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Easter Week .......Doggies Diet.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Following is a copy of a post from Facebook from a little over a week ago......
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The first thing Hubby said when he came in last night was boy Bruiser has gotten fat....Scamp, who eats anything that don't eat him first, has been fat for a while. I chalked it up to getting them fixed. But I think it is because we were feeding Scamp cheep dog food and feeding Bruiser the same food as the puppies which was Iams Puppy Food. So that tonight we had to get more dog food and we have put the two Chubby Puppies on diet food. I am curious as to how fast they will lose weight.....hope it is faster than I lose weight!

We separate all the dogs when we feed them....Scamp will wolf down his food and make a bee line to eat everyone's feed dish to help them. He is the biggest and pretty much can take anyone's food without much of a challenge. Padre caught him lying on the floor beside Cody's kennel and sticking his tongue through the wires and eating Cody's food a piece at a time like an ant eater. That was before his diet food. Of course another problem is ....always with Cody, Diva and Bruiser is. . . will they like it enough to eat it. Cody and Diva are really crazy eaters I think their dish holds about 3/4 of a cup of feed each. ...which takes them Breakfast and Supper time to eat . . if they eat it all......it takes Diva two days sometimes to eat that...of course with the supplemental feedings of rabbit poo and dandelions and other grasses and weeds they find in the yard maybe that is all they need. When I gave them their bath Friday night they were not skinny....so I guess they are doing ok on their feed.

We gave Bruiser his supper a little while ago....the new diet food......and the kitten, Stretch came and started eating his food. He sat there and waited till his kitten had all he wanted then Bruiser cleaned out his dish. I guess he liked it and as usual Scamp licked his bowl clean. Scamp weighs 26.2 pounds and Bruiser weighs 14.8 pounds....we will check back on their weight in a week. (FYI Stretch weighs 7.2 pounds). He eats all the time....we called him Garfield for the first few days. Remember?

Well that is what is happening here ...wet and fat doggies. Hubby is changing filters and I am working on keeping everyone fed and healthy. It is still a Blessed Sunday. I am thankful for the rain....

How is your day. . .
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I am now Happy to Report.....a week of the new food: Scamp now weighs 18.6 for a loss of 7.6 pounds and Bruiser his now 12.2 pounds for a loss of 2.6. I had lost one pound.

I am in the middle of preparing for Easter dinner. And of course that includes sweets. I made Cream puff shells yesterday .....and I will make the cream later in the week. I am also making a Vanilla and Chocolate Marbled Flourless Cake for the chocolate lovers. Have boiled my fresh beets and eggs and have made my pickled eggs. I must run to town to get my ham and a few other things and then I have got to get to cleaning and cooking. Hope to rest in between so I don't get down in the back.

Hope you all have a Blessed Week......don't forget why we celebrate. . .with all the bunnies and chickies..... There was a Lamb that was slain for us.

  
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KAB7801 4/14/2014 11:54PM

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MARAGRAM 4/14/2014 4:32PM

    emoticon , that sounds like fun!

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KING_SLAYER 4/14/2014 3:22PM

    Hmmm, maybe we should try eating the diet doggy food??? Seems to work like a charm for them! Of course I don't plan on supplementing with rabbit (or cat) poo so maybe I will be missing out on something!

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RHOOK20047 4/14/2014 2:22PM

    Amen, I wish it was that easy for us! Good for your dogs, though, it is amazing the amount of sugar in many dog foods and treats. We have a diabetic Siberian Huskey who gets insulin so we have to watch that pretty quickly. He looked like we hated him when we cut out the junk treats and put him on his diet, but he is lean and mean looking now, not really a little sweetie.

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SILVER_WOLF1221 4/14/2014 1:45PM

    emoticon emoticon I wish we could lose weight like doggies! Even to have their energy sometimes!

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Saturday.....

Saturday, April 12, 2014



Just a quick note to say Hi to all my Spark Friends. I am doing ok for the shape I am in. Hee Hee

I spent the day yesterday in the kitchen cleaning out my produce drawer and making bone broth....I have been doing some reading and it says that it is good for joints and bones among other things....lots of other good things. So I bought some bony chickens and baked them cleaned the meat off the bones and then roasted the bones till golden then boiled them all day...with spices and veggies.....I also cooked some beets and boiled some eggs for pickled beets and eggs ...they should be good for Easter. Anyway ....yesterday was a full day on my feet...and by evening my back and my knee was hurting. I hurt throughout the night.... so this morning I am drinking my broth and lying around to rest my back. Standing and sitting hurts it ....my back is not out again it is just sore.

Hubby is on his way home !!!! emoticon Y'all have a great and Blessed Saturday and Sunday. Tomorrow is Psalms Sunday.....

  
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KING_SLAYER 4/12/2014 9:16PM

    I know all too well how being on your feet for too long can be troubling if you have a bad back. I hope you find some comfort and your back feels better soon.

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Good Morning....or Good Afternoon

Wednesday, April 09, 2014



Just a quick note to check in today....it has been a few days. I think I am going to have a streak and then something happens. My mouse died. Before you get all tearry on me it was my computer mouse and just needed batteries. The weather has been wet and cold....not like some of you I am sure .....but cold for Texas and for me ...so I chose not to go to town till this weekend when Hubby was home.

I was busy, of course and here it is Wednesday, HUMP DAY and I am just getting back on here.

My back is still giving me problems, although I can now function. I can walk and do my chores....walk my dogs several times a day but I have trouble bending unless all the way to the floor ....then it is the getting up that is the problem. That in between place of up and down is the painful place. But compared to where I've been ....I am much better.

