since August of 08. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this site! The people here have inspired, encouraged, supported me,taught me, pushed me when needed, caught me, and befriended me. I am making the progress I am because of the wonderful people on this site. I am happy to report a 39 pound loss since I began. I am Proud and Happy to SPREAD THE SPARK to others! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 13:45:24 EST Show Your Spark Here SparkPeople is having its first ever official “Show Your Spark” Day on Friday, January 16, 2009. SparkPeople members across the globe will be wearing their SparkPeople gear. See how you can participate below: <BR> <BR> 1. Wear Your SparkPeople Gear on January 16, 2009 <BR> <BR> 2. Get together with other members in your teams or friends and wear your SparkPeople Gear. If you do not have SparkPeople gear, you can purchase some at our <a href="" tar... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:27:08 EST Adding SparkPeople to your email signature? We were brainstorming here the other day and had the idea of asking SparkPeople members to add a little mention of SparkPeople in their email signatures during the New Year's/January craziness. <BR> <BR> Wondering what you all think of that? It could be as simple as just adding one line such as: <BR> Making my life an adventure with <a href =""></a> <BR> or <BR> Reaching my 2009 resolutions with <a href ="">http:... Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:48:19 EST Idea on Spreading the Spark!! I have an we are all about spreading the spark. WE LOVE SPARK!!! So hear me out... <BR> <BR> With this Spark book coming out in 2010, we should have a spread the spark campaign. Something like Vote or Die. This of course we will need leaders to be involved, the whole spark take spread the spark to another level. <BR> <BR> Not really sure how what we would do. But I think merchandise and dedicated members is a start. <BR> <BR> So what do you think?? Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:03:03 EST Greetings, fellow Spark Spreaders!! Hi! I joined Spark early November and absolutely love it. I've been working on improving my health since the beginning of the year, but had run out of steam and was really struggling. I needed an influx of passion and enthusiasm for it, and didn't know where to turn to find it. I happened to stumble across SparkPeople on accident one day while searching for something else. At first I didn't join and assumed it was just another one of those websites that doesn't really do much for anyone.... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 20:28:35 EST GIVE THE GIFT OF SPARK THIS SEASON Looking for that perfect gift for someone you love? hmmmmm <BR> <BR> How bout one that is free? <BR> <BR> "Free...did she say Free?" <BR> <BR> How bout one that can change the life of the recipient? <BR> <BR> Yep... you know where I am going with this...after all it is the topic of this thread! <BR> <BR> Ya know... if you think about can be Santa to everyone you meet...print up a bunch of cards... business cards...maybe labels... maybe print on them and... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:43:37 EST Welcome... .Introduce Youself Here:) Greetings from the Atlantic Coast! <BR> <BR> I am Maureen...MoeDancing:) <BR> <BR> Time to shake it up, Spread The Spark! <BR> <BR> visit my page...there is more information than you will probably care to know!...But heck visit me anyway I love making new friends! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>EDANCING </link> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:25:33 EST Article in Detroit Free Press (November 10th)<BR>URES08/811110376/1025/FEATURES <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep on spreading the spark! Sat, 15 Nov 2008 03:55:03 EST Three chefs someonee sent me a message asking what I would be making for the 3 chefs challenge. I have of course lost it and can not find the challenge. Does anyone know what I am talking about? <BR> <BR> Leanne Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:17:52 EST Article in Wichita Eagle (Kansas) Today <BR> This was in the health section of our local paper today!. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 100 pounds lighter <BR> BY KAREN SHIDELER, The Wichita Eagle <BR> <BR> Florence Alexander and Chasity Schoonover haven't met but have a few things in common: They're both Wichitans. They're both in their 30s. They both work. <BR> <BR> 100 pounds lighter <BR> Two Wichita women share their strategies for losing weight and keeping it off. <BR> <BR> BY KAREN SHIDELER <BR>... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 11:06:30 EST New to this Group (Maryland) I've been on Spark since May of this year. I've lost 25 pounds with sparkpeople (and another 5 before that). People have started asking me what I have been doing and the first thing I talk about is Spark. <BR> <BR> Personal stuff - I'm 31 and the mother to a beautiful 3 year old boy named Sami. I have also been married for 9 years to a wonderful man named Zak. I am a COmpliance Administrator and a Ph.D. student. <BR> <BR> I love yoga, reading and spending time with my family. I look forwar... