A total of 27 minutes today!
And over 2 miles!
I did go twice today; once in the morning, and then again when Mr. Creative got home. He filled up his tires and came with.
AND....I DIDN'T WALK MY BIKE UP THE HILL.
I freakin made it. There's some serious cheesy background music playing in my head right now.
As I coasted into to driveway and almost smacked into the Mazda, I was sure I was having a heart attack...turns out that's what exercise feels like when you're out of shape....🤷
If you know me, you know one of my best pals, Michell from Girl in Air.
We made an exercise pact today. We have about 16 weeks until our Vegas trip for our annual Flourish Conference. (if you're a creative or an entrepreneur I'll talk to you about this later) I can't go to Vegas and not bask in the sun by the pool, so I've got some serious work to do.
16 weeks and 35lbs to lose. Do you think I can do it?
We'll find out lol
Want to know why I'm on a health journey?
About 8 months ago I had a health scare.
I went into my doctor and she told me my thyroid felt a bit large.
We did some blood work and my TSH and antibodies were ridiculously high.
So she referred me to an endocrinologist and off I went.
The endocrinologist told me I had a mass in my thyroid and they would need to do a biopsy. Now, I've had issues with my thryroid for years. I was diagnosed with hashimotos about 5 years ago, but I've had things under control with medication for a while now.
I was terrified that it was cancer and thus the freakout began.
I stopped going to the gym and pretty much just started eating.
We finally got the biopsy done and I was looking forward to having some answers. Good or bad, as long as I knew.
The biopsy came back as inconclusive, which is an incredibly frustrating result. "You may have cancer, but eh, we don't know. See you back in 3 months!" I was seriously a wreck. Then my busy season hit and I didn't have time to do much about anything.
In January, I was supposed to go back and get biopsy #2 done.
But I'd been doing some research on inconclusive test results and found there was a new test that worked with genetics and could give you a better result.
The problem? It wasn't done in Wyoming *big shocker there, hm?*
So I went to my primary, and asked her for a referral to the University of Utah. She told me she'd be happy to do that, but suggested I get a 2nd opinion on the x-ray from a general surgeon here in town. Which we did.
Turns out there's not a mass in my thyroid. They're pretty sure it was just a swollen lymph node the entire time. How does a endocrine doctor think that your swollen lymph node is a mass in your thyroid? No one knows.
I was pretty upset about it for a while. I even considered a lawsuit, but decided that wasn't me. I just wanted to move on from it.
During those 4 months, the depression, lack of exercise and eating too mcuh ice cream didn't do much for my girlish figure ;) and I have some work to do.
Here's the moral of my story.
Get a 2nd opinion. Always. Right away. Don't wait 4 months.
Don't let some doctor stick a needle into your lymph node and trust that he knows what he's doing. I know we're supposed to trust these people...but they obviously don't always know what's right.
Signing off for now!