Hubby's truck was hit last Saturday....when he was on his way home..... He was not hurt and the truck was drive-able but messed up in the front. It was a brand new truck ...he had had for three days. The other driver was taken to the hospital after trying to cross 6 lanes of traffic ...hit a car before hitting Hubby's big truck. I hope the other person is OK and I bet they will not try that again. He has to unload his truck to get in another one so they can fix his truck. That is such a pain....it is like clearing out an apartment. He has everything he needs to live in that truck.

Still working on the bathroom.....still taking care of the dogs and cats. Everything still remains the same ....
Hope you all are having a great Spring day... Hope you are meeting your health goals.

  
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NHES220 4/9/2014 5:34PM

    Glad your hubby was not hurt. Hope your back is feeling better and the weather improves!

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KING_SLAYER 4/9/2014 4:51PM

    I'm glad that your back is doing better, hopefully it continues to getting better and you can start doing cart wheels and jumping around!

Sorry to hear about the truck, but at least your hubby is ok (most important thing) and hopefully the other driver will be fine as well. It's one thing to get a small dent or paint scratch in a new truck, those things make you stop worrying about damaging your new baby. But to do enough damage to require serious repairs, that sucks. Makes it no longer a new truck!

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SILVER_WOLF1221 4/9/2014 1:32PM

    wow. I'm glad your hubby is ok and hopefully the other person is also ok, I bet you're right and they won't be making that mistake again. I have sisters that live in Texas and during the winter I think it went down in the 30's one day and they were saying how it was freezing, I live in Ohio and we had negative weather. I laughed but understood that this wasn't the norm for them. Hopefully your back continues to get better and the weather starts being pretty!

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KAB7801 4/9/2014 1:22PM

    Omg, I bet he cried!

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April Fools Day.....Everyone

Tuesday, April 01, 2014



I have been doctor in my back since Saturday....between the rest, muscle relaxers and some exercises I am now walking upright. That is good since last Saturday I was crawling or walking sorta like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. One hip high and one hip low and hunched over ..scooting my feet because I could not lift my feet. I managed to care for the puppies and myself. Had some food already cooked up and all I had to do was heat it in the microwave.

I was making ready to go grocery shopping when it happened ....so today I am going....I am out of everything.

My back is still sore so I will have to take it easy. Have a great day.

  
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RRUDEPARANORMAL 4/2/2014 5:39AM

    I had echoes of sympathy pains when I read this. A long time ago, after my son was born, my back had me literally crawling too.

I hope the shopping went well and that the improvement continues.

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KAB7801 4/1/2014 10:04PM

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STEVEN_D 4/1/2014 2:07PM

    Be careful with your back, I cannot imagine the pain. I do want to thank you for "The Optimist Creed", I copied and printed it. I need to hear that kind of thinking every day. get well soon!

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KING_SLAYER 4/1/2014 1:41PM

    Do be careful while shopping! Keep your shoulders and hips lined up straight when doing any bending. I know all too well about shuffling my feet and walking like the hunchback. It's no fun!

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Research Grapfruit and Medications...

Saturday, March 29, 2014







I just want to start with this appeal....

Read the warnings, side effects and information that comes from the pharmacy with your medication. I have been on my medication for years. It works and has not been changed. My medication for blood pressure is a diuretic, as a matter of fact two diuretics. No Channel blockers or calcium blockers. Because I had been on this medication for years....I had not been reading my pharmacy papers for years. After a few people ask me if Grapefruit interacted with my meds.....I decided to check again.

I am ok....but there are blood pressure meds that grapefruit can interact with plus..... other medications like cholesterol lowering medications. So read up on you own specific medications and follow their lead. One other tidbit of information that I found interesting is that Grapefruit may interfere with the metabolism of estrogen and there fore was suggested if you have breast cancers then it may be wise to avoid Grapefruit. More studies needed of course.
Blood Pressure Medication
Some blood pressure medications enter the bloodstream too quickly if you drink grapefruit juice with them. These include nifedipine, nicardipine, felodipine, nisoldipine, nimodipine and isradapine. If you take any of these medications, ask your doctor if you should avoid grapefruit juice.

I have enjoyed these Grapefruit and will continue .....

Hope you are having a great Saturday... Blessings

  
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JTREMBATH 3/29/2014 9:25PM

    Hubby and I cannot take grapefruit for that reason as we both take something that it does not agree with.

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BACCAGIRL 3/29/2014 7:40PM

    Thanks for sharing such an important fact! I have always assumed that because none of my Dr.'s have told me to stop eating grapefruit, I must be fine-so thanks for the tip--time to re-read those information handouts that the pharmacy gives me!!

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MERRYMARY42 3/29/2014 7:24PM

    that was good of you to follow up with this, Thanks, I know I am not supposed to eat Grapefruit, although like shell fish, I do sometimes have some anyway, grapefruit never enough to bother me, but oh, do I get a reaction to shell fish, when I eat it, I think it is worth it but somedays, when I am red and swollen, I am not so sure. emoticon

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/29/2014 6:55PM

    My DH is on a lipid lowering med. I asked the pharmacist about grapefruit interactions. He could not suggest a safe amount of grapefruit to eat while on the med so my DH had to give it up. It's a shame since grapefruit is such a healthy choice otherwise.


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AQUAGIRL08 3/29/2014 6:11PM

    Thanks for the reminder! I will recheck mine. emoticon emoticon

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NHES220 3/29/2014 3:57PM

    I avoid it because of the interaction with one of my medications. Thankfully I'm not a big fan anyway.
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ALICIA214 3/29/2014 1:24PM

 


Always makes god sense to read possible sire effects when taking medication.....


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