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 rough...the lady next to me was chowing down on some popcorn and I just wanted to reach over and grab a bite.  Instead, I drank my bottle of water and ate my protein bar.  Not as great, but I'll be happy I made that decision when I'm in the gym tomorrow morning.

This past Wednesday, I went to the speech therapist for the vocal nodules.  It was pretty interesting.  We did some exercises and she used her software and told me my voice is at the range of a mans!! HAHA!  Holy cow!  I always had such a high squeaky voice, it's hard to imagine that.  So, I was given some exercises to practice at home to train me to use my voice correctly (apparently, I yell too much and strain my vocal chords).  Again, she advised me to rest my voice and not talk unless I really need to...but that's impossible.  I'd need to be locked in a room all by myself in order for that to happen...and I'd probably end up talking to myself.  Oh boy.  I'll go back in 2 weeks and we'll see if I've made any improvements.

On another doctor note, I had a dermatologist appointment and I'm happy to report that I didn't have any funny looking moles that needed removed...yippee.  I'm good til my next appointment in 6 months.

I started Cayston on Wednesday.  It was supposed to be Saturday, but being that it was my first refill on my new insurance, we hit a few snags.  I had to switch my pharmacy from Pharmaceutical Specialties to Foundation Care.  I'd never heard of them, but they are one of the few that supply Cayston, so you gotta go where you can get the goods.  I feel like I started coughing a bit this weekend (perhaps from Cayston) and I had a slight sore throat this morning...don't know why.  That's not normal, but maybe I slept with my mouth open?!

Other than that, nothing to report.  I had the pups at the vet, but I'll do that in a separate post as to not make this insanely long.

Hope everyone has a great week!!


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