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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: 256,632

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
    Sometimes, when you're feeling your lowest, the real you is summoned. emoticon

    And you understand, maybe for the first time ever, how grand you are, because you discover that vulnerable doesn't mean powerless, scared doesn't mean lacking in beauty, and uncertainty doesn't mean that you're lost.

    These realizations alone will set you on a journey that will take you far beyond what you used to think of as extraordinary. emoticon

    There is always a bright side! emoticon
    17 days ago
  • v EBETH13
    Hey there! Checking in. I'm going to get back in the battle. Today. How are you?
    18 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    Smiling is infectious: you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. emoticon
    I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin. emoticon When he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him.
    I thought about that smile and then I realized it's worth! emoticon

    A single smile, just like mine, could travel the 'round the earth. emoticon So if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it unprojected.

    emoticon Let's start and epidemic quick, and get the world infected! emoticon
    Have a great week. Keep tracking, drinking your water and getting in some fitness minutes! emoticon
    My great Spark Friend, BARBIEE52 posted a little quote about sharing your smile with the world a couple daze ago and it reminded me of this silly little rhyme...so this smile is brought to you by Barb and Me!

    PS I'm not much of a smiler but I'm practicing! emoticon


    19 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    You're the emoticon emoticon meow
    You take the emoticon
    You are out of this emoticon
    You are as sweet as emoticon
    It may be emoticon
    but let's make it O- emoticon -al...
    You're a valued member of the Hoarding Team. Have a great week! Stop by and chat!
    21 days ago
  • v FERRETLOVER1
    I'm glad you liked the police dog Jollies. A Spark teammate was offended by the cuss word and told me so. emoticon
    21 days ago
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