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Thursday, November 08, 2012

If I could put this into practice, I'd be goal weight by now.

While I work at losing weight, Im working at putting on weight for my rescue great dane dog.
She's doing it in record time. Wish it was as easy for me to lose mine, as it is for her to gain hers.
Jewel as she was in the first we got her.

Jewels in her second week.

Jewel in her third week with us.

I can hardly believe its only been 3 weeks since we brought her home.
She is such a delightful animal. Loving nature (sometimes a little too loving LOL) and a great watchdog. We had a young repair man over to repair our DSTV and she placed herself between him and I. When he accidentally dropped a tool on my wooden floor, she leaped up and threatened him with a deep, rumbling growl. Ooh I feel so safe and secure with her having my back.

It's been a good week so far. Eatings under control for now and Im enjoying the changes I've made and the control I've regained.

Today I spent the morning with both my sons...a rarity these days with Cole living 45 minutes away in another town. He's down for a long weekend before starting work on Tuesday morning. My nephew is also down this weekend, so its a full house once more.

I am determined to eat healthily this weekend, and it will be easy with Cole determined to do the same. He is my inspiration. When he started working for the catering company 5 months ago, he wore a size 38 pants. Despite working for a firm where he could eat absolutely anything he wanted, as well as had access to any amount of fizzy cold drinks, he lost weight. We went shopping today for some new clothes for him and hes down to a size 34 pants. but once again, there was no magic. He ate right, swam in the ocean every morning, and did some heavy exercise with a boxing bag. Hes looking buff and feeling great.
My elder son and I have joined his efforts. So, we'll see if our efforts over the next 5 months in any way match his.

I obviously wont lose the amount he did...I'm not 27 years old, and I certainly cant exercise as heavily as he did. But if I can just say NO to junk the way he did, it will take me very far.

So....here's to my renewed efforts.
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    I love dogs, we own 5 now since One was put to sleep about 3 weeks ago because of a tumor and pain. So my poodles love to nap on my lap when I am sick and yesterday the two poodles and the cat were with me on the recliner.

    Two of our dogs are large labs outside and inside we have the two poodles and our choc. lab britney Sue. She is 12, her brothers outside are 13years old. The poodles are ages 11 the mama and she is 10 lbs. The daughter poodle is 8 years old and she is just over 5 lbs. She loves to growl and wag her bunny tail! LOL

    My sister and my niece have rescued horses from the kill pen sale. They try to rehab. a horse if they can and then try to sell it for just about the cost they put in to feeding and medical care. Many people have let their horses go because of the economic situation, lack of money and the huge cost of hay that has gone up since the drought. So the love of animals is wonderful but can be costly. Now they, my sis and niece are trying to cut back on a few horses. It just is too expensive.

    My mama cat would lick and groom my puppies and unknown at first to me...she was feeding the first poodle as a puppy...mice!!! I really mean it. I saw her try to give the puppy a mouse. And one time I was looking at Maggie Peaches Pie...dig up something and chew on it in the snow... it was a mouse-cicle ewwwwww

    mary Kay. emoticon
    1850 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/19/2012 3:36:24 PM
    Your dog is beautiful, such an improvement in just 3 weeks.

    You will get to you goal. Your son is an inspiration and I hope he will join you in shopping for 2 sizes smaller clothes for yourself soon!
    1858 days ago
    Great work with the lovely day you are doing a fine job with her.

    Keep up the good work on you too, you know you can do it.

    Bravo to your son. emoticon
    1861 days ago
    We can do it. One step @ a time. One day @ a time.
    1861 days ago
    doing so well - with the dog and with yourself!
    1861 days ago
  • SHAZG321
    emoticon He is lovely and what an improvement! Well done and keep pushing...
    1861 days ago
    wow what a difference

    you my friend are a great parent to this big baby...
    and how loyal is she...

    I believe emoticon
    1861 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/8/2012 9:29:51 PM
    She is so beautiful!! I am sure with your renewed determination that you will do well!

    1861 days ago
    She is looking beautiful! emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Jewels is very blessed to have you!
    1861 days ago
    Hugs to your Great dog! I miss mine. NOTHING like the love of a Great Dane!
    1861 days ago
    Your baby makes me long for ours...though DH says no more pets. We shall see. lol

    GOOD job on the good resolve to face the weekend with good eating habits and keeping movement in mind. You can do it, Celeste!!! If we had all the lbs/kgs we have lost and regained..and even lost again...I wonder where we would be! I suspect below goal..or even below 0! Anyway...as you say, we aren't going back that way!

    Forward GO! Onward we GO!
    As an army let us go to combat the old FAT foe! As we go along we count each and every step and bite, making good choices all the wayyyyyy! emoticon

    1861 days ago
    I'm not 27 anymore either; and even though I made goal and kept it off for a year and a half I know that I probably should just concentrate on eating my best and exercising my best--no one else's. HUGS (ps. Your dane is a jewel! HUGS again)
    1861 days ago
    Omg I LOVE your "little" guy! I saw a quote the other day on pinterest that said "Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend, never had a dog." I bet walking a dog that size is killer exercise. I have a year-old lab/pit mix and he's a handful if he doesn't get his walk... great motivator!
    1861 days ago
    Good luck friend. Do the best you can.
    1861 days ago
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