Well it looks like I won’t have to go on a formal diet or a diet plan like slimquick after all. Ever since we got our puppy in November my activity level has gone way up!
I’d gained a bit of weight due to being on prednisone and because I’ve been in so much pain over the last two years that I just haven’t been very active at all. Actually as time went on I became less and less active. You might have called me a couch potato.
Just to show you how inactive I must have become … When we’d only had our puppy, who’s very very active, for three weeks I went to see my pain doctor. I think that was December 15th or so. She weighs me every time I see her much to my dismay! Even if I hadn’t been gain weight I’d still have hated being weighed every visit. Well I was pleased to see that I’d lost 10lb according to her scale.
We’ve had our puppy for just under two months now and I’ve lost 25 lb. It won’t take much longer for me to be back in shape!
One of the reasons we got the puppy was to keep me company and to get me a little more motivated to exercise. I’d wanted to get more active but when you are always in pain it’s very hard to will yourself to go out for a walk or even to go out in the garden to look at your flowers let alone work in the garden. However, when you have a dog, especially a puppy, you must get moving. Puppies need to go outside about ten times a day when they are young. Of course now that Midnight is 4.5 months old and has some bladder control she’s not going out that often anymore, but we are talking longer walks. It’s good for both of us.
If you have a young pet at home did you notice that you lost a bit of weight or started to get in better shape as a result of all the extra walks you were doing?