This morning I got up and did a Bridge to 10K workout. I just went up a little in run time -- this week, I do three 17-minute running intervals with one-minute walks in between, plus the warmup and cooldown walks. I felt pretty tired for the rest of the day -- I think my body is still recovering from my trip.
I hope that's the reason that the scale weighed me in at 177 today at the endocrinologist's. I really liked him. He explained a lot of things to me about what's going on with my thyroid and said that I can't expect to see the antibodies go away in future tests -- once they are there, they're there. He did another ultrasound on my thyroid and there are a couple of nodules there. He couldn't tell if the largest one was on my thyroid or my parathyroid. He wants to have me try a higher dose of the thyroid medication, get a blood test, and come in for a follow-up visit. We talked a little about my weight and he was very matter-of-fact and nonjudgmental about it. I have samples of the new dosage to try out -- he said that I should wait to fill the new prescription until I know how well I tolerate the much higher dose. I will be taking 137 mcg of Synthroid, up from 50. He said that was a moderate dose for someone of my height and weight.
I had some thoughts about buying flowers to plant since it's such a beautiful day outside, but I felt lethargic and sleepy, so I decided to read Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything in bed and took a little nap. I'm hoping that my energy will be better tomorrow. I am working on a review in my head of the book and will probably post it in the next few days. I have read other Geneen Roth books but this one is much more down-to-earth and practical than the previous ones and has a little more focus on the how-to and whys of her program.
I'm just trying to get myself out of the house and moving now... wish me luck!