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Lucy and I at Camp Winnaribbon near Lake Tahoe

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Lucy, the girl that started it all

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Gunner, Rat Terrier, at a 4th of July party.


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Six years ago I rescued a dog -not just any dog, but a Border Collie/Sheltie Mix who needed a job - thus began my agility career! I now have three dogs trialing or in training and spend all my money and time hangin with the pups! Not a bad deal!! I've met some wonderful people and dogs during that time. I've also discovered that I need to be a lot thinner to keep up! You would think three 1-hr classes a week and a trial nearly every weekend would do it - but it doesn't. I know I'm in better shape in some ways - I have more endurance, I can lift a 5 lb propane tank without thinking about, I can lug a folded wire crate or pull a cart full of "stuff", and I can haul an EZ-up around, but it isn't taking off the pounds!

I work a full time job, I spend my nights and weekends with my sport, I have to eat on the run (but rarely even go near fast food), and pack food for a trial. I need food that can be packed in a cooler, that doesn't need to be heat up (few microwaves in those grassy sometimes muddy fields), can work for both breakfast and lunch (we start very early in the AM), but can still help me lose weight and keep going! Suggestions welcome.

Member Since: 1/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 0

My Goals:
1. Get rid of that belly fat.
2. Run faster and run stronger
3. Learn to like the "good" stuff

My Program:
1. Eat a good breakfast - right now I'm working on perfecting a protein smoothy with FAXseed meal.
2. Avoid fast food, ice cream, cookies, chips - those high calorie, high salt things I love.
3. Move more but carefully so I don't reinjur cronic injuries.

Personal Information:
I'm a 55 yr old woman with dogs - what can I say. All are rescues working their hardest for me but I can't keep up. In a few years I want to retire and start traveling the country running in dog shows.

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My reason for getting in shape:

Lucy - BC/Sheltie, my love, my heart - her favorite things are hanging with me and agility (and balls, balls, balls,balls). An excellent travel companion.

Gunner - Rat Terrier (with a tail), a rescue from Arkansa shelter who is starting his agilty career. Favorite things - tugs, running, food.

Myah - BC/GSD, from a local rescue, had four homes before we found each other. She's learn agility now and is a quick study. Favorite things - ripping the guts out of toys to remove the squeaky, defending the property.

Scooter - Pekingese, who doesn't see what all the fuss is about.

Gunner - Rat Terrier - one Q in NADAC, move over world, here comes the terrier
Myah - BC/GSD in Training
Scooter - Pekingese Couch Potato Champ

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    Hi and welcome again,

    thanks for the sparkmail message.
    Love your page and I bet you have fun with all the dogs.
    We have Sophie (Jack Russell) and Jake (mix of ?????? beagle in there somewhere).
    Jake will be 10 in June and he's his own man - he does NOT like being in the house, he stays outside. No matter when and how often we bring him inside - he don't like it, he likes his outdoors.
    I haven't been knitting and crocheting as long as you, since I'm not even 43 yet, but have learned when I was about 8 or so I think and love it ever since.
    Have some pics on my page from the latest projects I've finished.

    Good Luck to you on your journey,

    4754 days ago
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