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My SOUVENIR from SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and a little something for YOU too!

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

This is about my little souvenir I picked up the last time I was in Sydney Australia. And a little gift for you too.




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In the Spring 5% Challenge out next destination is Sydney Australia. I got the plane off the ground this morning for the Clovers. The last time I was in Australia (wink wink) I brought home this little cutie...

She is the newest member of our family...a female Blue & Tan Australian Terrier puppy...when she is older, she will lose some of her black...and develop a scruffy mane around her face...full grown, she will be slightly larger than our cat...Theo Doorman. We finally decided on her middle name. Thanks to everyone for all of the name suggestions in a previous blog. emoticon



We named her SYDNEY ULUROO. Our last name starts with a V...so her initials are SUV. She is going to be my little Sport Utility Vehicle...as soon as I get her trained to be my little running buddy. emoticon

We named her after the city Sydney and Uluru National Park. We changed the spelling... more like Jillaroo or kangaroo. emoticon





emoticon And my gift to you...not something you can feel or touch or return if you don't like it...it is not a cheesy touristy dust collector or ugly t-shirt... it is more like advice or words of encouragement....TRACK YOUR FOOD AND STAY IN RANGE. Oh, that is the second part of the challenge this week. I am sorry, if you don't like to track. I think it is a necessary evil if you are going to be successful at this. I am a numbers kind of girl, so I don't mind tracking. You must KNOW exactly what you are eating. Think of it as KNOWLEDGE...which will give you POWER to WIN. Knowledge is power.



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JOANNHUNT 1/27/2013 10:18PM

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 8/2/2012 6:26PM

    Hi Trish,

I just saw the pics of your darling dog!!!
I have had Australian Silky Terriers since I was 18. You are probably familiar with them. They were developed by crossing the Australian Terrier with the Yorkshire. They still have the spunk with a bit softer fur.

Thanks for the tracking gift as well!!! I have slipped in that department lately (and it shows)!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/24/2012 4:20PM

    Amazing pics!

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BRONNYPIGZ 4/15/2012 12:14PM

    Hello from Australia! emoticon

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REGSHAR 4/14/2012 9:50AM

    Well, hello German Irish Girl. I, too, am German and Irish. Really like your blog.
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KATTTY 4/12/2012 4:02PM

    Love the puppy! You are right, tracking is important.... sometimes a little push is needed and your words have helped me.
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FINALLYBEINGME 4/11/2012 4:01PM

    So true about the tracking..your puppy is adorable! emoticon

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JCDROLSHAGEN 4/11/2012 8:21AM

    How beautiful! Looks like a fascinating place to visit.
And the new member of your family is so cute.
As for the tracking, yes, it is an important part of the journey to healthy. If I am consistent with my tracking (and accurate) I always lose weight!

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BEFITWALKING 4/10/2012 10:49AM

    Loved the pictures. Thanks for sharing. You are right... knowledge is power!!!!

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MOM-MOM8 4/9/2012 9:11PM

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JOHNMARTINMILES 4/9/2012 8:39AM

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BABYSTEPS84 4/9/2012 8:06AM

    Inspired! Thanks!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 4/8/2012 12:55AM

    Love your little Sydney! SO CUTE!

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CTUPTON 4/7/2012 6:52PM

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/7/2012 7:48AM

    It all makes sense to me!

Have a lovely weekend!

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ROSEMARDORF 4/5/2012 1:13PM

  Love your puppy{SUV}. What a cutie!! A great blog!! Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day!!

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CHERYLSBUTT 4/5/2012 10:22AM

    Cute points of encouragement!
Thanks

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MISSFORTE 4/5/2012 9:28AM

    She is such a cutie! What cool initials SUV!

You are so right tracking food correctly makes a HUGE difference!

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JULIA1154 4/5/2012 1:05AM

  She's a darling little puppy - and I'm sure she'll help you keep your activity levels WAYYYY up! Enjoy!

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MSGO72 4/4/2012 9:48PM

  SUV is cute!

