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Dreaming in the desert ...

I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 4 cats (Sahara, Shasta, Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 3 dogs. My 3 little dogs are smallest dogs I've ever had - Shalako the Pomeranian, Samurai the Papillon, and the newest one, Spartacus the rescued chihuahua. 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 ...
I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 4 cats (Sahara, Shasta, Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 3 dogs. My 3 little dogs are smallest dogs I've ever had - Shalako the Pomeranian, Samurai the Papillon, and the newest one, Spartacus the rescued chihuahua. 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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DESERTDREAMERS cut my toe during the afternoon walk with the pups. Walked them home and got ready for work early so I could sign in to be seen. Fortunately, my tetanus was up to date and I didn't need stitches.
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Member Since: 6/12/2007

SparkPoints: 259,624

Fitness Minutes: 194,902

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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SPARKASAURUS
8/21/2014 7:29:03 PM

Grey wolves are a biggest loser team I just joined :)



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SPARKASAURUS
8/18/2014 8:01:02 AM

Have a great week, SparkFriend!!



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IMLOCOLINDA
8/17/2014 9:20:59 PM

emoticon L - Little by little does the trick!
emoticon E - Every choice is important.
emoticon T - Trust yourself.
emoticon S - Stumbling is not falling.

emoticon G - Great changes take time - be patient.
emoticon E - Encourage yourself every day
emoticon T - Today is all that is important.

emoticon M - Momentum is difficult to establish, but what keeps you going.
emoticon O - Obstacles are there to make you stronger.
emoticon V - Victory will be yours
emoticon I - If you bite it - write it!
emoticon N - Never give up!
emoticon G - Giant steps donít work - baby steps do.
*This lovely message was shared by SHARON10002 with the more acrostics for May. Such a good message I thought I'd share it with you again!




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SPEEDYDOG
8/17/2014 9:06:23 AM

Thanks for your comment on my "Bikes and Beer" blog. Bikes can be expensive or very affordable. Even for the hardcore biking fanatic, a good trail bike can be had for $1,200. Pro-level racing mountain bikes can go for $12,000+. A perfectly serviceable mountain bike can be had for $500 to $600.

Road bikes have about the same price structure as mountain bikes. However, high-end mountain bikes are more complex machines and tend to be a little higher priced. Most road bikes top-out at about $10,000. A good entry-level road bike starts at $400.

In other words, you can spend a little or a lot, depending on what you want to do with your bike.

Thanks, Bruce




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SPARKASAURUS
8/13/2014 8:07:39 AM

Are you kidding me?? You guys are nuts! Nuts, but amazing!

Thanks for the tiara *does the Queen's wave*

Have a great day! emoticon



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