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Trying to lose weight with a chronic illness.

Monday, March 15, 2021

I suffer from Fibromyalgia. It is a very painful disease. I never know how I am gonna feel the next day. Some days I wake up and can get on my peddler and peddle myself into a glorious sweat. Other days I wake up and I dread getting clothes on because my skin feels like it is on fire and very painful.

This has made for a rough and bumpy ride in my weight loss journey. I have days that I can get in there and get a good sweat and peddle hard. The weight comes off better. I eat better. I feel better. Then in the middle of this good streak, I will have anywhere from a day to up to a month so far that I haven't been able to work out because of how bad I am hurting. These days make me feel like I am gonna be fat forever. I tend to want comfort foods. I am getting better on those days about eating healthier on those days and trying to stay with in my calorie count. On those days I make sure to get on my water in too. I mean all I drink is water with fruit in it to flaver it.

I really wish I could have a baseline and stay there but that is not happening. I just got to fight when I can. Then take it easy when I can too. I only have one body and it is malfunctioning and I have to work with it not against it.
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    Keep trying... whenever you can. And be proud of yourself for not giving up. Remember, most of weight loss is due to diet. Lean on the veggies! BTW take curcumin (turmeric) daily to reduce inflammation.
    98 days ago
    I get it. Not only are you fighting physical pain but also the mental pain. For me, I start feeling sorry for myself and just want to eat 14 brownies. This is my first time logging into Spark for a while but you inspired me to get back on track. We cannot give up!
    99 days ago
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