It is official, after a week of holding steady, I have lost all of my pregnancy weight from #3 (#4 came off pretty easily once I started). So, that makes 50 lbs in 2 1/2 years, yeah me!! To lose all of the remaining weight from #2 (who is now 6 1/2), I still need to lose 30 lbs. I don't think that will happen at my age and health status, but I will be more than thrilled if I can lose another 15-20 lbs. And you know what? Fibro has actually made me more fit than I have ever been. I never used to exercise and went on crash diets to keep my weight down.
For those doing the high protein diet, how are you doing? As well as exercise, I have been following a low carb diet with always at least a little protein for every snack and meal. Ok, not religiously, that why it took me so long to get to this point, but that's ok. It's a lifestyle change, not a diet. Today I made a huge salad, I always make extra for dh and I to have on hand for a few days. He's gone for 3 days on business, but I still made the same amount. Oh, that and a full pot of coffee this morning. I was good though, I didn't drink it all. Anyway, I make my salads with romaine and baby spinach. Today for lunch I added ham, cheese, and a hard boiled egg, yummy! It's even yummier with bacon, but my mouth can't handle the hard chunks and the chewing right now. Facial pain is a great diet aid.
My knee is still on the fritz and refuses to bend nicely. So I've been trying to stay active by walking. Today it's cold, damp and rainy, so I took out my Wii Fit again. I like it for when my fibro kicks my butt and I can't do my regular workouts. I was on it for an hour, alternating between the stepping, hula hoop, and boxing. I know, too long, but my stupid face kept zapping me. And while I was on it, I could put it out of my head. So now, oh yeah, my whole right side is sore and is wanting to stiffen up. My bum knee is on the left, so I compensate by using my right side much more. Hmm, that reminds me, my right quad is much more defined than my left. I know I count on it more, but it is 1/2" bigger. So I started to wonder, is my right leg really getting that much bigger (muscle, not fat) or is my left leg starting to atrophy? Stupid anxiety... and no, I will not look it up on the net.
I wonder if I can use up all the smilies today? I'm bored. Dh is gone, the older kids are in school, and youngest is napping. So that's why I'm so talkative. Hey, be warned, it said in the title I was rambling!
Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment. I am going to take the plunge and ask for a referral for a massage. (With the referral, I can put it on dh's health plan). I went for physio in the spring, and it really helped loosen my neck and with my frozen shoulder. But my upper back and shoulders seems to be getting even tighter than usual. Much more sore than it has been before. I don't know when I'll actually get around to going, but I promised myself to see if a massage will help before Christmas.
so.... come ramble with me! Let's talk health
possible fibro and trigeminal neuralgia
50 mgs amitriptyline