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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: 287,621

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 IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
    ~ Albert Einstein

    Check out my newest blog about the WPA project to distribute books on horseback.
    17 days ago
  • v PATRICIAANN46
    You are so sweet...............Thank You so much for the Spa Day. I appreciate it and especially your thoughtfulness and friendship.

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    Patti
    18 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
    ~Martin Luther King Jr.

    emoticon emoticon Have a wonderful Labor Day!
    20 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    You may not know exactly where the road is leading...
    or what the days may bring,
    or how you'll manage them...
    but there is one thing you can know for sure...

    You'll always have the help and support of people who care- emoticon
    your Spark friends!
    emoticon Hope you have set your September goals and are ready to get busy!
    22 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    For you, it's never really been all about the cottage at the beach, a multimillion dollar bank account, or the adoration of fans, has it?

    Okay, sure, you could roll with it...

    Instead, it's been about having a life that allows for the expression of your creativity and exchanging your rare and special gifts with the world. To be yourself, no matter the cost, laughing often, and knowing to your core the meaning of love, friendship, and hot chocolate on a freezing cold night.

    Just wanted you to know that I know this about you. And I think it's just great how you're imagining the latter when you visualize these days. Especially the laughter and love.

    Pretty much got you pegged, huh?
    The Universe

    *This is from the TUT website!

    23 days ago
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