Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Goal: Keep the FM flares to a bare minimum, none if possible
- Keep taking meloxicam and cymbalta
- Maintain good sleep hygiene
- Keep up exercise regimen
Goal: Loose 10 lbs, 1-2 inches from waist, 1-2 inches from hips, tone
- Belly dance - Mondays
- Yoga -Saturdays
- Strength training - Tues, Thurs, Sun
- Walks/elliptical - T,W,Th,F
- Keep up health diet -- shoot for around 1800 cal/day
Friday, July 30, 2010
I've been fighting a nasty fibro-related headache for almost 3 weeks now. I tried Tylenol the first week or so, then broke down and went to the doctor. Not a migraine, but seriously tight muscles in my "wing" region that were referring pain to my head. It felt like white hot daggers were being stabbed into 4 specific places in my head, like someone had a voodoo doll of me! 10 days of muscle relaxants and naproxen got rid of 3 of the 4 knives. My magical massage lady can't get me in 'til the 10th, but she suggested the chiro. My chiropractor, Mary, adjusted away, and seems to have slayed the beast! Woo hoo!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I'm eating healthier and exercising more than I ever have in my entire life, but I keep gaining weight. I know it's due to my prescriptions, but something must help to counteract that, right?
I'm almost to the point that I have to buy bigger pants!
But on the bright side, my pain is well managed, I eat my 5-a-day, and exercise (moderately) around 60 minute per day. If my pants fit better, I'd be super-duper happy!
So, how many more calories do I need to cut and how much more exercise do I need to add to counteract the drugs?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Since I had to abandon my Elimination Diet experiment for a while (due to confounding medication changes), I'm starting another non-pain related experiment. Using the Calorie Differential Over Time Chart and compairing it to the graph of my weight loss in the same time periods, I noticed I lost the most weight when I was averaging around 1500 calories per day and exercising about 1500 calories per week -- 1500/1500 -- easy to remember! The medication I'm on changes my metabolism and/or makes me retain a lot of water, so I've found it hard to figure out where I should be in the calorie/day range Spark gives, since it doesn't take into account my turtle-y metabolism.
So, I'm going to try and shoot for 1500/1500 the next couple of weeks and see what happens!
Question for the group: How do *you* use Sparks charts and graphs?
Monday, July 12, 2010
I wanted to let my fellow fibromites know that I'm conducting a diet experiment on myself to see if I can find some foods that might be aggrevating my fibromyalgia. I don't really like Spark's blog (I like to swear, and I want to own my work), so I've set up a page on my Blogger page, linked below. The experiment is N=1 (just me), so the findings might not be generalizable, but the methods will be, should one want to conduct one's own experiment.
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