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Dreaming in the desert ...

I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 4 cats (Sahara, Shasta, 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 ...
I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 4 cats (Sahara, Shasta, 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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DESERTDREAMERS cut my toe during the afternoon walk with the pups. Walked them home and got ready for work early so I could sign in to be seen. Fortunately, my tetanus was up to date and I didn't need stitches.
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Member Since: 6/12/2007

SparkPoints: 260,069

Fitness Minutes: 195,153

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
9/1/2014 12:23:45 PM

Desert, you are spooky! I saw that quote on pinterest, and thought about incorporating it into that blog, but I didn't know who to accredit it to. So weird!

Thanks for sharing, and now I know who it's from!

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NEW-CAZ
9/1/2014 10:35:47 AM

emoticon for visiting today emoticon

Have to tell you that botox is now used for loads of medical issues
from stemming excessive sweating to helping incontinence
from curing headaches to helping women achieve............how can I put this..............The BIG "O" emoticon emoticon I kid you not!



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JIBBIE49
9/1/2014 12:50:34 AM

Thanks for the GOODIES. emoticon



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SPARKASAURUS
8/30/2014 10:37:51 PM

ohh, if you like those sandals so much you might want to go out and buy a few pairs. I read a story a while back, and I think they're discontinuing those and the Crocs mary janes.



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SPARKASAURUS
8/30/2014 10:36:22 PM

omg...

I read this: "was told to just let it fall off when it was ready in a couple of days"

and did a double take. I thought you were talking about the toe! emoticon

and then...ohh, the bandage emoticon



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