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Samurai, Spartacus & Shalako - challenging a big dog across the street!


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I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 2 cats (Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 3dogs. My little dogs are smallest dogs I''ve ever had - Shalako the Pomeranian, Samurai the Papillon, and Spartacus the rescued chihuahua (also known as "the little weasel"). 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.


Member Since: 6/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 272,102

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.



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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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  • v LESLIELENORE
    I am thinking Cooper must have nibbled on something toxic, but I can't figure out what it might have been. He is all better now. Thank goodness!
    1 day ago
  • v JSTETSER
    Thanks for your comment on my post today.
    Talking to books is such an amazing memory!
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    2 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon Am off to Las Vegas to celebrate my BFF's 65th birthday. Be back on Wednesday. Keep Sparking!
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    3 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    It's easier than you think to live well.
    There's a way to lift life from so-so to satisfying
    and from good to great that is practically effortless
    and almost instant.
    In fact, all it takes is making a choice:
    the choice to count your blessings.
    Once you begin,
    you'll discover more and more to count!
    ~from Woman's World Magazine 12/26/16

    Was thinking of you in the grocery store last night...they were playing "My Sharona"!
    4 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
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    Pick whichever smile you need to get through the day!

    "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect.
    There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions.
    So what. Get started now.
    With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful."
    -Mark Victor Hansen
    4 days ago
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