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:50:35 EST As Minnie Pearl would say, 'HOWDIEEE' Another NEWBIE...I must be crazy to join another SP one keeps me pretty busy, BUT I just finished reading the recent 'State of the Spark' articles from our founder, Chris Downie. I saw this Team’s purpose and thought it was the least I could do for him is to help ‘SPREAD THE SPARK. <BR> That is what I am all about. I have been sharing my success with SP to anyone that will listen. I’m just so thrilled with my results I want others to reach their goals as well. I’m there for an... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 09:00:21 EST New To The Group Hello all!!! <BR> My name is Alice & I have been a member of SparkPeople for a little over a year now. I have had a journey with its ups and downs but I am down almost 50 pounds since I started. I am looking forward to losing another 80 and reaching my goal Sat, 11 Oct 2008 20:34:05 EST Vote SparkPeople into's Top 50 Sites! Time magazine picks as one of their top 50 picks but no SP?!?! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cle/0,28804,1809858_1811192,00.html </link> <BR> <BR> BUT! <BR> <BR> You CAN recommend your favorite site! <BR> <BR> Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-your-favorite-website/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's what I wrote and submitted: <BR> <BR> To improve one's health and wellness, <BR> <BR> To connect with the mos... Sun, 14 Sep 2008 15:30:41 EST Hello from a newbie ; ) hi my name is Amy and i am new to the team. i have been a SP member for a little over a year, i started this journey in october 07 since then i have lost around 104 lbs and will soon be in maintenance (and a little scared lol) <BR> <BR> i want to spread the spark!! Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:33:10 EST Hi Everyone I have had wonderful success with SparkPeople and some people have noticed. In fact, I will be meeting with a local reporter latter today. (Yes, I should have joined the team earlier) Anyways, I just wanted to say high and I hope this team has some good resources that I can use for the interview today. <BR> <BR> Take care. Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:38:23 EST UNEXPECTEDLY!! I DID get to spread the Spark today!! <BR> I participated in an online survey about the internet, and internet usage. <BR> They wanted to know about the "Portals and Search Engines" I used. <BR> I was able to tell them more about Sparkpeople and why I love it! Of course, I gave Sparkpeople the highest rating that I could! I don't know if anything more will come of it for Spark, but it's now heard of in another way!! Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:42:17 EST Hey all! Hi! My name is Tamara, and I am 31 years old. This site is wonderful, and came around my attention at just the right time. I am hoping to spread the spark! Feel free to stop by my page to say hi, and I look forawrd to telling others about my success. Wed, 6 Aug 2008 21:39:07 EST I want to spread the spark Hi everyone <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I have been active here at SparkPeople now for 4 months and I have lost 40 lbs. The important thing for me is that I now understand how to loose the weight. I know specifically what I need to do to loose weight. So it is only a matter of time before I loose the rest. So I would like to help others find this site and learn what I have. I was thinking it would be great if I was able to print off business cards with the web site address & my user name on it... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 10:08:27 EST Spread the Spark Today!! I have signed up 5 people today!! I'm part of a local mommies group and everyone started talking about joining WW. Well, I've done WW in the past with great success, but I've found all the same tools on SP and they're free! Needless to say, we already have a team started! I'm so excited :) Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:23:10 EST Telling everyone I know a lot of new members are here because of my mouth, lol, but alass, no credit. My sister in law joined, I showed her the site, she is a new convert and told her book club who she thinks at least 2 will join. Also, I told my doctor, she said her mother in law joined when she told her about it, and she has referred several patients to it. Sun, 6 Jul 2008 09:18:14 EST Hey Everyone :) I'm Theresa, a mom of two and teacher in NC. I'm looking forward to learning from this team and continuing on my quest to drop this weight! Thu, 3 Jul 2008 19:32:38 EST Hello! Need help for upcoming event Fri. 6/13! Hello all! <BR> <BR> I've been with SP since 04/07 and have been talking SP to everyone I know! <BR> <BR> Recently our outpatient mental health agency sent out a questionaire regarding employee interest in healthy pursuits and I wrote and wrote about the wonders of SP and the benefits if our company could promote SP for its employees. <BR> <BR> Now we have an agency picnic coming this Friday and TODAY I'm told that they would like me to be available to talk up SP...which of COURSE I AM! BU... