We've really appreciated your good remarks in the past. My husband and I are both trying to lose weight and not succeeding too well. I've lost up to about 50 pounds several times in the past and then regained it and more, but would sure appreciate some help staying on course now.
Thanks for your good-to-my-ears comment. I used to think that inside me was a skinny dog just trying to get out. I found I could usually keep her quiet with cookies, but that wasn't a good solution to my weight problem.
The weight loss issue deserves a heavy response, because 89% of women in America also think they need to lose weight. You and your husband can be each other's coach and motivator (not watchdog) Try winning together by losing together. Look upon your past attempts at permanent weight loss as a learning experience, not a failure. Losing 50 pounds is a commend-a-bull achievement. Think about why your former strategies didn't work long-term, and then use that as a guideline when you devise a new strategy. Discover what triggers you to eat by keeping a food diary, and charting accompanying events and emotions. It's all about having a steady diet of exercising more and eating less. As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Here are my suggestions and healthy habits that are do-a-bull:
How do you maintain that girlish figure? I spend MINUTES on the treadmill and can't lose the potbelly.
What do you advise?
My jowls are blushing.
From 25%-40% of all dogs are overweight. Grrrrrrr. Canine obesity can lead
to high blood pressure, liver and kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, and intestinal problems which could put us at greater risk when being anesthetized for surgical procedures. Ruff! Have someone run her/his hand across your side, and if your ribs can't be felt, and you have a belly-drag, it might be time to start cutting out some kibbles,. Get to a vet before starting a weight-loss plan, because there are dangerous conditions such as hypothyroidism and congestive heart failure that make themselves known with weight gain. Demanding modeling sessions, brisk walks, wrestling with Zoe and Zee Zee, and limiting fatty snacks all help tuck my tummy. (There's not too much I can do about my waddle and my wrinkles.) I try to eat less, and exercise more. "A romp a day keeps the rump at bay" is an adopt-a-bull motto. Short of going to a Fido Flab Farm, you might try these suggestions:
Ann-si Li, D.V.M., believes garlic is a good weight loss tool. If you're small, eating 1/4 -1/2 clove crushed garlic, and if you're large, eating 1 to 2 cloves per day with food might improve your digestive system. However, eating the garlic does put you at risk for being permanently put out of the bedroom and living room. To determine your maintenance energy requirement (MER), and learn more about pet nutrition, go to petdiets.com. If you drop the pounds, going for "Best of Show in Lean Body Mass" could be EZ!