Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jimmy Dean Is Not My Lover

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Jimmy Dean, however the opinions and feelings expressed here are my own.

Well, he kind of is. I’ll get to that in a sec.

First, though, can we talk about the fact that it’s almost 2011? That the second decade of the new century is officially in full swing? That a child born in 2000 would now be able to understand quadratic equations? That Two and a Half Men is entering its eighth season? EIGHTH?! It’s blowing my mind, man. It’s also reminding me that it’s time for the time-honored (and, likely, dreaded) tradition of New Year’s resolutions.

If you’re anything like me, your resolutions probably center around the hope that you will to do something--anything--better next year. Eat better. Exercise more. Spend less time looking at shirtless photos of Ryan Reynolds. Anyway, I’d wager a guess that approximately 99.9% of the female population focuses their efforts on diet and exercise. The fantasy that we will all someday happily subsist on grapefruit slices and steamed salmon while flexing our perfectly toned triceps unites us in sisterhood, like bra-burning... or DSW fire sales.

As frequent readers of this blog know, I enjoy a diet based largely on wine and the types of candy likely to remove fillings. You also know that my fitness regimen consists of wearing orthopedic-looking sneakers that purport to burn my buns, and occasionally trotting out my Pilates magic circle, doing pliƩs during Gossip Girl commercials until it inevitably springs from my knees and flies across the room and breaks something.

No more!

In 2011 I’m committed to making better choices--choices that make me feel better. And that’s where my new lover Jimmy Dean comes in.

Do you know what I eat for breakfast on a normal day? Coffee. Yup, just a cup of steaming acids mixed with half and half and filled with enough Splenda packets to choke a Clydesdale. It’s not that I don’t want to eat breakfast--in truth, it’s my favorite food group--it’s just that after I sit down at my desk with my coffee and start my work, I forget. And then it’s lunchtime, and I’m starving. I’m jittery and irritable, and so hungry I lunge at the nearest cheeseburger.

This morning I threw an egg white, cheese, and Canadian bacon sandwich on a honey wheat English muffin into my purse as I ran out the door. Yes, threw. It was easy. It was frozen. It was a Jimmy Dean D-Lights product (visit the official site). Did you know Jimmy Dean made things other than sausage patties? Well, he does, and they’re amazing. This baby clocked in at 230 calories and a whopping 15 grams of protein, with only 4.5 grams of fat. It was ready after two minutes in the microwave and it looked--and tasted--better than any deli breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had.

Egg McMuffin be SO JEALOUS right now.
[Play "Dreamweaver" while looking at this photo for full effect. Except instead of "get me through the night," think "get me through the morning." Which is not as sexy, but whatevs.]

And it’s funny: eating a healthy breakfast made my day better, instantly. It made me feel like I’d won a small battle before I’d even checked my email (where, trust me, many more battles awaited). Plus, I got to eat bacon. Bacon! What isn’t made better by bacon? Nothing, that’s what.

Now that I have the breakfast thing down, I just have to follow through on my other resolutions. Like taking more time to relax and de-stress with yoga and walks in the park. Like turning off the TV and (reluctantly) shutting down the laptop and cracking open a novel. Like backing away from the topless photos of Ryan Reynolds and cuddling up to my real, live husband, who had the good sense never to get involved with Scarlett Johansson in the first place.

How are you going to change your habits for the better this year? Leave a comment sharing your goals and you’ll be eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of Jimmy Dean D-Lights! Isn’t that, ahem, delightful? I’m also going to pun a lot more in 2011. Deal with it.

Here are the rules for the Better Breakfast, Better You giveaway, which lasts from today (12/28) to 1/30/11 (check out the sweepstakes round-up page over at BlogHer to see what other bloggers are saying):

No duplicate comments. You may receive two (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) Read the official rules for alternate form of entry. (Visit the Official Rules)

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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364 comments :

  1. Ok, I tweeted it. I have no idea how to link to the tweet, though, so here's my twitter feed: http://twitter.com/#!/Year31

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  2. Yesterday, here is what I ate:

    The crusts of a peanut butter and honey sandwich.

    Five chocolate chip cookies.

    1/2 a pound or so of cookie dough.

    A small coke from Sonic.

