Chris, thank you for this address. It is informative for those who have not read either "Spark" or "The Spark Solution" that I have both enjoyed. I found SP quite by accident in a magazine in the doctor's office. I joined SP in October, 2013, having lost 140 pounds on Jenny and on my own, beginning at 535 pounds. I have lost another 47 on SP. I am 67, went from a wheel chair to a walker, and now a cane. I have made much progress in all areas of my life, and am just starting with a personal trainer. I have a long term goal for another 100 pounds. My family says, "Mom, if you lose 287, you should go for 300!" I just might. Thank you for your commitment to the world, and this wonderful place to learn and grow. Tearose22/Tina/Cleveland, Ohio
1/23/2014 4:20:05 PM
I'm upset because Sparkpeople made me start over because I was forced to change my email address. I've lost all my Sparkpeople history.
5/25/2013 9:06:16 AM
Thank you Chris I love SPARK and feel that I am finally reaching my goals
5/25/2013 9:01:56 AM
Thank you Chris I love SPARK and feel that I am finally reaching my goals
I was reading reviews of Weight Watchers, trying with NO enthusiasm to get myself to try it one more time, when I saw a comment about SP. What drew me here was not so much *that* it was free as *why* it was free: that you wanted to genuinely help people rather than scam them out of their money. Every day I thank you and the woman who posted that comment! For the first time I feel like I may actually keep off the weight I lose. Losing the weight: $1000's. Keeping it off: priceless!
Chris, thank you so much for turning your vision into a reality. This is the most wonderful company and resource. My husband and I started following the program on March 25 and it is changing our lives in profound ways. We are so grateful for the tools on the website, and every day we learn something new about how to achieve optimal health through nutritious foods and a commitment to exercise. THANK YOU!
4/18/2013 1:22:05 PM
Chris you are truly AWESOME! I followed a link from facebook and now I am addicted to your site. It offers so much more than the others. From all of the motivational articles, blogs, etc., it really makes it fun for me on this life journey. I'm not all alone anymore. Thanks for everything you have done to make this possible. Cathy Mattingly, Webster, KY
Chris and his company have truly come up with a working solution. I've been a member for 2 years, lost my weight and just had my one year anniversary at that weight. You have to really drink the koolaid and try hard to replace any bad habits about food or fitness with good ones (especially food) but I can testify that it really works. I feel great! and my husband of almost 40 years seems more in love with me than ever. I had a lot less than others to lose but I'm super proud of my accomplishment and never want to go back to the unhealthy life style I used to embrace. I have used Weight watchers on line and this works better so it is a genuine bonus that it is free.
I am very impressed with your values and the quality of this site. Above all, I am grateful. I am one pound from achieving my original weight goal but this success has given me confidence and hope that I can go beyond that to a truly healthy weight (and meet other goals in my life). So I will continue. I feel better than I have felt for years and I am seeing many crossover benefits in other areas of my life. So thanks! A million thanks and more!
Words can't express my true gratitude towards this free site that you have founded. I can't thank you enough! I have spread the spark to my family doctor when I was in to see him about my last lab work results this month. Compared to my lab work done in July for high cholesterol and triglycerides, he thought that the most recent one was a mistake. He couldn't believe his eyes! He said, it was nearly impossible! The improvement was out the roof! When he asked me what I did and what changes I've made, I said....I joined SparkPeople the same day I received the horrendous lab work results back in July. He asked for the website and told me that he will highly recommend this site to any of his patients who have struggled with weight, cholesterol, diabetes issues. He was so impressed, that he will be also spreading the spark! Thank you, thank you, thank you Chris! You are a forever gift to us!!
I am so grateful for your vision. It would be impossible to really express what Sparkpeople has been for me so I will sum it up by saying that SparkPeople has been a lifesaver. I don't have much support with family and friends in reaching my health goals. Either they try but they just don't have the right information or they are negative people. Coming here has given me a place to become educated about health, support, and motivation. And because it is free I don't have to worry about whether or not I can afford to continue. There is relief in knowing it is going to be here. I'm fine with the ads. I have stumbled onto several things that I was interested in.
I do believe this site will be very profitable for you SparkGuy. You come up with the greatest ideas and people flock to them. So the ideas you have to monetize some things here will be well received.
And just in case you read all of these, I hope that you will partner with local farms to advertise their products, services, and hours so that we can locate healthy foods from the source to help us along the journey.
Thanks. I had tried on my own to lose weight and didn't stay with it. I had talked to my daugther about weight watchers , I had done this years ago. I knew they had the right concept and she had even said she wished she had the money to pay for jenny craigs for me. I liked weight watchers because of trackers. I knew I could do better with trackers. Then when I was at doctor's office I was flipping through a magazine and seen a story and wrote down the site ,came home and checked it out. I honestly joined for the trackers. Oh what a surprize I was in for. I found support, friends and I learn everyday. I can blog and get help, all kinds of ways to find out answers to the questions I have.It is like having your own cheer leading squad. This is not a diet, but it a heathy change of living. While losing weight , I am building a new me spiritualy, emotionly,and I like the new me. I tell people about this sight and that it is not a diet. It is the balance that everyone needs to secede.And they don't have anything to lose, except weight, because it is free. They will gain allot ,just check it out. I am glad to be a sparks person.
I love Sparkpeople and it is helping me to make healthy eating and fitness a way of life, rather than something one does while trying to loose weight. I tell anyone who will listen just how great a site it is. Thanks Valerie (lost 15 pounds sofar)
Dear Spark Guy, Thank you so much for creating this program and this site. I have tried several diets that I didn't have any success at. I like what I have seen so far and am excited to have a life style change. Thanks for all the hard work you have done.
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