Sedated Freddie !

After a number of health episodes in 2017, Freddie was finally diagnosed with Cushings Disease in January 2018. Cushings effects his adrenal and pituitary glands, and also causes skin and coat issues which was the final clue to help identify it.

Fred has responded well to medication, but he needs ultrasounds and bloodwork every 6 months to monitor his health.

Freddie doesn’t like to be still or pinned down so he need to be sedated for the ultrasounds and the poor guy is always in a daze for the next few hours.

Initial reports for the ultrasound are positive, no major changes since his last one which is good news. Hoping to hear from the vet tomorrow to confirm that with the bloodwork and continue with our current course of treatment.

Halloween 2018 makeup reveal is TONIGHT!!!
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Here’s a look back at some previous years!
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Fun fact: I love over the top makeup!
Most people don’t know this about me because I wear almost no makeup on a regular basis. That’s because if I can’t wear giant fake eyelashes daily than why even bother!

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Honestly doing my Halloween makeup is one of my favorite forms of creativity each year. I’m glad to have tapped into my creativity more through some other channels these past few months, but Halloween make-up is always a favorite.

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Tonight I’m revealing my 2018 makeup. Like most years I get inspired almost a full year ahead of time so I’ve been waiting to put my look to the test. Only once back have I done a test run of my makeup and that was back in 2010. I like the excitement of having it all come together for the big night!

I’m applied to two fitness instructor jobs yesterday not knowing if and when I’d heard back. Well I heard back from one this morning. I have an audition on 11/5. I’m scared and excited! Of course she wants to see me teach a little of the squat, chest, back, lunge tracks AKA none of my training tracks. Luckily I’ve been working on back and lunge already, but I have work to do to get ready for it!
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Any advice for a first time instructor audition?
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#lesmillsbodypump #bodypumpinstructor #newbieinstructor #fitnessmotivation #goals #purpose
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It is both frustrating and lovely to be trapped in the high 170s for the essentially the last 3 months.
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The light blue are my actual weigh ins and dark blue is my trend weight.
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I’d rather be here than stuck in the high 180s or 190s which I’ve known AALLLL too well over the last 8 years. Slow and steady wins the race.
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I need to remember to shift my mindset and also count not gaining a bunch of weight these past 3 months as a victory too. I’d STILL love to see 168 by New Years Eve, but I won’t be devastated if I’m not there. I just don’t want to be too hard on myself and “give up” until I can 100% refocus and restart after the holidays. I’m determined to stay on the wagon! So Giddyup!
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Todays’s WIW: 177.5
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