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  • Oh dear! You're strong!!! I'm gonna try more tonight - will let you know what happens.

    I'm meeting a friend for dinner. Hubby's bible study starts up again tonight so I have Mondays free. I'm thinking of trying to find a class or something for Monday nights. Maybe a yoga class?
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • Why not find a bible study of your own?
      SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
      Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
      Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
      Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
      Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
      Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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      • I have 130# on the bowflex now. Its difficult, but very doable. I put 210 and couldn't budge it. The 40# resistance discs haven't been used very much and I'm wondering if they have gotten stiff with age and lack of use. I'd like to sit down at a real weight bench and see what I can do. I've been thinking about selling the Bowflex - its not very user friendly cuz it takes a lot of repositioning and stuff to do the different kinds of exercises with it. Hubby never uses it, just me.

        My oldest sister is coming this afternoon to spend the night. This is the one with the fibro and is very obese. I sure wish I could get her to change her diet - but she won't do it. She can barely get up the 2 steps to my front porch - her muscles are so under used. I think she uses the motorized cart when she does grocery shopping. Makes me sad.

        Had another casualty at work. In the past month the handy man and the cleaning lady have quit, now yesterday the biller walked out. My boss is a difficult man to work for -- and his partner/manager isn't any better. They pretty much demand perfection, and if you don't meet their standards they threaten to dock your pay. Thankfully I have never been the target of any threats - but I've seen it happen over and over. I'm not sure what mistake the biller made but they threatened to dock her pay $50 for every mistake she made. First, that's pretty poor managing tactics, and Second, that's totally illegal. I'm remembering why I quit working there in 2007 and wishing I hadn't gone back. This particular biller has been the best biller I have ever seen at this office. She's good at what she does, and she's always willing to do more. She also acted as the supervisor to the front desk staff and could step in and help out where needed. They will be sorry they pushed her to the point of walking out. Oh, I don't want to go to the office today.

        I ate 3 eggs for breakfast and then I wanted something SWEET! damn I hate those cravings. I had nothing sweet to eat that wouldn't cause me gastric distress so didn't have anything. We do have some grapes - but I've noticed they give me a little tummy trouble so I'm staying clear of them. I think they will end up going on hubby's boat trip.

        Did I tell you hubby is leaving for a week for his annual guy boat trip? They are leaving Thursday morning and not coming home until next Wednesday. I have issues with this, and I've let hubby know about it. They have been doing this trip for about 10 years now. It started out to be a 4 day thing, and it has gradually grown into a 7 day thing. This is not a good time for hubby to be away from the business for an entire week. And, because he takes a week off with the guys I feel uncomfortable asking him to take a week off with me before things gets crazy again in the spring. This is the time of year when we are feeling the pinch to build up the bank account to get us through the winter slow time --- and he's gonna be gone for a week? I'm ready for the this guy boat trip to run its course and be over. Another issue............ in the 12 years we've been married every single vacation has been at my suggestion, and my planning. Whats up with that? Why doesn't he every say.......... "hey, lets take a week and get out of here!"

        Okay............ rant over. Hubby is a really good man - and he needs time off, but not this time of year, and not at the expense of time he could be taking with his wife.

        Okay - now rant is really over.
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • Originally posted by ecks View Post
          Why not find a bible study of your own?
          the wives of the men's group are starting a study - but we can't do it on Monday's cuz of childcare issues. Can't have both mom and dad at a study on the same night. Life is easier when the kids are all grown up We're meeting Thursday night to talk about when/where/what details.
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • I got an unexpected workout yesterday!!! We had our winter supply of wood pellets delivered -- THREE TONS! I didn't want hubby to have to come home from working his 12 hour day and be faced with the job of stacking the bags of pellets so I did it for him. ALL THREE TONS! They come in 40# bags........ so do the math.......... that's 150 40# bags of wood pellets. He was extremely impressed when he got home and the bags were all neatly and tightly stacked, the garage was clean and the car was parked in its spot. I was feeling a little tired and sore when the job was done - but no aches and pains.

            I also scored 4 bottles of kombucha that had been clearance to $1.69!!!! They are nearing their expiration date. I bought 4 bottles, but I think I'm going to go back today and buy the rest of the clearance bottles - assuming they are still there.

            My scoby isn't growing very fast. How long does this take? I started it on 8/27 and right now its an unformed mass of whitish looking stuff sitting on the bottom of the jar.

