Goal Review

Monday, August 23, 2010

I sit here tonight very humbled. During my last goal review I mentioned being on my pity pot. Life has a strange way of providing some prospective and balance. This week I was confronted with a true crisis. Somehow I did manage to loose some weight and get some exercise in. We are never as fragile as we think. Nor do I have the resources or energy to waste them on events that don't require it. Although I wish the crisis never happened I still accept it with thankfulness as it was a learning experience that will be remembered.

I mention in my last review I bought a kettle bell and was a little fearful of it. This week on SP I found a great kettle bell group eager to help each other and giving out sound advice. I should have listen a little closer to the comment "just because you can do more doesn't mean you should" as I got so much into practicing my swings that I cannot call it a burn -I am sore!

I joined the Twenty-eight Day Boot camp hoping it will help me reach the 5% weight loss goal for my Butterfly Team Challenge. I have been loosing one pound a week and I want to step up as I need to loose 5 pounds in 3 weeks if I am going to meet my goal.

For my Spark Buddies and my Spark Teams, my apologies for being absent so much this week. I value you all!
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    If I could lose one lb a week, I would have a celebration. Perhaps due to my thyroid is excruciatingly slow...and my body has NO forgiveness...I lose weight only if I am pristine and exercise like a fiend. Take the pound and run with it!!
    I just read about kettlebells and watched a video...sounds like it is the hot new exercise...looks like it could be dangerous if one has joint or back issues...hmmm...
    3516 days ago
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    You ARE losing! Even if we don't all reach the 5% (and I may not!!!), we are all still winners (or losers). We are here. We are supporting each other. We raise each other up. We kick each other in the rear when we need to. I may be alone in that attitude--maybe I'm not competitive as some, but just being here is what it's all about for me! Although, I must admit, I keep plugging along because I don't want to let my teams down.

    As for the pity party----I believe that's what I did on
    Saturday and I blogged about it too.

    Hang in there, girl!!!!


    3516 days ago
    I've thrown a few of those pity parties happens....but you're right, we can not or should not...waste time worrying over something that might or might not happen or for some imagined slight..that said, we are human and we do strange things sometimes.....what we have to do is get back up and get back on track, check out some friends' blogs on here or message some friends to help you through it.....I know that just reading some of these amazing blogs at times really gets my spirits up and gets my flame which may have been flickering to shooting sky high....

    The truth is we are amazing people, who have more strength and courage dealing with real crisis than we often give ourselves credit for.....we have an inexhaustible core of strength that stands us in good stead in times of are an awesome and powerfully strong and determined person.....:)

    We can do this.....we are butterflies who soar the are a part of the butterflies....we all have some down times so don't worry about it....just continue to be a part of the team....
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    Comment edited on: 8/23/2010 5:24:20 PM
  • LEXIE63
    I'm sorry to hear you have been in a crisis situation this last week. I hope that whatever it is has been resolved now, and that your life is back to normal.

    It is only too easy to overdo playing with new toys, as I have found out myself. I hope the sore eases quickly for you. Take a day off if necessary to give it a chance to heal. :-)

    Good luck with the Bootcamp!
    Lex xxx
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    3516 days ago
    Good luck and the goal you are setting for your self are realistic you can do it!! Keep up the great work. I am trying to stay focused on one pound a week and if I lose any more that is a bonus but I am just staying focused on eating the right amount of portions and exercise just about every day!.

    3516 days ago
    We value you too, we need your responses, on the posts, we need your exercise minutes, blog & comments pts, we need your weight lost, to help the team, but MOST IMPORTANT WE NEED YOU as a BUTTERFLY. We fly together, We soar those skies, We face each challenge with a competitive nature, We will all succeed!

    Togetherness is Good

    Onward & Downward
    3516 days ago
    GO GET 'EM BUTTERFLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3516 days ago
    1lb a week is great!!
    3516 days ago
    Congrats on the focus of your goals and 1# a week! They add up. :-))) Hoping for God's grace to carry you during this crisis. {{{hugs}}} Susan
    3516 days ago
    slow and steady wins the race...well done on the 1lb/week ...
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  • CAROLYN0107
    Congratulations on the weight you've lost. Also, 5 pounds in three weeks sounds reasonable. You seem focused so you should be able to make your goals.
    3516 days ago
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