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I知 one of that rare breed: a native Floridian still living in Florida.

I知 a retired vet tech so I love nature: animals, oceans, beaches, forests, sailing; I also enjoy reading (a variety of genres but) mostly fantasy and nonfiction. Language and words are a joy to me, along with philosophy, theology, architecture, and arts in general. Personality typing (ie, Myers-Briggs) interests me (I知 INTx). And my DH of 37 years and I both enjoy model trains and our marine aquariums, and traveling around the state and lower southeast whenever possible.

I have a positive outlook, and am an inquisitive skeptic. I am spiritual but non-religious, and if pressed for a label would have to call myself eclectic pagan, leaning toward Druidism at the moment. When Christianity 吐ailed for me, I went on a search and have investigated a variety of other religions and cultural wisdoms, gleaning those which resonated with me and ignoring those which don稚.

I知 hoping to connect with others with similar goals, obstacles, and interests, and to encourage others to try the low-carb lifestyle. It痴 an uphill battle, since our government and big-ag still have great influence on our nutritional recommendations. It痴 why we致e gotten in the health and nutrition fix we池e in now. It hurts me to see so many people on so many diet and nutrition sites struggling so hard and trying to do the 途ight thing and quoting all the wrong protocols: calorie-counting, eliminating any fat from their diets, "healthy grains", doing extreme or at least very strenuous exercise and still unable to reach their weight or health goals. They assume they池e not doing 兎nough, or not trying hard enough, and beating themselves up because it isn稚 working. Well, it isn稚 working because -IT- doesn稚 work! Not because of any personal failure! I would like to try to break that cycle.


Member Since: 11/7/2011

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My Goals:
Live a healthier lifestyle, based on natural foods and supporting local producers.

Lose the remaining 100+ pounds I'm carrying around!

Reward that accomplishment with a new kitty.



My Program:
Eating a healthy low-carb diet.



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Movies I loved:

* Lord of the RIngs
* Avatar
* The Gods Must Be Crazy
* the older Disney animations (Bambi!)

Books in my "keeper" list:
* Passage
* Down To A Sunless Sea
* Hanta Yo
* The Hot Zone
* anything Tolkien

Places we like to go:
* Ormond Beach FL
* Savannah GA
* Sanibel Island FL
* Pinellas County FL - family there
* Amicalola Falls GA
(great holiday light display!)




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  • v SIERRAGOLD
    emoticon ****10 FUN FACTS **** emoticon

    1 - You can't wash your eyes with soap.
    2 - You can't count your hair.

    3 - You can't breathe through your nose with your tongue out.
    4 - You just tried number 3.

    6 - When you did number 3, you realized it's possible, only you look like a dog.
    7 - You're smiling right now, because you are fooled.

    8 - You skipped number 5.
    9 - You just checked to see if there's a number 5.

    10- Share this with your friends, so they can have some fun, too.
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    200 days ago
  • v IMAVISION
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.
    608 days ago
  • v ICEWYNDE
    Thanks for your helpful comments about fats on my query about coconut oil. It is obvious that you have been studying up on this healthy eating stuff! Also like your signature quote about our souls -- I think Lewis makes an important distinction about what should be primary and what should be secondary.
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    625 days ago
  • v JODIEO321
    Hi Vickie,

    I too like flea markets, garage sales etc. My hubby, not so much. But once in awhile I can talk him into it. I am in a wheelchair, but I can still drive and take my manual chair with me. Have a power chair, but our car is too small to carry it so I just use it around the neighborhood. Keep on trying. At one time I was where you were when you had you guitar. Somebody one said, 'One day at a Time.' I am also on all kinds of Meds. Yuck!

    Talk to you soon.

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    642 days ago
  • v TRAVELSWITHHUCK
    I know I'm late to this party, but I just read your latest blog and have to tell you the extra Os that fly around in the fitness world also drive me crazy! Sorry people are so lame sometimes. :(

    C.
    731 days ago
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