This past week was a whirlwind. Started off with a CT scan regarding my tonsils and ended with thyroid testing. A multi-nodular goiter was discovered pretty much by sheer chance. I have further testing this week to make sure it isn't cancerous. My doctor is 99% sure I'm completely fine. I'll feel better when he's 100% sure. That said, all this testing has me longing for the days of simply dreading a tonsillectomy! I still have an appointment for that next week.
I feel a bit like the lame racehorse in the BodyMedia FITness challenge. I started off strong but all of this health stuff has tripped me up more than I thought it would. I do encourage you to read the posts by the other bloggers because they are showing great examples of what real athletes can do with the CORE armband. I wish I was setting new personal best records for steps, minutes of activity, and great sleep. Instead, I'm moving as much as I can and resting more than I wish I needed to during this challenge. The visual reminder of the armband on my arm each day keeps me pushing forward. It's a constant reminder that slacking on accountability right now isn't going to help my health one bit. Mentally, I'm in a very positive place even though my body is a bit worn out!
I've lost almost nine pounds during the challenge (I'm fluctuating between 185-186). I fully admit that this largely due to limited appetite from back to back courses of antibiotics. I'll be done with the medication tomorrow and hope to get some real energy back soon! I'm still eating clean healthy foods. I'm also exercising as much as I can without wearing myself out. Light weightlifting and walking are what I'm sticking with these days.
We have one week left in this challenge. I'm going to finish strong!
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