    3/4 slice of a kid's pizza from Macaroni Grill.

    And you know what? My new year's resolutions will have nothing to do with food or exercise! Go figure. I don't plan on getting fat or anything, I've just finally gotten to a point in my life where I've kind of leveled out on my weight, so I don't worry about it. I'm tired of trying to look like a model, because really, what's the point? I'm lucky that no part of my life relies on me being a stick figure!

    My goals have more to do with writing and getting a career together or, at the very least, being more creative. And eating more good food. :)

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  3. Omg! Meat + Una = awesome. That Jimmy Dean is a smart man. I wanna win!

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  4. I've never read your blog before. I love the name...volcanic ensemble! It's from "Pretty in Pink", I assume?

    In 2011 I plan to Zumba 3 times a week and keep a food diary to track my calories.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  5. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/19773919066066944

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  6. Gotta stop eating cookies for breakfast...

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  7. I have one resolution: to do the dishes every night. Somehow, we manage to run out of clean forks and plates on a regular basis.

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  8. I'm entering by d (already done!) and a - this year, I'm going to work out with Jillian on a more regular basis to lose another pants size. And I plan to cut back to 1 cup of regular coffee and then only drink decaf after that. So long, mid-afternoon Starbucks quad-venti- soy latte..

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  9. Eat out less often and spend time cooking more meals. It saves more money and it's better for me!

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  10. Feed me Seymore.

    http://twitter.com/#!/RecessionistaDJ

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  11. 15 grams of protein and 230 calories really isn't bad for a breakfast sandwich!

    I, too, have the Get off your bum and quit eating so many cheetos resolution. (in addition: take vitamins!) I had weight loss surgery 2 years ago and I'm 30lbs shy of my goal weight and its making me crazy.

    I also went through a divorce end of 2009 and moved in with my mom at the beginning of 2010...so 2011 is the year of GTFO-my moms house because I'm 25 and it makes me feel 13.

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  12. I love this contest! I need to start eating breakfast too. Maybe that should be my resolution this year.

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  13. 5 years ago my resolution was to exercise more and lose weight. I started kickboxing and cardio workouts, lost about 30 lbs. Then quit. And gained it back.
    Last year my resolution was to exercise and lose weight. I did Weight Watchers, lost some weight, then quit. And gained those 11 lbs back.
    3 weeks ago I vowed to cut down on my thermos-filled coffee consumption and drink more water. I quit drinking all that water cuz I got tired of peeing so much.
    Maybe this year's resolution will be to stop being such a damn quitter?

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  14. I just wrote a blog about my resolutions last night so that should work. http://freefallin44.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-of-last-years-resolutions-and.html

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  15. I'm going to spend more time outside!

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  16. I plan to drink more water and fresh fruits and veggies everyday! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  17. My Wii Fit Mii is very chubby indeed. I don't like seeing myself fat in video game form. I'll be exercising more and eating more veggies.

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  18. I plan to eat healthier.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  19. My goal for this coming year is to take a creative writing class.
    OR
    Win the lottery and move to Tahiti.
    Definitely one of those two things.

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  20. Okay Una, I've been reading you for almost a year now. You seem like someone who generally marches to their own drum with an occasional weak moment. I feel like this post is...well just that. I've eaten Jimmy Dean sandwiches, I've scanned their products for years as a cashier and my conclusion: the eggs taste like water, the cheese like plastic, the meat is overly salty, and the bread/whatever is containing the food turns hard and inedible before you can take a bite in the mere seconds it sits in the microwave.

    I get it, blogher, jimmy dean = promotional material, free food, more blog activity, and potentially even a profit.

    But what our society really needs to be doing is learning to shop on the outsides of the grocery store (staying away from processed foods), learn to cook, plan, and prepare their meals at home and limit their consumption of quick service restaurants and large portions so common in many restaurants today. I understand people are busy and time is something we as a nation have so little of.I'm just as guilty as the next person.

    Don't get me wrong I think you are great as a writer and find you incredibly hilarious, honest, and down to earth. But the sandwich I don't think was all that great.

    Especially if you compare it to what you could make in a frying pan at home with Jeff cheering you on.

    Sorry for being a downer everyone, it's just the curmudgeon in me!

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  21. I have renewed my gym membership and plan to lose the 20 pounds I've gained this year.

