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21-Day Sugar Challenge
Well, I made it for five days before my sugar cravings got the best of me. I don't have any support at home which was one of the early suggestions. My partner eats anything and everything he wants because he's on Hospice and figures he won't b... Read more
I have fibromyalgia. If I do too much, it kicks me to the ground. Lately, I've been on the ground a lot.
Pacing is the main way for me to keep off the ground. Yesterday, I realized that, after four years, I haven't been doing a good job ... Read more
Eating and Exercising
I've been visiting my daughter and granddaughters for eight days now. Before my trip, I knew that eating right and exercising was the way to lose weight. But since my visit, those things have been drilled into my head. I hope I now have good ... Read more
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over 8 years ago. Somewhere along the line I read that people with fibromyalgia actually feel ten years older than they chronologically are. So, that means Iím actually feeling like a 77 year old. Ten years a... Read more
Seasonal Affective Disorder
SAD (or Seasonal Affective Disorder) is defined as "A form of depression occurring at certain seasons of the year, especially when the individual has less exposure to sunlight."
I get SAD every January and February. I'm in one SAD period r... Read more
Let me start by saying, I hate this time of the year. I wish I could make the days between October 31st and January 1st disappear from the calendar.
I'm a compulsive person who wishes to please everyone. That way I get some positive vibes... Read more
Trust, Once Lost, is Hard to Get Back
My DP has been gone for five days at a family reunion. I stayed home to watch our two dogs (one of whom is a "fearful dog.. Yesterday, I went to pick him up - without the dogs.
I turned on the AC in the den, brought in their water dish an... Read more
My Bucket List
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." - Louisa May Alcott, author
This was the SparkPeople Healthy Reflectio... Read more
I had a real bad day Tuesday. I was hit with three "new" technology challenges which made me feel so stupid! What did I do? I ate, and ate, and ate. I could have taken the time to figure out the problems, but was too emotional to do that.
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So Very Tired
As some of you know, I suffer from fibromyalgia. The pain is kept at bay by Cymbalta, but my exhaustion runs rampant. Once in a while I have enough energy (spoons) to do something, most days I do not. My DP has found enough energy to start he... Read more
I made it through winter with bouts of SAD and cabin fever. Now spring is here and I'm realizing how much work it takes to keep up a house. My house is a small ranch - a perfect size for me and my DP (dear partner), and the mortgage is paid of... Read more
Fibro getting worse?
Everywhere I read, it says that fibromyalgia doesn't get worse. Well, my symptoms have certainly changed and my life has gotten worse. Picky, picky.
My exhaustion has increased exponentially. And my pain is gone. Go figure. Pain is the... Read more
Stop The World, I Want to Get Off!
The past few weeks have been very stressful for me. First we decided to lease a car and, of course, I agonized over the finances of it.
Then we had to put our senior dog to sleep because she had developed cancer.
Then our microwave st... Read more
I'm a member of a fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue alumni group which talks about different topics each month. This month it was about being assertive.
Well, I don't know if I was assertive or just patient, but my partner and I have just rescu... Read more
I've just returned from a 9-day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. I sailed with a fibro buddy I met online four years ago. We cruised together two years ago, too.
It's a real challenge to cruise when you suffer from fibromyalgia. There's ... Read more