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!