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Walking my Doggy

Monday, June 01, 2009

Today was the first time I walked my little doggy, Marley. I am a first time dog owner. I have always had house cats. We had a good time on our walk. It is funny how strangers will talk to someone with a dog while just passing by that same person walking alone. I guess the dog gives them something to talk about. I am looking forward to many happy times with my new little friend.

  
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BITEMENCO 6/14/2009 12:12PM

    What a little cutiepie dog!! They're definitely different from cats, aren't they? We have two dogs (both small) and two cats..and the dogs are my walking buddies. They'd go for ten walks a day if I'd take them! LOL

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LILHLFPINT 6/7/2009 11:44PM

    (oh my gosh, that is TOO cute!)

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SHIRLEYX 6/5/2009 12:54AM

    What a cute puppy! I love my cats, but wouldn't want to be without a dog.

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ITSJUSTJANE 6/3/2009 5:45PM

    Dog walking buddies are the best!! Keaton walks with me! He's so cute. He get ahead of me and then stops and looks back at me. It's like he's saying "Come on Mom, you can do it!!"

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MCAUDI 6/2/2009 11:16PM

    Very cool. I am glad you have a new walking buddy.

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GEE-KNEE 6/2/2009 9:31AM

    My walking buddy is my golden retriever, Chocolate. It's nice to have someone who looks forward to exercising with me everyday. Since my dog is big (petite for a golden-but a bigger breed), I have people crossing the street so they don't have to walk by me. There are those big dog owners who don't mind a spazzy dog jumping up to say hi, and they will come over to see my dog.
Your little dog is so cute. I could totally see why you get all that attention. I would want to stop by to pet your little dog. Have fun walking your dog. I hope you love having a dog as much as I do. They are such loyal and loving friends.

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SASHAONE2 6/2/2009 12:18AM

  HI I have the same breed as you and am now starting a walking routine with her, wish us both luck, there are quite a few pit bulls in this area and I am leary of walking her

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I actually took a bath!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It has been a very long time since I have been able to take a sit down bath. So about a month ago I began to think that I should try. Now for the normal person taking a bath does not usually take any planning. I thought to myself "what it I get in there and I can't get out?" There was even a suggestion that I should take my phone with me just in case I needed help. For about a week as I took my morning shower I would think to myself, Should I try it today? Finally I did get up the nerve. Well there I sat realizing that I really had not been missing much all those years. I was happy that I could actually sit in the tub and still have room to have some water in it too. I guess that is what you can call a non scale celebration. I will be taking showers instead.

  
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LILHLFPINT 5/31/2009 10:22PM

    (aw, you are too cute. i love epsom salt baths after a long run. that's the only time i take baths.)

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MS.ELENI 5/31/2009 9:37AM

    Great blog. I don't want to take a bath but just knowing I could would be a dream. You are such a success.

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TNTSMOMIE 5/28/2009 1:35PM

    Yay for NSVs! Aren't they the best? Like when you notice you can tie your shoe and it doesn't crush your stomach? Or go up a flight of stairs and not be winded? Definitely having the option to take a bath is a wonderful NSV! We used to have one of those big garden tubs and I LOVED it. I was actually able to lay down in it (I'm tall). Now we have a regular sized tub and I hate it. I love taking baths, but being scrunched just isn't my cup of tea. I don't like for my knees to stick up. :o)

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SHIRLEYX 5/28/2009 8:34AM

    emoticon Just being able to take the bath is such a milestone! We are a shower family as well, but how nice that you have the choice. emoticon

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MCAUDI 5/27/2009 9:53PM

    That is amazing. That is very cool. I am so excited for you.

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Looking forward to summer

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I am so lookingforward to summer this year. I work for the school system so summer means less work. With the economy problems my district is cutting back. I usually work summer school but this year I am sharing a summer school position with a coworker. In the past that kind of news would have sent me into a tail spin. I have always turned to bad food choices such as candy, chips and icecream when I was faced with a upsetting situation. Since changing my whole outlook on food, I can say that although I am worried about how I will get all my bills paid, I am really looking forward to having time to just relax, be on my own schedule and having plenty of time to attend extra exercise classes, walking my dog and spending time with my grandchildren. I have a goal of losing 20 pounds by the end of summer. So instead of freaking out, I am planning. Life is soooo good.

