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Eating changes I have made!!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I am not dieting as much as I am trying to learn to eat healthy.
I know the same thing does not work for everyone so I am trying to find what works for me.
I am making small changes like cutting back on salt, and cutting out the bad carbs.
I have given up eating bread for the last 4 weeks. I have Fibromyalgia and my body just does not handle yeast well. I try to get my fiber from other things. Also I swim 35 laps or 1 mile on
Mon. Wed. and Fri. and on Tue. and Thur. I ride my bike or walk. Because of the fibro when
I swim I use fins and a kick board part of the time.Which some might say is cheating but I have to work as hard with these devices as someone who doesn't. Because I do not have the strength. and when I do these exercise that is all I can do and the rest of the day I have to rest because I am exhausted. It does beat the alternative because if I didn't force my self to move I would not be able to get out of a chair or bed. So I say ONWARD AND UPWARD MY SPARK FRIENDS. We as Eaglets must soar high and proud!!!!!!!!
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  • --KREN
    ANYtime you're in the water, you are exercising so many muscles in your body, you can't even count them. Just get in there and do what you can. I'm in the same boat! Karen
    3657 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    What a great blog! Having swam in the past I know that you are definitely getting a good workout with the fins and kickboard! You should never worry about what someone else says about what works for you! You seem to be doing an awesome job of finding what works for you! Keep up the good work!
    3695 days ago
    Your program sounds like the right one for you. Doing what you can do - making changes that are doable and fit your needs --- that's terrific. What more can we ask of ourselves than to do the best we can! Yay for small changes. They work for me, too!

    As for swimming - I figure whatever it takes to make it from one end of the pool to the other - you've exercised! emoticon emoticon
    3695 days ago
  • GOMEIN2011
    This is an awesome blog and you are an emoticon lady!!!!
    3695 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1603758
    You are doing AWESOME!!! I didnt know that yeast could affect fibro. I don't eat much bread anyway except for on occasion I wouldn't call it cheating at all using fins and board....you are still moving. One small change at a time can have huge benefits
    3695 days ago
  • NICKI109
    Thats great that you are working to figure out what works best for you. We are all different, and our bodies react differently to things. I too, am trying to cut back on salt intake, man its hard, its in everything, and lots of it.

    Great job on the swimming. I wouldnt call it cheating at all. You are still in the water, and have to work to get from one side to the other. Keep it up, you are doing great!!
    3695 days ago
    Love it that you say your making small changes because we all know small changes equal big rewards!
    3697 days ago
    When I use the word "diet" it means eating in a healthy way not eating unhealthy or starving myself. It sounds as though you are finding what works for you and that is all that matters. Your journey may be a little different than mine but the fact that we are all working towards the same goal in a healthy manner is what is important. You are doing emoticon Keep up the good work!
    3698 days ago
  • CHRYS13
    You're really soaring! Congrats!
    3698 days ago
    Janet, this is such an inspirational blog. emoticon girl! Keep up the good work. We can not suceed without trying.
    Eaglets will soar together!


    3699 days ago
    emoticon Any movement is better than the alternative.
    You are doing great with you healthy and also knowing your bodies limit is a great asset to your well being.
    Keep moving. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3699 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5651955
    The word DIET shouldn't even be in the vocabulary anymore. You're doing great, and using fins and a kick board are nothing to joke about. You're learning to know what your body can handle and making adjustments, and that's emoticon !
    3699 days ago
  • no profile photo CD534346
    Sounds like a great LIFESTYLE change you can maintain and that is AWESOME!

    My daughter has fibromyalgia as well, think I'll sugggest the flippers and boogie board!

    Keep up the great work!!! emoticon
    3699 days ago
    emoticon changes! What a super new lifestyle!
    3699 days ago
  • GOMEIN2011
    ONWARD AND UPWARD, my Friend, and fellow Eaglet, I
    like this!!!!

    emoticon emoticon
    3699 days ago
    onward and upward!!! I love it!

    3700 days ago
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    emoticon , you are doing everything right.
    3700 days ago
  • KSP3776
    Good for you! You have the right attitude and seem to be strong spirited and that is awesome!
    3700 days ago
    I admire you for pushing forward against the odds! I know how hard it is to remain focused and determined in the face of pain.
    I am also trying to focus on "healthy eating" rather than dieting, although the past two days haven't been shining examples of progress!
    Stay positive!
    3700 days ago
    I think that's great, any body movement is better than NO body movement !!!!! All the changes you are making will surely pay off, keep doing what works for you. BRAVO to you.
    3700 days ago
    emoticon You are being a gentle friend to yourself.

    3700 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2011 7:11:19 PM
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