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  • Great Rift Valley Golf Resort

    10/24/2016 12:09:15 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    Another great weekend out with the Senior Golfing Society guys. This time there were quite a number of ladies. So on Saturday I did not walk with BF. I started chatting with a Lady who I had not met before and the afternoon was gone in a flush. Sunday I walked and it was beautiful! ... Read more

  • Nursing sore knee and shoulder

    10/23/2016 4:33:41 PM, by MORECOFFEE96

    I started my routine again today. My right knee and a spot just below my right shoulder have been giving me some discomfort. I don't want to truly injure myself but I don't want to stop either. I ran slower today and did a 400 meter swim. Took it easy on lower body gym equipment and had a nice ste... Read more

  • Do you remember?

    10/23/2016 9:56:46 AM, by MINATHERED

    Do you remember, oh, about 100 pounds ago when I said I had a dream outfit in mind for when I lost the weight? Well, thanks to wide-calf boots (which I now fit into!) I am wearing it! I can't get a picture of all of me, but here's one of my new boots! I haven't worn tall boots since I was 19 an... 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 big fuss about speed. Teams of 6 can register, and each member runs 5K or 10K, and the last one about 7K to reach the marathon distance of 42K. ... Read more

  • Shooting Star Honor Roll Badges Week 3

    10/23/2016 12:09:28 AM, by SCHNOOTIE

    And I really did earn some Badges for Week 3, which I am so very proud of!! Here they are..... ... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/19/16

    10/19/2016 7:46:11 AM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today..... .... after poor Julia got mauled by the bullterrier, she moved herself out to my Mom's apartment. There is nothing like knowing while my baby is on a different continent as us, she will receive love and care from her grandparents while trying to heal up an... Read more

  • Insufferable But All Right

    10/18/2016 6:23:42 PM, by BEATLETOT

    First, let me say thanks to all my friends who commented on my last blog that was probably a pretty annoying whine. I'd been sitting on those feelings for awhile, so when I let them out, they were very agitated, and they agitated me. I had a wonderful actual birthday. I didn't get to do anythin... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/17/16

    10/17/2016 11:52:07 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... .... daughter Julia was attacked by her cousin's bullterrier yesterday. 4 bites, barely escaped him and had to bash his head in the door numerous times before he finally let go off her foot (which broke off a small splinter of bone in the process). Bite wou... Read more

  • My Shooting Star HONOR ROLL Badges!!!!

    10/16/2016 3:06:23 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Our amazing Challenge Leader KIWIANN has created a wonderful collection of badges for our Team!! I am beside myself with excitement, and I will display all of my achievements. Of course I am aiming towards the SUPER NOVA title. Our highest achievement so far. So I will keep trying my hardest to make... Read more

  • I thought I hit "MY healthy" so why are people asking if I'm Pregnant?

    10/16/2016 1:02:23 PM, by OTEMPURA

    I got asked if I was pregnant twice this month. TWICE. Let me assure you all that I am not pregnant; I have PCOS and an IUD and I recently had an ultrasound (unrelated) so I can 100% say that I'm not pregnant... And yet I got asked for the second time if I was. Sparkpeople is an amazing ... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/14/16

    10/14/2016 11:57:36 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... ..... my poodle Bunny. Her Fall allergies seem to be simmering down, and she is rolled up in a tiny little ball next to me in bed. Dangerously close to my night shifting hubby's pillow (No, Craig, I would never let the puppy sleep on your pillow), all fluff... Read more

  • Birthday Eve

    10/13/2016 10:26:36 PM, by BEATLETOT

    Tomorrow is my birthday, and for the first time ever, I'm really dreading it. It started a week ago, when I was texting with my friend whose birthday was Monday, and she said that she thought she'd be further along in life than she was at this point. She's 27 as of Monday. And what have I done ... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/13/16

    10/13/2016 5:40:12 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where Does My Joy Come From today. ... .....the wonderful Shooting Stars Leader team. Such fabulous people to work with! .....the wonderful Shooting Star Team Mates. I love learning about them more and more each day. I wake up wondering how they are and am happy when they check in. .....seein... Read more

  • Getting compliments!

    10/13/2016 1:56:38 PM, by STEPHLOKI

    I have lost about 22 pounds. Now only 10 pounds to go! And in the last 1 week I have been getting multiple compliments. I am excited about this! Because I have been feeling fat a blubbery because of slight water retention - now in second week. The compliments help me get out of ghd hole. Really ho... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/11/16

    10/11/2016 9:31:13 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today... .... we decided today after my doctor's appointment to take the dock out. It is very heavy and 12 families share the dock at our lake. However, with the shift my hubby has, there is never anyone around to help us when we take it out. We called our friend Tom... Read more

  • Can I Make It This Time?

