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9/5/11 10:09 A

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Just wanted to let ya'll know that I was out of town when signups happened for this leg and completely forgot about it, but I will be all in next leg. Good luck you guys!

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9/4/11 2:19 P

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Edited by: LMALSBURY at: 9/5/2011 (15:01)
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8/28/11 7:11 P

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1. My name is Sonia
2. Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? No thanks.
3. My improvement choice is to get at least 8 hrs of sleep 4 out of 7 days a wk.
4. My calorie plan for each week is to follow Spark's plan.
5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? About 3.
6. Weight lost last leg: N/A.

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A little late..... Gma is in the hospital and I had to go to a football game for my niece..... take me or leave me.. haha

1.Name: Lillie

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? No thanks

3. My improvement choice(s) are: water

4. My calorie plan for each week is: modified spark--- spark with free-er weekends

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? NA

6. Weight lost last leg: NA

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Name: EseOchoCinco
Buddy: nah
Improvement: 8 glasses of water everyday
Cal Plan: Spark
Points this week: 3
Wt lost: nada

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OK, I'm in again. I've been debating about it because I didn't do so well the last leg, but the challenge is a good motivator for me. I just don't want to let the team down this time.
1.Name: Carol
2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? I don't think so
3. My improvement choice(s) are: declutter 15min a day 5 days a week.
4. My calorie plan for each week is: 1500-1800
5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? 1 or 2
6. Weight lost last leg: 0
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1.Name: TaMara

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? No, thanks!

3. My improvement choice(s) are:
exercise 5-6 days a week, drink 8-12 glasses of water daily, and stick to some sort of schedule!

4. My calorie plan for each week is: SP plan

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? (This will help us divide the teams up.) 4

6. Weight lost last leg: 2 lbs

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. - Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can. - Author Unknown

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8/25/11 4:58 P

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1.Name: Yvette (ymontejano)

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? Yes, please!

3. My improvement choice(s) are:
Complete my food journal, every day, even if the food choices were not the best.
Take vitamins/supplements 7 days a week
Read from my devotional and or Purpose Driven Life 5 times per week

4. My calorie plan for each week is: SP plan (1100 - 1400 calories/day)

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? (This will help us divide the teams up.) Maybe 2

6. Weight lost last leg: 0 new to SP and Team

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8/25/11 3:52 P

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1.Name: Lorey (bohemmom)

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? Yes, please!

3. My improvement choice(s) are:
Complete my food journal, EVERY DAY, even if I'm not happy with the choices I made!
Use the SP meal plans and grocery lists each week for shopping

4. My calorie plan for each week is: SP plan (1200 to 1550 calories/day)

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? (This will help us divide the teams up.) Probably only 1! But I am very competitive so plan to do much better once this gets started!

6. Weight lost last leg: didn't participate; just joined SP a few weeks ago. Very pumped up about all of this.


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1. Mary (Anthonysgal)

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? I am open to a buddy for people that signed up for buddies if it is an odd number.

3. My improvement choice(s) are: to work up to 11 or more glasses of water at least 3 days a week(have been on 10 pretty consistently for awhile now time to bump it up), try to cut down to one soda a day at least 3days out of the week-most days I have two even though its just coke zero. The three days will be my off days-Sunday,Monday, and Wednesday, and up freggie intake to minimum of 8 daily

4. My calorie plan for each week is: (IE: follow Spark's plan, Weight Watchers, etc) SP- caloric range 2,030-2380. My plan for the coming month is to eat on the lower end of my range and see where that takes me.

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? (This will help us divide the teams up.) 5

6. Weight lost last leg: first time competing

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8/24/11 9:33 P

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Name:
txlady110 Wendy

Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated?
No

My improvement choice(s) are:
Compliment DH once daily.

My calorie plan for each week is:
Spark input foods eaten in nutrition tracker and stay in range.

Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten?
3 points

Weight lost last leg: Did not participate July or August


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8/24/11 3:09 P

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1.Name: Amy (backatitamy)

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? Yes

3. My improvement choice is to read the Spark Book that I just bought at least once everyday to eventually finish it by the time this leg is over. I'm super busy so finding time to read is a challenge to me :)

4. My calorie plan for each week is: to stay within my SP range except for one day each week

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? none because I just signed back up on SP last Thurs.

6. Weight lost last leg: 0


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1. Cheryl (Hooray...so excited!!!!!!!!)

2. No thank you

3. My improvement choice(s) are: Drink 8 glasses of water a day, get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, Strength train 3x per week, positive thinking, yoga 3x per week

4. My calorie plan for each week is: Spark plan 1,220 - 1,570 per week

5. 3...haven't been checking in on the team emoticon ...would have been 5

6. Weight lost last leg: Gosh, I know it's a total of 15 pounds lost

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1. Kim Kimmylou2010

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? If you say "no", you will NOT get one assigned. No thanks

3. My improvement choice(s) are: Strength training 3 x week and get back to my water intake

4. My calorie plan for each week is: (IE: follow Spark's plan, Weight Watchers, etc) Keep with my low sodium plan I was working in the last leg, not taking a day off on the week ends!!

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? (This will help us divide the teams up.) I have been crazy busy and have not really been into it so maybe 1-2 points

6. Weight lost last leg: 11 pounds

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8/22/11 5:28 P

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I'm IN! I need the push of a challenge.



1.Name: Kristina (KISSYTINA)

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? If you say "no", you will NOT get one assigned.: Nah. I am going to spread my love around.

3. My improvement choice(s) are: 1- Get at least 8 hours of SLEEP at least 6 nights each week. 2- Drink at least 8 cups of WATER at least 6 days each week.

4. My calorie plan for each week is: (IE: follow Spark's plan, Weight Watchers, etc): Stay in my Spark recommended calorie range 6 days, take 1 day off... usually Sunday is my off day.

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? (This will help us divide the teams up.): Maybe 1. I know I need to get back into it.

6. Weight lost last leg: Did not participate in the last leg.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
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8/22/11 1:00 P

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BOOOOOM!
1. Name: Siena (FallintoFlight/TwentyThrive)

2. Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? No, unless there is an odd number then yes.

3. My improvement choice(s) are: Increase H2o intake, Take vitamins 7 days a week!

4. My calorie plan for each week is: 1100ish calorie average

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? 5.

6. Weight lost last leg: I didnt participate last leg but before then I averaged 2.5 lbs



If you still look good when your done with your workout, oh no hun your doing it wrong!


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8/22/11 12:05 A

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Neil, EPIC is open to ALL San Antonio Spark team members and we are VERY HAPPY to see new members joining! You can join at the beginning of any leg. The only thing we beg of anyone signing up is to stick it out the whole month of each leg. If you don't enjoy it just don't sign up for the next leg. If you join and then don't participate, your team takes zeros for your lack of participation so it is really important that everyone who signs up COMMITS to participating for that leg.

***MaryJane ***
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HELLO PLATEAU!
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GOODBYE PLATEAU?
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8/21/11 11:54 P

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1. Name: Neil

2. Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? Yes - thank you.

3. My improvement choices are:
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Get 8 hours of sleep a night (something I never do)

4. My calorie plan is to stay within a 2000 to 2200 calories per day average. My caloric intake I never really measure so this may be a stretch for me.

5. If I am reading the below properly, I think I would have had 2 or 3.

6. I did not take part in the last leg. Can I still participate?



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8/21/11 11:18 P

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1.Name: MaryJane!

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? I'm good on my own, thanks!

3. My improvement choice(s) are: Go back to drinking my 8 glasses of water a day like I should and to get my required fiber intake back up to where it belongs!

4. My calorie plan for each week is: to average 1400 calories per day with a minimum of 1200 and a max of 1600

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? (This will help us divide the teams up.) Last week I would have gotten 1, but we weren't competing so I was bad!

