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Barkley, Wild Puppy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Barkley joined my pack in August. Now he is 8 months old. He is a real live wire. He keeps me and my other two dogs jumpimg.

  
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WALKZWDOGZ 1/29/2012 8:28PM

    I love those sparkling little eyes! He looks full of it, esp. attacking his poor tolerant sibling. emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 1/27/2012 1:35AM

    cute cute and cute

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MOMFAN 1/26/2012 11:50PM

    Too cute!

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CODEMAULER 1/26/2012 7:38PM

    I just want to scrunch those fuzzy cheeks!

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SLEEPYDEAN 1/26/2012 12:55PM

    So neat to have the photos documenting how they change from puppy to adult phase. He's adorable either way. Sounds like you have your hands full with that pack!

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MARY1313 1/25/2012 10:01PM

    Awwww!!!! Great pics!!!

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CHALLENGER15 1/25/2012 5:12PM

    How very cute! Thank you for sharing.

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RICCILYNN 1/25/2012 12:15PM

    He's so cute!! He actually looks like one of my dog's sons who is 1/2 poodle (mine) and chihuahua (the father)... I know you will have your hands full!!

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SHOAPIE 1/25/2012 12:09PM

    What an adorable family!

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I Love My Bentley

Monday, January 23, 2012


My Maltipoo, Bentley will let me do just about anything to him. That is as long is he is getting my attention.

  
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WALKZWDOGZ 1/29/2012 8:31PM

    Darling! But after that last one, if he ever bites you, we'll testify on his behalf that it was justifiable. emoticon What a hairdo & what a sweetie!

My first Basset was named Bentley, so I may be a bit partial.

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CODEMAULER 1/26/2012 7:38PM

    Dig the crazy style; I'll bet it's a good reflection of his personality!

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SLEEPYDEAN 1/26/2012 12:53PM

    Oh my goodness those are some of the cutest pictures ever. I bet your camera is full of these, just like mine is with my 2 fur baby cats.

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TERRYT55 1/25/2012 11:10AM

    No wonder! He is just adorable!

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MARY1313 1/24/2012 4:22PM

    Oh goodness! He is the cutest little man!!!

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MOMFAN 1/24/2012 2:57AM

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BEYOURBEST1 1/23/2012 6:43PM

    Too cute! We love him.

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DESERTDREAMERS 1/23/2012 3:59PM

    Cutie- patootie!

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MOLLYSARAN 1/23/2012 3:16PM

    Oh my !!!! just too cute !!!!

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BUTEAFULL 1/23/2012 2:24PM

    aw what a sweetie

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In Print...Finally!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


The magazine ALL YOU came out yesterday at Wal-mart stores. Imagine a whole issue with Sparkpeople members featured. I am so proud and totally honored to be included in this wonderful way to spread the Spark with readers every where. I know that we will be giving hope to people struggling to lose weight. We are showing them that they can do it too. As I am a quoted in the magazine...With my new lifestyle, every day is an adventure.

  
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KAKAKALI4 9/28/2011 2:42PM

    That is so cool! I will have to pick it up!
Teri

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FREETHEGODDESS 9/28/2011 12:40PM

    WOW! So cool! Wish I had a copy of that magazine to read.

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CHRIS138 7/3/2011 4:45PM

    Congrats.....you deserve it. Your hard work has paid off. Now your famous!!!! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 3/15/2011 8:55AM

    I 'liked' this blog and will be looking for this mag today!

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HUGS2013 2/22/2011 9:19PM

    emoticonI am so glad for you and your success! Thanks for the heads up on the issue being out and available for purchase on the magazine stands. I'll look forward to getting my copy this week. Here's to your continued success! ~Deanie

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WALKZWDOGZ 2/19/2011 6:54PM

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What a thrill it must be! You have 2 of the cutest exercise buddies on Sparkpeople, too!

Congratulations. I'm going to look for that issue!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/18/2011 12:37PM

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 2/1/2011 9:14AM

    You deserve to be on the Sparkers in the new All You Spark issue. What an accomplishment to lose 160 lbs!!! You look great and from your smile, I can tell you are finally really enjoying life. I like your goal on your page: To be able to enjoy the things that normal weight people take for granted. I too lost the ability to do many of those things, but after losing 148 lbs., I'm getting a lot of those normal activities back. My goal is 160 (still 20 lbs. away), and I'm determined to get there this time. I'm going to the amusement park with my grandkids this summer, and to a baseball game, and a swimming pool. All things that I could not have done a year ago!!! YEAH US!!

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BEYOURBEST1 1/26/2011 10:19PM

    Yay! Congratulations! I am very happy for you.
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DRAFTLOVER 1/22/2011 10:28AM

    Thats awesome. Thanks for your part in changing lives :)

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WOLFKITTY 1/19/2011 1:12PM

    Awwww!!!! SO COOL!!!!! :D
You look so very vibrant and happy!

