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1/5/10 12:54 A

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Let's just call it an 8 lb loss! Not sure how my Jan 2010 weight compared to Jan 2009. Pretty sure I'm maybe 5-8 lbs lighter myself. Let's see, that averages out to about 1/2 lb a month. Hmmmm, room for improvement!
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1/2/10 7:42 A

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I think I came out even... I lost 8 lbs...but I had gained 8 lbs earlier. Ha... But hey...better even, than worse. Gained some friends in the process... (wink), and that's always huge progress!
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1/2/10 2:17 A

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Lynn, no matter what, we can at least give ourselves credit for never giving up. Besides, we made progress in 2009....DIDN'T WE?????
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12/31/09 8:43 A

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Mine is always the same year after year....so hopefully, THIS will be the year! :)

Let's make it a good one. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!





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12/31/09 1:26 A

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Excellent plan Booty! The pups will thank you for it too.

I'm still putting resolutions together in my head. Need to pick the top 5 & go with them.

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12/24/09 8:52 A

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my plan..goal is to walk my dogs 30 min twice a day (or more )
to walk more be more active.

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1/4/09 6:11 P

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Sara... Nice goals! I have a hybrid bike that's in between a road and mountain bike. I wish I had a road bike, but it worked just fine for my triathlons. It was amazing to see all the different types of bikes (from pro to amateur . . . bikes that were even bought at K Mart types and others that barely looked like a bike b/c they were so professional).

I'm glad to see you want to do triathlons. There are some great triathlon teams on here to join where people are very supportive. Hope to see you on those boards too. :)

Best wishes with your New Years Resolutions!

Lynn

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1/2/09 10:39 P

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my goal for 2009 is to drop 23 more pounds to a weight of 155 and then maintain it for the remainder of the year. i would like to loose it by june 1. that's a little less than 5 pounds a month, which i think it very doable!

reward for my success??? a nice road bike! this is so motivating for me! i really want to get into triathlons and have been waiting to get a really nice road bike. i take a cycle class at the Y and love it, so hopefully by summertime i will be cycling on the road rather than in the cycle room.

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1/1/09 11:14 A

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Wow... I have the same exact problem with my Beagle and Lab. Gunther, my Beagle is a cinch to walk and I can take him pretty much anywhere. Moose, however, is a very strong boy and goes wherever he wants to. And forget walking them both at the same time, not only is it embarassing (leashes wrapped around my legs with me struggling and cursing the whole time), but it can be dangerous.

I tried taking turns walking them, but they don't seem to be getting the concept, and get WAY bent out of shape when its not their turn. Lately I've just been going by myself, but I feel horrible because I know they love it so much. Wish I could figure out a way to take them both (maybe obedience classes?).

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12/31/08 9:49 P

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I bought some new stuff for my nails to make them stronger and non chipping in this cold, dry weather. Hopefully, this will help remind me NOT to chew my nails and fingers!

WHEN I succeed at NOT biting my nails, I will reward myself with a nice French manicure!

What reward will you give yourself WHEN you succeed at your resolution?





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12/29/08 11:02 A

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Beglcat... I hear ya!!! I do NOT do well outside of my routine!!! I MUST have structured time to be efficient and disciplined or I totally lose it. It is for this reason I fear retirement! LOL! That's a bit off a ways yet, but it's on the horizon (assuming the economy returns to somewhere near normal!).

I'm confident that once these holidays are over, we will all not only be back to our normal routines, but with revived ambition! So hang in there...this non-descript, do anything time is almost over! :D New beginnings are about to start! Aren't you thankful for Sparkpeople?





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12/29/08 10:49 A

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Get my life back from this holiday schedule or lack there of. The food is way too tempting, sleep has not been an option, wouldn't want to track the food I've eaten and the gym shouldn't be closed when I have a spare hour. Is that enough whining to last this coming year?
I'm just going to hope everyone has a great year and pick little projects to complete.
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12/29/08 10:45 A

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SABRINA... I don't think you even need a plan for this resolution once you just get going. Bailey and Lucy won't let you forget how much they LOVE walks. And yes...I am SURE your dogs get elated! Elated is a dog's middle name! LOL

As for Lucy Lab... In the producst/services forum I mentioned the Gentle Leader. I guarantee you...GUARANTEE you double that this collar will solve your problem with her! The collar manufacturer boasts how such a collar is especially useful for people who struggle with pulling dogs like children, the elderly, etc. In your case, this would really help! There is NO way a dog can pull or get rambuntious with this collar. And as the name suggests, it is in a gentle way that the dog is pulled back the second she tries to pull forward. Follow the instructions carefully as far as adjustment (the placing of one finger between the head collar and dog's head for the right fit. It should be quite snug but not super tight. It's a tad tricky at first to put on, but you'll get used to it. You just have to be determined. Have one of your family members help you walk her at first (best without Bailey at first). The collar people claim it usually only takes 5, 10 or 15 min. for the dog to adjust and Ellie did take between 10-15 as it's a bit awkward at first. Again.. BE DETERMINED. You can walk Bailey AND Lucy by your sides in heal mode with NO trouble!!! I absolutely LOVE this collar.

Elle would prefer NOT to use it, but she does tolerate it. If I stop walking and when we get inside, she starts rolling her head on the ground to try to take it off. You just have to know and believe, this does NOT hurt them and as they say, these dogs that do this all the more need it as they just want to go their own way!

I have bad tennis elbow and if I didn't have a collar like this, her pulling would make it so I wouldn't be able to walk her at all. The few times I walk her without it, my elbow starts to hurt from her pulling.

Also... If you want to pay less, as it is about $30.00 at most pet stores, you can buy in on eBay if you do that kind of thing. I got mine for about 11 bucks. With shipping...maybe I spent 16 or 17 bucks. Still much cheaper. New and not used. Check out the link I added in the thread under Products and Services forum.... Good picture and description on what it is and how it works. Hope this helps!

I hope your successful chemo will be ending soon so you can move on with your new healthy life! Many blessings of good health, family and fun in 2009!

P.S. Nice looking children and adorable pets!!!! You have a beautiful family!

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12/28/08 7:30 P

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Lynn-
One of my resolutions is to walk the dogs more this year. My membership with Curves is on hold due to my chemo treatments but I don't think I'll continue to go there. The dogs would be elated (can dogs be elated?) if they were walked more. I don't really have a plan on how to keep it yet. I probably won't be able to walk them on a regular basis until after my treatments are over and I'm feeling stronger. The Beagle I can handle--it's the Lab that drags me down the street. And I can't walk the Beagle without walking the Lab because it would break her heart. My son takes them both at the same time occasionally but I can only handle one at a time.
I AM looking forward to getting outside more and resuming our walks.

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Hi all... What is your New Year's Resolution and how will you keep it? Having a PLAN of ACTION to go along with the it will hopefully help!

Mine is to get back on track with healthy eating and exercising as I am WAY off track right now!!! Plan... Just bought the updated version of South Beach Supercharged Diet and plan to go back on it with new recipes. Then... Get back into PRE-TRAINING Triathlon mode... Go back to my weight lifting class and after some needed running rest, get back into running so by the end of February, I'm ready to rejoin the Triathlon Training Club at the YMCA...

2nd MORE DIFFICULT resolution (yes...for me this is going to be harder than training for a triathlon and dieting): STOP BITING MY NAILS AND FINGERS!!!! It's out of control! Boy...How am I going to do this. Might have to buy some of that awful tasting stuff and paint my nails with it.

Miss Ellie needs more walks and is planning on begging her mother more even if it's just a walk around the block in the cold and snow. "Mommy...I must move is you want me to live long!"
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