Where Do You Live?

I know that many of your read and never comment, but I want you to participate in something fun with me today. Just leave a comment telling me where you live and a thing or two that you love about it. You can share your name or just leave an anonymous comment, but I’d love to hear from you!

And while we’re at it, do you have a blog? Do I read it? If you have a blog and you’re not sure I’ve seen it, leave a comment below with a link so I can check it out. I love the people I’ve come to know in the blogosphere, and I don’t want to miss anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are…

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    Jill
    September 29, 2010 at 9:09 am

    What a fun Idea ,
    Jill
    I live in a suburb called Glenmore Park which is NSW Australia. I love living in Australia we have a great country. I live about 1hour away from Sydney and about 1 and half hours away from some great coastal beaches. We live at the foot of the Blue Mountains which are just amazing

    My blog is http://followmeonmyjourney.blogspot.com/

    Thanks Kenz

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    Christina
    September 29, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I live in Lincolnton, North Carolina. I love living here because its a very small town, but sometimes that does suck. I also love living here because I'm only an hour from the mountains which are beautiful this time of year. My blog is http://nevertheskinnygirl.blogspot.com

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    Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie
    September 29, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Hello Kenz!

    I live in Moscow, Russia (but I'm Canadian). I love living here because it so different than any way I've ever lived, and it is my daughter's homeland (we adopted her 8 years ago and never dreamed we'd live here someday). I also live in a great expat community!

    My blog is "Becoming An Ex Yo-Yo Dieter" http://exyoyodieter.blogspot.com/ (Thanks for your recent comments, Kenz.)

    Come on over and visit me anytime ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shane G.
    September 29, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Hey Kenz. I live in Van Buren, Arkansas. It is that town that is just little enough that you know alot of people, but also big enough that we have all the mainstays of civilization, such as Wal Mart, all the big restaurants, etc. I love Van Buren because it is in the River Valley Region of Arkansas so I am about an hour away from several awesome state parks, with gorgeous scenery and a lot of outdoor activities.

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    Miz
    September 29, 2010 at 10:04 am

    TEXAS in the house ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Traveliztera
    September 29, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I live in Manila, Philippines, but far away from the city center where it's more peaceful and relaxing. We almost have all the international stores and restaurants here, so basically, the city's very much updated. What I like about my country though is not its urbanized areas, rather, I love the natural beauties around here, making me feel as if I'm in paradise…

    I totally love your blog btw! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm a fellow weightloss blogger and though I have reached my goal, I'm still up to help everyone around me in their journey. ๐Ÿ˜€ Your blog is definitely inspiring! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://traveliztera.blogspot.com

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    Lanie Painie
    September 29, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I live in Perrysburg, Ohio – a suburb of Toledo. I love it because we are close enough to the city to enjoy the museums, zoo, orchestra, theater, et cetera, but far enough away that we aren't crowded.

    my blog is http://healthyschmealthy.blogspot.com

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I'm from Sunny Cape Town in South Africa. Am a newbie to the blogging world, but will post more when I grow in confidence. Cape Town is full of lovely, interesting people and our mountain (Table Mountain)gives us all a sense of direction, lol! Nadine

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    Tammy
    September 29, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I live in the county north of Memphis, TN, but I work downtown, This is where I was born and raised. I love our view of the Mississippi River. We have a bluff with a walkway, so that at lunch I can enjoy that river! Memphis is also "The Birthplace of the Blues, The Home of Rock and Roll" – ELVIS, Jerry Lee Lewis, BB King, Beale Street. The stretch of interstate 40 that runs from here to Nashville is called the Music Highway!

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I live in Claude, America! LOL, it's a small Texas town, so small that "locals" named it Claude America just so everyone knows it's not in another country. I love it because it is a great place to raise kids!

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    Sarah R
    September 29, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I live in Deltona, Florida, which is halfway between Orlando and Daytona. I don't do the theme parks much, but I'm a total beach addict, especially in the winter time. I love your blog Kenz, but I don't comment much. I hate summer time because it is so blazing hot, but winters in Florida are breathtakingly gorgeous.
    I do have a blog, and while it mentions weight loss, it's not the main focus of my blog, so not sure if you've ever read it.
    http://www.fillupyourmug.blogspot.com

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    KellyNY
    September 29, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I live in Long Island, NY, which is not too far from you now! I love it because it's close to a lot of things without actually living in the city. My blog is:

    http://www.kellyislosingweight.blogspot.com

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    Fran
    September 29, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I've been reading your blog for over a year now but hardly comment on it. Reason (not sure if you are going to like this but I'm just being hones) is that you hardly ever comment on my blog, don't know if you even read it. I like to comment on blogs but I like it too when people comment on mine. If they don't I usually read only and don't comment.

    That being said, back to the topic.

    I live in Holland, Europe. What I love about my country is the variety in nature and the freedom that we have, a lot is possible in our country (sometimes too much in my opinion). We are a business country from origin and still quite succesfull in business abroad.

    We are generous, for example our country raised twice as much money for Haรฏti as the USA did.

    A lot of famous people are Dutch: Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Paul Verhoeven, Doutzen Kroes, Peter Stuyvesant and more.
    And there are the American famous people who have Dutch roots like Clint Eastwood, Bruce Springsteen, Marlon Brando, Tiger Woods, Franklin and Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Edison.

    And that for a small country such as ours.

