Sunday, July 20, 2014
Yes...I am a blogger, but I tend to only blog what I am thinking or trying to sort at the time. It feels OFF to me to blog for a challenge on a team. I feel like the rebellious teenager....that doesn't want too..but going to anyways....for the TEAM.
AND YET........it occurred to me..that perhaps some of my friends may see this and consider joining BLC 26 in the FALL. Would love to have you!
My first round was number 9! To this day, that has been the most special to me. My friend Pamela got me into BLC. She is long gone from BLC..but not in my heart.....or our friendship. Actually, got a few of those fellow teammates...we are still friends, but on FB.
BLC has changed over time, but then again, so have I.
I owe a lot to BLC. I do.
This past round was hard being in the Summer for I like to be outside more....and YET.....others felt the same way and we were STILL there for one another. We have shared recipes.......cheered others as they completed workouts, runs, and made smart choices concerning FOOD. Love it when recipes sound good and the others share them!
BLC keeps me in check.......and I hope others as well. We had our name up in lights a few times, so I would SAY SO!
There are always a few I quite frankly wonder WHY they are there...but that happens no matter what you are doing and no matter where you are. I hope one day it clicks for them and they quit saying that they NEED to do.....or make excuses of why they DON'T. I tend not to feed in to that anymore. I use too....I use to care and try so hard. It took me a long time to REALIZE....I cannot do it for anyone...no matter how hard I was trying...pulling for them. I have enough on my OWN plate to carry me.
SO...I have grown there too. I don't feel guilty....nor that I failed with those ....that don't. They just don't. They may one day....but that day will be THEIRS and THEIRS alone.....and not mine. I always wish them the best, but, to be frank, they don't affect me.
Don't get me wrong, so many DO TRY.....DO DO......and.......I LOVE THAT....I LOVE THEM. I love it when a person is HONEST....and make changes ACCORDINGLY. Let's face it...we all stumble......that is life. YET....we pick up those that have...and cheer them on....CLAPPING....SMILING.....that they got up instead of still laying there....on the ground.
I loved working with the captain and other cos. We are a unit. We have our own responsibilities and TRUST the other to do their commitment. We also support and help when needed. I could NOT even imagine being on a team without what we have. Let's face it...I wouldn't be.
I am proud to be apart of BLC and our team. I am. I am quite lucky.
Friday, July 04, 2014
Last Thursday as our meeting was ending, Lisa, our leader passed out a sparklers for us all. I smiled! Two years ago, she did the same thing and I had forgotten. The message was simple...INDEPENDENCE with our choice of healthy eating and living.
Two years ago.,.....
I thought I was on cloud 9. I thought I was ready for I had just earned my key chain. Life was grand and I even WROTE about it.
I almost cringed.
Two years ago..........
and yet.......I had to step back and realize that it was okay....I was okay. The fact remains that I have lost....I have gained....I have lost.....I have gained....and I have lost. Results not typical were added for those like me.
I have changed and grown in two years........
My teeth are finally DONE.
as far as weight watchers is concern......I have learned that it isn't so much weight watchers fitting into me, but me fitting into weight watchers so that we are compatible.
Without realizing it.....I have created streaks. GOOD streaks and the online site pointed that out to me. My active link highlighted a symbol pointing out that i had my longest streak going in obtaining.....correction...EARNING my baseline. It pushed me further to add on to those days. I made it to 24. Now, a new streak begins and I am OKAY with that. Tracking food on etools......never thought of that as a STREAK, but the trophies they proudly DISPLAY on my home page......made me more DETERMINED to keep it up. My streak is strong there. Since doing SF, I find it NECESSARY to KNOW my weeklies and APS so that I THINK and use my non power foods wisely......or unwisely if I so desire.....as long as I have enough in the "BANK".
In two years, I have LEARNED to not eat in front of my computer or tv. I now eat at the table or outside in this nice weather. I am FREE of distraction and have learned to savory my food.
In two years.....I have LEARNED to MAKE my food and not go the convenient route of processed. I MAKE what I shall enjoy and look forward too. I no longer SETTLE. Settling.......if I DO that, then I am NOT satisfied and MAKE up for it UNWISELY.
In two years.... I have LEARNED that the FIRST two bites are the BEST in savoring those high POINT valued foods and I don't NEED nor DESIRE the WHOLE thing like I once did.
In two years.....I have LEARNED to go with the foods that are in SEASON and make the most of them while I can.
In two years....I have LEARNED that I have to eat ALL my meals and not skip for that BIG EVENT later on that day. I treat the event as a special time all the same, but in moderation and compromises that are SATISFYING and not go OVERBOARD.
In two years....I realize that I am STILL learning and an open to that fact.
Two years ago, I relished my sparkler that was given to us. Tonight I shall do the same thing. I have set it out to light just before the fireworks. My husband asked me if I wanted MORE for he would go get some.
I thought for the longest time.......
and finally replied, "No. One is enough for me to REALLY enjoy."
and I shall!
HAPPY 4th TO ALL!
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