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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: 261,857

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 MONTANAWALKER
    emoticon Thanks for the birthday wish. It's been an incredible year. I'm so grateful that you're a part of my life.
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    3 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    We often tell ourselves that small steps are really not all that effective, and we use that as an excuse to stand still. When in reality, nine times out of ten, it’s those small steps that make those big changes happen. To begin all it takes is one very small, manageable step. And the very best time to begin is right now, Saturday August 20, 2016.
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    3 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    You have what you need to succeed. emoticon Even as stress swirls around you, there is a place within you that is free of self-doubt and full of strength. emoticon
    A place of calm and confidence, where purpose and passion come together. emoticon
    Deep down, you know the truth: You've got what it takes! emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    In the middle of our busy lives
    it can be easy to forget to say
    two little words
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    Thank you for all the ways you
    make Spark Life better
    the ones that seem small and make you wonder
    if anyone notices (I do).
    And the big ones that show the world
    what a truly amazing heart you have (you do!)

    "Your thoughtfulness has given me great joy and encouragement"
    Philemon 1:7
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes and gift!!
    4 days ago
  • v BANANASLOUIE7
    I lived in Louisiana for a while when I was a child! I have no recollection of my time there, though! I can remember playing in the rain in the summer when I was in elementary school. My mother told me that one time when she was living in Mexico, she saw it rain on one side of the street but not the other side!

    It was a little cooler today, but not much! It rained just a bit in the late afternoon--just a dribble, really!

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    7 days ago
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