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12/28/11 9:19 P

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welcome and be sure to try the tracker you will be surprised how much 2000 calories are

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12/28/11 9:10 P

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If I ate 2000 calories, I'd be the size of a house! LOL

We all have different caloric needs according to our size and activity level, and using the Set UP on your Start Page will help you determine how much you can eat to safely lose any excess weight... and a good nutritionist can too if you need to customize your diet--which sounds like the case! Me too... LOL

Baby steps are a good way to go, actually. There's even a team called "Baby Steps"... MARTHAMBRYCE can direct you there if you're interested...

You will find all kinds of great tools here as you become more familiar with the site--any questions, don't hesitate to ask. We're all in a learning situation here! LOL

Welcome aboard!
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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12/28/11 12:58 P

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Welcome to the group. Managing my diet has given me a great deal of relief from fibro pain and fatigue. I no longer have IBS symptoms, although I know to eat very small amounts of citrus, and to avoid raw vegetables when my stomach is at all acid. Cooked veggies work well, except for large amounts of cooked greens (I live alone, and tend to have a large serving of one veggie at dinner, as opposed to several veggies).

Severely restricting my processed food and sugar (including sugar substitute) intake decreases the amount of pain I experience, so you might want to try that, also.

There are healthy choices that don't have high amounts of fiber - if you haven't found it yet, the nutrition tracker has a place you can track your fiber intake. Slowly increasing your fiber might help.

- Diana

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12/28/11 12:55 P

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emoticon emoticon Tanya! Take babysteps here--it is easy to jump in and overdo which will only set you back with more pain and fatigue... Pacing is key with a gradual increase in activity and diet changes.

Look around the site and use some of the great tools that are offered--start with tracking your food and reading articles; browse thru the teams. There are teams that focus on those with pain and disability issues that limit mobility. You will find something that works for you; and, you will find some amazing, supportive friends to help you!

Bright blessings on your journey! Pam

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12/28/11 12:28 P

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Happy Holidays to everyone! I am new to this group and the entire website so I'm still trying to figure out how to use it! LOL A friend of mine told me about this website and recommended it to me! So I thought I would try it. I have Fibro, Chronic Fatigue and a crapload of other issues. I've been Dx since 2006 but have had it since I was a child (most likely born with it due to complications in the womb we think). I've gained about 20 lbs since June and I'm not happy about it. I'm trying to stay steady but working out is a joke especially with the cold winter weather. I reside in the midwest so that doesn't help! Um, lets see...I try to eat healthier but my fiber upsets my IBS so I have to be careful with what I eat. There are days where I don't think I eat the regular 2000 calories and other days I know I eat more. Hmm...anywho, so that is just a little bit about me. I'm still working on goals that I want to set for myself...its just really hard to work out right now. But I will come up with something small to work at, at first and then make my way up. Nice to meet everyone!
Tanya B. :o)

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