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Pictures of my Missing Baby:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Just realized I never posted pictures of him. Got them from my SIL asap to make the flyers. :( Kinda sad, but here they are.

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JESPAH 1/26/2009 7:08PM

    Roscoe! Come home!

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4CAKES 1/26/2009 11:18AM

    What a Pretty Dog!

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TRACYZABELLE 1/20/2009 6:48AM

    What a handsome boy.. I bet he found a girlfriend out there! I hope he comes home soon!

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SWEETZMIX 1/17/2009 10:05PM

    What a cutie pie!! Still hoping for his safe return home!!!!!!!!

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DEBULACLARK 1/17/2009 7:58PM

    OMG he is juusst adorable. I still praying for him to stop being so stubborn and come home!

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NATURALLYME126 1/17/2009 1:50PM

    He is so cute Dana! I hope he comes home to you real soon.

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KIMCATUS 1/17/2009 1:34PM

    Oh sweetie puppy!!! Please go home to Dana...they love you and miss you!!!!

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TELERIE 1/17/2009 9:36AM

    He's adorable!
I always open a new blog from you hoping he's home!

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SKYFYRE 1/17/2009 3:26AM

    Ugh, no wonder you are so tore up, when you put a fur face to the name it gets me all teary. Seriously, that booger better get his turkey-butt home! Sorry, Dana.

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SARAH_VW 1/17/2009 12:17AM

    He's super cute and lovable! I hope you get him back real soon. I would be so sad if my dog went missing. I can't imagine what you're going through.

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SLCOLMAN 1/17/2009 12:00AM

    Roscoe come home!!! You are just too cute to not live with Dana and her DH!!!!

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SKINNYSOON13 1/16/2009 10:48PM

    Awwww! Dana - he's a CUTIE! I sure hope that he gets tired of running and comes home soon.

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CARTOONB 1/16/2009 9:57PM

    What a big sweetie! (Said in my best dog voice!) I hope your baby comes home soon.

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_RAMONA 1/16/2009 5:55PM

    Hi there, Dana! I've been following your blog for a while (you've done an amazing job with your weight loss journey, and I've been gleaning what I can to apply to my own), and I just wanted to express my sympathy for what you're going through with Roscoe. IT'S SO HARD to love a critter and miss them and fear the worst and hope for the best and ride the merry-go-round 'until'... unless a person has been through it, it's really hard to understand just how upsetting and unsettling it all is... it's a distraction and an ache all at once (though on the positive side, he IS obviously very resourceful!). My heart aches for you. I've had many a sleepless night walking the streets and praying for 'someone' to find their way home... and I've rescued a number of furry souls. You and Roscoe are in my prayers. Keep the faith.

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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WOLFKITTY 1/16/2009 5:07PM

    OHHHHHHH!! So so cute!!! :D Roscoe will be coming home soon!! I'm holding onto that hope!

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MOM2ACAT 1/16/2009 5:07PM

    He is so adorable!

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MDTWEETY 1/16/2009 4:54PM

    What a cutie!

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LASHERTHECAT 1/16/2009 3:52PM

    He's adorable!! emoticon

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**PRICELESS** 1/16/2009 3:49PM

    How precious! I had beagles growing up and looking at his pictures reminds me of my childhood doggies.
COME HOME ROSCOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CALICAVEGIRL 1/16/2009 3:10PM

    Aw! He's super cute!!! I just want to hug 'em =)

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Still missing, but I'm still on track.

Friday, January 16, 2009

That's about it.

300ish cals burned today in a quick workout due to time constraints, sticking to the cal ranges, missing Roscoe like crazy...

Just a short update.

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CALICAVEGIRL 1/16/2009 2:20PM

    Every time an email pops up saying that you've posted a new blog I click on the link and pray that this new entry is entitled, "ROSCOE'S HOME!"

I would be SUCH a mess if our dog or cat ran away. Congrats on keeping up the fitness routine and still having a positive outlook!

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Still missing: Another sighting!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

So this time he was seen about 2.5 miles from previous sightings (as the crow flies)...

DH went to look and didn't find him, but managed to rescue another stray. He took him to our vet to get checked out and cleaned up and we took him to the shelter this morning. It was tough, but we decided after praying that it wasn't right to keep him in our home even while looking for an owner because if we didn't find the owner we'd want to keep him and we got the feeling that wasn't right for us. So we took him to the shelter this morning.

I've called and left a message for a found dog near that area with no description on the found posting, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up...

As for me, I've been sticking to my cal ranges and yesterdays first REAL ST workout since prior to vacation has me BURNING. YAY. :)

Please continue to send those prayers and thoughts towards us getting our sweet Roscoe back. Thanks friends! *HUGS*

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CATIATM 1/16/2009 10:57AM

    Still hoping. Still praying, and so relieved that there's still a chance.

