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putznanu
01-30-2012, 03:21 PM
In September 2011, I made a bet with my partner on getting a dog. If I lost more (as a % of total body weight) we would get a puppy - if she lost more, we wouldn't. Well, I WON! In the time from 9/27/11 through 1/25/12 I lost 43 lbs :carrot: or 12.08% of my total body weight and she didn't (I won't be specific on her numbers), so once she is home for good (sometime in July) we will be getting a new puppy!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot: I am so happy! and now our gym is having a "biggest loser' contest and the grand prize if $500 - so now I have something else to motivate me. Anyway, even though I haven't been here in a long time I had to share with those that would understand. Thanks for 'listening'

Debbie :D


EagleRiverDee
01-30-2012, 03:40 PM
That's awesome- and not only that, but a dog is a great workout partner! Dogs make great walking, jogging, hiking and skiing companions (depending on the breed, of course!)

Enjoy! And I hope you will consider a rescue puppy either from the pound or from a local rescue group. So many dogs need good homes. :)

Sum38
01-30-2012, 03:43 PM
AWWWW!! And dogs are great what comes to walks. Treadmill does not whine and bark at you :D

My puppy (she is 7 :)) keeps me going each day... I don't think I would walk this much without her.

And congrats on your weighloss! You rock!


mammasita
01-30-2012, 03:43 PM
How exciting!! What kind of puppy?

lisa07
01-30-2012, 05:37 PM
Yes, I want to know what kind of puppy as well. We are looking to get a puppy for my 16 year old boy. We are tossing around the idea of either a boxer or a pug.

lovemydoggiesx2
01-30-2012, 05:42 PM
Dogs are great, and puppies even better. I have 2 Golden Retrievers and I might be a little bias but they are the most awesome, loveable and loyal dogs out there!

Irishowl
01-30-2012, 05:54 PM
Congratulations! Dogs are wonderful! I got my 21 month old chiweenie from the local animal shelter when he was 8 weeks old and about 2lbs. 6 months later I went to the SPCA and got him a friend, a 5 year old chihuaha. They are best friends and keep my partner and I well entertained!

Shannon

makingthechanges
01-30-2012, 09:20 PM
Best reward ever!!! Congrats!

putznanu
02-09-2012, 11:32 PM
That's awesome- and not only that, but a dog is a great workout partner! Dogs make great walking, jogging, hiking and skiing companions (depending on the breed, of course!)

Enjoy! And I hope you will consider a rescue puppy either from the pound or from a local rescue group. So many dogs need good homes. :)

Yes, we are definately going with a rescue! I think they are the healthiest, no in breeding, etc. :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::D

putznanu
02-09-2012, 11:35 PM
Dogs are great, and puppies even better. I have 2 Golden Retrievers and I might be a little bias but they are the most awesome, loveable and loyal dogs out there!

I totally agree. We lost our golden, Sophie, on May 30, 2011 - thus the arguement on whether or not to get a puppy. I would love to get another golden, but we are getting older and goldens are big dogs - a little too much for us to handle now. :(

BTW thanks to everyone for the kind comments!

Samba
02-09-2012, 11:40 PM
A puppy!! yay! I am a dog person for sure. Nine in the house right now. Congrats!

cookiedough34
02-10-2012, 09:39 AM
Aww lovely i love my puppy shes 15 months a German shepard x husky they keep you on your toes and make you walk :)

bandit bear
02-11-2012, 01:52 AM
Dogs are great, and puppies even better. I have 2 Golden Retrievers and I might be a little bias but they are the most awesome, loveable and loyal dogs out there!

They seriously are. Even though mine is only 4 months old and seems to LOVE to jump on me and nip me (and pretty much ONLY me) and loves to tear my clothes, and sometimes he has me in tears because he frustrates me to no end.... he's so affectionate and adorable and smart.

I just can't wait until he's out of this whole "let's jump on mommy and tear up her clothes" phase.

melodymist
02-11-2012, 02:57 AM
I just can't wait until he's out of this whole "let's jump on mommy and tear up her clothes" phase.

hahaha, I just love the way you said that!

bandit bear
02-13-2012, 04:47 PM
It's funny because that's exactly what he does! He'll jump on me, grab by shirt, and RRRRIIIPPP! he rarely does it to my husband too! He is getting better though, through lots of training, thank God!

guynna
02-13-2012, 08:23 PM
Hurrah for rescues! I have a husky-corgi 2-year-old who is... amazing. I just love her and love her and love her!

I hope your partner will *also* come to love the newcomer, and congrats on your biggest-loserness!!

putznanu
02-13-2012, 08:58 PM
hahaha, I just love the way you said that!

My Sophie was like that for about two years, but she was the gentlest, most loving puppy I've ever known after that "puppy phase". Yours will get there too!

bandit bear
02-14-2012, 02:47 PM
I totally agree. We lost our golden, Sophie, on May 30, 2011 - thus the arguement on whether or not to get a puppy. I would love to get another golden, but we are getting older and goldens are big dogs - a little too much for us to handle now. :(

BTW thanks to everyone for the kind comments!

If you or your partner is home during the day, you should get a keeshond. They are the most loving, loyal, sweetest dogs. I had one growing up and she was just a doll. They are one-owner dogs, and they can get really bad anxiety if left alone all day, and pretty much need someone to be home all day. They're about 30 lbs for females. They do require some exercise, as they can get a little fat (Smokey was a little chubchub but not overweight) if not walked every day.

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/keeshond.htm

Or there's always Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, who are basically lap dogs and bred to just be with you. I wanted one of those but my husband wanted a bigger dog so we got Bandit and couldn't be happier.