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I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 2 cats (Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 4 dogs. My little dogs are smallest dogs I''ve ever had - Samurai the Papillon, and Spartacus the rescued chihuahua (also known as "the little weasel) & their bratty little sister, Sharona - I think she’s a chihuahua/ Boston Terrier mix. She may be younger, but she’s bigger than the boys! Just added to the mini-pack at the end of January 2018 - a rescued teacup Chihuahua, Shiloh. She has a heart murmur, so the only way she can go on the walks is if I carry her.

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 ... about 25 pounds have found their way back.

I was an RN working 12 hour night-shifts - retired 30 November 2017 after 40 years in Federal service (including my 10 years as an Army Nurse). Still having trouble sleeping at night, and not napping in the daytime.

Member Since: 6/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 299,551

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.

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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    Yeah I thought that about that law too, that it must have been a way back when law when whaling was an industry in the US. BUT why it remains on the books, a mystery. Perhaps it is part of ocean fishing for sport still. Tragic, in my opinion.
    10 hours ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog!
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    19 hours ago
    My knee is still touchy and swollen. It will go down for a bit, then swell up again. Hurts if I bend it too much. I have been trying to rest it, but that is hard when I work full time teaching and have to take care of my mom's place as well as my own. I have been taking Aleve, not sure if that is the best choice or not. Thanks for askingl
    2 days ago
    "You are capable and worthy of being and doing anything.
    You just need the discipline and determination to see it through.
    It won't come instantly, and you may backslide from time to time, but don't let that deter you.
    Never give up. Life is an ever-changing process, and nothing is final.
    Therefore, each moment and every new day is a chance to begin anew."
    -Barbara Cage
    emoticon Have a great week!
    6 days ago
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    Bless you Meri, no worries I know the song well emoticon

    Robbie is not known so well on your side of the pond, nor I understand, did he want to make it big over there. He's well known in Europe and as far as China and OZ but considered the USA to be a place he could hide and not be photographed "ad nauseum" and to have a private live. He has a huge place in LA!
    6 days ago
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