Friday, February 01, 2013
Even though I have "been" a SparkPerson, it wasn't until Round 21 (current) that I realized what this group of wonderful women mean to me.
Let me explain....Round 19 I was (and at times ) a "newbie" to BLC and did not know what to expect. When I looked at the teams, I, of course being the overachiever that I am, picked one of the more challenging teams to be on, and they accepted me. I was on a different weight loss sites bootcamp challenge before this, so I was comparing the two in my head and trying to figure out if I made a HUGE mistake by joining my team (CAMO). What if I failed? What did CAMO expect from ME? And then there were the weekend challenges...oyi! I made it through round 19 with a couple battle wounds but felt happy with my results. Then came round 20..now I was taking 2 college classes while working 1 full time job, one part time job and taking care of my family. I thought for sure I was going to fail, and many times I wanted to quit--mainly because I felt I wasn't able to fully give myself to this group of ladies, I kept asking myself "HOW in the WOLD do the post EVERY DAY???? WITH PERSONSALS to boot?? Surely I am failing them.
These lovely ladies did not see me this way---they saw me as a team mate who was busy and accepted my drive by posts.. They sent me goodies and reminders that I am worth being happy and successful, and they were there to support me.
Now we are in Round 21, and I made a commitment to myself to post everyday and read the posts of my fellow teammates. In the past two weeks (and longer), I realized these wonderful women are just like ME--we are women struggling with weight loss. kids, jobs, family, eating, stress, self doubt and self loathing. We are sisters We are friends, We are teammates who leaves no one behind. Today I realized how much these women mean to me--they inspire me, they motivate me, and they accept me for who I am...a CAMO.