I took my dogs to the vet today to get their nails clipped and filed (and Boo had to get his annual check up and shots). I found out that they both need to lose weight. Boo only needs to lose a couple of pounds, but Sophia needs to lose about 10-13lbs!
I was overfeeding them their dog food and had no idea 😦 I feel so guilty that I didn’t even realize it. So now they’ll both be getting less food so that they can get back down to a healthy weight range for their build. With eating less and still going on our daily morning walks, the vet said they’ll get their weight back down soon enough.
Aside from this weighty matter, things are going well. Yesterday I spent time making piles of clothing to give away and piles of things I am throwing out.
I don’t like having a lot of “stuff” or clutter, so I am really cutting down on things. If I have not worn something or looked at it in over a year, it’s outta here!
Sunday I decided to make a batch of chocolate chip pancakes just for the fun of it 🙂
They turned out OK, but I forgot to add any baking powder so they lacked big time in fluffiness. But the chocolate chips made up in taste!
In the mix:
- 1/4 c flour
- 1/2 c oats
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 2 egg whites (for added protein)
- splash of almond milk
- pumpkin pie spice
I blended everything up in my food processor and cooked up 4 pancakes. I added the chocolate chips once I ladled the batter onto the pan.
I drizzled agave nectar on top of the cooked pancakes and enjoyed some sliced fresh strawberries on the side.
Throughout the weekend I enjoyed many of the chocolate chip cookies I cooked up earlier last week.
This morning after the 2 mile walk with the dogs, I cooked up 2 eggs over easy, a whole grain english muffin, and had some sliced strawberries on the side.
I am still plowing through my fridge and freezer and finishing up food before I move (a week from Friday!). Today’s lunch was some whole wheat cheese tortellini (that I have had in my freezer for a while now) with added frozen veggies and parmesan cheese.
Foam rolling and stretching followed by a 1 mile jog on the treadmill + 5 minutes of walking
- Push ups 3 sets x 10 reps
- Walking Lunges 3 x 20
- Lat Pull Down 3 x 10
- Hamstring Curl Machine 3 x 10
- Cable Row 3 x 10
- Overhead Shoulder Press (using dumbbells) 3×10
I ended my workout with 10 minutes on the Arc Trainer followed by some stretching and foam rolling.
Have you ever had an overweight pet?
Are you a pack rat in your home? Or do you like to stay clutter free?