Monday, December 2, 2013
Slim in 6 for the Holidays Challenge - Week 4
Monday night I went to the dentist for the first time in about 10 years. I still have no dental insurance so everything has to be paid via the Care Credit financing. The hygienist was surprised that I didn't have so much that needed taken care of not having had a cleaning for so long. My one tooth that bothers me off and on (and is broken) the dentist gave the option of saving it with a root canal or extracting it. Not only because of the price difference but why would you do a root canal for just one molar? There are also 7 cavities that need filled.
Since when do they take your blood pressure at the dentist's office? The tech (for lack of knowledge of her title) tried the arm cuff but it wouldn't work through my sweater. She then used the wrist cuff but that said my blood pressure was high (she never gave me the numbers though). Nevertheless I think it'd have something to do with the headache I've had since the 19th. I asked the doctor's office about it and they suggested that I go in and possibly get a Toradol injection. Is anyone familiar with this for headache relief?
I was up another 1.4 lbs this week. I think it was the combination of TOM and this terrible headache. By the time I got to the doctor Friday my weight had already dropped back to where it was last week. The doctor said my neck/shoulder muscles are super tight so we're trying a muscle relaxer (Flexeril). If the headaches/tightness don't improve by my regular appointment on the 9th we'll look at physical therapy.
It was a slow week with the challenge also. Two of us had a gain and the one that had been losing 4 lbs had a smaller loss. There are only two weeks left so we'll see what they bring!
This was our simple Thanksgiving dinner...white asparagus for Benny and green beans for me. I cooked a 18.5 lb turkey and this was just what Benny first cut off.
Afterwards I started working on Austin's Minecraft Cake. Benny said it's too sweet for him so he hasn't had any more. So what am I going to do with all this cake and jello? LOL