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Roscoe still missing... Pictures of Columbus!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


But Columbus is helping a lot I think. I want Roscoe to come home and meet our sweet new puppy. He's only about 6-7 Months old, look how LANKY those legs! He looks like a baby deer. He's so funny he keeps falling over and stuff. Hahaha. They listed him as a Coonhound Mix. So we got a nother houndy baby.

I took him on a run this morning, burned nearly 500 calories and got him tuckered out because he's got to go in the crate today while my DH is teaching class.

He's sooooo sweet, but veryveryvery puppy. Tons of energy and spasticness. He's had a few accidents inside already, but he was very good in the crate all last night and we're working hard to teach him that going outside is VERY rewarding.

I miss Roscoe so much still, they are SO different -- but it definitely helped relieve a lot of my anxiety to have a sweet puppy to put some energy and focus into and he needs a lot of training and help, and I know that will help keep some of my energy away and into another furbaby addition to our family.

I got a call from someone that thought she saw Roscoe this morning, but the tail was short so it wasn't him. At least people have still seen our signs and are still looking out for him.

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HRDWLBY 2/1/2009 8:34PM

    I do so hope you get Roscoe back, but I'm glad you have a new puppy! I hope he help fills that hole in your heart.


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KIMCATUS 1/29/2009 8:54PM

    Oh my goodness lookie at that hound dawg!! Those legs!! He is so cute!!! I'm so sorry Roscoe is still missing, and I think about you and him every day...*HUGS*

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LAFTERSFREE 1/29/2009 5:42PM

    im happy that Columbus has lifted u guys' spirits. i know it's been tough for both of u lately. I'm around this weekend if u want to hang out, maybe i come over and see him!

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RUBEEZ023 1/29/2009 3:13PM

  Columbus is adorable... Roscoe is in my prayers. I'm ready to go to the shelter and adopt a poochie very soon. (Renovating the house...)

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PHOTOTEE 1/29/2009 12:36AM

    So sorry Roscoe is still gone.Your new puppy is delicious! I used to have an English Bulldog.But she didn't quite ever get used to the baby.And she was ours for so long,but when I had to choose between my human baby and my k9 baby?There's really no choice.My son askes for a dog at least once a month.But he's only 4,so when he is able to help a little more with a puppy,then we will.I'm glad your new puppy has such a wonderful family now.

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/28/2009 6:36PM

    Congrats on having a fiesty new running partner :)

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NATURALLYME126 1/28/2009 1:59PM

    Dana Dane that new puppy is too darn cute! He is just a little darker then the puppy I had when I was growing up. I had a mutt named Ginger and she was the BEST doggie ever! We had to give her away when we moved, because we couldn't have dogs at our new place.

I miss having a dog and told DH as soon as we move somewhere that will allow pets then we are getting 2 dogs (one for me and one for him and the boys).

I hope your Roscoe comes home to you soon sweetie.

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LIVEYOURDREAMS 1/28/2009 10:27AM

    What a cutie!

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ORANGE-AVOCADO 1/27/2009 10:26PM

    Oh, he's SO cute! Puppis have such great energy, too. He's going to be a blast to have around. When did you guys get him?
Good luck, as always, on the Roscoe front!

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SKYFYRE 1/27/2009 7:35PM

    Some how my subscription to your blogs ended? Grr, ...


I hope he is potty trained soon! Utilize that crate to get him there!

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MOM2ACAT 1/27/2009 7:30PM

    Columbus is adorable!

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SWEETZMIX 1/27/2009 7:18PM

    Columbus is a cutie pie. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I hope Roscoe is found and comes home, but at least Columbus will help keep u company until then!

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4565S568SDS 1/27/2009 5:53PM


Screw kids, I go rabid over animals. Even dogs and I'm not a dog person. I like them but I love that cats poop in a box and I don't have to go out in the rain/snow/-20 temps. emoticon

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    What a darling puppy! He's very sweet.

I'm glad people are still on the lookout, and I'm hoping/praying for a successful return!

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HOPERY 1/27/2009 5:24PM

    He's a keeper! So glad having him is helping!

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TRACYZABELLE 1/27/2009 5:24PM

    WHat a pretty little boy! He looks very comfortable in his new home. I sure hope Roscoe comes home soon to meet his brother!

