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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: 272,268

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 SHERYLDS
    He can even use his power to post his tweet to the entire nation via the same system that uses the amber alert...and make everyone look at their cell phones. and You KNOW that is going to happen. Just think, if he starts a war he will have: more attention, bigger rallies, oval office interview addressing the peasants...and lots of tweets. The only comfort I have is knowing that the entire team will be remembered in history the way we remember Hitler's Germany....that is IF he doesn't create a nuclear war and end it all.
    12 days ago
  • v SHERYLDS
    I don't think most of the people on DT's team HAVE a real heart.
    They have an artificial heart that they project in front of the cameras and later disconnect while they plan on what they are going to do next for their own self interests.

    How are you doing?
    12 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
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    It doesn't have to contain a touch
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    The word 'hug' just means so much
    emoticon So I'm sending you a special hug
    Not physical, it's true
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    I think the world of you!
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    13 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    The only way to get what you really want is to know what you really want.

    The only way to know what you really want is to know yourself.

    The only way to know yourself is to be yourself.

    And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart.
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    14 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Chin Up Girlfriend! We got this!
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    Have a wonderful week!
    16 days ago
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