Jillian Michaels says she put her chubby chihuahua, Baxter, on a serious weight loss plan after she brought him to a taping of the show only to have his TV debut axed.
As she puts it, I dont know whether he was cut because he was fat or because they didnt want to humanize me.
Baxter isnt solely to blame for his excess baggage Michaels admits she often indulged his guilty pleasure of eating keftethes, or Greek meatballs.
Says Michaels, It got so bad that the owners at the restaurant would always ask if he wanted one.
Since going on the doggie diet a month ago, Baxter has lost a pound and is down to 11 pounds.
Michaels hopes to help Baxter lose 3 more pounds by October, which is when the doggone duo are scheduled to judge the 2006 National PetFit Challenge.
Its a Fido-oriented physical fitness contest taking place in New York and Michaels doesnt want to be hounded by criticism for her pear-shaped pooch.
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