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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: 259,693

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 GGRSPARK
    Problem here is going downtown every day and no compensation. In Quebec it was $25 per day, paid for lunch at least, and maybe bus fare.
    3 hours ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    emoticon I thought you'd be the FIRST ONE to 'get' sugar cubed!!
    6 hours ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    “You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today’s the day. Say it: this is going to be my day.”
    ― Brendon Burchard
    7 hours ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Belly, Buns & Thighs Oh my!! Spark up those workouts by firing up your sneakers, walk inside or out and burn, baby burn those calories!!

    Psss.....I just love the name of your fur babies....I should have named my Chihuahua Buzz Saw.... when it storms and if I have 2 go 2 the bathroom and my husband tries to hold him until I come back out he will try to eat him up....Lol...I know my husband don't think it is funny but as long as we have had him, you think by now my husband would know not to try and pick him up...Chico is just too scared of the storm and you have 2 let him come 2 you...
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    22 hours ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    It takes a BIG person to accept full responsibility for their own happiness.

    It takes an even bigger person to accept full responsibility for their own unhappiness.

    But it takes a spiritual giant who, upon realizing any degree of unhappiness, decides to be the change they seek, in spite of having to endure the "same old, same old" that may still linger on for awhile.

    Yeah.

    Fee-Fi-Foe-Fum,
    1 day ago
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