I need my coffee to wake up with! (Not my pup, just a cute pix)
Samurai, Spartacus & Shalako - challenging a big dog across the street!
DESERTDREAMERS is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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"). I recently (Jan 2017) adopted a chihuahua/Boston terrier mix, Sharona. I'd forgotten how active & destructive puppies can be! 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 ... about 25 pounds have found their way back.
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.
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!
Walking my little dogs every day. Throwing in strength exercises while I wait for the sniff breaks for them.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.
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
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 39.6
Fun Spring Holiday Workout
1 Dye about 100 eggs, raw preferably, bright and bold colors. Eggs outdated by a few months or more work best.
2 Go outside and bunny hop around the yard hiding the eggs. Squat to put each egg in place.
3 Gather a few good natured friends or family members you don't particularly care for.
4 On the count of 3, run to find the eggs.
5 Upon reaching an egg, squat down to pick it up, stand, and pitch it at the closest opponent. Alternate arms to insure an equal work out on both sides.
6 Repeat until all eggs are broken beyond re-throwing.
7 Don't forget that cleaning (up) can be a workout in and of itself.
And that is a wonderfully fit way to celebrate any spring holiday. Aren't you ready to hop to it?
7 days ago
THE LAW OF LIFE
Whatever you give away today or think or say or do
Will multiply about tenfold and then return to you;
It may not come immediately, nor from the obvious source,
But the law applies unfailingly, through some invisible source.
Whatever you feel about another, be it love or hate or passion,
Will surely bounce right back to you in some clear (or secret) fashion;
If you speak about some person a word of praise or two,
Soon tens of other people will speak kind words of you.
Our thoughts are broadcasts of the soul, not secrets of the brain;
Kind ones bring us happiness petty ones, untold pain;
Giving works as surely as reflections in a mirror —
If hate you send, hate you'll get back, but loving brings love nearer.
Remember as you start this day, and duty crowds your mind,
That kindness comes so quickly back to those who first are kind;
Let that thought and this one direct us through each day —
The only things we ever keep are the things we give away.
8 days ago
Easter needs a garden where its peace and joy may grow, like daffodils that brightly bloom above the melting snow. So find a little time each day that you can set apart to cultivate some flowers in the garden of your heart. And then, throughout the busy days your happy heart will sing. And to the people that you meet, you'll be a breath of spring!
Wishing you quiet moments to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you...to think about the blessings in your life and feel renewed by the promise of Spring.
10 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."
12 days ago
Patience, Persistence and Perspiration
make an unbeatable combination for success.
13 days ago