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5/4/12 4:16 P

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Do not post in this thread. The Spark Rally happened in April, 2012. When a new Rally is planned, a new thread will be open.

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Hi, I just wanted to say I love all the words of motivations and the success stories but I haven't been doing well with my weight . I have gained a couple more pounds and have been down in the dumps emoticon I am going to keep trying and will take one day at a time!
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I had some prior plans already for that day. Hope it went well, let us know!

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Oh....I saw this too late. Hope you had a GREAT time and would love to hear about it!

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It's not too late! Folks are just starting to jump into the shower to get there! There is no reason not to join us! Just come on down.



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Wish I had seen this earlier, the park is in my neighborhood and it's beautiful outside, if a bit cold! In fact I just met up with a SparkPeople buddy this morning to go to the Farmers Market! I better keep a closer eye on this team so I don't miss this again.

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4/7/12 12:14 A

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FIFISMOM3, look at the posting below with the big red STOP signs - that is the link you need to learn the details about the rally. That link takes you to the AZ Spark Rally April 14 2012 team. Sign up, RSVP, pick a dish to bring to the potluck and come have a great time with us!

LADYL720, this is not a thread to find an exercise buddy, so no one will see your comment - this thread is strictly about the spark rally. There is a forum on the main team page dedicated to finding people to as exercise buddies. You'll have much better luck putting your post there.

Here is the link to that forum:
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(Why don't you join us at the rally, too?)

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4/6/12 5:27 P

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I just joined also this week let me know if you find details on the rally

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I live in fountain hills off saguaro and grande blvd. I'm in the relay for life cancer walk at the FH fountain on april 28. I would love a walking mate during any weekday. I'm at curves 4 days a week at 6am. I go that early to avoid any excuse to exercizing. Anyone?

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I've created a team just for this rally: the "AZ Spark Rally April 14 2012" team. (I'm so imaginative!) where the rest of the communication about the rally will be posted. Go there to learn more:

Here's the link to the team. Please become a member!

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2/5/12 1:23 P

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I am planning on attending and I am very excited about it. I know that you mentioned Squaw Peak for a meeting spot.....which is really great.....another location to consider would be Indian Steel Park where perhaps it might be a little easier to get a Ramada....and if we decide to walk, would be doable for all levels...Let me know what you think.

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I can't go. I live in Kingman. Wish everyone a good time. Sounds like fun.

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I've created a team just for this rally: the "AZ Spark Rally April 14 2012" team. (I'm so imaginative!) where the rest of the communication about the rally will be posted. Go there to learn more:

Here's the link to the team. Please become a member!

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2/2/12 2:07 P

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Sounds like fun.. Im having a difficult time finding the details.. I just joined this week so new the site. emoticon

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2/1/12 3:08 P

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Flagstaff is better for us. Thank you for your time & consideration. Hope to see you there soon.

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I like the idea of a rally in PHX. I live in the East Valley (Gilbert/Mesa), and an exercise bud would really help. Mare

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Ralph, it's going to be south of that, I'm sure, although I don't know the location yet (having a hard time finding one that holds 150 people!, is reservable, and is available that day). The vast majority of the people are coming from the Phoenix valley, so I've got to find something central to them. I'd guess at Anthem you're gonna be at least another 30 minutes from the event.

My next get-together I'm gonna target is going to be in the Flagstaff area, although I don't know when I can do that, yet. I'm not going to be available most of May. However, it's so much cooler there that I can plan stuff further into the summer months.

If you come to this one, it'll be a long trip but worth it!

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Will it be further away than Anthem???

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1/31/12 3:43 A

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Would love to be there with about 5 in !!:) thanks

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Food booths? Sounds interesting - what do you mean, exactly? As a general assumption to keep costs down, we've been talking about a pot luck. Can they fit together?

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2 coming. My husband asks if there will be food booths!

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We live in Chino Valley & would drive 100 miles or so to get to this rally.

Please keep us posted.

Thanks,

March before the heat sets in is good for us.

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1/30/12 4:32 A

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Update:

Date: April 14th
Family friendly park environment
Where depends on how many people are interested; right now we are about 80+ strong (including kids)! We are going to have a great event!

Please continuing sharing your interest so I keep a current count of heads!

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Adult or family oriented: family
Guess # of adults: 1
Guess # of kids: 2
Potluck (park) or restaurant: potluck
Saturday or Sunday: either
March or April: April


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Family oriented:
Guess # of adults: 3
Guess # of kids: 4
Potluck (park)
Saturday or Sunday (either)
March or April (either)

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1/29/12 3:33 P

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Just checking in to let you know I'm checking back here regularly and collecting all your answers. I'm sorry that some of you can't attend this get together. Based on the great response to this one, I'm sure we'll have more!

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So I have never been to one of the events that has been planned and honestly I haven't even been lurking around the message boards lately, One thing I know for sure is that I still receive Sparkpeople updates and I still have weight to lose and I am not doing a very good job on my own!
So I guess what I am saying here is I would like to be apart of the next get together. It will be me and my 11yr old daughter.

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I am a cancer surviver and will be marching april 14 in Fountain Hills, AZ. I am not part of any team but if there is a sparks team in Fountain Hills I would love to join. I marched last year too.

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1/29/12 12:53 A

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I would love to come and meet some other mature single folks working on fitness and nutrition. I'd love to meet a fitness buddy. Number of guests would be one. Would prefer Saturday as I have commitments on Sundays.

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1/29/12 12:07 A

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Guess # of adults: 2
Guess # of kids: 0
Potluck (park) or restaurant: either
Saturday or Sunday: either
April 14th works for me!

