Here in Columbus Ohio, we're in the midst of getting a projected 8 - 10 inches of snow. I don't have to work today (teacher perk!), so I shoveled the first 4 inches or so from my driveway. That wasd pretty easy going, so I shoveled the street in front of my house too. Took about a haf hour or so. I came inside dripping with sweat. After lunch, there should be another 3 inches of snow, so I'll hit it again. That will be an hour of exercise on a day when I normally get none. Should be good for me as I'm dieting right now. Oh, about the diet... I've lost 9 pounds in 6 weeks. That's exactly 1.5 pounds per week -- perfect!!!