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    Tammy
    September 29, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Metro Atlanta…but I think you already knew that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    jd6405
    September 29, 2010 at 11:51 am

    What fun idea!

    I live in NH! Its a great state! Two things I love about it? Hmm… The four seasons that we get!!! They are all great for different reasons. Most of my family lives locally!!!

    http://projectgetthin.blogspot.com/

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    Marisa @ Loser for Life
    September 29, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Okay, time to de-lurk!! I live in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. It's a beautiful area and I've lived here all my life!

    I've been blogging my days of food and weight loss for almost 2 years now. My blog is Loser for Life – http://www.loserforlife.com
    Come visit!

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    Slimming Down for the Gown
    September 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I live in Houston, TX but I'm originally from the east coast of Canada. I love the warm weather that Houston brings in the winter, and I love living somewhere with palm trees! Oh, and great restaurants.

    I've been blogging since January and I've lost close to 45 pounds so far.
    http://www.slimmingdownforthegown.com

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Axson, Georgia, the southeast part of the state near the Okefenokee Swamp

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    Cassie
    September 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Wow another New Hampshireite, I'll have to check out her blog.

    I live on the Seacoast of New Hampshire (all 18 miles of it). Love it here. I love having all four seasons, including fall, my favorite!

    My blog: http://lifebycassie.blogspot.com

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    AndreaLeigh
    September 29, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Charleston, South Carolina.

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    Lisa
    September 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I live in Utah! Love your blog. Mine is: http://that-darn-fat.blogspot.com/

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    April
    September 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I live in Minneapolis, MN. One of my favorite things about this city is the awesome bicycling culture we have.

    I visited NYC for the first time about a year ago, and the first thing we did when we got there was rent bikes and ride from Battery Park to Central Park. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I really enjoy reading your blog, Kenz!

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    Amanda
    September 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I live in central Florida, about midway between Tampa and Orlando. When I was growing up we used to joke that the best thing about the town was the number of roads that led out.

    But it's a good place to raise a family, we're within an hour of two major airports, the cost of living is lower than it would be in a major metropolitan area, and the fact that our yard is about .75 acre isn't a big deal. Plus, we're less than an hour away from Disney which I flat-out adore and I am living for the day when I can reasonably afford annual passes. That will likely be after the kids move out, though… LOL.

    I blog over at the ridiculously named "It's All About the Walls", http://amandajustice.blogspot.com, and you've stopped by there a couple of times. I started the blog four years ago and couldn't think of anything to name that sucker, so its ultimate title was an exercise in desperation.

    I prefer my subtitle, which is a quote from Mythbusters: There is no way to viably paint your house with explosives.

    Hee.

    I enjoy reading your blog in part because of the NYC connection. My little sister (she's 31) took advantage of the number of roads that led out of our town and now lives in Carroll Gardens. She lived in Manhattan for several years, followed by a couple in Park Slope, but she and her husband just had their first child and figured they really did need two actual bedrooms with doors; hence the move from Park Slope.

    More info than you wanted probably, LOL.

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    Annie
    September 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I've lived in Omaha Nebraska for the last four years. I wouldn't say that I love it here, but I do like it quite a lot. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Pretty sure you read my blog, but just in case….
    http://annieweighsblog.blogspot.com/

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    Lisa
    September 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    My name is Lisa and I live in Louisville, KY. I love my hometown! We are the home of KY Derby!

    I have traveled to a few places in my life and I just don't think that anything is prettier than our bluegrass state!

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    Kim
    September 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I live in Indianapolis, IN. The Crossroads of America and Home of the Superbowl 2012!! There's a lot to love in Indy; The Colts, The Indy 500, and Monument Circle to name a few.
    I've been reading your blog for about a month, and I've got my own as well:
    http://chroniclesofanemotionaleater.blogspot.com/

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    Two Fat Girls Take Umbrage
    September 29, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Seattle, Washington

    Mountains, lakes, ocean…need I say more?

    http://twofatgirlstakeumbrage.blogspot.com/

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    Delane
    September 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Chicago, IL

    Big City, Midwestern attitude, lake front running path to counter the great restaurants.

    http://euphoricagony.blogspot.com/

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    CathyB
    September 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Georgia Girl #3 reporting in! I live in the very small town of Statham, Georgia, which is between Athens (Go Dawgs!) and Atlanta (Go Braves!). Not too terribly far from Tammy. I just gotta say I love blogging, and reading the blogs of others. I've been struggling a good bit lately, and hate to think what it would be like without my blogger buddies!!! It really makes a difference in my day when I miss reading and posting in my own blog. That said, yes, I have a blog. haha. Don't know if you have ever stopped by or not. Come on over and see me at http://www.cathyb-thexbandedfiles.blogspot.com.

    Fun post… I love discovering new blogs. Can't wait to check out some of the ones listed here. Have a great day, Kenz!!

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    The Dworianyns
    September 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Great idea and definitely one worth coming out of lurker status for! I live in the suburbs of Chicago, which I love. I work in the city everyday so I get the best of both worlds. The fast pace of the city and the relaxing suburbs with my husband.

    I love your blog and read everyday. I totally admire your commitment. I have been on the same weightloss path in the past year losing almost 100 pounds.

    My blog is: http://dworianynlovenest.blogspot.com

    Stop on by anytime!

