A whirl wind kind of day…

Yesterday. Phew, it’s over.

Miss Lily went in for surgery yesterday morning. They ended up not operating on her knee as the x-ray had shown improvement, but they did complete her vulvoplasty. I never knew they did plastic surgery on dogs…but, alas, they do. I have the drugged up puppy and lofty vet bill to prove it! Hopefully this will help decrease or eliminate her infections. Do ladies always have the short end of the stick or what?! 😉

I know Lily has a lot of fans out there, so if you think of it, please do send wishes for a speedy recovery her way. Poor pooch!! She spent most of the evening whimpering and it just about broke my heart.

THEN we found out we had a stray kitten living in our garage — it was hiding in the undersides of our cars. I wonder how many days the kitty has gone to work and back with Mr. Prevention or I!? We coaxed the kitty out with milk and I hope it found its mommy. The kitty was not friendly or socialized, so it was likely a barn cat that wandered too far away.

THEN I watered my booming garden! Check out its growth in the past week or so!

More cherry tomatoes!

THEN I made dinner. I had grocery shopped on my lunch break because I knew my last patient of the day would likely run over. At 10am I was craving taco salad, and so that’s what we had!

deer meat seasoned with taco seasoning
1 home grown cherry tomato
lettuce
corn
Biz’s homemade salsa
2% cheddar cheese
1/2 avocado

Delicious!

THEN I decided I needed to squeeze in a workout while watching American Idol.

Note to self: Running on a full stomach is NOT a good idea.

I made it a whopping 2 3/4 miles before deciding that was enough of that. Bleck!

THEN we watched The Biggest Loser. I had predicted O’Neal to win the at-home prize and Ashley to win it all. I was wrong on both predictions, but it was still a great finale! Darrel looked AWESOME, as did Sherry and Michael…and all the others! It’s amazing what these contestants accomplish in just a few short months.

While in theory I completely oppose the rate at which the contestants lose weight, the alternative is not preferred. The health problems these people face are life-threatening…most of them are a ticking time bomb. Drastic times call for drastic measures and I think the Biggest Loser does do good in helping contestants regain health in a very speedy fashion. It’s easy for those who don’t weight 484 pounds to sit back and disagree with the methods of the Biggest Loser. While I have my qualms as well (lots of them, trust me!), the seemingly insurmountable task set before these individuals is quickly minimized with rapid success at the scale. It’s frustrating to not see results, and a weight loss jump start is what keeps many of these contestants losing weight at home; they find some success at the ranch and began acquiring the tools they need to succeed in their life-long weight loss journey.

Biggest Loser Fans: Who did you want to win the at-home prize? Who did you want to win the grand prize?

American Idol Fans: Team Lee or Team Crystal?

Half way to Friday,

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27 Comments

  1. May 26, 2010 / 6:20 am

    Garden looks awesome!! Big props to the new green thumb. I also want to eat that taco salad NOW! Starving and it looks wonderful. My dinner will not compete with that.

  2. May 26, 2010 / 8:27 am

    Kudos on your garden! I don’t have any tomatoes in mine yet, but hopefully soon 🙂

    PS- The Biggest Loser is frustrating for me as a health coach because people expect the same speedy results. I spend 1/2 my time convincing people that the Biggest Loser way isn’t the healthiest way (12 pounds lost in a week) and that my client doesn’t have 300 pounds to lose… so frustrating!

  3. May 26, 2010 / 9:14 am

    I don’t really watch BL or Idol anymore because I became too obsessed with the new 90210. Highschool drama all the way.

  4. May 26, 2010 / 9:42 am

    Poor Lily! Praying for a speedy recovery for her! Taco salad looks good. My dad is an avid deer hunter so we have lots of deer meat. Using it in taco salad is a great idea. I kinda wanted Ashley? (team pink) to win. I have not yet to watch it, but plan on it tonight!

  5. May 26, 2010 / 9:43 am

    Aw, poor pup. Hope she gets better real soon. I was glad Koli won the at-home prize. He worked really hard. I really wanted Sam to win overall, but since that wasn’t possible, I wanted Darius. Still, as soon as I saw Michael walk out, I knew he won. He looked good.

  6. May 26, 2010 / 9:50 am

    That taco salad looks delicious!

