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Spark Spotlight: Sandra (SILVERSPARROW04)

It's not easy waking up before sunrise to squeeze in a workout--but Sandra has discovered that the payoff is definitely worth it!
Posted 4/16/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 36 comments   4,940 views
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Spark Spotlight: Michelle (SHELLEYMCELROY6)

Michelle says the key is making exercise so much fun that you'll actually want to do it.
Posted 4/9/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 33 comments   5,842 views
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Spark Spotlight: Dawn (PENNYLANE15)

A big congrats to Dawn for reaching her 5-year anniversary of losing 100 pounds -- and keeping it off!!
Posted 4/2/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 47 comments   6,564 views
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How 3 Formerly Overweight Trainers Started Careers in Fitness

Fitness trainers can push you and motivate you to be your best, but they're nothing like you, right? Wrong! Meet three formerly overweight people who became trainers.
Posted 3/26/2018  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 28 comments   11,404 views
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Spark Spotlight: Lori (LORI_LIFTS)

This week, Lori created a vision board to help keep her motivated along her journey.
Posted 3/5/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 30 comments   6,497 views
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Spark Spotlight: Celia (LAWLI56)

This week, Celia was excited to donate a bag of clothes that are now too big for her!
Posted 2/26/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 22 comments   5,053 views
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Spark Class of 2008 Celebrates 10 Years!

The Spark class of 2008 is proud to celebrate 10 years of working toward living a healthier, happier life!
Posted 2/23/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 57 comments   7,888 views
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How Matthew Is Beating Depression With Healthy Living & Weight Loss

After years of depression and binge-eating, Matthew is 80 pounds lighter in weight, and immeasurably lighter in his outlook on life.
Posted 1/12/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 49 comments   15,601 views
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How Lynn Lost 101 Pounds and Gained a Spark Family

After years of battling depression and weight gain, Lynn found a light at the end of what seemed like a very dark tunnel. 100+ pounds later, she has a whole new lease on life.
Posted 11/16/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 102 comments   24,636 views
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Breaking Up With Sugar Helped Jon Lose 260 Pounds

After successfully losing 260 pounds, Jon wants to inspire others to believe that it's never too late to make a change.
Posted 9/25/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 152 comments   49,446 views
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One Member's Journey from 5Ks to the Boston Marathon

When Kevin (MOBYCARP) joined SparkPeople in 2011, he never dreamed he'd run a marathon. Six years later, he's completed several, including TWO Boston Marathons.
Posted 6/16/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 74 comments   18,576 views
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Spark Success Stories: Where Are They Now?

Success stories don't stop after the weight comes off. We checked in with four of our previous featured members to find out where they are now.
Posted 12/24/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 29 comments   30,135 views
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Fighting Diabetes with Fitness: 5 Members' Stories

Diabetes doesn't have to be a life sentence. With a nutritious diet, regular exercise and motivational tools here at SparkPeople, these five members have reclaimed their health.
Posted 11/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 13 comments   32,239 views
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How One Runner Is Still Breaking Records at 99

Think you're too old to exercise? Orville Rogers says, "Nonsense." This 99-year-old is still running strong, and breaking records along the way.
Posted 11/3/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 46 comments   37,823 views
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How I Ditched My 'Fattitude,' Lost 200 Pounds and Found My Self-Worth

After 60+ years of riding the weight loss roller coaster, Carl was ready to get off the ride. With the help of SparkPeople, he lost 200 pounds and found his self-worth.
Posted 10/19/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 101 comments   85,965 views
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