Monday, August 14, 2006

Stuff and more stuff

In the interest of full diclosure, I did have one can of diet coke today. I started drinking it without even knowing what I was doing. I always drink diet coke with my lunch and today was no exception. It took about half a can to realize what I had done. It's a process. I still consider this a success. I drank far fewer than I would have on any given day. And just so you know, it's not necessarily the caffeine I'm kicking, it's the chemicals and artificial-ness of it. Lately I have been trying to more concious of eating more organic food, more healthy food and making better choices for my body. It seemed that swilling down diet cokes at an alarming rate was counterproductive. If I am what I eat, I don't want to be artificial. You know?What else has been on my mind? Fig. His yearly vet appointment was yesterday (yes, that means I am extrmemly poor, thanks for asking) and I worried what I would learn. I knew that he had lost some weight. The verdict? A 2 pound loss. That is a lot for a cat, but he is clearly not anorexic yet. He still weighs in at a healthy 12.6 pounds. His kidney levels stayed the same, which is great news and his thyroid was borderline high. All things to keep an eye on for the future. I was instructed to keep an eye on his weight and to call immediately if he stops eating or starts drinking extreme amounts. Good news, all, but still. A 2 pound weight loss in a cat. Perhaps he is just watching his figure?