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I live about midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. I have come to rely heavily on my treadmill and the gym as there are certain times of the year (read now one of them) that the weather is unpredictable. Still, I am a Midwesterner transplanted about eight years ago and would not trade living in Florida for anything. Good luck to you and, I agree with the others, you look fantastic.

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Yea more rain this week *sigh* I'm having to bust my butt to get my calorie burned goal per day met. When I bike I usually meet or go over it. Oh well...I visited the pond that half dried up and it's starting to come back. Hopefully this rain spell will go away so I can get back outside and start exercising. I get bored with videos sometimes, luckily I have a ton of fitness videos lol. Plus I'm really enjoying SP's videos.

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I lived there for 7 years... It's been 4 now since I've lived there... While I loved it for a while. I have too many bad experiences there to ever even fathom moving back... I live in Seattle now and LOVE it! And not to mention I am on the opposite corner of the US from my son's dead beat dad makes it even better. I hope things get better for you.

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I was born and raised in Florida!I Love Love Love Florida bad weather, heat, Hurricane season bring it on! It's better than waiting for the next earthquake to come ;)

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Hmmm... born and raised here in Florida weren't you? emoticon


Trust me, I'll take the weeks worth of rain over anywhere else I've ever lived. I'm right in Tampa too... keep in mind we had a stretch of how many sunny gorgeous days before this bit of rain??? TONS. I can't even think back to the last icky day before this week. Hell I was running on Treasure Island beach during January and Feb!!! I love, love, LOVE Florida. But I grew up in upper peninsula of Mich where most years we had snow from Mid October to the end of May. And then spent 6 years in Philly were I think I forgot what sunshine was because it was so cloudy half the time. And Las Vegas you got the worst of both worlds.. freezing cold winters and summers much hotter than here. Sooo yeah, for me, Florida is jusssssst fine.

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I just got back from The Keys Friday and it was beautiful all week. However it started raining Sunday night and still hasn't stopped but I love this kind of weather. I'm sorry you hate Florida weather. Summer is on it's way!

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Okay, so let me add that the rain I read about here doesn't seem like a big deal to me. In one weekend we got 11". We are at like a foot and half for the month of May right now. I didn't get to go outside for weeks. Plus it rained last month as well, just May got more than we've had in one month in forever and it's not over. I here we have more coming, this time from Florida. :o) Not that we need any, with three days of sun we still are sopping wet every where. We have main roads that were closed for a week or more. I am talking about major highways to where some folks had to go down dirt roads. Our back roads were as busy as the main highways here use to be. We had to have police officers setting at the road closings so people wouldn't drown their vehicles and themselves. However, it is Arkansas and we have 96%-100% humidity most days and come August we will all be praying for the rain to come back. I know this year we haven't gone floating b/c it is storming and pouring everyday. We had a beautiful sunny weekend this past one, but the rivers were all still flooded and roads still closed in places, so still not able to float. Now we have 40 degree mornings and 80 degree days. This is my time of the year right now. I am thankful to not be in the snow though. :o)

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5/19/09 9:27 A

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I second Woodstock! Riding in the rain is fun. I did it this morning! The only thing that stops me is lightning!!!!

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5/19/09 8:43 A

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I live in Northern Wisconsin. It only rains on weekends or weekdays when I take a vacation day from work. This week is 50 degree days with one 80 degree in the middle, then back to 50 degrees and rain is predicted every other day. If I am riding my bike or walking and it starts raining, oh well...I get wet. I have found that unlike the wicked witch of the west, I do not melt in the rain (Darn It). And puddle jumping is fun no matter what your age. Next time you're out riding your bike and it starts raining take a minute to think about what the worse thing that can happen. You're already wet, so you may as well keep riding and find your inner child and enjoy the ride.


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I LOVE, Love, LOVE Freaking Florida! I ride my bike to and from work in Clearwater, from my home in
Largo. Until this last couple of days, when we began something of a summer weather pattern, I missed riding in only once since last August due to weather. So most of the year I can do my outdoor thing! The past few days I have come in WAY, WAY under my preferred couple of hours a day cardio minutes, because of lightning, and am realizing that I need a good plan B. Videos are ok, but I find I can make more time for cycling than being in front of the TV. I'm starting to come to the conclusion that I may have to join a gym for three months or so, something I'd rather take a beating than do! I really prefer to be outside and going somewhere while exercising, but backsliding now IS NOT AN OPTION. I will not sacrifice a 160+ WEIGHT LOSS & going from a tight size 28 or 3X to a misses size 4-6! Living in FL has its drawbacks, but the weather, has not to this point been one of them for me. The weather, up to now has been one of the chief advantages of a home here in paradise.

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Thanks HONEY032086 I'm 5'2" Just want to know If I could look as good as you when I get toned up more and lose a few more lbs..
I'm still to chicken to have my picture taken with a full piece swimsuit with the little skirt..
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You look great! how tall are you?
My mom has been on vacation in Alabama for 2 weeks now and today I talked to her and she said its been raining everyday since she got there, except for 2 days. and she hates the cold weather she was trying to get away from cold utah lol.

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It has been raining on and off (more on than off) here for the past 2-3 weeks. You cannot even walk on the grass because you sink a few inches. I too will be glad for a break in the weather.

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I remember living in Florida as a kid for about 4 years. My mom complained the whole time about how much she hated Florida! lol!

Welcome! We just got done with rain the last few days and had some beautiful weather today! I walked my first 5k walk today!

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This just came out from the weather channel...

