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I was supposed to go to a blogger event this evening but I decided I needed to go to my Weight Watchers meeting for the first time in over a month. I don't believe I have gained much, but I surely am stagnant and need support to get through the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” While many gorge on Halloween candy or Thanksgiving stuffing, I am the one who racks up the PointsPlus with eggnog, hors d'ourves, and New Years champagne. While I know what to do to stay on track, the meetings really help me feel accountable and I always learn amazing new tips and tricks from those in the audience.
It is back to feeling like winter in DC, not so freezing that I am insane in bare calves, but enough that I pulled out the peacoat.
December 1st is World AIDS Day, and this year is also the 30th anniversary of the CDC first reporting on AIDS. If you're sexually active – get tested. It doesn't matter if you're in a monogamous relationship now, you still should know your stats. And if you wish to do something stylish to increase awareness and stop the spread of AIDS, I encourage you to check out the Until There's a Cure jewelry line.
From the Until There's a Cure site:
- Funding innovative programs which promote AIDS awareness and prevention education.
- Providing financial support for care and services for those living with AIDS.
- Supporting and advocating for AIDS vaccine development which offers the best hope for reducing the spread of HIV.
I have and regularly wear the UTAC classic bracelet (not wearing today because I think Emerson hid it), and they have extended the collection to include pieces made by an amazing variety of artists and communities in rural parts of South Africa, and they have different pieces supporting different aspects of AIDS awareness and support.