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    Krystal
    September 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Clearwater Beach Florida! Hooray! It's sunny and fun.
    http://www.krystalskitsch.com

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    Jessica
    September 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I live in central Pennsylvania. Very close to Hershey.
    I love reading your blog. My husband is from Long Island and we used to live there. I miss NY and love to hear about your life there. My dream is to live in NYC.
    I have been struggling with my weight most of my adult life. I just can't seem to stay committed to the lifestyle that i need for weight loss. You are an inspiration Kenz! I like when you have food ideas. That is the hard part for me..figuring out WHAT to eat.

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    Betty
    September 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I live in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fayetteville, is a fun and unique mix of cool college town, thriving business community, outdoor-lovers Mecca and cultural/arts center. Weโ€™ve been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the top five smaller towns to live and work in the countryโ€ฆ. and everyone knows weโ€™re the only place where the Razorbacks run wild. Go Razorbacks! I am from California but I have lived here for many years. I love it. I have been reading your blog for almost a year and I think you are one super human being.
    My blog is:
    http://imlosingitandlearning.blogspot.com/
    I am just trying to get it together in every aspect of my life.

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    Amy
    September 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I live in central Oklahoma. My favorite part on my little town? The old brick streets. I love the sound it makes when you drive on them.

    My blog: http://scrapsofme.typepad.com/begin_again/

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    Sarah
    September 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Pierre South Dakota! It's gorgeous here this time of year.

    lifeofsarahlynn.blogspot.com

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    Amy
    September 29, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I'm from Canada! I live in Ottawa and love it. It's a big city with a small town appeal. You get what you love about a city, but still have lots of parks, water and nature. I'm from a small town so that's so important where ever I live.
    I blog at http://www.lifesjourneywithasmile.com

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    Shawn
    September 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I live in central Florida and love it!.

    Living in one of the entertainment capitals of the world is wonderful thing. I am 45 minutes from Disney and some of Floridas best beaches!

    I can be found at…

    http://seriously-shawn.blogspot.com/

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    maranda
    September 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I live just outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas. I love the weather most the time.And I love all the lakes, rives, and mountains around us that we get to go enjoy.

    My blog is http://glimpesofmyjourneythrulife.blogspot.com/

    Now I'm going to check out some new blogs especially the ones I seen from Arkansas.

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    Tracy
    September 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Hey Kenz, I'm from Alabama…yes the southern state. I've lived here all my life and traveled a good bit throughout the states, although never been to NY. I do have a blog it is http://www.tracyslosingitinthesouth.blogspot.com have a great day.

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I live in Pike County, Illinois. We are the Whitetail Deer Capital of the World.

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    D'Rae
    September 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I live in the midwest. I love the weather changes, fall being my favorite! I also have a blog at http://www.myslifeoflife.blogspot.com

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    Annaleah
    September 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Great idea! I live in Palm Beach County, Florida (the rain center today!). I've lived here most of my life, although I'm originally from Louisiana. My blog is http://randompiecesandthoughts.blogspot.com/ and I love comments!

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    Denise
    September 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Hey Kenz! I read your blog daily and LOVE it! I'm not sure I've ever commented. I should because daily, you touch my soul in some way. I too am fighting a BIG battle with myself over my weight. You are an inspiration to me! Please keep fighting!

    I am in a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. I love it here, although I'm looking for a change. My house is 20 miles from the nearest Walmart. Horrible I tell ya! In the summer, it is impossible to go grocery shopping without a cooler! We have our property and house for sale and are either moving into the heart of Jacksonville or to Lafayette Louisiana. We shall see!

    I do have a blog. Not sure if you've ever visited me there. I'm at http://www.oneofthesedaysalma.blogspot.com

    I do not update nearly as often as I should. That is because of the fat demons I'm fighting! It is a weekly, daily, minute by minute fight and I'm tired! I shall not let it win, though!

    Thanks for being you and again, keep up the great work you have done!

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    Granny2Em
    September 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Kenz,

    My name is Jill. I live in a little town in Louisiana. It's about 14 miles away from downtown New Orleans. I like it because most of my family lives nearby. I'm fairly new to blogging and haven't really mastered it as well as most but I'll get there.

    http://granny2m.blogspot.com/

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I live in Boston, MA. There are a lot of things I love about Boston, especially the upcoming fall season in New England. There are also a lot of things I don't love about it! I read your blog pretty regularly, along with many other weight loss blogs. I'm on a journey myself too. I do have a blog but I keep everything private. I worried that if I make it public, I would restrict what I say and I don't want to do that. I love your blog and your honesty and you are a huge motivator to me. Thank you Kenz!

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    Kristen
    September 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Washington, DC! Such a beautiful area.

    I've just started my weight loss journey – http://www.unfatandfit.blogspot.com

    You're a HUGE inspiration for me!!

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    marisol
    September 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I am new reader to your blog. I live in San Francisco, CA and am restating my weight loss journey. I do have a personal blog which I'll be using to track my ups and downs – adirtymartinikindofgirl.blogspot.com

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    Amy
    September 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Kenz, I live in Astoria, Queens, NY. I love it because it is so close to Manhattan (only 10 minutes by subway) and I live very close to Astoria Park which is beautiful.

    I have never commented before on your blog but have been reading for over a year and I just want to say that you are a huge inspiration! You have accomplished something that many people only dream about – losing over 100 pounds – and you aren't stopping! I think your blog is fabulous and a huge motivation. Thank you!