    10/9/2016 2:27:15 PM, by BIENKE

    I had foot surgery the end of August where the ankle joints had to be fused together, actually it looks more like half the foot. My achilles had to be lengthened too. My bones had collapsed due to Arthritis, a couple joints were already fused together naturally and the collapsed bones created more b... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/8/16

    10/8/2016 10:51:41 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... ..... set up the guest room for my sister, who booked a flight for 11/8 to spend 2 weeks with us here in Upstate NY. I can't wait, and I feel like this will be the best time we spent together yet. As we get older, it has become more important to do this. Wi... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/7/16

    10/7/2016 10:02:26 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... ... I found out that Spotify puts together a playlist from my own playlists, plus songs that I might like according to the songs I listen to. So ingenious! I have a 40 minute commute to work (one way), so I always listen to my playlists (which I consider ar... Read more

  • A Carl in Many Sizes 1998 - 2016

    10/7/2016 6:58:22 PM, by CGPS1795

    I'm writting and have almost finished my Weight Reduction Story to date. Here are the pictures to go with it! It's been hard to find pictures from my 460 pound days - I avoided cameras, didn't you? Now I'm even doing pictures Biggest Looser Style - some of these pictures should be X rated! 2... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/6/16

    10/6/2016 11:56:59 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... ..... when my shift was over, I walked up to the reception area to say good night to my coworkers. A lady came running in with her doggy in a blanket, crying. The poor thing was unresponsive. I had only new girls at the front, who I directed on what to do, ... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/5/16

    10/5/2016 7:23:57 AM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... ... when my poodle decided to ring the bell (yep, she has that at the back door) at 4 am to go out and eat grass, I found that hubby (doing night shift) and daughter Julia (currently in Germany, 6 hours ahead) were chatting on WhatsApp. So I joined them wit... Read more

  • It's not Wednesday yet

    10/4/2016 2:04:57 PM, by MINATHERED

    Is doing it a day earlier better or worse than a day late? Still, I'm wanting to blog, so I'm taking that as a good sign. I admitted to my husband how much I've been struggling with eating and exercise for the last few months. I didn't tell him how it's been gnawing at me, but even just admitting it... Read more

  • Fat loss diet 3 months done

    10/1/2016 11:20:51 PM, by STEPHLOKI

    I need to focus on the bright side here. There journey has had its ups and downs and will continue to do so. 1. I have lost about 10kg 2. I have lost inches, and in places where I did not lose them last year 3. My hormones are much ore stable now - 💃💃 happy dance 4. Even though BMI is still... 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 to find good bike-friendly paths in the city. I also bought the silicon phone holder available in the apps store (15 Euro), which does a great job in holding the phone in a secure position in a simple way. A surprising side effect... Read more

  • I need to set a reminder

    9/30/2016 10:07:33 PM, by MINATHERED

    Wednesday blew right by me. This has been a not-great week, food-wise. I went out to eat three times and ate poorly three times. I know better. I've got to get back into the habit of portioning out my meal the second it hits the table. On the bright side, I went for two walks today. Tomo... 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 ambiance! Especially in the afternoon, the "BXL bakfiets parade" (family bike ride / cargo bike ride), going all around the city with fellow family and car... Read more

  • I will never give up....

    9/28/2016 7:41:49 PM, by MUSOLF6

    Just returned from my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon , the news was not good. My bones are crumbling in my lower leg underneath the implant. For right now I have to take it easy and see if it stops by itself. If not I will have to have another surgery or maybe just a brace. So my exercise... Read more

  • Goals

    9/28/2016 9:10:50 AM, by SANDYCLAUSE1

    What is the motivation behind my goals? My health! 10 years ago I was taking medication for high blood pressure, overweight, depressed and had no energy. Now fast forward to today, I am feeling better, have been off of the bp meds for many years, and have a lot more energy. In striving to r... Read more

  • Oct-Sober and Other Things

    9/27/2016 10:32:57 PM, by BEATLETOT

    I haven't written a blog in a long time. There are a lot of ideas swirling in my head, and I think, "This is brilliant! I should TOTALLY blog about it!" but then I don't. They continue to swirl, and maybe someday, I'll write them all down. Starting on September 30, I'm giving up alcohol. I don'... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 9/25/16

    9/25/2016 11:30:22 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... .... daughter Sarah came over this morning to take me to a Lady's Fair. Her boyfriend's sister organized it in the town park. The vendors were all women who run their own home based businesses. Farmer's wives who make lotions and candles, Tupperware, Pampe... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 9/24/16

    9/24/2016 11:05:11 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today... .... had a good day at work and got out on time. Saturdays and Sundays we are there late a lot, since we stay until the last client has left the veterinary practice. Today we were finished so quickly, it was unreal. And everyone was taken care of wonderfully... Read more