Silly Rabbit!

May 22, 2014

Okay, really there is nothing Silly about this Rabbit story at all!!

My dog, Tucker…..



….seems to be taking some backwards steps as far as House Training goes. We’re dealing with a few other issues too, but the house training is the biggest problem. I’ve tried to crate him, and he just poop’s in it and rolls in it, which is a really big mess for me to have to clean up. I’ve tried to confine him to the kitchen while I am gone, but no matter what kind of a gate I rig up, he seems to get out.

Mike has designed a special gate for the large opening to our kitchen and he should have it put together and in place by the end of the weekend. Wait, he WILL have it put together by the end of the weekend. 🙂

Each time I go out of town, the problem gets worse, yet I just can’t seem to bring myself to board him. According to his paperwork, he spent the first year and a half of his life being in a kennel. I’m assuming he has a lot of anxiety about crates due to that. Makes sense.

Due to some other issues, barking, not following commands, attempting to get food off the table when we walk away from it, blah, blah, blah….I’ve decided it’s time to spend some money on a trainer. If I don’t, I’m afraid I am going to want to get rid of him, and I know that’s not really what I want. 

After stopping by my Vet’s office yesterday afternoon, to discuss the expense of a trainer and get my vet’s opinion, I came home to make some calls. When I walked into my house, a Rabbit’s HEAD (YES, THE HEAD ONLY!!!) was staring at me on my carpet! I screamed and ran outside. I had the total weebie jeebies and all I could think about was the fact that I had been gone for 5 hours and I wondered just how much of the house Tucker had dragged that thing through!!! I immediately called a friend (Thank you Kelly!) to PLEASE come remove it, then I made him search the house and look for the BODY!!!! No body was found. Still makes me vomit a little.

I felt like I just wanted to leave my house and have someone come and decontaminate it. Everything feels so disgusting. It’s possible he just brought it into the house, and never moved it (that’s what Stephanie tells me…she said he probably just wanted to show it to me), but I’m still disgusted. I didn’t sit down anywhere for over an hour.

Today, I will be washing every blanket, pillow, and cushion possible. The carpet cleaner is coming Tuesday. I kinda wanna move.

It will go down as one of my worst afternoons EVER!! I’m not good with dead animals. Dead animal PARTS may be even worse! Dead animal parts IN MY HOUSE???? ugh.

I know bringing that in the house has nothing to do with any dog training, but I’m still calling the trainer and getting it all scheduled TODAY!

Later in the afternoon, Tess called. Actually she decided to FaceTime me! We decided to have Happy Hour together and chat about our day. She was dying laughing while I shared my recent discovery. After I calmed down a bit, I had a good laugh too. We ended up chatting for a couple of hours, and Mike joined us when he got home. Then we all had dinner together over FaceTime. We shourd really take advantage of that more often. I totally felt like we spent the evening together!



Okay…. Weight Watcher’s……

I include the following information in each Blog Post that I list what I ate for the day.


Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.


It’s time for some short term goals. It’s time to get back to weight loss. It’s time to recommit to Weight Watcher’s. I’m only going to eat 26 Points a day for the rest of May.  I’m going to change things up a bit in June and challenge myself, but I haven’t yet decided what I am going to do. I’ve thought about trying new produce…..each week? Each day? Maybe just produce in a new recipe? I haven’t decided yet.

I am also going to do some sort of a goal for myself with my running. I haven’t decided yet. I’ve pondered “Running 30 Miles in 30 Day’s”. That really isn’t a whole lot, but my thinking is that if I head out the door everyday to run just ONE mile, I’ll actually end up running more. If I only do run ONE mile each day for 30 days, then I know running that mile will get easier and easier, but I’m still pondering if that is challenging enough.

I did my third Tuesday of Yoga this week, and I am really liking that! My (non surgery) shoulder has really been bothering me, and the stretching in the Yoga class is making it feel so much better!

I allowed myself to get away from the scale, and I still have no regrets about that, but I do know I’ve gained weight. I am going to my WW Meeting on Friday, and honestly, I haven’t decided if to look at the scale or not. I had let the scale really mess with my mood, and I don’t want that to happen again. Even though I have gained some weight, I feel good. I feel healthy. My mind feels in the right place. 

So, I have a little thinking to do and some short term goals to set for myself, but for now, 26 Points a day in my food choices and lots of fruits and veggies.



Light English Muffin

4 Egg Whites, 1 Slice 2% Cheese

1/8 Smashed Avocado with Sea Salt and Lime Juice, Salsa


Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk

 7 PPV




Shredded Chicken, Salsa, Aioli





Zucchini Fries, Pizza Sauce


Very simple. Cut Zucchini into wedges. Lay a sheet of foil on a baking sheet. Spray the baking sheet with Olive Oil flavored Cooking Spray. Lay the wedges on the foil. Spray lightly with the cooking spray. Sprinkle with Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Then sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese. You can pat any loose cheese onto the zucchini. The spray helps it to stick. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. I broiled them at the end for about 1 minutes to make the cheese crispy! Tasty little snack!




Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla

4 oz. Grilled Chicken, 1/4 Reduced Fat Cheddar

Low Carb Mission Tortilla

1/4 Smashed Avocado with Sea Salt and Lime Juice

Carrots, Strawberries

10 PPV


Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Breakfast = Open Faced Sandwich, Banana, Coffee with milk (7)

Lunch = Chicken (7)

Snack = Zucchini Fries (2)

Dinner = Quesadilla, Carrots, Strawberries (10)

An Unplanned, yet neccessary Happy Hour = Wine (11)

Food Total = 26

Food and Wine Total = 36

Exercise = none

How many glasses of water I drank = 10

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Alcohol Consumption = Red Wine



“love the life you live, live the life you love”


2 responses to Silly Rabbit!

  1. May 24, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Laurie….it can happen so FAST, can’t it??? Good for you for owning it and getting back at it! I am the worst WW traveler!!

    Have a great and healthy and safe weekend!!


  2. Laurie Gathje May 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I’m right there with you on recommitting to WW! I weighed in 3 weeks ago and had put on 7 lbs. I KNEW it and I OWNED it. Then traveling happened and so on and so on. I will weigh in weekly starting next week!
    Laurie in Minneapolis