Saturday, December 13, 2008

SOPHIE'S WEIGH IN ON 12/13

Sophie Bumpass & Brian Boru Beau-Maine Bumpass

Hey Hounders,
I'm the newest Bumpass Hound, Sophie. This is my first time doing the blog post, so Boru offered to stand by me since he's such an old hand at it. He's my very first BFKB (Best Friend Kitty Buddy). I'm being fostered for the time being while my mom is in the hospital; she's very sick so my dad couldn't take care of me while he was working all day and at the hospital visiting mom in the afternoon and evening or, when she was home, taking care of mom. I've been here in Bumpass for 4 weeks now. I've got a little bit of a weight problem so I'm taking the Nanook Challenge; if the Jersey Boy can do it, so can I. Last June, according to my medical record, I weighed 147 pounds. I was carrying a lot more weight than was good for me so I was put on a diet. I was down to 132 pounds when I joined the Bumpass Hounds. I've been eating low fat kibble and only measured amounts since I got here. A week after arriving I weighed in at 128.5 pounds; a week later I was 124 pounds. I realize that some of that weight loss was due to the fact that I now have to negotiate stairs to get in and out of the Bumpass house. But my restricted food intake is helping. Two weeks ago I weighed 122 lbs when Shelby was sick and we went to the vet. The Bumpass Dad took me in to the vet today to deliver our Christmas Card and I weighed in at less than 120 pound but more than 119. My step-dad was all excited and he called my step-mom to let her know how well I was doing. My goal is to loose about a pound a week. I'd like to be below 100 pounds by May and be down to my target of 70 pounds by next Christmas. I figure that even though a lady doesn't usually discuss her weight that I'd go on record so that I don't fall off the diet wagon and face even greater embarrassment. I think having a rooting section can only help me out. So I'll be posting my weight about every 2 weeks if y'all don't mind. Jubal, Homer J., and Jack are helping me by stealing food out of my bowl at meal time if I don't pay attention and guard it. Thanks guys; I really appreciate your sacrifice.
Okay hounders, I'm counting on your support. Thanks.
- Sophie

6 comments:

Ruby said...

Way to go Sophie. Keep up the good work. I'm rooting for you.
Love Ruby

Gus said...

Way to go Sophie! I am ALWAYS on a diet, but we have just recently gotten me below the 30 lb mark. That may not sound bad to you, but even though I am tall at the shoulder for a wirey fellow, I should still be between 25 and 27. It is a very irritating process, is it not? I have muzzer and Teka to support me. Teka steals treats right out from under my nose, and muzzer tries not to give any treats without deducting it from my kibble. So I lose both ways. Ya snooze, ya lose. According to muzzer anyway.

I will watch your progress and write supportive songs, if you tell me your favorite tunes.

kisses
gussie

Peanut said...

You go girl

Mogley G. Retriever said...

I love your Christmas slide show. You are a wonderful group.

Thanks for your support and wonderful comments on all things dog.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Way to go Sophie! As a formerly "festively plump all year round" girl myself, I know losing weight is hard work. My brother poo-face Salvador helps by stealing my dinner almost every night. I hope you're being nice to my friend Boru :)

Huffle Mawson

Shilo said...

Hey Sophie,
Keep up the good work. When I was rescued I was 125, now I am a svelte 90 (even the vet says I am a big golden!)

So hang in there, it is tough especially when you think you did something spectacular and should be rewarded with a treat. Sometimes a nice pat on the head and a cuddle is a more than satisfactory substitute!
Your buddy,
Shilo

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