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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"). 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: 278,998

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 VEGGIEPAT
    emoticon I’m proud to have you as my friend,
    A wonderful friend for me;
    You’re also a great person, too;
    I watch you admiringly.

    Observing you, I often think
    How blessed the world is now
    To have you in it, friend and person,
    Happy Wonderful Woman's Day; take a bow! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    "I choose to feel good about myself each day. Every morning I remind myself that I can make the choice to feel good. This is a new habit for me to cultivate."
    ~ Louise Hay


    15 days ago
  • v LESLIELENORE
    Yeah, these days I worry about confronting morons because you never know if they will try to take revenge and do something really nasty or violent.
    18 days ago
  • v GGRSPARK
    Interesting about your health techs. We never started lines, but I had a specialty...in histology st the Neurological institute, Montreal at McGill, but working clinical path was grinding shift work- but it got me through school.
    19 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Thank you so much for your comments on my page and feed. As I've said before, I feel really special (and flattered) when I hear from you. You seem like the kind of person whose group I'd want to be invited to join in high school. Cool.
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    24 days ago
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