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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





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This past Summer has been sheer ewwww!!!

From a surgery last yr,,,,, I've still am having problems. As of 4 weeks ago, I'm in a cast, with 2-4 more weeks to go. I've also have been receiving hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments. This tires me out. My time slot is at 7:30AM, Monday through Friday, 2hrs a day. On the plus side, my foot is FINALLY healing.

I'm hopeful I'll be back to swimming and walking!!! I've started to walk from 10-20 minutes ...


This past Summer has been sheer ewwww!!!

From a surgery last yr,,,,, I've still am having problems. As of 4 weeks ago, I'm in a cast, with 2-4 more weeks to go. I've also have been receiving hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments. This tires me out. My time slot is at 7:30AM, Monday through Friday, 2hrs a day. On the plus side, my foot is FINALLY healing.

I'm hopeful I'll be back to swimming and walking!!! I've started to walk from 10-20 minutes throughout the day. I just ADORE walking!! At my highest of 288 lbs, I had been stuck in bed, with a huge struggle to get up to use the ladies throne and get food. Often food was an entire Pepperidge farm cake!!! Now I'm bouncing rapidly with weight changes. My body isn't happy.

I NEED to change this!!! I've overcome so much!! Rarely do I use my power chair,,, mostly to grocery shop. With the back,,, I can't carry much. Walking,, which once was seemingly was no possible, is able to be again. Please never take ur body for granted. It's a great machine!!!

Wooohoo let's play hard!!! To those on the 5% challenge,,,, please keep in mind through the 8 weeks why we've started this journey,,, stay FOCUSED.
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Member Since: 7/7/2011

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I'm a young Grandma. The kids are about all grown.

Owned by 's Izzy gal cat. She's a brown tiger, Lamar. U ask what is a Lamar cat? Their paws r almost of a dwarf cat, short!! Great first cat to stay off most of my things!! They have a strange rough fur, and when you hold them, generally on their backs,,cradling them, they will ALWAYS put their paws on your face!! So sweet.

She does yoga with me.

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Stay in range for eating calories, fats, protein and fiber.

Exercise will vary. At first 10-20 mins of walking. As I can will again, go back to swimming.

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Humor is important to surviving when life gets hard,, harder.

Prayer is always helpful,,,, gets me through a lot of the rough spots.

I am surrounded by both family and friends,,,, hmmm that MARYANN (GI) is counted among them ! WOOHOOOO !! So are MANY others on the teams,,, "TEAMS"??? yes,,, some Dawggies have WANDERED OUT of the Kennel, but we remain friends.

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Have been a leadah for the Spirited Under Dogs, mostly as the ML,,, motivational leader,,, though,,all leaders have been given new names,,,ML on our team stands for "Mainiac Leadah " since I live in Maine, we DO get called such.


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1BEARWIFE
8/26/2015 7:40:48 PM

Hello Dianne, I hope by now your health problems have subsided. I finally got home. It was more than a rough trip! DD is doing much better now, but there is still the ugly dark cloud of cancer over the family. She is such a vibrant person………there is no answer to my question of "WHY?". I am trying to get back in the swing of things here at home, but can honestly say I am so very down emotionally that it is difficult. But I will survive and get back on track. emoticon



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IOWAGRAMMA
8/23/2015 4:08:53 PM

Hi, Diane. High blood pressure and high cholesterol? Are both things new for you? I've had some of both, off and on over the years. I'm afraid my next appointment will have me on meds for both again, although the cholesterol meds and I don't get along well at all. I'm happy to be back in the in-between challenge and appreciate you keeping in touch. How are the treatments going? How about the cast and walking? Is that going okay? Hope you have a great week!! Hugs, Jeannie



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BDTHOM
8/23/2015 2:51:18 PM

Thank you for all the caring words you added to my Saturday in the Park . . . blog. These are trigger days for my sadness, and I'm a long way from "getting over" them. I mindfully sought out small up-lifting and joyful moments to fill my day yesterday. The opportunity to be with family was well timed. I put the same mindful attention to the time I spent them. I didn't mention in the blog that to get to the secluded beach, I walked through a couple kids birthday parties. Talk about an abundance of joy.

Thank you.



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SUEFROMRI
8/23/2015 2:36:25 PM

Why wouldn't you celebrate birthdays? They are a celebration of life.



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SPARKED2BFIT
8/23/2015 1:48:59 AM

Mahalo for the anniversary wishes and for taking the time to celebrate a special time in my life.
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