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2/9/08 2:01 P

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On topic - I'm using my air cycle for a minimum of 30 min while watching the news. (did I already say that???) First 10 min are really hard, then it gets easier.

re off topic discussion:
I stopped eating chocolate after I noticed I got heartburn each time. Now that I haven't had any for a week or more, I no longer have a craving. It has caffeine so I wonder if it's the caffeine we're craving rather than the chocolate.

When I started entering my nutrition, I became more accountable. I knew this but had stopped because it takes so much time for home made meals.
I've found that if I enter a recipe, for standard things I make, then it calculated the nutrition and I can add it to my favourites. This is working much better. Also, I'm full, my craving for chocolate has ended. I think I make better choices by checking my nutrition totals when I want a snack or wonder what to eat for lunch.

Interesting discussion about magnesium. Deficiencies are supposed to be low in North America however where deficiencies do occur is when there is malabsorption. Maybe that's why so many of us display symptoms of deficiency - some of which I have and didn't know it could be magnesium. I get the required amounts from my calcium and multi that I take every day but it would explain why I must take the calcium before bed to reduce/prevent leg aches.
The recommended requirements given by Spark People are much lower than that recommneded by on the US National Library of Medicine webpage.
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Magnesium deficiency is rare. The symptoms include muscle weakness, fatigue, hyperexcitability, and sleepiness. Deficiency of magnesium can occur in alcoholics or people whose magnesium absorption is decreased due to surgery, burns, or problems with malabsorption (inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract). Certain medications or low blood levels of calcium may be associated with magnesium deficiency. Deficiency symptoms have three categories:

Early symptoms include irritability, anorexia, fatigue, insomnia, and muscle twitching. Other symptoms include poor memory, apathy, confusion, and reduced ability to learn.

Moderate deficiency symptoms consist of rapid heartbeat and other cardiovascular changes.

Severe deficiency of magnesium could lead to tingling, numbness, sustained contraction of the muscles, and hallucinations and delirium
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2/8/08 12:31 P

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emoticon LOL. Yes, I crave once a month :).

What's my excuse for craving salt and crunch of chips? Can I call this pica like I did my sunflower seed addiction (and ice chewing) prior to diagnosis? I lost the need for seeds (and ice), but it changed to chips? Something is still seriously wrong! :)

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2/8/08 11:30 A

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You mean you don't crave chocolate anymore??!!! Something is seriously wrong.


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Walksfar - absolutely my fibro has improved greatly with gf diet; except after exercise. I was a member in a fibro forum for a long time, but many were much worse off, so I left.

DesertFlower - it's interesting you should suggest the supplements. When I was in the fibro forum I used to share info about Dr. Teitelbaum, who has fibro centers; he treats patients with supplements. I've never really read into it because I didn't think my case too bad/bothersome.

When tested, the labs I have for magnesium have always been in range - even when I craved chocolate :).

HOWEVER, as I've posted in the gen'l discussion thread - my vitamin d right now is at an all time low ... so it all makes sense.

THANKS for reminding me you all! *clap clap clap*

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2/8/08 1:10 A

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Dotslady - You might want to give magnesium supplements a try . . . and maybe look into vitamin D supplements also. I take both these days. Do some research on both these supplements , the symptoms of deficiency, and relation with fibromyalgia. The magnesium supplement is extremely important to my quality of life.


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2/7/08 11:08 P

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I think you should go over to the Fibromyalgia team and put your question to them. I didn't know there was a team but the word was highlighted in my post and I clicked on it and it took me there.



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2/7/08 11:05 P

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Sorry to hear you have fibromyalgia. Has it improved any since you went on the GF diet? I don't have it, and I don't get particularly sore from exercising. Occasiionally my hip will hurt and I take some Aleve. Most of the time it helps. I haven't been to the doctor yet but it is probably arthritis...



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Being a Christian isn't about religion. It's about a relationship with the One who made us. I'm so thankful to be one of His.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footstep, unless you are willing to move your feet.

God grant me the serenity to accept those I cannot change, to change the one I can,
and the wisdom to know itís me.


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We have some amazing people here! So some advice for me please: do any of you have fibromyalgia? If so, how do you cope with subsequent soreness/pain?

If not, how do you cope with subsequent soreness/pain? ;).

Really, I never felt "normal" when I used to exercise; like I never recover. I'm guessing it just takes me longer to - but what is your experience? Are you experiencing pain on a regular basis? Daily? This is something that I've not seen discussed on Biggest Loser AT ALL (though I missed last show).

I have to admit, sometimes it hurts so good, but not ALL the time and constantly.

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2/6/08 6:58 P

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Poekster and Kjeanne - Thanx for the cheers. Poekster, a sprint triathlon is do-able by most anybody, involving a relatively short swim, 12 miles on the bike and 3 miles run. Of course, I've had to learn to swim recently. My husband does Ironman triathlons, which is a whole 'nother story. Competing in an Ironman means you will be swimming and biking and running for 11 hours or so. Outa my league!
Kjeanne, what a wonderful bike trip that must be! Is it along the coastal highway? I'm originally from California also, but I'm from the north. Anyway, thanks for the training tips.

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Way to go for a goal!

I have completed three San Francisco to Los Angeles, fund-raiser bike rides since 2002. Those are @ 580 mile, very hilly trips. I love training for them and challenging myself. The key was putting together the right training program. For example, I learned after the first ride that I needed to include back-to-back riding days during my training. I needed to ride long mileage several days in a row. I needed to ride in terrain that was similar to the ride. I needed to do more hill intervals. I needed to experiment with nutrition so I got that down before the event, then not change it once I started the event. Getting a cycling coach made the world of difference for me!


