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I participated in a St. Patty's Day 1 mile race in March 2010. I came in last but I finished.



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Losing weight with chronic illness:

See the picture of me just before a 1 mile race in March 2010? Back then, my illnesses (fibromyalgia, Sjogren's Syndrome, hypothyroidism, and migraines) were difficult but I could find ways to do much of what I wanted. However, since late summer, those problems have intensified. There is no way that I can run a 1 mile race right now. I can barely walk a block due to the pain of my illnesses. Yet, I still have a positive outlook and try to look at the funny side of things. All of this has led to ...
See the picture of me just before a 1 mile race in March 2010? Back then, my illnesses (fibromyalgia, Sjogren's Syndrome, hypothyroidism, and migraines) were difficult but I could find ways to do much of what I wanted. However, since late summer, those problems have intensified. There is no way that I can run a 1 mile race right now. I can barely walk a block due to the pain of my illnesses. Yet, I still have a positive outlook and try to look at the funny side of things. All of this has led to an abrubt change in how I look at weight loss. As I try daily just to handle my basic requirements, I am not as hard on myself about needing to lose weight which, suprisingly, has led to weight loss. I do not keep a journal of my food other than to track for triggers that may worsen my conditions and I do not exercise to burn calories but to ease the stiffness and maintain some degree of mobility. Adjusting my medications has helped tremendously too. The munchies are gone and I no longer feel it necessary to drink soda for the caffeine.

I have been using this site for awhile now and, for me, it has been somewhere to go when I need to take my mind of the things I cannot change. Here I have found others with the same health issues I have and the same struggles I have who have also been trying to look on the brighter side of life.
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Member Since: 8/30/2010

SparkPoints: 2,708

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My Goals:
Be able to walk for 30 minutes three days a week.

My Program:
Walking program: start out walking 2 minutes three times a day, three days a week and gradually build to walking 10 minutes three times a day, three days a week.

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I live in Sioux Falls, SD, although I am originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota. Every so often, I dream of moving somewhere that doesn't reach the 100s during the summer and my boyfriend dreams of a place that doesn't go below 40 in the winter.

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I love to do so many things: reading, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing video games, watching movies and television, baking, cooking, and photography. I make jewelry when my hands cooperate (which is not often). I have Sjogren's Syndrome, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, damaged discs in my spine, chronic bursitis in my hip, and possibly psoriatic arthritis. I live in chronic pain and can't do much most of the time which has definitely contributed to my weight gain as have the medications I take. Ideally, I would like to lose 100 pounds, but I think I'll just settle for 10 pounds right now.

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JESSIELOVE78
3/25/2011 3:50:49 PM

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3/21/2011 4:18:01 PM

You are having a super duper Monday!!



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1/25/2011 7:58:21 AM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"



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1/22/2011 9:13:50 PM

Thank you for all of the encouragement! It means a lot to have so much support.



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1/22/2011 1:01:09 AM

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