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**PRICELESS** 1/27/2009 5:09PM

    Omigoodness....what a cutie pie!!! He is absolutely ADORABLE!!! YAY for having a running buddy...hopefully he's not as homicidal as my dogs seem to be. I think mine plot against me while I'm sleeping...just thinking up all the ways to trip me and tangle themselves around me! lol

Still routing for Roscoe's safe return!! !! He has no idea all the fun waiting for him!!

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MDTWEETY 1/27/2009 5:04PM

    Awww, he's a cutie! He is going to be a big dog, judging by the size of those paws! :)
Way to go on the workout!

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MARLIE13 1/27/2009 5:01PM

    Oh he has just the sweetest face ever! How did he take to running? I'm so happy for you!

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LASHERTHECAT 1/27/2009 5:01PM

    What a beautiful dog!!

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TELERIE 1/27/2009 4:49PM

    What an adorable puppy! I also hope Roscoe returns to you, and meanwhile you have a great friend to join in your runs.

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CATIATM 1/27/2009 4:15PM

    I'm glad you've got a sweet puppy, but I know from my own experience that one never replaces the other ..... So I'm happy for you but still hoping you get Roscoe back!

Fingers crossed!

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SLCOLMAN 1/27/2009 4:14PM

    Columbus is a cutie! I think that all homes should be 2 dog homes - they keep each other company when the mommy and daddy are away at work and such. I hope that Roscoe gets to come home soon and meet his new brother! :)

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FOXMOON 1/27/2009 4:11PM

    I hope Roscoe finds his way back to you, and soon!

Columbus looks great! What a cute face.

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/27/2009 4:08PM

    he is so cute and such a pretty colour!

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BRUIN2 1/27/2009 4:06PM

    That's a lot of leg on Columbus!! What a perfect running partner!

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Still missing Roscoe... have a new dog!

Monday, January 26, 2009

So.... DH adopted him today while I was at work, but we met him this weekend at the Adoption Center in our local pet store while reviewing their bulletin board to make sure our flyer was still visible and checking out for any found dog flyers.

His name is Columbus and he's a sweetheart. Other than that not sure how else to describe him, gotta get some pictures I guess.

We had to sit and think on it over the weekend to make sure this was a good decision and not just acting on trying to stuff an emotional hole with another dog, but truly I believe we can be a good 2 dog home and we still want Roscoe back ASAP obviously, but decided we have room to love and care for two dogs when Roscoe comes back and wanted to go ahead and start taking care of this sweetie, too.

I'm really hoping that there is the added benefit of having a sweet doggie to love and keep us occupied while waiting for Roscoe to come home, but he's no replacement. Very different personality. Anyway. He's just ANOTHER dog, not "the new dog". You know?

One part of me is still SUPER depressed, but I still have hope, and I'm keeping it together.

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NASUTI 1/27/2009 12:01PM

    I hope you find him!

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LASHERTHECAT 1/27/2009 7:40AM

    Of course you have room in your heart to love 2 dogs!!

It will be fun for Roscoe when he comes home

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TRACYZABELLE 1/27/2009 7:04AM

    How exciting on your new additiotn to the family! I am sure Roscoe will love the idea of a brother! Good luck with Columbus and still holding on to the hope htat Roscoe comes home!

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AMUNET_RA 1/26/2009 10:05PM

    Look forward to seeing photos of Columbus! I understand how you feel about Roscoe. Of course you'll always have room in your life for as many pets as you choose to share your home with!


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SWEATONCEADAY 1/26/2009 9:20PM

    can't wait to see pics of the new guy. hoping roscoe is home soon.

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MOM2ACAT 1/26/2009 8:07PM

    (((HUGS))) I know what you mean.
Can't wait to see Columbus, and I'm still sending prayers that Roscoe will come home.

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MARLIE13 1/26/2009 7:34PM

    Oooh very cool! I think it will help you heal and then when Roscoe comes home, he'll have a companion that will entice him to stay put and stay home.

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MDTWEETY 1/26/2009 7:33PM

    Congratulations!! :)

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_RAMONA 1/26/2009 6:59PM

    Definitely a great move for you (just like with people, no animal friend is replaceable), and maybe when Roscoe comes home, he'll be more inclined to STAY home! It's better live in hope than in fear.

