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Eating and Exercising

Thursday, May 22, 2014      3 comments

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

Getting Old-er

Sunday, May 27, 2012      4 comments

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

Monday, February 13, 2012      9 comments

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

Thanksgiving Meltdown

Saturday, November 26, 2011      7 comments

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      5 comments

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

Monday, June 27, 2011      7 comments

"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

Technology-Challenged

Friday, June 10, 2011      2 comments

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. ... Read more

So Very Tired

Sunday, May 15, 2011      5 comments

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

Spring

Friday, May 06, 2011      1 comments

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?

Friday, January 28, 2011      4 comments

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!

Friday, December 10, 2010      4 comments

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

Assertiveness

Saturday, December 04, 2010      6 comments

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

Caribbean Cruise

Monday, November 01, 2010      2 comments

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

Exercise

Sunday, August 29, 2010      2 comments

I've been participating in a Mini-Goal Challenge for a month now. My latest mini-goal is to ride my exercycle for 10 minutes, four days a week. I figure, eventually, I can look at that activity as a habit and just do it. Not yet - I have ... Read more

Huge Site, But So Helpful

Monday, February 01, 2010      3 comments

Every so often I have time to tour SparkPeople. There are so many activities to do here. I always come across something I meant to do, but forgot. I always remember to look at other people's comments in my chosen groups because I get an email... Read more


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