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 14:57:09 EST Running for his daughter There is a member of my team who I think deserves special recognition. This January he decided he was going to do a 5K run for her. Well, 6/6/08 was his goal date, and he made a YouTube video for her as he couldn't be with her physically. <BR> Here is his YouTube link: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the link to his SparkPage: <BR> <link><BR>EAKYGREG </link> <BR> <BR> I don't know how to get someone posted... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 11:03:16 EST NEW TEAM - TWIN POWER No, it's not going to be run by ME, I've got enough on my 'plate' right now!!!! One of my best friends joined SP and my SPclass team last month, and she wanted to start her own team. No one has 'replied' or joined so I told her I'd pimp it out there for her, so here goes: <BR> <BR> "We created this team for family members or good friends that are Sparking together. We came up with the team name because MrsCarolB and I are twins. We are changing our lifestyle together as a team. <BR> <BR> O... Wed, 21 May 2008 08:57:01 EST HELLO!! Hey, I found this team a while back and wasn't sure if I wanted to join yet. But, I've been printing out fliers and telling everyone I can about how wonderful SP really is.... I think everyone should have the chance to experience what a wonderful feeling being healthy really is.... <BR> <BR> Anyways, I'm on my journey to lose a whole person (need to lose 140lbs to reach 140lbs LOL) I'm so stoked to have SP on my side ^..^ <BR> <BR> I'd love to be able to get more people involved in getting ... Wed, 7 May 2008 15:57:48 EST Maintaining and MOTIVATED Well, where to start? <BR> I'm team leader of the SPClass of January 6-12, 2008. I've been running challenges on that team since their week 2 and we are in the throes of starting a dual challenge - one for 'beginner trackers' and one more advanced. I am VERY involved with 'my' team! <BR> December 2006 I weighed 204 - I joined SP the end of July 2007 and got to goal weight November 21, 2007. I've been within 3 pounds of my maintenance weight since then and it's a GREAT feeling. Not only not ha... Sun, 27 Apr 2008 01:06:51 EST Any Ideas??? So, I joined Curves a while back. I did so because of their sponsorship of SparkPeople. <BR> When I joined... of course, I was handed information about how to join their online support system... it costs something... I'm not sure how much. <BR> Anyway, I've heard other Curves members say that they don't think it's reasonable as paying members to also have to pay for this online tool. I agree! <BR> I have not, yet, directed Curves members to SparkPeople... but, I must say it's all I can do t... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 17:04:36 EST Want to shout it!!! Do I have to wait till I am active for 3 months before I can join. I want to help Spread the Spark in No. VA area. Tue, 22 Apr 2008 08:29:19 EST i spread the spark at school =) thought i would share this story with everyone... <BR> <BR> <BR> for my bachelor degree at my school, i am forced to take a speech communication an assignment we had to give a 10 minute "How to" speech on any topic we wanted...I did "How to lose weight" and pretty much used as the backbone/outline. <BR> <BR> I told my class my weight loss story, even brough in a before and after picture and at the end spent time talking about how sparkpeople was the main tool th... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 21:46:52 EST NC Sparker. ...ready to spread the spark! Hi, Just found this team! I spread the spark daily and I am so glad to be here! <BR> <BR> I want the world to know what SP has done for me!!! <BR> <BR> Robin <em>104</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2008 21:18:38 EST Hey Sparkers! Hi, I'm Dana... obviously, new to the team. How I never noticed this team before is beyond me. Oh well, I'm glad to be here now. <BR> I think this will be a great team for challenging me to come with great PR ideas and full-proof ways to spread the spark. <BR> I will check in often and hope to get to know many of you, who like me are excited about spreading the word about SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Apr 2008 14:28:21 EST Hey Everyone Hey Everyone... <BR> <BR> I'm Valerie ~ I need to lose about 100 pounds... I have gained ALOT of weight, over the past 10 years and I am ready for a change... I have been married for the past 10 years, but with my soon to be ex-husband for 14 years... I have 3 BEAUTIFUL children (17 months, 8 and 11)... I have taken care of everyone else besides myself, well that is now changing, because I have realized if I don't take care of myself - I might not be here to take care of my children...... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 20:34:21 EST T-Shirts I have been getting a lot of questions about the T-Shirts. Any Ideas as to when the store is going to have some more of them? I have several team members in the local area who want to have shirts to wear when they walk so they can identify each other, however, there are never any in the store. <BR> <BR> Every size you go to order says insufficient inventory. It has been like this for several months now and is getting frustrating. There are several walks going on now that spring is here ... