A co-worker told me about it when she learned I was trying to lose wt. She had used it in the pass w/ Weight Watchers but liked SP better because its not prepared foods w/ all the chemicals. WE eat better !!
I was looking on line for some tips on how to get healthier and the Sparkpeople website popped up.
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Love reading all the replies!
It's so interesting to learn how we all came together as part of this wonderful Spark Family!!
I hope SparkPeople will start commercials soon!
So many more people to help!
I'm a server at Cracker Barrel, so I'm always posting Spark Flyer's and Cards in the Break Room and Handing out cards to guests when the topic comes up about weight loss or fitness. I always hear the same thing....
What did you say? Spark what?
Commercials would be
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It was so long ago, I really don't remember...maybe on tv or in a mag. article
a co-worker told me about it. He knew I would not be offended and that I needed help. He was right...I was at my highest weight. It took me a few months to finally try it. He told me he had used it to change to a healthy way of eating.
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Read an article in Women's World or First Magazine.....about someone who lost a lot of weight on Spark People....decided to check it out...so glad I did!!
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I joined in 2006; I saw an ad for it in Quick and Simple magazine. The magazine is no longer published, but I've been a loyal member all these years.
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I think I googled something like "diet tracker."
My parents have been using a program called Diet Power for many years--I wanted something like that which was online/free.
I have been a member since August of 2011.
Edited by: AZULVIOLETA6 at: 1/25/2014 (14:21)
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I joined for the first time in July or August 2006. A friend referred me.
I have a new user name now, though, because I forgot all the info for the last one.
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Member Since: 9/28/2011
I Found Spark after my "failed" diet with Atkins (lost 5 lbs) for 8 months. (before that was South Beach Diet Lost 10 lbs..)
Lost and Gained Back in that vicious Diet Circle..
(I'm 5'8) Once I hit my highest weight ever: 197.7 lbs and needed to go shopping for BIGGER clothes and pants bc my size 16's were cutting me in half, I broke down in a dressing room and started balling!
I pulled myself together and REFUSED to buy anything.
I came home and searched for free support groups and found Spark!!
Within a few weeks I lost an inch or two and some weight where my 16's were not cutting me in half and I moved forward from there.
I have lost 24 lbs and many inches since! In a size 12 and XL shirts/tops now..
I need to lose 24 MORE lbs and more inches to reach my Goal/Maintaining Weight now and I will do it right here with Spark!
My Goal Weight is 148 which should put me in a size 9/10 or maybe even smaller..
I have not been near that size in over 10 years!!
I will never be the skinny size 0 girl before marriage and a baby and I don't want to be that.
I want "meat" on my bones and curves.
Just healthy, tone, fit and feel comfortable in my skin/clothes!