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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), & 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: 299,366

Fitness Minutes: 219,992

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
3/27/2015 1:56:28 PM

Some people bloom late. emoticon Some very late. emoticon And some, very, very late. emoticon

But they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is.

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STEPH-KNEE
3/27/2015 6:27:48 AM

It's funny you mention the MMR, I had it as a kid but they said I was immuned to the mumps and rubella or whatever it is but not the measles. Of course I figured I was fine during the measels outbreak at Disneyland but I wasn't. So I had to get the booster for that last month with my first chicken pox one. It resulted in two bug bite looking bumps that itched that are just now healing... and now i'm dealing with the swelling. What a pain in the tushy but I figured I'd rather have the shot now that wind up with the chicken pox somehow when I'm much older. I just wish the swelling would go down but I'm keeping an eye on it. :)



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/26/2015 1:38:46 PM

This is from the Cleveland Clinic and I thought it was so good I had to copy and share with my Spark Friends!
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"What has your body done for you lately? A whole lot, actually! Focusing on function, not form, can encourage healthy habits.
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Loving your body and treating it well — with nutritious food, regular exercise and enough sleep — go hand in hand. Understanding your thoughts and feelings about your body can be useful, especially since that mirror, mirror on the wall can be the most fickle of them all. emoticon The media messages we take in, from Facebook to advertising, as well as other people’s opinions, can strongly sway how we view our bodies. Create a wellspring of inside-out body love by taking a trip outside the appearance paradigm. Instead of focusing on what your body looks like, focus on what it does for you. Perhaps it allows you to run around with your kids or grandkids, walk up stairs, or sit on your porch and wave to neighbors. Maybe it supports you while walking, playing tennis or climbing mountains. emoticon emoticon emoticon Consider your senses: Does your body let you see sunsets, listen to music and laughter, and smell fir trees? Your body, whatever its shape, size or condition, allows you to live your life. Make a list of all the things your body does in a day, and be especially sure to include those little things you used to take for granted. Then spend time appreciating it — you’ll be even more motivated to eat well, move regularly and keep up the other habits that contribute to a strong and healthy you!"
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LESLIELENORE
3/26/2015 9:45:37 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Cooper will be staying with my parents, though I haven't informed him of this yet. I have a feeling he will be mad at me.



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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7
3/24/2015 10:38:26 PM

Thank you! Join right on in. I love challenges and I just have fun with creative idea's. I know people have used ribbons and string to measure weight (loss inches) in the past and I know it's easy and it does work. I'm sure you won't believe this, but I cut my ribbons and misplaced them soon after. I hate hunting for measuring tape, but I will find them. They are some where in this room. I just had them.
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