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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: 264,487

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 STEPH-KNEE
    I tried to figure out how to get away with not washing my hands! He touched each one, I sadly had to give in as I found no way around it LOL ;)
    7 days ago
  • v GGRSPARK
    Oh how I miss the state fairs in Vermont, a quick hop from Montreal. Here we have the Royal Winter Fair with livestock and all those chickens !!! And butter sculpture ! What a treat to meet the farmers grooming their beasts !
    10 days ago
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    10 days ago
  • v MONTANAWALKER
    You are a beautiful creation... perfectly imperfect... a work in progress... you have everything you need to fulfill your purpose... don't dilute yourself for any person or any reason... you are enough... be unapologetically you.
    ~Steve Maraboli~
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    11 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/15/2016 5:59:18 PM
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    I just loved your comment on my blog about falling! Loved it so much. Thanks for sharing your own thoughts about falling--got a big laugh out of that! Your kind words about my situation meant so much to me. And thanks for the heads up (so to speak) about the possibility that my awful headache was caused by whiplash. Hadn't thought of that at all.

    I'm so glad you are such a loyal friend and humorous, consistent blogger here at SP! You really brighten up my time here!
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    11 days ago
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