Fat Cat, Skinny Girl

This morning, The Boyfriend said I was looking very skinny! Then he joked and said I should rename my blog “Fat Cat, Skinny Girl.” πŸ˜‰

Big Boy

It was hilarious–but sadly, true…My kitty is quite the hefty boy. He’s a very long tabby cat and he’s got some flab to him. He was homeless and abused as a kitten. I rescued him and I think he always feels like he will run out of food.

The Cats

As a result of this, he eats too much too fast (sounds like his mama!). Fat Kitty is 18 pounds. He’s been put on “diets” before but they don’t work. I can’t limit the feeding time either, because the other cat, Maya, would never get any food.

I’ve read studies about the psychology behind food issues. I think it can translate to the animal kingdom as much as it can translate to us.

Studies show that people in big families often have anxiety surrounding meal times and the fear of not having enough food to go around. As a result, people overeat, or eat too fast to make sure they get enough food.

QUESTION: Do you have food issues stemming from your childhood or upbringing?

Sometimes I still see the evidence of my own food issues–namely the food guilt and hiding food or being ashamed of what I’m eating.


I ran at lunch today and had another great run! The sun was out! I didn’t wear my jacket! All pluses. I put on sunscreen (May Goal!). When I got back I stretched and drank water (more May Goals!).

I took the long way around the Esplanade and I ran fast. I didn’t stop to walk at all. Around the 19 minute mark I was having a hard time catching my breath so I slowed to a jog for a minute to catch my breath. My bruised leg was hurting a bit. I crossed the Steel Bridge at 20 minutes and kept running.

Steel Bridge

I had a great time today!

Today’s Stats:

Time: 31:40 –Beat my best time by over a minute!

Nike+ Pace: 8’50”

Calories Burned: 411


When I got back to the office, I ate a Lean Cuisine frozen dinner. I think it was Linguine Carbonara. I also had 1/4 of a donut! It tasted wonderful too. πŸ™‚

Lunch-300 Calories

Have a great day! πŸ™‚

16 responses to “Fat Cat, Skinny Girl

  1. The Boyfriend


  2. I think the biggest issue from my childhood is following my mother’s example: she approaches the world through a filter of fear. I want to approach the world through a filter of love. I know that’s not directly pertinent to food, but I think it applies–I believe that I can be skinny and healthy, and I won’t be afraid of backsliding or giving up.

  3. Furry friends are the best – don’t you just love how they can be “fat” and never care! Yours are adorable πŸ™‚
    I don’t think my issues with food stemmed from my upbringing. We ate every dinner as a family (just myself, mom & dad) and it was usually healthy fare. My food issues developed as a byproduct of body/self-image issues.

  4. Your BF is too sweet! Awww!

    I have issues with my food touching. I have been that way since I was a kid. Not sure where it stems from though.

    LOL @ Fat Kitty. My friend has a rescue cat that does the same thing. Her name is Gretta. She has lost a few lbs. cuz her mama feeds her diet kitty food now.

  5. I think a lot of my food issues stem from my upbringing, but not at all because there was never enough food. My family is OBSESSED with food and everyone is a foodie.. and we always talk about what to have for the next meal while eating the current one. I think this led to me grasp onto food as something to help me when I was happy, sad, angry, lonely, etc etc. I’ve been working hard to reshape my thinking so that i see food as FUEL.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can’t wait to read through yours! Congrats on your terrific accomplishment. I hope you’re proud every day!

  7. Sounds like you had a great run – nice!

    I was brought up really healthily; a lot of home-grown food, home baked products etc. We rarely ever had junk which meant, of course, I went nutso on it when I was able to buy it myself. But I can’t blame my upbringing too much, I screwed myself up in regards to food all by myself.

  8. What a great run!!! WOO HOO!

  9. You just described my cat, too. He’s a rescue and we adopted him as an adult, and he has major food issues! He’s put on so much weight since we got him – he’s just obsessed with eating everything as much as possible as quickly as possible. Understandable, given his background. But frustrating, because like you guys, if we try to feed him less or restrict their food then my other cat will waste away. I don’t have the energy or space to try to feed them separately. So for now, he’ll have to just be chubby. πŸ™‚

    • Sounds exactly like my kitties! I tried switching to diet food and they let me know they didn’t like it by barfing all over! 😦 Poor babies. I try to chase him and get him to play to get exercise.

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