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I need my coffee to wake up with! (Not my pup, just a cute pix)




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: 278,680

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.



Personal Information:
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
    Be strong enough to stand alone
    Smart enough to know when you need help
    and Brave enough to ask for it!
    ~Mark Amend
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  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Through challenging times you’ve learned how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again. And not only that, sometimes you actually make it look like dancing. You are, in a word, amazing! Have a wonderful new week! ~ Begin with Yes

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    3 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    "Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
    -Tom Venuto
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    Its up to you to make your goals and dreams a reality! Take responsibility, and do your best each day to make progress. You ARE totally worth the effort, you know!
    I hope you have a wonderful week!
    3 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    loved you post on my blog yesterday, just the sort of joke I belly laugh at. emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    Thanks for reading my "Don't Let the Pretty Package... emoticon ... Fool you." .. Have a great week and keep spreading the spark .... (that is too bad about the Doctor you mentioned ... yes, very sad indeed).
    6 days ago
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