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  22. I plan on working out at least 3 times a week.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  23. I will drink water regularly.
    I will do those sit-ups I need to do and something for my arms.
    I will walk more.
    I will learn how to put on make-up for everyday and for special occasions.
    I will stay away from the workplace drama.
    I will replace procrastination with action.
    I will try and be as kind and positive to myself as I am to others.

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  24. More excercise, less junk food

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  25. http://twitter.com/#!/rsmc1/status/19911967657426944

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  26. Anonymous9:00 PM

    What "Teen" said. I'm disappointed in you, Una. Overly processed and marketed commercialized food is not the answer. I expected a little more integrity from you.

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  27. My goal for 2011: Get a job, hopefully doing something I enjoy. Last year my resolution was "Be friendlier to people." That was a big flop, so this year I'm being a tad more realistic. :)
    maggieandabbie@gmail.com

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  28. I am going to stop drinking soda and drink only water.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  29. I look forward to bettering myself in the coming year. Not only will I lose weight for myself I will also be a better role model for my two kids. That is the best I can wish for in the new years.
    Thanks,
    Scott Martin
    Spmartin122@gmail.com

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  30. Anonymous12:31 AM

    Love Jimmy Dean. I plan to eat a lot healthier.

    MCantu1019 AT aol DOT com

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  31. debrahall1961@yahoo.com12:32 AM

    need to drink more water

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  32. I'm going to resist the temptation to sit on the couch and watch my hubby work out... and actually join him at least once a week!

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  33. fighting cancer right now and just out of treatment and isolation but need to find balance and ways to heal the body so would like to try yoga to better myself in the new year
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  34. I'm going to change my habits by using my time more efficient. I'm going to strive to be purposeful with my energy and resources. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. I tweeted too!

    http://twitter.com/#!/benny8484/status/20006284648517632

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  36. I'm going to finish watching all four seasons of 30 Rock on Netflix. Don't judge!

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  37. I resolve to hunt "Teen" down and force feed her a Jimmy Dean Delights. Oh yes, we will laugh afterward and become life long friends. Until then, "Teen", sleep with one healthy eye open.

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  38. The first habit I need to change is my lack of exercise-my plan is to increase my heart rate for at least 10 min. each day regardless of how I do it.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  39. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/HendyMartin/status/20025703894351872
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  40. I am going to work out three days a week.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  41. Tweeted; http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/20025841534631936

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  42. I'm working my butt off to finally start pulling in a steady (ish) income from the kids' clothing I make. I do really well when I'm active, but then inevitably something comes up and I take a month off, which kills any and all forward momentum. My resolution for 2011 is to make at least 8 pieces a month (I do mostly custom orders, this isn't a horribly low amount). Maybe, also, to cut down on the fabric habit a wee bit...

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  43. getting my life in balance and getting healthy in and out

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  44. I am not a big drinker but some of the people we go out with are and I have had more wine this year than I care to. I am going to put the cabash on joining them for drinks so often.

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  45. Well, I don't plan to quit my one-smoke a day habit.
    I plan to drink more water, eat less junk and regain my razor-sharp jawline.
    Hah. And if I will the damng gift card, you betcher ass I'm spending it on a mani-pedi.

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  46. When taking care of a sick family member in 2010, my routines suffered. I am going to get back into my Wii Fit Plus every day, and walking with my husband every day, and eating more regular meals

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  47. http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/20109440493559808

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  48. I am going to try to limit bedtime snacking

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  49. I'm going to try and add more protein to my breakfast
    bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. I plan to eat more fruits and vegetables

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  51. tweet
    http://twitter.com/buzz8/status/20166239611523076

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  52. Gonna break the habit of having a "midnight" snack!

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  53. I have a routine of walking on the treadmill during my tv watching time. there aren't too many shows i like to watch though, so i need to find a way to increase my tv watching. ;) i WILL find a way to be more regular about getting on the treadmill.

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  54. I am going to continue to eat right and exercise 5-6 days a week, but I'm going to increase the intensity of my exercises so that I can bump up my weight loss a bit!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  55. I have GOT to start exercising.

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  56. I am going to start counting my calories.

