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I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a while ago which has become considerably worse in the last few months. I am learning to live within my limitations and to listen to my body and not push myself too hard. I have put on a considerable amount of weight since this current flare and I'm sure that it is adding to my problems. It is now time for a new start and to push forward with my life. In losing my father I have decided that life is just too short to allow my disability and limitations to dominate my life. Update 6/7/16 We've had mum living with us since beginning of April. She's really not safe at home on her own. We're clearing her flat. It started off with just me as mick was looking after mum as her flat is about 130 miles away. Recently she's been coming with us though. Only thing is that someone needs to keep an eye on her. My daughters have been good on that score. There's been so much stuff. At the moment we have at least 20 large black sacks full of clothes and other textiles that we need to take to charity/recycling. That was a huge task clearing that and there's still more to bag up. Single handedly I boxed up all of my dad's collectables which we've now brought back. Next job is to put it all in the loft as mum won't sell them. Update 18/07/2013 Went back to old habits. Now booked a holiday end of September so have a goal to aim for. I know that I'll feel better for losing some weight. I need to search myself for why I'm just not doing it. I can't keep on blaming the meds that I'm on, although I'm pretty sure that it's making it harder. Update 11/02/2016 Increased lack of mobility and bad eating habits mean that I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I'm out of breath doing the simplest of things and my joints are constantly screaming at me. During my last check up I was told that I'm bordering on pre-diabetic and I've lost almost an inch in height in a year due to spinal issues.

Member Since: 9/1/2010

My Goals:
I want to be as active as I can be within the limitations of my condition.

My Program:
I will keep within my calorie goals every day.

I will drink at least 8 cups of water every day.

Personal Information:
I am from Nuneaton, England.
I have 2 daughters aged 26 and 24, and 2 granddaughters aged 8 and 4
I Live with my husband, we have been married since Sept 2011

Other Information:
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.

Kiss slowly, Play hard, forgive quickly, take chances,
give everything, and have NO regrets!

Life is too short to be anything but happy!

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  • v OPHELIA105
    Helloooo Ann!

    No I didn't realise it was you - I'm sure you had a different spark name ack then?

    I see you make your tracker visible so I am going to check for ideas when I get stuck in a rut with food! And I think we ought to have a butternut squash growing competition - see who can grow the biggest! What do you think?
    2467 days ago
  • v CHESAKAT41
    Taking baby steps to a wonderful New Year 2013! If you like poetry and animals, please come visit my poetry website and take a moment to relax...

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    2557 days ago
    Have a Happy Mother's Day!
    2813 days ago
    Sorry its been so long since I last visited, but wanted to wish you a lovely May and hope life is treating you kindly.

    My muscles are certainly toning with the zumba but the weight loss is a bit slow. Wanting more results......... seriously considering a starvation diet!!!

    Need to reconsider my workload again, find it hard to say no to clients but need more time for me............ so we'll see what the next couple of months bring. How is your workload?

    Mandy x
    2819 days ago
    Happy 2012!! How are you? hope you have a wonderful week! emoticon
    2930 days ago
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