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Does Sugar = Pain?

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Okay, I don't actually have video of me chowing down on cake and ice cream but it doesn't matter; photos and mirrors will do the same trick. I have been deluding myself with the idea that I am able to control my sugar intake just by watching it - sure - I've been watching the scale slowly slide upwards! Yikes! Double Yikes! I've been hanging between 263 and 269 for at least four months now and I am tired of it. As it so happens, this time period has corresponded with my delusion about sugar. It is back to reading packages and limiting intake to special occasions. It is not depriving in any way - I am not certain what drives me to be so stupid.
On to other things (not so bright either). Finally, after approximately four months of on and off pain (not fibro pain) I have had my shoulder x-rayed. The doc thinks it is some sort of compression injury. Not certain what he can do about it. Oh, well.
I am really curious about how many other sufferers of Fibromyalgia find a correlation between sugar intake and pain. I am fairly certain that my body reacts to sugar - in high doses - with more pain. I don't find that so much with honey, but then I eat less honey. Just curious.
Thanks for listening.
You people are the best.


Vacation etc.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

So, I've been away. Mostly mentally. I did travel to Newport, OR to a truly wonderful quilt show. My traveling companions were my mom and her sister. We had a truly great time. Mom and I got up every morning and walked down a short but steep hill to Nye Beach and took a 40 to 50 minute walk. What a great way to start one's day. We then came back and collected my aunt who had finished doing her yoga routine (another great way to start one's day) and went out to see the sights, the shops, and to eat. There are some really wonderful places to fuel your body. La Maison was delightful from soup to dessert. I experienced bread pudding with a rum sauce - yum. We had clam chowder served both white but each different and each very tasty. When I got home the thought of stepping on the scale was a bit scary, but it was a necessity that had to be faced. I left home weighing 266.6 pounds and I came back weighing 266.6 pounds.
A year ago that would not have happened. I would not have gone on the walks in the morning nor would I have had the strength to do all the walking while sight seeing. Traveling is so much nicer when you feel like getting up and seeing something new.
It has been a struggle here lately with pain and tiredness. I don't know whether it is the fibro or the kidneys which are causing such draining of energy - probably doesn't matter. I am doubly thankful for having started with SP and having been moving before this last round of weakness started. I am still walking most mornings but I find myself sleeping - deep heavy sleep - most afternoons.
I am also eating like a pig. An unhealthy pig. I had been so good about watching my sugar intake - now I am just taking in sugar. Aarrgh! Just sat down in front of the computer and ate a piece of strawberry cake with strawberry icing and vanilla ice cream. It was very good while being terribly bad. If it were just once in awhile I wouldn't worry but since I've been back from my trip I continue make poor nutrition choices and I am not actually moving around as much as I did on vacation. Getting back in the groove is difficult, but, thank goodness, not impossible.
My most recent health lesson was a simple one. I can lie to myself about what I am eating and what the consequences will be, but the food never lies to my body.
I have been lucky in not gaining any weight back and I want to capitalize on that with happy even joyful thoughts and actions. So, if you here some one whistling the Rubber Tree song - its just me getting back into the groove and working my way down in fat and up in spirit.

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MARTHASPARKS 8/14/2011 10:14PM

    Good for you. It's hard to go on vacation, especially with family and maintain. Your attitude is great!

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Me again.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hi, this is just a test blog. Between my internet server and my pain I have been away and awry. Coming to the Spark pages is like jumping into cool water, it is both an awakening and refreshing. It is amazing how much better one can feel after reading the blogs, checking out the teams, and just poking around the site.
Hope everyone is doing better than I am. Hope I am harder to beat in the coming days.

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BRDGT262 7/11/2011 10:53AM

    Hey, glad to see you have posted a blog, been missin' ya!!! I hope everything is going okay for you, and that whatever has you down, turns around! If you need anything, always know your spark friends are here for you! You can send me a spark mail anytime! Now lets get out there and fight hard this week, we deserve to make ourselves happy!!! :)

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Okay, okay, OKAY!

Friday, July 01, 2011

For gosh sakes. Yes, I understand the need to write things out, to keep track of food eaten, to keep notes on my feelings. So, I've not been doing to well on most of those things. I have finally got the message. It took more ice cream than I am willing to confess to, but I finally got the message. My poor body wishes my ever loving brain would be quicker off the mark.
In front of me - right this moment - I actually have a weight loss goal to reach by October and I have short term goals to reach along the way. AND I have exercise goals stuck in there as well. Wow. I am going to actually reach my goals. I'll be darned.

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BRDGT262 7/6/2011 9:12PM

    Great job on setting some goals! I just know you will succeed! :)

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COMPUCATHY 7/1/2011 10:01PM

    YES YOU ARE! I would suggest you also come up with some extra rewards and "bribes" to use to help you hit those mini goals and do the "stuff" of weight loss. That really helps me. Wishing you the best with those new plans! You can do it! Spark on! emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 7/1/2011 5:15PM

    Feels emoticonGOOD, doesn't it! LOL

YOu can use your OTHER GOALS tracker along with the exercise and nutrtion ones, to add specific steps from your goal map, and mark them off every day you do them until they are completed... I have my morning and evening meds on mine, because I forget the evening ones now and then, and it helps if I have that checklist! LOL

I'm proud of you, it's a BIG step forward!

Kathy emoticon emoticon

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PURPLE_ROSE_3 7/1/2011 4:34AM

    Good luck on your journey! You CAN do this!

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An undulating course

Monday, June 27, 2011

I am a wee bit tired today. It has been a touch more difficult to get back up to speed, after my forced slow down, than I thought it would be. I have been on an every other day pattern for about two or three weeks. I'll have one decent or even very good day followed by a downer and lots of pain day. I don't think I am overdoing my good days. I am not fatiguing myself or doing anything I haven't done before - I think it is just taking time. I had thought for certain I would get back to my jogging/running this week ( and I may yet), but I am holding off until my body catches up to my ideas. Still, it is so nice to be able to walk for an hour and do even a few minutes of yoga. My fibro has kept me from doing weights but it too will recede and I'll once again lift them over my head in victory! All 16lbs! (8lbs per hand).
I have no complaints. This course is like a gentle ride through the hills, it has some deep shade and beautiful vistas. I am enjoying it.


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