Just wanted to drop a line to say hello! I am new to the group, but not new to SparksPeople.com. In fact, I have been a member since 2007. After "falling off the weight-loss wagon", I am back to try again.
I have recently been told that I "PROBABLY" have Fibromyalgia based on my symptoms. I'm not happy with a possible diagnosis, even though by my own research it makes sense, and have asked the doctor to refer me to a rheumatologist for a confirmed diagnosis. I see the rheumy in November. Until then, I am accepting the Fibro diagnosis and taking meds to help me function daily.
I have found since about 2009, even before the worst symptoms started, I was having difficulties with exercise. I couldn't do much without being sore for days after. Some days I really push myself. Like at Xmas time, we got the new Kinect and Xbox system and I did 5 straight hours of Dance Central. OMG! I really paid for that. For almost a week after I could barely get out of bed!
I had done Weight Watchers early last year and had dropped below 200lbs and was so proud of myself! Over the Holidays, and since my diagnosis is December, I have put it all (plus some) back on. I am now the heaviest I have EVER been and I hate it! I seriously look at myself some days and wonder how my boyfriend still finds me attractive.
I have my little sister's wedding next Summer and I am her Maid of Honor. My goal is to reach 170lbs before her wedding. That means I have 13 months to drop 50 lbs. My ultimate goal is to get down to 140lbs.
Any suggestions on exercise that others are finding manageable would be appreciated! Today is my first day back and my first day back to tracking my calories. I have told myself that I am going to at least take the dogs out for a stroll around the neighborhood every evening, even if it's just 20 minutes. I need to do something! I want my life....and my body back
Edited by: EMERALDEYES1974 at: 5/9/2011 (16:38)
| current weight: 226.0