  
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MCAUDI 5/24/2009 3:26PM

    I teach parttime at a community college and my income from that has been cut in over half. It is painful but we learned to adapt. I am glad you will have more time for you this summer. Glad you are looking forward to summer.

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SHIRLEYX 5/24/2009 3:12PM

    Your granddaughter is just beautiful. I am so glad that you are going to have extra time to spend with her this summer. Life is so short that it is good to savour every moment.
I always go up to the cottage by myself for a few months (although I try to get dh up as much as I can). Although with Sam going to University I won't be homeschooling anymore, after the hectic pace of family, lessons, and dance it's nice to relax. I think that you will find with more time to plan and enjoy your food that you will actually spend less money. At least I have always found that to be true when I'm by myself and it's peaceful.

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Best Day Ever!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Today I checked off something on my bucket list. For the last 3 years my daughter has worked at a high end ladies clothing and housewares boutique type store called ANTHROPOLOGIE. At my size I could only buy by stuff like dishes there. The largest size that they carry is a 14. Well... Today for Mother's Day my daughter took me to her store and I was able to pick and choose. It felt soooo good to actually be able to shop there. I was so thrilled that I even had her take my picture with my cell phone. So I am the proud owner of two new blouses. To top it off they are size 12. Life is good.

Darn, I wish I could figure out how to get that picture out of my phone.

  
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GEE-KNEE 5/12/2009 12:58PM

    I LOVE the clothing at Anthropologie. I just fit into my first size 16 at the Gap and I am so excited to fit into a 14, so I can shop at Anthropologie. Congratulations!!! Were you aware you could fit a 12? That must feel good. I hope you got a good employee discount too.

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SHIRLEYX 5/11/2009 8:44AM

    Congratulations! What a great day. Size 12 is the best Mother's Day gift of all!

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LIVINGLIFEFULLY 5/11/2009 6:24AM

    Congratulations! I love the stuff at Anthropolgie. It's one of the stores I hope to be able to shop at eventually. Great job!

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HONEYB1949 5/11/2009 3:51AM

    Congratulations on meeting a goal. I can only imagine how happy you are. I look forward to the day when I too will be back into a size 12. You are truly an inspiration.

By the way, I also live in San Bernardino and am looking for a "buddy" who enjoys losing weight the same as me. I do water aerobics at the Y with the senior center I go to. I'm going to add you to my "friends" list so we can chat more.

MARY

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MCAUDI 5/11/2009 1:17AM

    Congratulations! That is so exciting. What a great Mother's Day present. Can you email the picture to yourself?

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No more worries

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Tomorrow my daughter wants to take me shopping. The thing is that in the past I would have began to worry that I would not be able to do any walking. It is such a great feeling to have that lifted from me. I am looking forward to the day instead. Actually, in the past few weeks I have noticed that I am walking much faster and I actually have a little spring in my step. I am so thankful that I finally quit stuffing my face and now I am enjoying the results. Life is so good.

  
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SHIRLEYX 5/10/2009 2:34AM

    Enjoy the day with your daughter. It is a wonderful feeling to get the spring back and feel energetic and full of life.

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MCAUDI 5/9/2009 11:36PM

    That is so great to hear. I am setting here nodding my head remembering exactly how I used to be as well. Have a blast shopping!

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LKWQUILTER 5/9/2009 8:42PM

    That is great!! It really gives you more motivation to stay on track when you see and feel the results. Linda Kay

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NETTER61 5/9/2009 5:39PM

    Isn't it amazing how much easier it is to walk and how much freer we feel because of it? I've noticed the same thing and it's great! Congrats to you and ENJOY your day with your daughter!

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