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Kenz – I live in Pismo Beach, CA, a small coastal community located on the Central Coast midway between Santa Barbara and San Francisco. I don't have a blog but enjoy reading yours and several others that I find inspiring and motivating. –Carol

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    Chrissy
    September 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I live in Phoenix, Arizona. A couple of things I love about it here is the weather 6 months of the year, its gorgeous from about November to April, sometimes May. Another thing I love is the sunset, we have some gorgeous sunsets here.

    http://www.alildashofdiva.com

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    Jon L.
    September 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Hello! I live in Arvada, CO which is a suburb of Denver. This is a great idea for a post! My blog is http://www.extreme-workout.com, which is about my weight loss journey…cause when you are overweight, tying your shoes is an extreme workout!

    Thank you for all your posts

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    She
    September 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Kenz,
    I have commented on your blog a few times but my comments keep getting bounded off?

    I'm Sheilagh and I was born in Liverpool and now live 17 miles from Liverpool in the county of Cheshire. I have been blogging for close on two years now and I love the friends I have out there. I hope this doesn't get bounced again.

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    ~*Jamie*~
    September 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Looks like I'm Georgia girl #4! I live in Central Georgia but am originally from the Atlanta area. I love it here because it's finally fall and because Georgia has so much to offer!

    I've been reading your blog for a while now but don't think I've ever commented. I'm inspired by you!!

    http://www.fatiswhack.blogspot.com

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    Patsy
    September 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    London, England. :o)

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    Jenn
    September 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I live in Winston-Salem, NC! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ilove living here because I'm about 2 hrs from the mountains and 3-4 hrs from the beach!

    My blog is http://www.brwnidgrljenn.blogspot.com. Feel free to visit anytime!

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    Jen
    September 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I live in Quincy, MA.

    I blog at Losing the Shadow Behind Me – http://www.losingtheshadow.blogspot.com. It is a mish mash of everything but basically trying to live healthy inside and out.

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    Becca
    September 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    What a great idea!! Consider it stolen!

    You know I live in a little ole city outside of Austin, Texas. Hook 'um!!

    I love the weather (yes, year round), I love the rolling hills and I LOVE the Texas charm. If ever you come back to your alma matter, you better let me know!!

    ~Becca

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    Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful
    September 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I live in the small town of Palmer, TN. I love it here because everyone knows everyone. Actually, everyone knows everyone in the county. I live in such a small county that when people come to visit they have no idea that they have travelled through about six towns! I just love it! It's funny because those I grew up with had siblings that grew up with my siblings, and their parents grew up with my parents, and some of us even had the same teachers as our parents! I also love that I have to go off the mountain to do anything. That sounds crazy, but I always have a good excuse to go to the big towns!

    This was such a fun idea!

    Lots of Smiles!

    http://www.justagirl-ash.blogspot.com

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    Jill
    September 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I'm from Pittsburgh. Love it.
    I don't think you read my blog, but I'd love it if you did.

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    Shannon @ BetterNextTime
    September 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Iowa girl here! It's a great place to grow up, and home to the tastiest fresh sweet corn ever. ๐Ÿ™‚ My blog: http://betternexttime.wordpress.com

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    brynn
    September 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Utah. I LOVE it here because of the landscape and family close by.

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    Lydia
    September 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I live in Western Washington, just north of Seattle. I love seeing the mountains, the rainy/moderate weather, being able to go to the city, the beach, the mountains, or the desert all in the same state.

    My blog (a makeup blog!): http://kiss-and-makeup.blogspot.com
    My personal blog: http://ohmygodgirl.blogspot.com

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Hi I live in Colorado Springs. Its so beautiful here. I see Pikes Peak every morning taking my kids to school. The weather is wonderful. We experience all 4 seasons to the fullest. I could not live anywhere else. The natural beauty is amazing. I think God put a little extra touch right here in Colorado.
    I don't have the gift of expressing myself well with words, so I have no blog. I love to read them and am truly inspired by yours.

    ~Tammy~

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    Christina
    September 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    This was such a great idea, I might have to copy this idea on my blog if you don't mind because I would love to know where all my blogger friends are from. I was starting to think I was the only person on the list from NC but I did see one other woman. I going to visit her blog and say hi, it would be nice to talk to someone in my own state.

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    Neva4getme
    September 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I'm in Brampton Ontario Canada ๐Ÿ™‚ You asked, so I'll say it, I LOVE being in Canada! Free health care, down to earth people…doesn't get any better than this.

    I'm going to start writing more but it's been infrequent: http://neva4getme.blogspot.com

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    BJ
    September 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Looks like you have a lot of fans from ALL over, but looks like Georgia is represented very well. Way to go Georgia!! This is actually a great idea if you have a lot of followers (I only have 26 – which I'm blogging about today).

    By the way I'm from Georgia too. I have lived in Georgia my entire life. I like living in Georgia because I hate the cold weather and it rarely snows here. I could never live up north. However, it is hot as Haiti in the summer, which I'm not real fond of. We only have two seasons here in Georgia, normally, Summer and Fall. Right now it is getting to be Fall, which I am loving with the cool mornings. I live in a suburb of Atlanta, Kennesaw which is growing quite a bit so it's not the small town feel it used to be. But I work in Atlanta, so I can enjoy all the Atlanta traffic!!! With all that said, I could probably move to Florida and be happier, because I love the beach and it doesn't get that cold there either.

