Saturday, April 30, 2011

Starting off Right

So last night Vladdy spent the full night in his kennel for the first time since we got him.  I had to get up three times to silence him but each time he eventually laid down and went back to sleep.  No messes in the kennel when we got up this morning so I got dressed straight away, chugged a glass of water and took him for a nice long walk (1.8 miles) with a few sprints here and there to tire him out and reduce the chance of mischief.

Last night I found myself in a wrestling match with him because he was playing with Codee and got a little bit too worked up.  When Codee decided it was time to call it quits Vladdy wouldn't take a hint, then ran around mouthing everything in the house except the chew toys so I decided to put him on a time out.  I picked him up and held him on his back in my lap and he struggled and squirmed and fought for probably 20-30 minutes but I just wrestled with him until he gave in.  When he finally relaxed and I set him on the floor he laid down and went straight to sleep and I have to admit, I was pretty tired too ... he's a big, lunky, awkward pup!

Now I'm going to shower, fix a cup of coffee and write my paper for my geology class.  Then maybe we'll go for another walk this afternoon when it gets a little bit warmer and maybe another one with Snackers after he gets home from work.  All this walking is already showing a difference in Vladdy.  He's building a lot of muscle in his chest and haunches which is great because he needs it to support his ginormous heavy bones.  Oh ... it's having a good affect on me too ... this morning's weigh-in was 238.5!!!

8 glasses of water
1/2 serving pickles and pb
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 cup seafood soup
8 oz orange roughy
1 cup broccoli florets
2 pieces homemade baklava substitute
Daily Caloric Intake: 921

Stairs: 6 flights
Walking/Jogging: 1.8 miles (morning walk) w/Vladdy
Walking/Jogging: 3.1 miles (evening walk) w/ Vladdy, Piper, and Snackers


  1. Congratulations on your weight-loss to date. Very impressive!

  2. Thanks! I've got one more day to keep it below 240 and I can officially log it ... I'm sooooo close to 50 lbs I can taste it!

  3. Good for you! I have always said walking was the magic bullet.
    I am glad to see that your calories are up a little, over 1000 anyway, but honestly, I think you need to be eating more. On April 19th I posted a link on my blog that I think is very accurate with regard to how many calories we need, and what our body does if we dont get them. Have a look, you might find it interesting.
    Good job on staying on track even though you are stalled for the moment, tons would have thrown in the towel, and felt worse for it.

  4. Just catching up on your posts. I'm waiting to see what the official weigh in will be. I've got my fingers crossed! :)

    Congrats on the kitty and doggie! They've got such cute faces and they both have that "who, me?" look .... you've better watch out! :D