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  57. I'm going to tackle 2011 head on! Eating better, taking my vitamins (instead of just saying I will) and taking care of myself spiritually too. I'm a new Christian so I'm just now learning the Bible and growing in Christ.

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  58. My goal for the new year is to eat more nutritious foods--no more 100 calorie packs and things like that. Empty calories are banned!

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  59. I plan to walk more and add more fruits and vegetable and less sugar to my diet

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  60. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/20197478519279616

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  61. I'm in a unique situation. I work with a man who has developmental disabilities, so I am at his apartment all day long, a couple times a week. There is a gym in his apartment complex, so we started going in there and working out together for 45 minutes every day that I work with him. It's great for both of us, and I am incredibly lucky to be able to get a workout in while I am on the job!

    I will definitely be sticking with that routine!

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  62. I am cutting back on carbs as I am now diabetic.

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  63. I'm going to try to get a lot more exercise, and to only have one helping of food at meals.

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  64. I'll walk at least twice a week with hubby.

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  65. I really need to get my walking program going again and exercise in the house as well as for eating right i am doing much better with that no junk food just whole wheat and fresh fruit

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  66. http://twitter.com/#!/rewcath/status/20269027242811392 tweeted @rewcath

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  67. I'm planning on gradually increasing my daily exercises this year.
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

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  68. I tweeted about this
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/20274309863841794

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  69. I plan to cook more from scratch and eat more whole/organic foods

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  70. For 2011, I'm planning to quit smoking AND drinking pop. Wish me luck because I'm so going to need it!
    pbjmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I plan to do more yoga and jogging
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  72. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/20337780848590848

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  73. I'm going to MAKE myself walk on that treadmill just sitting in the living room!

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  74. i tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/20341122106654720

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  75. I plan to exercise more and eat more whole foods.

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  76. i am moving my exercise time to the morning so it dont get pushed aside when something comes up
    floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

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  77. My kids love pasta and noodles! I'm swtiching to whole grain pasta and buck wheat noodles!!! Small change, but hopefully and better alternative!

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  78. Two and a half men in season eight.. the question is, is it blowing your mind because it's such a bad show, or because Charlie Sheen actually survived this long?

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  79. I'm going to try to move more, even if it means walking around inside the house in the winter months!

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  80. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/clc408/status/20479064070422528

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  81. I run. So, my plan for 2011 is to work on incorporating running and other workouts. We'll see how it goes :)

    scottorbsmith at gmail dot com

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  82. I'm exercising and walking more and also drinking plenty of water! Thank you!

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  83. I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/20487013346058240

    thank you and Happy New Year to you!

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  84. I am going to try to quit smoking!

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  85. I am determined to exercise more. Last year I started eating healthier so no I need to tone up.

    hebert024 at aol dotcom

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  86. I usually don't make New Year's resolutions, but I often make hey-I-need-a-resolution resolutions, so we'll do one of those now.

    I need to make sure that I eat healthier things more frequently. Since I've been pregnant, all I want (aside from beef and orange juice) is chocolate. I think this is because I'm not eating enough of the good stuff, and therefore the creamy, delicious, calorie-laden chocolate calls to me. There is just so much of it this time of year.

    I also resolve to find a less hilly place to walk as where we usually take the dogs is getting more and more difficult the more I waddle.

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  87. I have already begun, almost 4 weeks smoke free.

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  88. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/20551512975478784

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  89. I’m planning on trying to eat less fat and exercising more!! Thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  90. I plan to stop biting my nails so that my hands actually look like they belong to a female/adult, and I want to write something every single day (you inspired me to choose that one!)

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  91. And I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/jackie_travels

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  92. I am going to start incoporating my working into my routine for a healthier 2011!

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  93. I plan on drinking more water and walking more stairs instead of taking the elevator. I have tasted Jimmy Dean D-Lights and although the quick breakfast may taste good and be high in fiber they are filled with Sodium - approx. 35% of your daily allowance as with most store bought products. Also, the Turkey Sausage muffin I bought has High Fructose Syrup in it. This is a bit sad as "healthy brands" should be staying away from HFCS! To stay healthier in 2011, make your own egg breakfast using egg whites, whole wheat toast.

