Case of the Missing Peanut Butter Jar

June 24, 2010

Ah, one of dogs favorite treats, peanut butter. An opportunity to liberate the jar presented itself to Georgia. But that’s just a tease.

Liberated

How to actually get access to that peanut butter?

Consumed

Persistence can get a dog anything!

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7lbs

June 14, 2010

Update on my Eat Well Live Well challenge goal. My original goal was to lose 10lbs in 8 weeks and after 6 weeks, I have lost 7 lbs. Yay! I’m feeling pretty good about it and with 2 weeks to go, I’m confident I can hit my goal. The first 4 weeks I ate a little less and exercised a little more. It didn’t seem to be working or I didn’t feel the difference. Then I started adding in a trip to the gym for 30 minutes of cardio 2-3 times a week. And that’s when I started to notice the weight dropping, slacks a little looser, face a little thinner.  I could actually drop a size. Woohoo! Excuse for a new wardrobe.

My keys:

  • Set a goal, if I’m working toward something it’s easier to keep myself accountable. Plus, I publically declared my goal, so that’s accountability right there.
  • Discipline, keep at it, I don’t think I’ve skipped the dog walk in the morning and I’m refraining from chowing down on cookies.
  • Don’t buy all the junk, since my cupboards are bare, there’s no way I can cheat and eat it.
  • Find tasty substitutes, I used cucumber slices in place of crackers, for cheese slices or dipping in hummus. No need for a bun with that Boca burger, use tomato slices.
  • Treat yourself every once in a a while, but don’t go overboard.

These are all standard healthy, weight loss goals. But they are working for me, which feels pretty darn good.

cucumber and tomato slices


Tufting season

June 6, 2010

It seems that there is dog hair everywhere all year round. But, now it’s tufting season, which happens about twice a year for about 3-4 months at a time. Which means that almost 3/4 of the year we’re in a state of tuft. We had a pretty hot weekend a few weeks ago and that was the signal, all of a sudden hair is coming out of Georgia in huge tufts. You can pull them out and end up with a big fistful of hair. Of course it’s not Georgia’s favorite activity, she only has so much patience. She looks quite unkempt with all that hair coming off her hindquarters, but the brushes and rakes don’t work with all that thick undercoat hair. It’s so much fun to pluck those tufts and of course it helps her stay cool to get all that hair out of her and did I mention it’s so much fun.

Looking a little unkempt
tufts


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