This is a new monthly blog hop started by BoingyDog from California,Paws and Pedals from Australia and Gizmo Terrier Torrent from Florida. This hop will be the first Monday of each month.
This is what they have to say about the hop: Welcome to the Walk Your Dog Blog Hop, a monthly celebration of the joy to be found in the simple act of leashing up your dog and heading out the door… If you want to make plans to join us next time, the date will be Monday, December 2nd…
I just found out about this today on Gizmo’s
blog. I wanted to join because I have been out walking my dog so wanted to share in the fun. This time of year I don’t walk the dogs on a leash. Our walking consists of going hunting, when hunting the dogs aren’t on a leash but they are walking, running, swimming which means they are still getting exercise. I am getting exercise also as I am right there with them in the walking and running department, I try to avoid swimming as I can’t swim, so I will leave that to the dogs as we know they are retrievers so they can do all the retrieving in the water.
This post is going to be about me. Last February I went to the doctor and of course got weighed. I had no idea how much I weighed, I new my clothes were fitting a little snug but I thought I still looked alright. Boy was I in for a rude awaking when the nurse told me I weighed 166#! Mind you I am 5.2″ and believe my heaviest was around 150#. I told her she must be seeing things. When she left the room I threw off all my clothes and jumped back on the scale and yup 166#. When the doctor came in I told him the scale told me I was fat. It was then I decided I needed to make a life change. My sister-in-law Lynn was already using My Fitness Pal
phone app for tracking her caloric and exercise intake. So I started using that program, grabbed my leashes and started walking my dogs (Nellie is overweight also so this was good for her too).
With many dog walks and counting my calories I reached by goal in 6 months. I am happy to report I lost 36# and a whole lot of inches on my body. I am on maintenance calories now and still maintaining my weight. Walking the dogs, hunting with the dogs is what keeps me maintaining. So this is a win win situation for me and for the dogs!
Here are a couple before and after pictures of me:
August 2012 to June 2013
Here I am with Gambler.
August 2012 to June 2012
Here I am with Glory.
So grab that leash and get out and walk it will do the bodies wonders!
Thanks again to our host for this blog hop: BoingyDog from California,Paws and Pedals from Australia and Gizmo Terrier Torrent from Florida.
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