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Dreaming in the desert ...

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 ...

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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.
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Member Since: 6/12/2007

SparkPoints: 349,641

Fitness Minutes: 244,759

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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GGRSPARK
1/29/2016 10:39:54 AM

I walked away from good winter boots yesterday because the hapless salesgirl was breathing down my neck and sugarcoating my appearance. And it was a baggy eyed bad hair day.



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GGRSPARK
1/29/2016 10:37:48 AM

If you are in the hospital it's a whole different story. When I worked in clinical pathology, and had to do rounds for blood it paid to be on my best behaviour, everything went a little better, but I can't force it. Getting old and cranky.



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APC_V15
1/27/2016 8:38:01 AM

Hey there! Thank you for the birthday goodie. I haven't made any plans to do much but I'll definitely get creative and figure out a memorable way to celebrate. Have a good one!



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BUTTONPOPPER1
1/18/2016 7:12:24 AM

DESERTDREAMERS, your comment on my blog went straight to my soul and made my skin tingle. What a deep, powerful, and sad dream you shared about the car on the mountain. I have had many car-on-the-mountain dreams, but none exactly like yours. Mine mostly reflected my fear of losing control of my life. I think yours means something else.

I'm glad you have stayed strong through what you've been through. I guess you really have to be strong in your line of work!

Thank you so much for your comment. It's hard to express how moved I still am by your words.



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FERRETLOVER1
1/15/2016 7:41:20 AM

Good morning, emoticon



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