Tonight chance of rain is 60%, scattered-thunderstorms.
Tomorrow chance of rain is 80%, thunderstorms
Tomorrow night chance of rain is 80%, thunderstorms and wind.

Guess I'm not riding my bike to work this week.

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If it is any consolation
Georgia has not been much better lately
It seems like every day there is a weather issue

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I love Florida, came here for summer vacation in 1984 and never left, would never live anywhere else

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I live in PA. It was freezing here today! High of 55 and it's supposed to be 28 tonight! BRRRR!

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I was in Chicago in January, and it was around 20 degrees, not to mention the windchill. I'll take Florida over the rest of the U.S. any day.

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I was in Chicago in January, and it was around 20 degrees, not to mention the windchill. I'll take Florida over the rest of the U.S. any day.

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Yea I live up by Tampa (20 min from tampa) so it usually rains a lot here. It's not supposed to stop this week either, it's actually supposed to rain more this week.

Key west is beautiful, I've been 6 or 7 times.

I hate winter. I can't stand anything below 70 degrees. Florida is wonderful between March and April but it has been getting hot in May these past years. We need the rain though, it's sad when I go on my walks and see half the pond dried up.

You never know what's going to happen in Florida, it could be sunny one minute then raining the next. It'll slow up hopefully however we're only a few weeks from hurricane season starting...*Sigh*

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I live in Tampa florida, I know what you mean by the rain we have been getting. In Tampa, it has been raining between 4-5 pm. Right when I get off work and start biking. So today, it look like it was going to rain again, so I decided not to bike. Go figure it never rained in south Tampa. We do need the rain. My yard is like straw. So while we are in the rainy season, I am going to go biking before I go to work in the morning.

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Well I was there in Florida and it was beautiful laying around the pool and having a great time. Today back in Michigan it is only 65 degrees and windy. I would trade u weather in a heart beat... here its sunny one minute then snow or rain too. It's like that where ever I go here in the states but at least you are warm...

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You look great. At least in FL you don't have snow. That limits outside activities.

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I don't like going outside for exercise so I guess it's perfect that I'm also in Florida (central). I like working out when there's thunder and lightning outside, it's like listening to rock music.

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I live in the Sacramento area and it is in the hundreds and way too hot to go swimming or bike riding. Just stay in the house with the air conditioner on.



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On that note, let me just add. I live in Sacramento area and today, yesterday and tomorrw are 100 plus. They even cancelled my Zumba class at the gym today at 11 because the air is broke and they thought they had more time to fix its since it is only May. Sweaty in Roseville. Be healthy and happy.

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there is nowhere that we dont have some problems. up north it is the cold and snow, someplaces it is the heat and someplaces it is the rain. i prefer to be outside but those back up videos are super and i am getting some more to use as a back up. i want some new dance ones cause they make it so i dont feel like i am exercising. hang in there and the rain will soon stop

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I live in Southwest Florida myself. She is so right about the weather. I save my walks for about 630 because of the heat and humidity. Wed it was raining at from 430 til?? I thought I would take a nap at 630 til 730 by then it should stop. Well I didn't nao I slept until 930. Thurs Storms from 530 till late at night. Friday same thing. Yesterday rained about 400 at 730 I could finally go I get there get out of my car and it poured. I waited a half hour but no stopping.
I will say though when it rains here unlike any other places it rains for about 2/3 hrs than it's done for the day.
Florida is not the ideal place for outside activites in the summer..definately

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you wouldn't like Houston either. In addition to the crazy super hot then pouring down rain weather we also have the sticky humidity.



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I remember hearing on the discovery channel key west has the least amount of rain anywhere in the USA,Its such a beautiful placeI live in Ohio,but spent many winters in Florida,thought of moving their but when it came down to it,I would miss the 4 seasons terribly!!

So I trade rain in florida for snow here in the winter-snow has more fun things to do anyhow

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The last couple days, here in Minnesota, have been chilly enough to feel ike winter! But today is sunny & warmer...the weather is bound to change, we just have to be patient & wait a day or two!

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Sorry about the rain, but it will end soon. Cool for you on the weight loss

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You look wonderful. I just got back from Florida (Key West) on Saturday and there was no rain all week. I guess it's just where you're located.

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Ok I know we've been in a drought for a few months but this is ridiculous. Every single day since Wednesday of last week it has rained continuously throughout the day. And not just rain, lightning, thunder, your typical Florida summer. I was out biking today because I was trying to make up for missing Thursday thru Saturday because I wasn't feeling well and recooperating from that....

Well about 20 min into my bike ride it started to pour...not just sprinkle, pour. I had to pedal as fast as I could home. By the time I got home I was drenched...I mean sopping wet.

*sigh* This is why I hate Florida. I at least have videos I can do at home but I really love walking, running, and riding my bike outside and I REALLY wanted to go swimming today since that didn't happen yesterday because my ex-boyfriend was at the pool and he doesn't even live here so I can't see why he was here but my boyfriend hates him so...all in all I didn't get to go swimming yesterday and probably won't happen today either.

This week is going to be rough on me. Tuesday we are getting a whole new system installed at work...no more answering phones yipee!!! However, it goes live Wednesday or is supposed to and will change how we fill prescriptions. I may actually be so frustrated from work to come home and do kickboxing or something but we shall see.

Anyway that's my spat! Oh yea and I love my new profile pic, I took that...YESTERDAY. I'm getting so skinny but I'm not where I want to be yet and there's still a lot of work to be done. I still have fat around my belly, butt, arms, thighs and legs that needs to go away. lol. But I think I look good so far.

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