Sometimes you need inspiration. Personally at the beginning I was inspired to get fit when I stepped on the scale and I about dropped dead… yup, I was pushing maximum density for my size. So what did I do? I joined Weight Watchers and within 5 months I had dropped 20lbs!! The sad thing is I didn’t get my little Trixie in shape. For me though I feel that Weight Watchers gives me some accountability. Now with FitDog Fridays, I can be more accountable to my little one.
Now last year little miss Trixie hit her maximum density of 17.5 lbs. So I did put her on a Rx diet and she was able to drop 1.5 lbs, but I don’t like what is in those Science Diet Dog Foods, so I decided to take her off. She maintained her weight loss, but she is still not where she should be. I am very much to blame for her current sitution. When she came to live with me as a foster dog, she weight 12 lbs and she was a little chunky at that weight. But, I decided to spay her as I was going to place her up for adoption, something I wish I would have never done, and then she gained 5.5 lbs on her tiny frame!!!
So I ask you to please join us on our weight loss journey as I continue to loose weight, but more importantly for Trixie to lose weight with exercise and a proper diet.
& Stay tuned as I bring a new series of posts called Strength Training & Conditioning!!
Here is a little graphic about Pet Obesity.
Pet obesity graphic produced by Matt Beswick for Pet365. Click here to view the full post.
We do the best we can at the time and I am glad Trixie is on her way to being in shape now. I am not a fan of the Science Diet formulas either. It’s kind of like people losing weight by eating sugar and fat-free foods…may work but not so healthy. I am a firm believer in eating normal food but just eating less of it.
Yes… She is doing better. I absolutely love The Honest Kitchen. And she loves it too. And I have had her thyroid checked, doc says its fine, but I think that it could be hiding… Just doesn’t seem right that she is a little tank… But she is sooo cute!!! Lol
Chris and Charlie says
really looking forward to seeing your journey. It’s never an easy journey (it’s the reverse situation for me and Charlie) but it’s always worth it in the end!
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Peggy Frezon says
I’m so impressed that you’re losing weight with your dog. It sounds like exactly the same journey I took with my little spaniel mix Kelly, which led me to write the book Dieting with my Dog. I lost 40 lbs and she lost 6 lbs, and has kept the weight off! One tip for Trixie is to try different fruits and veggies as treats–apple slices, a little piece of banana, carrot and watermelon. Good luck and let me know if you need any more tips! Thanks for joining FitDog Friday!
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Thanks so much Peggy… I will definitely have to check out your book. She eats very healthy and snacks and treats are limited, but she does love her fruits!!
SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) says
It’s astonishing how many obese pets there are isn’t it? We’re so glad you’re joining our efforts and getting little Trixie in shape so she can be a happy & healthy dog. Paying attention to her diet is crucial too. Our App has a Food Database where we track over 2,000 dog foods and provide information about calories & nutritional value – just like Weight Watchers. If you don’t have an iPhone, you can check out a mini-version of it on our website. It can help you determine not only the right food for Trixie, but the right amount! Thanks for joining our Blog Hop – look forward to following your progress! PS. Congrats on your weight loss.