Oh man, you know how when you gain weight it happens so slowly you don't really notice until you see that one pictures that makes you realize how much you've gained?!
I took that picture of Miss Kitty today.
Here is her weight saga in pics:
A year ago, far too skinny
After she reached a healthy weight
After Christmas, starting to get a little belly
The vet called back earlier this week, and Miss Kitty weighed in at 21 pounds, 8 oz when we were in last. Vet says we need to get her down to about 15 pounds, so about 6 and a half pounds to lose! That's almost 30% of her body mass!!
So I can't lose 30% of my body mass. That would put me at 110 pounds. But I CAN...and I SHOULD...lose 6.5 pounds. Actually, 12-13 pounds will put me at my goal weight!
So she and I will be embarking on a two-month long regime to lose the weight and get healthy! We've spent at least half an hour playing every night this week...lots of jumping for the mouse on a string, chasing the laser pointer, and playing on the boxes I set out for her. Her food has been rationed from two cups (1 in the morning, 1 at night) to 1.5 cups a day. And she doesn't get ANY treats until I see some progress. And the same goes for me...I can't expect my cat to get healthy without giving her a good example, can I?!?!
Cheers to a healthy rest of June and July. My next official weigh-in is July 4, when I should be down to 152 according to my goal line. After that, I weigh in again on Labor Day...and then, I should be down to my goal of 145!! AN END IS IN SIGHT!! Well, more of an achievement than an end, but you know what I mean...