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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 - Shalako the Pomeranian, Samurai the Papillon, and Spartacus the rescued chihuahua (also known as "the little weasel"). I recently (Jan 2017) adopted a chihuahua/Boston terrier mix, Sharona. I'd forgotten how active & destructive puppies can be! 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 ... about 25 pounds have found their way back.

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: 291,364

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 MBLANKFORD
    Yes happy birthday to the November birthdays🎉🎉🎉
    14 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon A hug is something special
    A hug can give such joy
    emoticon A hug can say a thousand words
    Without a single spoken one
    emoticon A hug can put things right again
    When everything seems wrong
    emoticon A hug can be a lovely thing
    It doesn't have to contain a touch
    emoticon A hug can be on paper
    The word 'hug' just means so much
    emoticon So I'm sending you a special hug
    Not physical, it's true
    emoticon But this hug is sent to let you know
    I think the world of you!
    emoticon
    14 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Let's commit to making daily healthy CHOICES!!

    emoticon C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
    emoticon H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
    emoticon O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
    emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
    emoticon C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
    emoticon E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
    emoticon S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!
    19 days ago
  • v RLKARMAN
    hola amiga. Did I know that we share the same birthday month?
    Hope you have a good one.
    Happy Friday!
    19 days ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    May you get the upper body strength and soon!
    22 days ago
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