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Who am I?  I'm a 33-year-old mama of two (ages 4 and 5) and I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I generally handle my health issues holistically, but because of the severity of my fibro, I'm now on a regimen of meds and doing trials to see if anything will work for me. I've gone from being able to bike 100 miles in a day and tote kids around to multiple places to using two canes to walk and not really being able to exercise much at all.

 

Goals? I'd like to get from 164 down to about 150. Between 145 and 155 is where I feel best, and weighing a little bit less than I do now would be easier on my joints and muscles. I also want to maintain as much of my current muscle mass as possible, because loss of muscle mass due to inactivity is a risk of fibromyalgia.

 

How I'm going to get there? Honestly, I'm not sure. I'm trying to add some yoga back into my daily routine as I can, and once a week the kids and I go swimming in the heated therapy pool at the Y as part of a homeschool open swim program. I do PT exercises and a few laps there when I can, and try to at least stretch out and maybe sit in the sauna for a bit to sweat out some toxins when I'm not mobile enough to exercise. One of the meds I'm on kills my appetite, so I'm figuring out healthy quantities and foods to eat. It was a lot easier when I had an appetite and cravings!

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Wow!  Welcome Aimee, Kate, spughy, Stacia, aweyn, sugarmoon, Lioness, femme rouge, earthmama369!!

 

Congratulations all on your commitment to health and weight loss!

 

I've been not on this thread for a few days - I learned recently that I need surgery very soon for a complicated health issue relating to an infection that has just not been clearing up.  Frankly, I've been pouting because I didn't want it to come to this and trying to muster good thoughts and energy for a thorough healing.  Don't want to think too much about possible complications, because they are scary :(  I figure I will concentrate on maintaining my weight, eating healthily, and taking probiotics and supplements to promote healing and hopefully counteract the effects of abx.  I hope to be out the other side and back here working towards my health goals by Yule, though...please wish me luck!

 

I will be here cheering the rest of you on!

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Wow, FR, your stats are really awesome! Fantastic inch losses!


Thanks!  You're doing great too.

 



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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post

Wow!  Welcome Aimee, Kate, spughy, Stacia, aweyn, sugarmoon, Lioness, femme rouge, earthmama369!!

 

Congratulations all on your commitment to health and weight loss!

 

I've been not on this thread for a few days - I learned recently that I need surgery very soon for a complicated health issue relating to an infection that has just not been clearing up.  Frankly, I've been pouting because I didn't want it to come to this and trying to muster good thoughts and energy for a thorough healing.  Don't want to think too much about possible complications, because they are scary :(  I figure I will concentrate on maintaining my weight, eating healthily, and taking probiotics and supplements to promote healing and hopefully counteract the effects of abx.  I hope to be out the other side and back here working towards my health goals by Yule, though...please wish me luck!

 

I will be here cheering the rest of you on!

Sorry to read about the surgery, but I love your attitude.  Keep us posted. *hugs*

 

Cheers to us all for working on healthier minds, bodies and spirits.
 

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Aubergine I hope the surgery goes well for you and you feel much better soon!

 

Femme_rouge, those ARE awesome stats.  Yay you!

 

I've been at 146 for a few days now.  145 by the end of the week would be nice.  Weekend of doom coming up though - DD's birthday with its requisite chocolate cake, weenie & marshmallow roast and chinese dinner.  I do love, though, that she wants her birthday in the forest with a campfire - we go to a local salmon stream where there's a day-use area with firepits, and a "nature house" (ie, interpretive centre) and the kids have a great time. 

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Yay Aubergine - welcome back!!  Good for you to concentrate on the things you can control with this surgery!! 

 

Doing a quick drive by but welcome everyone!!!! Last night I made some yummy Grain Free chicken wings with almond meal - the kiddos gobbled 'em up as did DH too and I attempted a very good almost Grain Free Jambalaya ( I added a 1/2 cup of rice at the end :shake) with cauliflower "rice".  Very yummy and next time I won't need to add the rice as I panicked.

 

I put this on the other thread, but here I'll be a little more blunt.  I'm pretty sure I'm battling a small bout of depression right now.  DH has battled it for years and he's seeing signs in me that usually I see in him.  I am unmotivated, I sleep all the time, I am frustrated with my lack of motivation (but not motivated enough to do anything about it) I really have stopped caring about things - like me, my health etc. 

 

I need to work on turning it around right now, so again I'm going to work on me stuff along with this weight-loss stuff since I think mental health and physical health go hand in hand.

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View PostI learned recently that I need surgery very soon for a complicated health issue relating to an infection that has just not been clearing up.  Frankly, I've been pouting because I didn't want it to come to this and trying to muster good thoughts and energy for a thorough healing.  Don't want to think too much about possible complications, because they are scary :(  I figure I will concentrate on maintaining my weight, eating healthily, and taking probiotics and supplements to promote healing and hopefully counteract the effects of abx.  I hope to be out the other side and back here working towards my health goals by Yule, though...please wish me luck!


