My Weight Loss Journey – Week 73

My new cookbooks

I feel like last week was a good week, I’m not sure why. I didn’t really do anything extra special. For some reason I’m starting to feel a little more motivated to write in my blog, get back to crafting, and experimenting with recipes again. Maybe I’m finally coming out of the funk I’ve been in for the first part of the year, I certainly hope so!

On the weight loss front, I lost another 1.3 pounds as of Monday, bringing my total to 114.8 pounds, and putting me at 171.2 pounds. I’m only 21.2 pounds away from my goal!

Although I’m getting back into the swing of things, I don’t have any new recipes this week. I did buy two new recipe books last weekend though, so I’ll soon be sharing the results of some of those recipes!

My new cookbooks

Despite all the good things, last week was a bit stressful on the furbaby front. Truffles has been having some coughing issues when he gets excited so I took him to the vet, and he has been diagnosed with collapsing trachea which appears to be common in small dogs.. There was some worry that he might have pancreatitis because when they ran blood work his sugar and triglyceride levels were out of whack, but thankfully, the additional test they did confirmed that this was not the case. I can’t possibly tell you how relieved I was to hear that news!

Truffles shopping
Truffles assisting with picking out craft supplies

His vet has put him on a low dose of steroids to reduce inflammation, and a cough suppressant to reduce his coughing attacks.

He also has some separation anxiety which triggers his breathing attacks, so for occasions when I have to leave him alone we are trying him on some anti-anxiety medication to see if that helps. I only give it to him on the occasions when I go out without him, which isn’t often (happily I work from home), and  when I do go out he comes with me unless I’m going somewhere where he isn’t allowed, like the grocery store, so it may take us a while to find what works, but I’m hopeful that we will. Last weekend he came craft supply shopping with me at Michael’s.

Don’t you just love that face? With any luck, Truffles will be with me for a long time to come. I can’t imagine life without my little sweet pea.


Published by Kate

I love my fur baby, books, tea, and crafts.

6 thoughts on “My Weight Loss Journey – Week 73

  1. Poor Puppy! Glad you are working on solutions with your vet. I am so glad you are getting out of your blogging funk, I have missed your posts! Have a great week, looking forward to what you find in your new cook books.


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