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Did you try something this year that you didn't think you could do or were afraid to do or haven't done because you haven't got around to it?

I hiked a local mountain & then did it a 2nd time w/my son. I also wake boarded this summer.

Thu. Aug 17, 12:03am

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yeah, I started respecting myself, and not letting men define my life.

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 2:21 AM

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Amen sister! (both o' you fine ladies!)

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 8:13 AM

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I ran a 5k (3.1 miles) without stopping. Now I feel like if I can do that, I can do anything.

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 8:57 AM

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i stopped talking to my brother because he berates me, mocks me, and generally verbally abuses me. and he has for about 25 years. i feel completely liberated and full of self-respect. instead of putting my mother's wishes first, i put myself first, and i have never been so happy! (sad, but also very good!)

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 9:21 AM

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i moved out of my parents house, and to a different state!

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 10:42 AM

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I'm signing up for a bellydance class!

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 12:39 PM

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to the 12:39 poster...

if i may ask, are you a heavy person? i have wanted to sign up for a belly dancing class, but am still too inhibited...

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 12:42 PM

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Yeah I finally started my diet. I've been meaning to lose weight for years and just never had the motivation to really stick with it.

7 months and 25 lbs later I'm very happy I finally found my motivation and have stuck to it.

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 3:14 PM

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This is the 12:39 poster - I'm probably 20 pounds overweight. We're not going to be wearing costumes for the class, so I'll be in my standard shorts and a baggy t-shirt, so I'll have less to be self-conscious about.

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 4:10 PM

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Finally rode a bike for the first time in 20 years (since I was a kid). I was too afraid of falling off. My hubby helped me like I was a 5 year old just getting her training wheels off. ;-)

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 4:56 PM

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to the belly dancer: please start a thread about your experience in your class after it begins! i am very curious about it!

Friday, August 18, 2006, 9:42 AM

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Lots of changes

I moved to the USA to take on a job in a field I knew nothing about. I met a wonderful man, and moved in with him after 6 weeks - something I've never done before (living with someone). When he asked me to marry him, I said yes - something I NEVER thought I would do. I'm becoming a stepmom, something I never even considered. And I'm focusing on my health, which I've never really done before. All in all, a year of big changes. Yeeeeeha!

Friday, August 18, 2006, 10:27 AM

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I learned to jump really big fences (on horseback). Until last summer, I was stuck jumping little fences, not more than 2'6" usually. Now I do 3'6" and 3'9" fences all the time. I know I could do 4' on the right horse. It can be scary, but it's so fun!

Friday, August 18, 2006, 2:27 PM

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i am driving to kentucky from new jersey to visit my friend from college who i have not seen in 7 years!! last time i saw her, i was fit and trim-but not this time! it's a little nerve wracking, but we are great friends, so i knoe it will be fine once i arrive!

Friday, August 18, 2006, 2:29 PM

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25 mile bike-a-thon doesn't seem like much now, but at one point 25 miles seemed insane!

Friday, August 18, 2006, 11:22 PM

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i started going to the gym 4-6x a week, and i actually say now "i love the gym" and mean it. bizare.

Sunday, August 20, 2006, 2:33 PM

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I quit smoking and started exercising. I've never felt better, physically and mentally! I've ran a few races this summer and have a 10k planned for the end of September. I also signed up for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and pottery class! Trying lot's of new things this year (and last) that I never would have dreamed of because I was so afraid of trying new things and meeting new people.

Monday, August 21, 2006, 10:06 AM

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Went back to college after many, many years.

Thursday, October 26, 2006, 12:53 PM

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I got over my gym phobia and started going nearly every single day. I have really begun to enjoy the variety of activities I can do there and am so much more focused on my physical health than just my weight.

Thursday, October 26, 2006, 2:33 PM

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I ran my first 5K, and competed in my first two triathlons! I'm now hooked!

Thursday, October 26, 2006, 2:51 PM

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I trekked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 months ago after losing ~30 lbs, but still 50 lbs (now 40 lbs) overweight.


Thursday, October 26, 2006, 3:34 PM

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Started law school after being out of college more than 18 years.

Thursday, October 26, 2006, 3:44 PM

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I realized my major in college wasn't working for me (at my senior year!!) and decided to get the degree and go after another one in something I really want to do. It'll take another 2 1/2 years, but it'll be worth it to love my job. And the other degree that I realized was wrong will actually boost the status of the new one.

I also went on a shark dive last summer with blue and maco sharks. FUN!! Totally want to do it again with other species of sharks!! :)

Thursday, October 26, 2006, 4:22 PM

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Went skydiving and loved it! Will definitely do it again.

Friday, October 27, 2006, 4:04 AM

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