Losing Weight is NOT Easy!

Losing weight is NOT easy!


When I first saw Que in the shelter, he’d already shed 30 pounds from the time his owners surrendered him four months prior. Thirty pounds in four months! And in just a little over a month, since we’ve had him, he’s lost almost ten more! He lives for his half cup of food two times a day and…


Can you imagine? His favorite treat is frozen green beans. He doesn’t care for them thawed, though. lol. And if I still have another closed tight in my hand, he knows it! Can you blame him?

β€œIf you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.” ~Phil Pastoret

Losing weight is NOT easy.

He’s worked hard. The shelter enlisted the help of the community and volunteers offered to walk him. Now, at our house, every time we go outside for a potty break, we make several laps around the house. In the evenings, he rides to the park where he gets a change of scenery for…you guessed it, more walking.

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Our big fella. Still another 30 to go.

Losing weight is NOT easy.

I can relate. I was active in sports into my 20’s. After two kids and working at a sedentary desk job, forty pounds found their way around my hips and waist. With the Atkins diet, I lost those forty pounds, but it’s been a real struggle to keep the weight off. Like a teeter totter going up and down, up and down.

Maybe with all this walking, I might drop a few pounds too. Even so, they’ll probably find their way back again. lol.

What’s your pet’s favorite treat? Do you struggle with maintaining a healthy weight? What’s helped you?


9 thoughts on “Losing Weight is NOT Easy!

  1. Aw…he’s looking quite svelte! That’s funny he likes frozen green beans. I love beans too, but I’ve never tried them frozen. In order to keep my head on straight, I work out every day…so far, it’s helped me maintain a normal weight. xo

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    • Lol, I’ve never eaten frozen green beans, either. Ick. I admire you for working out every day, Jill. That takes tremendous discipline and motivation. I really must get better about that. Happy Wednesday, sweet friend. πŸ’Ÿ

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