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17 September 2008 @ 07:38 am

The lovely Interloper Kitty who lives next door has come into our back yard and has found a stiff, dead Quite Large Mouse or Very Small Rat and is now extremely gleefully bouncing and writhing around the patio with it. My own cats are hunched at the back door, glowering in envy.

I am entering Day Seven of No Sweets. I have, with literally no other changes to my behavior, lost 3.4 pounds. Some of this is probably dehydration, though, because I’ve also come down with a head cold and when I breathe out through my nose, great globs of snot go sailing out. On the other hand, some of it is /not/ dehydration, and I’m sort of looking forward to starting to swim again, since that’s one of the most effective calorie-burning exercises known to man. (I haven’t been swimming since the Great Eye Injury of September 10th. My eye seems to have healed up completely, which is what I was waiting for, but now I have a head cold, and tomorrow I’m going to London, so the soonest I’ll swim again is Saturday.)

The poor dead rodent is looking rather less stiff now than it was, and all three cats, mine and Interloper Kitty, are still participating in the same behavior as reported earlier. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: sicksick
sammywolsammywol on September 17th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
Yech! Rodent sport, not great for human spectators ... at least it is dead already.

Bless you! Gesundheit! Dia is Mhuire duit! There is a very nasty snot monster virus goung round. Hope it buggers off and leaves you alone soon. :) *passes soft tissues*
kitmizkit on September 17th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
I hope so too. *mouthbreathes at you* :)
sammywolsammywol on September 17th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
mmmmMM?! Garlic? Excellent snot monster repellent!
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on September 17th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
3 pounds in a week? wow.

*contemplates what giving up wine might net her, weight wise; decides to exercise more, instead*

(not swimming, though. ignore that advanced lifesaving badge I have somewhere: I swim to keep from drowning.)
kitmizkit on September 17th, 2008 12:03 pm (UTC)
It's one of those things where I really have the weight to lose, mostly, so for a week, maybe two, I might see a dramatic loss like that. It's not likely to last. :)

*laughs* That's how most of the people I know feel about swimming. Me, I luff it.
allaboutm_e: M'e as SP characterallaboutm_e on September 17th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
As a fellow sweets lover, I'm sending lots of admiration -- go, you!!
Beshterbeshter on September 17th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, it couldn't be a fake mouse.

My cats for a while were given to catching birds, dragging them in, and playing around the house with them for a while. Yeah...that wasn't fun to find first thing in the morning.
raise_a_jarraise_a_jar on September 17th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
I gave up the sweets, too (well...mostly anyway :D) and have dropped just over 11 pounds in the past six weeks. Now, that's not all because of no sweets, but it's a big part. And I've been discussing with my sister-in-law the idea of taking up swimming, since my bad knees preclude most kinds of high-impact cardio exercise.

One thing I've found about dealing with my sweet tooth...when it's really bad, just one square of a dark (I like *really* dark) chocolate is enough to kill the craving.

Hope you kick the cold soon.