Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Roscoe's still missing. We caught a total of 5 cats this weekend and since then the trap has remained empty.
We've added more fresh bait to it from time to time, also DH added some treats and even a couple doggie cookies, and some DAP (some kind of Dog Pheremone crap to help them feel calm and safe???)... yeah.
Something's eating the food we're putting out (maybe not just cats) and something tore down the hoodie that had his scent on it and ripped off one of the sleeve cuffs (definitely not a cat)... so we're hoping it was Roscoe. :P Stupid pup! COME HOME. And don't just play around outside when we're asleep so we don't know you're there.
Anyway -- I ate soooooooooooooo badly this weekend again. And again on Monday night. I was kind of like -- Scale Back Alabama starting weigh-in is Monday and I want to be heavier for that anyway so....... I succumbed to all emotional eating. Emotionally I was a total wreck yesterday as well.
And I ate like a million mini cinnamon rolls and some peppermint candy cane filling oreos and also dinner.... yeah. And other stuff I'm sure... the obvious downfall of not really caring AND not keeping track. Bingetastic.
My Scale Back Alabama weighin was ridiculously high again -- but I ate a big breakfast and drank tons of water and layered heavy clothing to try to sandbag a bit... BWHAHA.
Today I weighed at the gym again though and got 176. SO! After a horrible eating last night it could be slightly inflated but that's what I'm gonna go with.
I'm going to change my information in SP to reflect THAT number and set my goals to get to 165 by the week before the end of the Scale Back Alabama challenge I think... we'll see. Definitely before the end though.
And as long as I weigh less than 171 on weigh-in day with my clothes on, I will have accomplished the challenge task.
Also this morning I went to Spin class as well as doing some warm up walking and some crunches. Tomorrow I'll be at the gym w/ my gym buddy and I'll focus on doing upper and lower body ST, maybe some additional cardio as well. We'll see.
I am so upset about Roscoe still being gone it's driving me absolutely insane but I'm not going to let myself completely fall apart. I've DECIDED that the position I'm going to take is -- I've done all I can do. I can still do all the checking of traps, checking listings, etc., each day without neglecting all other responsibilities (taking care of myself, work productivity), and definitely without just sitting around moping. :( It's hard not to dwell on it and want to just put everything on hold until we get him back but it's just not realistic or healthy to do those things, so I'm going to try not to.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This is the tally in the trap thus far. Hopefully we've scared off all the neighborhood cats (or got them crated off by animal control) so now Roscoe can have a chance to get caught. :(
Friday, January 09, 2009
... BY ME!!! YAY!!! I do feel reassured after seeing him in a way. Almost like... ok so the other people that saw him -- that was REAL.
The bad news is that he ran off when I called to him. He was already running when I saw him, just runnin through the woods. I tried to head him off but when I saw him coming I realized I wasn't going fast enough to intersect him so I called out. He looked at me for a second but then took off even faster.
Whether he was terrified, or playing a GREAT GAME I'm not sure, but I followed and found a gap under the fence that he surely went through (because on my side it turned into SUPERTHICK brush that I couldn't even see into, and I saw him running past that point somehow... then when I saw that gap I was like OH he went under the fence and was running over THERE... *duh*).
SO! I tell my DH and anyway, that's the same place he saw him yesterday in those same woods.
So yesterday I was already thinking about the "humane trap" idea, but it sounded expensive and hard and I just had no clue. After today, now that both DH and I were unsuccessful in getting him to come to us...
I saw that the animal shelter rented traps. We called but theirs are cat sized and too small, but they have some buddies in Animal Control that they referred us to. We called them up and they agreed to come set up a trap in that area.
We talked to the people who live there and they were so nice and agreed it was no problem for us to set it up on their land. The lady even provided some table scraps (pork chops and macNcheese!!!) to put in the trap as bait.
When talking with them they told us that they sometimes put out scraps for the loose cats in the neighborhood (surely why Roscoe keeps running through that area and also probably why he's not hungry enough to be tempted back home with dog food.. hahaha). So we are very hopeful that he will run back through his favorite area and smell something delicious and go inside. *EVERYTHING CROSSED AND PRAYERS SENT!*
Also today I was down to 173.5, so another holiday lb bit the dust at some point. WOOT.
I just have to make sure to wear heavy clothes and guzzle water like crazy on Monday morning so that I won't have to lose too much to meet 10lbs lost in 10weeks. :) It turns out I AM on a 4person team after all so I don't want to let them down. Our team name is going to be: Fit N Fierce In the South! (I kinda stole that first part from CAROL_HOORAH -- minus the fabulosity.) Maybe also a higher sodium dinner Sunday night? Since I know that will cause fluctuation weight? hehhe. Anyway.
ROSCOE COME HOME!!!!!
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
So... someone saw a beagle w/ a red collar running into some woods about 10 miles as the crow flies from where he was supposedly sighted on Monday morning -- not an unimaginable distance, but he would have had to cross a river to get there (there are bridges but only a couple... swimming???) and the river is FLOODED.
So I dunno if I really believe that was him or not... but anyway.
DH tried to go take a look but it's not like he was able to get there when the dog was seen. We got a call from a vet who got a call from a person who saw him... and I think we didn't even get the message right away. It was possible found on DH's voicemail. So he just saw a lot of woods getting dark very quickly. :(
As for me -- I'm physically feeling much better today. Made myself go back to sleep this morning instead of continual nervous puttering.
Woke up at 5, went back to sleep, woke up at 6, went back to sleep, woke up at 8 - putterputterputter, eat breakfast, then back to sleep.
Then I went to the gym -- burned 422 calories in 36.5 minutes (and that's estimated on a 165lb weight).
UM I also weighed myself at the gym's new super high tech supposed super high accuracy digital scale they added in the women's locker room right before Christmas and came in at 174.5 -- so..... yeah. MUCH better than 181. A lot closer to what I was thinking. 181 is a 14lb gain, I didn't believe 1/2 that number, thought 1/2 was a possibility, and here we are -- just over 7lbs up.
I'm gonna keep up the eating healthy and getting in workouts -- I have a WORKOUT BUDDY! SO EXCITED!!! It's SP user PHILLYCHICKEY btw. :) We're gonna meat up every weekday and possible weekends (maybe excluding some Mondays) to workout starting next week. So that should be nice.
Thank you all for your support, thoughts, and prayers for Roscoe. We are so desperate to get him home, and knowing so many people care and are internally pulling for us -- putting their will in our favor -- means a lot.
I'm glad it's sunny again. I'm hoping that will help. It's supposed to stay sunny through Friday! So here's hoping!
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