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Dreaming in the desert ...

I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 3 cats (Sahara, Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 3 dogs. My 3 little dogs are smallest dogs I''ve ever had - Shalako the Pomeranian, Samurai the Papillon, and the newest one, Spartacus the rescued chihuahua. We''ve been walking about 30 minutes to 2 hours daily.

I got the lap-band surgery in Nov 06. So far, I''ve lost over 120 pounds (3/9/10). Recently changed my end goal to even less. (155). Sigh ...

I''m an RN and ...
I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 3 cats (Sahara, Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 3 dogs. My 3 little dogs are smallest dogs I''ve ever had - Shalako the Pomeranian, Samurai the Papillon, and the newest one, Spartacus the rescued chihuahua. We''ve been walking about 30 minutes to 2 hours daily.

I got the lap-band surgery in Nov 06. So far, I''ve lost over 120 pounds (3/9/10). Recently changed my end goal to even less. (155). Sigh ...

I''m an RN and work 12 hour night-shifts - boy, does that throw your metabolism off! I have things planned in the daytime for my days off, and have to sleep in the daytime on work days. All the tips for improving sleep say "set a routine and stick to it". Uh, huh - that''ll work.
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Member Since: 6/12/2007

SparkPoints: 275,180

Fitness Minutes: 204,972

My Goals:
Mini goal - I'm gonna bust thru 200 by the end of July!! DID IT!!! 7/13/09

Finally made 2 separate week weigh-ins of less than 175 - yeah! 3/14/13

Get in shape so my knees don't keep stressing.

Guess I'd better give up on retiring any time soon!

My Program:
Walking my little dogs every day. Throwing in strength exercises while I wait for the sniff breaks for them.


Personal Information:
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
Mark Twain

I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.
G.K. Chesterton



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I'm a reader. Can't go to the bathroom without book in my hand (even if I don't open it in the little room). Love my cats and dogs.

When you don't think the program will work, remember the motto: Try it our way for at least 6 weeks and if you are not satisfied we will gladly refund your misery

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IMLOCOLINDA
11/26/2014 2:14:56 PM

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Wouldn't it be wonderful
If every day we're living
We stopped to count our blessings
Like we do on Thanksgiving?
If every day we took the time
For gratefully expressing
Our thankfulness for every joy
And every little blessing...
Wouldn't it be wonderful
If we would just remember
Gratitude's a year-round thing
Not only for November!
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Wishing you many blessings to count and many joys to remember
this Thanksgiving Day and all the days that follow! Your support and encouragement has been a real blessing in my journey!
Linda
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SPARKFRAN514
11/23/2014 6:47:55 PM

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, it the desire within you to finish what you started unknown
Have a great week community team mates old and new we can do this supporting each other each day




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SPARKASAURUS
11/21/2014 7:50:42 AM

I was going to ask you "What kind of name is Lammily", but then I looked it up and found out the creator's last name was Lamm. lol.

Of course, now that I put it out there, i'll probably meet 5 of them. emoticon



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SPARKASAURUS
11/20/2014 9:34:03 PM

seriously? acne and stretch mark stickers?? emoticon That's awesome!



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IMLOCOLINDA
11/20/2014 1:47:03 PM

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T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learned to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude... our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me
by Judith.A. Lindberg
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Thanks for the blessings, encouragement and support you bring to me here on my health and fitness journey!



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