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This round of the BLC/goals for in between and next round

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Okay... so this has not been my best round.

All I can say about that is that between both physical and mental health issues, I've managed to go way up this round, rather than down. Whatever. My fault and I OWN it.

BUT... still would have been in much worse shape without the BLC.

One of the things that is BEST about Spark are the amazing, supportive teams that you can find everywhere. One of the key components of health/weight loss is having support you can count on. And boy, have I had that support, both through the BLC and other wonderful teams that I've been part of in the past.

For me, the BLC, and Azure specifically, is the fit that is just right. I feel extremely lucky to have found that combination.

But even with the best support, this battle with weight, at least for me, is all in my head. If I'm on my game, I succeed. Maybe not with the speed I want, but I do succeed.

I've had the extreme pleasure, however, of seeing two MOMs on my team who are just amazing, several others who are losing, losing, losing and someone who's had a healthy pregnancy.

My goals for between this Wednesday (when Round 27 ends) and the start of the next round, is to get back to at least 30 minutes of exercise five days/week, tracking 6/7 days and hopefully lose 5 lbs. I don't usually set weight goals, but I want to get a good start on moving the scale down again.

During the next round, I am going to regain my good habits of tracking and exercise. I am going to find good "tools" for stress relief that don't involve food. I am going to participate in, and complete (or best I can given a few physical limitations), whatever my team mate, Evelyn, throws at me via TnT. And I am going to be a good team mate who can inspire others.

I started out in the paragraph above phrasing each section with "I want to", but then realizing I needed to switch it to "I am going to". And I am. So there. emoticon
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  • MAURIZIA
    Jen, I think this difficult winter with its colds, etc. did many of us in. My Winter Challenge was barely successful...and it didn't take me long to find those 3 lbs I lost - plus some. I am working on telling myself it's okay and I will find my mojo again. Luckily, our Positive Bloggers daily challenge was about focusing on our goals, objectives, for all parts of life. Exactly what I need to do as I enter the 3rd week of the 5% Spring Challenge. We can do this!!

    You are so right about finding the right people to support us and that we are blessed with finding those people here at SP.

    Good luck - I know you will do the best you can - and I'm GOING TO do it as well. Thanks for the inspiration...and hugs!
    1678 days ago
  • ZELLAZM
    Good on you for making the "want tos" into "going tos" --- and you are! Onward to the next round!
    1685 days ago
  • ZANNACHAN
    You can do this!

    A lot of people I know seem to be really struggling this round (myself included in many ways) but you are so right that just by doing the best we can while we are struggling and the support and encouragement (and accountability!) of our teammates helps us do better than we would have on our own.
    1688 days ago
  • ONTHEPATH2
    Best of luck in this round of the BLC challenge! Great to see you are still sparking!!! WooHoo!

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    1689 days ago
  • SUSANELAINE1956
    It was a hard round, for sure. I'm glad you are feeling more focused now and want to make those goals. I know you can do it! emoticon
    1690 days ago
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  • GLMOM2
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    Go for it!!

    I, too, need to focus on my tracking to get the weight to moving OFF not on!

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    1690 days ago
  • KIPSTER52
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    1690 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    You absolute are going to.

    It sounds like your head is back in the game, so the only way is down (for the scale that is)

    Have a great day
    1690 days ago
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  • COOLMAMA11
    Great Blog Jen, a lot of us on the team put in a hard winter with illness, it definitely wasn't an easy round, but we never give up, we will be the best we can be! emoticon

    Elaine
    1690 days ago
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