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3/14/14 7:27 P

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Hello from WA state. Am new to this board and am looking forward to getting to know people here. Was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about two years ago, and share the frustration that I have read on some of the members pages.

Trying to get healthy and to lose weight while battling fibromyalgia is definitely a challenge. Another challenge has been trying to get some dubious friends and family to understand that fibromyalgia is REAL and is not an "imaginary" disease.

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1/25/14 5:43 P

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1/16/14 8:34 P

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emoticon Amber and emoticon to the team!! Everyone is right about the videos as well as reading materials. There is "plain old" walking for exercise as ell. I don't have a gym membership but do have the balance ball and resistance band that I work with as well. There are so many exercises to do with minimal equipment. Hang in there and do what you can. FM isn't an illness to "scoff" at as we can all testify to.


Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)

With God all things are possible.

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
~ David Viscott

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1/16/14 3:46 P

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Hi, I know how much it sucks to be unable to pay for fitness. Here though, they have videos so you can maybe do those, you can look at the pictures and read how to do certain exercises or you can just take your kid out to play when you feel well enough. My favorite exercises are playing games outside. My son is grown though but my husband likes to play. So, I have that.

I am sorry to hear, excuse me, read that you had to go through the dx game. Its so hard to prove that you hurt. I don't know if disability accepts fibro or not. There was a thing in the news about it years ago. It said they didn't see it as a disability but people were fighting for it. I didn't know I had it then but I remember thinking SSD were hmmm, there is no polite way to phrase that.

Welcome to Sparks and congratulations for deciding to be healthy!

There will be an answer, let it be.

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1/15/14 6:54 P

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emoticon The videos here are great! You can get anything from chair exercises to heavy duty cardio.


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.
-Charles Carlson

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1/15/14 9:45 A

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WELCOME There are free videos here. At the top of the page go to Articles& Videos.
Click on videos. emoticon

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1/15/14 12:23 A

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Hey all. My name is Amber. I was diagnosed with Fibro this past April after 2 years of fighting for tests and answers. I am a single mom to a 6 year old boy. I am trying to get on disability for my Fibro but having a heck of a time. Somehow, they don't think it's possible for someone 32 years old to have such an "invisible" condition. I am new to the healthy lifestyle (that I have yet to successfully incorporate into life) as well as dealing with the Fibro. I am hoping to not only find tips and pointers but also new friends. People that will help keep me accountable and keep me going strong. I don't have money for the gym or the yoga/tai chi/ pilates classes they want me to take. Or any sort of fancy gear or anything else. Heck, at the moment, my tv is busted so I can't even start on the video I FINALLY was able to afford. LOL So... Here I am!

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