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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: 264,684

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 BUTTONPOPPER1
    I just loved your comment on my blog about falling! Loved it so much. Thanks for sharing your own thoughts about falling--got a big laugh out of that! Your kind words about my situation meant so much to me. And thanks for the heads up (so to speak) about the possibility that my awful headache was caused by whiplash. Hadn't thought of that at all.

    I'm so glad you are such a loyal friend and humorous, consistent blogger here at SP! You really brighten up my time here!
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    14 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    he only way to get what you really want is to know what you really want.

    The only way to know what you really want is to know yourself.

    The only way to know yourself is to be yourself.

    And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart.
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    18 days ago
  • v PAZUZURISES
    Thanks for the welcome
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    19 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    I have missed some opportunities and screwed up others. I have my share of regrets and sad edges around a relationship or two. I’ve disappointed my family, friends and even more often myself. I have complained, whined, and been noisy, and then other times been silent when I should have spoken up. But tonight I will go to sleep with a smile knowing that tomorrow is right around the corner and another chance to get it right will be waiting for me.
    ~Begin with Yes~
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    21 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    It’s very important to be clear about what you want and where you want to be. Be specific, write it down, look at and think about the goal often. Once we declare where we’re heading the Universe always begins to respond by gentle nudges, unexpected connections and all kinds of reinforcements. It’s not just fun to watch this happen, it will restore your faith in miracles too!
    ~Begin with Yes~
    22 days ago
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