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Dreaming in the desert ...

I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 4 cats (Sahara, Shasta, Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 3 dogs. My 3 little dogs are smallest dogs I've ever had - Shalako the Pomeranian, Samurai the Papillon, and the newest one, Spartacus the rescued chihuahua. 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 ...
I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 4 cats (Sahara, Shasta, Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 3 dogs. My 3 little dogs are smallest dogs I've ever had - Shalako the Pomeranian, Samurai the Papillon, and the newest one, Spartacus the rescued chihuahua. 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.


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DESERTDREAMERS I'm trying to stay up so I can sleep today (work tonight). Watching one of the worst movies I've ever seen - Night of the Lepus. Giant, carnivorous rabbits terrorizing Arizona. OMG!
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Member Since: 6/12/2007

SparkPoints: 269,638

Fitness Minutes: 201,567

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.


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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LINDAKAY228
10/4/2014 11:09:51 AM

From what I've seen, they have been dropping off food and supplies outside the apartment and leaving and then family takes it in. CDC has sent a hazmat team into clean and late yesterday the family was moved to another undisclosed location in a private house with a gates community that someone offered. Officials tried to move them sooner but no one wanted them. Apparently the family affected and that Mr. Duncan had been staying with have lived here for at least quite a while if not all their life. Not sure on that. He quit his job and came here to marry his girlfriend who is the mother of a child of his. Apparently Mr. Duncan told one nurse at the hospital the first time, and she entered it into a computer program but it wasn't one the dr could see but they've fixed that now. He did lie about while he was in Lybia he carried a 17 year old girl (neighbor or something) who was pregnant by someone else down from her place to a taxi to go to the hospital where she died of ebola later. He lied about that part at the hospital and also in Lybia at the airport. Lybia is filing charges against him for that and US is considering filing charges for the lie about actual exposure when he recovers. It's on the news all the time here. I know more than I even care to know now! Besides the news we've had so many program interruption for news conferences from mayor of Dallas, CDC, Health & Human dept in Texas and others all at different times!



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NEW-CAZ
10/4/2014 8:48:52 AM

emoticon for my birthday goodie hun, very kind of you
Have a great weekend emoticon



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LESLIELENORE
10/4/2014 8:09:55 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Nope, no fever. Just an annoying *and painful) headache that gets worse when I exert myself. Glad it is not ebola.



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SPARKASAURUS
9/30/2014 11:12:12 PM

What is up with this weather??!!

I went to work, it was sunny. I went to lunch, it was sunny. I left to go back, pouring.

Like you can actually drive through a cloud of rain and in 1/4 mile be back in the sun.

So weird.

Hope you're doing well and having fun!



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ALTORECORDER
9/30/2014 12:43:05 PM

I'm in the desert too, but right now it's more a jungle.
Record wet season here. Safe in our location -- Thank goodness!
Abby, my 50 pound lab-chow-? was really puzzled by such a long absence of the sun. Cats just enjoyed watching rain come down.
I'm hoping that the cooler weather coming soon will restore my energy.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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