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October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

I hate to say this, but I'm going to say it. I joined a "challenge" this fall. I this is my first "active" challenge in more than a year. It is ME not the Challenge or the Team or Spark People it is ME. I have too many things going on in my personal life to worry about a challenge. I have accepted Responsibility for My Life. I know (it is ME not the Team). I find some of the "challenge stuff" just NOT that important to ME at this Time In My Life. When I joined said "challenge" I thought YES!!! I will Give it My ALL...and I have TRIED. But & that is a REALLY BIG BUTT (I have one). I am just not IN INTO IT to WIN It mode. OR to DO all the STUFF I feel is "Busy Work" (compiling points) that the people like me find just make ME feel frustrated. (Sorry to my very supportive Team.)

You Dear Team are all wonderful people and I really appreciate your support for this challenge. You have been so kind and supportive to me. I just wish I was totally INTO what ever the "challenge mode" may be. There is nothing wrong with Spark challenges, challenge teams or anything that makes us try HARDER to work toward our goals. Joining a challenge team this fall has just made me think about My Plan for My Life Journey. I hope all my team members meet their goals and really enjoy this challenge. I am sorry that I have realized this is not part of my plan. I will stay to the end of this challenge. I will try to be a good team member. I am sorry that I'm just not feeling motivated by the challenge.

I appreciate that the team members are all kind, supportive people and I love your encouragement & support. I love the team interaction. I just don't feel motivated by the rules of this challenge.
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    Some days I feel this way as well.
    Do whatever you can do. Every single point matters, every single point adds in to the totals. emoticon
    982 days ago
    Pat, you are busy and things have to fit. Motivation and commitment are not static, they flourish and weaken over time. Those of us have done several of these challenges definitely fine that we like some parts better than others....sometimes we struggle through a whole challenge and then feel strong and do really well on the next one. I guess it is like anything else in life.

    Our team is a great supportive group and I'm sure you see from the posts that we are not all doing every single thing. Sometimes it just isn't possible.
    I'm glad you are in the challenge! I'm also glad that none of us are perfect.
    983 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    That's OK Pat. It is not necessarily easy keeping up with the challenge and I
    get where you are coming from.
    I just made a spreadsheet of what we had to do and every day I put my totals
    in. It is a lot of xtra work for my busy schedule, but I do what I can.
    Just get your weight in. That is the important thing, keeping us accountable.
    Have a blessed week and please don't stress over something like this.
    emoticon Just emoticon
    983 days ago
    So, do what you can & leave the rest. Post your weight weekly, and enjoy what you can. Everything is optional. Anything can be modified. If all you do is post your weight on time....you are still a beloved team family member & we’re grateful to have you. If you enjoy the team but not the challenge....next session hang on as an honorary & just visit with your family. You don’t have to post at all. Read the funnies. Read the quotes. Make friends. Send goodies. The MOST important thing that you can do is take care of You!
    984 days ago
    I can totally identify with what you are saying here.
    I've been feeling this way too.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    984 days ago
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