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The walks are working

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's a great motivator, to have DH taking an active role in all of this. We're going for walks, regularly. 2-5 miles, each day.

Our biggest meal of the day is lunch. Later there is a dinner salad. Those salads really help us to keep within our calorie limits.

Doggy is walking, too. Not sure that she is losing any, but, we see a waistline. That is all I will ask for.

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ELISADENK 10/23/2014 7:17PM


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ECONLADY 10/19/2014 2:47PM

    Good for you!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/19/2014 10:26AM

    Love walking emoticon

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Even the dog is on a diet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Our dog is not overweight, yet. But, she's getting pretty close! A month ago, she weighed in at 69-point-something (the most she has ever weighed.) Vet suggested we up her exercise & decrease the food. I've been meticulously measuring her food. I even switched her to a diff flavor (same brand & quality of food, but diff flavor), the one with the least amt of calories. We've been going for lots of walks. It seems all we ever do is walk.

For ourselves, we're still tracking our foods & exercise. DH has taken an active role in our meal planning & mapping out walking routes for us. It's nearly wearing me out! LOL. I have foot issues, so it seems that he is now the fast one & I'm the slow one. (It used to be the other way around.)

One month later & dog went to the vet for a shot. She weighed in @ 69.6!! What is UP with that?? She did not lose a thing! Vet commented that we can see a waistline.

Not giving up. Since starting SP, DH has lost 10# !! I have lost 1 and 1/2.

We are eating lots more salads. I'm trying new ingredients for them.

Doggy still gets to go on lots of walks. She is happy. We ask ourselves if maybe she's sposed to be this size? Maybe. Idk. We shall keep walking. It's good for all of us. emoticon

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ECONLADY 10/15/2014 12:02AM

    Your dogs weight us probably fine.

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KIPSTER52 10/14/2014 8:00PM


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Extra motivation

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I've been "trying" for 2 yrs to get myself "back on track" with tracking my food. DH decided to start paying attention to portion sizes, healthier food options & has started using SP for tracking. This is just the motivation I needed, I guess...cuz, here I am....tracking my foods.

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JAMER123 9/21/2014 11:00PM

    That would be a great motivator. And a good challenge as well!
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ECONLADY 9/21/2014 8:16PM

    I also have trouble tracking and I'm glad you found a way to track.

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LISAWMI 9/21/2014 7:57PM

    Keep it up and you will see results!

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JAMBABY0 9/21/2014 7:44PM

    good for you

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Walking buddies

Friday, September 19, 2014

emoticon My dog is my walking buddy. She weighed in @ an all time high, this week. I was told to either lower her food intake, or make sure she exercises more. I'm doing a lil of both. She & I both need this! At the end of the day, I will have either walked her 2 and 1/2 miles, or more than 3. Now that it's cooled down a bit, it makes the walks much more pleasant.

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PATTYKLAVER 9/20/2014 10:05AM

    It's hard to help animals lose weight. You're doing a great job.

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ECONLADY 9/19/2014 8:03PM

    I walk my dogs twice a day and totaling the same distance as you. The dogs like going twice and it us easier on my knees.

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Decisions & influences

Friday, August 29, 2014

As much as 18 yrs ago, DD used to get sick with breathing issues, landing her in the hospital a couple of times. It always scared us quite a bit, of course. The last time that happened was 18 yrs ago. We hadn't known she was going to have an episode, had taken the family to dinner. During the meal, she'd started coughing, we attributed to it being the thick air from the pizza ovens. It was a small, enclosed place.....no open windows....not the best for a person with breathing problems. We had only taken the family to that particular restaurant the one time. It was also the last time we went there. Not their fault, really. It just wasn't going to work for us to go there, again. That was her last episode that needed hospitalization.

All these yrs later, we decided to give the restaurant another try.....by ourselves, this time. Uh, not really impressed with the messy tables. Not thinking we'll go there, again, either. Kind of a shame. I suppose the reason we stayed away was good enough, and not necessary for us to change this particular habit.

I actually cook most of our meals from scratch. It's just nice to go out, once in awhile. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 8/30/2014 8:51AM

    Many times when I try something again after quite a few years, i am disappointed

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ECONLADY 8/29/2014 11:31PM

    Interesting. I'm impressed that you can cook from scratch. It's a dying art.

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