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What I've Gotten From the BLC

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What I've Gotten from the BLC:

About two years ago a sparkfriend invited me to be on a team called the BLC. I didn't want to join a new spark group but she really needed people on her team so I thought I'd do her a favor. Little did I know she was doing me a favor.

The BLC is a private team that runs for 12 weeks, then you take a short break and start another challenge for 12 weeks. The theme for this team is the same as for The Biggest Loser, whichever team and whichever member loses the most weight each week gets their name in lights. I've been a member and either a captain or co-captain every cycle ever since I got my first taste of this wonderful team. I have made wonderful friends who I never would have met otherwise. I have learned how important it is to keep moving, to keep eating right, to keep drinking my water and to get back on track every time I fall.

During this time in my life, things are getting busy. I have no time for the computer on the weekends and I cannot give up exercise and sleep during the work week for the computer. Therefore I have made a difficult decision to not join this next round. I will miss the interactions with the people and will miss the crazy challenges and fun games but I have to think of what is happening in my life and where my life is going.

I hope that the friends I have made will still be there either on facebook or on other spark groups or even through our spark pages and blogs. For those special ones that we've talked about meeting in person, I truly hope we still get to do that. I don't want to lose the friendships I've built but I do have to face the facts that there are only so many hours in each day and I have to prioritize what time I do have outside of work.

This is a very difficult decision for me and I hope that no one takes it personally because it has nothing to do with the BLC or the people. It just has to do with time constraints. I can't say what the future holds. I may be back for the next round or the round after that. Just know that whatever the future holds, all the BLC members will be in my heart and in my prayers and I will never forget you and will always appreciate the opportunity you have given to me. I am proud to say that I am a TEAL TROOPER and TEAL TROOPERS ROCK!
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  • YESYOUCAN4
    Donna, life does change and you have to do what is best for you, I so hear you on the time problem...

    You've always made time for each and everyone of us and it's time you kick back and take care of you!

    Love you girl! emoticon
    3450 days ago
  • ANITAGOODBODY
    Donna - Teal Troopers do rock!! And you were a big part of the rockin! Life changes and that is a good thing -- Take care of business and take time for a glass of chardonnay- emoticon
    3452 days ago
  • SHANTODD420
    Donna,
    It was great getting to know you this time around. If you want you can email me on spark and then you can add me on facebook if you would like. I would love to stay in touch.

    Hugs,
    shannon
    3455 days ago
  • JHOPPER
    Donna, you have given so much of yourself to BLC, it's time to think of YOU and what you need to do for yourself! We will miss you terribly, rest assured of that! And yes indeedy, I expect to meet you at one of the get togethers that have been talked about! Can't wait! Will definitely keep in touch, and will look for you to come back - when the time is right, for YOU! Loveya gal!
    3455 days ago
  • MA_DIDDLES
    Donna emoticon R U still going to find time for those Firefighters? (gigglin here)

    I am not a Teal Trooper anymore, but still rockin with SP, it is soooo addicting. I find my self still yo-yoing, but not giving up. NEVER!!

    Wishing you well in your new priorities and the decisions you feel you had to make.

    emoticon to ya girl! MA
    3459 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7898490
    emoticon you have taken care of us now is your time
    3459 days ago
  • MABELL1WFTX
    Thisd is hard to read but I realize you have to do what your life has in store for you. We have done a lot together and I have come to think so very much of you and respect you so very much. You have taught me so much and helped me so very much in my journey through BLC. You are a special person in so many ways. Thank you for being such a special friend. You will always be in my heart and never forgotten.

    3459 days ago
  • MASTERCARE
    Really ...it is about you . I understand the time constraint. Friends will always be there....the real ones.

    You have done so much for BLC....time to do for yourself. You shall be missed.....terribly.......on that daily bases.....

    BLC was lucky to have you.....so you know.

    See ya ...for sure!
    3459 days ago
  • HOPE2011
    I just did the same thing, but I don't know if it was the same group challenge or not - there seem to be a lot of Biggest Loser teams out there... At any rate, I knew I could not commit to being the team member I needed to be and so I dropped out. Maybe next time, as you said. I think everyone understands, so don't sweat it.

    Best of luck with all you do!
    3460 days ago
  • SSDOWNS
    You got to do what you got to do.

    I am so with you girl.

    I will be seeing you around.
    Take care my friend

    3462 days ago
  • EGRAMMY
    emoticon You have such a great heart. And you are wise to pace as you need to at this time. Best wishes.
    3462 days ago
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