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  94. I plan on quitting smoking and eating healthier this year by not buying foods that will tempt me.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  95. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/20883130210586624
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  96. I plan on walking more and move up to speed walking and then to jogging
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  97. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/20887572054024192
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  98. I'm planning on trying to get 10,000 steps in everyday (can you tell I got a pedometer for Christmas!) LOL
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  99. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/20935446590656512
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  100. I'm going to exercise at least 5 times a week.

    ksgillmore at yahoo dot com

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  101. I plan on exercising daily for better health. Even if it's only for 20-30 minutes.

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  102. Tweet-http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/21050775853596673

    Thanks

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  103. tweet-http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/21050775853596673

    can't remember if I just posted it - got distracted and I can't see it. :D sorry

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  104. I am going to lose weight and get into shape this year.

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  105. I have retweeted.

    http://twitter.com/mrcheapo/status/21170267132796929

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  106. I do some form of exercise at least 5 days a week. I really need to be more mindful of what I am sticking in my mouth and plan on making changes in my diet to include more balanced meals and less processed foods. Thanks!

    parodi821 at yahoo dot com

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  107. I'm putting exercise on par with work
    tallen0104 at yahoo.com

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  108. My plan for 2011 is to "do what matters most". That means I will put my time and energy toward the things I care most about, which includes keeping in touch with the people I love, making our home a more orderly place (which will make my sweetheart very happy), and finding time to be creative.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  109. I plan on getting more sleep this year
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  110. My tweet
    sweokgrl@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/21561859643539457

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  111. I am for sure going to change somethings around like how I eat and my lack of exersize in the past. I am on to new and better things as of right now. I am going to walk my dog everyday no matte how cold it is outside.

    gmissycat at yahoo.com

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  112. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/21573300777914369

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  113. Getting back to my exercise program...vacation is over ;)

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  114. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/hillgirly/status/21625448274337792

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  115. I am going to try eating less and doing more walking.

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  116. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/21638457092743169
    marybug2 at yahoo.com

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  117. I'm having surgery this week, and I'm promising myself to FOLLOW EXACTLY the directions of my physical therapist. My body hasn't been too cooperative lately, and I need to build back strength and stamina.

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  118. Tweeted you!
    http://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/21653486441598976

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  119. I plan to eat higher fiber/less fat foods and stop drinking soda in 2011.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  120. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/21705417423847424

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  121. I plan on eating healthier and having a more active lifestyle to help me achieve a healthier body weight. Thanks!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  122. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/lipstickncandy/status/21732994364477440

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  123. I am planning to stop eating so much carbs!
    Thanks so much!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    janna@feedyourpigblog.com
    www.feedyourpigblog.com

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  124. I'm aiming to take the kids for 2+ mile walks in the neighborhood at least 4 times a week. That gets me off my rear end and gets the kids out for fresh air.

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  125. Get more sleep and drink more water...neither of which I have yet to accomplish in 2011! :P Monday is always a good day to start!

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  126. Anonymous11:03 AM

    sherri
    i plan on drinking more water instead of living on diet cokes
    sherricrawford70@yahoo.com

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  127. I'm going to be getting back in shape after my 2nd baby (due any day now!!!). I plan to focus on incorporating whole foods and gradually increasing to a more intense workout routine. I would love to do a race or some other fitness event before the end of the year.

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  128. My new resolution is to up my trips to the gym from 2 a week to 3. And to hold myself to "making up" missed gym trips with videos at home.
    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. I have resolved to actually eat breakfast in the morning. Usually I just run out of the house and don’t even think about it. So by mid-morning, I am starving and I have to go the vending machine to get something to snack on. So by eating a healthy breakfast every day, I should be able to curb all of the snacking that I do.

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  130. This is a great idea--- I would love an easy breakfast option that is healthy!
    My goal for this new year is to slow down-- eat slower, and eat more intentionally!

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  131. I actually really like the D-Lights, although the sausage one was still pretty calorie-heavy, as a I recall...

    ANYWAY,
    I know if I said I was going to lose 50 pounds this year, I'd end up gaining 10 and whining that I've set my goal too high....so I'm saying instead that I'm going to lose a pound each week. We'll see about that, too.

    I also started Zumba last fall and am already signed up through May, so I'm planning to stick with that. Mostly because it's fun and I can reward myself after with wine and a Fudgesicle, guilt-free.

