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Quitting BLC23

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

With all the things going on here at home I am quitting the BLC23 I know this lets the team down but I have to do what is best for me. I need to simplify things and that means trimming down stuff.
Keeping to simple Challenges will be easier for me like the 5% Challenge and one or two challenges on different Team's I am on.

The BLC23 is all a bit too much for me and I know that I will not be able to continue so better to admit it and bow out now. It is not easy to say that I will quit and it nothing to do with the team it is all the stuff going on here, it has taken its toll on me and my Husband who has taken it all very hard and it has affected his health as well.

There is no point saying stop for a week and then go back I need to simplify things and the BLC is not simple it is means committing to a lot of things and I really cannot keep it going this time. I loved the BLC22 and found it fun and really enjoyable so it is nothing to do with the BLC itself. There is a lot to do with the BLC's and you do need time to do it all. Right now I need that time for Us that may sound selfish of me but need to this.

I hate letting people down but feel it is better to do this than end up not doing things and being put on the side lines as a none participant that would be far worse.

I will still be doing the 5% Challenge as we do Exercise one other thing each week the same goes for other teams and that is what I need right now.
Messages have been sent to BLC Admin and posted on the FFF team as well I know it will probably annoy people but I hope they will understand.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SEATTLE58ANEW 10/18/2013 6:17PM

    Paula, I have to say that I had to quit BLC23 too, so we're in the same boat. I understand you fully! It was to much for me with having RA and then also to keep up with all the other teams I was on. It's so good that we're listening to our bodies and then we can tell just how much we can do and can't. Also, my computer was working so very slow to load several of the message boards so that was one of the reasons too. I'm so sorry that your DH is having health issues and I hope that he'll be feeling lots better real soon. Take care my dear.

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/18/2013 4:36PM

    You just have to do what you need too. I quit too. I have so many other commitments and I feel like I have taken on too much. I loved the blc too and it isn't anything about that. I loved my team. It just isn't for me right now. Paula you are not a quitter and neither am I, we just need time.

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MONAKIN314 10/16/2013 11:00AM

    Paula - sorry to hear your husband is not doing well. I signed up of the BLC and then quickly realized that I could not commit the time needed to that challenge and dropped out to. It is a hard decision but you always have to do what is best for you and your family. I am glad you are sticking with the Starfish! Please let us know if we can help in any way. emoticon emoticon

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SLEEPERELLA 10/16/2013 10:36AM

    I love the new owl theme emoticon
Hang in there!

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WATERONE 10/15/2013 7:25PM

    emoticon It's important to keep things at a level where you can thrive and it sounds like this was negatively impacting that. You made the best decision for you and that is what is important. Take care of yourself!

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KIMPY225 10/15/2013 5:10PM

    Keep doing what YOU need to do!
Good luck with whichever challenges you feel comfortable doing!

Best of luck with the 5% challenge!

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TRUCKERSMRS 10/15/2013 1:56PM

    I know how guilty you feel about quitting but after all that has gone on you need to prioritise yourself and DH. We understand and are here for you.
Once home life has returned to a better balance you can always re-join the BLC...

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A_NEW_CHAPTER 10/15/2013 12:39PM

    I did the same thing - it just wasn't a good fit for me and when I realized I felt more guilty about quitting because I didn't want to let the team down, I knew that I was making the team a priority rather than making my own goals the priority. The team is there to support you in your goals, and if it's not working, you're doing the right thing.

It's a hard choice to make but you have to do what's best for you. Everyone will understand, it's an incredibly supportive team.
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ROCKPORT9 10/15/2013 10:16AM

    You are special to us and we are here to support you, care about you. I hope your life finds more joy soon. emoticon hugs, Laurel

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L*I*T*A* 10/15/2013 9:53AM

    you need to do what works for you right now......
life happens.............all the best...........
blessings and hugs.............lita

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DOLLFACEDX 10/15/2013 9:30AM

    Paula, I will echo YO~YOLANDA's statement re FLOATER. . .this status allows participation - or NO participation - for you as fits your current schedule and needs and allows your team to continue to provide to you support.

I was curious to read you participate in the 5% challenge - to which team do you belong?

Do take care of you. . .of DH. . .that is your priority. Do allow us to support and help you along this very difficult path.


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HILLRUNNER 10/15/2013 9:07AM

    All the best to you and keep moving forward to allow you to reach the goals you have set.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 10/15/2013 8:09AM

    I understand. I support and value your decision if it is best for you at this time. Interesting option that Yo-Yolanda has suggested about being a floater. Perhaps that would work for you? Whatever you decide, my wish for you is Peace of Mind, Health of Body, and Joy of Spirit. You will always be my FFF teammate and SparkFriend.
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NASFKAB 10/15/2013 6:40AM

  you have to do what is best for you & your husband sad that what has happened but pray that one day it will come out well

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YO~YOLANDA 10/15/2013 6:25AM

    Awwww...This makes me sad....but, I know REAL LIFE Always comes FIRST...

When Life gets so busy...That is precisely when we should Draw Closer...To help us make it through some tough times...and Never Alone...With the care, concern, and SUPPORT of your Team...Though most often times, it is human-nature to want to withdraw when things get tough and hectic...

I wonder if you have considered going FLOATER rather than quit...and that way you can post as much, or as little as you would like, you can still get the encouragement and Support of your Team, You can pick and choose the Challenges you WANT to do...Everything is at your own pace...There are no time-lines...Of course on the flip side...Your numbers No longer count For or Against Your Team...and you are no longer counted in the rankings...but at least it is better that not being here at all...Especially if you Love being in the BLC...

If it is a matter of your Team maybe not being the Fit you had hoped for...You can talk to Admin and see if they might be able to move you to a Team that may serve you better. Remember Every Team and Flavor is Different...

I am sad to hear this news...I do hope you will consider FLOATER before Quitting...I see by the numbers that you are Ranked right in the middle...and you have been holding your own...Maybe if you can take the pressure off of time-lines, you might still be a part of it and get the Support from your PHOENIX Friends...I hope things work out for you...In the end...Things usually work out the way they are supposed to.


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POPSY190 10/15/2013 5:56AM

    I hope you can get into a less stressful frame of mind. Sorry to see you go from BL but you are right to act on your assessment of what you can undertake. Glad I'll still see you on the 5%!

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ADAPTOR 10/15/2013 4:21AM

    This whole website is about doing things that are healthy for you and de-stressing your life. I think this decision reflects you doing just that. I understand. I am glad you see the need to simplify. Take care my friend.

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