DESERTDREAMERS
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I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 2 cats (Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 3 dogs. My little dogs are smallest dogs I''ve ever had - Samurai the Papillon, and Spartacus the rescued chihuahua (also known as "the little weasel) & their bratty little sister, Sharona - I think she’s a chihuahua/ Boston Terrier mix. She may be younger, but she’s bigger than the boys!

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 was an RN working 12 hour night-shifts - retired 30 November 2017 after 40 years in Federal service (including my 10 years as an Army Nurse). Still having trouble sleeping at night, and not napping in the daytime.


Member Since: 6/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 296,503

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.


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 LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    I was doing exercises my physical therapist had me doing. Felt it pulling and a then resistance. I immediately stopped. By the next morning I knew I had pulled or pinched something. Felt like someone had kicked me in the small of my back. I was surprised when He said it was a fracture in my back. I hope it heals without surgery. Biggest problem for me I can't lie down on bed to sleep. Gets tiring sitting in a hard back chair all the time.
    8 hours ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    "Think about how different life could be if you stopped emphasizing the end, the fix or getting there, and began enjoying each step of the way. If one moment was as good as the next. If the goal in life was not to fix yourself but to transform yourself. Here, after all, is a miracle; you are already on the journey. You already know and already have everything you need to continue. Relax, breathe, be kind to yourself and everyone else. Oh, there's one more thing; enjoy the ride!"
    (Geneen Roth)
    1 day ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    I have missed some opportunities and screwed up others. I have my share of regrets and sad edges around a relationship or two. I’ve disappointed my family, friends and even more often myself. I have complained, whined, and been noisy, and then other times been silent when I should have spoken up. But tonight I will go to sleep with a smile knowing that tomorrow is right around the corner and another chance to get it right will be waiting for me.
    ~Begin with Yes~
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    4 days ago
  • v JSTETSER
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Today I really need the encouragement!
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    5 days ago
  • v FERRETLOVER1
    Thank you.
    5 days ago
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