I am sooooo sick of people who don’t use their turn signals, and I’ve got a lot more stuff I’m pissed off about, like people who just keep eating until they are STUFFED! You know who you are. And don’t blame your childhood habits, either.

What I mean is I just can’t understand what’s so hard about the equation: too much food + too little exercise = too much BODY!

If you want to lose weight, then stop eating so much and start moving! I work out every morning and I walk (almost) every evening. Yeah, it takes motivation and yeah it’s a pain sometimes. But the results are substantial. I feel good, I have energy, and I don’t have to buy new clothes — a size larger — every year.

About that Thanksgiving “feast”: Here’s a news flash for anybody who is moaning about how much they ate last week, and how full they still feel thanks to an overload of stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes. Remember what Nancy Reagan said about using drugs? “Just say no!” I realize this may come as a shock, but no one is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to have another piece of pie with whipped cream. You really do have some control over your own life. You could just decide not to pig out. Think of how much good those dollars spent on pecan pie might have done if they’d been donated to Second Harvest Food Bank instead? Okay, you don’t like that idea. Try this one.

Instead of the usual lapdance with the NFL you engage in after the Big Meal, why not get up off that couch and take a walk? You know, a walk – where you use your own two feet to propel you through the open air. Given the sheer splendor of the coastline of Santa Cruz County it shouldn’t be too tough to find great trails near your home. You can even multi-task here – get some exercise, have a conversation with folks you care about, without the mediation of television, iPod, MP3, cell phone or computer screen. It’s just a thought.