Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Veg of the Week

... Yummmm.

I'm posting from my phone again, so please excuse the lack of the Veg of the Week banner. The pics below are of a quick easy breakfast sandwich! I first heard of Gimme Lean veg "sausage/beef" in the Skinny B*tch in the Kitch vegan cook book. I finally decided to try it one day. So I cut a slice from the tube, formed it into a pattie, and cooked over medium heat in a pan until browned. Then I just grabbed two pieces if bread, spinach, nayonaise, and vegan Daiya cheese. Put it all together and enjoy! This takes no longer than 15 minutes at the most. I cut up a few fresh strawberries for a fresh springy feel. Eating vegan is oh so yum. :). Have you ever tried Gimme Lean? The only thing I didn't like it that it looked so much like real sausage, it felt weird! But it was very good, and cruelty freeeee. See pics below!

Browning in pan...

Love Nayonaise!

A fresh filling meal, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Shadow approves. If you dont believe her, her eyes will get even bigger, hehe.

~Trying new foods, -Anna (&the Pooches)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Operation: Healthify Shadow Week 4

I finally found my laptop charger and was able to update Shadow's weight loss pictures! So these are from last weekend/week 4. It doesn't look like she's lost much more, but we have stuck to her meal plan.

See those lumps on her back in the week 4 picture below? We were worried and decided to take her to the vet. They said it is just unproportional fat... They tested her thyroid just to make sure that didn't have anything to do with her weight, and the test came back normal!
She was weighed at the vet, and weighs 68.5 pounds. The vet said to aim for about 60 pounds for her. They also said we could pop in once a month or so to use their scale and help keep track. I think I will also start taking her measurements to help keep track, because these pictures are not always very accurate. If they are taken at different angles, or farther or closer away, etc. she looks different. So...I am going to keep taking the pics, and also start taking measurements and weighing her about once a month! Our vet is so great and supportive, and was proud of her progress so far!

Have a great week everyone, ~The Pooches (&Anna &Chad)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Monday & Shadow Update

Hi dear friends! Don't fear, Shadow is still on the health wagon, I just haven't been able to get the progress pics in with the previous ones yet! Here are the sun worshipers from yesterday though :) the weather here in Ohio was perfect yesterday. We hope your weekend was sunny too!
~Soaking up the sun, -The Pooches (&Anna&Chad)