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BLC 26 Vision Quest Challenge

Saturday, November 15, 2014

First of all, I'm really enjoying this challenge. It's different, refreshing and I'm learning a great deal from it. I'm going to accomplish two parts of this challenge within one post. Or at least that's the plan.

1) Insight: What is going Right and what is wrong at this point in your journey. This turned out to be far more difficult than it seemed at first. What I'm doing right is simple. I'm still here and participating each week. Which frankly, surprises me based on the results I've had. I've also figured out what is going to work for me long term, putting it into action has been roadblocked. So that's what's been wrong. I've been roadblocked for a very long time and unable to figure it out, so that's been my main focus these last few weeks. I've gotten myself into this catch 22 situation. I want to lose weight, but losing weight puts my into a situation I'm frightened of. I really don't want to bore you with the details, but the bottom line is I need to lose weight to have my knees replaced, but my doctors are not in agreement as to the safety of that surgery with my present health issues, one feeling very strongly that the risks are too high. And that has been scaring the crap out of me. So as long as I hold onto my weight, I don't have to be in that situation. So, I know what the problem is and can deal with it head on.

2) The second part was to take a personality quiz and blog about whether it fits or not. So I did and the result was I have a ISFJ. I actually took it twice, with 3 days in between just for fun and got the very same result.

ISFJ: ISFJs are warm and kind people who value harmony and cooperation. They are very aware of and concerned by other people's feelings, which make them very likable personalities. They usually have a rich inner world that is hard to guess.

ISFJs have an exceptional memory for things that are important to their value systems.They are very good listeners and are very sensitive to other people's feeling as well as to their own feeling: they generally remain very discrete about what they understand until they feel the individual really needs help.

They have a strong sense of responsibility and duty and can be counted on to follow through.They generally avoid conflict and tend to place other people's needs over their own. They look for positive feedback from others and dislike criticism which discourage them. They would need to give themselves the same kindness they have for others.

They understand better by doing rather than learning about theory and concepts. They need to understand and see practical applications before they execute the tasks. They also tend to believe that things are the way they are because they work, which explain why they generally do not try to innovate. They value traditions, security and kindness.

I don't know what to say except it's right on target. I couldn't disagree with any one statement even though I'd like to. I'd love to say that criticism doesn't discourage me, but I have a lifetime of examples where that support that. I've got to say that I was rather shocked by how they got all this from the questions asked, I'm really going to have to talk my DH into taking this quiz too. I'll ve really interested in the results.
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  • PREDEL
    Thanks for your comments. I would love to have the surgery, but I'm not sure it's worth losing my life. I have other health issues that make any kind of surgery a great risk so that's the decision I realize I've been avoiding. Do I risk losing my life to improve the quality? I've been under such pressure from friends and family to go through it and have finally realized it's just not that simple an issue for me. emoticon
    2304 days ago
  • COOLMAMA11
    Hi Pat, I too have had both knees replaced, and my quality of life improved so much, as you know I am awaiting a shoulder replacement and face the same decision..I have to lose weight, I am trying my best but what a slow process! Good luck to you Pat.. emoticon
    2304 days ago
  • MYTHMYTH
    I hope that you are able to lose the weight to have your knee surgery. I have had both knees replaced and although the recovery and physical therapy was very very difficult but the surgery has led to so much improvement in my life. If you have the surgery I pray that you will have similar good results.
    2304 days ago
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