Jenn........ sorry about the spasms - ouch! My first mammogram was at the age of 18. My boyfriend (now my husband) found a small lump. It was deemed to be a fatty tissue and nothing to be concerned about. Since I'm now 51 I've had one every year since I turned 35 - and then sometimes double because something "doesn't look quite right". So far no worries. My dad's sister had breast cancer so that ups my chances by a little. I did have a scare with cervical cancer. Thanks to the ex husband I developed cervical dysplasia (due to the HPV virus that is sexually transmitted - and with my sexual history he was the only possible source). I was fine one year - the next WHAM - severe dysplasia. Doc said she'd never seen anything grow that fast. The really scarey part is that I was going to skip that year - if I had I would have ended up with full blown cervical cancer - and likely would not be here today typing this message to you! I had a cone biopsy to remove the offending cells and I've been fine since. Last test showed that I no longer have the virus - yeah for my bodies ability to fight it off! So, that means I should not have to worry about cervical cancer again.
Women issues........ eeesh.
I have to track or I'm WAY off the grid! I could easily eat 2000 calories a day without batting an eye......... I do love to eat. Tracking helps keep my appetite reeled in and my calories under control. For example -- I came home from work and was feeling hungry-ish. I decided to snack on some almond butter. Normally I will be able to judge about when I have had a serving (32 grams) -- but I wasn't paying attention - and I was really enjoying it. Good thing I weighed the container before I started munching - cuz it turned out I had swallowed 94 grams!!!!! If I hadn't been weighing and measuring I would not have known that I just ate 540 calories --- 18 carbs, 51 fats, and 21 proteins. Its just too easy to go overboard. So, I watch everything that goes in my mouth. Dinner will be nothing but pork tonight.