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  • It's my birthday!

    10/25/2016 8:46:08 AM, by DSBRIDE

    Today is my birthday. I'm 66 and don't mind saying that one bit. Looking back over the year, I can honestly say that this year was a whole lot ... Read more

  • Having fun at the Ekiden Relay Marathon - Brussels Oct 2016

    10/23/2016 2:15:40 AM, by HAKAPES

    Last weekend I had a great run at the Ekiden Relay Marathon here in Brussels. This is a big event, which is more about team spirit than making a ... Read more

  • How do you dream?

    10/4/2016 3:21:41 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    One day I woke up and discovered my body is fat. My doctor confirmed it, obese category 2 on her weight charts. OK, it didn't just happen over n... Read more

  • How tracking commuting rides helps me to bike more

    10/1/2016 4:11:55 AM, by HAKAPES

    A couple of months ago I started to use the app Bikecitizens.net to find good bike-friendly paths in the city. I also bought the silicon phone ho... Read more

  • First edition of the BXL bakfiets parade! (Fete de Velo in Brussels)

    9/30/2016 1:57:30 AM, by HAKAPES

    There was a great day for biking in Brussels two week ago, Fete de Velo. We participated from morning to the late afternoon. It was such a great ... Read more

  • First day of the 5% fall challenge

    9/27/2016 2:49:31 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    How committed are you Barb? I started the 5% fall challenge. The very first day I was going to be out of town. I vowed with this challenge... Read more

  • Fitness Party, ya all invited!

    9/22/2016 9:49:23 AM, by DSBRIDE

    Today I'm hosting a virtual reality party in answer to my challenge. It's a fitness party and I haven't done this in a long time. Help me pick ... Read more

  • It's war!

    9/21/2016 9:11:05 PM, by DSBRIDE

    The past 3 days my body has been having a war with itself. The top half is listless and exhausted, desperately needing sleep. The bottom half n... Read more

  • It's been a long time

    9/7/2016 7:30:23 PM, by EMARIOM

    Well I'm back again to start on a new journey of healthy living. I have said it over and over but this time it's official. ... Read more

  • It's been a long time

    9/7/2016 7:28:01 PM, by EMARIOM

    Well I'm back again to start on a new journey of healthy living. I have said it over and over but this time it's official. ... Read more

  • Going....

    9/4/2016 11:07:06 AM, by DSBRIDE

    Yesterday was a slow start but it was a start! I'm on my way! Hubby tried my Wii step ups all by himself. I didn't say a word to nag him a... Read more

  • Lazy

    9/3/2016 10:25:44 AM, by DSBRIDE

    I have just been so lazy lately. I've been going through the motions but my heart hasn't been in it. My FBS has gone up, I haven't been eating ... Read more

  • National Dog Day!

    8/26/2016 2:50:55 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I have a big, black, hairy dog. He is a newfoundland/lab/retriever mix that I got at a neighboring county's shelter. I really didn't intend to ... Read more

  • Pain help, ty Bananalouie!

    8/23/2016 4:51:39 PM, by DSBRIDE

    Special thanks to Bananalouie for all her help with my leg pain. Her suggestion that salt might have helped turned out to be a Godsend. I did s... Read more

  • Pain

    8/21/2016 10:14:21 PM, by DSBRIDE

    Tonight was a bit of thunder and lightning with rain and electricity in the air. The nerves in my legs were so bad I could cry. I took all the ... Read more

  • Like sands through the hour glass so are.....

    8/17/2016 3:32:57 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    the days of our lives. The opening line of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Not sure what brought that to my mind this morning, but it just po... Read more

  • Well well well well well well...