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 11:49:01 EST "lluck of hte irish" check this one out . could be fun It should be under entertainment Indivdual challenges. Sat, 1 Mar 2008 01:20:20 EST St patricks day ("luck of the Irish") Have you by chance found anything green eg. asparagus, broccli, greenj tea, greem desserts etc will open the post ("luck of the Irish" now. any postings would be great. They can be you own, from this site friends etc. It would make a good party idea.(fun anyway). <BR> <BR> Leanne <BR> <BR> p.S. IF YOU HAVE ANY DRAWINGS YOUR KIDS HAVE DRAWN OR COLOURED SEND THEM TOO. <BR> <BR> I looked through and did not see anything like this. I there is let me know and I will redirect thes there <BR>... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 01:05:20 EST Email sent I live in Eastern North Carolina and just sent an email to the Health & Fitness department at NBC-17 news. They had a link for health and fitness ideas and I thought, what better than spark?! Here is a copy of the email I sent: <BR> <BR> I wanted to send something to your office for an idea for coverage and weight loss, and so much more. I was lucky enough to find a website, that on top of being free, has been fantastic for everything from exercise/work out ideas and demos, healthy recipes, ... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:29:59 EST Hi, I'm new to the team. I absolutely love sparkpeople, I think that it is an amazing site and has helped me to reach my goals and gain confidence in myself. I spread spark by putting the button on my myspace, xanga, and ocdtribe blogs. I think that sparkpeople can do amazing things for people! Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:51:19 EST I spread the Spar people website I've been a member of spar people for 2 weeks. I believe that it is one of the best, if not the best site for support to a healthy, fit lifestyle for LIFE! Wed, 13 Feb 2008 19:27:12 EST Get Published! My local newspaper has a section for anyone to submit their own story online. I wrote my story today and will provide the link as soon as it's published. This is a great way to spread the spark and your story (I'm just beginning my weight loss) and get the word out to others. <BR> Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:55:00 EST What about Advertise rs??????? I have been a faithful member of the team, everyday referring people and always looking and talking about the site to anyone that will listen. <BR> ****I use the New lifestyle pedometer. I had to email them about a question. I mentioned Sparkpeople and they just e-mailed me back saying they never heard about the site, but were interested. A Great advertiser for revenue!! <BR> nancylee46 <em>252</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2008 12:34:24 EST SparkPeople success story in my local paper today! The Rocky Mountain News in Denver, CO featured a reader weight loss success story today (2/5/08) and there was a woman that lost 100 pounds and she mentions as part of her success. <BR> <BR> Kudos to you Nina Bartmess! If I knew your user name I'd let you know that I think you look great! Tue, 5 Feb 2008 16:04:41 EST ARGENTINA IS PRESENT!! I´M FROM PEHUAJÓ, A TOWN IN BUENOS AIRES,ARGENTINA. <BR> I´D LIKE TO SEE MY CITY NAMED IN SPARKPEOPLE TOO. <BR> IT´S VERY IMPORTANT FOR SOME PEOPLE TO THINK THAT HE/SHE IS TAKEN INTO0 ACCOUNT TOO. <BR> AND ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SEE THAT YOUR HOME TOWN IS BEING NAMED ALL AROUND THE WORLD. Sun, 3 Feb 2008 01:40:01 EST Oprah's looking for Weightloss Success Stories! Someone posted this on the SP Community Team. I thought that I would share it with all of you as well. <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you a WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS story? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off? Have you tried every diet in the book and finally discovered the key to healthy weight loss. <BR> <BR> The Oprah Show is looking for weight loss success stories. If you or someone you know has lost a life-changing amount of weight, and are willing to share... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:49:54 EST Living with Liver Diease needs support There are so many people out there with various stages of liver diease and we do have a team started. Our team leader is very helpful in leading us to information and I am trying to help out as I was just told last Tuesday that I have HepC-chronic and Cirrohsis-stage 3. This was a shock to me as my life style does not give way to developing either of these, except that I worked as a health care provider from 1969 to 1995. They think that I contacted it then, it really doesn't make any diff... Sun, 20 Jan 2008 13:12:35 EST Kokomo Indiana checking in... Hi I am kathy and I love sparks...I am very new to the whole internet thing..what i know about the internet....Internet - Where cafeteria workers put their hair. <BR> Keyboard - Where you hang the keys to the John Deere. <BR> Mac - Big Bubba's favorite fast food. <BR> Megahertz - How your head feels after 17 beers. <BR> Modem - What you do when the grass gets too high. <BR> Mouse Pad - Where Mickey and Minnie live. <BR> Network - Scooping up a big fish before it breaks the line. <BR> R... Sun, 20 Jan 2008 13:05:13 EST