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Friday, March 28, 2008

Pilates for Dummies

In the last 5 days, I've done Pilates 4 times. Yesterday I had such a killer sinus headache that I could barely function. I guess I should have done them anyway, but I didn't. So I moved on and got up early today to:

  • Journal
  • Pray
  • Do Pilates
  • Make Phil's lunch
  • and now I'm here.
I might have a thyroid problem--I'm making an appointment to get that checked. In the meantime, I'll just have to pretend that there is no reasonable explanation for my weight gain other than I'm lazy and I eat too much. LOL

I took a thyroid quiz online just now. It said I answered 30 out of 41 questions in a way that would indicate that I have a problem and I have a 73% chance of having an under active thyroid so I should see my physician very soon.

In 2006, I started at around 200 when I did the Weight Watchers point system. I didn't go to meetings or pay or anything like that, I just followed the points. I lost about 15lbs in 3 months and went from an 18 pants to a 14. I stayed that way for quite some time.

Then something happened over the last year and I've gained about 35-40lbs. That is just incredibly ridiculous!! I'm not gorging or eating non-stop. I don't have a horrible diet. I mean, I can see gaining back what I lost, but wow. This is honestly just uncalled for.

So I'll do Pilates. And go to the doctor. And figure this out. Because I'm fat, I'm tired all the time, I'm having intestinal issues, and I can't figure out what is going on.

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Kay said...

yeh, my thyroid konked out on me after my first baby. I actually had a goiter before I figured out that I wasn't just exhausted and fat from being a new mom.
Glad you're getting it checked!

heather said...

Yay! Welcome to the world of Pilates! I love Pilates.
And the Pilates for Dummies book is a good book (although mine has a different cover--do they have more than one version out there?). What I miss about the class, though, is having the instructor come around and note that teeny-tiny adjustment that makes all the different in the world, like you just piled on another 50 lbs of weights on to lift.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Oh Heather, I've done Pilates on and off since 2002. The longest stretch was back in 2003 when I did them for 6 weeks straight. I don't know why I stopped. LOL

The Pilates for Dummies cover is the VHS tape. I rotate that with a Windsor Pilates DVD I have.

I do love doing them. And it saves me from going to the Chiropractor.

I just want to be accountable this time and do them every day like that 6 week stretch I was talking about.

Jan Parrish said...

I need these DVD's. I should have my thyroid checked too.