I'm Angie and I live in Chicago. I was formally diagnosed with fibro about a year ago, but the diagnosing doc thinks it's probably been the culprit starting with headaches at 16 years old! fast-forward 20 years, and here I am still struggling, even with a doctor who literally wrote a (very good) book about fibro: www.amazon.com/Healing-Fibromyalgia-everyt
(Is the link OK to post here?!)
I consider myself lucky though, because after crying through a lot of simple workouts a couple of years ago, I lost 70 pounds and I ride my bike to work (10-mile roundtrip) as often as the weather permits. I even developed some muscle! I've regained 10 pounds though
and have been positively devastated about it, even though it was mostly my fault (got a little loose with the food and WHAM! crept on almost overnight!).
I desperately want to relose those pounds and find a way to tone up (my midsection is soooo flabby) that I can tolerate with the fibro! I feel like the smallest bits of weight training (intervals with 3- to 5-pound dumbbells) more often than not throw me into a flare, so I'm here to learn from you brilliant people!
| current weight: 139.5