She WON!!

My little sweetie Sadie was entered into a Biggest Looser contest through our Veterinarian’s office early this summer. Sadie had very sadly gained an enormous amount of weight. The extra pounds were due to the medications she is on for her genetic disease. The medications accompanied by the side effects of her disease have made her life very challenging.

When we agreed to enter her in the challenge we figured her chances of winning were very slim. Not letting our doubt hold us back we set out to make her outcome the best one possible.

Guidelines for food, treats and exercise were provided by the Veterinarian clinic. To follow those guidelines we purchased and fed Sadie the prescribed food. We eliminated all table scraps and greatly curtailed her treat consumption. The exercise program was no at all attainable for Sadie. Sadie’s Chiari Malformation makes it challenging for her to move about as other dogs do. We also faithfully participated in the biweekly weigh-ins.

As the weeks went by we were encouraged by her weight loss. Pound by pound the fat began to melt away. Sadie’s beginning weight was 31 pounds. At the close of the competition she weighed 26.7 pounds. The difference between her starting point and the end of the competitions was 4.3 pounds. That’s a whopping 13.8% weight loss.

The competition drew to a close at the end of September. Early in October we received an email announcing the Biggest Looser of the competition. Much to our surprise Sadie was crowned the WINNER! We were absolutely flabbergasted when we read the email.

Aside from the awesome accomplishment of being crowned the Biggest Looser Sadie has experienced numerous improvements in her health. She has benefited through:

  • increased energy
  • she is happier
  • her coat has changed dramatically (her fur is shiny and smooth) and
  • she loves her food (finding a food that Sadie likes has always been a challenge)

Participating in the competition not only brought Sadie fame for winning but it also restored her health to a level that we hadn’t seen in years. We feel like we are the Biggest Winners because we have the Sadie back that we used to know.

So what’s in store for Sadie now? Well, there are no tours, speaking engagements or photo shoots scheduled. 🙂 Sadie will continue on her on her weight reduction protocol until she reaches her optimal weight. When that happens we will establish a new eating regimen.

Before I let you go let me share a before and after photo of Sadie as well as the prize she received.

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Sadie Before Beginning Her Weight Loss Challenge
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Sadie At the End of the Competition
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Sadie’s Biggest Looser Winnings

Congratulations SADIE! We love you dearly. You are a winner in our hearts, no matter what!





6 thoughts on “She WON!!

  1. Hi Cindy,
    WOWEE – 13.8% of her body weight is HUGE. I’ll bet you see a big difference in her attitude and general overall happiness. What a sweet dog – those eyes. The little pictures that show of her in the “More” area are just darling. How could you ever resist and not bring her home. I wonder what’s in the basket – it looks like she has a new scarf to model. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. It is a huge amount of weight! She is such a different dog. She has always been lovable and so special. The weight loss has just made it that she is no able to connect on a more emotional level. Her eyes are dreamy. They eat right through your heart and mold you around her little paw. It was love at first site when I saw her. Even though we had made a mutual pact to not get emotionally attached to her when we went to explore the purchase, all willpower left when she walked across the floor and buried her little nose in the crook of my arm. No way was I leaving without her! In the basket there are toys, a food bowl, and yes fabric for a scarf. Unfortunately Sadie won’t be able to wear it. Her genetic disease makes it uncomfortable to have anything around her neck. Thus Sadie doesn’t wear a collar. Thank you for reading about her triumphant accomplishment and for taking the time to look at previous posts about my amazing Sadie! You are truly a dear for doing so! Have a wonderful day! Sadie and Cindy 🙂

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