This week’s weigh-in was amazing! I had a large gain last week, so I knew that I would lose that and more. I stayed on track all week and worked out, so that really made a difference. It just shows that if you follow the plan and get some exercise in, you will succeed! I just have to keep it up and stay on track as much as I can so that I can keep having some good losses.
Yesterday I went to see the new ENT doctor and my husband accompanied me because we weren’t sure what they would do and I was thankful to have him along. The doctor looked in my ears, nose and throat and said that everything looked good to him, which wasn’t a surprise because that’s what the other ENT doctor had said. He told me that I have a nice size nodule on my thyroid and that he wanted to order an ultrasound of it and a biopsy to make sure that it’s not cancer. For my throat pain, he said that sometimes thyroid nodules can cause that so he wants me to take ibuprofen regularly to try to see if that helps. And as far as my ear pain, he doesn’t think it is my ear at all, and thinks it could possibly be my spine that is causing the pain, so he ordered a cervical spine ct for that.
So I have the ultrasound and ct scan this Thursday and the biopsy of the nodule is next Wednesday. In the meantime I am miserable and my throat hurts so bad. I have never in my life had a sore throat that lasted this long and it’s frustrating to feel like it’s never going to get better. I just want to feel normal again and at this point it just seems like that’s not going to happen. I hope and pray that it does, but I don’t know what else to think at this point.
I am working hard to stay on track, despite all of this chaos. I have to travel two hours away for these tests and it’s tempting to stop and eat whatever I want at fast food places, but I’m trying to be careful of the points I am using, so I am planning ahead what I’m going to eat so that I don’t give in to those temptations. Yesterday I didn’t bring a snack along, so we ended up bringing pizza home to eat. But when I go tomorrow I am going to plan where I’m going to eat lunch and bring a snack to eat on the way home so that I can wait to eat supper at home. Next week when I have the biopsy done, I’m not sure how I will feel afterwards so I will just have to wait and see how I feel and do my best to stay within my points. I might not even feel like eating after having needles stuck in my neck, so we will see.
So this week I have all of my meals planned out and I am determined to stay on track. I used most of my weeklies yesterday so I have to be mindful of that and make sure I don’t go over my points the rest of the week. I plan to go work out at least 3 more days this week so that will definitely help. I might add in a work out on Sunday just because I missed Tuesday and next week I won’t be able to work out on Wednesday. I want to try to be as consistent with working out as I can. Hopefully I will have another good weigh in on Monday as long as I continue to work hard.