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In 2007 I graduated with a Media Arts degree, a course I thoroughly enjoyed and found rewarding, but during the course and since then have had both mental health (depression and anxiety) and physical problems (the latter being mainly fatigue and unexplained joint/muscle pain affecting my mobility). I am constantly looking for ways to regain my confidence and physical fitness, and be out there once again, living life rather than as I currently do, spending months not going outdoors at all. ...
In 2007 I graduated with a Media Arts degree, a course I thoroughly enjoyed and found rewarding, but during the course and since then have had both mental health (depression and anxiety) and physical problems (the latter being mainly fatigue and unexplained joint/muscle pain affecting my mobility). I am constantly looking for ways to regain my confidence and physical fitness, and be out there once again, living life rather than as I currently do, spending months not going outdoors at all.

Guilt about my problems and resulting inability to be in employed work is an annoying side effect.

An immediate goal is to seek a diagnosis of what is the cause of the fatigue and aches and pains. It is possible it is Fibromyalgia. I am optimistic that it will then be possible to gradually improve my fitness, through understanding of the condition and such things as careful pacing. I do hope I will then reach a level of fitness that will enable me to work toward and achieve some (maybe all!) my ambitions:

-Make short films

-Re-create my social life

-Take up outdoor sports (rambling, sailing, rock climbing)

-Bring romance back into my life!

-Live and work abroad

-Regularly enjoy culture

-Campaign on issues I care about

-De-clutter, thoroughly clean and decorate my lovely home
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Member Since: 10/4/2009

My Goals:
Update June 2010: As the physical problems just seem to be worsening, my first goal now is to see the Doctor and have a diagnosis of just what is causing the fatigue, and aches and pains. My next goal will then be to work towards managing the problem in a way which enables me to do as much as is possible, rather than alternating between doing too little and then trying to do too much (and ending up wracked with pain/exhausted)
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My Program:
Exercise gently every day which will help avoid further detoriation in mobility



Eat a healthy, nutritious and energising diet



Meditate (or Qigongg) daily



Use SP exercise and food trackers



Pace myself





Personal Information:
From the UK.



My two sons are now adults, and I want to regain my fitness and confidence to enjoy this new independence. A major ambition is to live and work abroad for a while.

Other Information:
Five and ten percent interim goals:



177lbs (5% of start wt)

168lbs (10% of start wt)

160lbs (5% of 168lbs)

151lbs (10% of 168lbs)

143lbs (5% of 151lbs)

136lbs (10% of 151lbs)

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Member Comments:
_MAOMAO_
6/6/2010 4:06:52 AM

Hey there, welcome to Fibro Friends! You've joined an incredibly supportive team. We're here for your weight loss, fitness, motivation. It looks like you don't have a diagnosis yet, but given enough similar symptoms and experiences, I hope we can be of help. Fibro and similar conditions do change losing weight & getting fit - but they don't stop us unless we let them. Even having a day full of obstacles & not letting that stop us the next day is progress. Make it a goal to make progress every day, even when all you do is 10 minutes of slow stretching in a couple 5 minute sessions. It will make so much difference.

This forum, including the Reading Room, is full of fibro resources. Spark's tools are fantastic, I couldn't do this w/o the trackers. There's so much to learn, articles and slideshows & videos, including Coach Nicole's workout videos. The support is the best part & it's endless!

Feel free to come introduce yourself at the team, we'd love to get to know you.

Enjoy getting healthy & fit!

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ASPENHUGGER
6/1/2010 6:51:44 PM

Oh Pampered Princess for June! Couldn't happen to a nicer person! Revel in it!



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-WISPY-
5/30/2010 8:34:57 PM

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Hi there PAMPERED PRINCESS FOR JUNE - Welcome Home.
We are so happy to have you with us.

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DEMURALIST
5/27/2010 9:34:46 AM

I like to think of my journey as continuous as opposed to stops and starting over. Every event and every person I encounter has a positive message to impart to me, I just need to be open to the message. I am excited to hear yours! Thanks for adding me as a friend. Chris



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JXNCHICORY
5/11/2010 11:14:13 AM

Found your comment on the Sleep Challenge Team page and wondered how you're doing - whether you went for a sleep test?
I really like your interim goals chart. I found the Obama Yes We Can in 2012 team via your page, and I'm a humanist, so we share some similar values.
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