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Jocelyn

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MICHELLEOJEDA 1/19/2011 2:04AM

    Wow... I am new here and this is just Awesome. emoticon

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BEMORESTUBBORN 1/16/2011 7:42PM

    Congratulations!

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CODEMAULER 1/16/2011 10:04AM

    Congratulations - that's really terrific!!

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SUSIQZER 1/16/2011 8:54AM

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CHALLENGER15 1/16/2011 8:06AM

    I loved the magazine; I made sure I went out and bought it. I enjoyed reading the article about you. Congrats!

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MARY1313 1/15/2011 10:06PM

    oh that is marvelous!!!!

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NEVERGIVEUP69 1/15/2011 9:46PM

    WALMART here I come!!! Can't wait to read about u!!!

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KYRRDIS 1/15/2011 9:25PM

    Wonderful!!!

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JUNEAU2010 1/15/2011 7:56PM

    Very cool! I will have to get copies!

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ACIMPEGGY 1/15/2011 7:53PM

    Oh, boy! I'm on my way to Wal-Mart to buy a bunch of copies!!!!

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Great News!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

First I would like to thank all of my wonderful Sparkfriends for such kind words of encouragement in the face of my disappointment. I know that I can always count on all of you no matter what. Now that the cat is out of the bag so to speak.My exciting news is about my weight loss success story that will be printed in ALL YOU magazine I will have to give all of you the details....I have been assured by staff who worked on the piece that it will be in the January special health and fitness edition on news stands January 14th. All YOU magazine is only sold at Wal-Mart and Sam's Clubs. You can also go to their website if you sign up they will send two months for free.

  
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DOINFINE 1/14/2011 12:40PM

    Can't wait to see the magazine!! May I have your autograph? LOL!
Truthfully, I am SOOOOO happy for you! Way to go!!
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SMARTLADY66 1/13/2011 1:02AM

    Congrats! I am in it as well. I just received the Feb. issue and in it, there's a small picture of the cover of the Special Health issue with 5 women's stories featured....I'm the first one in the blue shirt. Can't wait to see it and read everyone's stories! It's been exciting. Congrats again!

Dawn

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LIBBYFITZ 1/6/2011 3:45PM

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 12/23/2010 5:23PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!

Keep being strong!!!

Jane on Guam

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MARMIC2 12/21/2010 9:15PM

    I am so happy for you! I will run (wishful thinking!) to get a copy! Not that you need to see your success in a magazine, you know that you achieved a great goal!! But it's great to see for everybody, may it give them as much hope as it gives me every time I look and read your page. Happy Holidays! emoticon emoticon

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DRAFTLOVER 12/21/2010 3:23PM

    Rock on. How many people is that going to help? You will never know. That is GREAT !!

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BEYOURBEST1 12/21/2010 5:54AM

    That's great!

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DDOORN 12/20/2010 9:03PM

    All RIGHT! Now THAT'S the news I *thought* might be hiding around the corner...! Woo hoo!

Don

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MARY1313 12/20/2010 7:27PM

    CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!!

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CHALLENGER15 12/20/2010 5:37PM

    That is FANTASTIC! I will make sure I pick it up. I love that magazine and their special issues.

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CATLADY_56 12/20/2010 2:17PM

    How very cool! emoticon

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CODEMAULER 12/20/2010 12:51PM

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration and deserve all the rewards for your hard work!

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MJLUVSANIMALS 12/20/2010 11:54AM

    I am so impressed by your life story. You made a wonderful decision to not have the bypass surgery. I wish I could have had your story to present to my sister, before she had the surgery. We all know losing too fast, after carrying around the weight for so long, leaves one with lots of loose skin. It's a good thing, as long as you have the elasticity to lose it slower. Kudos to you!! Great great sharing, you make me proud to be a fellow Sparker~~ MJ And I have to add, if I had such a place to hike, I would be walking way much more.

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Dealing With a Big Disappointment

Saturday, December 18, 2010

O.K. so for me the best way to work through this is to talk about. So here goes, Back in September I was contacted by a magazine to do my success story about how my dogs had helped me lose 165 pounds without having surgery. Of course I was thrilled and wanted to tell everyone who would listen about my good news. I was asked to please keep it a secret until the article actually came out. So as hard as it was for me, I did as requested. Of course all my family and close friends knew what was about to happen. First I was contacted by the editor with a long list of questions to answer. Then in October I was contacted by a photographer who was assigned to take my photos. I was asked to wear certain clothes and wear make-up so I went out shopping for just the right outfit. I don't normally wear makeup so I had to get that too. I even got new coats for my dogs who would also be photographed. I met the photographer, Jim and his assistant at the dog park where my photo shoot was scheduled to take place.The shoot was so much fun and all it went very well. So then it was just time to wait until the January issue came out.
Finally the time came for the magazine to hit the news stands. I rushed out that very day to see my story in print. I flipped through it looking for my picture. I got the the last page and it wasn't there. I could not believe it so I slowly went through the magazine page by page. I am so disappointed, and embarrassed. It that moment I felt like grabbing food and lots of it. There I was right there in the store but I made a decision that I would not revert back to old habits. In the past I would deal with my problems by eating. I would eat to somehow punish myself for not being good enough. Now I know that kind of thinking got weighing over 300 pounds. So instead of turning to food, I have decided that the disappoint will pass and life will go on. I know myself that I am a success whether I am featured in a magazine or not. I am not going to turn it into a setback. I am going to continue moving forward. Thanks Sparkpeople.com for always being there for me.