    I have been reading your blog for a few months, but I very rarely comment on blogs, because I'm always afraid that what I say may be taken the wrong way, because there is no emotion in typing and sometimes things do not relay the sentiment in which something was said.

    I don't think you follow my blog, but this is my page, I'm not sure how to make a link – http://www.lettheskinnymeout.blogspot.com

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I live in Lancaster, PA–Amish (and Mennonite and Brethren) country! I love the duality of this area, rural and suburban, farming and industry. Even though we're only a few hours from Philly, NYC, Baltimore, and Washington DC, the pace is more laid back and the outlook more conservative. Only draw back–I've lived here 12 years and still can't get used to the smell when the farmers "fertilize" their fields! (That's recycling manure to you and me.)

    Love your blog.
    Melanie

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    Ilene
    September 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I live in Oklahoma City. It's funny I moved here from New York about the same time you left Oklahoma for New York. I used to go to WW Meetings on 14th Street with Ricardo. He was by far the best leader I have ever experienced

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    Marie
    September 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    What a cool idea!

    I live in Sevierville, TN. In the Smoky Mountains. I love the beautiful mountains. The natural beauty around here is amazing. I'm not from the south just kinda migrated here but I love it.

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    Jill
    September 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    It looks like there's only a couple of us Canadians who have commented! But LOTS of Jill's!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I'm from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada) And I'd have to say that my city has the greatest & prettiest riverbank and most of the summer there's one festival or another going on!

    Not sure if you've ever checked out my blog
    envirocraftiness.blogspot.com

    P.S. This is a super fun idea and I might just have to try it sometime!

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    SeattleRunnerGirl
    September 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    What a FAB idea – I'm totally going to steal it! I live in Seattle, Washington and I love it for the physical beauty of the area – mountains, ocean, islands, lush green vegetation… I also love that you can be almost anywhere doing just about anything (skiing in the mountains to kayaking in the ocean) within an hour or less. I love how active my area is!

    Thanks for doing this – I found a few new local bloggers to check out!

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    msgigglepuss
    September 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    It's amazing to find out where everybody is from! I'm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. What do I like about it? Well, I like experiencing all the seasons (except I'd love a bit less winter!) and the schools are great. My husband was from Brooklyn until he moved here, so I always ask if he's been to the places you talk about.

    I know you've already visited my blog once, but I'll give a shout out anyways ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://justabitwicked.com

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    Dr. Fat To Fit
    September 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I live in Texas, but I'm really an Okie at heart. Norman, OK is my home town.

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    Smiling is Good for your Teeth
    September 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I live in San Francisco. I know this sounds silly but I LOVE the weather! It is always beautiful here…in my experience! I also love the historic culture that is hiding behind every street sign! It is the best city in the world!

    I think you just started looking at my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ http://latache-t.blogspot.com/

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    Superwoman Spirit
    September 29, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I live in Genola Utah on a 120 acre farm full of animals 1 fabulous hubby and 3 rottens. Yes I blog and Yes you already follow me ๐Ÿ™‚ Fun idea!

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    Charlotte
    September 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I'm in Kerrville, Texas. It's a small town, but we're not too far from San Antonio. The town has a cultural influence that's an interesting mix of Mexican and German. The people are friendly, we're on the banks of the Guadalupe River, and have lots of artists' studios here. Lots of people come here to retire, so even at 40 years old, I still feel young in comparison.

    I'd love for you to visit me at http://www.fathairday.blogspot.com

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    Jen
    September 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I'm Jen in Pittsburgh, PA. I've been following your blog for a few months now – and it's in my top 5 sites!! You're very inspiring – so much so that I just started my own blog yesterday. I don't have ANY followers yet, so please check it out – I'm "Jen Getting Normal."

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    Em
    September 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Hey Kenz!

    I'm in Richmond, VA.

    LOVE your blog. I meant to tell you the other day that your posts about swimming and getting to a mile were going through my head the other day. Since I'm off to swim tonight too! Only at 1/8 mile, but hoping for 1/4 to half tonight.

    My blog (which I think you read, or have read) is: unearthingem.blogspot.com

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    Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I'm from a small town in North Dakota. There are 5 houses and 11 people in the town I live in! It's very much like living on a farm w/streets.

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    A Christ Follower
    September 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I'm on Long Island. Moved here 6 years ago from Illinois. What is love about it is my church and the fact that it doesn't snow as much or get as cold as it does in the midwest during the winter.

    I have a few blogs actually. What can I say? I try to do too much.

    Diet/healthy living blog: http://fed-up-with-fat.blogspot.com/

    Spiritual Journal Blog: http://a-christ-followers-musings.blogspot.com/

    Writing Journal Blog: http://ifreewrite.blogspot.com/

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    Michele
    September 29, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I live in Minnesota: Minneapolis and a hobby farm in Mankato. I LOVE Minneapolis because of the park and recreation opportunities; the incredible and vibrant arts community, including performing arts, the VIKINGS; the natural and open spaces; the prairies, and the North Shore; the monarch butterflies and many other critters that use our beloved state and region fro reproduction; the incredible institution of higher learning; the water that is everywhere; and of course my family.

    My blog is:
    http://ruminationsasiuncoverthewomanwithin.blogspot.com/

    And yes, you read it. Thanks for stopping by when you can!! Michele

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    nanny
    September 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I'm from Gilbert, AZ and enjoy reading your blog for its honesty and positive outlook.

