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Pupdate

Who wants a pupdate?  That's a dumb question...everyone does! Who could resist hearing about my adorable 4 legged bully babies?!?!

Well, tis the season for T-Bone's biannual check up.  Boy, was he thrilled...not! I had to carry him back to the exam room as he decided he was not voluntarily going any further than the waiting room.

He's been an itchy son of a gun lately.  NON STOP SCRATCHING AND LICKING HIS FEET!!  I feel so bad AND it's so annoying.  He's on Claritin daily to try to help what allergies may be causing irritation.  The vet game him some prednisone to help give an extra boost and that has done pretty well, but perhaps its effects are starting to wear off :(  But we go back in another week so we shall address his issue again.  In the meantime, he's getting his medicated bath and I'm powdering his feet and belly.  On a not so good note, the doc noticed something in his ear.  He said he has a mass growing in the ear canal - eek!  He's never se…

Busy 2 weeks

I've been busy lately getting back into the groove of life post holidays.  This week completed week 2 of my 42 day challenge.  I actually haven't weighed myself so I don't know how many pounds I've lost, but I can definitely tell I've made some improvements...my clothes are fitting better, stomach is getting flatter (I say flatter, perhaps less bloated is better...I'll never be one with a 6 pack, but that's cool), and I can see some more muscle!  I'm hooked back on the gym and am I happy.

Although on my 42 day challenge, I have given up on sugar.  So, no Sour Patch Kids, Diet Dr. Pepper, cookies, ice cream...any of the crap I love.  Honestly, I feel better not eating it, but that does not mean I haven't craved it.  Cause I DO!  Will and I went to the movies this afternoon (saw Gold - it was good, you should see it!) and I can honestly say I don't think I've ever gone to a movie and not had Sour Patch Kids and/or popcorn.  OMG...it was a bit …

Back in Action

I'm happy to report that I've got my ass back in gear!  
With the new year, I decided that I'd join a new gym.  I loved Gold's but both my favorite instructors left, so I had no motivation to go back there without them.  So, I joined another place in town.  It's a bit more pricey, but I'm excited about some of the cool bonuses.  1) they offer Barre class - I've been dying to take this, so now I could take it everyday if I wanted.  2) the package I chose comes with a 1-hour personal training session each week!  and 3) the 42 day challenge, which I'll be participating in.  Basically, its extra training (3 1-hour sessions a week) plus meal plans and motivation to get back in shape.  I need it...my assessment said I'm 33% Fat - eek!  
So, I started back on my schedule on Monday!  Already I feel more energized and ready to take on the day.  I'm actually tired now at night, so I go to bed a better time (no more late movies).  However, I still haven&#…

ENT Round 3 - Really this time

So, I ventured back to the good ole ENT office for my first meeting with the ENT that specializes in voice boxes.  I met with his fellow first which was super nice.  He told me a guy down the hall in his college dorm had CF - pretty cool!  Talked about the voice and when it all started and all those fun details that led me to that appointment. 
Next came in the doctor with a student as well.  So, I sure got my money's worth ;)  The doctor was so great and knew about CF too! He told me a story about back in medical school (at UNC Chapel Hill), there was a CF patient and it was a huge deal that he was 22 years old.  Now, seeing me at 33 isn't that miraculous since life expectancy is so much greater.
Anyway, the doc was awesome.  They scoped me and took a peak to still see the nodules there.  Dang!  He then told me the most common 2 types of people to get nodules are singers and stay-at-home moms! LOL!  He asked if I yell a lot....hehehe.  I do talk to my dogs a lot and I guess I…