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triathlon .... *faints from exhaustion from just the thought alone* Good on you Desertflower!

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I try to stick to the basics. Three days of strength work a week, some type of cardio for 6 days of 7. Yoga whenever I feel stiff.

The strength work is calisthenics, and/or free weights and kettlebell.

The cardio tends to be walking, rebounding, or some type of exercise video.

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I'm planning on doing a couple of triathlons this summer and am signed up for a 62 mile bike ride in the mountains in May and a 100 mile ride a couple of weeks later.

If I can get to a good enough fitness level, I hope to participate in a 7 day 400+ mile bike ride in the Rockies in late June. . . but I feel much uncertainty about getting to the level I would need to be for this. Still, I'm trying to get there.

These events keep me motivated to work out in swimming, biking and running. On days when I'm feeling less than enthusiastic, I hop on the elliptical trainer


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2/4/08 8:40 P

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Hi all -

I'm an avid walker. I do 10K walking events EVERY weekend. I plan my vacation around attending 10K events. But walking 6.2 miles once a week wasn't enough to lose weight.

So I added Jazzercise and I go three nights a week. One night is a step class, the other two is aerobics followed by weight routines and floor routines (sit ups etc). That got the weight slipping away. After 30 lbs I hit a plateau.

I maintained the weight loss for a year, kept up the 10K on weekends, and the Jazzercise but not another ounce left. So I've added in 2 miles a day, three times a week. On the days I don't do Jazzercise or the 10K, I get out and do 2 miles. So far I've lost another 10 lbs. I've got my fingers crossed that it continues. If not I may have to think of something else.

I am eating 1200 calories and they say we've not supposed to drop below that or our body thinks we're starving and our metabolism slows.

Best Wishes
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Being a Christian isn't about religion. It's about a relationship with the One who made us. I'm so thankful to be one of His.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footstep, unless you are willing to move your feet.

God grant me the serenity to accept those I cannot change, to change the one I can,
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2/4/08 1:46 P

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I'm a elliptical adept (4-5 times a week) and I play hockey (field and Indoor). I love a good sweat.

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Ooh, I'm sitting at my computer reading this when I should be downstairs on my treadmill right now! It just started snowing right now, so outside isn't really an option. When I do it, I watch shows I've recorded the night before while walking on the treadmill. I'm not very consistent though.

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I walk a lot. I use staircases when I can instead of elevators for floors up to the 4th floor. I walk up esculators and walk the dog twice a day. I work in a very busy medical office and therefore do a lot of walking each day to put patients into rooms, pull and file charts etc. I swim when I can and ride my bike in the summer. I need to get back into jazzercise or something. Have a yoga video but haven't tried it yet.

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Oh look! There's a squirrel!
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okay, I won't do that everytime I see your profile pic Rebecca.E ... but I was chuckling to myself when I saw it (see the ADD team logo on my SP page).
And I love squirrels - they've been one "constant" at every move I've made the past 22 years! lol

weirdest squirrel death in OK: poor guy(gal?) fell down the basketball standard post and couldn't get out. Jenny the black lab found it and still goes over to sniff a year later.

2nd weirdest death in AK: in my family room wall between the fireplace and wallboard. Ginger the golden retreiver about scratched out the electrical socket. Nope, luckily no smell, or I didn't go down there enough to notice. :)

Okay, I got off topic, but I'm ADD, so work with me.
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p.s. I had to look up your dog's breed as I've never heard of it. Cute! and Teddy Roosevelt Jr used to have one. :)

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When I go to classes (every day), I park as far away from the building I need as possible. Because I have classes in 2 different departments, I have a pretty good trek between the buildings and back.

I like my yoga dvds, but haven't used them as much lately. School sucks up so much time!

My best exercise came in the package of a 5 month old catahoula leopard dog I adopted in June. He is a major handful and needs lots of exercise (tired puppies don't eat couches!).


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Exercise- this is such a problem for me, too. I just can't seem to get going. I walk 1-2 miles with ease (when I get out the door to do it!). I started back to yoga this week. I find that to be very beneficial for the body, not necessarily for weight loss, though. I am a rower (as in sculling), but haven't found a place yet after moving last summer. That is a terrific form of exercise. I have an ergometer (rowing machine) in the basement which doesn't get nearly enough use. There are so many opportunities to be active. I get mad at myself for not doing better. emoticon

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I try to walk as much as I can. Going to a small college, I could drive from my dorm to my classes but I walk - no matter how cold/wet/miserable it is. I also got a weight training DVD at Wal-Mart on sale. I don't do it as much as I should, but I can tell that it's working!

 
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Well, I had the thought that this team was mainly for food/diet/menu help since we're so focused on our diet. Since my diagnoses in Feb 06, I've read so much (read that to be "too" much) about celiac and subsequent subtopics. I was really upset that there wasn't more awareness about this disease, so I focused on spreading awareness. Meanwhile, I've lost 30+ lbs and have regained 20ish of it back.

I was losing when I was exercising and stopped when the doc told me I had an umbilical hernia. He was so glib and just told me to lose weight - that it could "tear" at any time. I freaked out, because now I don't want to go near a hospital, let alone have to have a surgery. This has NOT worked for me obviously. I need motivation to start exercising again. I feel stronger and have more self-esteem because I know I'm doing something positive for myself.

Sooo, it made me wonder what are you all doing?

I'm open to maybe having a thread where we could share accountability for daily minutes exercised, or even having a friendly contest between teams. If you are interested, please give me some ideas or what you're interested in, if anything.

I need help kicking my fear and getting my butt in gear! emoticon

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