Still hanging in there

Friday, March 22, 2013

Here I sit, even though i have not made any dents in the weightloss scale, still determined to never give up. My computer bit the dust, i had to get my ipad, but it does not let me watch everyones videos on sparkpeople for some reason. I dont know when i will be able to vlog again unless i get that old omputer up again. It would be hard taping myself with this big ipad but i may have to try it. I fell off the wagon big time not blogging on sparkpeople. I got hit ith seasonal depression big time, i finally feel better and then once i get feeling better, what do i get...this darn cold, sinus and sore throat, body aches and then it feels like it is going into bronchittus. I am getting ready to leave for Indiana next week, i was not going to blog, vlog or get on here till i returned but i think that is the wrong idea. I need to stay connected, i need to refocus and i need all of my sparkfriends. I read something today, it said to live arfully, to live your life as you imagaine, well from this second on, i am going to imagine myself as a skinny girl and live as thats a rap folks, till the next blog. Hope my daughter can figure out how i can watch everyones videos, nite sparkpeople.
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  • STR458
    whew- I thought you flew the coop! I know now to look directly for your page until your vlog situation is clear- meanwhile you're traveling and will probably miss this post too! dang it all- I'll "see" you when I see you-
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    1912 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/26/2013 9:10:24 AM
    My life kind of mirrored yours. My computer bit the dust, I got sick, stressed, depressed, etc. but I am determined to pull out of this and know you will too. We are tough. WE can make it.
    1914 days ago
    1916 days ago
    Sad news... you can't watch everyone's videos on your iPad. It's so frustrating, I know because I've wished you could do it on an iPod Touch or a cellphone for a LONG time and even though I soon will get an iPad as well, I'm not completely looking forward to it because of this long running issue.

    The reason is this: The video player on Spark People's website runs because of a piece of technology called Adobe Flash. Have you ever heard of flash or flash players? They are mostly used for viewing online games or videos and the technology is popular because it's easy for computer programmers to make it work with websites. You Tube uses flash technology as well. Flash works together (behind the scenes) with the browser on your desktop computer so you can view the video. While mini computers like iPad and other devices like e-readers and cell phones have web browsers so you can access the internet, they do not support the technology called Adobe Flash so you cannot see the video. If you try to view the video, all you'll get is an error, broken link, or dead white space where the video would have shown up on the screen.

    The reason you can now view Youtube videos on mini computers like iPad and other mobile devices is for one reason: You Tube created another file format for its video player so it didn't have to rely on flash technology. This new video player format lets you be able to view mobile content if you use You Tube's application or visit (m stands for mobile). So if you want to view You Tube videos you must visit their mobile site ( you cannot go directly to and video videos on your iPad or other mobile device to this day. I personally think they created a new file format/video player because they saw monetary gain if more people had more ways to view their content.

    So what would have to happen is Spark (as an organization) would have to create a video player that worked on iPads and other mobile devices such as e-readers and cell phones and right now that seems unlikely because the people that keep Spark People running and free prob. wouldn't see much monetary gain from spending the money on programmers who could make a new mobile format for their video player because at the current time, most of its users probably just log on the site from a desktop computer.

    So yeah, I hope you could follow that explanation. You should def. write blogs though with your iPad even if we can't see you on video, I like being able to keep in touch :-) When you come back from Indiana, maybe what you could do till your computer is fixed is make videos with your regular video camera and try to go to a public library near you to upload them. Or maybe if that doesn't work, just keep writing blogs and filming and you can always upload what you have when your computer gets fixed. Even if you just feel like that's a hassle and want to just write blogs until your home computer is fixed, that would be cool too. Just stay in touch :-)

    Def. you are right about not giving up, it's only going to get better from here :-)
    1916 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/22/2013 3:38:56 AM
  • CNYCE444
    good luck!
    1916 days ago
    You can do it!!
    1916 days ago
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