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The results of Leroy's vet appointment PartII

Monday, June 13, 2011

The vet told is that the unidentified mass between Leroy's lungs is his thymus and is nothing to worry about. He is a little concerned with his respiratory issues and ordered some cultures, but assured me it is nothing life threating.

My kitty is going to be ok. It seems like all of this worry was silly, but at the time I couldn't help it

Thank you everyone for your support

  
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SOFT_VAL67 6/14/2011 3:31PM

    I have a pit bull named Leroy....well, actually his certified name is, BAD BAD LEROY BROWN,

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ELSCO55 6/14/2011 7:47AM

    emoticon Good to know he is ok. Our furbabies are so special.

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VENISEW1 6/14/2011 7:05AM

    emoticonnews!

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ANGELSANDYBABY 6/14/2011 1:42AM

    Aww, I'm so glad your kitty is okay :)

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KNIKKIB7 6/13/2011 9:01PM

    This is the first time I've read about Leroy, but I'm glad that he's going to be ok! I know what it's like to have a sick pet...one of my pomeranians (Twinkie) developed a mass on her neck at the age of one and the vets didn't know what it was. At its worst it had gotten so large that she couldn't open her mouth to eat. After MANY vet visits where they lanced it, poked it, prodded it, etc...it eventually exploded on its own and had to be cauterized shut. She had to have 6 weeks weeks of antibiotics and constantly had to have her neck shaved (which looks silly on a pomeranian).

I only mention this because I actually spent sleepless nights worrying about her. At one point I made my husband sleep in one of the guest bedrooms just so she could sleep on the bed with me. That was during a time where they had her on some pretty strong pain killers and I was so afraid she was going to just die in her sleep from the meds!!

I'm glad Leroy's ok and I'm glad that you've got some peace of mind now. :) Good luck!!

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Because eating is going to solve my problems...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I feel the need to eat. I am not even hungry, but I want to eat. I am trying to deal with the stress of Leroy's appointment, and dealing with stress for me has always involved food. I need to find another way to deal with something, but it is kind of hard right now because it is dark out (can't go for a walk) it is almost 22:00 on a Sunday night (gym is closed) boyfriend is laying down before he has to leave out (can't clean or do exercise video or call someone on the phone) so that really doesn't leave a lot of things to do.

I am hoping by blogging about it and thinking about my choices, and making the right ones. I have a bottle of water here beside me, so, maybe that will help something?

I would like to get up in the morning, go weigh in and hit the gym, but I don't know if I am going to be able to with Leroy's appointment. I think I might have myself in edge enough about it. Hitting the gym might be helpful or it might not, I don't know. I guess it also depends on if I sleep tonight or if I keep myself up all night worrying about it.

I think that is all for now

  
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TUBLADY 6/13/2011 5:36PM

    I hope you found something to do besides eat.
If you have to eat something, that's when you need to have some healthy snack options available. Grapes, fruit, nuts, rice cakes. granola bar. Yogurt, something low calories.
Or do some exercises in the house. Put on some music and dance. Do your own Zumba. Take a relaxing bath. Light a candle.
There are many things you can do besides eat.
So prepare for the next time.
Take care and stay positive.
Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon

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What do you say to that?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I haven't been to the gym all week

My eating has been pretty crappy

I am trying to hold myself accountable, but honestly, I have been upset about Leroy and nervous about his appointment. I don't know what that is keeping me from doing the right things, It is a poor excuse and I know it. No matter what is going on, I shouldn't be throwing all of my hard work and dedication away. It is like I just can't help it though.

Because of my poor eating habits as of late,and my lack of motivation to go to the gym, my self esteem has been taking a hit, and I have been feeling more crappy about myself than usual.

It seems like every time I think about my cat, and about his appointment and the possibilities of what could be wrong, I break down. In turn, because I breakdown, i don't feel like eating. Then in turn from that, I realize I am hungry, and I end up making poor choices in relation to food.

Normally, I would go to the gym to help relieve stress and get my mind off of whatever it is that is bothering me. In this case, I don't want to leave my little buddy. It took all I could do to go to work. The thought of something being wrong with him scares me.

Everyone seems to think that nothing is really wrong with him and that it is simply a birth defect. he isn't acting sick. In fact, right now, he has his ball with the feathers on it and is throwing it everywhere, jumping all over the furniture and running through the house like crazy cat? I would think if he were sick, and there were something wrong, that he would be acting sick, but he isn't. I am hoping with everything that I have, he isn't sick and it is a defect or something simple. I am preparing for the worst and hoping for the best I suppose.

I think that is all for now

  
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SWEETNSKINNY 6/12/2011 12:28PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Take one day at a time, and try to just do one healthy thing..dont overwhelm yourself, just focus on one thing, and soon enough you'll be back in full swing!

