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I am an Irish Setter for the Spirit Undah Dawgs doing the 5% Challenge for either the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer time. Just ask if you want to JOIN !! We can put you on the "master list !" WOOHOOOOO !!!! As an Irish Setter, I am indepent spirited so FREE in the dah wind ! , I LOVE to RUN so you have to train me to walk besides you or ELSE I'll be WILD !, I will catch ur frisbee's HAPPILY !, please DO brush me out all the time for I DO LOVE IT ! I also LOVE to play, sleeping at time





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HI ! I am Diane,, and this time around for the 5% Summer Challenge of 2015,, I'll be sidelined,,,, hence the title "My Paws are UP" !!! I am the CL (Challenge Leader) of the Spirited Undah Dawgs,,,, and I hail from the gorgeous state of Maine where I am clearly very fortunate in that I live directly on the harbor which across from it,,, is a larger city. The night lights are to simply die for ! The entire state is outstanding. I will miss this summer going around it,,, and hoping into an ...
HI ! I am Diane,, and this time around for the 5% Summer Challenge of 2015,, I'll be sidelined,,,, hence the title "My Paws are UP" !!! I am the CL (Challenge Leader) of the Spirited Undah Dawgs,,,, and I hail from the gorgeous state of Maine where I am clearly very fortunate in that I live directly on the harbor which across from it,,, is a larger city. The night lights are to simply die for ! The entire state is outstanding. I will miss this summer going around it,,, and hoping into an ocean that hits as high as 63 degrees. LOL that's SOME cold water,, for in general it's about 61,,, hence why the lobstahs taste so good,, I can buy them off the wharf yr round, but in the summer when they are soft shelled,, the price drops down to about 3.99 to 4.99 a lb. If you like,, take them right home from an AM catch,, and have them for supper !!! You can't get any fresher !! Oh yeah,, in Maine,, its the whole lobstah you cook,, not just the tail,,,, and eat most of it, just not the insides,, well some do. Ewwww !!

I am having Surgery on the 16th so I'll probably come back and update this on how it went. We are expecting to fuse the big toe, in 2 places,, and also fix my Achilles tendon,, which is way to tight,, and is not allowing my foot to bend when walking,, keeping me from the forward motion.

I am to NOT move off the couch, bed, ladies throne,, only for 8 weeks. I am absolutely forbidden to even let my foot "touch the ground at all" as I was warned today. My bones are very fragile,, and the toe is in a bad fragile state,,,, if tis doesn't work,,, it'll lead to an amputation of that area. the pain has been so horrid,, when I lived in Colorado back over a yr ago,, they were going to amputate BOTH feet,, up here they want to work me thru it so I do not lose them. This is surg #18 on feet.

I am so sorry Team,, though I am the CL,,,, and ur Alpha Dawggie,,, I will not be able to weigh in, though I strongly expect to continue to lose the weight,, will catch up with you on the fall team for this,, and hopefully thu the next 8 weeks,,,, I'll lose 4 to 7 lbs,, which is my average,, though over the past 2 weeks,,,, it's been just over 1 lb each,,, my weight has suddenly dropped,, but yeah, I am freaked out over the surg,,, and also have picked way up on protein so I am simply not hngry.

I am also a leader on the "Disabled and Losing " team, and a Co Leadah on the "Believe, Achieve and Succeed"Team. Both of these are small teams, but excellent for motivation (the believe) team,,, and if you live in any chronic or even temporary pain,, the LAD team is terrific to visit,, there's a thread on their where we can daily check in to say what our pain is at,, and happening.


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DIANEDOESSMILES got to go out today ! YEAH !! This is for the next 2 weeks,, on Fri a smaller cast.
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Track daily,, watching extremely carefully all cals going in. I can't do my usual swimming/yoga routine,, so I need to sooo careful. I already know which items will be out cut.

my Exercise, will be arm lifts,,, curls.... anything to do with just the arms. Also some leg work,, butt work,,, while laying in a reclined or totally laying down. THANKFULLY the Dr has given me some specific ones to work on.

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Name is Diane.

Owned by Izzy !!! (though of course I Do brag about the wee ones,, does NOT the cat come FIRST???? ASK them !! LOL they will WHINE about it ! HAHAHA !!) she is a therapy cat,,, will no doubt lay on me a lot, and head butt the left side of my head,,, to let me know "ur in pain, STOP EVERYTHING and LAY DOWN" as she does,,,, and hence why she's been certified as a "therapy cat",,,, ever try to do this??? It was quite the interesting process,,, it had to be proved,,,, and all kinds of ?s asked,,, etc. She passed though in the end, but of course I DO NOT bring her with me to places I do,, she's a CAT !

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I am soo fortunet to be the CL (Challenge Leader) of the Spirited Under Dawgs,, and a co leader on the Losing and Disabled Team, as well a co leader on the Believe and Achieve and SUCCEED team.



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7/19/2014 4:58:28 AM

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RAYLINSTEPHENS
7/18/2014 3:14:15 PM

too funny - older and spayed dawgs! you're a hoot and a half Diane!
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RAYLINSTEPHENS
7/18/2014 11:25:16 AM

╬═╬ ........."Friendships come and Friendships go
╬═╬ ................Like wave upon the sand
╬═╬ ..........Like day and night Like birds in flight
╬═╬.. ............Like snowflakes win they land
╬═╬............But you and I are something else
╬═╬...............Our friendship's here to stay
╬═╬........Like weeds and rocks and dirty socks
╬═╬.............It never goes away”
**********♥ Friendship is a priceless gift!!



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PRINCESSJESSICA
7/18/2014 8:35:31 AM

Hi Diane! Yes, I am doing much better this time around. I still have a long way to go towards improving and giving it my all, but at least I'm working towards things. I love the team and the challenges. The fact of the matter is if you eat better, move more and do the challenges, you will lose. I just am not the best at sticking to things. Even though I'm incorporating them more and more into my life, healthy habits have just not become a part of my routine that I automatically do without thinking about them. It also helps that we adopted a dog last week and he has to to go for a walk every day!
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HELEN_BRU
7/18/2014 1:44:56 AM

Hi Diane! Loved your newsy post on my blog. So happy you are surrounded by such good friends and family. I have sandpipers outside my window across the street. It's marshy there, so perfect for them to roam up and down that side. . . I'm still on the Casual Travelers team and love it there. It will be such a relief when that cast comes off. Hope everything heals fine for you so you can walk again real soon!

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