Tag Archive | living with fibromyalgia

Living II: My Visalus Challenge Day 14 (Week 2) – Bullies

Week 2:  This week was challenging, I struggled with bullies–priorities, obligations and time.  Creating new habits is hard work.  I focused on eating the correct number of meals and drinking water.  Let’s see if it worked.  Last week I weighed in at 160.7 lbs.  Week 2 weigh in…drum roll please–159.2 lbs.  That is a total […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 5 – Control

Day 5: Finally feeling well and energized again.  The fibro-monster may win a few battles but I always win the war! I was planning on tracking my calories but that was a disaster– I’m not ready.  Today my challenge was not giving in and eating everything I wanted.  I skipped all the extras today.  We […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 4 – Plan

Day 4: Today was family day and we ate brunch at TooJay’s, a local restaurant. I ordered a coffee, 2 eggs over easy (blotted with a napkin to absorb any visible oil), with a fruit cup and toast (1 slice). My fibro-flare is over. I am feeling better and planning on taking it easy today. […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 3 – Cook

Day 3: This morning my body felt too heavy to move and the pain was overwhelming.  I can’t write, or read.  I need to listen to my body and give it the rest it’s demanding.  As the day went on I started feeling  better and this evening I decided to make dinner for the family…a […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 2 – Coffee

Day 2: Pain levels are high. My fibro is in a full-blown flare. You can never tell how long the “Fibro-monster” will visit. It’s similar to hosting a mean family member whose visits you dread but make every effort to make as comfortable as possible, and they complain anyway. I was able to work this […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge – Inspired

I have finally reached a point in my bounce back where I can take on my little weight issue before it becomes a big issue. Today my weight is at 163.4 lbs. Prior to becoming disabled in 2009, I weighed between 137-142 lbs. When I stopped taking medications in November, 2010 I was at 202 […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 1 – Ashamed

Day 1: My weight is 163.4 lbs. I have decided to set a goal of losing 15 lbs. in the next 90 days. My plan is to make lifestyle changes one step at a time.  My goal for the next week is to replace 2 meals, eat a meal and two snacks.  I usually skip […]