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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.


Current Status:
DESERTDREAMERS is tired. Between walking 3 miles to the State Fair, 5 miles all around there, 3 back, and 1 with the pups, my feet hurt! Think I'd better take tomorrow easier
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Member Since: 6/12/2007

SparkPoints: 263,154

Fitness Minutes: 197,202

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
9/13/2014 3:32:13 PM

Are you feeling better today? Hope so!

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IMLOCOLINDA
9/13/2014 10:30:19 AM

Are you ready for the month of September? Begin by setting monthly Fall goals! Set each goal to become a healthier you! Turn goals into plans! Plans into actions! Actions into achievements! Achievements into results! TOGETHER, let‘s turn our SEPTEMBER goals into a "Sparktacular Success"! Sending lots of support and hugs to you. Let's cheer each other onward to make this a Sparktacular Fall!
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emoticon S = Strive to achieve a combined mind, body, and soul balance each day!
emoticon E = Exhibit a Do-It-Now attitude, honoring 100% commitment!
emoticon P = Practice healthy nutrition and some fun fitness activities today!
emoticon T = Transform your roadblocks into comebacks!
emoticon E = Expect results today through positive affirmations, choices, and actions!
emoticon M = Maintain a healthy lifestyle that will stay with you and keep you going!
emoticon B = Bring out the very best in you and your abilities!
emoticon E = Energize yourself in whatever makes you happy!
emoticon R = Remember that you are indeed “Sparktacular” in every way!

*I copied this wonderful September acrostic from the wonderful SHARON10002!





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SPARKASAURUS
9/11/2014 11:31:18 PM

Desert dreamers sounds romantic :) thanks for responding to my blog!



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SPARKASAURUS
9/11/2014 10:07:56 PM

ohh! I lived in Silver City for a while! Loved it! (Sorry to intrude. lol)

Just remember I am a hop, skip and a jump away. Ohh...maybe literally. I can't walk to a Del Taco though. Hmm...





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LINDAKAY228
9/11/2014 11:05:38 AM

I'm doing fine in TX except that we really need some rain. What surprises me so much though is that the high humidity keeps the dust at bay. In Silver City it was always a constant problem to keep the dust in the house at bay especially on any electronics was ongoing. And the highway shut downs because of the dust storms sometimes. The dust doesn't hardly accumulate here at all! But I do miss my Gila National Forest and the trips I made to Albuquerque and other places in the state. Hope your day goes great!



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