Thank goodness for James. If it wasnâ€™t for his guilt-inducing puppy eyes, I might have never peeled myself away from my desk during my lunch break for a nice, long walk.
2.0 miles, done and done. Thanks, buddy!
Speaking of puppy eyesâ€¦
Maggie has been workinâ€™ it lately. You see, last time I took Maggie to the vet, the vet felt around her abdomen, stepped back and stared at her waist, and said, â€œYou know sheâ€™s still overweight, right?â€ Immediately, I replied, â€œSheâ€™s not overweight! You told me last time that she was a perfect weight.â€ He stared at me like I was delusional, flipped through his records, and pointed to the part where he had written â€˜informed owner that dog needs to lose weight.â€™ Oops. You hear what you want to hear, right? Anyway, so Maggie was put on a strict diet (basically portion control) as well as an exercise program (around the block with bigger and faster James). Healthy living time for Maggie Britney Spears Thatcher (yes, that is her full name; donâ€™t judge).
The vet also recommended that we stop giving her so many dog treats and feed her carrots and apples instead, which she is obsessed with â€“ hence the puppy eyes. I canâ€™t even slice an apple without her little brown eyes boring into my soul. The result? Maggie has lost several pounds and is near a healthy weight; very important for dachshund spines!
Thatâ€™s my story of the day.
And hereâ€™s lunch:
A healthier version of Chinese fried rice â€“ I combined brown rice, carrots (one for Maggie, a handful for meâ€¦), kale, and two scrambled eggs with a drizzle of soy sauce. Mmm.
Plus, a raspberry/banana smoothie and a bunch of pumpkin seeds.
Friday dance time!