Thursday, March 21, 2013
Currently, I have a dog, a cat and three ferrets. The last member to join my household was my cat. He is a 4 year old Siamese cat. He was raised from a kitten with my (then) four approximately 3-4 year old ferrets and ten year old dog. Now my ferrets are 7-8 and my dog is 14, so they are all seniors. We're looking to add another Siamese for him to play with. The kitten would more than likely be his niece or nephew by blood (his breeder has two litters currently). My Siamese is okay with being in a multipet household, though he is most dominant. He only stands down to one of my ferrets and ignores another. The third he bats at (she interestingly enough helped "raise" him when we got him). He plays with my dog, but my dog is very submissive, and my cat takes advantage of that. However, he is extremely distraught if we leave with the dog, especially overnight, even though the pet sitter stops by to care for him.
My question is, given the details or not taking them into account, whichever works, does anyone have advice on how to make introductions as smooth as possible between him and the kitten. If they don't become friends, I don't know what to do. My cat is going to be heartbroken and confused if left alone once my dog passes away, and at 14, time is precious.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Sometimes you need a break from weight loss. I apparently needed January and February to snooze. Anyway, picked back up in March. There was no weight gain for 2013 and I have begun watching my calories and weighing in again. Second weigh in? 1lb lighter than the first!
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
So I've been doing the C25k for about 8 weeks now. I'm proud of myself, let's just say that. For the past three weeks, I've been repeating Week 5 Day 1 over and over again, because I didn't believe in myself to advance and I didn't want to set myself up to failure. To further the problem, where in the beginning I used to actually enjoy the runs, I started dreading them because literally from the first time I did W5D1 EVERY SINGLE TIME I got to the third 5 min run with 3 min left to go, I got side stitches... Sometimes, I would start to get them in the second run, but whether or not I did, without fail, third run, three minutes to go every time.
I tried changing what I ate, I tried changing when I eat, I tried drinking more, drinking less, stretching more, stretching less, breathing as deeply as I could possibly come up with (my lung would hurt afterwards!).... nothing helped. Ugh!
Well, yesterday I took things into my own hands. I hit 5min on the first run and kept going. I did Week 5 Day 2! And I kicked W5D2's ass! Woohoo! It was a great run! I read earlier that day that people who breath in while they strike their right foot down are more susceptible to side stitches and cramps, so I focused on breathing on the left foot when I could. (I'm lefty so I'm sure if I'm breathing, it's on the wrong side, we do everything wrong! hehe) I also limited my water intake for about three hours prior to the run and took just one sip of water during the run. Afterwords, I couldn't stop drinking!
Anyway, no cramps. I don't know if any of my tactics worked or if Week 5 Day 1 was just cursed, but I feel a whole lot better now that I accomplished something! Go me!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Did anyone out there ever work somewhere where someone or some people just won't let you do your job? Any advice?
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
10 pounds down, four weeks completed of the Couch to 5k. I'm on Week 5 Day 1B (B is because I am repeating it again :P)
The running is hard, and I am relieved on days that I go to the gym, but do something else, but I do like the running.
This week is (obviously) Thanksgiving. I need to alter my habits to fit in with Turkey Day, but this time is more difficult. In the past when I have dieted, I just simply didn't really diet on days like this. However, I'm not dieting this time; I have been changing my attitude towards food and exercise instead. So, I need to work out, but at the same time, I don't want to hear the criticism from family. Ugh what a drag, huh? That means getting up at the crack of dawn... or before the crack of dawn really... to run to my gym before it closes and before I make the long trek home.
Not done yet. Now I've got to run outside on Saturday too, since they live nowhere near a gym. My gym has a branch up that way, but like everything in my hometown, it is over a half an hour away. Ugh. I want to run outside, but my boyfriend is my workout buddy, and I know he's not going to be happy. Last time I said we were going to run outside while away from home, he conveniently forget his sneakers... lol. Oh well, getting there...
I'm excited and nervous to run outside... though that kind of goes with my holiday theme: excited and nervous. I'm excited to see family always, but I get stressed out because the holidays are difficult, time crunching, hair pulling... I feel like I'm being quartered by family members pulling me in each direction every time I'm in! lol
Wish me luck!
Everyone have a safe and happy holiday!
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