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  132. I am setting aside 15 minutes daily for deep breathing and relaxation exercises. I've found that when I feel less stressed, it's easier to meet my goals, both health and otherwise.

    dogsrock at insightbb dot com

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  133. im going to try to cut out junk food out of my diet
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  134. My husband and I are finally getting a treadmill! I’m super stoked to not have to worry about the weather everyday….I can just run! :-)

    caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

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  135. i will try to buy less sugary processed foods

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  136. I am going to incorporate more exercise into my daily routine for sure!

    naturallyalise@gmail.com

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  137. I'm going to drink more water in the future!

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  138. I'm going to try to exercise, clean my house, and read certain books. I've set monthly goals and hopefully I will reach them!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  139. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/?status=The%20Sassy%20Curmudgeon%3A%20Jimmy%20Dean%20Is%20Not%20My%20Lover%20http%3A%2F%2Fj.mp%2FghzIpc%20via%20%40AddToAny#!/suburbsanity/status/22778679620800513
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  140. I have already eliminate the snacks, and am not going to eat prepared foods.

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  141. I am just going to try to do more of the good things and less of the bad. Should work out, I think. 1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/1prizewinner/status/22837628017577984
    Twitter Name: 1prizewinner
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. I need a regular, rather than sporadic exercise program. I live on the beach, so I' going to start with walking 3 times a week (hopefully I'll love it enough to go to 5 days)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/22876750891450369
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. I lost a lot of weight with chemo, so this year I need to pack on a few pounds while still eating healthy. I started a food journal to keep track of calories while still making sure I get fruit, veggies and protein.
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. I am trying to bring my lunch to work more often so that I can avoid fast food.

    luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  147. Overall, my choices I need to make start with having a better ATTITUDE and making me realize I am WORTH the change, the money, the time and effort…to take better care of me. To not let fear of long term health issues run my life. I have not been a healthy eater, and let a rotten schedule even drive THAT (except for dinner). When family is gone I simply dont take the time to care and eat right…I will try in 2011 to change that! No more skipping meals during the week! I know it’s not healthy and would NEVER let my kids do this!

    wow...I had no idea Jimmy Dean had such great readymade breakfasts! awesome!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

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  148. I tweeted this too!

    http://twitter.com/2sic2mooov/status/22944421318234113

    thanks!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

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  149. Kristin4:52 PM

    That was one heckofa post!! I'm cool with Jimmy Dean.. enter me!
    kristinmulrane(at)gmail(dot)com

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  150. I do want to walk more...it's the only exercise I enjoy amiedanny@msn.com

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  151. I will be more physically active.
    eugeniewu (at) gmail (dot) com

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  152. I will make sure to stay hydrated when I exercise.
    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  153. I plan on sleeping more, continuing to run 6 days a week, and lift more often

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  154. I saw a great idea and I'm going to do it. I will fill up half a plate with fruit or veggies and other half - half with protien and half with carb. Its easy to remember too.

    malleycc(at)(hotmail)dotcom

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  155. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jadenruby/status/23410340234526720

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  156. I am going to try to be more physically active, esp. during the winter months. I notice as I age, I have less stamina. I always need to drink more water!!

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  157. my goals are to be more conscious of what I am eating instead of mindless consumption of garbage :D plus to possibly go back to school

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  158. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/CarmaSez/status/23439120760049664

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  159. I'm going to work on portion control!

    awinters AT gmail

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  160. http://twitter.com/#!/uberabby2/status/23471921114906625

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  161. I plan to start going to our local Y. It opens later this month and we plan to spend as much time as possible there. I want to feel better about myself and this will help accomplish that goal. Thank you!

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  162. I plan to stick to healthier snacks this year to help monitor a better FBS, since it crept up after I was ill last year.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  163. blog post http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2011/01/jimmy-dean-d-lights-better-breakfast.html

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  164. tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/23781453309419521

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  165. I am going to drink more water and take my dog for daily walks! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  166. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/23835899804520448 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  167. i am making sure i eat veggies with at least 2 meals..i can't just rely on vitamins and i am going to work on improving my good cholesterol levels
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  168. I plan on drinking more water and eating at least the recommended amount of vegetables daily.