            My sister is still sleeping. We stayed up until about 1:30. I got up at 8:30, woke her up about 8:45, but she wanted to sleep a bit more. Boy is she a talker! She seems to be uncomfortable with silence - so she talks incessantly about people she knows, and people they know and her dogs and cats and the bear who chased her hubby down the hill and the bear who scared the friend who was staying with them................ and on and on and on. She's lost some weight and is looking better, but still has very little strength or stamina. I'd guess she is in the upper 200s now, maybe slightly over 300. But she was at least 100 pounds heavier. She says her weight has stabilized and she hasn't lost anything in a while. But, she only weighs at the doctor cuz she is too big for a regular house scale.

            My weight is still fluctuating. I'm not bloated in the mid-section, but I'm puffy all over. Looking forward to seeing if the bio-identical hormones will help me. 13 days until my appointment.
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • I think it is 3-4 weeks to grow a new SCOBY. But... how big is the mass? If it is over 1/4" thick, I'd say you have a SCOBY. Brew up some tea, and see what happens!

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              • I thought the scoby had to be at the top of the jar, not the bottom.
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                • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                  I think it is 3-4 weeks to grow a new SCOBY. But... how big is the mass? If it is over 1/4" thick, I'd say you have a SCOBY. Brew up some tea, and see what happens!
                  Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                  I thought the scoby had to be at the top of the jar, not the bottom.
                  It isn't a compact mass - and it doesn't seem to be growing. I think I'm gonna start over. Maybe I did something wrong. I let this one sit a couple more weeks, but I'm gonna try a second attempt. I have read recently that its pretty hard to grow a scoby from the bottles of commercial Kombucha. I might just break down and order one online. Maybe from the Kombucha Momma.

                  I also thought it should be floating on top. But, its laying at the bottom.
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • I just did 70 jumps with my jumprope without missing! That's a first!

                    Tomi's a happy jumper today!
                    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                    2. Eat to heal
                    3. Move to live
                    4. Embrace today
                    5. Live with intention
                    6. Respect my body
                    7. Cultivate joy
                    8. Find my passion
                    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                    • Wow Tomi!!! You were Wonder Woman with those bags of pellets.
                      Primal since 9/24/2010
                      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                      • Kombucha SCOBY Experiment | Food Renegade

                        I found this info about growing a scoby from a store-bought bottle (assuming that's what you did). I've read that people have done this successfully, but I guess it can take a while & is hit or miss. I think I'll buy a culture off Amazon when I try it.

                        And I totally did not mean to disregard your amazing feat of strength! Nice going! I am thoroughly impressed.
                        Last edited by namelesswonder; 09-18-2013, 10:29 AM.
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                        • I am seriously impressed with moving those pellets!! You got some strength girlfriend!! I can barely move a 50# sack of chicken feed!! lol. And jump rope too!!!??? I bow before you!! Unless you can jump rope sitting down that ain't happening at my house. I would black both my eyes anyways!! . I used to lovvvvvvveee to jump rope!! Used to be really good at double jump! I bought a hoopla hoop last fall thinking that would be fun & good exercise right?? Nope...my hula don't hoop no more!! Couldn't do it to save my soul!! I was so disappointed!! I gave it to hubby's niece to play with.

                          Now I'm depressed. I want to be young again. 😉
                          Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                          • Originally posted by theprimalcajun View Post
                            I want to be young again. ��
                            You can be! Unless you have a muscle disorder/disease, it is all about use it or lose it.

                            So much of what we consider aging is just disuse. I read a very interesting book on the impact (negative) sitting has on our lives, and one of the things that really stuck with me is that a leading indicator for being 'fit' enough to live on your own when you are elderly, is can you get up from a sitting position without using your arms to steady or boost yourself. Something that simple, but apparently a lot of people can't do it anymore.

                            Go buy another hula hoop, and just do it until you CAN do it again. Losing your 'hoop' is not irreversible. Also, touch your toes twice a day while you're at it!

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                            • I agree with all you say Sabine...& not to sound whiny or make excuses...I am limited in what I can do...I have osteoarthritis in both knees...the right one is so bad I can't even bend it to walk normally. It has what's called a joint mouse...a piece of cartlidge has come loose & is preventing it from working properly. (so says the chiropractor). I can bend it to sit...but I have to do it slowly. The other knee is pretty much bone on bone. Loosing weight will certainly take the pressure off & already has. I am probably a candidate for knee replacement...but with no insurance or money & to far away from Medicare, well I just deal with it. And I'm sure when OCare kicks in they will say I'm too old. And I want my own choice as to who would do it anyways, not theirs. So I make the best of it & do what I can.

                              I just tried getting up without using my arms to help & I can still do that at least! That would be good exercise, squats are good for you! It's all about not what you can't do but what you can do!!
                              Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                              • Well, that sounds like a disorder, then. I guess you've got to just work with what you've got.

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