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Being unmotivated affects more than just me

Sunday, April 27, 2008


I took my dog to the vet last week. She has gained 24 pounds since August. The doctor warned me that this is unhealthy and that I need to make sure she exercises more.

It made me realize that my unhappiness and being unmotivated affected my dog as much it affected me. I used to go for long runs with my dog and I stopped as my relationship went downhill. I was also binge eating and I didn't do it alone. I ended up giving my poor pup too many treats. As a result, we BOTH gained weight. So now I not only need to shed weight for myself, I need to make sure I help my poor Maya as well because I want her to be around for a long time.

Hopefully all you out there that have pets can learn from this too.
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  • RUHAPPYTOSEEME
    oh my goodness is Maya and your kitty are adorable, Maya doesnt look over weight. Im sure if you get back out walking with her she willlose whatever she doesnt need. my dog has the oposite problem, she weghs 10 lbs normally (that was before this healthy lifestyle change, only time she went any where was 1 mile walks only in the summer) now we go for 4 1/2 mile walks on good days and 2 mile walks on bad days (I have a bad back) and now shes TOO skinny lol shes eating normal, drinking plenty, but she loves to go for our long walks, not sure how to get her to gain a little weight (wish that was my problem LOL) but now my cat is getting fatter cause hes not used to us being gone so much, so I think he eats till we get home LOL hes 3 times the size of the dog! not sure what to do about that either.
    I hope since this blog your motivated again and you and your doggy are enjoying your walks (runs? I cant run cause of my back, bet its even better for you then walks) hugs
    3700 days ago
  • 1BASIL
    Look at Maya & Karma, they are so darn cute!!! It's good that you found out about Maya's health, because you ned her to be just as healthy as she can be. Being that you are both doing this together, she will motivate you and you will motivate her. What I want to know now though is, what about Karma? Is she at her goal weight?
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    3705 days ago
  • WINDMILLS07
    Poor pup!! But just as you have been making lifestyle changes for you, you can also make them for your Maya, too -- don't worry darlin'. *hugs*
    3705 days ago
  • EMMASMART
    So working out your Dog and giving her less treats. Maybe that will make you working out and give yourself less treats. You have a built in diet partner.
    3706 days ago
  • 3BOYZ2FEED
    At least Maya understood what you were going through and was always there by your side...Now you will be there for her to shed the pounds!
    3706 days ago
  • MELI6US
    CHIRO CHIRO CHIRO.... :0)

    HEYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP !!!!! TAKE THAT BRUSER OF YOURS FOR A RUN!!!!! YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO LOOSE IT TO MOVE IT!!!!! YEOOOOOOOOW!!!!!! NOW GET TO IT!!!!!!


    HEY PUPPY DOG MAYA,

    GRRRRRRR RUFF RUFF RUFF WOOF WOOF!!!!
    NOW THATS AN ORDER HUT 2 IT!!!!

    MEL
    TEAM LEADER

    PS I KNOW I'M GETTING CRAZY IN MY OLD AGE RIGHT? :0)

    3706 days ago
  • MARTINIGAL413
    And don't forget that it affects your team, too! Often, I try to remember that I'm supposed to be motivational and a "leader" for my team before doing and saying certain negative things. It helps keep me in line more times than I can count! I'm sure you and your pup will be back on track in no time, now that you're aware of the problem. Best of luck - to both of you!
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    3706 days ago
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