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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: 254,201

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 Confidence blooms when you nurture it! emoticon
    It's as simple as noticing what you've done right instead of what you've done "wrong." Focus on your strengths rather than your "flaws."

    See what others see in you: an exquisite combination of gifts. It's as easy as telling yourself the truth: You can do it!
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    10 days ago
  • v ILOVEROSES
    I do hope you find the new credit card real soon. Happy hunting emoticon
    Ania emoticon
    11 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    That was a very kind comment you left on my blog. I wish I could believe in myself. Thank you so much for your support, and for making me smile and laugh every single time I read one of your wonderful blogs!
    11 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    For anybody interested in participating in a BLC, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Summer challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Dazzling Diamonds, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
    There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    14 days ago
  • v FERRETLOVER1
    Ding-Dong, the witch is dead! emoticon (Look at that blog again!)
    15 days ago
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