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8/21/12 10:34 P

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Thanks for your thoughts on this everyone! TNEWME -- you sparked a really interesting idea that I just shared with our team related to this.

So many ideas....

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8/21/12 7:23 P

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Personally, I liked the text-only day. I prefer text to video, myself, and text is much less likely to draw my kids over to see what I'm doing. ;)

I do enjoy the videos, but I'm not bothered by one day being text. It was still just as personal.



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8/21/12 5:57 P

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I remember that day, and I remember what it was about, which was ways to boost fruit and veggie intake. While I think videos are fun, the next day when Nicole got to the end and asked me to implement 2 suggestions into my cardio, I had to rewatch the video. And it was a lesson to me that as much as I like video, I'm not necessarily absorbing much.

Of course now you'll know what to listen for. ;)

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8/21/12 5:42 P

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I had a video reset to the first one. There is a glitch in the system. I don't what I'm seeing is in order.

Edited by: JAOTAO at: 8/21/2012 (17:45)
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8/21/12 4:42 P

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I too like the variation No problem for me.

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8/21/12 2:20 P

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I had the text-based program yesterday and didnt mind a bit. I think its completely acceptable that one program out of 14 was text. I love the videos but dont feel disappointed or ripped off

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8/21/12 2:03 P

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Hmm, that's interesting, thanks for the heads up. I am on day 10 so I will keep a look out for that on day 14.

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8/21/12 1:51 P

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I just checked out how many days I have been in SparkCoach and it says 10 days.
I have only been posting for 8 days.
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8/21/12 1:13 P

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That's interesting, I have not had any problems with the videos except the coach speech is not in synch.

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8/21/12 12:54 P

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I honestly don't have a problem with the occasional text break from the videos. The videos are good too, mind you -- but varying the program can be good, too. I do admit that I'm not as much a visual learner as a book-learner, though, so the videos aren't as vital to me as reading is. :)

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8/21/12 12:33 P

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I concur. It was only the one day. I too enjoy the videos.

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8/21/12 12:13 P

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That was just for one day. The videos resume the next day and have continued every day since then. I think it was just that one trainer.

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8/21/12 11:59 A

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I know this may sound trivial but today I was really disappointed When I opened my SparkCoach and went to the program page to find no video! I am a audio/visual learner. I look forward to the videos I get way more from them then I do reading! I know they take a lot of work to make and produce and it is easier for someone to type something out I understand this. And if this was free then hey I would completely understand.

I have stood up to those who have said that everything they can get here at SparkCoach they can get at Sparkpeople, and I have pointed out that Spark Coach is more stream lined and you get the Daily videos. I like the daily pages that guide me through, that was an important part of why I decided to pay for the Sparkcoach. But the other most important reason was the videos. The videos make me feel like I have a personal coach each day. Even if it is not the same person I am at least seeing a real person, and hearing their voice.

I am on Day 14 and I have treated each day like it was a class. I have sat down and taken notes. I would often stop and replay a portion of a video. I also know I can go back at any time and watch the videos and that is important to me.
But to find a "text" version today. Just did not go over well with me! That I can get from Sparkpeople and not have to pay. I feel like I have showed up to class and my teacher just left a note on the board!
I chose the motivational program for SparkCoach and I just did not find Day 14 very motivational for me with out a video.

I have looked forward everyday to getting up reading the Visualization (Which by the way was also a repeat) and then I skip to the Program for the video. These two things get my day going on a great path. Then in the evening I go back to the check in, tracking and finally community and review the day I had.
I was willing to over look the visualization because it does not hurt to do it again. But not having that friendly face and voice, has really set me off on the wrong foot. I feel like I have now gotten up on the wrong side of the bed.
Sorry I know I am whining here. But I just needed to get that off my chest. I am just so disappointed.



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