Hey Niecey! I may be that person on SparkPeople! I definitely will be back (in fact I'm going to be posting this information here.
I'm in both the HMR and Simple Diet Teams.
Ok for the "news", Turns out I've been spouting false information. Turns out the book DOES acknowledge the HMR connection!
On (logically) the Acknowledgements page at the beginning of the book.
I almost NEVER read the acknowledgement page, and wouldn't have today if it hadn't "jumped off the page" for me this morning.