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    LDswims
    September 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    In a suburb south of Houston, in Texas.

    http://ldswims-journeytoembrace.blogspot.com/

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    Mind Over Fatter
    September 29, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Great idea based on the number of responses so far! I live in Ottawa, Canada (the capital, full of fat cat politicians, haha). I love living here cause it's a great place to raise a family.

    my blog is http://mymindoverfatter.blogspot.com/ and I don't think you're following me yet!

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    jennykate77
    September 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Oklahoma…where the wind comes sweeping down the plains. =) What do I love about it…hmmm? My most favorite thing is that we get to enjoy all four seasons…it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter, and we have a beautiful fall and spring! I also love my Sooners!!

    You already read my blog!

    Cute idea!! Hope you're having a great day!โ™ฅ

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    zedramaqueen
    September 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I live in Farmington Hills, Michigan – a suburb of Detroit. One of the best things about Michigan is the fall weather. I love it when the trees change colors and the crispness of autumn is in the air. It's my favorite time of the year, and what I missed most when I lived in Los Angeles 25 years ago. I enjoy reading your blog, but I haven't ventured into blogging myself yet. Thanks for this idea!

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    Lori
    September 29, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I live in upstate NY in the Lake George region. I love the fall up here. Plus all the festivals that go on!

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    Gina
    September 29, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I don't think I've commented here before but I've been reading for a bit. I live in Springdale, AR. I blog over at iamginabob.blogspot.com
    Fun idea to have everyone check in. :O)
    -Gina

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    Brooks
    September 29, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I'm a total lurker, I do not think I ever have commented, but really love reading your blog everyday! I live in Alexandria, Va, near Mount Vernon. I love it, it is very close to DC and a wonderful area to raise a family (well, except that it is a crazy political bubble, of course, ha ha!). I hope to start a blog someday but haven't yet.

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    dexterous design
    September 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I'm also a lurker. I found your blog through another blog and was intrigued as I'm a certified yo-yo-er with my weight and enjoy reading weight loss blogs (especially women's blogs), and also because you live in NYC! I live on Long Island very close to the city. I probably don't have to list reasons why I love it, because I'm sure they are similar you yours.

    Genna

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    Aimee
    September 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Hello! I'm Aimee, I live in Anchorage, Alaska. I haven't been reading your blog very long, I'm enjoying it so far. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Favorite things about Anchorage ~ amazing hiking trails nearby, a crazy amount of daylight in the summer, moose roaming the town, really beautiful scenery. The winters can get long, but it really is a great place to live.

    I have a blog, though I haven't been very good lately about updating it. Working on it.

    Keep up the great work!

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    nicole d.
    September 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I live in Prince Edward Island, Canada. If you watch Live with Regis and Kelly, they were here for four shows this summer. I love living here because I am always close to the beach. PEI is beautiful and the pace of life is nice and relaxed. I also love living close to my family. I have a blog but I don't think you have ever visited, but you are more than welcome to visit anytime. http://nikkedee2001.wordpress.com

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    โ™ฅAmber Filkinsโ™ฅ
    September 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    93 comments!!??? Holy cow woman! Daaaaaang.

    Okay, hello, me llamo Amber, and I am from Cali. ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ™ฅ Amber

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    Brandi.
    September 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I am in Winnemucca Nevada. I've lived her my whole life. It's boring, but it's a great little, safe town {compared to the bigger areas around here} to raise my little family. I can put the kids outside to play by themselves and not worry about them getting kinapped or anything. =)

    http://www.twentythreeandthree.blogspot.com

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    Sara
    September 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Great Idea!

    I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. And why do I love this city? Well I've only been out here for 9 months now (Normally I live in Ontario) and there's been some down sides (like total lack of a summer, only one day over 30'C this year) but I have an awesome job (being a student in a research lab) at the University here. We've got great sports teams (the Flames-NHL and Stampeders-CFL) and I've been out to a bunch of games. The Calgary Stampede this summer was awesome. We're less than 45min away from the Rocky Mountains, and that alone is enough to make me want to start skiing/hiking more. Fun city, it'll be a good place to be doing grad school.

    As for my blog, you may have seen my old one, but I've recently switched to a new one, Maybe you'll check it out?

    http://mylifeinalabcoat.blogspot.com/

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    *Whitney*
    September 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I'm from south central Pennsylvania. I was born and raised here and love it because of having all 4 seasons. Even though I LOVE spring and fall, it's nice to have a change every couple of months. ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://finallygettinghealthyin2010.blogspot.com

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    Kendra
    September 29, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Hey Kenz!
    I'm Kendra and I live in Orange County California. The ONLY two things that I love about living here are 1.) my kids grandparents. both sets live within 2 miles of my house and 2.) the weather. minus a couple of days here and there that I can somehow still complain about. Other than that, I would rather live anywhere but here.
    Fun idea!!

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    Beth
    September 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Hi Kenz! This is Beth. I live in Dayton, TN (about 30 north of Chattanooga, TN). You have read my blog in the past – thank you for your sweet comments! Hope you have a nice rest of the week!

    meganmacymadisonsmom.blogspot.com

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    Rhonda
    September 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I live in NW Arkansas in a small rural town with nothing! Ha! I'm only 15 minutes away from life in a city or 1 hour away from Fayetteville. Betty described Fayetteville well. I'll have to teach you how to call the HOGS when you come! Go Razorbacks!!!

