Saturday, September 13, 2008

Weekend Update

I would like to dedicate this post to my newly acquired cheerleaders, whom I have never actually met (except for Fitarella) in real life, but who have been a great source of advice and enthusiasm for me. Thank you ladies, for reminding me that strangers can still be kind, and that all of us are in the same boat {the aspiring to be healthy boat} together.

In other news, I'm exhausted. At the doctor's yesterday, I got blood drawn and an x-ray. She wants to rule out any problems with my thyroid because of the male pattern baldness (ok, the clumps of hair falling out). She thinks I have a bone spur which means that I am going to the gym today after work because I'm not in pain. And I will do low impact on my leggers.

I promise.


The Mandapants said...

Weird about the hair loss. Sorry you have to go through that! (I had it a couple years ago b/c of the ED and the no-good-fats-ness, but if you're carefully monitoring your good fats, you're a step ahead of where I was lol). Is it, like, clumpy loss or just random strands?

PS: Thanks for linking on the bone spur. I learned something new. :)

Hope you feel better!

fattygetsfit said...

It's clumps, every time I run my fingers through it wet or dry...every time I shampoo/condition...every time I brush it...out it comes! I still have a full head of it, don't get me wrong. I'm just concerned by the sheer amount of hair I'm losing. Even my hairdresser was like "whoa!" and then tried her hardest not to make an ewwwie face when I shed some clupmage on her comb!!!

MizFit said...

Im feeling for you as well.
Ive been through that when I was STRESSSLAMMED and it's so hard mentally I know.

PLEASE keep us posted/updated.

Miz., who HAD to laugh at the way your write/the hairdresser description :)

tokaiangel said...

The hair thing happens to me when I get stressed - it's really scary! Try to be nice to yourself when you get the chance, you're working so hard!

Bone spurs sound sore. Have you tried ibuprofen GEL on them?? I used it on my back when I get a particular spot that hurts and it's amazing for fast pain relief. It's honestly like somebody's just flipped a switch. PAIN = OFF.

With you, as ever, on the low impact!

TA x