  
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TOSERVEHIMBEST 2/1/2011 6:32PM

    Hi! I am sooo glad that the magazine did publish your story, and of all of the stories in that "special" issue yours was the one that I identified most with. I decided to join SparkPeople after reading it, and after I got set up I sent you a friend request. If you have any tips on how to overcome negative thinking, I could use a few. So much weight to lose!

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MARY1313 12/20/2010 7:26PM

    goodness! I know how disappointed you must have been! so glad you have grown so much in your life style change that you made good decisions!!!

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GRAMIAM7 12/20/2010 7:54AM

    How disappointing but I am so happy you didn't let it throw you back to old habits. You are such an inspiration to me and so many others. I hope you got some copies of the pictures so you can post to your SP blog. If not, you should dress up you and the dogs and have someone take some photos so we can all see.

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LOGOULD 12/19/2010 11:28PM

    How completely rude, unthoughtful and unprofessional of them to not have the common courtesy to let you know that they had chosen to go another route! YOU ARE A SUPERSTAR IN OUR BOOK....definately their loss!!!

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BEYOURBEST1 12/19/2010 6:33PM

    They should have had the courtesy of letting you know that you would not be featured in the magazine.
You are a winner anyway, no one can take that away from you.
It is their loss that they did not feature you.

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OUTDOORSDC 12/19/2010 6:45AM

    Good for you for staying on track. What a disappointment. But I completely agree with the other posters who suggest that maybe there's more to this than meets the eye. I'm realizing (slowly) how much of my life is driven by the "what ifs" and speculation. I spend so much time and energy trying to sort out this and that and why something has happened when in reality I don't have all of the information or am completely wrong about something. Maybe you can find out more from your contacts at the magazine to be sure that your article has been bumped? And then, even if it has been, you've already proven that it's not bringing you down!

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WOLFKITTY 12/19/2010 12:03AM

    Aww!! I can definitely see why that would be disappointing! :S You have done an amazing job and changed your life completely!!

Good for you for moving past this!! (Also, you never know, it might be featured next month. They might have had to move it.)

HUGS!!
Jocelyn

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DDOORN 12/18/2010 11:51PM

    Good for you not to let the disappointment set you back...!

Now: might it be possible that they put your story off until the next issue...? Have you heard anything from the magazine...? After all the time & energy they put into your story I would think they would still want to move ahead with it...?!?!

Don (crossing fingers...!)

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BUTEAFULL 12/18/2010 11:28PM

    it's all in the attitude and yours is great

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RONIREDD 12/18/2010 6:38PM

    Don't let this get you done! You still "won." emoticon

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DRPOOH63 12/18/2010 5:52PM

    Would be great if you could get copies of the photos and post them here so we could celebrate with you! Most photogs will give you copies.

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BSTELLING 12/18/2010 5:52PM

    Your story may show up in a later issue. Keep your eyes open just in case.

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THEGORGESBLONDE 12/18/2010 2:25PM

    Sounds like it was great, up until the time the magazine came out. Your accomplishment was recognized, just not by so many as you'd hoped. But the important thing is that you did it! and that someone thought it might inspire others. Now, as to somebody's editorial taste, well, bah humbug! You know, and we know, you're better than that!

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PITTYJAX 12/18/2010 2:07PM

    I think the same way: if something like this happened to me, I'd wonder what I did wrong, or why i wasn't good enough. So please remember: whatever happened that got your story bumped, it had nothing to do with you. Still disappointing-heck, they could have called!-but not your problem. At any rate, your hard work was acknowledged and validated. I'm really sorry that you were bumped, but I'm super-proud of you for not eating over it. You have learned the lesson!


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HELENA260 12/18/2010 1:49PM

    That is diappointing but you are an inspiration to all of us!! Don't let that magazine destroy all of your hard work!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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MYSTERY4EVER 12/18/2010 1:48PM

    Well stories do get bumped. But the big story is your response. You have won no matter that it didn't make it into print. You are the success and I congratulate you on that.

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RENA1965 12/18/2010 1:47PM

    Sorry to hear about your disappointment.. emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 12/18/2010 1:41PM

    How dissapointing! Great attitude on how to deal with it! emoticon

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