500,000-749,999 SparkPoints 618,543
See this image larger

See this image larger
Creator of autocorrect’s tombstone

See this image larger

go to goodies page
go to goodies page
go to goodies page
Happy Face

DESERTDREAMERS is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 2 cats (Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 4 dogs. My little dogs are smallest dogs I''ve ever had - Samurai the Papillon, and Spartacus the rescued chihuahua (also known as "the little weasel) & their bratty little sister, Sharona - I think she’s a chihuahua/ Boston Terrier mix. She may be younger, but she’s bigger than the boys! Just added to the mini-pack at the end of January 2018 - a rescued teacup Chihuahua, Shiloh. She has a heart murmur, so the only way she can go on the walks is if I carry her.

I got the lap-band surgery in Nov 06. So far, I''ve lost over 120 pounds (3/9/10). Recently changed my end goal to even less. (155). Sigh ... about 25 pounds have found their way back.

I was an RN working 12 hour night-shifts - retired 30 November 2017 after 40 years in Federal service (including my 10 years as an Army Nurse). Still having trouble sleeping at night, and not napping in the daytime.

Member Since: 6/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 351,115

My Goals:
Mini goal - I'm gonna bust thru 200 by the end of July!! DID IT!!! 7/13/09

Finally made 2 separate week weigh-ins of less than 175 - yeah! 3/14/13

Get in shape so my knees don't keep stressing.

My Program:
Walking my little dogs every day. Throwing in strength exercises while I wait for the sniff breaks for them.

Personal Information:
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
Mark Twain

I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.
G.K. Chesterton

Other Information:
I'm a reader. Can't go to the bathroom without book in my hand (even if I don't open it in the little room). Love my cats and dogs.

When you don't think the program will work, remember the motto: Try it our way for at least 6 weeks and if you are not satisfied we will gladly refund your misery

Read More About DESERTDREAMERS - Profile Information moved here. (Updated February 24)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
 December Minutes: 740
Login to Leave Comment
    emoticon emoticon emoticon

    3933 days ago
    Thank you for my goodie. Congrats on the weight loss so far. I hope you are having a lovely day and have been able to stay on track.
    3934 days ago
    i love your webpage! I have 5 cats. I love animals. For some reason.. the animals that i get are the ones people have dumped. Which is fine with me, because i get them and take care of them. I have two russian blues that are boys that are fixed. They are Ash and Smoke, Then I have Marissa, she is a beautiful gray and white cat. She is very smart, and very loving. Then I have Gramps who someone dumped also. He is missing a tail, as someone was very mean. I also have a black and white cat. He is my favorite. He came to me with his eyes all closed up. Took him to get fixed up also. Then I have Manti who is all black with just a tad of white on his chin. He is a kitten.

    I am thinking about the lap band also. What were some of the cons for it?

    How long did it take you to recover?
    3934 days ago
    How lucky! Triple 6's and now triple 7's. Thanks for the veggies. I sit and eat them all day long.
    3935 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fresh veggies! Yummy!



    emoticon emoticon
    3935 days ago