    8/12/2016 10:45:17 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    As it turns out, this was actually a pretty good week. I've lost four pounds. And I know it's not a B.S., water-weight-related loss. Check... Read more


    8/11/2016 10:24:51 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Bleggghh. It's hot as a crotch here in the northeast... when I woke up at 5am, it was already 80 degrees and humid enough to make me sprout gill... Read more

  • Sometimes darkness can show you the light

    8/4/2016 10:30:51 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    The lyrics to the song "The Light" by Disturbd are kiiiiiiind of really resonating with me right now. I'm still wrestling with the demons, with ... Read more

  • Twinkle update

    7/25/2016 12:15:06 PM, by DSBRIDE

    Life has become more exciting since Twinkle came to live with us. She is a lot of work but so worth it. She's so lovable when she is not gettin... Read more

  • Twinkle

    7/1/2016 6:41:43 PM, by DSBRIDE

    Well, Twinkle made herself at home. She sure keeps me hopping! I've logged more steps just taking care of her. She is so good for us, I had fo... Read more

  • New addition

    6/30/2016 11:20:21 AM, by DSBRIDE

    Yesterday we got a new addition to our family, a kitten named Twinkle. She's a real pistol! She keeps me on my toes. She has so much energy an... Read more

  • Hot hot hot!

    6/27/2016 12:26:25 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    No, I don't like it hot, hot, hot!!! The heat and humidity is contributing to my feeling like a wet rag! Saturday I took refuge at the beach fo... Read more

  • Days 22 and 23

    6/23/2016 2:33:44 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Going to my therapist may be the best decision I've ever made. I'm not out of the woods, by any means, but I really like my therapist and I feel... Read more

  • Updates

    6/22/2016 11:51:17 AM, by DSBRIDE

    We had some news on the Myrtle Beach condo that we were hoping to rent this winter. It looks like we won't be going. The owner is not reliable,... Read more

  • Day 21

    6/21/2016 9:57:51 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Today: work, therapy, workout. So glad I get in to see the therapist today. *~*~*~* Public Service Announcement: I had a few peo... Read more

  • I Am capable of so much more!

    6/20/2016 8:48:26 PM, by DSBRIDE

    There are days when I have pity feelings. Why am I going backwards. Why can't I get better physically. Why can't I stay on track. Why do I sa... Read more

  • Days 18, 19, 20

    6/20/2016 1:28:44 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    The weekend was a little hairy... I was emotionally pretty distraught and so working out was difficult (shoot, even just getting out of bed was d... Read more

  • Days 16 and 17

    6/17/2016 10:01:28 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    I bagged out of yesterday's workout because I simply couldn't find the mental energy to do it. Depression is like that... it can rob you of all ... Read more

  • Day 15

    6/15/2016 10:47:15 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    My old scale was not functioning properly, so I bought a new one. It's fancy, and tells me my weight, body fat %, muscle mass %, water weight %,... Read more

  • Day 14

    6/14/2016 10:04:59 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    So I bolted upright in bed around 1:30 am, and I was not able to get to sleep afterward. Pretty common for depression. Tried staying in bed... Read more

  • Days 11 & 12, and 13

    6/13/2016 9:30:05 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Did yoga, as scheduled, on Saturday. Bagged leg day yesterday, but it was only because I was busy doing other things. I got up early and di... Read more

  • Muscle Vs Fat

    6/12/2016 10:09:18 PM, by ADYTHIA

    Something I got to watch on the scale recently. My weight decreased but my body fat percentage increased. So I'm losing muscle mass and gaining... Read more

  • Captain's Log: Day 9

    6/10/2016 4:27:10 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Spark Date: June 10, 2016. Unfamiliar territory. The fireworks and drama at work have run their course and a less stressful, peaceful envi... Read more

  • hey, here's a good link to describe what I am going through.

    6/10/2016 2:09:41 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    This is literally everything that is happening to me right now. It sums up pretty darn perfectly what depression is. I hope you read it - not t... Read more

  • Days 9 and 10

    6/10/2016 10:48:32 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Yesterday, I found my brain so full of angst and static that - against my better judgment - I went outside and ran. I figured I could do a half ... Read more

  • Day 8

    6/8/2016 8:32:54 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Still on the exercise wagon. Still depressed. Still hanging in there.... Read more

  • Here goes nothing

    6/8/2016 1:56:20 PM, by TXTOT84

    Ok, so I have never done this before which is likely ... Read more

  • Day 7 the path challenges

    6/8/2016 12:14:29 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    So yesterday (Day 6) was a totally challenging day for me. I overslept. I got to work later than normal. I arrived to some furniture installer... Read more

  • Days 6 and 7

    6/7/2016 9:54:15 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    I had to bag my workout yesterday - first day of my period is always rough. No matter - I brought my workout clothes to work today. My boss lea... Read more

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