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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: 262,423

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 MONTANAWALKER
    emoticon Glad you didn't fall asleep and nose dive into Chop Suey! emoticon
    Took my mom up to the buffet but it was only mediocre. Did get lots of veggies in for lunch so that was a bonus!
    15 hours ago
  • v GGRSPARK
    My friend lives in an Italian neighbourhood where everyone has a garden. They grow everything. No pesticide, pure beautiful fruit, veg, sunflowers that tower over you. I am lucky to have T as a friend, and Nino who supply me with their abundance .
    1 day ago
  • v JSTETSER
    I hope that your day is wonderful, and that you move ahead in your health goals! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! emoticon
    Jackie
    2 days ago
  • v GGRSPARK
    That part of the coast is very nice. Wide beaches with room for everyone.
    3 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
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    "You are destined to SUCCEED! We all have a crisis of confidence now and then.
    But within each of us is a voice that whispers,"You can do it."
    The more we listen, the louder and clearer it will become.
    Deep down inside, you know you've got what it takes to achieve whatever you set your mind to.
    So instead of ignoring that little voice, turn up the volume!"
    ~Woman's World Magazine~

    5 days ago
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