So far I do not have anything planned for April.

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1/28/12 11:52 P

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I am disappointed that I will not be able to join everyone at the AZ rally this year. I spend a week in FL each spring with my siblings, doing repairs to our "winter" home (we inherited it from our parents and rent it all winter). April 14th is the day we are meeting in FL to begin our week of "fun in the sun".....it's actually my siblings' week in the sun, since they all live where it's cold during the winter. Hope everyone has a great time getting to know one another...maybe next time I will be abble to attend.

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Guess # of adults: 2
Guess # of kids: 0
Potluck (park) or restaurant: either
Saturday or Sunday: either
April 14th works for me!
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Sounds like fun!

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I will attend!

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I wish beyond anything I could be there. But even though I left my heart in Arizona, the Army moved the rest of me overseas. emoticon One of our hopes is to return to Arizona once this tour is done, so hopefully I will get to attend a future rally.

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I will be there with a total of 4 people. Please let me know where and we will be there.

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1/28/12 4:46 P

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Have firmed up 4/14 as the rally date. Mark your calendars!

I'm looking at other parks that have been recommended by some of you. We're looking for a reserveable ramada without fees. We are up to 50 - 60 people so far. Any more site suggestions?

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Someone had suggested going to Dreamy Draw which would be very easy to find. However, the ramadas are not reservable - first come first serve. Seems risky to plan an event like this around that. North Mountain has several that can be reserved for a fee. I've got to call the city to find out fee structure. How do you think we should handle the associated expenses that are bound to come up?

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This sounds amazing. I will happy to join all of you. I have my two boys (13 and 16) and my husband joining if that is okay. Let me know when and where it is. emoticon

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DILETTA24: I'm glad you are planning to join us. Looks like we are shooting for 14th of April although that's not firm yet. If not that week, then the following Saturday. It's definitely a family friendly affair.

Could you give me some information, please? How many adults? Kids? Thanks!

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I'm really excited about this. March or April is good for me, although I will be out of time sometime during this period...hope it will not be at the time that you decide.

I came looking for a meeting specifically because, lately I have been attending some Meet up groups hoping to get some weight loss support.....but so far every meeting that I have attended, they were trying to sell something. I was thinking would't it be fun to get a group together that can support us in our Spark philosophy!!!

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The 14th would work the best for me, my daughters birthday is the 19th so we typically have her party the weekend after (the 21st.).

We could do something the 14th and still make it sort of Earth related. May be a little difficult but could also be super fun. Especially if everyone were to bring a food item that incorporated it being from a Farmer's Market and we all used re-usable plates.

(Sorry I am kind of a Earth junkie in the first place)

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April 21 is Pat's run. I don't know if anyone else will be participating, but I will be. So the 14th works best for me.

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Ok, then we go forward. I'm still trying to get sign ups from the SparkPhoenix team. It's a bit hit or miss, though, as I can only catch them if they come to either team and notice the thread. I've approached the leaders of both teams to see if I can be 'elevated' to leader at least through this project. Then, I'll be able to send emails out to the entire teams. This should get a notice out to more of them.

In the mean time, let's look at either the 14th or 21st of April. April 22 is Earth Day, so perhaps we could do something to celebrate that at the same time. Don't want to make this too complicated, though.

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KAMAPERRY, would you mind cut & pasting the questions at the beginning of this thread into a new reply - I'd like to know your preferences on what we do and some info about your group.

Thanks!

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I'm in!

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Thanks for the responses, everyone! I'm still collecting names. Right now I think we are going to target an open ramada at one of the Phoenix area hiking trail heads (Dreamy Draw is the one on the table). Pretty easy to find from Tuscon - I-10 to AZ51 to Northern Ave exit.

Most responders are looking at April. Please pass the news about the rally to your other AZ Spark Friends in case they don't regularly read the team forums.

Any input welcome!



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I would love this, but we live south of Tucson, so it would depend on when it was. Anything is okay with me.

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Adult or family oriented:Family
Guess # of adults:2
Guess # of kids:2
Potluck (park) or restaurant: Park
Saturday or Sunday: Saturday
March or April: April - maybe after Easter.

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Adult or family oriented: Family would be great.
Guess # of adults: 2
Guess # of kids: 2
Potluck (park) or restaurant: Park I find to be best for these types of things.
Saturday or Sunday: Sunday's work best for me or later on Saturday.
March or April: Either. :)

This would be a great idea, I am new to the area and would like to get to know more people.

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Adult or family oriented: We can go with either
Guess # of adults: 2
Guess # of kids: 0
Potluck (park) or restaurant: doesn't matter
Saturday or Sunday: Saturday
March or April: April


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Update as of Jan 28th:

Decisions so far: Date: April 14th; family friendly in a park
TBD: # of people interested in coming and what parks can accommodate them

Over 60 people have already said "I'm in!"

Please continue to express your interest and let me know the size of your party

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I'm willing to do most of the up front work getting a rally going in the Phoenix area. It could be at a restaurant or a at a park. Centrally located in the valley, of course. We need enough time to plan, so I'd like to wait until at least March. However, March is generally spring break month. I looked at all the large school districts in the valley and it's spring break somewhere every week in March. I don't know how many people take vacations with their kids..

For those interested, here's my questions:

Adult or family oriented:
Guess # of adults:
Guess # of kids:
Potluck (park) or restaurant:
Saturday or Sunday:
March or April:
March average hi temp - 71
April - 77
May - 95

Let's do this!

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