Posted 8/29/2007 7:41 PM (GMT -6)

Hi Denise,

I am going to join Weight Watcher's next with week with a co-worker.  I have been trying to do the At Home program but to no avail.  I need the discipline of someone weighing me.  I desperately need to lose weight.  I seem to just be gaining and gaining.  I am not on pred so I can't even blame that.  I just know that I am having a hard time.  Hopefully WW will work for me.  Let me know how your meeting goes next week.

Mary Ann

**Diagnosed MCTD(doctor now says it is Lupus),Fibromyalgia,Raynaud's June 2005
**Sleep Apnea - February 2006
**Congenital Heart condition-Pulmonary stenosis, High blood pressure, IBS, degenerative disc disease, vertigo
**Meds:  Plaquenil, MTX, Limbrel, Folic Acid, Metoprolol, Lotrel, Alprazolam, Cymbalta, Vicodin
 "No matter what happens, God is in control.  He is God, I am not, what a relief!"

Posted 8/31/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -6)
Hi! I am new to all of this, but I too have been feeling bad about my weight... so, this morning, I joined Weight Watchers on line. I did it a while back and it worked for me. I now have thyroid problems, so my weight is hard to take off these days, but I know I can do it. Sometimes positive thoughts makes us accomplish things we didn't think we could.... and on days when you feel really bad, take a break. For me, I think that getting my weight back in check will only help me. Not only is the extra weight bad for the arthritis, but is also puts such an added strain on our bodies that we really don't need.
Posted 9/1/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -6)
I find that because I am hurting and fatigued most of the time, my activity level has shown a sharp decline and the pounds keep piling on. It is depressing. I try to exercise when I feel like I can. I'm thinking of atkins but I just can't face the idea of no carbs. Maybe if I just lessen my carb intake and try to eat more veggies and lean meats. The other problem is that I'm usually so tired that I don't want to cook. I know that I would probably feel better if I lost the weight but losing the weight takes energy. This illness really sucks.

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