Scylla Sunday

Many of you having probably been reading about Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. Rocco's Mom over at To Dog with Love posted about  A Portly Pup Loses Lbs and Gains a New Lease on Life #HillsPet and  Sugar the Golden Retriever posted Is Your Pet Overweight? #HillsPet Metabolic Diet To The Rescue, as an overweight cat I was inspired by these stories. And I am thrilled to have won the chance to try this diet.

I haven't gotten the food yet so I can't tell you anything about it. I am hoping it will be arriving in the mail soon so I can get started losing the pounds because boy do I have a lot of pounds to lose. But this is what I have done so far. I visited the vet so they could weigh me, then  measure me and determine my ideal weight. The bad news is I weigh 16.6# my ideal weight is 7.2# . When I get the food I will be feed 1/4 cup of dry food and 1/2 can of canned cat food a day. I don't actually eat that much normally so we will have to see. I am also allowed 2 treats a day.   TREATS!!! I get treats on this diet it can't be all bad. We checked and sadly they don't make y/d treats, so poor Socks still can't have treats.

Now some of you are probably wondering how I got so obese when I don't eat much. As a young kitten I was very active and fit. Then I got spayed and I got a sagging abdomen. It wasn't very big at first just a little pouch but it made it harder for me to keep up with Charybdis. She got spayed the same time I did but her abdomen didn't sag (so unfair). Then Charybdis died and for awhile I didn't have anyone to play with so I was even less active and the pouch sagged even MORE.  When Arty Mouse came to live with us and I had a playmate again, I was pretty active so I managed to just stay kinda fat, but then when she disappeared I got OBESE.

Mommy described me like this Scylla's head was the size of a golf ball and her body was the size of a basketball she looked like a cartoon kitty. Not good at all so she put me on Iams® ProActive Health™ Adult Weight Control and it kinda worked. I lost enough weight that I didn't look like a cartoon cat, but I seemed to hit a plateau and wasn't losing weight anymore so we were thrilled when were heard about Feline Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. Once we get the food I'll let you know how I like it and we will keep you posted on my weight loss. 

~Scylla, reporting for ATCAD

15 comments:

  1. We wish you finds the pounds ya wish to lose...

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  2. Good luck on loosing weight !
    XOXO

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  3. Well Scylla I happen to think you're gorgeous just the way you are BUT being overweight isn't good for you....so, this new diet sounds like a good plan. I hope it works for you....just know that some of us guys like full-figured women - just sayin' !!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  4. We wish you the best on your weight loss journey.

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  5. Good luck, Scylla. We hope the food helps you lose some weight.

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  6. Good luck Scylla, we hope that you will get as fit as you wish again ! Purrs

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  7. We think portly kitties are cute but know it isn't healthy! We hope you'll like your new food.

    Pee Ess: My sister has a fat cat we call "The Meatloaf" :)

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  8. Good luck losing that weight, Scylla! We bet you're gonna do great!

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  9. Sorry to hear you're having to go on the dreaded d word, hope it goes well

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  10. We wish you good luck Scylla.
    A diet where you don't starve is a good thing :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

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  11. You are so special and always beautiful Scylla! I don't care if you diet or not, I will always love you!

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  12. Our vet talked to Mom about that metabolic diet for Thunder but we never got a chance to try it. We will be curious to see how you do with it.

    Happy Sunday, Scylla.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  13. Very very excited to hear they make a food special for lady cats. Keeping paws and fingers crossed that it arrives and works.
    Purrs
    Marty

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  14. (Blushing) Sammy you are so sweet and everyone y'all are so nice to compliment me. It's good to know how loved I am no matter how I look, but I really do want to lose weight so I can groom properly and play more, and of course I want to be as healthy as I can be so I can spend many years with all of you.

    Brian, you are just the sweetest boyfriend a girl could ask for. I will always love you too. ~Scylla

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  15. Good luck Scylla! We can't wait to see how you do. And most importantly we hope you get to a healthy weight and feel great and full of energy!
    Your pals,
    Diane and Rocco

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