Stay strong, sweetie!

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LASHERTHECAT 1/16/2009 8:31AM

    I wonder what interesting things Roscoe is getting into... Hmmmm

Congrats on keeping at it!!

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WOLFKITTY 1/16/2009 12:10AM

    Absolutely! And congrats on your maintenance success! I'm happy for your victories.

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NASUTI 1/15/2009 10:11PM

    I hope Roscoe's OK!

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SLCOLMAN 1/15/2009 8:21PM

    Although DH didn't find Roscoe at least he did find a dog and hopefully one that will go back to a loving home. Still praying for you all and for Roscoe to come home.

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MDTWEETY 1/15/2009 6:18PM

    Continuous positive thoughts aimed your way...
That's so awesome that you rescued another dog, though!

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SWEETZMIX 1/15/2009 5:27PM

    Dana I am still wishing the best for you and Roscoe!!!!!!!!!!!

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SKINNYSOON13 1/15/2009 4:58PM

    "Sweet" Roscoe! haha Stubborn, FREE Roscoe you mean! :-) I sure hope you find him soon, but I'll kinda miss the updates that your wiley dog creates :-)

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/15/2009 4:49PM

    roscoe come home!

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**PRICELESS** 1/15/2009 4:40PM

    Still thinking and praying for you & Roscoe's safe return. I'm so glad that stray doggie may now have his chance to find his way back to his worried owners. emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 1/15/2009 4:37PM

    I hope you find Roscoe soon. So good of you to rescue someone elses lost pup!

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TELERIE 1/15/2009 4:31PM

    You're in my thoughts often! I hope you'll catch him soon!
So glad there are still sightings of him!

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KIMCATUS 1/15/2009 4:17PM

    I'm so glad that there are still sightings...and I'm glad you took the stray to the shelter so he can find his family or a new forever home!! Still wishing and praying for sweet, silly Roscoe to come home!! Goofy pooch! :-P

Glad to hear you're working out again...that'll help you feel a bit better I'm sure.

Hang tough lady, we're still here thinking and praying for you guys!!


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    Will totally keep you in my prayers! I'm hoping this weekend will see him home safely!

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Info Updated:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Calories are now 1320-1670 to reach 165 by March 9th, burning 2000 calories through exercise each week. We'll see if I can do more than that and how it all goes, but as for now that's the plan.

The other good thing is that it's not like I gained this weight without realizing I was slipping into unhealthy habits. It was a combination of Holiday splurge + Emotional bingefest, that I was fully aware of, and lack of real exercise for a while as well. I know that once I get it together I will lose back to my self-imposed maintenance range and be just fine.

I also remind myself that my clothes still fit, if a bit snugger (not noticeable to the observer, just to me), AND that I'm still WELL within the healthy range for my height. Just over 5lbs from the top of my maintenance range as well.

The best thing is that I am not letting it continue.

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SLCOLMAN 1/14/2009 5:45PM

    Sorry that things still aren't resolved with Roscoe. Hang in there and keep the great attitude!!

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MARLIE13 1/14/2009 11:19AM

    Awesome attitude! Maintenance can be a scarey place huh? lol! I wonder how long it takes in maintenance land to get really comfortable with it. Not the bad comfortable where 10-15 pounds creeps on, but the good kind...like all of your realizations. Ya know?

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FITTYTIF 1/14/2009 1:32AM

    Good Job on reconizing it and your right 5 lbs is not all that bad but it is good to realize what happened and put your self back on a correction course!

I know you will lose that 5 in no time. You are GREAT!!!

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KIMCATUS 1/13/2009 8:51PM

    Sounds like you're getting back on track sweetie...I'm glad...I've been worried! *hugs*

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/13/2009 8:21PM

    Great attitude!

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TRACYZABELLE 1/13/2009 6:33PM

    WTG getting back under control! We knwo how uncomfortable we are when we gain! Keep on slimming!

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WOLFKITTY 1/13/2009 4:54PM

    Whew!! I'm glad you have a plan! And it's not all crazy! HEhehe.. You're doing great!


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BRUIN2 1/13/2009 4:45PM


Great attitude Dana.

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SKYFYRE 1/13/2009 4:25PM

    Thanks for this blog! Your sensibility was well needed by me! It is important that I get control while things are still relatively manageable. When I look at that calorie range it just seems so small, just like mine, but I know it can be done! Good Luck to you! I know you will reach 165 in no time!

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TELERIE 1/13/2009 4:12PM

    I'm impressed with you in the stressful time you're having. I do think of your puppy and hope he'll have the sense to return to you soon!
Hope you have a good week otherwise!!

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Emotional Rollercoaster - Roscoe still missing

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Roscoe's still missing. We caught a total of 5 cats this weekend and since then the trap has remained empty.

