Since her weigh-in on January 28, Juno lost 2.2 lbs. She was 30kg (66 lbs) and is now down to 29 kg (63.8 lbs), but that's still too high. She needs to lose 2 more kg (4 lbs). When researching raw-feeding, I read that a 60 lb dog will roughly need about 500 grams of food per day. Obviously that is way too much for a dog like Juno. It was a huge eye-opener to discover that even when feeding raw, every dog is different and burns calories differently. So for now she's on a pretty restricted diet of about 300-350 grams per day.
"I'm so famished, I don't know if I can make it. This looks like a good place to find a few extra calories."
Two pounds in the past 5 weeks is very slow going. When it comes to weight loss, slower is better. But she's now on the dreaded weight plateau. It's really hard to get the scale to start dipping again. So I'm on a mission. I'm determined to get her down to 27 kg. That's 59.5 lbs. I've never been able to get her below 60 lbs. Ideally, I'd love to see her at 58, but I'll aim low (or in this case higher) and shoot for 59.5. Between her restricted diet and all the jogging and off-leash hikes I'm determined to get her lean and mean.
The Biggest Loser!
Are you a quadraped* who needs to lose a few pounds? Join Juno in her goal to lose those extra pounds. Kick start your spring training and by summer you'll be in beach-fur-suit shape!
"I'm a lean, mean, eating-machine! Donnez-moi le baguette du pain avec beaucoup de beurre si vous plait!"
The Biggest Loser Progress Chart
|Contestant||Starting Weight :
|Total #s Lost|
| 28.7 (wk2)
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