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Monday, April 07, 2014

So a bit more about me this go-'round. I stepped on the scale Friday morning and was very happy with the number I saw. I was down 3 lbs. The week previous I had only been down 0.4 lbs.

The number on the scale does not define me.. but it sure as h*ll made me smile Friday morning.
Consistency pays off.

I walked around 22.5 miles on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday combined. That was a busy weekend! I burned a lot of calories, so was a little looser with my intake, but still mostly reasonable. No whole bags of whatever for this lil brown duck, nope!

Friday, I worked at the emergency rescue set up by OHS for a seizure they executed back in November.
Saturday, we did a training walk with a friend of 6 miles along my favorite Columbia River trail.
Sunday, we worked on the dog path at the shelter.

I've been working at the emergency rescue at least once a week, every week, since it started. It's in a separate location from the main shelter. I've even spent whole weekends or weeks working at the rescue, caring for the animals there.

That is, in fact, where lil Miss Katie Mae came from.

Once she was surrendered, Bill had decided he loved her too much to let her go to any other family. Fortunately, our other five dogs have mostly agreed with him.

That's the only photo of all six of them that I have for now.
Left to right: Millie (gray), Maggie (red and white), Bubba (white), Katie (red), Benny (gray), Pudgy (red plaid).
I'm hoping to one day get them all lined up and all to stay so I can get another picture.

I can dream, right?

So that's the story of our sixth dog! Yes, I have the Crazy Dog Lady tshirt and wear it often. Rescue work and volunteering has become a large part of what I do when I'm away from work, which is not often enough! It's nice that it's becoming a more active part as well.

All in all, I'm ready for the sunshine we're having here at Portland and all the sunny hours we can be outside. May the sun shine on you as well, wherever you are!
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    Woo hoo! Congrats on the weight loss. It's okay to smile and enjoy it!

    Love the pic of your furbabies. Can't say I blame you guys... I don't think I could have resisted Katie either!

    Keep up the good fight! You're doing great!

    2618 days ago
    Hey! congrats on doing so well with the weight loss! YAY!!!!!!!!

    My dear lovely son brought home a nice "treat" for me today....a coffee cake they make at his workplace that I CANNOT resist. Darling boy.

    I have to get in the mindset that I MUST supplement all this hard work at the gym with a better understanding of nutrition and calorie intake.
    2621 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss Candy, those miles will do that to you. I signed up for a beginner's running clinic at Foot Traffic a week from this Saturday. I'm going to try and give it a shot again. Still thinking about the RnR, just not sure if it's too soon for a half. I am going to do the doggie dash.

    Love the pic of all 6 of your furbabies. I guess I know who to hit up if i'm ready for another dog. Hope the week is treating you well.
    2624 days ago
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