Albany, NY PR contacts Hi - I live in the Albany, NY area. Here is the contact for our area's TV stations: <BR> <BR> Benita Zahn <BR> NBC 13 <BR> <BR> <BR> ABC 10 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:19:38 EST CREATED A NEW TEAM FOR SUSANVILLE SPARKERS CA JUST LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THERE IS A NEW TEAM FOR CALIFORNIA;S.COME CHECK US OUT .GO TO MY HOME PAGE AND CLICK ON <em>235</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 04:27:11 EST New Team Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I have just made a new team for the New Year it's called Lifestyle Weight Management. It's going to be a team for those of us that really want to get back on our weight loss plan and stick to it so we can get to our goal weight. So everyone here is invited to join just go to my home page and click on that team and it will take you right to it. I just made it so I'm the only one there. Please come and join me! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Sheila Sat, 29 Dec 2007 19:33:40 EST Advertising ways Yes just wandering how besides word of mouth everyone was getting the word out about SparkPeople. I want this to be even a bigger success than what it already is. This site has a lot of information as well as support. <BR> <BR> Mike Sat, 29 Dec 2007 19:18:56 EST Hello from Texas - DFW Area Hello, <BR> <BR> I am fairly new to Sparks but I LOVE it and anything thing I can do to spread the SPARK I will... what a wonderful thing that Tom has done and when I saw his video and why he started it and with his own money I was so inspired and grateful! What a gift to so many that need it like myself who are homebound. I have MS and basically bedridden and in a powerchair. I can use a walker for short periods and count that as my exercise... granted it isn't much but I have lost 9 pounds... Sat, 29 Dec 2007 08:04:35 EST Greetings from New England! SAHM of 4 beautiful children! Married and loving SparkPeople! Sun, 16 Dec 2007 11:53:47 EST Has anyone heard of Nexagenusa JenFe PowerPatch I have just started with the <BR> <BR> I have lost 7.5 lbs. with it but I didn't know if anyone has heard about this patch positive or negative. I feel great on it, it is ephedra free, there are no pills no special diet and just walk and change your patch every 24 hours. <BR> <BR> Please check out my site and let me know if you have heard about it. Thanks. <BR> Suzanne Uthe Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:06:10 EST Hello from Minnesota I am from Minnesota I won a bumper sticker and it is on my car. <BR> <BR> I am a single mother of two. I am a caregiver and working on being a tax preparer. Mon, 10 Dec 2007 06:17:31 EST hello from ketchikan alaska i;m new.and wanting to know how to go about spreading the spark in my home town <em>252</em> Sun, 9 Dec 2007 00:15:37 EST CHAT AND THAT HO,HO,HO, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. <BR> DARLENE Sat, 8 Dec 2007 23:51:06 EST Hello from Schertz Texas Hi, I've been with sparks for a little over a month and I tell all my friends, family, doctor (who is on JennyCraig), anyone who will listen. This place is more than sheading the's a support community that helps with exercises, food, finances, parent support and much much more. Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:43:30 EST this phila. and surrounding area's contact person Cherie Banks WCAU NBC 10 <BR> 10 Monument Road <BR> Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 <BR> <BR> Call us at 610.668.5701 or fax to us at 610.668.3700 <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Oct 2007 07:51:41 EST Hello everybody I've been using the site for quite a while but just joined this team. I love the site and all the resources it's been a tremendous help to me in this journey. Hello fellow sparkies <em>213</em> Sat, 27 Oct 2007 10:25:09 EST Hello My name is Mary and I was introduced to this site by my friend Raquel .. I love this site so much .. I am 41 and I am in need of loosing weight and support . <BR> I am glad to be apart of the SparkTeam . <BR> Anything to help , <BR> Mary Fri, 26 Oct 2007 18:34:30 EST Want to help Contact our local paper I think there are allot of people who would love to know about this site in my area .. The paper covers a 7 county area plus out of state .. <BR> <BR> Ledger Independent <BR> P.O. Box 518 <BR> Maysville, KY 41056 <BR> <BR> MAIN: 606-564-9091 <BR> <BR> FAX: 606-564-6893 <BR> <BR> News Editor -- Marla Toncray, Fri, 26 Oct 2007 18:31:51 EST Hey There! Hello! my name is Teresa and just joined this team because it is a great tool to lose weight and I would love to help spread the word!! Thu, 25 Oct 2007 20:18:48 EST Sparkpeople on WTAE-TV I just got a message from Ashley DiParlo at WTAE-TV (Greater Pittsburgh coverage) and she's going to do a segment on tomorrow morning. The video will be available on after it airs. I'll post the link here when it becomes available. Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:41:52 EST Hi everyone :) I am new to this website. I know it is not much, but since I have had such amazing results, both physically, and mentally, sent a board post from my myspace advertising <BR> <BR> This is what I sent. <BR> <BR> <BR> I Love <BR> <BR> Good afternoon everyone! I have a challenge for all of you. Are you tired of being exhausted? Wanting to lose weight permanently with no more Yo-Yo Dieting by eating foods you love that are nutritious? Do you need someone... Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:38:35 EST Nominate a Sparker to Carry the Olympic Torch! I also posted this on the Message Boards... <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw on the local NBC news that Coca Cola wants to reward people who empower others to lead an active lifestyle with the opportunity to carry the Olympic Torch in San Francisco on April 9, 2008! <BR> <BR> How about nominating someone here on Spark who inspires you? <BR> <BR> Chris Downie, the guy who created and Coach Dean...or someone who's personal story of weight loss and increased fitness... Mon, 10 Sep 2007 20:33:56 EST Sparkpeople favorite web site.... Tell ELLEN <BR> <BR> <BR> Ellen is asking what is your favorite web site and why...... well Team.... what are you waiting for.... <BR> <BR> <BR> SPREAD THE SPARK <BR> <BR> the area to respond on her page, top left you'll see that the box changes ??? you'll see the ? about favorite web site. Sun, 9 Sep 2007 09:37:20 EST Sparkpeople in Company Newsletter Here is my recent contribution. Yesterday I published our Quarterly Company newsletter to over 3000 employees. I ran a full page story on Sparkpeople and suggested people try it for better health. Within 24 hours I have 25 people signed on to the TEAM that I set up for our company! WOO HOO!! Thu, 6 Sep 2007 18:00:56 EST Spreading the Spark on our Base Housing I printed out the flyer and added who to contact because we are starting a new group here at Buckley AFB also. We are printing over 300 flyers to post on peoples doors and with all the women and some men here I think it will be a big hit anyway! ANYWAY! Off to go walking myself! Fri, 31 Aug 2007 20:48:44 EST Is this team still active? Hi...just checking in to see if others are still participating in this team. Sun, 19 Aug 2007 14:10:37 EST Local Lions Club Luncheon Spark PR Team <BR> <BR> I was recently asked to be a speaker at a local Lions Club luncheon in August and was kind of stuck for topics. <BR> I'm a credit union CEO who gets called on occasionally to talk about financial industry topics, but these nice folks said the topic could be anything I wanted. <BR> <BR> As I logged in to enter my food for the day it dawned <BR> on me that I'm in the "Spread the Spark" stage having <BR> lost 75 lbs and achieving my goal weight of 175 some time ago. I s... Mon, 9 Jul 2007 18:22:23 EST I've been spreading the SPARK Hi all, I've been spreading the spark in all areas of my life: to my family doctor, who has many patients with weightloss issues; to the HR department of my company; and most recently to Citytv here in Toronto - I'll keep you posted on that response. <BR> <BR> As a matter of fact, I've been bold enough to approach overweight people, who are complete strangers to me and have talked to them about SparkPeople. It's very empowering to help someone who looks lost and defeated because of their si... Wed, 4 Jul 2007 10:36:07 EST Joy I have loss a total of 20.5 lbs and 6 inches,in just under 3 months. I feel so good, need to get back to my bike and ride it everyday. <BR> <BR> becca <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 18 Jun 2007 18:55:02 EST Newbie I am new to this team and relatively new to SP. I have quickly become a SP addict! :) I really like this program and have been telling all my friends about it. I would be more than willing to be interviewed if needbe. I am in Columbus Ohio. It might be a great idea to set up Spark booths at local festivals and events around different cities. Maybe we could look into putting info together and making a booth "Kit" for this purpose. Maybe hand out cards with the site info. Just a thought! Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:56:53 EST local Spark events Grant, <BR> <BR> I'm considering planning some sort of SP related event this summer (perhaps a 5k walk/run). I've started a thread in the cafe to see how much local (Central Texas)interest there is. If enough SP members are interested to go forward with it, I am hoping to generate some local press coverage for SP. I'm also wondering if SP might be able to help me out by providing some promo items to use as prizes. Thu, 10 May 2007 11:57:59 EST I might be interviewed about my weight loss... All You magazine ( I'm pretty sure this is a national magazine) has expressed interest in interviewing me about my weight loss for a future edition. I am so excited. They sent me an email today in response to an email I sent them looking for weightloss stories. I did mention SP in that email and will for sure tell them what a HUGE part SP has been in my weight loss journey. they asked if next week was good for an interview, so I think they might be really interested in my story! Wed, 2 May 2007 00:00:13 EST Health Fair and Small E-Newsletter Hi All! I'm new here. I work as a dietitian at a local Hy-Vee store. I will be setting up a booth at a health fair tomorrow and plan on using the one-page handout that is on SP. I also send out a very small e-newsletter monthly and plan on writing up a blurb about SP there. Does anyone have a "blurb" to share that would be appropriate? I can certainly write up my own, but thought I'd take the easy way out if possible. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Its good to be here! I'm loving SP!! <BR> ... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 10:10:10 EST Keep the Spark Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to mention this in case any one is interested. Over the last 18 months, I think this challenge has been instumental in helping new Spark members maintain their motivation about SP and their goals. So if you know of anyone that might be interested, please pass this info on to them, as the sign up thread for this challenge tends to get burried rather quickly. <BR> <BR> The Biggest Loser Challenge has been active on Spark People for 18 months. Hundreds of Spa... Wed, 28 Mar 2007 08:48:52 EST New to the Team Hello <em>213</em> <BR> I'm Gia and I'm excited to be part of Spread the Spark PR Team! Looking forward to giving back to SP, and spreading the spark. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> Gia Sat, 24 Mar 2007 01:23:58 EST Lost Weight by Only Exercising or Only Dieting? A National Women's Magazine is looking for women who have lost weight by either only exercising or only dieting. If you fit this description, please reply to this message or send me a private sparkmail so I can contact you. <BR> <BR> You might even have an opportunity to be photographed for the magazine and share your story with the world! <BR> <BR> GrantM <BR> SparkPeople Press Manager Mon, 5 Mar 2007 16:32:49 EST For National Mag: Got Organized & Lost Weight? A writer for a National Women's Magazine is looking for women who've lost weight after eliminating clutter from their offices, homes, cars, etc. If you fit this description and want to help us spread the spark, then reply to this message and send me a private sparkmail so I can contact you. <BR> <BR> GrantM <BR> SparkPeople Press Manager Mon, 5 Mar 2007 16:19:03 EST small stride in spreading the spark i purchased a spark shirt, and i'm going to make sure i can wear it as much as i can (so long as it's clean) whenever i go to the gym, or walking! Mon, 5 Mar 2007 15:36:13 EST I need your help for an article! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm writing an article about ways our members can spread the Spark, and would like to interview some of you for the story. If you've found helpful or interesting ways to share SparkPeople with others, I want to hear from you! <BR> <BR> Please send me a SparkMail or email by Friday if you're interested in being interviewed. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> Mon, 26 Feb 2007 07:48:46 EST I'm going to be on TV Hi everyone, I'm really nervous. I have a history of a severe eating disorder and have worked my way through it over the past ten years. My weight has been stable for two and half now and I am on spark people to try and stay healthy and now tone my body at the weight that I am. This comming week feb 25-march 4 is NAtional Eating Disorder awerness week and I am a very strong advocate for raising awareness and trying to help those who may be on the same path that I was on and still struggle dow... Sat, 24 Feb 2007 12:08:47 EST Help! How can I get a news station interested? I've started 2 teams and have lost 40 lbs. I think this is huge and I'd really love to share my spark story, but I can't seem to get any bites. Any body have any more ideas? <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Feb 2007 16:25:48 EST Breaking Diet Rules: (for a national magazine) A national women's magazine is seeking "everyday" women who've lost weight by breaking diet rules, such as not eating at night, exercising regularly, checking the scale frequently, etc. <BR> <BR> What have you done that defies traditional diet rules? <BR> Fri, 9 Feb 2007 16:23:22 EST Feedback Need on SparkPeople MySpace Comments I need to know what you think about these comments, do you like how they look, will you use them on MySpace? <BR> <BR> You might have heard that last week we made an enhancement to our Motivational Quotes section where we now display each quote with an inspiring image. As part of this, we created a little tool where you can grab our image and post it on other sites. A great use is to use them to leave inspirational comments on your friends' MySpace pages. Also, if you have a blog or other pe... Wed, 31 Jan 2007 17:45:10 EST Getting other websites to link to SparkPeople site I think this is a great site. We should strive to spread the word to our favorite sites, and sites of a similar nature (fitness sites,etc). <BR> <BR> I for one visit a number of fitness reference sites on a regular basis - none of which would be in direct competition with SparkPeople. I imagine that they would be interested in learning more about the site and it's great services. Particularly because we all know that there are many sites that charge a good dollar for less than what SP offe... Fri, 12 Jan 2007 19:26:05 EST Sparked in Austell GA <em>216</em> Hey This is Fitmom3xs, as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I've realized that when your clients' have things easily accessable to them they are more likely