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BLC21: Week One ….. Just Do It


Saturday, January 19, 2013



The theme for this, the first week of BLC21 is Just Do It! Aligning with that theme the weekend challenge which runs from Friday through Monday, requires us to choose, tackle and break-through the barrier of one obstacle that has been holding us back. The directives of the challenge further stated …. it could be something you fear. Maybe something that makes you feel silly. Something that you think you can't do. Have you told yourself that you're too old/heavy/out of shape to do something? Maybe you've been putting something off for tomorrow, and tomorrow hasn't ever came. Talk about perfect timing … This week’s theme is spot on!!! As a matter of fact when I read the challenge I smiled - the kind of smile that you get from a 5 year old who gets caught with her hand in the cookie jar! Just before I read what the challenge would be, I was sitting there thinking of ways to get out of posting a before picture for the challenge … I know that at some point or the other the “before and after picture” suggestion would surface and so my plan was to just post a partial “shot” just so I could get the points for “completing” the requirements.

I am a very private person with an outgoing personality ... talk about oxymoron lol! I just don’t like to be in the “lime light” and this disposition sometimes work against me in more ways than one. For instance, it carries over into my weight loss effort in that I will experience many non scale victories but seldom give recognition to, or celebrate them as such because that would mean making these victories “public.” Another offshoot of my “liking to stay in the background” is avoiding having my pictures taken /“public.” This, yet again is another instance of working against my weight loss effort … minimizing the use of visualizing - a powerful tool when it comes to weight loss. Anyways, I am working on changing this attitude and this weekend’s challenge affords me an excellent opportunity to make great strides in this effort. In stead of posting a partial “shot” like I had planned on doing, I am going to make this a true challenge - I have decided to JUST DO IT!!! I will post a FULL BODY shot of me and will even throw in a “close up head shot (not very recent but a big step forward for me!) Here goes:








You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do ... Eleanor Roosevelt

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 1/28/2013 10:55PM

    Yaaaayyyy!!! Good for you! Pushing those boundaries will help you find that inner butterfly that is just waiting to metamorphosize into being.

Please feel free to share your successes with us. They are so motivating to you, but also to us!

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SHOES17 1/28/2013 9:05PM

    That is awesome. You are beautiful! I think in the last shot I see a hint of a smile. :) Keep Smiling!! emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/25/2013 8:19AM

    emoticon ... you will just be more beautiful after the challenge. Even though we are on different BLC21 teams, we all win!

Have a wonderful weekend emoticon

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MAVSMOM2 1/20/2013 3:16PM

    You did it! It's nice to put a face to the name now! You look wonderful. Good job getting past that fear.

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LISAMG1220 1/20/2013 11:25AM

    Wonderful Blog!! I loved reading it. You rock!

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MSPATOOTY 1/20/2013 10:26AM

    That's fantastic!

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WATCHMEGO! 1/20/2013 10:01AM

    Great job!

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MAGGIEVAN 1/19/2013 9:50PM

    Good on you for facing your fear and to do it anyway. All the best for this round of BLC.

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TREE57 1/19/2013 9:23PM

    WAY TO DO IT JEN! emoticon



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1KSBEST 1/19/2013 7:42PM

    Jen, there you are and you had me all scared.

Love seeing you, and love you for all the smiles you've sent my way.
Thanks for being my SP friend and posting all your wonderful encouragement.

Your mate,
Karen

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LJR4HEALTH 1/19/2013 5:53PM

    WTG Jen you sure did do it ! It is so true we may not like having our pictures taken but they really do help us on this journey!

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BUSYMOM911 1/19/2013 5:52PM

    Hey, Jen! I finally see what you look like! That wasn't so bad, was it?

Thanks for getting out of your comfort zone. I'm looking forward to great things from you these next 11-12 weeks.

We can S-O-A-R together.
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TEDYBEAR2838 1/19/2013 4:35PM

    WEIGH-2-GO GIRL!

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PATTYJ48 1/19/2013 4:01PM

    You are beautiful inside and out. I was afraid to post my picture too but said, why not. You sound a lot like me. People that I know don't believe that I am a shy person. Until I get to know you, I just sit back and listen. Once we are friends, you can't shut me up.

Good luck on your journey and Just Do It. emoticon emoticon

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