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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: 256,917

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 MONTANAWALKER
    emoticon Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing and changing. emoticon You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant." emoticon
    Steve Maraboli
    12 hours ago
  • v DEEA2Z
    Thanks for the warm welcome on the SP Community page!! Also, thanks for the permission to use any of your photos. I love the gravity photo...you've got a great sense of humor! emoticon I think we need to be Spark Friends emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v LAC936
    Yes that was baby rhinos. Thanks for checking it out!.

    Laura
    2 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    Stop using, "easier said than done," as an excuse to not change! Bringing your life to a higher level is challenging; get over it and rise to the challenge!

    - Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You
    7 days ago
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    There is so much that's special about YOU! Others see it. It's time you did, too! emoticon
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    12 days ago
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