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Hate it when the body can't do what you want it to do

Friday, October 22, 2010

I have had a "frozen" shoulder for a long time now and it has been acting up so bad the past week that I have not been able to do my bike rides. The last time that I rode was a week ago Wednesday and towards the end of the ride, my shoulder had tightened up so much that I could barely hold on to the handlebars. It felt like it was raised up about a foot higher than my left shoulder (towards my head), but I know it wasn't that much.

Lately I have been having problems with the shoulder, my knee, varicose veins and fibromyalgia. Between all of these things, I feel like my body is falling apart. I hate to complain because I know that a lot of people have it worse off than what I do, but it is just frustrating when I want to do things and be more active and keep getting this weight off. Being more active helps with the fibromyalgia, but it is kind of a catch 22 finding the right balance so it doesn't set it off and now with the rest of my body not cooperating, I just feel like screaming sometimes. ARRRGHHHHHH.

To add to the frustration, I have been reverting back to some of my old emotional eating habits. I have just been feeling down and kind of feeling sorry for myself because of the health issues, which leads to the emotional eating, which starts me into a whole downwards spiral of wallowing in my problems. I have been trying to not let it get me down, but I feel like I am trying to climb up out of a hole and just keep on sliding back down.
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  • PONYFARMER
    Oh, I can so relate to what you are going thur. I have so many aches and pains that I wonder if giving up is the only answer and when I cannot exercise, like you my eating suffers as well. I won't go into details but it seems like one part or other is giving up on me.

    Hang in there and keep doing what you can. NEVER give up!
    3282 days ago
  • BRIGHT551
    That is one of the reason we are here. Whine, cry and vent to us. Get it off your chest and then it may be easier to face it knowing you are not facing it alone. We are here for you!!!! I do hope things get better for you soon but this is a learning process and you are learning. You know why you are doing the things you are doing, like the emotional eating because you are not feeling well and are in pain. Now you need to find it inside youself to what you can do to find a positive way around this obstacle. You can do it and we will be here for you!!!! Hang in there and feel better soon!!!!
    3282 days ago
  • CODYG123
    Maybe it's time to do some gentle training? Like yoga, which can be gentle or not, or water running, or just walking or walking with poles?



    Fybro is a huge concern for me too. However, despite the pain, I always feel better when I'm active. Activity is an emotional bonus because it puts the pain in it's place. I'm feeling more in control. Not going overboard with one activity, that is the challenge!! emoticon
    3282 days ago
  • EGRAMMY
    emoticon You have so many valid reasons to whine but will it help?

    How to stop the slide is a BIG question?

    The new thing I read to day is Clenching muscles may actually boost will power. I am going to try this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /health_news_detail.asp?health_
    day=644629
    "However, muscle clenching only helped when the choice matched the participants' goals (such as a healthy lifestyle) and only helped at the moment when they faced the self-control dilemma, the study authors found."
    3282 days ago
  • LINDAKAY228
    Sorry you're having so much trouble. I was happy to see you say that the exercise does help the fibro, because I've also found that to be true. For about 11 or 12 years after diagnosis I was very inactive and didn't believe what I would read or hear about exercise helping. How could I exercise when I hurt? But once I did such an amazing thing happened. It helped!
    Hopefully your shoulder will loosen up soon and you can get back to your bike rides.
    I also totally understand teh emotional eating!
    3282 days ago
  • FATROCKSTAR
    Sometimes to solve a problem, you have to know that one exists.....you are at that point, and I believe you will get through this! Hang in there! Normandy emoticon
    3282 days ago
  • LOOKINGTOBEFIT
    I'm with you, let's climb out of this hole emoticon I have been having foot problems which has curtailed my walking/running so I know what it must feel like for you!! I also have lost control with my eating but emoticon (should say we can do it!) Today is a new day and hopefully you will be feeling better soon! I love the mountains on your page emoticon Let's see what we can do to get through this weekend with smart choices!
    3282 days ago
  • CRAZYLIZZIE
    Ugh Karen I'm so sorry! That's rough, I totally hear you on the emotional eating. I think that's actually pretty normal for a lot of us when we're put out of commission. Just hang in there, try and find a distraction... something else you like to do, and I hope you get better soon!
    3282 days ago
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