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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 : 107 comments   57,918 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 : 40 comments   8,094 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   8,940 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 : 51 comments   8,812 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 : 33 comments   8,338 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 : 157 comments   59,744 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 : 75 comments   19,642 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 : 31 comments   32,078 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 : 62 comments   117,187 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   39,827 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 : 108 comments   88,926 views
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Surprising Lessons Learned at 'Fat Camp'

Joe Panarella weighed more than 400 pounds when his friends and family forced him to go to fat camp. He was in for a few surprises.
Posted 7/6/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 54 comments   71,033 views
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Lessons From a Trainer Who Put on 50 Pounds to Help Others Lose Weight

Personal trainer Seth Kaufmann packed on 50 pounds -- on purpose -- so he could lose it along with his client. Here's his inspiring story.
Posted 6/21/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 43 comments   69,570 views
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''I lost more than 90 pounds—and found myself.''

Get inspired by Amberlynn's story of breaking her food addiction, losing more than 90 pounds and learning to love herself.
Posted 6/14/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 84 comments   217,070 views
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This Celebrity Trainer’s Fitness Secrets Could Change Your Life

One of the world's most successful celebrity trainers shares his story of transformation and strength, along with his exercise and nutrition tips.
Posted 6/1/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 19 comments   45,714 views
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