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I have been wrestling with the side effects of new medications and steroid injections for pain. These have been resulting in weight gain, weakness and extreme fatigue. I am not sure how I can do this, but I am ready to try again. It is my way of fighting all of this garbage....








New antidepressant and pain meds started April 9. The only major change so far is weight gain and bloating. I went to a great, rejuvinating Women's Retreat ...
I have been wrestling with the side effects of new medications and steroid injections for pain. These have been resulting in weight gain, weakness and extreme fatigue. I am not sure how I can do this, but I am ready to try again. It is my way of fighting all of this garbage....








New antidepressant and pain meds started April 9. The only major change so far is weight gain and bloating. I went to a great, rejuvinating Women's Retreat this past weekend and hope for new beginnings....

Prayer is a BIG part of my life. I continually fight a depression that has overwhelmed me since February. Lack of support at home and severe pain have compounded the depression. Spring is here and I continue to HOPE! With a doctor's appointment near, I hope for help . Overeating when in pain (emotionally and physically) combines with inactivity due to the pain and makes bad results. This is my first day back here in a long time. Please pray for me!



HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am beginning again, after gaining 2 pounds since November. I pray for strength each day, and continue to hope for a release from this horrendous pain. Exercise is beginning again - through the pain...I will try -- My strength comes from the LORD!!







Four weeks since I started again, and I have lost 8 pounds!!! I still have to struggle with pain and sabotage, but, through the grace of God, I am succeeding and am on goal!!! Praise and thank GOD!

I don't know where or how to even begin again.... I keep getting sabotaged eveery time I get a good start.....My pain levels have increased, as well as my depression levels. I have lost my initiative after being told not to incovenience my family by dieting!!! I just don't know how to 'sneak' diet!!!! I NEED HELP !!!






Here I am, starting over again...I have recovered (as much as I can) from shingles and some infection that closely mimcked shingels, but affected my eyes, facial nerves, mouth, tongue and throat. Needless to say, moving and eating were not the easiest things to do.
Now I am back to the fibromyalgia, with the shingle and remnants of the throat and mouth pain added. I AM DETERMINED TO NOT GIVE UP!!!!
I got rid of the old treadmill, exercise bike and strider that I couldn't use anyway. I am going to concentrate on Wii and weights and walking when I an able.... I hope I can do it....

WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!!!


Hooray! I made it through Thanksgiving without the scale moving!!! I spent the weekend doing the cleaning, laundry and decorating needed to start getting ready for Christmas so it doesn't all happen at once. With new support from family and from my girl friend, things are going well.

Today is a new start .. again.. With God's constant presence, and the support of my friends, I hope to keep this going to good results.

Things just keep getting put off.... I am really good at rationalization and excuses.. Now my girlfriend and I are trying to support each other. Maybe having someone I know support and hold me accountable will help......

The depression is slowly lifting, THANK GOD! Celebration of anniversaries - mine and my parents' (50th) is done and I am ready to buckle down and get working on my attitude and my health. It's time to stop just talking the talk and to start walking the walk...literally and figuatively!


The depression from constant physical and emotional pain is weighing me down more than the pounds. I am trying so very hard to keep my eyes and hope in the LORD.... any progress has been removed, though. I'm very discouraged and frustrated.

After months of visits to three different doctors, occupational and physical therapy, and different dosages of meds, things are FINALLY starting to even out. I'm ready....

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I would like to be a healthier, stronger person; able to fulfill God's purpose for my life.

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