6. Weight lost last leg: Just over 2 pounds if I remember right


***MaryJane ***
VSG WL surgery 7/28/14
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8/28/14-234 9/28/14-227
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12/28/14-199 1/28/15-198
HELLO PLATEAU!
2/28/15-196 3/28/15-197
3/28/15-197 4/28/15-195
5/28/15- 193 6/28/15-190
GOODBYE PLATEAU?
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8/21/11 1:44 P

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1.Name: Erin (DTERMINED2011)

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? Yes Please!

3. My improvement choice(s) are: 8 glasses of water per day/Exercise 3 times per week

4. My calorie plan for each week is: SP

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? Don't know, haven't been tracking or exercising much

6. Weight lost last leg: Didn't participate but I've gained since the leg before that emoticon

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1.Name: Jennifer (UNSTOPPABLEJEN)

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? No, thank you.

3. My improvement choice(s) are: 8 glasses of water/8 hours of sleep pe night

4. My calorie plan for each week is: Body for Life

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? No idea, I haven't been on EPIC for a month, lol!

6. Weight lost last leg: 0 lbs.


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WELCOME to the LAST leg of PHASE 2 of our EPIC CHALLENGE--- A celebraton of EPIC music from the EPIC band Queen!!!!! You must sign up BEFORE August 28th to participate in this leg of the challenge!!! EPIC Phase 2/Leg 8 will run from August 28 - September 25!!!!

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Please read this next section CAREFULLY to see exactly how the point scale has changed and to make yourself aware of ALL of the changes we've implemented.

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The EPIC challenge focuses on keeping up good habits, forming new ones and being aware of how all the activities here on Spark help you reach one goal-- a healthier you. So far this year, there has been GREAT success all around with EPIC-- many people have come a long way on their own EPIC journeys and many more are starting out strong! Phase 2 has some new twists from Phase 1 so PAY ATTTENTION!

Before I get into exactly what EPIC entails, I want to make a few points CRYSTAL CLEAR:

1. This is a challenge-- it isn't supposed to be easy all the time.

2. You are COMMITTING to this challenge when you sign up. This means it is YOUR JOB to get your stats in to your team leader. I repeat it is YOUR JOB to be responsible for you-- if you fail at that, your team suffers. No one is going to be tracking you down to get your points from you, so you need to make sure you get your points turned in so your team doesn't lose!

3. Once you sign up, your scores will either bring your team down, or help them win. I WILL NOT remove you from the challenge-- so if you stop participating, your team will have to accept your zeros. This rule still stands-- NO ONE will be removed from the challenge once they have signed up!

4. If you sign up, you are only being asked to do the best you can. No one wants you to overdo it and no one expects ANYONE to be perfect. Work on getting as many points for your team as you can each week without driving yourself crazy. On the same note, do NOT sign up for EPIC unless you plan to actually DO the challenge. Doing your best is what this challenge is about.. not doing the minimum to skate by.

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With all that said, here are the specifics-- try not to get overwhelmed with the info here, it is a lot but EPIC itself is very simple:

EPIC is a almost year long challenge that opens enrollment at the end of each leg of the challenge. People may come and go as they see fit at the end or beginning of each leg. MOST legs run approximately 4 weeks, however, a couple run 5 weeks. They begin on Sundays and end on Saturdays. EPIC has 3 Phases.

PHASE ONE
Leg 1-- January 30 - February 27
Leg 2-- February 27 - March 27
Leg 3-- March 27 - May 1
Leg 4-- May 1 - May 29
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PHASE TWO
Leg 5-- May 29 - June 26
Leg 6-- June 26 - July 24
Leg 7-- July 24 - August 28
Leg 8-- August 28 - September 25
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PHASE THREE
Leg 9-- September 25 - October 30
Leg 10-- October 30 - November 27
Leg 11-- November 27 - January 1, 2012

All participants signed up will belong to one of two teams: The Champions or The Fat-Bottomed Girls. At the end of each leg, one team will be declared the winner!

BE AWARE: In an effort to keep the teams even, if you want to take a break from an EPIC phase, I can not 100% guarantee that you will be put back on the same team as before. I promise to try, though.

