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Being a Co-Captain

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So during the last BLC challenge, a question was put the team - have you ever thought of being a co-captain. Um...no. And my initial thought was not to respond. Then I thought - why haven't I thought about it? It wasn't the first time the question was asked.

I would say my main reason last year was my health. I went through nine months of limited everything. It was exhausting being sick - I've never been sick. How could I possibly be a captain and motivate anyone when I was barely making it through myself?

Then I thought - why am I still here? I'm still here because I had an amazing captain - Shannon. I felt lousy for months on end - most days I was doing good to go to work and then right home to bed and rest but she just kept saying 'do what you can' which meant food - I could do the food part of any challenge. Did I have a significant weight loss? Nope...but I'm still here...I'm still trying and during the last challenge I believe I lost about 7 lbs.

So can I be that captain? That person who can help people when they are down and don't think they can do it. I think I can...which is why this time I said -yes, I would be a co-captain.

I'm sure I won't be perfect - I'm sure I will make mistakes but if I can give back even a little of what was given to me - I will have made a difference to someone. People sometimes don't realize how they touch your life - and even when you tell them - they still don't realize it. So I'm proud to say for this round - I will be supporting Cappie Shannon as a co-captain!
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  • NANA-B-FITZ
    emoticon Have Fun
    2242 days ago
  • K8TERTOTS
    Yes you can!! It's day one and you are already a motivating inspiration to me!!!
    2258 days ago
  • VICKYLYLES
    Great that you are doing this! I'm a leader of a group. I've learned a lot through my journey and I love trying to help people along the way in their journey.
    2258 days ago
  • DEEEBEE
    That's really good, stepping up and taking on increased responsibility. You are right...most people don't do that. You can be proud and who doesn't make mistakes?

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    2258 days ago
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