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Old 12-24-2011, 09:29 AM   #1531
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What's wrong with it Rock? I might know s/one who could fix it.
Thanks. But it is 20 years old and has served us well. Time for a new one. I knew after last year that it was starting to go. May as well put the money towards a new one and not spend it on repairs that may only give it another season..
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:45 PM   #1532
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Grrrrrr. I was trying to help my daughter out and went online and found a VIN search site. I read everything there carefully, and it said it was $2.95 for one search. I went ahead and got it.

I checked our bank account out this morning, and not only did they charge us $29.95, they plan to continue to charge that to our card every month unless we cancel. We called the number to cancel (and give them a piece of our mind) and the number is not legitimate. We will be closing that check card out and getting a new one (have to wait until I get home the 28th, as I will need the card). I have reported them to our bank, the Better Business Bureau, and an online fraud site.

DO NOT ever do a VIN search at Car VIN Checks | Check Any Car VIN In North America. They are a scam.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #1533
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You should contact your state's Attorney General also and report them along with your Motor Vehicle agency.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #1534
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Thanks Addie!
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:40 PM   #1535
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Sorry, but I can't help you. I can curse and kick something for you. @#**#*@+#@!!!!!! Boot! Crash!!!!!
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:46 PM   #1536
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #1537
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I quit smoking in July after about 40 years of smoking.

Now I want to see some benefits. It's still hard. I have days when I don't go outside because I know I will accost strangers until I find one willing to sell me a cigarette.

I have gained over 25 pounds.
I don't notice any improvement to my breathing, though it wasn't a problem before I quit.
I have no energy.
It's hard to concentrate.
My sense of smell hasn't really improved. The only thing I can smell more now is stinky cigarettes.
My blood pressure last spring at my annual checkup was 120 over something, which I found shockingly high for me. It's really not too bad for someone 61 years old. I went to a clinic on Xmas Eve for a sore throat and my blood pressure there was 180/105!

I'm guessing that I should talk to my doctor before embarking on a weight loss diet. I'm thinking of low carb since Atkins worked well for me before.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #1538
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Congrats on quitting! It's among the hardest things I've had to do.

Don't feel bad that you haven't seen significant improvement. That just means you weren't in terrible shape from smoking yet. Focus on the fact that you are much healthier now and have greatly reduced your risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke. Just as you couldn't see the damage smoking was doing internally, you can't see the improvements.

When I successfully lost weight a few years ago, it was by eating less food and starting a daily walking program. I specifically avoided a low carb diet because I like carbs. I ate everything I always ate. I just ate less of it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:24 PM   #1539
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Congrats on quitting! It's among the hardest things I've had to do.

Don't feel bad that you haven't seen significant improvement. That just means you weren't in terrible shape from smoking yet. Focus on the fact that you are much healthier now and have greatly reduced your risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke. Just as you couldn't see the damage smoking was doing internally, you can't see the improvements.

When I successfully lost weight a few years ago, it was by eating less food and starting a daily walking program. I specifically avoided a low carb diet because I like carbs. I ate everything I always ate. I just ate less of it.
It's really hard to focus on the fact of being healthier when I feel worse and my blood pressure has skyrocketed.

How much walking in your daily walking program? I'm not ready to eat less. Not smoking isn't a strong enough habit yet. I am getting really tired of chewing gum.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:27 PM   #1540
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With you BP that high, ask your doctor to refer you to a registered dietician. You may need help and constant encouragement. Some people need a 'buddy' to lose weight with. And congrats of stopping smoking.
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