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This is NOT political.

I'm a conservative. I'm NOT a republican because I disagree with them on many, many issues. But I am definitely a conservative. I don't believe in the welfare system as it exists now. Welfare should be a hand not a hand out. You should not be able to receive welfare for more than 1 year. I don't believe in abortion but I don't believe it should be illegal. Trust me, if I want to get an abortion, legal or not, I'll get one. It should also not be allowed for 13 year olds to get one without parental consent. I think the war in Iraq is just the tip of the iceberg. Did Bush lie to start it?? I don't believe so, at least no more than everyone else did. Our intelligence was lousy so not so hot decisions were made. I believe stem cell research could be the hope of the future but it can be done in an ethical, humane manner. I can't stand people like Al Franken, not because he's a flaming liberal but because he can not provide a thoughtful, logical, cohesive …

I battle a lot of demons.

As I'm sure many people do but these are mine and therefore more important to me :)

One of my battles is my weight. I have no control in the face of pastry; cookies, cakes, pies, muffins, you name it I literally can't say no to it. This is something I have been struggling with for easily 10 years. Sometime the battle goes well other times, eh, not so much..... However, I feel like I'm making huge progress in the pastry wars.

One of my strategies is to bring my food with me. I bring breakfast and lunch to work everyday. I have found that if I stop at the store on the way to work I have zero willpower and will buy the pastries. Many times I'll buy 2. I will then eat them and pretty much feel like crap for the rest of the day. I'm also a secret eater. I'll eat these things in the car so no one sees me eat. Oh, this is not a pretty picture!!!

As this is a long standing battle I'm constantly looking for ways to win. The other day I made a huge discovery that I thin…

I'm a little down.

I do get depression and it's not really that, I'm just feeling a little bit down. I don't have the joy or excitement I usually feel when I get a good workout in. But, I'm still doing the workouts and that's really good.

So let's see what's happened the past couple of days.

Monday was swimming. It was good. I did some drills, some intervals, some distance. I ended up doing 2500 m. It was good.

Tuesday was weights and running. The weights went fine, no problems there. The run was another story. I took off and planned to do about 4 miles. I started out and felt really good. I was running good and moving fast. I hit the 1 mile mark 4 minutes faster than my last run. Woo Hoo!!! I got about 1.5 miles into it and a little dog shot out of the bushes on the side of the road and got clipped by a car. The hit wasn't bad, the dog kept running with just a slight limp. So I called to the dog to try and get it out of the road. It came running over and proceeded to adopt …

Hi, my name is Flo and I have a problem.

I'm on my feet all day at work. Literally!!! I stand from 8 a.m. till lunch time then from lunch till 5ish. Most days I'm tired but not exhausted. A few minutes sitting usually revives me and I'm raring to go again.

On the weekends I invariably spend too much time sitting and by Sunday night my back hurts. Well, when I take 3 day weekends by Sunday morning I'm in agony. As I was today. My back is freaking killing me. If I stand up the pain will go away after a while. But who the hell wants to stand up on a 3-day weekend???? Not me!

Anyway, I just had to share that. It really pisses me off that I can't sit and relax and talk to people. NO!! I have to stand and move regularly or I'll be in pain crying like a baby the next day. Is it any wonder people think I'm weird????