Since Matt and I are reality TV junkies we decided to give the Biggest Loser a chance this season (I know, I know...it's been on for like a bazillion seasons already). Anyway, we're hooked. So when we got the opportunity to actually participate in a Biggest Loser competition we jumped on the chance!
Our vet has started a Biggest Loser competition for their more "healthy" clients and of course they asked Buford to participate! At first, I was a bit offended that they thought our dog was overweight enough to be a contestant but upon further examination of the situation I've decided that this is a great thing! I mean, why not? We love the Biggest Loser, Buford has been concerned about the upcoming bathing suit season, and we could all use the exercise! Plus, there are restaurant gift certificates available to the winner of the monthly weigh-ins and remember, I'm all about food these days.
Both Matt and Buford were asked to sign Biggest Loser contracts. Matt's outlined that we would no longer provide unhealthy treats, we would exercise Buford daily, and we would reduce his food intake somewhat (he's already on Light food). Buford's contract stated that he wouldn't beg for treats. Poor guy...he's not keeping up his end of the bargain. Buford is contracted to lose five pounds total. As for treats, he gets carrots and green beans. Again, poor guy.
The vet took "before" pictures (a side view and an overhead view) and you can see Buford and his competition at their website. I think I've linked it directly...
So wish us luck as we try to win the Biggest Loser doggie style!