Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Introducing...

...my new Personal Trainer:

She is a 9-week-old German Shepherd that I got as a reward for myself for losing 100 pounds. She's going to be my activity partner, and she also is very, *very* good at distracting me from bingeing or overeating. In fact, since I got her I have barely had time to *think* about food, much less obsess over it. I am back down to 178 pounds as of this morning.

I had been trying for years to find something... anything... that would get my head of of the food-obsessive mode. Diet is important (staying off sugar and refined carbs) but the mental part... the letting my brain turn to food, food, food all the time... that also involves putting thoughts of *something else* in its place. And there is nothing like a new puppy to get your mind off food and keep you so occupied and "outside of your own head" and into *life* that food obsession takes a backseat. Trust me on that one.

She is a wonderful little pup and I am blessed to have her in my life. This blog will now become the "German Shepherd Puppy Blog." Not really, but you might see a few more pictures sometime :)





60 comments:

Theresa said...

awe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

twiggy said...

My heart goes pitter patter! Is she a bi-color? I'm not good at figuring out the colors....I just know my GSD is white ;) Congrats!

ryry the adventurous said...

She is BEYOND PRECIOUS!! Congrats and here's to happy puppy times! Cherish every moment!!!

Julie Lost and Found said...

awwww!!! sooooo precious!!

I LOVE a new puppy!

I hope you enjoy her!!

do you have snow where you are? I remember with my puppy taking her out in the middle of the night in the snow..lol..don't miss those days, but oh they were worth it.

Banded Girl said...

Oh. Em. Gee. She is adorable! My vote is that you include as many gratuitous puppy shots as you want :)

Robin said...

omg how cute! and what fun to have a workout pal!!

I love your pics by the way. Great job and very inspiring!!

Robin
http://1girlgettinfit.blogspot.com/

Ice Queen said...

Awww... She is just the cutest personal trainer I have ever seen.

Lyn said...

twiggy~

She is a very dark black & tan (sometimes called a blanket back). Most German Shepherd puppies that are black & tans will start dark and lighten up a LOT, but she should stay pretty dark. Not as dark as a bicolor though... love those too :)

Julie~

Yep, snow. Nothing like snow nose on a puppy at 3am :)

Patricia said...

Mazel Tov!!!

Forty Pound Sack said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

He Took MY Last Name said...

I just got a puppy today too. A lab mix named Max who was a shelter rescue.

Dogs are awesome. He will be the 3rd I've had. Enjoy your new pet and take time to socialize her and train her. You will both be rewarded with that experience

Anonymous said...

Aww. She is cute. I am happy for you.

Dillypoo said...

I was hoping your exciting news was a puppy! Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

She is so cute, I just want to hug her! I am hoping it will warm up now, so I can take my dog for a walk again! I just can't do it when it is so far below freezing every day! Enjoy her!

Joy said...

Oh my God, I am so happy for you and your family! What a wonderful addition to your home! Yes, please, more pics!!

PlumpNotFat said...

This so great! I'm working on getting my two dogs back. They really do make your life complete. They MAKE you take them out and if you have food where they can get it, they'll take it. So you learn not to have a lot around ;)

Enjoy - can't wait to see more pictures

Ang said...

Lynn,
She is absolutely adorable. What a wonderful reward for you. Can't wait to hear your further adventures with her? Is she going to have her own Doggie blog?

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, she reminds me of my "misty" we had for 14 wonderful years...looks just like her. I'm so glad for you! German Shepherds are the best! What a lucky little pup to have you as her mommy :) Congrats!

Callie Ann said...

She is beautiful!!!

Shelley said...

What a great reward! She is adorable and yes, will keep you busy! Congratulations. :)

Twix said...

Awesome! :D That pup is going to get big FAST!! Hope you leash train early and often. :) Congrats!

Desert Singer said...

So cute! Congratulations on the new distraction :D. Dogs are awesome. I had a Shepherd for a number of years, who was super smart and a joy to have around!

We don't have children, so our fur-child, Rascal, is King of the House!

I heart puppies!!

Erin said...

Oh, she's beautiful. Congratulations and I think she's a much better way to reward yourself for meeting this milestone than a cookie or a night out at a fancy restaurant!

danielleislosingit said...

This brings an all new meaning to having a crush on your personal trainer. I have a feeling this one won't mind if she catches you staring;)

reneasskinnylove.blogspot.com said...

She is cute for sure! Plus will be a gret running partner when she gets a bit bigger and trained.

Sandra said...

Ooooohhh! I thought you were up to something these last couple of days. She is too cute. Keep the photos coming!

Alice said...

D'aaaaww. :3

Well done on the 100lb lost also.

Bronson and Pepper said...

