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I am an Irish Setter for the Spirit Undah Dawgs doing the 5% Challenge for either the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer time. Just ask if you want to JOIN !! We can put you on the "master list !" WOOHOOOOO !!!! As an Irish Setter, I am indepent spirited so FREE in the dah wind ! , I LOVE to RUN so you have to train me to walk besides you or ELSE I'll be WILD !, I will catch ur frisbee's HAPPILY !, please DO brush me out all the time for I DO LOVE IT ! I also LOVE to play, sleeping at time

LOL really notice hair !!! it was FUN ! its supposed to as PURPLE from top to bottom but , hey this site doesn't pick it up all as mucjd.



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Ahhh those sweet 99 days of summer,, well in Maine anyways as far as HOPING the temps are out of the low 60s, but NOT higher we HOPE than 89 ! WHen it hits above 90,, we simply melt like a snowflake in the spring!

Living in Maine affords us MANY things to do and eat. Maine definitely is a wonderful play to find out door activities and a SLEW of places to eat !! Our state motto: Vacation Land.

I'm FINALLY OUT of the cast ! YEAH ! YEAH ! YEAH !!! I can walk for approx 10 mins. I am being very compliant so i do the BEST by the foot. I did see the wound clinic this week,,,it however does like the wound is going to break back open. If this happens, all that can be done, has been done and it'll mean moving onto the next step of removing the big toe on the left foot. This will lead to more and more of the foot/leg being removed over time from new wounds opening up and not healing well. You get handed in life whatever comes ur way. I am a strong believer in the Bible (if you are not, I more than understand that, and most of all respect it !) in 1 Corinthians 10:13 it tells that God (From the research I did online ,, have come to believe he has a name of Jehovah (Psalms 83:18 in most bibles, or if read on the preface it often says why no name is given to God, often having to do with we don't know the actual pronunciation of) will not give us more to handle than we can. Some of us go through a LOT more than others,,, or is that really true? From anyone I've talked to, i'd NOT want to change lives with them. I KNOW Whatever happens ,, will happen and i will be able to handle it. In the past I had been severely depressed, and NEVAH EVAH want to go back to that !! I need to think positively !

Member Since: 7/7/2011

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My Goals:
To LOSE my 5% which will be approximately 11ish pounds. I DID lose the 12.? in the Wintah challenge and in the spring challenge I DID lose the 11.9 lbs !! YEAH YEAH YEAH !! I BARELY made the Spring one,,,, it was HARD ! So I NEED to Stay FOCUSED !! That's the HARDESt part for me,, so yes its a GOAL !

I know I need to stick to the 1200 cals diet I have worked on with my dietitian. I NEED to keep up and even IMPROVE on my veggie eating,,, I AM FINALLY eating some though,, just want over the summer to IMPROVE on this ! Will work on my snack as being such as well as dinner and breakfast (or it can be fruit for breakfast). My personal goal is to have 3 a day,, WAY UP From NONE !

If I go through surgery (Highly likely) than my dietitian and I have talked about bringing my cals down to 1,000, but i HAVE to have them as HEALTHY FOODS !! Right now I DO allow small bits of candy,, a VAST improvement from the days of opening a bag of butterfingers, and eating the entire bag in a sitting,, a

My Program:
To exercise 60 to 90 mins 7 days a week with walking or using my knee walker if Dr's wont allow regular walking. I NEED to start with ST !!! I have PLENTY of exercise equipment I KNOW Is FUN to do ! it's just remembering to do it !

To eat 3 to 4 servings of veggies a day. KNOCK OUT the candy down to 2 pieces a day (hard candy,, small little pieces). Keep protein between 60 to 70 gms. If going through surgery,, than the 70gms. I LIKE the AES (I think that right !) protein drinks. It's already made (I ougtha look to see if it comes in powder,, for it's getting expensive especially if I need 2 a day. That'll add up to 80 to 90 $$$ a month,, it's doable, but if I don't have to,, yeah.

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I am a very stubborn person so when it comes to making a goal,, I PLAN ON SEEING IT THROUGH !! I am a very kind person so please don't allow that word "STUBBORN" bother you its only against myself.

I am OWNED by Izzy Ma Gizzy as MaryAnnGi) calls her,, she's a brown tiger kitty cat who had belonged to some SPARKS Pet groups, but yeah she's DROPPED most of the weight and I WANT both my tablet (of which she is TRAINED to know when she hears the BEEP of it turning on to COME so she can play the Mousey game. The mice run across the screen she goes BERZERK to catch them !!

I do have some grandkids, but they are now grown so they aren't around as they were when they were teens and had more feedom. My house was the gathering place,, I LOVED It of course, but yeah the little snicker dooo doo's DO grow up !! It's FUN thoough to text them. I NEED to text the older 2 to come and fix 2 chairs I own.

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I am very fortunate to be the ML (Motivational Leader) for the Spirited Under Dog team (A part of the 5% Community Team) ,, AkA "Dawggies" of when the new ones are coming on are referred to as PUPPIES !! Aww so fresh and new,, so FULL of enthusiasm that I GET SOO EXCITED I MAY leave little spots where they DO NOT belong ! if you have read this far on my page,, please mention that,,, and I;ll send you a goODIE !

Did you happen to notice,, I wrote A LOT about the cat,,, and only a little bit about the Grandkids? LOL they know this !! LOL !! They are used to it. Though they know I LOVOUS them with ALL I have !

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  • v KITTY_M
    The flights are taking off! emoticon

    11 hours ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Summer! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Looking forward to getting to know you during the Summer Challenge! The most important thing is to have fun :)


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    1 day ago
    Hello Diane!

    I have read all of the plateau articles on Spark if not mostly all of them, I have also done the plateau challenge. I track everything that I have eaten and drank. I am always way under what Spark says after accounting for my exercise. I am working with a Dietician also and I am right where she wants me for calories. Yes, this is true I know what to do from what I have read and also what I have been told by the Dietician, yet for some reason I am not getting very far!
    2 days ago
    Hello Diane :)

    I on a normal day I get up and I do my exercise, go for a walk early if it is not going to get too warm for the dogs and then I go on the puter and I am on it until I go to bed. It is not a good thing. Now that it is getting closer to Relay this is going to get me away from the puter! I love my class on Thursdays plus I have the added plus that it gets me away from the puter. I will check the B-days I forgot about doing that.

    I would not want the bones rebroken and set if it was me as well. How very frustrating to have to go through this crap again with another Dr! I hope that you hear from your regular foot Dr. soon as well
    3 days ago
  • v KITTY_M
    I'm ready for the challenge to begin! I've been losing focus (it's been a rough couple of weeks) but this will help me get back on track. I'd like to lose 5% but I'd be happy with less than that. Averaging 1 - 2 pounds a week would be great.

    I hope you get a doctor that listens next time. I really don't get why they make you fill out your history because it's always clear that doctors haven't read any of it when they see you.
    3 days ago
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