Luck, Aubergine :hug I hope it all turns out good, hon.

 

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Originally Posted by spughy View PostWeekend of doom coming up though - DD's birthday with its requisite chocolate cake, weenie & marshmallow roast and chinese dinner.  I do love, though, that she wants her birthday in the forest with a campfire - we go to a local salmon stream where there's a day-use area with firepits, and a "nature house" (ie, interpretive centre) and the kids have a great time. 


Week(s) of doom for me, too. My birthday is Wednesday and the huh-YOOGE Asian buffet gives you a free birthday lunch if you show your ID to prove it really is your birthday (even if you're five-- GRRR, right?) and who knows what is compatible with the protocol I'm on. I usually pretty well gorge :lol Then next week I'm going to M's for a week. Then for Christmas I'm going to my mom's, then to M's again for the week btw Christmas and New Year's. Months of doom, indeed, food-wise.

 

 

ktg-- hugs, mama. Try to nip that in the bud before it gets huge, sweet one. Depression sucks...been there. It still lurks, now and then, waiting for me. I refuse to let it :)

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I have not vanished. Still reading. October haven't been good on me health wise and I have a hard time getting back on track. bag.gif I gained.

 

At the same time, my tiny 5yo have lost weight. crap.gif She's under the safe weight for using her car booster... I'm anxious about it. It add to the long list of stressing things I have to face/address and I'm not dealing very well with the stress.

 

I'm still moving - not as much as I would love but I do. Still try to eat and drink mindfully but must admit I've let myself eat and drink mindlessly too many time for my own good. It's like I feel so drained by my emotions that I don't care what comes in as long as I have the illusion of filling/comfort.

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The weather here has been super-mild, which is making it nice to be outside.  Feeling positive about body and health and feeling good energy.  I think autumn is a real time of renewal for me.  

 

Valerie, I'm so sorry that you've been struggling.  I hope this month is easier.

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Valerie, if it helps, my DD is turning 5 this week and still hasn't made it to 40 lbs.  And she's close to 43" tall - I know actually *losing* weight isn't theoretically good but maybe if you DD has been super-active recently...?

 

The scale this morning said 144.5.  Not completely sure it was accurate - I might not have moved my hand away from the windowsill fast enough and I was weighing myself in the near-dark (hence the need to feel around with the windowsill so I didn't fall off the scale and wake everyone up) but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now, so yay!  And this is officially my last week of crazy work, next week I only have 8 hours booked and after that it's nothing til after Christmas! Yeehaw.  At that point I may need to actually advertise or something.

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hugs, aubergine. remind me to talk to you about flower essences! maybe pm me sometime when you have a chance, we could chat or something? i'm not getting on mdc much lately, either.

 

hugs and happiness to all!

xoxoxoxox

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the good wishes, Maia!  Same to you, with your weeks of feasting and travel.

 

Hugs, ktg. I hope you find your way back to feeling like yourself again soon.  How is work for you right now?  I think you are right about mental and physical health going together. 

 

And to you, Val.  I wish I could just give my skinniest son some of the extra weight I'm carrying.

 

Hooray, spughy! You take that number and enjoy it!

 

Me, I would like to finally get to set up the red tent so I can stop eating.  I got the Shred dvd from the library and will try it tomorrow.

 

Will message you about flower essences aweyn.  I picked up a pamphlet on Bach today - I've never done anything but the Rescue Remedy.  I am not sure what I need, but my 4 yr old needs a case of Beech ("Do the incompetence and foolishness of others irritate you?") and my talkative dd  probably needs Heather....

 

Best wishes that we all are kind to ourselves and take care of our health tomorrow in the best way we know, because we all so deserve it.

 

Minus 20 here, Defenestrator, and snowy.  For another six months, more or less.  I have to do some shoveling in the yard to clear paths to the shed and get holiday lights plugged in very soon. 


Edited by Aubergine68 - 11/20/10 at 8:35am
post #32 of 156

Ah, I miss -20C.  I will get me some of that in a few weeks as we're spending the holiday season with my family in the Yukon.  But for now, it's dreary, about 5C, and threatening to rain.  There are little snowflakes in the forecast for tomorrow but it's unlikely to amount to much as it's not supposed to go below freezing.

 

The scale has told me 144.5 for the past 3 mornings so it's pretty sure of itself.  Yay!

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went to class wed. felt good and i even was able to do most of the class. yay! then i got home and started af like cramping. now i dont wanna do anything except get af and go on with life. lol. maybe after af i can get back to losing weight.

