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Tomorrow's Organized Walk for Charity - The Pros and Cons

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm ready for a beautiful, sunny walk at one of San Diego's pretty venues. It's a non-profit fundraiser, and the total is only about four miles. So, nothing but fun. However, I just heard on the radio that they are expecting 10,000 spring breakers there for one of their drinking events and have lifted the alcohol ban for the day. Oh, won't that be special? Drunks, packed parking, and all the behaviors that go with it. Will hope for the best and look on the bright side.

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/20/2010 11:20AM

    walk on put your ipod on and ignore them you are there for a good cause emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HICALGAL 3/20/2010 3:13AM

    enjoy your walk...hopefully the spring breakers won't be up that early. emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/20/2010 1:16AM

    Fingers crossed it is tranquil get there early noone drinks before noon right? At least not in our perfect world LOL!

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MSLZZY 3/19/2010 11:36PM

    That's the best you can do-hope! Have a great day!

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Increased Number of Pharmaceutical Ads On SP

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's personally perplexing to see an increased number of ads for pharmaceuticals on a health-oriented website. Yes, I know that advertisers keep the site free, but I really don't agree with having these types of ads on here. Seems antithetical to the health message. Sure, I know that drugs have their place. But where will the line be drawn? If it increases, I will leave. It's that simple.

(There are 4 different drug ads so far. And counting. Why not accept cigarette and alcohol ads as well? When you read the potential side effects of these drugs, you're telling me they are healthy and safe?)

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    I agree 100%. You must be willing to have some ethics, and draw the ethical line in the sand. Including the strings to your pocketbook.

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DARINGR8LY 3/19/2010 12:03AM

    I hadn't noticed either. Hopefully there will be fewer in the coming days. We don't want to lose you.

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    Every free website I am on has numerous kinds of advertising. I guess I just don't pay much attention to them. If one catches my eye I will check it out. As far as the pharmaceutical stuff. I don't take anything that my doctor and I haven't discussed throughly. I just don't believe in miracle drugs.


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FLMOMX2 3/18/2010 9:39AM

    I hadn't noticed.

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MSLZZY 3/18/2010 8:29AM

    I don't pay much attention to them. I see plenty of them on TV and in magazines. But some people could be swayed to think they need them. Hopefully SP will change and delete some of this but please, don't leave for that reason. I would miss you! emoticon

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TARIANGIE 3/18/2010 4:54AM

    I have never really noticed. I must be ignoring them too.

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/18/2010 1:48AM

    I guess I have been ignoring them ,I will have to open my blinkered eyes .I must admit I am not always a good candidate for advertising as I tend to block it all out I am not sure it even gets through to me subliminally the only ad I even recall seeing recently on Spark was for a government of Canada Health site that gave people updates on health related issues .

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Can you believe this article about a woman aspiring to achieve her goal of being 1000 lbs?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Woman aims to become world's fattest10:30 AEST Mon Mar 15 20101 day 12 hours 19 minutes agoBy ninemsn staffVIEWS: 0| FLOCKS: 0| 0 comments so far
Donna Simpson is hoping to become the world's fattest woman.

Mar 17, 2010
An obese mother in the US is trying to put on weight in order to become the world's fattest woman.

Donna Simpson, from New Jersey, weighs 273kg but told the Daily Mail newspaper she had her heart set on reaching her goal weight of 1000lb (450kg) in two years.

The 42-year-old already holds the title of the world's fattest mother after giving birth to her daughter in 2007 when she weighed 241kg.

"I'd love to be 1000lb ... it might be hard though, running after my daughter keeps my weight down," Ms Simpson told the Daily Mail.

Ms Simpson, who needs a mobility scooter to go shopping, eats huge amounts of junk food each week and tries to move as little as possible so she doesn't burn off as many calories.

"I do love cakes and sweet things, doughnuts are my favourite," she said.

For the rest of the article, as per the SP instructions of posting articles, go to

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1NICUBABE 3/19/2010 3:03PM

    That is possibly the saddest thing I have ever heard. I agree with the comments that others have made regarding her mental state and craving attention. It's like kids who do bad things because that is the only way they ever get attention. To them negative attention is better than none. She definitely needs some psychoanalysis.

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    She can't kid me. She is trying to kill herself. She is drawing attention to herself in order to do the suicide in a socially acceptable way, while crying out for help at the same time.

