I know this post is late because it is already Wednesday and I weighed in on Monday evening. But it has been a hectic week for me and I haven’t had much time to write a blog post, so I wanted to wait until after my appointment with the Ear Nose Throat (ENT) doctor so that I can share an update on my health as well, since that has really had an impact on my weight recently.
I weighed in on Monday and I knew I was going to have a gain. I went out to eat most days last week and made poor choices so I knew that my weigh in was not going to be good. I gained 4.2lbs and was really disappointed in myself but I know exactly why and I have to just move forward from this.
I am still having problems with my throat, it hurts to swallow, talk and even breathe sometimes. As I mentioned in a previous post, I had a ct scan of my throat done at the end of June and I just saw the ENT doctor today and got the results. He told me that there wasn’t anything that showed up on the ct scan on the left side of my throat that would explain the pain that I have been having. He did however mention that I have a large cyst on the right side of my thyroid. This was a huge surprise to me because I don’t feel any lumps on that side and I haven’t experienced much discomfort there so I’m not sure what is causing my pain on the left side.
He recommended that I get an ultrasound of my thyroid done and possibly a needle biopsy to see exactly what it is. Unfortunately, I live in a very rural area and there are no medical facilities nearby that can do this. So I have to travel to a city about 2 hours away to have this done. So he is putting in a referral to a different ENT doctor where they will be able to do these procedures and figure out what needs to be done. So basically it is like getting a second opinion because I am hoping that this new doctor will have more expertise and better technology to help figure out what is causing this pain, as well as address the cyst on my thyroid.
So it is now another waiting game, I have to wait until the new ENT calls to set up an appointment. I am hoping I will get a call yet this week, but I am trying not to get my hopes up. I also don’t know how soon I will get in to see this doctor so I could be waiting a while and that is unfortunate. I have been suffering from this sore throat for way too long and I really need answers as soon as possible.
Having this problem with my throat is really affecting my weight loss journey and I am trying so hard this week to stay on track. Today I did splurge quite a bit because my emotions were high and all I really wanted was some cold ice cream to help soothe my throat. I also ordered some pizza for supper so I went way over my points, but I am going to get right back on track tomorrow.
It has been a busy week for me because I am babysitting my nephew and haven’t been able to go to the gym. But I plan to get back to the gym on Monday so that I can try to stick to my exercise routine and get the scale moving in the right direction. It is very frustrating to see the scale moving up, but I know that if I stay focused, I will be successful.
I have almost all of my meals planned out for this week so that I can stay on track. We are going to a family BBQ this weekend but I plan to keep my portions small and be more mindful of what I am choosing to eat. Usually there are some healthy options to choose from so I will stay on track as much as possible.