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FROMNEBRASKA 6/12/2011 12:46AM

    I'm sorry to hear that your kitty is sick. =( Nothing is worse than struggling with the unknowns of a love-one's illness. When we're consumed with worry, we tend to forget about ourselves and this ends up making things worse. Your unhealthy food choices, as a result of your worry, are making you feel bad about yourself and is bring down your self-esteem. Why, when you're already feeling bad because of your cat's illness, would you want to make the situation worse? When my dad died, I went through this period when I'd binge like crazy and I'd say to myself "I don't care if I get fat. " Well now I am dealing with the consequences of my self-destructive actions. I know it is tough to find motivation to exercise and eat regularly when everything seems to be falling apart, but exercise and healthy foods are what you need right now. I wish you and Leroy the best.

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What do you say to that?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I haven't been to the gym all week

My eating has been pretty crappy

I am trying to hold myself accountable, but honestly, I have been upset about Leroy and nervous about his appointment. I don't know what that is keeping me from doing the right things, It is a poor excuse and I know it. No matter what is going on, I shouldn't be throwing all of my hard work and dedication away. It is like I just can't help it though.

Because of my poor eating habits as of late,and my lack of motivation to go to the gym, my self esteem has been taking a hit, and I have been feeling more crappy about myself than usual.

It seems like every time I think about my cat, and about his appointment and the possibilities of what could be wrong, I break down. In turn, because I breakdown, i don't feel like eating. Then in turn from that, I realize I am hungry, and I end up making poor choices in relation to food.

Normally, I would go to the gym to help relieve stress and get my mind off of whatever it is that is bothering me. In this case, I don't want to leave my little buddy. It took all I could do to go to work. The thought of something being wrong with him scares me.

Everyone seems to think that nothing is really wrong with him and that it is simply a birth defect. he isn't acting sick. In fact, right now, he has his ball with the feathers on it and is throwing it everywhere, jumping all over the furniture and running through the house like crazy cat? I would think if he were sick, and there were something wrong, that he would be acting sick, but he isn't. I am hoping with everything that I have, he isn't sick and it is a defect or something simple. I am preparing for the worst and hoping for the best I suppose.

I think that is all for now

  


portion distortion and why I dislike healthy oils

Thursday, June 09, 2011

We have, at one time or another, all suffered from portion distortion. Enlarged portions are enough to derail anyones' best efforts. I know I have suffered from it, and apprently am still suffering from it.

I made a chicken breast today for my most awesome dinner salad. I logged it in at 6 ounces. I didn't actually weigh it, I just guessed by the size. As I was cutting it up, I decided to weigh it on my most awesome new food scale, and guess what I found out? My chicken did not weigh 6 ounces. It weighed 3.5 ounces. So, I was logging it for way more than what I needed to!

It can work both ways. If we eat to much, we gain weight, but if we are eating too little, and not giving our bodies the fuel they need, that can hinder our efforts just as much!

It has also been suggested that I need to add healthy oil into my diet as well. I have been given all sorts of whacky suggestions (I am NOT putting any oil in my oatmeal), but have tried none of them. Why? Because I just don't like oil. The only way I can really stand it is in vinegar and oil dressing (the homemade kind, not that crap you buy in a bottle). In my area, there are several mom and pop Italian places that make awesome dressing incorporating various vinegars (red wine or balsamic) and olive oil. Good luck getting them to tell you how they make it! Or in the case of OIP, they told me how, and mine tastes nothing like theirs!

Also, when I use any type of oil, (olive mostly) I have to run my containers through the dishwasher because I can't get that greasy film off of them. I have even soaked them in dawn dish liquid and boiling water to no avail.

I drizzled a teaspoon of olive oil on my chicken breast before I baked it, and really am not impressed with how it came out. It seems greasy to me. Unfortunately, I don't have time to bake another one, so I will enjoy some greasy chicken on my otherwise awesome salad.

and, for your viewing pleasure, here is pretty much what my dinner will be tonight



I think that is all for now

  
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SARA72121 6/9/2011 5:23PM

    As long as your hitting your fat goals I wouldn't worry about it too much. Don't eat things you don't like! I see you have almonds on your salad. You get the healthy fats from nuts anyway. If you're lacking you could try ground flax seeds. I put it in my oatmeal, it actually tastes pretty good with the oatmeal.

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JONICACALDWELL 6/9/2011 4:45PM

    That's what my dinner looks like most nights! You seem to have high standards for dressings so try this: 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 3 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, 1 garlic clove minced, 1 teaspoon of mustard, salt and pepper. It's a little spice from the garlic but it's amazing. I can't stand bottled any more it has a gelatinous consistence to me.
we need a "Love big salads Team"! Have a great day. emoticon

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