October 12th 2008 10:20 am
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Yes, we can't believe it but I have lost one pound in four weeks due to my weight loss plan (that means eating less!). My food was cut down from 2 1/2 pouches of Chicken Oh So Meaty a day to 2 pouches a day - that's a reduction of 20% which is a safe amount for a chubby cat like me. I've also had to cut out some of the titbits and treats I was enjoying although I do still get some. Now I actually do weigh 12lbs FOR REAL! (I've been fibbing for a while).
I have to say it has been hard at times. At first my mum was bulking up my reduced amount of meat with some veg, cooked green beans or grated courgette, so I wouldn't feel like I was eating less. I was fine for a few days but then I started to reject any food that had veg in it, I would just barf it straight back up! Oliver told me that trying to purge like those Hollywood starlets was not the right way to go about losing weight so mum left out the veg and I went back to keeping by food down :0)
I have my food in 5 'mouse sized' meals of 35g spread out throughout the day at 4 hour intervals (roughly), doing this is meant to help keep my metabolism higher but I suppose that technique would be impossible for a kitty whose staff are out at work all day, unless they had one of those timed food dispenser things. I'm lucky because my grandma lives next door, so if there's no one here to feed me at the right times, grandma can come and do it!
Check back next month to see if my weight loss success has continued!