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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: 275,147

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 IMLOCOLINDA
    I got several dozen of those fake eggs on clearance at WalMart last spring so I am having an Easter egg decorating party tomorrow night with a couple of my friends. It should be messy and fun. About as 'crafty' as I get...dying eggs and decorating Christmas cookies!! Beautiful Spring weather here. Middle 60's during the day and upper 20's at night! I believe there is one more big snow left for us and just hope it won't winter kill the trees that are starting to bud!
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    1 day ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    Hoping Sharona doesn't leave any puppy bombs for you today. lol
    3 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Hi Meri
    Thanks for your support and comment on my blog yesterday. You get to wondering what you ever did in your past life to deserve the pain and hassle emoticon

    This too shall pass...........hopefully emoticon

    Happy weekend babes emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    stay safe, I sometimes walk in high winds but wouldn't walk along the pier front-I've seen people nearly taken into the water.
    3 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
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    When you dance to your own rhythm,
    Life taps its toes to your beat.
    ~Terri Guillemets

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    4 days ago
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