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4/15/10 4:49 P

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I'm so glad to see some interest in folks stepping up to be team leaders. I'm guilty of taking a rather long break from it, but hope to get involved more in the fall. This is a great team with lot's of enthusiasm. One thing I've learned is that people need challenges that keep them accountable.

If I can be of help to anyone, please sparkmail me.

Kathy - Florida

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"Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

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4/13/10 1:07 P

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How long you've been on SparkPeople? Since November of 09

How familiar are you with SparkPeople and its various features? I am very familiar. I have spent a lot of time exploring as I work from home and spend my days on the computer

How long you've been a member of Wii Exercise SparkTeam? Since November, but I was running a Wii Challenge on BLC so I didn't spend a lot of time until recently.

How much of a gamer are you--were you a gamer before the fitness games really kicked off, do you know a lot about different fitness games, what's your general background with video games? I play a lot of video games always have because of my children. I've been playing since my son was 5--he is now 16

What would you be interested in doing if you were selected to be a leader? Anything from e-mailing, to motivating others to helping others learn and setting up different challenges

Anything else of interest that you want to share with us--Again, I was a member of biggest loser club since Feb of 09. I did my own Wii Fit challenge on there. I was a teacher for 18 years so I am pretty good at explaining things and I have a lot of patience.

Nina- Wisconsin CST
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4/13/10 12:34 P

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How long you've been on SparkPeople?
-- Since March 1 of this year.

How familiar are you with SparkPeople and its various features?
-- Very familiar; I've zoomed around and figured things out.

How long you've been a member of Wii Exercise SparkTeam?
-- Pretty much since I started.

How much of a gamer are you--were you a gamer before the fitness games really kicked off, do you know a lot about different fitness games, what's your general background with video games?
-- I've been playing video games since I was an infant! (Honest!) I've had nearly every system until recently because they've gotten too expensive and I don't have that much free time. But I've got a Wii, a subscription to GameFly, and lots of fitness games.

What would you be interested in doing if you were selected to be a leader?
-- I'd like to help out any way I can. I am a member of several teams that aren't very active, and I really want to help motivate people to keep up with this journey!

Anything else of interest that you want to share with us?
-- I play PC games too :)

Keri ~ Springfield, Illinois

"FAR more often than not; YES it is your fault, and YES, it was preventable. Just fess up and take charge of your health, your future... your life. Remember, youíre not a failure until you start blaming someone else." - Sean Patrick Flanery


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4/11/10 11:34 P

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Anyone interested? I want to leave this opportunity open for whoever would like to consider it.

~MT~
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. †~Nathaniel Hawthorne


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4/8/10 11:44 A

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How long you've been on SparkPeople?

Since Sept. 2007

How familiar are you with SparkPeople and its various features?

I am pretty familiar with all the features.

How long you've been a member of Wii Exercise SparkTeam?

A little over a year.

How much of a gamer are you--were you a gamer before the fitness games really kicked off, do you know a lot about different fitness games, what's your general background with video games?

I have always like video games. I definitely increased my playing time when the Wii came out and even more when I got Wii Fit. I have a lot of the fitness games for the Wii with the exception of some of the new ones but plan on getting them.


What would you be interested in doing if you were selected to be a leader?

I would be interested in helping with the bigger challenges. I would could also help with greeting new members and answering questions.

Anything else of interest that you want to share with us?

I love SP. I am on several of the Wii teams here. I have thankfully had a lot of success here and would like to share that with others.


Amy

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4/8/10 12:12 A

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How long you've been on SparkPeople?
Since July 2008

How familiar are you with SparkPeople and its various features?
Pretty good I think

How long you've been a member of Wii Exercise SparkTeam?
About a year

How much of a gamer are you--were you a gamer before the fitness games really kicked off, do you know a lot about different fitness games, what's your general background with video games?
Video game newbie outside of the really old Atari/Tandy days. We have had our Wii for 3 years now and have lots of different games though my favorites tend to be the fitness ones and the Rabid Rabbits.

What would you be interested in doing if you were selected to be a leader?
Greeter or an official

Anything else of interest that you want to share with us?
Just happy to be here =).

Edited by: LADYRINO at: 4/12/2010 (00:18)
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4/6/10 4:39 P

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Hey, all!

We've been having a bit of a shortage on leaders lately. Most of us have been wanting a break from leading due to life circumstances and the need to take care of our own Spark journey.

Right now, Jackie (JACKIE0913) has been so very helpful in leading this team pretty much by herself. She plans on staying on at this point and I plan on giving her my "seniority" (for what it's worth, since SP really doesn't have a primary leader system in place).

Jackie's been doing a fabulous job leading the team and heading up new challenges that she's put together and lead all by herself. I'm very pleased that she's been so willing to pull up all the slack around here, as I've just sorta slipped away with live being so busy. Thank you much, Jackie, for all the help that you've given so far and for what you're willing to continue doing.

But, I'd rather not have her leading all by herself, as it can become a very daunting task. It's especially helpful to have at least 2 people who give out challenge information during one of the big challenges. We also used to have weekly challenges at one time too, but we've become so busy that we haven't done them in quite a while.

So possible positions that are part of the leadership team are:

Challenge writers/developers--those that come up with ideas and those that develop them into a full/complete challenge. At some point, all can help on this, even if it's not a primary focus--we do all work together to make sure that it's a challenge that is fun and makes sense.

Weekly Challenges--usually done by one person (doesn't have to be, just the way it was in the past), who comes up with ideas and then puts them out every week, usually has something to do for each day (could be the same thing every day or different things).

Challenge officials--those who give out the information as needed--either based on time or arrival of a person/team. This can be something that can come up at any time day/night. It's preferable to have two people at a time (at least) to help run it, as it's always something going on. Leaders can rotate in/out for different challenges so that not always the same people have to be "in the know" for it. Leaders can always participate in the challenges--if they are also "in the know", they are not allowed to help pick whatever kind of choices there are to make.

Greeters--we always like to have people greeting new people that come to the team. This can be a response on a "new to team" thread, a welcome message on their SparkPage or in SparkMail, or even a SparkGoodie. It's not required to be a team leader to do this, but it's an option if you want to.


There are probably other possibilities out there as well, but this will probably give you an idea of what's done and see if something interests you. If you want to be a leader, then please post here about yourself.

Please post:

How long you've been on SparkPeople?
How familiar are you with SparkPeople and its various features?
How long you've been a member of Wii Exercise SparkTeam?
How much of a gamer are you--were you a gamer before the fitness games really kicked off, do you know a lot about different fitness games, what's your general background with video games?
What would you be interested in doing if you were selected to be a leader?
Anything else of interest that you want to share with us?

And, btw, absolutely NOTHING will "disqualify" you from this position. When we first started up the leadership team, most all of us was new to this team. I just ask these questions to help make the decisions and/or to just get to know you all. SO, if you are at all interested, then FILL OUT THE FORM!! We're pretty open at this point, and not as picky as it may sound.
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Thank you all for the incredible ride this has been being a leader here. And, you'll never fully get rid of me--I just plan on stepping down for a good long while.

Mommy_T

~MT~
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. †~Nathaniel Hawthorne


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