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    Cindy
    September 29, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    10 minutes north of denver, CO. love the weather/the seasons, the open space, fishing, the parks where I play volleyball, etc… BUT miss the beack back in my hometown of manhattan beach, CA (could never move back there but still miss it!).

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    Teresa
    September 29, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Pig Sooie, Razorbacks!!! I live in Kenosha, WI. The summers are nice but I can't take the winters. I want to go home to Arkansas!

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    Vic
    September 29, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Kenz, I live in Wellington New Zealand!!

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    Anonymous
    September 30, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Hi Kenz,
    I live in Sangamon County, Illinois. I love reading your blog!! Have a great day!!!

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    weighdown
    September 30, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Christiansburg, VA…beautiful all year round. Mountains to view from the deck. Enough snow to enjoy in the moment and then it's gone. 6 months of the year with the windows open. Close enough to things to do, but far enough away at the same time.

    http://thedownhillsideof40.blogspot.com/

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    Missy
    September 30, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I live in Swanton, OH. Just minutes from the Toledo Express Airport.

    I have 2 blogs but don't use them much and I really should.
    http://missysonadietagain.blogspot.com/
    http://thebodsquadclub.blogspot.com/

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    jen
    September 30, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Hi Kenz,
    I live in Modesto, CA and seem to be the only one who doesn't like where she lives. I used to live in a nice little town where I grew up (Escalon, CA), but suffered temporary insanity and sold my house. Now I live in what to me is a big city. I'd love to get out of California (a crazy state run by even crazier people) and may do that when I retire in about ten years. I know you checked my blog out once and left a comment.

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    Veems
    September 30, 2010 at 1:38 am

    I live in Gales Ferry Connecticut on the Thames River. I love your blog and read it every day.
    You're an inspiration. I like all of your friend-making ideas. You follow my blog too and I hope you will visit often.

    http://www.waitingtolose.blogspot.com

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    The Monkey and Me
    September 30, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Hey Kenz, Another Richmonder – Richmond VA representing two times:)
    You are incredible. Hoping to get to NYC in the Spring. (holding off this year's fall trip) – maybe I can stalk you and make a sushi and ice cream date?

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    Brittany
    September 30, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I live in South Lousiana (gotta love the southern hospitality and the wonderful people!) I soon will be moving to Austin, Texas– i can't wait for the Texas charm and new adventures!

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    Sarita
    September 30, 2010 at 1:51 am

    I live in Northern North Carolina.

    http://sweetsaritadesigns.blogspot.com/

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    Zepherine
    September 30, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I'm from those red clay hills down in Georgia. Never lived anywhere else,never wanted to. I love Georgia!!! Summers suck, but Autumn and Spring are the best. I love that if you drive 30 to 50 miles outside of Atlanta in any direction you hit the country. I love Savannah, but also like walking at Talulah Falls. I love the pecans trees that seem to be everywhere down here. I guess I simply love the nature and feeling here. When ever I travel I like it, but I love home more and Georgia is home.

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    Heather Forcey
    September 30, 2010 at 2:47 am

    I am from Clovis, CA. I love it here because we are in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and agriculture. I also love being equal distances from the mountains, ocean, northern CA or southern CA. I hate the heat.

    My blog is peanutandchicken.blogspot.com

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    Anonymous
    September 30, 2010 at 3:36 am

    My name is April and I live in Alabama!! I love the HOT summers and the fact that all my family lives close!!!

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    Mary A
    September 30, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Hi Kenz,

    I live in Jordan, which is in the Middle East, it is a great for raising a family, and I like its simple life although it can get boring sometimes! I love your blog and have been reading it for sometime now, and I recently found the courage to start my weight loss journey, which is hard since everything here revolves around food! My blog is:

    http://tangledmary.blogspot.com

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    Christina
    September 30, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I live in arizona!! and here is my blog! Enjoy!!!
    http://gettingnshape.blogspot.com/

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    AndreaClaire
    September 30, 2010 at 4:56 am

    What a great idea. I'm going to have to come back so I can add a few of the other websites to my reader! Too many to check them all out tonight.

    I live in Victoria, BC. There's lots of green space even right downtown, the city is small but has a good selection of resturaunts/nightclubs, and we can easily weekend in awesome places like Tofino. More important to me, I've lived in six countries but Victoria will always be *home* ๐Ÿ™‚

    I've been reading for a while and I've commented the odd time, but not regularly. I have two blogs (because I like to talk about myself) which you may or may not have visited.

    Weight: chilkootchubby.blogspot.com
    General: msandreaclaire.blogspot.com

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    Anonymous
    September 30, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Oxnard, California.
    Not that crazy about my town, but I love the mild weather. I also like being able to look out the windows on one side of the house and see snow on the nearby mountains, and seeing palm trees and feeling ocean breezes on the other side.

    No blog, just a reader.

    Cindy

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    TT's Journey
    September 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I live near Indianapolis, IN. My favorite things here in Indiana are: The Colts, The Indy 500, Holiday World a.k.a. Santa Clause Land, but most of all we have an amazing Art community =The IMA, Broadripple & Penrod. Thereโ€™s more then corn in Indiana!!!! LOL

    O by the way, I LOVE reading your blog!!!

