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KKSEATTLE's Photo KKSEATTLE Posts: 38
1/4/08 5:12 P

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Hi All. I just discovered I have had some responses to my post. Thanks! Duh,still on my learning curve here.

Last night was an historical night for our country and an exciting night for Dems. I was truly moved by Obama's speech and I love the hint of optimism floating in the air today. May it only grow, whoever our candidate may be.

I am doing okay with my program so far. Its been a whole four days. The menu planner and calorie counter is very helpful to me. It really puts into perspective how fast those darn calories add up. I joined a gym last month, but got the flu and just now restarted on New Year's eve. I am trading off taking a swimming aerobics class and working on the eliptical. On alternate nights (for now) it is hand weights and balance ball at home. I like the concept of alternating between cardio & weight training. Once I am a little more fit, I would like to do spinning classes twice a week.

I'm an accountant and am already gearing up for tax season, which is when I become insanely busy. Eating healthfully and working out can be my saving grace during this period. I would like to be down 50 lbs by June, when I take a trip to CA.

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PEACEGODDESS45 Posts: 38
1/4/08 4:23 P

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OK, I'm back.
Welcome KK Seattle. I've enjoyed this site since last summer. I frequently check in and browse the comments, and occasionally join in.I live in a hyper conservative area of inland valley So Cal, and it's soothing to see other opinions out in the world of everyday folks.
The Iowa caucuses were fascinating! So cool to see how it all worked, thanks to the media for actually showing us live feed of one or two. Now I get it.

I try to think of them as the first down or maybe first touchdown of the game, but it's hard not to pick up on the hyper-importance the media makes of the results. (Which is of course somewhat self-fulfilling.)

Also kind of puzzling as Jan 3 was the first step in a four step process to choose Iowa's delegates. On later dates going into June, these handful of delegates from each town will go to the county, district and state. No wonder they have to start so early! And how odd for us to make a big deal of this first step!

Sad to see the real "experience guys", Biden and Dodd drop out so soon. I thougt they would wait for New Hampshire.

So New Hampshire is the first real primary.

I have liked Obama for years since I read his books, but didn't think he would get the nomination. We'll see. It's hard to resist Edward's call to economic revolution. I want to jump on that bandwagon! And Hillary still makes me long for the woman-president barrier to be broken. As always, I want whichever Dem who can win! Save the Supreme Court!!

Huckabee is so darn likable, plus the obvious choice for Iowa's evangelical Republican base. It scares me that a third of the country, the Republicans, could even consider running another creationist for president of the USA in 2008! (Even one who is generous in expressing everyone else's right to their beliefs) Imagine what he would do to the Supreme Court!

Hopefully, New Hampshire will take care of that.

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PEACEGODDESS45 Posts: 38
1/4/08 3:50 P

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Testing...
I tried to reply and got a message that said "no html".
Let's see if this posts.

 
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LMSW55's Photo LMSW55 Posts: 7,704
1/4/08 8:33 A

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KKSeattle, Welcome! What did you think of the results of the Iowa Caucus?
Tips on exercise - it depends on whether you would be more inclined to exercise at home or go to a gym. I personally, have a treadmill at home. However, I have had many post here on Sparkpeople that they swear by DVD exercise videos.
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1/3/08 2:40 P

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No doubt we'll all be tuned in to see what Iowa gives us for candidates and then it's New Hampshire. Should be a fun week.

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Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.
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Welcome, and I suspect most of us will be watching the returns tonight.

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1/3/08 2:59 A

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Hi KKSeattle,
welcome. Something about fat and fatheads, mayber?

...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
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1/3/08 12:02 A

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Welcome, kkseattle!

We'll see how it goes in Iowa but it seems as though everyone (the media especially) puts way too much stock in the choice from that corn state.

It's interesting how many people from the Pacific Northwest are members of this team. (I'm from Southwest Washington.)



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KKSEATTLE's Photo KKSEATTLE Posts: 38
1/2/08 11:38 P

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I am new to Spark and was so excited to see this group. I'm still fumbling my way around this site trying to find my legs.

Tomorrow could be an interesting day in Iowa. I am an undecided, I guess. There are good qualities and weaknesses in them all. The ideal candidate for me will not make it.... So any Dem is better than the Repubs.

This next year will be exciting! Lose this criminal administration and hopefully A LOT of fat....must be a joke in there somewhere. I would welcome any suggestions regarding this site or my fitness journey.

Happy New Year!



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