    Sparklezstars@cfl.rr.com

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  169. http://twitter.com/Sparklezstars/statuses/23935893245009920

    Tweet

    Sparklezstars@cfl.rr.com

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  170. The ONE thing I plan to do to better myself is to make time for myself to do the projects I have been meaning to do for quite a while :) Y'know, Me-Time :)

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

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  171. I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

    http://twitter.com/#!/TimboSquad/status/24010817628282881

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

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  172. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/?status=The%20Sassy%20Curmudgeon%3A%20Jimmy%20Dean%20Is%20Not%20My%20Lover%20http%3A%2F%2Fj.mp%2FghzIpc%20via%20%40AddToAny#!/erunuevo/status/24086094282756098

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  173. I don't deal well with "thou shall nots" so instead, I'll focus on doing good things for me: add more fruits/veg/whole grains and cut back on portion sizes.

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  174. I am 37 and I can't solve a quadratic equation, but I intend to eat better this year. I also am absolutely going to start exercising again- standing while eating doesn't count anymore.
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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  175. I have so many changes I need to make.
    1) stop eating everything
    2) get up and move it
    3) study my Bible more
    4) pray regularly
    5) love my hubby better
    6) utilize my mom time better
    7) be a better friend/employee
    8) stop stressin!

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  176. I plan to get more sleep, and get more calcium, fruits and veggies into my diet.

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  177. I am changing my habits this year by cutting down on my sugar intake. I have always eaten a ridiculous amount, and 2011 is going well so far. I haven't even had dessert every day (which is a huge deal for me!). Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  178. I PLAN ON LOSING SOME SERIOUS WEIGHT & START USING MY TREADMILL MORE OFTEN! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  179. 2ND ENTRY TWEET twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/24533866744127489 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  180. I am trying to cut back on processed foods and sugar....should be an interesting year:)

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  181. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/24608296056913920

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  182. I am working hard to track my food and keep myself in check when it comes to sweets.

    nhmoose99 at yahoo dot com

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  183. I'm walking to work. Uphill. All winter. In Maine. It's gonna be great [for me]!

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  184. I am going to try to eat breakfast and drink more water.

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  185. Tweet http://twitter.com/?status=The%20Sassy%20Curmudgeon:%20Jimmy%20Dean%20Is%20Not%20My%20Lover%20http://j.mp/ghzIpc%20via%20%40AddToAny#!/givekaciestuff/status/25069930793668608

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  186. Get more rest and eat healthier.

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  187. http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/25077436139966464

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  188. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/EverydayVibrant/status/25231808534683649

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  189. I am going to eat better, cooking from scratch and making better choices to pick real foods.

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  190. I always felt weird that I didn't know how to swim so this year I signed up for swimming lessons at our local community college. Not only will I learn a new skill, I'm hoping to get healthier with some much-needed exercise. Wish me luck, classes start at the beginning of February. I'm hoping to complete my "Navy Seal" training by summer.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  191. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/25258631993761792

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  192. This year I am making a distinct effort to eat out a lot less, and to eat healthier. I am also getting organized! I've cleaned out the hallway closet and the upstairs closet.. which have been where I've tossed random stuff and has been a blackhole for years. I'm getting organized one closet at a time haha.

    I also want to get back into doign what I love most: Fashion Design, I'm going to sign up for a Corset class! :)

    abitnerdygirl [at] gmail [dot] com

    thank you for the opportunity xoxo

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  193. Like everyone else, better health is my goal in 2011. Which includes improving my eating habits and exercise frequency. But also, I have decided not to stress too much about these things. Because growing ulcers the size of a whopper is probably as bad as eating one!
    scar20qp[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  194. I am trying to eat healthier meals this year, and I want to get back to walking again.

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  195. Better diet here also :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  196. I'll be working out at least 3 times a week! I'll also stop overeating!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  197. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/status/25643652986445824
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  198. I need to get out and walk more. I sit for hours at a time at my job. There is a park with a walking trail across the street from my house, and I need to take advantage of it.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  199. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/25654299577032705
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  200. I am bringing an apple or yogurt with me to work for breakfast every day so I don't snack in the morning. I am also slowly adding in some jogging to my daily long walks and I'm loving it! Thanks.
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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