Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hot 100 Update

1. I will remember to take my supplements every single night. I only forgot my vitamins one night, and that was because I had just gotten home from the visitation, and all I could think of was my allergy meds.

2. When I feel I need ibuprofen, I will take 1 instead of 2. - SUCCESS!

3. I will purposefully exercise every day. Not every day, but definitely more. I walked and jogged with Yankee (DS#1) and Brutus last night. I really want out of the 160s! I have always had difficulty with the 160s and this time is no different.

So yesterday, I had an appointment for a free dog wash for Brutus. He has mostly been an outside dog since we got him. We have a nice big fenced in back yard, a shed that he like to spend the days in, and we have just recently started bringing him in at night since it is dropping below the fifties. After his bath yesterday, I felt like I could handle having him in the house, since he smells so good! We had him in last night from 6:30 until bedtime of 9:00, then he had to sleep in his bed. He is still a puppy of 9 months and 74.5 pounds, and I am not sure I trust him so much yet, especially since he likes to chew the stuffed animals, shoes, hubby's driver's license etc. This morning, we put him outside to eat and pee. When I went out to get him to bring him in, he was on the other side of the fence. He has yet again unlatched the gate to travel to the neighbors. I called him and he came back in the gate and right in the back door. Now that the newness has worn off, he is laying on the floor surround by his toys, sleeping. Now he is in his bed, with the door open, sleeping. He must like the security of being in the crate. I don't know how to train a dog, especially a big dog. I am welcoming suggestions!


  1. You are doing great! Brutus sounds like a nice dog :)

  2. I'd love a dog some day so I am not one for having many helpful tips. I am new here and am now following. It is so great meeting others with the same health goals. Please feel free to pop by my new blog. Id love a new follower

  3. Sounds like he's doing pretty well. You might ask the landlords for a better latch on that gate though!

  4. Crate training is the easiest way, if you have a crate large enough for him to comfortably stand and turn and lay in. Put him in there for increasing amounts of time away, and EVERY time you come home let him out immediately. It becomes routine pretty quickly. And alot of them do really like their crates-my dane did love his-it was his little safe haven. Also never scold him and chase him into the crate, or he will come to detest it. We crate our Jack Russell at night and when we leave because she is still a little monster puppy at 4 years of age, and she still loves it because everytime she goes in there she gets a treat so she knows she is not in trouble. It becomes a reward. And unless the crate is monstrously bigger than your dog, he shouldn't potty in it out of animal instinct of not crapping where he lives. Make sense? If you need any more help or have questions, please email me I have raised and trained ALOT of dogs. ;-)

    Polar's Mom

  5. Sounds to me that you are doing very well! Donut aside. But that one is all on your husband!

  6. Great update!

    I wish I knew some advice to offer on the dog. I am terrible at training pets.