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Hi! My name is Michelle and I am 31 years old.
I have always struggled with my weight, and with my health. In middle school I was diagnosed with a reading disability and was told I would have trouble just making it through high-school. I worked my rear off and not only did I finish HS, I have my four year college degree. It was not easy, and was especially tough my senior year when I became ill.

Not long after I graduated college I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, at the time, it was more "we don't really know what you have so we're going to call it fibromyalgia."
It's taken almost 8 years but I finally have a doctor who is willing to work with me. My new diagnosis of Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease has brought more questions than answers. Will it be Lupus? Rheumatoid Arthritis? Sjogren's Syndrome?

Whatever the result is, the answer is the same: don't give up! Strive to live healthier. And as my stepdad says, "exercise and drink water." (It's his answer to every question!)


Member Since: 10/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,192

My Goals:
My main goal is to be healthy. Here are a few specific goals:
*get to healthy BMI
- between 135-140 lbs
*build my muscle strength
*raise my energy level
*learn how to lower stress.


My Program:
-Track Nutrition Every Day
-Start out with 10 minutes of light movement 5 days a week.
-Build up to walking 30-45 minutes 5 days a week.
-Stretch every day.
-Find exercises that do not aggravate my fibromyalgia.
-Focus on the positive in life.



Personal Information:
I am originally from Knoxville, TN...GO VOLS! But I have been transplanted to Columbia, SC. Besides my mom and step dad, I have three brothers (two in S. Korea), a sister, two sisters-in-law, seven nieces and one nephew. Oh, and I have a frog named Thor.


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  • v WOLFKITTY
    Another year, another you!
    All the best!
    Jocelyn
    1200 days ago
  • v WOLFKITTY
    Hi! It looks like you're not on the Done Girl team anymore... Regardless, though, I want to wish you a VERY happy birthday!! I hope that the year ahead is filled with even more success!

    Take care!
    Jocelyn

    1566 days ago
  • v MELAPHANTN
    Hi, I also have Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease. I also have the same questions about "What will it be?"

    I found this info online if you are interested.

    http://www.hss.edu/conditions_14568.asp

    Nice to meet someone with the same thing. Also, check out a great auto-immune group, Lupus-Team butterfly for anyone with an auto-immune disease. It's very supportive.

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    1903 days ago
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    1928 days ago
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