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My computer helpfully purged all my e-mail for me yesterday as I was going through it. All my husband's, as well. THANK YOU, LITTLE MAC!

Seriously, I've no idea what happened, but all of a sudden all of it vanished. And it's still gone. So yay for that, I guess. Saved me at least another hour of scrutinizing pleas to give money and offers to save money.

My e-mail isn't wasn't very exciting.

Today's walk certainly will be. With a predicted high temperature of only 31° and a 50 percent chance of snow, I think the yaktraks will be put to good use. As well as multiple layers of clothing.

My general rule is a four-mile minimum, but I'm willing to suspend that rule for today. I want to keep the streak going, but it really will be too cold (I think, since it's also supposed to be cloudy) to go the distance. I think I'll take a page from Roni Noone and make it a mile on inclement days.

(I only just began reading Roni's blog late last year. Don't ever call me an early adapter! She's been blogging for many years, and has maintained a 70-pound weight loss for many years, as well.) She takes a very common-sense approach to her daily meals, and she has this deal where you do intentional activity in a "what you can, when you can" manner. And then you tweet it with the hashtag #wycwyc.

I haven't participated because my #wycwyc activity is 25 squats while I brush my teeth. Every day.

That would get kind of boring on the Twitter.

Maybe not as boring as my posts here have been lately though. Walking. Weather. Cleaning.



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