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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: 295,661

Fitness Minutes: 218,358

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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IMLOCOLINDA
3/22/2015 11:07:23 AM

I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/21/2015 2:55:59 PM

Do you work at a VA hospital?



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/20/2015 12:40:18 PM

When I worked at the VA clinic I used to just torture my doc about all the 'stiffy meds' he prescribed to those old guys. I'd tell him what a huge waste of money it was for an already overtaxed medical system. He called it 'wishful thinking meds'! As if???



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/19/2015 5:34:23 PM

"Making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually,you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin."
-Stephen Cherniske
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IMLOCOLINDA
3/18/2015 1:42:29 PM

emoticon Had to put that 'frog in the underpants' St Paddy's day in the blog again just for you!!



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