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Summer 5% Challenge

Monday, June 18, 2018

I am a Teddy Bear!!!!

I am excited and ready to start the challenge!
Welcome to all my Teddy Bears and to all the other teams in the challenge. Time for some fun and challenges!

The Teddy picture on my banner represents myself and my 4 siblings and I (I am the middle one because I am the oldest) . These Memory Bears were made with our mom's nightgown so that we could each have a piece of her!


I am from Central Florida, married 28 years on 6/23, two sons and I am a 2nd grade teacher. This year is coming full circle due to lots of personal losses and challenges. However, I am committed to taking care of myself first so that I can then take care of others.

Summer Challenge Commitment:

This is the one year where I commit to really making time for myself. The past years I have neglected to really set aside my time and not let things get in the way. I feel that in order to help my family, children, friends, etc. I need to be healthy and the only way to achieve this is by looking out for number 1-ME

I will make sure that I take my gym clothes to work and leave work at my regular hour so that I can get to the gym and really have some ME time.

I don't want to sound selfish but I feel that I really need this time! I will track my food in take, and follow the LTGL.

A fragment of a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."

I believe we can all apply this to our lives!
I look at this constantly to help me on my way whenever I feel that I have not done my best!!

So let the Summer begin!!






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  • THROOPER62
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    132 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Oh, those little memory bears are the cat's meow! What a beautiful keepsake!

    For a time I was in a Teddy Bear making phase and made a bunch of them to sell at our little market. I think I got into them when we had our cabin in N. Carolina and whenever we went up there it was a magical family time.

    My rule was no t.v. so we had tons of time to play games, read, converse, and do crafty stuff. My big thing for a time was making Teddy Bears. There was a little shop downtown that had all of the eyes, and noses, and stuffing and some excellent 'bear fur'....those Teddy Bear making times were such beautiful memories. Just Josh, his dad, and I.

    We went rubber raft tubing in the cool mountain streams, did tons of hiking, went to local attractions and just enjoyed life as it should be enjoyed away from the rat race.

    Each evening we would all sit out on our covered porch and watch the sun go down over the mountains while rocking away in our rocking chairs. Sweet memories...I'm so happy we had them together.

    These sweet bears reminded me of that special, special time. emoticon
    144 days ago
  • CATE195
    I love the teddy's made with pieces from your Mom's nightgown! Yes this is time for you, it has been a tough year. emoticon
    146 days ago
  • NANASUEH
    What a sweet way to remember your mama. Teddy Bears do rock!

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    148 days ago
  • INSIGHT62
    What a creative and memorable way to create your teddy bears. Glad to see your uplifting spirit is all charged up for the summer challenge. TEDDY BEARS ROCK this summer!!!!!
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    148 days ago
  • ONEDAY_ILLWIN
    Love the bears! Have a great challenge!
    148 days ago
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