Wednesday, January 16, 2013


The other day I noticed that Jimmy was hesitating before he would jump up on the sofa or the bed.
Then I noticed while he was at work with me, that he didn't seem to want to run and play with his buddy like he usually does.
(One of the vet techs brings her little terrier with her everyday to play with him.)
But when he hesitated before jumping out of the van and then gave a little cry,
I decided to have Doc take a look at him.
Jimmy's back was out. So Doc gave him an adjustment.
As he was feeling down Jimmy's spine and doing what he does, I asked if he thought Jimmy was too heavy.
"How much does he weigh?" He asked.
I said that the last time I weighed him he was 18 lbs.
Doc gave me that "look".
So after the chiropractic adjustment, I walked Jimmy up front and put him on the walk-on scale.
30 lbs.
I took Jimmy off and I stepped on it..........

After a month of holiday goodies, Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas dinner and New Years Day dinner
I have gained almost exactly the same amount.
Doc said I have to reduce Jimmy's meals down to 1/2 cup twice a day, instead of the 1 cup twice a day plus treats that he's been getting.
Jimmy is back to running and playing like he always has.
Doc said that his back was really out, I'm not sure if it was just the extra weight or from one of the dogs jumping on him or from his rough and rowdy playing.
And for me?
Two words.
Weight Watchers.


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

POOR Jimmy...I know what weight watchers is!!!!!! I am glad the vet tech could ease his pain. What a joy to be able to take your babies to work with you. Peace, Mary Helen
Fernandez Stewart

sassypackrat said...

I completely understand this. Lita couldn't jump on the couch anymore and she would limp, she didn't want to go for walks. Vet said put her on a diet or she's gonna die, I freaked out and she's lost almost all of the weight the vet wanted and is back to her normal happy self. I lost 13 pounds myself and have much more to go. You can do it! Both of you!

An Urban Cottage said...

I hear you. I have yet to start my New Year's resolution.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Hope Jimmy's back gets better fast. I am scared to get on the scales. I didn't eat that much over Xmas but the last month with Mom being whole schedule is off...I feel fatter. I'm sure I am... Mom is insisting on foods being in the house that I NEVER have in the I'm snacking. I usually don't snack. I'm feeling frustrated and resentful...that I want my routine back. I don't keep certain foods in the house because I will eat them and I will gain weight.

That said...I HATE weight watchers. I don't want to go to a meeting and sit around and talk about food. I want to think about food as little as possible...that is what works for me.

Anonymous said...

I guess it was a while since You weighed him the last time :-) :-) :-)

But Christmas does that to us all, the important thing is that we don't keep on eating like we do during Christmas :-)

Have a great day!

Cynthia Myers said...

Oh Nita! I won't be going to meetings.
I'm much too poor for that and besides I'm too much of a tightwad even if I had the $$. I'm just going to count "points" and do it by myself. I figure that I can plan it out in advance and then just do it and not think about it.
(At least I can have some chocolate this way.) :D

Robin Kent said...

When I took the cats to the vet for their check up, the vet was pleased with the weight of my insatiable black male kitty. He's been on a special weight loss formula and is not happy about the quanitiy. Wish someone would feed me that way. I could use some discipline.