Day 72 – Feelin’ Large

Half Moon 5-15-10

Half Moon 5-15-10

I feel fat right now as I type this.  I am sick of feeling fat.  I weighed in at the doctor’s office for my knee on Tuesday and found out that I hadn’t lost any weight.  Are you fucking kidding me?  I have been busting my balls in yoga class for 5 months now – granted I took some time off, but when I think about my eating habits now compared to one year ago, they are night and day – and yet, the weight remains.

As of late, I have had trouble going number 2.  So I have increased my fruit intake tremendously.  This seems to have helped. 

Last summer I spent six weeks in Albuquerque and lost 10 lbs while I was there.  I think being away from the stress of my home life, my family life and being in sunshine day in and day out helped me relax and not stress out.  I also took three dumps a day when I was down there.  Now I struggle to take one.

Last year when I was doing a bunch of holistic stuff to try and rid myself of Graves Disease, I went to a lady for Jin Shin Jyutsu® and she told me that my pelvis area was really blocked and that once I figured out my digestive issues that the weight would melt off.

Half Moon 5/12/10

Half Moon 5/12/10

Based on what I have been eating during the day compared to last year coupled with sweating my ass off in yoga, I am beginning to think it is a digestive issue.  I do feel like a million bucks when I finally do take a dump.  (side note: I really cannot believe I am talking about this when I know there are people reading this – but I like to treat this blog as a journal of sorts – to track my progress and well, I tell the truth too much, I’ve been told).  Any insight from my readers would be much appreciated.

Today’s instructor was Maria.  There were only 6 students – love it!  And Maria really had a good time today – or so it appeared during final savansana when she was talking about how we were all syncronized and feeding off of everyone else’s energy.  My mind was too busy on all the things I needed to get done today, so I am not sure if I fed off the energy or not or just saw what people were doing in my peripheral vision.  My guess is the peripheral vision thing, but I am glad Maria was pleased with everyone in class.

Today’s pose is the 3rd part of Half Moon.  I am getting better at this one, although I do not believe that the photo does it justice. My goal is to go further in this posture.  I’ve got a great lower back and I intend on using it!  Class is early tomorrow morning, but it’ll be a short Friday one as usual.  Too bad I am not in bed right now getting some good Zs.

Oh, which brings up a good point – I intended on going on Wednesday, but my eyes were so heavy – I felt like I was in one of those dreams where you are so tired you cannot keep your eyes open.  So I went back to bed and since I had a 10am meeting, I couldn’t go to the 9am, 90-minute class.  Bummer.  Namaste.

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4 Responses to “Day 72 – Feelin’ Large”

  1. IDK if this will help you because you have fun complicated gastro/thyroid issues, but a book that has changed the way I think about my weight. It’s called Big, Fat, Lies and it’s by a fancy exercise physiologist/doctor dude. You might enjoy it.

    As for the poops, I feel your pain. I always ingest massive amounts of citrus, either clementines if it’s that season or oranges if it’s not. ANd by massive, I mean 3-4 oranges a day. It’s a lot. I do it for like 3-4 days to straighten my shit out. But I’ve never had chronic crap issues, just the occasional melt down (or lack thereof). Anyhow, worse case scenario, you eat delish oranges.

    • Jenny says:

      thanks for the tip. i am not a good reader. i think because i have two masters’ degrees and being forced to read for that long made me hate it. i have it on my list though, in case it comes out in an audio version.

      i might try the oranges too. another problem – not a huge orange fan! i am a particular eater i guess – but i do like fruit and veggies and have digested a lot lately! i think something funky is going on inside of me – hopefully i can get it straightened out.

      i appreciate the advice and help. please keep it coming.

  2. Jose Carlos says:

    I’ve got to say, this is a great post and a great blog alltogether.

  3. Emily says:

    IDK if this will help you because you have fun complicated gastro/thyroid issues, but a book that has changed the way I think about my weight. It’s called Big, Fat, Lies and it’s by a fancy exercise physiologist/doctor dude. You might enjoy it.

    As for the poops, I feel your pain. I always ingest massive amounts of citrus, either clementines if it’s that season or oranges if it’s not. ANd by massive, I mean 3-4 oranges a day. It’s a lot. I do it for like 3-4 days to straighten my shit out. But I’ve never had chronic crap issues, just the occasional melt down (or lack thereof). Anyhow, worse case scenario, you eat delish oranges.

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