    TT ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Juli
    September 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Kenz!

    I'm from Aurora, IL…a suburb about 30 minutes West of Chicago. I love living here since all my family is here I love the change of seasons, especially the fall colors we're heading into now.

    This is my first time commenting…I've been a lurker…lol… for a couple of months now and I love reading your blog! I actually lost 50 lbs with Weight Watchers in 08, gained about 20 back when I lost my job last year and am working to get back to where I want to be. Keep up the good work, your progress is inspirational and encouraging!

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    Stacy
    September 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I live in Zebulon North Carolina which is about 30 minutes from Raleigh. I love North Carolina because we have the beaches and the mountains and only have to travel a short distance to enjoy both. I love where I am because we are in the country but just a short jaunt away to the city. The best of both worlds. I love the weather in NC too (other than the extreme heat in the summer) but its nice to not have alot of ice/snow/too cold temps in the winter.

    I recently started a blog which can be found here:
    http://itsmylife4sure.blogspot.com/

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    Anonymous
    September 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I live in Seagrove, NC. It sounds like it's near the coast – but it's not. We are in the center of the state. Although we are a small town with only one stoplight, we are known as "The Pottery Capital of the World!"

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    MB
    September 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Hello from New Enlgand. I spend my weekdays in a city just north of Boston and most weekends at my camp in central Vermont. The best part of living in New England other than the sports is we get to enjoy all four seasons. The worst is we never have enough snow or a long enough snowmobiling season.

    I'm not sure if you've ever been to my little corner of the blogsphere. Hope you stop by soon. Right now I'm throwing a onederland party. Bring your dancin' shoes and stop by, I'd love to see you there.

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    Donna
    October 1, 2010 at 4:23 am

    I live in Kelowna, BC, Canada. I love it because my people live here. I love it because in the fall, I can smell the fruit that is being harvested ,, winter is mild .. spring smells like fruit blossoms .. summer is hot and I can smell the lake from my home. I love it because it is HOME!

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    Randi@kickingfat
    October 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I live in Boston,Ma. I love this city there is so much history and it's very easy to walk around to take in the sights while also getting a bit of exercise in. What I also love about it is 15 mins away we have the beautiful Blue Hills where you can hike,ski or swim. It's a beautiful city!

    I blog about my own 100+ lb weight loss journey over at Kickingfat.com. Don't know if you have read it but please come check it out of you haven't!

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    dolphyngyrl
    October 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I'm a little late to the party, but I live in Citrus Heights, CA (a suburb of Sacramento). I blog (sporadically) about my journey towards fitness at: http://willrunforzingers.blogspot.com/

    I blog about everything else here: http://dolphyngyrl.blogspot.com/

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    Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia
    October 1, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I'm in the middle of Maryland in between Washington, D.C and Baltimore. Fairly new to the area since I lived for many years in NJ and hubs is a Newyorker. I was kind of hoping to bump in to you on my of our trips.
    We are close enough to lots of attractions, the mountains, the ocean and I love that. I do enjoy the change of scenery for each season. I've follow your blog for a while but haven't been able to comment all that often.
    Patricia
    blog:
    http://theadventuresofninapatricia.blogspot.com/

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    Janna
    October 2, 2010 at 10:47 am

    OMG Kenz, so many responses! LOL!

    I have a blog set up, but rarely use it. I never have enough time to sit and get it all out! I'm more of a "I'll leave you a one line comment on Facebook" kinda chick! And, I do that well! LOL!

    I live in Central, PA too (near the lady in Hershey), in York, PA. I'm originally from historic Lexington, Mass – but moved here in 1989. I like it here. I live with my long time partner, who asked me to marry him about 4 years ago ๐Ÿ™‚ We're still planning! I have three boys, 19, 14, & 12. My 14 year old has Autism (Aspergers), and is a pretty hyper (but very good) boy. They keep me busy!

    Back in 2008 I was a whopping 241 lbs on my teeny 5'2" frame. I lose 80 of those pounds in a little less than 12 months, and was down to 162. Now, I struggle, back up to 180. I lost 3 pounds this week though, so back on track I hope ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love reading your blogs. You are so determinted & positive about everything you do. I'm thankful you're here.

    ~Janna

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    Shawnee
    October 4, 2010 at 12:08 am

    De-lurking to say I live in New York City, the Bronx to be exact. What I love about living in New York City is that the City never sleeps.

    I have a blog but it's mostly about knitting. I also have a blog about my weight loss and other stressful situations in my life. It's set as private because I cannot get the courage up to open that part of my life to strangers, LOL.

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    D.Reeve
    October 4, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Fashionably late –

    I live in Spokane Washington (born and raised) and I love it here because it's a big enough city that there are things to do, but not so big that it's inconvenient to do it. Plus we get 4 seasons – it's beautiful.

    My blog is http://dlreeve.blogspot.com/. I'm really inspired by your progress. Thanks for being you!

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    Steph
    October 5, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I live in Ontario California which is about an hour east of Los Angeles. I love California as you basically have it all you can visit the beach and the snow all in the same weekend if you really want to.

    Head on over to my blog thoughtsfromcali.blogspot.com!

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    Ash
    October 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I'm a lurker. I live in a small town outside of Houston, TX. I work in downtown Houston. The only thing that I really love about Houston is that my family lives here.

    I don't have a blog, but was banded last November. I've been reading your blog since I got banded.

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