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11/25/14 4:51 A

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emoticon At work, in a hurry, and accidentally posted in wrong place. oops,lol.

Cheers to good health!!!

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Stand upon these two shoulders of mine
Spread those wings of yours and fly" ~ 'Butterfly' lyrics by Nicole C. Mullen


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11/25/14 4:47 A

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emoticon ** 1st place**

Once again our pixie dust has put the competition to rest. Good job, everyone. Keep up the hard work and good luck this week.

Cheers to good health!!!

LiVe.LoVe.LaUgH.

"Go on now, fly, fly, butterfly
Stand upon these two shoulders of mine
Spread those wings of yours and fly" ~ 'Butterfly' lyrics by Nicole C. Mullen


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Hi!

Edited by: LAURAINSA at: 11/9/2014 (17:48)
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10/27/14 10:37 A

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Great question!

For this challenge, you will measure one side of your body. I recommend measuring your dominant side (as you pointed out, it tends to be a bit larger because you use it more.) Since I am right handed, I will take measurements of my right arm, thigh, and calf.

If you have any more questions, please let me know. I'm excited that you will be joining us for this challenge!

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10/26/14 9:29 A

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Good morning,
I made a promise to myself last week that I would start today to get serious. I turned 71 yesterday. I have decided to stop playing around with my (over) weight. I do not understand the measurement instructions. When it says to measure the arms, thighs and calfs, are they talking about measuring one or both. If they are talking about one, which is best. My right side for all is about 1 inch larger. I am going to try and get all this figured out because I would like to join the challenge so I will need to learn how to get the sparkpoints etc.
Thank you so much for any help you can give me.
hotwings2

Edited by: HOTWINGS2 at: 10/26/2014 (09:31)
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10/22/14 11:22 A

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Are you ready to SPICE things up for the holidays? Join the San Antonio spark team for the 2014 SPICE challenge!

This challenge officially starts on Friday, October 31, 2014 and will run until Thursday, January 1, 2015. The goal of this challenge is to keep you on track and LOSING weight over the tempting holidays! Remember that you don't have to avoid foods you love, you just have enjoy them in moderation this season!

So, what IS the SPICE Challenge?

S-- sparkpoints-- 1 point for each day you earn at least 50 sparkpoints (max 7 points per week - counts towards the team total)
P-- pounds-- weigh in weekly and keep track of weight a la "Biggest Loser" (this will be a percentage of weight lost)
I-- inches-- measure at the start and end of the challenge (again, a percentage of inches lost)
C-- calories-- 1 point for each day you stay in your calorie range or adhere to your eating plan (max 7 points per week - counts towards the team total)
E-- exercise-- 1 point for each day you exercise at least 30 minutes (max 7 points per week - counts towards the team total)

Don't worry-- you won't be doing this alone! You will be split into teams and given a Team Leader to help you stay on track and answer any questions you might have!

Additional information:

1 - Because things like weight, measurements, etc, are sensitive info, you will track your progress on your own and then will email the points to your team leader each week. This will allow you to participate while keeping your details confidential.

2 - Each team is encouraged to create a team logo. Show your team spirit and decorate your sparkpage to show your support for your team mates!

3 - Some items (sparkpoints, calories, and exercise) will count towards the teamís total points; other items (pounds and inches) will be calculated as a percentage lost. At the end of the contest, there will be 3 winning categories:
Team with the Highest Points,
Most Pounds Lost (individual)
Most Inches Lost (individual)

4 - Remember that this is a TEAM challenge, and all members need to participate to make the team successful. Please be mindful about turning in your points on time so that your team has as many points as possible each week. Help keep your team members accountable with friendly reminders and support.

5 - We encourage you to engage in "friendly heckling" and supporting each other across team lines. Leave little comments on each other's pages-- "XXXXX team is SO going to win!!" or "Your team is really kicking butt!"--- but remember to be FRIENDLY about it! Don't hurt feelings! Look for the topic called "THE SPICE RACK" intended for heckling, encouragement and general discussion between teams!

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How do I sign up?

Step 1 - Go to the SPICE sign up thread and let us know you are in! On the start date of the challenge, you will be assigned to a team with a team captain.

Step 2 - Send a spark mail message to UNSTOPPABLEJEN by November 1 with the following information (copy and paste the following into your email):

Name:
Starting Weight:
Starting Measurements:

- Neck - Standing, measure your neck at its largest girth, right over the Adam's apple.
- Arm - Measure at its largest girth, relaxed with arms at side.
- Chest - Standing, measure with breath out just over the nipple.
- Waist - Standing, measure at the narrowest point.
- Belly Button- Standing, measure around your stomach area with the tape directly over your belly button.
- Hips - Measure at the largest girth, where the butt is protruding the greatest.
- Thigh - Standing, measure at the largest girth.
- Calf - Seated if you are measuring yourself or standing if you have a partner, measure at its largest girth.

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Challenge Schedule:
(HINT: mark your calendars or set reminders on your phone with these dates!)

STARTING: Weigh In, Measure In: Oct 31 or Nov 1 (NO later or you will be dropped)

- Week 1: Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points-- Due Nov 7 (add points from Oct 31-Nov 6)

- Week 2: Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points-- Due Nov 14 (add points from Nov 7-Nov 13)

- Week 3: Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points-- Due Nov 21 (add points from Nov 14-Nov 20)

- Week 4: Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points-- Due Nov 28 (add points from Nov 21-Nov 27)

- Week 5: Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points-- Due Dec 5 (add points from Nov 28- Dec 4)

- Week 6: Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points-- Due Dec 12 (add points from Dec 5-Dec 11)

- Week 7: Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points-- Due Dec 19 (add points from Dec 12-Dec 18)

- Week 8: Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points-- Due Dec 26 (add points from Dec 19-Dec 25)

FINAL: Measure In, Weigh In, Fitness Points, Sparkpoints, Calories Points: Due Jan 1

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Are you ready to get SPICE-y with us? Then head over to the 2014 SPICE Challenge sign up thread to let us know you will be in on the fun!


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