    I could not believe Michael – seeing the before and after pictures was amazing. I was hoping Daris would win – I just liked him. I thought Sherry and Maria looked stunning as well.

    Your garden looks great!

  7. May 26, 2010 / 9:53 am

    I couldn’t have said it better. I don’t necessarily care for the ways the show goes about some things and I have posted about it before, but I still watch because I love seeing people turn their lives around for the better. I agree they are better off now at a healthier bodyweight than their previous selves. The only thing that still frightens me is any mental issues they have after the process. I know doing something so drastic can be hard deal with mentally, so it would make me sad if they picked up something else unhealthy instead. Like binging or never feeling good enough or something. I’m actually posting about that tonight in a way.

  8. May 26, 2010 / 10:00 am

    Feel better Lily! Poor thing.

    Your garden looks amazing! What a reward for all of your hard work!

  9. May 26, 2010 / 10:35 am

    I don’t watch The Biggest Loser. I am not a huge believer in how they lose the weight but mainly because I have a friend who used to work on the show and the stories I could tell would make your cringe. I will NEVER support that show…ever!

  10. May 26, 2010 / 10:36 am

    Awwww – that picture of Lily is so sad. 🙁 Just said a quick prayer for a FAST recovery for her!

    I actually haven’t watched BL in awhile, and I didn’t watch AI at all…I know, I’m behind!

  11. May 26, 2010 / 10:54 am

    I hope Lily gets better soon!

    I’m all about Crystal on AI! They’re both great singers though 🙂

  12. May 26, 2010 / 11:01 am

    omg i can definitely NOT run on a full stomach either. i need to digest for at least 2 hours.

    hope lily feels better!

  13. May 26, 2010 / 11:07 am

    🙁 Poor Lily!! She looks so pitiful. I will say a prayer right now for her.

  14. May 26, 2010 / 11:31 am

    Poor Lily. Best wishes her way!

    And a kitten in your car!! How did it get in?

  15. May 26, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    I haven’t watched BL this season, but I wish I would have! There was a team representing MN and I saw them on the news this morning. They look great!

  16. May 26, 2010 / 1:51 pm

    I haven’t been following AI this year. I know AFN airs it, but I haven’t seen it. The garden growing looks great. I wish Lily a speedy recovery. I took both my animals in to the vet for vaccines today and we went local/down town. Ginger has conjunctivitis so I am sure Ryan will have fun putting the cream in her eye, LOL!

  17. May 26, 2010 / 2:32 pm

    Deer taco meat! That’s interesting! Poor Lily, I hope she gets better soon!

  18. May 26, 2010 / 2:40 pm

    Your garden looks great!! Im so excited for you and your fresh veggies 🙂

    Im sending healing vibes Lily’s way. I felt so bad for my dog when she got spayed, she whined and cried and was all drugged up. It broke my heart.
    I am glad her knee is doing better though. Thats awesome news.

  19. May 26, 2010 / 4:22 pm

    I’m sending good thoughts Lily’s way! Your garden looks phenomenal, Nicole! Isn’t it rewarding to eat the fruits (or veggies, lol 😉 ) of your labor? 🙂

  20. May 26, 2010 / 10:32 pm

    Awww I hope your puppy feels better! Cuddles from Boston 🙂

  21. May 27, 2010 / 8:10 am

    Poor little Lily–fingers crossed she’ll be good to go before you know it! Ooh, I love using venison, it’s so lean and tasty!

  22. May 28, 2010 / 12:44 pm

    Lily! You poor thing! I am thinking of you.

    Your garden is just BEAUTIFUL! I love seeing pics of it! I hope mine looks that way in a few months! 🙂

  23. May 30, 2010 / 5:51 am

    Since they kept leaving Michael in I figured he’d win the whole thing. The home thing I figured Koli would win but wouldn’t have been surprised had someone else won because you don’t know how they were doing. Of course you’ll have to believe this is what I thought before I watched as I’m posting this 5 days late 🙂

    Wow your garden is booming!

  24. June 3, 2010 / 10:47 am

    I am addicted to The Biggest Loser, but how they treat the contestants’ diets on that show drives me crazy. I feel like they completely ignore the nutrition aspect of losing weight unless it is some sort of processed, product placement item. (Dear Bob: GUM IS NOT A SNACK.) Still, I think the show is inspiring and I am a sucker for the before and afters.

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