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June 28, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

What a month!! My kitty ended up having foot and mouth surgery. Poor thing had a claw nail stuck in the pad of her foot...I didn't know it! Took her to the vet to have her nails trimmed because she was scratching on the carpeted steps. My son-in-law was having a fit when he caught her doing it.

Once she got the nail out, she felt some better. The vet did a minimal exam and found her mouth had a couple of broken teeth as well. Gave me an estimate for the surgery and I had to find the financing to get it done. That took about a week. Gave her foot a chance to heal.

She has been eating dry kibble for several years with canned food as a treat occasionally. Fourteen teeth/roots later, she will only be eating canned food for a long time. When the vet did x-rays of her mouth, not only did she find the broken teeth but a total of fourteen teeth/roots that were impacted. Again, poor baby, no wonder she left her kibble in her bowl more often than she ate it.

I have a whole different kitty...she purrs like a freight train now and wants to be loved on all the time now!! Before, she didn't even want me to touch her!!

Of course she is now on a diet as well but it is a good thing because she loves the diet food the vet prescribed for her. During the first week after her surgery, I offered her the "recovery" food the vet sent home. After a couple of cans, I offered her the Metabolic, which is the diet food. She ate like she hadn't been fed for a few days!! Cleaned her dish for the first time in a long time. After trying the "recovery" food again (she turned her nose up at it), I took the remaining cans back to the vet and got her more of the Metabolic. I'm so glad the transition wasn't a problem for her.

The major thing is the cost; the Metabolic is just under $50 for 24 cans which won't last a month at a can a day. I'm just happy she feels so much better.

My happy kitty, LadyBug.

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BELLENGLISH 6/28/2014 11:14PM

    What a poor time for your cat. But glad you know what is wrong. Hope all goes well.

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June 7, 2014

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Wow even being out of town last week for a HS graduation/BBQ, I managed to loose weight this week. 2.6 pounds!! I'm so proud of myself.

Twice this week my kids got take out (Mexican, which is my FAV) but I stood my ground and said no both times. Monday I went grocery shopping and got the ingredients for an on line recipe I found for Indian Vegetable Stew. While the baby girl was at school Wednesday morning, I made the stew. Couldn't resist having some for lunch on Wed....so good.

I also had it for dinner that evening and for dinner the next evening. Thankfully it made six servings. I have three in the freezer now for next week. I'll have to find something just as good to make for next week. I'm glad I don't mind eating the same thing for meals several days in a row. I will be getting some more fruits and another jug of my protein powder for smoothies. I've managed to have several of them this week as well. They also are great to package and put in the freezer. Make a great lunch when I remember to take them out of the freezer ahead of time! lol.

I'm glad I put in the hard work to make this happen. Well worth not having my favorite burrito two nights in a row. I will have to get my new scale soon so I can track my weight better. I think mine has seen better days.

Need to get my breakfast now and then get ready for my day. Later SP friends.


May 25, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

I'm so bummed with myself. I did all my tracking on Friday but forgot to roll for my spark points and bonus points!!! Set my tracker back to day one when I logged in on Saturday! guess I was more tired than I thought. Oh well, I know I had a sixty day streak going at that point and will continue logging in and tracking. Also will not forget to track log in points and bonus points if I earn them.
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Onward and downward is my motto!!

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MAMAMOOSE54 5/26/2014 9:44PM

    I know what you mean, I forgot to roll for my bonus points once and I haven't done it since!!! A good lesson learned. emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 5/26/2014 9:42PM

    Points are fun to accumulate, but so much more satisfying that we're doing the work! Congrats on your streaks!

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May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

OMG!!!!! I'm so blown away!! Got on the scale this morning when I got up and weighed 246.8...just my nightgown on. Just returned from the Nurses clinic where they weighed me fully dressed with sandals on...237!!!!! I think my scales must be broken. emoticon emoticon

Just got on my scales again fully dressed...249.8 Guess i will have to call that number 237 and work down from there. Will have to try to remember what I'm wearing so I can weigh myself with the same clothes again next week.

Here I was getting so disappointed because my scales weren't moving. Guess I will have to get a new scales at the beginning of June. Hopefully they will work for me.

Went to the nurses clinic just to get my b/p checked. Of course it is in the normal range. Having lost some weight has helped. I haven't been on bp meds for over a year now and it sure feels good.

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GLORYB2014 5/22/2014 2:24PM

    I think my doctor's step on scale is more accurate than mine at home. I always weigh less on his!

Congrats, seeing those scales must have made your day. You're doing good!

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LATINMUSE84 5/22/2014 1:41PM

    My dad says that the scales we use at home (digital, etc.) don't work well as the standing ones that doctors use. He has one of those at his home actually. He was a physical education instructor back in the 70s and I believe everything he says about weight loss :)

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May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I really had to push myself this morning to go for a walk!!!! Driving back from dropping the grand kids off at schools, I felt like my "get up and go" had flown out the window. I just didn't feel like walking. BUT I made myself go to the park. Around 3 times for just over two miles!! I'm glad I did it.

So surprised when I looked at my food tracker for today. After I've tracked breakfast and planned lunch, I still have just under 1400 calories to eat for dinner and snack this afternoon. Probably won't eat that much but nice to know I have that amount left.

Have laundry to do today so I'm off to finish that. That will add a few more calories burned today!
Have a great spark day all.
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