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

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**PRICELESS** 1/26/2009 6:56PM

    Oh YAY for Columbus having a new home w/ a great family!!! How exciting! Anymore sightings on Roscoe? I hope that he's doing good and will be coming home to his new playmate soon!!!! ;-)

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    Congrats on the new addition! Of course he doesn't replace Roscoe, but he'll be a nice thing to come home to in the meantime. And when you get Roscoe back (and you will!!), he'll have a new pal and love you for it!

Still praying that Roscoe is found soon!


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TELERIE 1/26/2009 6:49PM

    emoticon Oh, that sounds like it was a good idea for you! I can't wait to see pictures and still hope R. comes home soon!

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Still missing...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So... I had THE most traumatic experience today.

I thought I found Roscoe's dead body. :(

I didn't want to look up close, but the dog had markings almost identical to his, and the head was not visible from afar, so I called my DH and he came and looked up close. He determined it was NOT Roscoe.

That was such a terrible scare!!!!

I'm so relieved that wasn't him, but now I'm even more anxious to have him home after having such a close brush with a dog that didn't make it... ya know?

I got a good workout this morning, food has been on track all week.

Cooked a great meal last night -- a stirfry with sirloin, onions + garlic, broccoli slaw, and snow peas -- with a bit of teriyaki sauce and sesame oil. SO GOOD.

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RACHEL630 1/26/2009 12:27PM

    SHew! Glad that wasn't Roscoe. I hope that you find him safe and happy.

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BUTTAFLYH 1/26/2009 12:26PM

    Hi! I came across your page and I had to stop and tell you how sorry I am about your lil doggie. I have a lil doggie myself, and if she went missing, I would be crazy!!! I feel for you SO much. But, the good thing is that you have done everything possible to find him and I pray that you will. Good for you for staying on track as well. Try to think positive hon, I know it's hard. I have sincerely prayed for you and I hope he is back with you soon. :)

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4CAKES 1/26/2009 11:20AM

    I hope you can have some peace today.

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MARLIE13 1/25/2009 1:55PM

    The stir fry you made...so simple and easy. I need to write that down so I remember to make it sometime. Thanks! Again...so sorry about your scary dog with no head experience. :-( I keep praying. I feel ridiculous when I see a dog around here with no leash and wonder if it could be Roscoe....and then I realize I'm a moron.

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SLCOLMAN 1/25/2009 12:52AM

    So glad to hear that it was not Roscoe!! Hang in there and keep the faith!

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    Aw, we're all praying for you, sweetie. He's probably fine. Maybe even better than fine; like he'll come prancing home with a wife and some puppies in tow. XD
In any case, God will take care of everything. There is nothing more you can do because you're putting all of your heart into it already, so release all of that anxiety and have faith. ^__^

And I'm sure you know that we all love you, but God loves you even more. ^__^

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/24/2009 1:58PM

    What an inspiration you are, staying on track with your food and working out even with this horribly stressful situation. I will try to remind myself of this the next time I think I somehow "deserve" to be off the wagon because I have a lot of reports due at work or whatever excuses I come up with. I am still praying for Roscoe to come home.

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TRACYZABELLE 1/23/2009 4:10AM

    Wow your stir fry sounds awesome!!

BIGGER prayers coming out for Roscoe to come home

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SKINNYSOON13 1/23/2009 1:07AM

    OHH!!! I'm so glad it wasn't him!

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CJBAGGINS 1/22/2009 9:01PM

    Oh how frightening! Sorry you had to experience that when you are so anxious already about your pup.

That stir fry sounds yummy.


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KMKMOM 1/22/2009 12:38PM

    Oh Gosh! That had to have been so hard. I really hope that he turns up soon, Dana. I'm still sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way. emoticon

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AMUNET_RA 1/22/2009 9:45AM

    ((HUGS)) SO grateful that it wasn't your Roscoe! I remember lifting poor little Boots up after he'd been hit by a car (yes, I'm tearing up now), it WAS the most traumatic thing I can remember! I feel so sad for the poor dog that you found and the ones who loved him :-( And I sure hope that Roscoe comes home to you soon!!!


