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MOB8/2009

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The Good, the Bad, the REALLY Sad....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

We've had to say "good-bye" to our dear friend, Romeo (my background picture). He's been my "puppy" for 14 years, but a full body stroke signaled the end. Our vet was gracious enough to meet us on a Sunday to help us ease our sweet dog into the next life, but it was a hard, hard decision. His ashes will go into the garden he loved so much so he'll always be with us.

On the good side, I'm up to 1 hr on the treadmill, at an average speed of 3.5 mph. I vary the speed and incline to keep it interesting, but I'll be glad when I can find a gym and return to the elliptical and the strenthening equipment. Our gym was the latest victim of the economic crunch so it's going to be hard to find a new one. Hubby gets home from work in time to use the local rec center, but they close early and are really crowded. But until I am fully healed, I'll be satisfied with my trusty treadmill, some healthy gardening, and my hand weights.

I've done well with nutrition, but I've stumbled across some really awful recipes. We've had some great meals and some that went straight down the disposal. Not all cookbooks are good, friends! I've tossed 2 and gone back to the ones I've used in the past.

I'll be heading out to CA in May to see the newlywed's new home. I'm looking forward to my first trip to the desert! I also have a precious new granddaughter who is about to celebrate a first birthday so life is good.


Oh! And I've lost 7 lbs! Woo-Hoo!

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  • JAZZID
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    1988 days ago
  • HEALTHY4ME
    Oh so sorry about the dear Romeo, know what that is like and just like family.
    HUGS
    and haven't been cos lost you as a friend and your blogs. I will fix that right now!
    2008 days ago
  • QUILTINGB52
    emoticon to hear about your sweet pal, Romeo.

    emoticon on your weight loss! Keep mixing up your workouts, that will keep things interesting & keep you on the weight-loss train!!

    Way to go!!
    2351 days ago
  • RAYLINSTEPHENS
    Very sorry to learn of the passing of Romeo.

    You are doing very well about getting back on track! Woohoo!!
    2353 days ago
  • MARTY19
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    That is outstanding. But I think I may have found them LOL. Not really but I don't like the way I am looking again, so it is time to do something drastic. You are going to be my example.

    Hugs,
    Marty
    2353 days ago
  • SASSYSAX
    I am saddened to hear about y our losing Romeo. What a beautiful, handsome dog he was. I've been that route many times and it's never easy. You gave him your final act of love. When you feel your ready, go to therainbowbridge.com for comfort. Yo will see him one day in Heaven as animals have souls and God created them and he is with God now waiting for you someday. emoticon

    Congratulations on your weight loss. And your exercising. You are doing great. emoticon
    2353 days ago
  • BITTYGIRL51
    Alright! Everything's coming up roses!!! emoticon
    2353 days ago
  • JCDROLSHAGEN
    Sorry to read about your dog. It is hard when a faithful loving companion passes. Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep up the good work.
    2353 days ago
  • JCDROLSHAGEN
    Sorry to read about your dog. It is hard when a faithful loving companion passes. Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep up the good work.
    2353 days ago
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