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Cancer Couldn't Stop Jane from Losing More Than 140 Pounds

After a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, Jane knew it was time to take control of her health and lose weight.
Posted 2/12/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 64 comments   9,713 views
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This 1 Change Helped Lori Transform Her Body

Although she was never severely overweight, Lori knew she was unwell. The time had come to start making changes to improve her health.
Posted 1/31/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 73 comments   20,756 views
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These 3 Simple Changes Helped Diane Lose 128 Pounds

When she went to the doctor seeking help for back issues, he told her that the pain was because she was fat. "I hated him for saying it, but that got my attention," Diane recalls.
Posted 1/2/2019  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 82 comments   30,373 views
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Nola Lost 50 Pounds with a Positive Attitude and a Smile

Nola has plenty of advice that helped her lose the weight and successfully transition into lifelong maintenance.
Posted 10/9/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 94 comments   24,084 views
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SparkSpotlight: Meg Marie (PEACELOVENYOGA)

Meg Marie dropped to under 300 pounds and credits her devotion to yoga and her family as her inspiration.
Posted 9/10/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 53 comments   9,112 views
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How Beth Lost 230+ Pounds and Reclaimed Her Life

Losing 230 pounds doesn’t just change how you look—it also changes how you think and feel. For 53-year-old Beth, the road hasn't always been easy, but it's certainly been worth it.
Posted 5/10/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 153 comments   80,942 views
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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 : 43 comments   9,792 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 : 35 comments   10,439 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 : 57 comments   10,576 views
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Spark Spotlight: Monty (MIRAGE727)

Monty is proud of completing his first duathlon of the year!
Posted 3/26/2018  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 35 comments   10,358 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 : 167 comments   79,127 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 : 77 comments   21,596 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 : 36 comments   38,070 views
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How Gail Lost 100 Pounds and Found Her Strength

"I had to reach the bottom to come up again, but now that I'm on top looking down, I'm grateful for this journey, for these lessons and for my strength to get here."
Posted 12/7/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 73 comments   126,748 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 : 52 comments   43,188 views
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