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/17/2010 8:05PM

    she need to see dr phil r emoticon

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KALATHIA 3/17/2010 8:20AM

    That's sick and very, very sad.

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FLMOMX2 3/17/2010 8:19AM

    How sad. Not a goal I want.

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KLUVSTFORMERS 3/17/2010 7:15AM

    Im wondering if shes so lonely or whatever that she does this just for the attention she gains )no pun intended) from it.
im just wondering is all.
well yall have a nice day!! emoticon

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MRE1956 3/17/2010 5:44AM

    Once again, I just gotta say (others have posted on this and I've responded similarly each time) - I have NEVER been so ASHAMED to live in NJ as I am now - the $#!#@! idiot lives not too far away from me......definitely GOTTA MOVE now!

I don't blame anyone for making that state the butt of any joke - in fact, I'll have to JOIN THEM.....



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FITJANE 3/17/2010 5:37AM

    Obviously she has some issues beyond her overeating to treat herself so abusively.
Very sad is right.

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JLITT62 3/17/2010 5:31AM

    It's very sad.

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More About Yesterday's Walkabout Intl Walk

Monday, March 15, 2010

I may be incorrect in assuming Walkabout Intl is in every city. But I plugged in several cities and they did come up. What I Googled to find them in my city was "Walkabout Intl." and "San Diego Walkabout."

They have free walks all over the city. Mine was through the most unique areas that I've seen so many times, but very different on foot. We met at the carousel in Balboa Park and walked for about 3.5 hours - half hour was for coffee at Seaport Village. (They break off into a slower group, and faster paced group. I chose faster and it was fine.)

I looked at the schedule, and there are different walks almost daily. And, of course, you meet folks of all ages and backgrounds and make new friends. They do the Sunday morning walk every week, but next week, I'm doing a fundraising walk on Saturday, so may wait until the following week to rejoin the group.

There are also many "Meet-Up" exercise groups in each city as well. I'm going to explore those further as well.

If you find a Walkabout chapter in your city, drop me a line. I'd be interested to know what you think. Hope you have many happy trails, whether alone or with a group.

Wishing all a fine Ides of March.

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FLMOMX2 3/16/2010 8:27AM

    Googled Walkabout and only had a moment to look. Is there a fee and how much? I'm nosy. Although recently I'm going up and down and ladder and not much walking time. emoticon

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FREELADY 3/15/2010 9:33PM

    This sounds delightful!

And what a great motivator to keep interest in a high activity level! I will look into this!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/15/2010 7:49PM

    glad you had a great time. enjoy all those walks. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/15/2010 2:50PM

    Alas I hunted in vain there is no walkabout international in Edmonton Alberta sigh ! It does sound like a brilliant idea!Perhaps it is because half of the year it would have to be Snowshoeabout international LOL!

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Walkabout Intl - In Almost Every City

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Today I took my first (and hopefully not my last) 3 hour brisk pace trek with Walkabout Intl.
We went to amazing places that made me see the city with new eyes of appreciation. I'm too tired to write more right now, but if you like to walk, I'd recommend checking into the walks in your town.

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JLITT62 3/15/2010 10:14AM

    Sounds lovely. If only they were here . . .

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DDHEART 3/15/2010 9:16AM

    Sounds like a great way to spark your weekend!

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FLMOMX2 3/15/2010 8:13AM

    Never heard of Walk int. Sounds cool.

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KALATHIA 3/15/2010 7:47AM

    I've never heard of Walkabout International. I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the info.

Hope you enjoyed your walk!


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MSLZZY 3/14/2010 11:52PM

    I can walk around our entire town in less than 45 minutes so you know it is small. Howver, if I would walk each street, it could take much longer LOL! But it is a very good idea! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/14/2010 10:41PM

    That sounds fascinating I'll look forward to hearing the details .They have a ghostwalk here in the summer that I think I will take.I don't walk in winter because of the ice and snow.True and I trek through the river valley when it is warmer.Though we were both not happy last year when we came face to face with a coyote(okay not face to face it was about 20 feet away but that was too close for this city girl!) .Fortunately it was as scared of us as we were of it !

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MARYHANNA 3/14/2010 10:34PM

    Sound interesting. Post more later after you rest up!

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