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Parting is such sweet sorrow....

Saturday, December 07, 2013

I joined BLC in round 9. A good spark friend, who also has become a good friend that I have met and text on a regular basis, got me in. I loved my first round as a Peach. I think because it was new and exciting to me. I thought our group was close knit and tons of fun. We gave our all on challenges and we also CHATTED. I remember fondly one Saturday afternoon when a teammie was at the home opener for the NEW Yankee stadium. The Yankees lost miserably and we kept talking and feeling bad for our friend.

The round I was closest too were the TROOPERS. I am still friends with many from that round. We didn't do so well with the challenges, but we sure had fun and loved one another.

The round I am proudest of......is the current round...the SUNSET STINGRAYS. The team for the FIRST round has done well....even had our name in LIGHTS once. I have to say....I think that Lori is the best captain ever. I do. She is organized and thoughtful. I also like the people on the team.

I have learned a lot from BLC. I may have learned nutrition from weight watchers, but my fitness solely comes from BLC. For me, having both have been my keys for the road of success.

Never in my wildest dreams would I consider doing a half marathon. In May of 2015....I shall embark on a trip to Ohio to meet up with fellow sparklers to participate. I shall be ready.

I owe BLC a lot....friends....fitness.....
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and so it is with bittersweet emotions....I have decided to step away.

I have not made this decision lightly.

As weight loss has happened and changed.......so have I.

I am more into MY program that works for me.

As some may have noticed....I am less on the computer and more into my unvirtual world. I am so into weight watchers and my time there has grown. My future with them will entail becoming a part time leader and I still love to write.

I have decided that my time in the virtual world will focus more on my friends and continued focus on nutrition as I train for my 13.1

It is sadness and joy I experience when I read posts for the upcoming round in January for BLC 24. I am happy for those that are continuing and for those that are beginning.

I wish you ALL the best........


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  • GAYEMC
    Mary, I didn't realize you were leaving us until just now. It will be sad not to see your riddles anymore. I wish you all the best as you move forward.
    Happy Holidays, Gaye
    2583 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    Mary,


    I sure hate to hear that you're leaving the Ray's. I was just getting to know you. Change is good sometimes and even though you'll be missed, I won't say goodbye but see you later.

    I pray all goes well with the marathon and as a WW leader


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    2595 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
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    2599 days ago
  • PEGGYO
    What can I say.
    2599 days ago
  • KELLYFROG
    I know I have only gotten to know you through 2 rounds but I really think you are great and will make a great leader in WW!
    2599 days ago
  • HEARTOFCHRIST
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    2600 days ago
  • KRZYKAT3
    Journeys need to follow their own heart an path. Moving on does not mean losing the past. Looking forward to new challenges blending with the old!
    2600 days ago
  • AMARILYNH
    Mary, you can continue to be a blessing through Weight Watchers!! Life is all about change, and I wish you the VERY best as you make this change. And we, your SparkFriends, will still be here - drop back in any time!!
    2600 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    I feel like I barely got to know you, and I have learned so much from you. Thank you for sharing BLC-23 with me! I am sorry to see that you won't be around for the next round, but I can see that you are growing in other directions. Change is good! Growth is great! I hope to still "see" you around sometimes.

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    2600 days ago
  • SUSANELAINE1956
    Best of luck! WW is lucky to have you as a part-time leader. I did WW for many years and a good leader makes such a big difference. emoticon
    2600 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14323789
    I agree it is not easy to say "good bye" to the ones who helped us get to where we are today. Then we hit a fork in the road, and have to make a decision. Some may like it, some may not, but, we need to be true to ourselves. Good luck to you on the next leg of your journey... Have fun training for your half marathon. emoticon
    2600 days ago
  • -THINQ-
    yes, good luck and best of wishes! i'm sure you'll be missed here, but just as sure that our loss will be WW's, and all the rest of your IRL world's great gain!

    we'll be here whenever you'd like to drop in!

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    2600 days ago
  • BJPENNY70
    Good luck with each stage of your life. Change is good.
    2600 days ago
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