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Old 09-13-2012, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just adopted a 10-year old chihuahua, Emmie. She's kind of a fat girl & so am I. We're going to get fit together. Looking to lose weight and so is Emmie.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to FITDAY and congratulations on making the decision to get fit!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think its great to work at getting fitter and losing weight with your dog! Nothing like a dog begging for a walk to get us out of the chair and out the door
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Use the same philosophy that you will use for your dog. Measure its food. Smart treats. Walk, be active, play. Stay the course.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think its great to work at getting fitter and losing weight with your dog! Nothing like a dog begging for a walk to get us out of the chair and out the door
I'm working on a 10% weight loss for her and me. She's now at 12.5 and 10% will be a 1.25 lb. loss. I'll see how that works for her. Mine is 23 lbs. I'll work on another 10% after that.

We're both working on portion control and laying off the snacks. And just started taking her for short walks - Emmie's stamina isn't too good yet. I've started walking on my lunch breaks while at work. I also need to start off slow - I've had to deal with plantar faciitis and achilles tendonitis in the last year. Took a long time to heal (lack of usual walking routine also inspired weight gain) so I don't ever want to go back to that.

Thanks for the encouragement!
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I just adopted a 10-year old chihuahua, Emmie. She's kind of a fat girl & so am I. We're going to get fit together. Looking to lose weight and so is Emmie.

Hi Emmie, welcome!
Your post gave me a little chuckle this morning . I suspect you and your little buddy will great co-motivators!
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