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A New Day

Thursday, April 04, 2019

I have been staying in lately because we had our new addition to the family, a puppy named Rosie, spayed. I am shocked at how quickly my weight has wanted to go up. It is only 5 pounds up but I need to put the brakes on before it affects my clothing size.

One of the things Rosie has helped me with is a mental picture of what 21 pounds looks like! That is what she weighs now, and I had to carry her up and down the stairs to reach the backyard from the kitchen where she was staying. Those 21 pounds felt VERY HEAVY to me! And yet when I lost 25 pounds it made a big difference in how I felt, but I kept thinking about the 25 I still wanted to lose. I have put 5 back on within this week, and I am shocked at how quickly that happened, but I will get it off again. Rosie is running and jumping again, and soon we will get back to our walks. I pick her up now for hugs and think about those 21 pounds. It is a lot! And I need to have more pride in having removed that from my body!

My daffodils are in full bloom. Rosie is rolling around in the area I have my tulips, so not sure I will get to see them this year! I need to buy some little decorative fences so I have a visual I can train her with to stay out of the flower beds. She keeps us on our toes trying to teach her good manners. She was the class clown in the Puppy Obedience classes. Very friendly but not listening!

Raining today so trying to decide what we can do for exercise and time together. Love early mornings with the day all laid out before us. Hope you all have a good one!
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    Rosie sounds like a cute addition to yer family-=--and yes, Elliot Lake is a small town--- I left the dealership today as they would not fix the vehicle for 2 weeks--a small mechanic moved all his afternoon clients so he could fix our car-- Amazing!--Lynda
    62 days ago
    Good morning, thanks for the goodie :-)
    So nice having a new pup in the house! How nice to have blooms so early, nothing going here yet. A long record cold winter and drought may mean late starting of the greening here. Didn't get much snow for this winter, and not getting much moisture yet in this spring.. We have had such a bad drought, we had no mosquitoes last year! Also means fewer birds :-(
    65 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    So happy to hear you have a new puppy. You'll get her trained well, I've no doubt. I hear you about that 5lb swing, it's all too true. It can get on in the blink of an eye it seems, or more like 2 days of crappy eating is all it takes. Your right to be vigilant because it can settle on your bones very easily and they are always stubborn to get back off again (ask me how I know,LOL) Any how happy Spring! emoticon
    66 days ago
  • DESIREE672
    Apart from the five pounds, you seem to be having a wonderful time with your cute puppy!
    73 days ago
    Your new pup-pup sound terrific. Rosie will be a pleasure I'm sure. She will be great company for walks and sitting by you on those lonely days too. Han't thought about the visual from a weight perspective. My dog is 28 pounds...I looked at her after reading your blog and thought wow - that is how much weight I have extra in the belly area. Okay now - I need to get busy and really push myself.

    Thanks for the blog.

    75 days ago
    Rosie sounds delightful. You will have the weight back off in no time at all.
    76 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Excellent example for my mind. I am carrying TWO Rosies around right now! Thanks for jarring my brain!!!
    76 days ago
    Much to ponder, always, when the scale bumps up or down.
    76 days ago
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