This leg, we want to start EMPOWERING members of the San Antonio Spark-- people who are consistently challenging themselves and looking for the next step.... that said, EPIC Phase 2 going to be run by some VERY motivated members!!! If you are interested in leading, let me know!

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Now, the good stuff!!! You'll notice that we simplified things for this next leg of EPIC.

EPIC: Exercise, Participation, Improvement, Calories

Each week every particiant can earn UP TO 5 points. The points will be awarded for the following:

E-- Exercise-- possible 1 points per week
A: Exercise at least 3 out of 7 days a week: 1 point
(Do what you're comfortable with, whether that be 5 min or 50 min. Keep moving, that's the key)

P-- Participation-- possible 2 points per week
To get 1 point you must do the following each week:
A.Post one blog
B.Post on the SA team page some place other than your team thread 3 times
C.Welcome 1 new member by comment
D.Comment on 1 member's sparkpage

To get 1 point you must do the following each week:
weigh in and report your weight with your weekly points

I-- Improvement-- possible 1 point per week
For Leg 8 this August, you have the freedom of choice again! This will be the best way to ease us back into EPIC and get used to holding ourselves accountable again. We are going to focus on improving ourselves based on past experiences! This is your opportunity to work on anything that you struggle with.

Here are some Improvement examples:
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night
Strength train 3x per week
Stop smoking
Positive thinking

Feel free to choose as many options, that you can keep up with, as you'd like.

C-- Calories-- possible 1 point per week
A. Stay in your calorie plan (Spark, weight watchers, etc) 5 of 7 days: 1 point


Points: Exercise 1, Participation 2, Improvement 1, Calories 1 = 5 possible points per week


Points are now due by Sunday night at 10pm. Simple! If you need to turn them early, that's not a problem! As long as you get ALL your points in by 10 pm on the LAST Saturday of the challenge leg, your points will be counted.

There will be no bonus point option this leg, but we feel that posting before and after pics is a great source of motivation! Since we won't be rewarding points for posting pics, this is purely up to you!


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How to track:

There are a lot of ways you can track this info, so I want you to do whatever works for you. That said, here are a couple suggestions:

1. Here is how we would recommend keeping track of this challenge here on Spark:

-- Roll over your "My Tools" tab
-- Click on "Other Goals"
-- Scroll down to "Other Goals" and click the "Add/Remove Other Goals" button
-- Click the "Add Another Kind Of Goal To Track" button
--Add each of the following goals:


1. Exercise 3 times per week (3x per week)
2. Post one blog (1x per week)
3. Post on the SA team page (3x per week)
4. Welcome 1 new member by comment (1x per week)
5. Comment on 1 member's sparkpage (1x per week)
6. Weigh in each week and report your weight (1x per week)
7. Improvement area of your choice (3x per week)
8. Stay in calorie range 5 times per week (5x per week)
10. Insert your improvement choice here (3x pr week)
11. Stay in your calorie range (5x per week)


2. You can also follow the directions below to print out your very own checklist to help you keep track on paper!

-- Go to the following link and choose "File" from the google menu
-- Click "Download As" and then choose "HTML"
-- This will open a new window
-- Hit ctrl+p and your paper will print!

spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?
key=tFGwNQ
8pnF4VCrh0NLohPVQ&authkey=CM
3YzKcO
#gid=0


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To sign up, just reply to this thread with the following info:

1.Name:

2.Do you want a buddy to help you stay motivated? If you say "no", you will NOT get one assigned.

3. My improvement choice(s) are:

4. My calorie plan for each week is: (IE: follow Spark's plan, Weight Watchers, etc)

5. Looking over last week, how many points would you have gotten? (This will help us divide the teams up.)

6. Weight lost last leg:

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If you have questions, please re-read the above information again to be sure that you didn't miss the answer-- it is a lot of info, but I think I got most of it in there!

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Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. - Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can. - Author Unknown

If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart. - Buddha





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