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I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 2 cats (Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 4 dogs. My little dogs are smallest dogs I''ve ever had - Samurai the Papillon, and Spartacus the rescued chihuahua (also known as "the little weasel) & their bratty little sister, Sharona - I think she’s a chihuahua/ Boston Terrier mix. She may be younger, but she’s bigger than the boys! Just added to the mini-pack at the end of January 2018 - a rescued teacup Chihuahua, Shiloh. She has a heart murmur, so the only way she can go on the walks is if I carry her.

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 was an RN working 12 hour night-shifts - retired 30 November 2017 after 40 years in Federal service (including my 10 years as an Army Nurse). Still having trouble sleeping at night, and not napping in the daytime.

Member Since: 6/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 304,344

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.

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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    What people think of you is not nearly as important as how you feel about yourself. Maria Akopyan
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    4 days ago
    emoticon Plant a Garden of Success emoticon
    Plant 5 rows of peas: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Include 3 rows of squash: emoticon emoticon emoticon
    ~Squash negativity,
    ~Squash dieting,
    ~Squash deprivation
    Add 5 rows of lettuce: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    ~Let us be positive,
    ~Let us take responsibility,
    ~Let us be in control,
    ~Let us reward our accomplishments,
    ~Let us be empowered

    No garden is complete without turnips: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (I know those are beets but no turnips on emoticon page)
    ~Turn up with a positive attitude
    ~Turn up with a smile
    ~Turn up with new ideas
    ~Turn up with real determination
    ~Turn up with success
    emoticon May your garden flourish! ... have a great week.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

    4 days ago
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    * is the Scotland golf course the one tRump built? *

    I have no idea Meri but it wouldn't surprise me in the least emoticon emoticon
    Have a great weekend hun emoticon
    6 days ago
    emoticon Silly Meri!! The blog was about Colorado!!! So my reference was to Colorado's Rocky Mountain High...and 👍yes, the reefer madness of legalized marijuana!! Nothing to disparage your beloved Albuquerque!!
    6 days ago
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    Hi Meri
    thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, we're now hoping to get to both shows, Vicki is trying for tickets as we speak!!
    Especially glad to see the tribute Eagles act, we've seen them before and they're right on the money.

    Have a great weekend hun emoticon

    ps thanks for introducing me to some country sounds I've not explored and now I'm a convert!
    7 days ago
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