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Once upon a BL Challenge

Friday, November 18, 2011

173- That's 11 pounds higher than I was in October. TOM came on Saturday so I was even down 2 or so from the beginning of the week. Ugh, I can't cross my legs (again) and my thighs rub until they are raw. (I had to wear Glide to walk to work!)

So just in time (to save myself from myself) I happened upon a BL Team that was starting. No wait list, stats don't have to be on Spark and yes, it's for a little cash. If I don't win and don't gain any weight I'm out $7 and two stamps. If I win I'd get over $100. I'm not much of a gambler but $7 is $7. It's the meal at McDonalds that I won't be eating for the next 7 weeks.

I'll admit it. I have no excuse. I don't have 8 family dinners I need to go to during the holiday season, I have maybe 2. I even have a new job as an admin at a hospital. It's a 3 minute walk from my apartment. I'll be home almost an hour earlier than I have been for the past year and it's still a full time job and pays more too. I can walk home for lunch. I can pack a lunch. I don't even walk by a restaurant on the way down. I can exercise before dark. And on Monday I'll find out if they cover a gym membership. It's like someone is looking over me (Nanna?) and gave me the best fitting job/location/pay/opportunity that I've ever had just after my 31st birthday.

And now to be a part of this team. I can feel the excitement through the glowing screen of my computer. It's like going to a party with all new friends that you are guaranteed to like. I welcome you all and at the end whoever wins I'll send them a portioned bag of macadamia nuts. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSB8604 11/21/2011 11:18AM

    I have no doubt that your Nanna is watching over you to make sure you have everything you need. Make the best of it girly, you SO can do this.

You will be VICTORIOUS!

emoticon emoticon !

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FLGIRL1234 11/20/2011 3:15PM

    wHOO HOO! Glad to be doing this with you too girl! Let's do this~

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CHANGINGMORGAN 11/20/2011 3:10PM

    Super excited to be a part of this! I'm so glad we're all into this!

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JUSTJUSTY 11/19/2011 5:17PM

    Sounds like you've put a lot of thought into this! GREAT!!! This is so exciting!! Can't wait to munch down on those macadamia nuts!! LOL

That's a great idea. I too have a little something extra to send to the winners! I made up some pins with the Sparkpeople logo from They came out real cute.


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STARR3575 11/19/2011 4:38PM

    You can do this! It sounds like you have a lot of things already in place now it's just up to you. Stay focused and you've got it! emoticon emoticon

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FITBECKSRN24 11/18/2011 10:38PM

    great post! so excited for you and all these wonderful opportunities coming your way =)

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GRAPEIDEA 11/18/2011 10:25PM

    What a wonderful post! I am a tad jealous of your amazing commute :). OK, a lot jealous. :) :).

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JACQUELINEJO 11/18/2011 6:31PM

    It sounds like everything is lined up so that you can ROCK this challenge! You'll be down those 11 lbs and more in no time. :)

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 11/18/2011 5:14PM

    You will be rid of that 11 lbs in NO time :) especially with the help of our AWESOME team :)

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KAILIIA 11/18/2011 4:00PM

    This is so awesome! I'm sure this is going to be a tough 7 weeks but we have so many things to look forward to, not the least of which is making some new friends in the process.

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JENLRC80 11/18/2011 3:19PM

    So excited for this challenge with all these great new friends joining in this big weight loss party. We are all going to do fabulous!

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BELIEVINGINME31 11/18/2011 3:15PM

    Ok...I want to win just for the NUTS! hehe....I think we will all do fabulous! And if we don't win we will have still lost a little weight, gain a grip of new wonderful people in our lives and had a blast doing it!

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RAINIDAYSUN 11/18/2011 3:08PM

    You are going to do great! WE are going to do great! Even if we're not the "biggest loser" we will all lose, we will all be winners, and at the end of the day that is what is going to make us happy!!

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CHANGINGMORGAN 11/18/2011 2:56PM

    I am so so so so excited for all of this!!!

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