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RHALES199 1/21/2009 10:15PM

    okay Roscoe sweetie, time to come home! Mommy luvs you & is worried sick abot you emoticon emoticon
That dinner sounds yummy~ I might have to try it some time!
Take care!

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KIMCATUS 1/21/2009 8:16PM

    Oh you poor thing!!! Bless your heart...that would tear me up...I'm so glad it wasn't your darling, but feel badly for the poor pupper that didn't make it. *hugs*

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LILBITFIT 1/21/2009 6:03PM

    I'm so sorry you're still having to deal with this. I hope he decides to come home soon!

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TELERIE 1/21/2009 5:22PM

    Oh Dana, I can't imagine how that felt - so relieved it wasn't him but it's high time should get home already!!
You can cook for me any time! Sounds yummy, I'll try something similar for the weekend.

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SLCOLMAN 1/21/2009 5:19PM

    What a terrifying experience!! Glad to hear that it was not him though!!

That dinner sounds yummy :)

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    Oh, I'm glad it wasn't him! What a scary thing to have happen, and I'm so sorry it did. I hope he's found soon!

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_RAMONA 1/21/2009 4:52PM

    Oh, good grief!
{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
I can only imagine what you felt...oh where, oh where can that little dog be gone off to????!!!!
{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}}

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CATIATM 1/21/2009 4:31PM

    Reading this made me feel sick. I imagined if I saw MacDuff, and I choked up. I'm so glad it wasn't him, but I'm sorry you still haven't found him.

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Still missing, good workout last night.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So... yeah.

I think I'm starting to DEAL a little better. Be slightly productive and less anxious and paranoid. I actually had a REAL LEGITIMATE gigglefest last night at band rehearsal because my neighbor said "sackbutts" (the old german name for trombone or something... old english maybe? whatever).

It's still really tough when my focus isn't effectively engaged elsewhere, but I think I'm learning slowly to really put some trust in faith and patience, which is the very first answer to prayer I got at the beginning of this thing -- that we'd get him back, but just keep faith and have patience. Well it's only been just over 2 weeks, so I guess I'm not being UBER patient. I have to LET GO and realize my anxiety does not help anything and I'm doing all I can.

Last night's workout was ArcTrainer, Rowing Machine, and Spin Bike on my own! The Spin bike on my own was kinda fun. Utilizing the techniques learned in Spin Class I kicked my own butt to MY music. Total workout was like 44 min and 524 calories so not too shabby. I also walked around the track with my gym buddy but I didn't track that. Just stocked up on some healthy groceries and I'm pretty stoked about our options this week.

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KMKMOM 1/21/2009 3:23PM

    Hang in there! I hope Roscoe turns up soon.

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CECE0330 1/21/2009 1:06PM

    I was hoping to pop over here and see some good news. Have there been any more sightings?
Good for you on working out-at the very least it will help with the anxiety.

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/20/2009 8:14PM

    I don't blame you at all for being anxious and impatient! But thanks for making us all giggle with "sackbutts." My dad and brothers play trombone...I wonder if they know that word!

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MDTWEETY 1/20/2009 7:15PM

    Kudos on the workout!!

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SLCOLMAN 1/20/2009 6:19PM

    Glad to hear that you are doing a little better. Just keep trying to find that normalcy in your life and keep the faith! I know that having patience is hard, but God wont give us more to handle than we can handle with a little help from Him. Have a great day!!

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KIMCATUS 1/20/2009 5:33PM

    Sackbutts?! rofl

I'm glad to see you returning to a little bit of normalcy...I'm sure it's still tough but you do have to continue on. And I believe it is a test...and I also believe God doesn't give us more than we can handle, even though at the time we may have no clue how we're going to find the strength. Then we turn to God for strength and He brings us through our trials.

I'm glad you had a kickbutt (sackbutt lol) workout! That must make you feel good I'm sure!!


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SKYFYRE 1/20/2009 5:11PM

    Is that why Jillian likes buttkicks so much? Cuz she has us kick our own butts? Congrats on your self-buttkicking!

Sackbutts?! Will have to google it and see what I get! Heehee!

Way to get your focus on, my spark friend!

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/20/2009 3:47PM

    i did a diya self spin class too this morning. feels great to kick your own butt hey?

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BRUIN2 1/20/2009 3:38PM


That's got ME in a giggle fest.