We've added more fresh bait to it from time to time, also DH added some treats and even a couple doggie cookies, and some DAP (some kind of Dog Pheremone crap to help them feel calm and safe???)... yeah.

Something's eating the food we're putting out (maybe not just cats) and something tore down the hoodie that had his scent on it and ripped off one of the sleeve cuffs (definitely not a cat)... so we're hoping it was Roscoe. :P Stupid pup! COME HOME. And don't just play around outside when we're asleep so we don't know you're there.

Anyway -- I ate soooooooooooooo badly this weekend again. And again on Monday night. I was kind of like -- Scale Back Alabama starting weigh-in is Monday and I want to be heavier for that anyway so....... I succumbed to all emotional eating. Emotionally I was a total wreck yesterday as well.

And I ate like a million mini cinnamon rolls and some peppermint candy cane filling oreos and also dinner.... yeah. And other stuff I'm sure... the obvious downfall of not really caring AND not keeping track. Bingetastic.

My Scale Back Alabama weighin was ridiculously high again -- but I ate a big breakfast and drank tons of water and layered heavy clothing to try to sandbag a bit... BWHAHA.

Today I weighed at the gym again though and got 176. SO! After a horrible eating last night it could be slightly inflated but that's what I'm gonna go with.

I'm going to change my information in SP to reflect THAT number and set my goals to get to 165 by the week before the end of the Scale Back Alabama challenge I think... we'll see. Definitely before the end though.

And as long as I weigh less than 171 on weigh-in day with my clothes on, I will have accomplished the challenge task.

Also this morning I went to Spin class as well as doing some warm up walking and some crunches. Tomorrow I'll be at the gym w/ my gym buddy and I'll focus on doing upper and lower body ST, maybe some additional cardio as well. We'll see.

I am so upset about Roscoe still being gone it's driving me absolutely insane but I'm not going to let myself completely fall apart. I've DECIDED that the position I'm going to take is -- I've done all I can do. I can still do all the checking of traps, checking listings, etc., each day without neglecting all other responsibilities (taking care of myself, work productivity), and definitely without just sitting around moping. :( It's hard not to dwell on it and want to just put everything on hold until we get him back but it's just not realistic or healthy to do those things, so I'm going to try not to.

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NASUTI 1/14/2009 10:41PM

    Keep your fingers crossed. That must be so hard. I'm thinking about you.

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DEBULACLARK 1/14/2009 9:35PM

    Just checking to see if Roscoe came home. I'm sorry he's still not cooperating. Hang in there. Good luck getting yourself back on track too. You're already started. Good for you.

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GOLDENPEARLE 1/14/2009 2:16PM

    Question- This may be a stupid question - Did you contact the local dog pound...just wondering. I pray that your puppy will be found. I have a Golden Retriever and I
can only imagine that you are worried and upset. Important to take care of you okay...eat good food and exercise, the worrying just makes matters worse I know- someone stole a puppy we had a long time ago and it was a worrisome time.

Hugs and well wishes - Spark friend,


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SPECBEARCA 1/13/2009 10:41PM

    Stealing the phrase "bingetastic"!
Sorry your dog is still taunting you. I was thinking about you, and on my way out of the grocery store this man handed me a flyer about his lost dog! He was so upset he was shaking and teary eyed. Made me cry!
Good luck on the pup and getting over the binge!

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/13/2009 5:30PM

    hang in there girlie.

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KIMCATUS 1/13/2009 3:39PM

    I'm so sorry there's no good news about Roscoe yet...silly doggie!! Doesn't he know how badly we all want him home? But I hate to hear that you're still a wreck, although I can't say I wouldn't be! But I think you've got the best attitude about it all now...you've done what you could and the rest is up to God/fate/karma/whatever. Still sending out the positive prayers and energy for you though...hang in there!!! And although you were totally bingeing, at least you weren't too bad...so that's a plus!!! *hugs*

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MDTWEETY 1/13/2009 3:35PM

    Awwwww, sorry to hear your pup still hasn't come home. But I'm glad you are focused on taking care of yourself. Hugs!

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TREACLE1983 1/13/2009 3:18PM

    I hope you find your puppy soon, my jack russel went missing for three days once - had dug into an empty fox burrow and got stuck - eventually got out and came home covered in god knows what and a lot skinnier.

Glad you are still trying to concentrate on your weight loss.


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CATIATM 1/13/2009 3:15PM

    I'm sorry to hear the Roscoe is still AWOL. I hope he gets the message and comes home soon!

I'm not happy to read that you're an emotional wreck and eating like ... well, like you did before, but at 176, you haven't done much damage. You'll have it back off in no time.

Keep your chin up. You know he's around, and hopefully he'll be back home soon!

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