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20% Loss


Saturday, January 05, 2013



"He's lost 20% of himself this year! He looks sooooo good! I'm so pleased! Look how healthy he is!," said Asher's vet at his annual exam yesterday afternoon.

I stood there with a huge grin. I'd been the one to work so hard to get him down those 2 pounds to equal his 20%. I knew I deserved some credit too! I am happy for him. I can see with that 20% missing that he is a happier little fellow. He runs and plays with so much more ease. No heavy breathing. No rolls of skin.

I keep thinking about his 20% loss. All that happened was he exercised more and he ate less. I gave him healthier foods. Less snacks. Exactly what I'm asking of myself to do.

I think when I go to reach for that extra snack for me, I'll ask myself, "Is Asher getting one?" If he's not, I'm certain that I should not have one either!

Thanks, Asher! You're always teaching me something!
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ENDUROVET 1/8/2013 6:23PM

    Awesomely great work! (& believe me, I KNOW! I only spend hours each week lecturing people about their obese pets!)

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MADAMES 1/8/2013 5:09AM

    I love that thinking....carrying the lesson of Asher's successful weight loss over into your life. Good for you!
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REMEMBER2BME 1/7/2013 5:46AM

    Outstanding weight loss for Asher. I know it is hard to get weight to budge in pets or people. I should think like you. HUGS!

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VANICIS 1/5/2013 8:06PM

    Awwww! Is he a maltipoo? I love it. My babies need to get thin too!

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/5/2013 7:13PM

    Isn't it funny that we are concerned with our pets health before we are concerned with our own? How many people take their pets to the Vet regularly, but don't go see their own doctor?

Good for you, using Asher as a guide for your own healthy eating.

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NILLAPEPSI 1/5/2013 5:15PM

    Such a cute little guy!!

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RG_DFW 1/5/2013 2:16PM

    WooHoo!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/5/2013 12:43PM

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LIVINGFREE19 1/5/2013 11:51AM

    Asher looks so radiant! He looks better and feels better, what more can you ask?!

That is a great idea, you only get a snack when Asher gets one, very cute too!

You have to take the credit for getting Asher healthy, you did it!

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THOMS1 1/5/2013 10:38AM

    Congratulations on a healthier emoticon Asher. You did a great job getting him in shape.

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VICKIETHEVEGAN 1/5/2013 9:00AM

    That dog is delicious enough to eat !!!!!

( and that is saying something considering I am a vegan !! )

Well done to the pair of you.

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KITKAT717 1/5/2013 8:48AM

    emoticon Congrats to Asher!! Having had overweight pets, I understand the dedication it takes to help them get healthy! We learn alot about ourselves from our pets! Good Luck to you as well!! emoticon

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