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Starting over yet again! Losing weight while dealing with Fibromyalgia and CFS.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lesson learned. i cannot go this alone. Once I realize my goals I can't stop being involved on SparkPeople. After 18 very difficult months, I am putting forth the effort to take care of myself first and get my home back in shape too again.

Fibromyalgia can be a very isolating condition. Once being diagnosed with a chronic illness you find that friends can fall to the wayside. People get tired of hearing that "I am not having a good day". Also, there are friends that you have to let go because of there toxic nature.

My conditions are made worse by stress, over doing, infections, and basically just everyday life not managed appropriately. I have to manage my energy in the same way I do money. I only have so much energy per day and at times have to save up for future activity, or am limited today because of over-doing yesterday. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. Unfortunately, I have had people in my life that can not deal with this way of living. Heck, I have a hard time with it , so I understand the skepticism of others.

The person I was pre-illness is not the person I am today. Used to push through hours of work, socializing and just being typical type A personality. That person no longer exists. Time to accept the new me, and bring new people into my life that are supportive of the person I am now. I'm tired of being alone, sick and tired. Time to get my home out of CHAOS (Can't Have Any One Over Syndrome). Time to lose weight AGAIN and focus on eating healthy, exercising not just for weight loss, but for overall health.

Thank you Lord for bringing me back to Sparkpeople. It's nice to know I can always be accepted back.
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    I have those conditions also along with depression. Losing weight and being at a healthy weight.. I wish you well on your journey.
    584 days ago
  • LIZMARIE0803
    Well wishes sent your way! One day at a time! God Bless
    1023 days ago
    I know exactly what you're saying. Many friends just turn their backs and run away. I feel lost and alone. My family keeps me whole.
    1023 days ago
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