Yay for a great workout!

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TELERIE 1/20/2009 3:22PM

    I've got to try a spin class, it sounds like great fun and pretty hard?
Here's to wishing Roscoe home again. Glad you got to giggle - that's healthy.

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MARLIE13 1/20/2009 3:19PM

    YAY! You're sounding more and more on track and the on fire Dana that I know. I'm so impatient...that's a great lesson to learn even though a tough one. Great workout and very NOT shabby! I was bummed because the only spin bike they had out in the cardio area...they moved it back into the classroom and won't let you go in there if it's not a class. I wanted to do the same thing...spin with my own music. Oooh! Maybe I should be a rebel and just go in with my ipod, pick a bike way in the back...and spin to my own tunes. loL!

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CATIATM 1/20/2009 3:19PM

    Two weeks is a long time. I'm sorry he hasn't come home yet, but I think you're doing the right thing to keep doing the healthy things you usually do. I think you'll feel better and be better able to cope with whatever happens with Roscoe.

I'm still hoping!

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Still missing, I'm doing alright.

Monday, January 19, 2009


It's still really really hard, but I think that I'm getting better at compartmentalizing at times and not turning to food for comfort and all that good stuff.

I didn't get all my calorie burn in last week, unless I managed to burn 700 calories in 2.5hrs of walking around handing out flyers. Maybe? I didn't even try to estimate it on SP yet or anything.... but anyway. It was FREEEZING out when I was doing that.

At least I got myself to church yesterday -- was a tad bit late, but attended full meetings. I've been eating healthy and working out regularly, even if not up to my high standards yet.

Today at home I weighed 171.5, and at work for Scale Back Alabama I weighed 169.4! So for the Scale Back Challenge I've lost almost 12 lbs according to that scale. BWAHAHA. I'm totally confident of reaching the challenge at the least.

Today is a big day for me -- work, band, gym. !

Church was all about growing through trials and having faith. UM HELLO. I felt like wow, everything was aimed directly at me. I'm trying to take the best from this trial and use it to grow closer to my Heavenly Father and really test my faith. I just pray the result is that Roscoe comes home to us and not that the real test is he isn't. You know?

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4CAKES 1/26/2009 11:16AM

    I am sorry about your dog. I am thinking about you.

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MSILVER94 1/20/2009 2:50PM

    Turning to faith is always the best way. It is good to try and figure out what it is you are supposed to be learning or what the message is behind your struggles. I am keeping you in my thoughts and sent up a prayer. I hope you get your baby back... Stay strong!

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MARLIE13 1/19/2009 11:28PM

    HUGSHUGSHUGS to you. You're a strong woman and nope, no turning to food for you for comfort. Maybe THAT has been my problem? I turned to food FOR you! I'm sorry that Roscoe isn't home yet, but he will be. I firmly believe that.

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WOLFKITTY 1/19/2009 5:22PM

    Dana, you are staying strong!!


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SLCOLMAN 1/19/2009 4:23PM

    Hang in there and keep doing what you are doing.
I keep praying that Roscoe comes home!

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SKYFYRE 1/19/2009 3:39PM

    Well, Dana, I am glad that church was enriching. Mom always said nobody said life was easy, but good golly, I wish we could pick and choose our challenges! Ha, we so would not learn from that! I've got your little turkey in my prayers, I hope he is safe where ever he is.

Congratulations on your Scale Back Alabama challenge! That is awesome! As usualy you are kickin butt! emoticon

Keep up the great work outside and in!

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POPTART76 1/19/2009 2:56PM

    Hope your dog returns home safely to you!

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CATIATM 1/19/2009 2:35PM

    I'm sorry you're going through this. I'm glad church helped, and I hope he comes home soon!

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KIMCATUS 1/19/2009 1:46PM

    I'm glad things are getting a little better...and I hope you don't have to come to grips with this hole permanently in your life. If you do (and I pray that's not the case) then I know you will find the strength to get through. Whatever the outcome is, just know that you can find the strength through faith and prayer! *hugs*

Good job on the weight loss though!! Woo hoo!

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/19/2009 1:03PM

    have a great day dana!

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_RAMONA 1/19/2009 12:45PM

    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." ~ROGER CARAS~

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

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