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Musings on BLC25

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One of the items for the final Weekend Challenge was to blog on what this round meant to me. Obviously, I didn't get it done then, but I'm ready to write now.

I wasted the round in many ways. I took a nasty fall and got some major injuries. Fortunately, I went to Medical Float status. Unfortunately, I didn't continue to be a full member of the team. I did what I could on a couple of WCs. I was lurking, but not posting. A couple of good things happened outside of SparkPeople. We've shared our house with #2 son David and his boys for almost a year now. During this round, David got engaged to a lady who makes him laugh - a very good thing! And he FINALLY was able to add Marshall, his oldest son, to the family after 6 years of trying for custody. I guess his Mom finally just gave up. (Previous blog).

Once I could put full weight on my right leg again and resume walking, things should have fallen into place. But no. I quit doing the right things, and resumed too many of my previous bad habits that caused my weight issues in the first place. And guess what - they still cause weight gain! I weighed for the first time in over a month, and I'm up 8 pounds. So I'm ending this round above where I was in BLC23, my first round.

But today, I'm choosing not to term this round a lost cause. I'm choosing to post my weight on the team page later today, knowing that it (fortunately) won't count against the team. Then I'll be back on the chat thread and stay there during this time between rounds. And I'll be registering for BLC26. I'll also be finishing up on getting my plan of action for between rounds "gelled" and written down in a subsequent blog, tomorrow or Friday.
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    I am so happy you are #1, back on your feet, both of them; and #2, that Marshall is finally with David and all of you and soon he will be put into the system so he can get the medical attention he needs; and #3, that David found a lovely woman who makes him laugh! I think laughter is a critical element in a relationship that is often overlooked or dismissed. When a couple is too old to do anything (I should say if) in the whoopee department or even walk, they can laugh together! And, that is important! OK, all I can say is good for you for not giving up completely and welcome back!!
    1297 days ago
    emoticon Pamela!!! So HAPPY to see you posting with us again...and also hoping you will be joining our team BLT for round 26!!!
    We LOVE having you on the team!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Janice
    1307 days ago
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