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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 ...

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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.
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Member Since: 6/12/2007

SparkPoints: 291,662

Fitness Minutes: 215,587

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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SPARKASAURUS
3/4/2015 5:59:40 PM

lol about the cat! I've seen that! If ONLY it worked that way- those cookies are some of my favorites!



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/4/2015 1:09:44 PM

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~~~~The Five "W"'s of Life~~~~

WHO you are is what makes you special.
Do not change for anyone.

WHAT lies ahead will always be a mystery.
Do not be afraid to explore.

WHEN life pushes you over,
you push back harder.

WHERE there are choices to make,
make the one you won't regret.

WHY things happen will never be certain.
Take it in stride and move forward.

These 5 "W"'s are
A Wonderful Way to Wake-up on Wednesday!!!
Enjoy the day!!



* Thanks to Barbiee52 for sharing this wonderful Wednesday message!


And I want you to remember that the first day of spring is not necessarily (and almost never is) the same as the first spring day!! Just a heads up so you aren't too disappointed!



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/1/2015 9:59:55 PM

emoticon Let's MARCH into the new month with an enthusiastic "We CAN Do It" commitment, dedication and perseverance towards our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals! emoticon We CAN turn our March Goals into Extraordinary Results! Have a beautiful and blessed week! emoticon

emoticon M = Maintain focus on each goal with commitment and follow-through!
emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticon R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey of being a healthier you!
emoticon C = Challenge yourself to become better from the day before!
emoticon H = Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY month!

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IMLOCOLINDA
2/28/2015 3:29:40 PM

This tip is from Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer Mike Roizen, MD, from his new book, This Is Your Do-Over. Here’s a sneak peek at his essential do-over deeds.

We all have disagreements sometimes. Life isn't about holding hands and singing happy tunes to hide our troubles. However, you need to decide if you want to be a "but" or an "and" kind of person. The “but” people don’t want solutions. They want to settle. They want to wallow in their misery. The “and” people find solutions to problems. They inspire others to do their best. They contribute to the growth of people and ideas — and, ultimately, to the health of us all. Even if you are an avowed lifelong naysayer, you still have the opportunity to discover your inner enthusiast. Once you find your purpose and passion, your optimism will increase and your do-over becomes stronger and stronger. In the end, optimism is really just about cultivating happiness in your everyday moments.



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IMLOCOLINDA
2/27/2015 9:56:07 PM

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The subtle secret
to possessing all you want:
blessing all you have.

Haiku. Haiku very much. Haiku. emoticon

Have a great weekend and push to finish out February strong! emoticon




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