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  1. I Need To Lose Weight

    This is the best time of year to start to take off those extra pounds. It is several months before the holidays start adding pounds to us. It is also the time of year when the weather changes and makes it easier to get outside and walk, run, bicycle or whatever floats your boat. I just joined weight watchers and they have a really good plan. I'm not depriving myself of food, but I did cut out the soda's (100%). It is tough I have to admit. I think I stay alive because of the sugar and caffeine I consumed every day. I'm 45 now and it gets harder every year. Exercise has become a MUST DO in order to lose with any type of speed for me. I bought a pair of new running shoes and I'm starting to Walk/Run first. I work in Chantilly - does anyone know of a nice place to walk/hike in the area. I'd love to hook up with a few women with common goals to walk with on weekends. I live close to the Appalachian Trail, but I don't feel comfortable walking alone. If interested contact me at womanontarget@hotmail.com
  2. New Writers

    Has anyone read a new book lately that was so good that you went out to find another book by the same author? I go thru books like crazy in the wintertime and I'd like to find someone new and different to read.
  3. Has anyone hiked any interesting places in our area lately? Fall colors will be here before we know it. This is my favorite time of year and I'm looking for some suggestions on trails to hike or bicycle. Please respond to womanontarget@hotmail.com to begin a dialogue with me.
  4. Thanks for reprinting George Allen's words. My father told me about Allen's response, but I didn't actually get an opportunity to read his exact words. I say amen to his words and am thankful Virginia has a great senator like him to represent Virginia. I am so sick of the negative comments coming out of the mouths of so many of our political leaders mouths. They really should be ashamed of themselves, and I hope that the people they claim they represent, let them know exactly how they feel about their unpatriotic remarks. Come on - Claiming quatanamo is like Nazi Germany??? I really believe that Dick Durbin needs a history lesson. Did he really graduate from High School ?????? I'm sure I learned of the horrers of WWII from High School. At guatanamo they are given nourishment and are allowed proper medical treatment when sick. They have a place to sleep and are not crammed into every corner. They are not forced to work as slaves every day. I could go on, but it sickens me at the ignorance of Mr. Durban and others like him. As for George Allen - I hear a Presidential Candidate in his voice and someone who I would be honored to call our next Comander in Chief.
  5. Pit Bulls Banned In Denver

    I didn't have an opinion on Pitt Bulls till I had a bad experience with one. Several years ago one of my neighbors bought one. One evening when I came home he was sitting on my porch and each time I attempted to enter my house the dog growled at me. The owner of the dog could not believe he acted that way, because they thought he was a very gentle dog. He continued to get out of their control and I got to the point where I was ready to call the police and have them take care of the manner, when another neighbor was threatened by him and shot the dog. I am a dog lover and yet I was glad that dog was not around any longer. People who have Pitt Bulls must be accountable, when they do not keep control of them. I have a Laborador and he is my responsibility and it is up to me to train him and keep him under my control.
  6. Relocating To Dc

    I love Virginia. I have moved away several times but I always seem to come back. I live in the Shenandoah Valley about 40 miles from Chantilly VA where I work and travel Route 50 East every day. The Shenandoah Valley is beautiful and I feel the city stress peel off of me every day I drive home. I live close enough to the city to visit any time I want to. I can enjoy the fresher, cooler air of the country every day and view the beautiful blue ridge mountains. My area has a lot to offer anyone who loves the outdoors. I bicycle, hike and camp every chance I get. There is plenty of history in my area. You mentioned that you are from Houston. It has been several years since I was there, but I remember is was really spread out and the country wasn't too far away. I like the city - but I would never want to live in one. Advantages also include cheaper housing for rent or purchase. Some people see commuting as a disadvantage - but I find driving to be relaxing in the evenings when I'm on my way home. I drive thru several very small nice towns. One of them is Middleburg which is well known for its wealthy americans. I also live within a couple miles of the Shenandoah River and many people enjoy canoing, kyacking and tubing down the river - not to mention the fishing. One of our local newspapers is the Winchester Star. Go to www.winchesterstar.com and check out the website. It may give you an idea of the type of area I live in. We are almost at 0 unemployment in our area so there is a lot of work here depending on what you are interested in doing. We also have a lot of universities in the area, which are always willing to help someone get a degree while working. I work for Quest Diagnostics in Chantilly and we have a lot of jobs open right now. Quest Diagnostics is a great place to work with a lot of nice benefits. We are growing our business and there is a lot of room for advancement as well as transfers available should someone want to move to another location. We have had several employees transfer. We get annual Goal Sharing checks, Good vacation (they roll sick leave into our vacation which actually gives us more vacation than normal. We also have great LTD, STD, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance. We have the option for Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance etc... All Laboratory work performed at our lab is free to employees. There are more benefits too. You should check us out and give consideration to Virginia as a possible place to settle down.
  7. Need Commuting Partner

    Hi - I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who might be interested in car polling. I could meet at park in ride at Waterloo - Corner of Rt 50 and 350. Hours - From 6:00 AM to 7:00 am Come back between 3:30 to 5:30 (I have ability to move my hours within this range). I work at Westfields Business Park in Chantilly VA Please respond to - womanontarget@hotmail.net
  8. Any Good Places To Raft?

    I'm not sure how close you are looking for. If you are willing to drive a few hours - the best rafting is on the Gulley River - for experienced rafters. There are sections of class 3 to 5. The best time to go is in October when they release some of the dam water. The NEW RIVER is also close to the Gulley. Both of these are in West Virginia.
  9. Hiking

    I'd like to get a small group together and pick a hike in West Virginia for a day. That state is very beautiful. I live in the Shenandoah Valley. I thought that BLACKWATER FALLS would be a very nice area to hike. Anyone interested in joining me in September/October 2005 after things cool down a bit.
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