Aww! What a cute pup! May she be just the personal trainer you're looking for!

Diandra said...

She's cute!

I'd so love to have a dog again, but right now we're too busy to make time... even the cats are starting to feel neglected sometimes... *sigh*. Well, as soon as I can work from the home office...

Have fun!

screwdestiny said...

Puppy!!!! She's adorable. That's great that you found such a fun distraction!

Summer said...

What a cutie!

Trixie said...

What a cutie. I just want to scoop her up!!

Leslie said...

I PUFFY HEART GERMAN SHEPHERDS! She's adorable. They are fantastic dogs - you definitely will chase off some calories keeping up with her! Congratulations!

Hillbilly Betty said...

Congrats on hitting 178 again! Enjoy that puppy! I have Australian Shepherds and train herding dogs here on my farm, so I have a soft spot for GSD's! Very fun and smart dogs.

Happy Fun Pants said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you both! :)

Post pictures as much as you want - puppy pictures are the best!

Kim said...

Congrats on your newest addition!!!She is too precious for words!!! If I had a personal trainer that looked like that I would so be "on" with the exercise!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful! Congrats :)

Mistie

Debbie said...

Absolutely adorable, congratulations & enjoy your reward!

The Captain's Daughter said...

She is ah-dorable! And, oh-so-lucky to have found you!

I couldn't do a dog, (there is only room in my house for one high-maintenance b*tch and it's me!) but Bravo, you for taking on this responsbility!

We enjoy our cat, and you're right, the companionship of a pet is often just the distraction and/or motivator we need to keep us focused on our (weight loss) goals!

Jess said...

Too cute! If your German Shep. pup is anything like mine, you're going to have your hands full! I wouldn't trade my Della for anything though. Good luck with yours!

Susan said...

Wow, she's adorable!!! New puppies are such a blessing, some of my happiest/busiest times have been looking after them.

Congratulations, and I love the name!

Lisa said...

OMGOSH! so cute!

Courtney Love said...

Love that dog, love your blog!! Keeping me inspired!

spunkysuzi said...

She's absolutely adorables :) Maybe a puppy of the day picture??

Dinahsoar said...

She's a sweetie..I've noticed these past 3 weeks during which I've been unable to spend much time on my hobby I've thought more about food and hence had more of an appetite. When I stay busy doing something I enjoy--that is not food related--I don't even think about food...in fact I can easily forget to eat. But if I read too many food blogs or watch cooking programs I am hungry all the time.

luckiest1 said...

Congratulations! I can verify that you will get much more exercise with a puppy in the house! I have 3 dogs now and, no matter the weather, they need their two walks daily. :)

Renee said...

Lyn, I am completely in love with her from afar. What a sweet face!

Renee
PR Coordinator
Medifast, Inc.

Claire said...

HE IS SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!! :) What a lovely blessing! Congratulations on the new addtion. Happy walking! :)

Stacie said...

How cute, and congratulations on your weight!

lovemywaythin.blogspot.com

Christina said...

ADORABLE! Congrats:-)

Anonymous said...

What a CUTIE - have a wonderful time with your new trainer! :) And she's lucky to have YOU.

Jess @ THIR said...

She is so gorgeous :)

Best thing I ever did was get my girl, she's a Kelpie/Shepherd cross. She will protect me to the death as well, which is a bonus.

And she has that exact same pink squeaky bone!!

Serena said...

I just started reading your blog, and I am definitely enjoying reading it!
I LOVE German Shepherds! I grew up with them, and I definitely miss them! (Although I do love my Black & Tan Coonhound.)
That is one of the cutest pups I've ever seen--including mine. :)

als said...

Absolutely adorable, and I second the gratuitous puppy pics comment. As well as the "falling in love with your personal trainer" comment. And she sounds like an absolute character -- I love it! :D

Anonymous said...

Bring on those adorable puppy pictures! She is a cutie---congratulations!!!!

Brenda in Iowa.

Anonymous said...

Awww...so cute! I love how puppy feet are about as big as puppy heads :)

aec5940 said...

OMG - she is gorgeous! When we got our 3rd(!) Shar Pei, and I was running absolutely ragged because he was so energetic, and our #2 Pei is aggressive so I was trying to get them to get along, I always joked that I was on the "3 Dog Diet!" Because walking 3 dogs separately, intercepting potential fights, all the while keeping them all appropriately groomed, fed, trained, and loved, was absolutely exhausting! But I loved it! Good luck!

Chelly said...

So darn cute!

Ellie said...

What a fantastic reward for yourself. I hope she keeps you motivated to at least go for a walk every day.

Congrats on a new friend!

Salted with Shadows said...

She is darling! Congratulations on 100 pounds!