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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.


Current Status:
DESERTDREAMERS is tired. Between walking 3 miles to the State Fair, 5 miles all around there, 3 back, and 1 with the pups, my feet hurt! Think I'd better take tomorrow easier
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Member Since: 6/12/2007

SparkPoints: 262,811

Fitness Minutes: 196,966

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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FERRETLOVER1
9/10/2014 6:23:50 AM

I hate when I have insomnia. So glad that you felt better later in the day after your walk. Take care, my friend, and hope you had a better night last night.

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SPARKASAURUS
9/9/2014 8:30:56 AM

I'm getting there- thanks for asking. on antibiotics for a sinus infection, which strangely feels like the flu.



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2BDYNAMIC
9/7/2014 7:40:43 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your 'Shasta' ............. It is just never easy to say farewell to our pets ............ emoticon



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ALTORECORDER
9/6/2014 12:21:33 PM

Love your profile image!



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BUTTONPOPPER1
9/5/2014 9:40:06 PM

Thank you for adding me as a friend! I've added you as well, and look forward to getting to know you. I've enjoyed your comments on Sparky's page, even if I didn't always know what you were talking about. I like your sense of humor, and I loved the quote you used in a comment on Sparky's blog about saying what you think even if your voice quavers! You're my favorite type--funny and wise!



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