Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fibromyalgia and Weight Loss

                       I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia during my second semester of college.  The effects of this horrible disease have been crippling at times.  They have also sabotaged all previous weight loss efforts.  Not this time.  
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  Romans 8:37 

Not familiar with Fibromalgia?  Allow me to acquaint you:

Today a combination of a bad weather system and fibromaylgia have left me feeling fatigued and sluggish and aching all over.  I have not been able to exercise the past two days.  Today I am DETERMINED that I will move more even if it isn't an extended work-out.

I found some great links for more information regarding trying to lose weight with fibromyalgia.  The are a wonderful source that I'm sure I'll be going back to often.  They are:

And perhaps my favorite - Fibromyalgia Information Foundation - this includes beneficial exercises for fibro folks.

 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
   2 Corinthians 4:7-10


  1. It is amazing all the symptoms that included for fibro. Sometimes I forget that I have been diagnosed by several doctors and wonder why I have trouble concentrating or remembering things. It all slips up on me sometimes. Thanks for all the info! Very helpful!!!

  2. I'm pretty sure I have is a toss up of that or M.E. but I personally think it is fibromyalgia. I say that because when I think of fibromyaliga I get the "Ah ha!" feeling rather with M.E. I get the "Meh" feeling which is usually how I determine God's voice and what He is trying to get me to understand! ha

    I'm still diagnosed as a sufferer of chronic pain & fatigue so no fancy name yet. I have pretty much all those symptoms however not sure about the heart issue, I don't think I have that.

    I find swimming helps me...and MR Motivator because his exercises are so gentle.

    I also do Zumba but I modify it quite a lot. lol

    I'm not overweight per se but most of my weight goes around my middle ao I have to be careful. Doesn't help I am addicted to junk! I have depression too so I do have a habit of "binge" eating even though it helps for a total of 5 seconds but whatever. :)

    I think doing enough cardio to actually shed weight is my biggest issue that and the above eating rubbish on some days.

    Found your blog on My Fitness Pal


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