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AHEARTFORCHRIST 4/4/2012 3:21PM

    Love the SUV and thanks for the "gift".

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LOLLIE62 4/4/2012 1:30PM

    Hi, IrishGermanGirl,

I'm one of those girls too. I lean more toward the Irish part because my maiden name is Sullivan, but I love my mother's German culture too. One thing they have in common is beer! I really like it, but I can't drink because of the meds I take.

Your trip sounds great, and your pup is a little doll. Most of all, thanks for reminding me of the power of tracking.

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TAKINBACKMYBODY 4/4/2012 5:59AM

    great blog emoticon

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WISDOM73 4/3/2012 9:30PM

    Hello! Thank you for sharing. Your pictures are beautifull and inviting. The puppy is a sweetheart. I absolutely agree: tracking, tracking and more tracking. It works for me! Enjoy your journey.

BTW: SUV what an awesome name! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 4/3/2012 8:51PM

    Love the name you chose for your little Aussie!!! As for the tracking, I totally agree with you. I guess I've learned something about the right way to eat as I have hit right in range this week. I don't track as often as I should, but definitely for the 5% Challenge!! We gots to get going on this thing, right???
Hope you are having a great week!! Let's go emoticon !!!!!!!

Jayne

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MARYSABEAN 4/3/2012 2:01PM

  SUV is so cute! I know you are going to enjoy having this new addition to your home!

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SKINNYMISSIE 4/3/2012 10:23AM

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DEEEBEE 4/2/2012 11:47PM

    That's the cutest little SUV I ever saw. Thank you for the advice. It is so important to track food, but some days, so difficult.

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ANHELIC 4/2/2012 11:13PM

    Cool Pictures. Would love to be there with you emoticon

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CROWLEY123 4/2/2012 10:12PM

    Thanks for the great pics and the wonderful souvenir.

I think I'll keep that one with me at all times!! emoticon emoticon

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MYADOG1 4/2/2012 8:53PM

    LOVE the SUV nickname! emoticon too cute!
Thanks for the gift talk. I was just sitting here wondering if
I needed to start tracking again......
hmmm considering that I gained a pound this week.....
kind of a no brainer....
just what I needed to hear...back to tracking in the am!

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MELINDAM85 4/2/2012 6:53PM

    Thanks for the souvenir! :)

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KIMCOLLINGS 4/2/2012 5:39PM

    The little hound is adorable!!!!! SUV...love it!

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COMEONMA 4/2/2012 4:37PM

    SUV is absolutely adorable.

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HOLISTIC5 4/2/2012 3:44PM

    Terrific advice emoticon and the little guy is very cute ....

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HANOVERLADY 4/2/2012 2:30PM

    Adorable SUV! Give her a kiss from me!

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SIRCATNIP1 4/2/2012 1:58PM

    Cute dog

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MARGARITTM 4/2/2012 12:53PM

    Nice pictures and thanks for the reminder to track

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CURVYELVIESAYS 4/2/2012 11:31AM

    Best gift I have gotten this month thank you and I love SUV. You are emoticon for taking those cool pics. Stay Curvy! emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 4/2/2012 11:23AM

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    Adorable, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMOMAR 4/2/2012 10:52AM

    Cute, cute, cute. And the opera house is nice, too. Beautiful photo, but the dog wins.

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XTRACATE 4/2/2012 10:16AM

    Cutest SUV ever...great blog thanks for the reminder

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BONDMANUS2002 4/2/2012 9:36AM

  yes it is

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GUDDIGO 4/2/2012 8:55AM

  Very nice...SUV

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BELIEVING-N-ME 4/2/2012 7:49AM

    emoticon I needed to be reminded to track. Have trouble with this.

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AJB121299 4/2/2012 7:45AM

    thanks

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SUNSET09 4/2/2012 7:09AM

  Pictures are worth a thousand words as for those who are planning or may never get to Australia. What a wise way to select a name for the puppy and thanx for the words of encouragement. I've learned to track my foods and you'd be amazed at the thing we don't think counts like condiments! It is up to me to be successful or a failure! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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