to stick with it and who wants to try to keep up with paper these days... consider the spark spread in Austell GA and as much of West Cobb I can come in contact with. Fri, 12 Jan 2007 15:05:59 EST New To Spark Hi everyone, I'm new to SP & loving it. I wanted to help spread the Spark. Do you have any connections in Jamaica? I'm in Kingston. Fri, 12 Jan 2007 14:10:06 EST Anyone from Iowa? Is anyone signing up for Lighten Up Iowa Weight Loss and Exercise Program? I am going to. I think it will be fun to work out with others on a Lighten Up Iowa Team. Our local fitness center is putting together a team. <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Wed, 27 Dec 2006 04:07:07 EST New to the team and in California Hi! I'm so happy to join the Spread the Spark PR team! I found my way to the site thanks to a nutritionist with my group heath insurance - and this has been the best thing I have done for myself! <BR> <BR> Spread the Spark in California - I'm happy to help! I've already started telling everyone that I know! <BR> <BR> Kim Wed, 29 Nov 2006 00:26:01 EST Just Joined This Team I just joined the team becasue I would like to be involved in spreading the news about SP. I can't believe it existed for so long without me knowing about it. Sat, 25 Nov 2006 10:40:42 EST Newbie! :) Hi all! I have to admit, I have debating about joining this team, and I decided to just take the plunge! <BR> <BR> My name is Bethie and I am from Green Bay, WI. I have been spreading the Spark as much as possible. I'm a cashier at a grocery store, and I often hand out the business cards. I tell people how Sparks has helped me change my life and how I've lost 23 pounds so far (it'll be 2 months for me on the 2nd) and people are amazed and asking me how I do it. That's when I tell them about... Sat, 25 Nov 2006 09:55:24 EST FOX Chicago interview link Here you go: <BR> <BR><BR>Traffic;jsessionid=3AF13041F5B79243D62<BR>8E8CDDCAF9110?pageId=10.1 <BR> <BR> Just checked and the link doesn't copy and paste correctly. When you get to the Fox site pick NEWS in the upper left corner and that will take you to the interview...hopefully.... Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:38:05 EST Great Idea - to spread the Spark Word I am not sure how one would contact them, but I have the ability on my computer to add "buttons" to my google toolbar. If someone could contact google, spark people could be right in full view on everyones google toolbar. That would add to the visibility and I am sure help spread the word. Tue, 10 Oct 2006 18:31:08 EST Talking to HR at work about Spark I have a meeting for a general discussion tomorrow with a member of our human resources department at work. During our group meeting she mentioned that wellness education will be high on their list of goals next year. Any suggestions on presenting Sparkpeople to her as a suggested resource? Wed, 27 Sep 2006 13:00:06 EST We're featured in a magazine!!!! I cannot contain my excitement! <BR> is featured on pg 144 of Chatelaine, A Canadian Women's Magazine. <BR> This is the most exciting news ever! I am so happy to see that we've made it! <BR> <BR> It says: <BR> <BR> <BR> Create a customized workout plan based on your fitness level and goals; stay accountable via online exercise logs; <BR> learn proper form for stretches and exercises through video demonstrations. <BR> <BR> I am so happy that other women ... Mon, 11 Sep 2006 13:07:10 EST introction of self female 26 health care worker for kindred/people first rehab. mother of two and married. wanting to loose 80 pounds by november 18, 2007. my biggest fear is weight gain. if there was a disorder that was not anorexia or bulimia that was being obsessed with weight that would be me. currently i am 260 i want to be 185. my biggest fear is becoming like my mom 389 pounds and unable to take care of herself. Fri, 25 Aug 2006 01:05:51 EST Input Needed- Tips for Quick/Easy Winter Fitness A reporter for a national fitness magazine is looking for advice from women on easy, quick, very doable ways to get in your workouts even on your busiest days, and even in the dead of winter. Post your advice in this thread to help Spread the Spark! Sun, 13 Aug 2006 16:20:57 EST Hello i am in northeastern ohio. how can i help? Fri, 11 Aug 2006 22:32:45 EST Suggest a Local Reporter for us to Contact You know your local TV news station anchors and reporters much better than we do. Post a quick message on this thread about who you think would be the best person for us to contact in your area (please provide, the reporter's full name and the website of the News Station). Once we know who you think will be most receptive to us, we'll take care of contacting that reporter. Mon, 31 Jul 2006 15:02:52 EST Spread the Spark PR Team Success!!! We'll post links or descriptions of the PR mentions that we or generate for SparkPeople in this thread. Wed, 26 Jul 2006 13:02:18 EST Spread the Spark PR Team Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Spread the Spark PR Team" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> This group provides resources and encouragement for current SparkPeople members who want to help "Spread the Spark" through their local media. 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