One thing I would tell people about myself is that I am the most competitive person, no one can push or challenge me any greater than ME! Example, in the military we attended follow up training and we had a class of about 100 & I came in 2nd. Moved on to the next follow up training where we had closer to 50 and I was SO angry about being 2nd I fought and came in 1st! With everyone telling me daily "you are going down" but when they went for a Starbucks study date as a group I drilled myself and when they went clubbing on the weekends I was still studying.
In college I was so upset because I graduated with a 3.96 GPA. My husband thought it was ridiculous but if it were a sporting event, he wouldn't be satisfied with less than ALL of the points.
What I would love to get out of this community is the knowledge and wisdom of those who have gone ahead completed/or are in the midst of their journey. I love the articles, but I love the sense of we are all competing in this WLS race and we can run along side you when you are weak, and you can do the same for the community if they need encouragement.
Good morning! I can't believe how close 2020 is either, it's going to be an interesting year leading up to the next general election that's for sure! I think 2019 is going to be exciting and frustrating in so many ways:-) Enough about that!
I love to learn about everyone on OH, good idea Partypollyanna!
1. I live in the NW corner of Montana in a valley just below Glacier National Park. So you can imagine how tourism is probably our number one economy booster. We have two major ski resorts, plus Glacier Park. I love my state and work for the Chamber of Commerce Tourist Info center in the summer and on call in the winter. These last few years I have finally been able to take advantage of all of our hiking for the first time in my life, I am addicted to it now. My dog and I go out everyday in it, rain, snow or sun:-)
2. To continue to stay accountable, I miss the VSG menu thread when I don't post. I try and post everyday and have made some wonderful cyber friends. I would even like to meet some of them in real life:-) Everyone is so interesting and diverse, we all have a story, an important story.
We traveled through Montana and it is beautiful, my dog would think she was in doggie heaven if she got to hike everyday. Right now she is lucky to get walks at all, it has been dreary and rainy in Texas so I have barely seen the outside.
What type of dog do you have? I have 2, a tiny old lady named Bella (Bichon mix) and my pound puppy, 8 Coco Chanel, (since she is a shelter find idk what exactly but she looks like a ****er terrier mix). My son has a black pug and he LOVES walks, more than my son but they have a great relationship with napping/reading together. He makes me laugh because he smiles so big when he gets home from his walk!
I have a 5 year old Pomeranian. I got her from a foster home when she was 6 months old. They found her roaming the streets downtown and no one even checked or called on her. She had been returned back to the shelter by two families, I was stunned. I guess she was waiting for me. She is not your typical Pomeranian though. She is street wise, tough, opinionated and so very stubborn. She is a tomboy and would be very offended if anyone called her a princess:-)!!!
This is my favorite pic of her, exhausted after a hike:-)
Your dogs sound like they are very loved!
Montana is one of my favorite places; I went to school in Helena for a few years. I always tell people Glacier is one of the most beautiful places I've been!
HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:150.4 GW: 145
M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-11.5, M8-11, M9-6.8 M10-5.3 M11-3
So I'm a California girl, living in a Missouri world... My husband and I are planning on moving to California sometime in the next few years. In the mean time we visit as much as we can!
1.What's one thing you'd like to tell everyone about yourself- Hey! I was/am an avid dog sports competitor with my two Cardigan Welsh Corgis! I'm just got my feet wet last year and I'm hitting full training mood for this year! I can't wait to get my kids out there and have some fun! Woot!
HW: 398.8 6/6/16, SW:356 11/29/16, 3 year Goal:175 Hit at 5/18/18 @18 Months Post Op, Wish Goal 155 Hit at 21 Months Post Op. Surpassed all my goals, Surgeons Goals and my PCP Goals.
I absolutely ADORE watching videos of corgis doing sports! Herding, dock diving, flyball, agility course... watching those stumpy little legs fly always makes me smile :)
Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!
HW 300 / LW 150 / Post-regain goal: 170