IndigoThing about losing weight is that you must first come to the realization that you are fat. Most likely, you were not born overweight (although medically, you may have been) and you did not get obese overnight. It happened over the course of time. You did not wake up one morning and say, “Wow, where did all that extra weight come from?”, well maybe after one of those holidays where humans eat way too much. But, most likely, you just lost track of time, quit caring about your image, discovered a really tasty pastry that you had to eat every day, etc. etc. etc. Hey, being overweight happens to all of us, regardless if you are a cat or a human. You are not alone my overweight friend. There is hope for all of us. You just first have to come to the realization, and admit it, that you are fat or at least slightly overweight.

Last month you should have read my beginning story titled: Indigo – aka – weightloss cat. If not, please go read it now before you read any further. I was not born fat nor did it happen overnight. Life happens, and as it progressed, I got fat. I use to love to hang out on the bathroom counter and stare at myself in the mirror. This daily activity kept me in shape and looking very handsome. I was a pristine and attractive young black kitty. As life when on, I eventually stopped jumping on the counter to look in the mirror. I may not have realized it at the time but this daily mirror activity kept me balanced and in check with my image aka my body weight. I was a very active young kitty so weight was never a concern for me. Until, as you should have read, my companion kitties started going into the light and entering kitty Heaven. Call it depression or “I just don't care anymore” (same thing) attitude it happened. I quit caring what I looked like, quit jumping on the counter and had no reason to run around. I did not exercise at all, so I got fat.

There are no reflective surfaces at my level (the floor) so even if I did care, I would not be able to see what I actually look like. Occasionally, I would catch a glimpse of myself in my water bowl while I drank. But I would tell myself, “That ain't me, you know how water distorts things.” Then came the garbage can. No idea why my humans put a new garbage can in the living room? I used the opportunity to steal a glance at my image. “Yikes, did I get fat or what?” Maybe, this is just another distorted image of me? Ha!! We can lie to ourselves all we want, but it is not going to change the fact that you are fat, or at least not the ideal weight you would like to be. Face the music, at the humans say, and admit that you let yourself go, or indulged in too many sweet treats.

Being overweight can lead to: depression (although, it also works the other way), health concerns, loss of attractiveness, and even death. Please stop lying to yourself about just being fluffy and admit that you need to lose weight. Your life could depend on it.

My name is Indigo aka Indy and I'm the WeightLossCat. You can read my musings about weight and everything in between on my blog www.weightlosscat.com. Also be sure to follow me on Twitter and like me on Facebook.

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Rayna Phillips is my secretary, kindly penning the words to my dictation.  I’d do it myself but my paws are too fat 

I live in Ohio, US. 

A Morning Kiss

A morning kiss, a discreet touch of his nose landing somewhere on the middle of my face.
Because his long white whiskers tickled, I began every day laughing.

Janet F Faure