 

and i think my siggie finally works....

post #34 of 156

hugs to all. i'm having a real hard time adapting to the new format. i'm trying some things to help, so i can be here more, but it's been frustrating, not least of all because  i've really missed my friends, which translates into how i feel about my self and my progress. i'm really not sure how to deal with that at the moment. at any rate, i'm thinking of you and sending hugs and wishes, even when i'm not here.

xoxoxoxo

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I put on my yoga tank this morning, Under my sweater, because it is cold, but it got me down on the mats doing yoga-like stretches with my kids.

 

Second goal for today - actually going to print out a checklist for the 100 pushups in 6 weeks workout so I can start doing that.

 

I hope you adapt to the new format soon, aweyn!  I'm still learning, myself, but I can see the potential with it.  Like the sig, Lioness!!

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I put on my yoga tank this morning, Under my sweater, because it is cold, but it got me down on the mats doing yoga-like stretches with my kids.

 

Second goal for today - actually going to print out a checklist for the 100 pushups in 6 weeks workout so I can start doing that.

 

I hope you adapt to the new format soon, aweyn!  I'm still learning, myself, but I can see the potential with it.  Like the sig, Lioness!!


I just looked up the 100 push ups in 6 weeks, and I think I'm going to try it. :)  I've been working on plank lately, but I think the push ups will be a good conditioning kick in the rear for me.  It's exactly what I need to work on: shoulders, arms and core.  I'm a little nervous to do the test.  I'm pretty sure I'll be in level 1.  I still want to try though. orngtongue.gif  Hope all is well with you and your health.

 

Hi healthy mamas!

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well, i'm seemingly able to be on today,so we'll keep our fingers crossed that my flickering issues have subsided....

 

ktg, hon. i missed your post before, with the flutteryness i was experiencing. sent you a message. hugs, pumpkin!

 

i started messing with a new flower essence and i feel it's going to help hugely. i would love to talk about it in more detail, but it winds up being really personal. maybe once we get those "private" thread options, we could start one of those and have a more in-depth conversation about stuff.....

 

hope everyone has a splendid week!

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Morning lovelies!  biggrinbounce.gif  Thanks Aweyn - got your message and yes we should talk about flower essences.  I'm going to have to google to learn a bit more as I think in my mind I am tying them together with essential oils but they are different, right?

 

So I have signed myself up for a holidy weight challenge - its simple, just don't gain any weight over the holidays.  Starting today until Jan 3rd and I need this to help me re-focus on diet and exercise again.  So I'm starting out with a weight of 202.5 (per my Wii which I think is far more accurate than my scale upstairs) and I'm off to try and lose 10 lbs over this period. I'm back on myplate to count calories (all 1229 of them) and  I'm recommitting to my low carb diet without grains and adding more movement into my life.  fingersx.gif DH wants to start p90x again, but I'm not keen on that, yoga sounds heavenly to me and my bones, so we'll see.

 

I'm also doing some reading about my thyroid condition and how essentially the thyroid has a huge play in mental status & brain chemistry along with physical issues, and of course how stress plays into all of that in regards to triggering issues or making existing problems worse.  Its pretty good so far, but I am going to be curious on how to incorporate tapping and some chraka work with my throat into this healing.  a bit OT - but I found the most lovely purple pashmina the other day at thrift and I can't stop wearing it around my neck.  It feels right at home there.  I wonder...

 

Aubergine - you've been in my thoughts with your upcoming procedures, I hope you are doing ok!!! Let me know if you need anything (vibes, wishes, send up a prayer, or light a candle)  THank you too for asking about work - it is very stressful right now, but hopefully wrapping up soon.  I just have another stressor after that, which I can not avoid, so I am trying to figure out how to deal with it in an assertive manner and not be overwhelmed by it.  I'm losing one of my favorite employees and get another one instead, which should be no big deal, except this one I used to manage and she attempted to undercut me so many times it was riduculous.  She's older than me, and we have vastly different ways of communicating and management, so we will have to get by somehow.  Even my boss knows its giong to be a bad situation for a while, so I am wondering if he's trying to get me to do his dirty work and run her out of the office. *sigh*

 

Ok enough for now!  Sending out lots of love and well wishes for us here! 

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i think we started talking about that with the chakra thread? hmmm.... i "know" there's a connection between my throat chakra and my sacral. i took a flower essence (yes, very different from oils!) that was a throat chakra one, and it brought up some interesting thoughts. right now, i'm taking a sacral one, and it's causing some interesting thoughts, too... .i wish i could share more, but i'm not thinking very clearly online lately (even without the flicker/less flicker, the new site is not sitting easy with me somehow, and i'm just not feeling settled enough to be "present".).

post #40 of 156

oh my class kicked my behind last night...and my abs too. they have been doing this one move that just kills me. but i have super flat looking abs for days after!

 

you do a plank on your elbows. then you move your feet. one at a time you move them out then back in. like you are marching kinda. all while in plank. it killllllls. lol. but i think i like it. haha. really sucks it in too.

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