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Challenging Round 27- Has Come to an End- and I survived:)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The BLC Round 27 has come to an end and it is time to reflect on my experience in this round.

I was a member of the emoticon Azure Destination emoticon Team and we had the chance to visit the Scarlet Seals and the Camo Crew two very amazing teams of people that I grew to have a lot of respect for both of their knowledge and their support and friendship offered - I will forever be grateful for that. emoticon

This Round brought many challenges for me both health wise and personal . I was dealing with a lot of family issues with my Mom in the nursing home and my un-cooperative family.

I also was doing the 100-Day Challenge and had chosen to put in 15 minutes a day of de-cluttering. I took that to the excess and got a lot done and managed to get three entire rooms done (4 months worth) before my doctor trip to Dallas. When I returned from my doctors trip I found that my home had been robbed - my de-cluttering had actually made it easier for the robbers to find the valuable items emoticon because they didn't have to dig thru the clutter- this totally attempted to derail my Mojo for the Round.

I got mad, frustrated,depressed - a lot of different emotions but I knew I couldn't give up I had an awesome team that I had committed myself to and I think that is what it's all about. They were there for me to support and encourage me even when I didn't think I could go on and even though I didn't deserve their help because I wasn't strong enough to give any back at the time - they stood behind me. You should never underestimate the impact being a part of team means to your well being both physically and mentally- without it I probably would have plummeted over the deep end and started eating out of control and gained back everything. I am hoping that I will be able to be a more effective supporter and be able to encourage more in Round 28.

This is a summary of my accomplishments from Round 27.

I ended the Round as a emoticon Steady Shrinker (meaning I lost weight each of the 12 weeks sometimes only a 0.1 of a pound but hey it was a loss emoticon ) for a total of 6.8. The doctors goal weight for me was 135.

Weigh-In emoticon
1/14 143.8
1/21 143.3
1/28 143
2/4 141.3
2/11 141
2/18 140.5
2/26 140
3/4 139.6
3/11 139
3/18 138.6
3/25 138.5
4/1 138
4/8 137

Fitness Test Results
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Week One

Full PLank ...................51 seconds
Half Jumping jack........39
one mile walk............19.2 minutes

Week Twelve

Full PLank ...................78 seconds
Half Jumping jack.........65
one mile walk............17.45 minutes


Full PLank ...................27 seconds +
Half Jumping jack.......26+
one mile walk.............2.35 minutes+

So the verdict is even though I had many health issues from MS relapses, heart problems due to complications from the infection from surgery, and several falls - I did have a successful round as far as my journey is concerned.

It may have seemed like an unsuccessful Round in some aspects as far as my always being there for others which is what I want to be for my teammates not only on this team but on other teams like my Westies and Chair Exercise Team. I have spent numerous weeks without internet, without a workable phone, without plumbing (had to go to another house for over a week), without heat for 2 weeks during the coldest part of the year we had ever seen in Arkansas , without electricity (I have a really bad landlord-lol- in the process of trying to pack now) Many other issues not worth going in to detail , but I kept coming back in between I know my life began to sound like a badly written soap opera and I just wanted to change the plot. I am hoping that the plot will change dramatically in Round 28 and it will turnaround where I can once again help and support my teammates.>

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I would like to give a special thanks to the captains for all their hours spent making this team work and keeping us on our toes .

I would especially like to thank the BLC ADMIN without them we would be able to keep these teams going they work round the clock and I really appreciate all the effort that goes into what they do. You are emoticon

Well good luck to everyone during the break. And thanks again to all who participate in the BLC,
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    Beth-here is to a wonderful BLC 28, with less drama this go round~
    2192 days ago
    WOW! emoticon
    Your reflection on your Challenge trek is very motivating. You are a leader!!!
    2224 days ago
    "Unsuccessful round"?? Are you kidding me? Despite many challenges, you made progress. That is fantastic! emoticon Keep going, and you will get there!
    2225 days ago
    Bless your Heart, you have had such an emotional roller coaster this year. emoticon on doing such an emoticon job on the Challenge.
    your so close to your goal.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon you did it.
    2226 days ago
    Beth - You had a fantastic round. When you factor in all the issues that came up, it was unbelievable how well you did! So proud of you and happy for you. You are always such an inspiration to the rest of us, and we always know no matter what that you are giving it your all. I know it makes me want to do better. You are always an asset to Azure. emoticon
    2226 days ago
    Oh my goodness, Beth - you are NEVER not a support! And you've had such a round. I can't get over everything you do for us ALL.

    And yes, congratulations over and over for being a steady shrinker despite all of this! And... you are so close to GOAL and I just know you'll be our third MOM next round!!!

    You are so emoticon !!!!
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    2226 days ago
    What a great blog. I know that you've had a lot to overcome both physically and emotionally but you did a fantastic job. You should be very proud of yourself and what you've accomplished!

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    2226 days ago
    Beth, that's a terrible story about the break in. Congratulations on your BLC 27 progress!
    2226 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I have found sparkfriends & teams to have a profound impact on my well being ~ I'm so glad you persevered through the problems and are emerging on the other side... well done :)
    2226 days ago
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    Beth - I always feel privileged to be your team-mate, and your friend, and you give me so much

    Awesome job on your fitness test and being a steady shrinker - you are AMAZING
    2226 days ago
    emoticon Beth, you are a wonderful, caring woman, and I'm so glad to have met you on the BLC, Congrats on being a steady shrinker, and also on the improvement on your Fitness test, You are an inspiration to me, despite all your health issues you continue to be a great example to all of us!

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    2226 days ago
    Beth - You are an amazing woman! Congrats on the successes you had this round in spite of everything!
    2226 days ago
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