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Samurai, Spartacus & Shalako - challenging a big dog across the street!


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I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 2 cats (Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 4 dogs. 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"). I recently (Jan 2017) adopted a chihuahua/Boston terrier mix, Sharona. I'd forgotten how active & destructive puppies can be! 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 ... about 25 pounds have found their way back.

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: 289,276

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 LESLIELENORE
    My SIL who has MS, says we have "snowflake" diseases... no two patients present the same symptoms, or respond the same way to treatment.
    13 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon Amazing how dependent we've become on our electronics and electricity.
    14 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Posted a blog with some pictures of our snow storm!!
    15 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    I feel the same way. We are so lucky to live where we have dedicated linemen who work all night in the cold and snow to get us back to our comfortable lives! I remember when I was in high school and we were without phone and power and my youngest sister thought it was so cool we were using candles...she said, "This is just like pioneer days!"
    15 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA

    emoticon O = Our journey is about self-improvements and personal growth!
    emoticon C = Conquer obstacles by turning setbacks into comebacks!
    emoticon T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions!
    emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
    emoticon B = Bring out the very best in you and your abilities!
    emoticon E = Embrace each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
    emoticon R = Reduce stress, eat healthy, drink water, exercise regularly and have fun!

    May your focus on Autumn be on all of the wonderful things you love about yourself and the beautiful person you truly are. Take time to celebrate you, because you are worth celebrating.
    17 days ago
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