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I moved from Wisconsin to Florida about 3 years ago. I lived in Milwaukee. We got sick of shoveling snow!
Thanks for all your suggestions and help. I have hope that we will both lose more than 1 pound!
Hi and Welcome glad you have joined us
My name is Carol I live in UK Leader of DISABLED/FIBROMYALGIA & MORE
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Co Leader Fibro Friends
Edited by: WELDER43 at: 1/21/2012 (01:49)
The main thing is starting slowly, adding new things slowly, and taking frequent breaks! LOL
You're in good company here--welcome to the team!
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
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
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching and NEVER fry bacon naked!
You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
Hello "New To Group & Site",
I too have Fibro, it's a pretty crummy thing to have isn't it? I am also rather new to this group although my diagnosis was made years ago, it has only been since the beginning of Jan that I have found Sparks.
I am 58 pounds over what I want to weigh. I have lost one pound, as of today. Since the beginning of December I have been tracking everything that goes into my mouth for my doctor, and she has also sent me to Nutrtionist,because she understands how difficult it is for me to be carrying this extra weight on my 5ft frame. The weight is due to several things...my meds, and menopause.
Because I live in way Northwestern Wisconsin it isn't easy for me to get out and walk, but I find that when it isn't too nippy out it feels good just to go out with my 3 dogs and walk about with them. I live out in the woods so there is quite a long way for me to be able to walk with them.
If I had to give you any advice I would say...keep moving. No, not constantly but if you are like me at all it does not feel good to remain still or inside all of the time either. The sunshine will do you good too, even if it's just your face sticking out and facing the sun for 15 minutes a day. The vitamin D is a necessary thing for us with Fibro. I also take 2 vitamin D's every day along with quite a few other vitamins.
My second and last piece of advice is have hope. Try to hope that the next day you will walk a little more, move a little more, and do something that you enjoy. That is how I cope. My husband is also a huge part of my ability to cope. I want to feel well for him, but he knows there are some days that I just cannot physically do what I may have done the day before and so on. I was even able to go deer hunting this year! I was the only woman in our group and I was the only one who got a deer!!! Everyone was so happy for me, it was great.
I hope to hear from you now and then, so please "friend" me if you would like. Take Care, Kristy
Take Care Now! Kristy
It's harder when your just beginning, but once you start to work out and eat healthier choices on a regular basis it gets a lot easier. The exercise will help relieve some of the pain.
Under 300 Met 10/30/2011
-25lbs 290 lbs Met 07/22/2012
10% 283.5 lbs Met 03/02/2014
No longer extremely obese 280 lbs Met 03/02/2014
-50lbs 265 lbs
20% 252 lbs
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30% 220.5 lbs
No longer obese/-100 lbs 215 lbs
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40% 189 lbs
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walk for 30 minutes a day starting out. you can break it up to 10 mins. at a time through out the day and add more when you feel comfortable.i walk a mile a day on treadmill and actually feel better and so far don't have as much pain as i was when i did nothing.
Hi everyone - I suffer from fibromyalgia too. You probably know how hard it is to work out when you hurt. And it's hard to make good food when you're in pain all over. At this point I'm just excited I'm not in bed, so hopefully this group can help me find some beginner exercises that won't make me hurt too bad the next day!