Has your pet helped you lose or maintain your weight?

Discussion in 'Pets Corner' started by LinLin, 12 November 2012 Social URL.

  1. LinLin

    LinLin Full Member

    My dog has helped me so much with weight loss - anyone else have a similar feeling?

    With his influence, I am out twice a day, every day. At my heaviest, we would walk 20-40 minutes each time. Now that my weight is closer to normal, I am more energetic and we walk 4 miles a day.

    Honestly, without my dog I would give myself days off on the weekend, holidays, rainy days, etc. With him and his obvious love of being in the woods, I'm happy to be out for nearly 2 hours a day, every day, rain or shine or snow.

    Anyone else find that your pet has helped you a lot in losing or maintaining?
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  3. Itoy & Suerti

    Itoy & Suerti Life is what you make it

    100% so! my Itoy is fairly low maintenence and happy jus pottering around the yard for his excercise, but Suerti... I swear if he dosent get his walks he drives me crazy!! I am not uber strict about it - we go Mon-Fri for 1 hour in the morning, at 5am... Suerti knows when the alarm goes off, I tend to just roll over and sleep again... so he licks and licks and jumps all over me until I haul myself out of bed... LOL. `I know if I didnt have him, I wouldnt probably walk anywhere near as often :)
  4. LinLin

    LinLin Full Member

    Sounds like you have a 4-legged personal trainer, too! :)
  5. skinnybodyc

    skinnybodyc Full Member

    Yes i have two English Springer spaniels that need long long walks .I normally walk them twice a day with one being a long 6 mile walk across the fields or down the beach and a second shorter walk of about 2 miles .If i didn;t have to walk them then i don't think i would lose so fast.
  6. MissMiff

    MissMiff Loving & Losing

    I have 3 pug girls, and previously I would take them for a walk, and just sit, whilst they played around me, etc.. But now that I have a new relationship with food, they are helping me exercise, I take all 3 of them out (separately, as its a nightmare of tangled leads otherwise).. Once a day, maybe twice if I have the time, and I make sure I walk at a speed that gets my heart pumping, instead of a leisurely stroll...I know they are helping me, and theyre loving the extra time out too..

    I am also monitoring how far I get, and pushing the distance day by day..x
  7. Witzender

    Witzender Full Member

    Trying to walk a mile a day with my new dog Fifi
  8. c2b

    c2b Regular Member

    My horse has prevented me gaining all the weight I lost a long time ago. There is obviously a max weight she can carry so to keep riding I have to keep under that.
    Recently I was approaching the max so off to count calories I go and low and behold in 5 weeks 16lb has gone.
  9. ColeyWoley27

    ColeyWoley27 Full Member

    Ok so my input here right now is probably useless... But here goes

    I recently got myself a puppy. He is now allowed out to walk after his last jabs. He is my new motivation to walk as much as possible.

    I am a fibromyalgia sufferer but I also have Bi Lateral Impingement of the shoulders which I am awaitng an MRI on so walking has been bottom of the list. Pip was bought for me to love of course and to be a family member but also to motivate me to get out more and enjoy the small walks me and him can do.

    I hope to come back and edit this is a few months and say Pip helped me no end. Already he and I have had some lovely little walks so so far he is my little walking buddie :)
  10. Cranberrie

    Cranberrie Full Member

    Without a doubt yes! This was one of our reasons for getting a dog (apart from the obvious) and I can honestly say I would have made all of the excuses under the sun not to go for a walk in the rain/cold weather had it not been for our pup. We have also started going to country parks at the weekend and I have set myself a daily goal of walking 10,000 steps as of a week and a half ago and have hit the target every day thanks to him!
  11. Princessjen

    Princessjen Full Member

    Definitely. The family pet beagle means I walk more often than I would otherwise. Yesterday me and my partner took him for about 1hr 30mins which we would otherwise not have done. Also meant time out together enjoying the sunshine :)

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