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I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a while ago which has become considerably worse in the last few months. I am learning to live within my limitations and to listen to my body and not push myself too hard. I have put on a considerable amount of weight since this current flare and I'm sure that it is adding to my problems. It is now time for a new start and to push forward with my life. In losing my father I have decided that life is just too short to allow my disability and limitations to dominate my life. Update 6/7/16 We've had mum living with us since beginning of April. She's really not safe at home on her own. We're clearing her flat. It started off with just me as mick was looking after mum as her flat is about 130 miles away. Recently she's been coming with us though. Only thing is that someone needs to keep an eye on her. My daughters have been good on that score. There's been so much stuff. At the moment we have at least 20 large black sacks full of clothes and other textiles that we need to take to charity/recycling. That was a huge task clearing that and there's still more to bag up. Single handedly I boxed up all of my dad's collectables which we've now brought back. Next job is to put it all in the loft as mum won't sell them. Update 18/07/2013 Went back to old habits. Now booked a holiday end of September so have a goal to aim for. I know that I'll feel better for losing some weight. I need to search myself for why I'm just not doing it. I can't keep on blaming the meds that I'm on, although I'm pretty sure that it's making it harder. Update 11/02/2016 Increased lack of mobility and bad eating habits mean that I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I'm out of breath doing the simplest of things and my joints are constantly screaming at me. During my last check up I was told that I'm bordering on pre-diabetic and I've lost almost an inch in height in a year due to spinal issues.

Member Since: 9/1/2010

My Goals:
I want to be as active as I can be within the limitations of my condition.

My Program:
I will keep within my calorie goals every day.

I will drink at least 8 cups of water every day.

Personal Information:
I am from Nuneaton, England.
I have 2 daughters aged 26 and 24, and 2 granddaughters aged 8 and 4
I Live with my husband, we have been married since Sept 2011

Other Information:
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.

Kiss slowly, Play hard, forgive quickly, take chances,
give everything, and have NO regrets!

Life is too short to be anything but happy!

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  • v OPHELIA105
    Hi Ann - my decision was to stop looking for 'career' type full time jobs and concentrate on setting up my business. Something I wouldn't have the time or energy to do if I worked full time. I am waiting to start a part time job which will bring in a little bit of money but this does mean I will have to live off my redundancy and savings so I think it will spur me into making it happen!

    What is exciting is today I will finally set a launch date - so I can then action plan backwards.

    As I said in my blog on Saturday - there is no such thing as job security in employment anymore. I should know! So perhaps setting up my own business is no more risky than taking on full time work. At least I can be in control of it.

    Other people do it and make it work. I have energy, ideas and drive - there is nothing to stop me making me this happen apart from my own limiting beliefs

    On saturday my teacher told us about an ex student of his who gave up her job a week before her exams. She passed her exams and put EVERYTHING into setting up her own business - which she had to as she had no income.

    She now regularly has 6 clients a day (at £20 - £30 a session that's not bad!)

    3731 days ago
    Thank you for being such a great member of the team, participating in the chat thread and giving support to others who visit.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Mandy x
    3734 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/13/2011 6:20:52 PM
  • v MEDIT8OR
    Pema Chodron is my favorite nun ever! I love her books the Places That Scare You and Getting Unstuck. I know you have a lot on your plate with your wedding and all, but maybe afterward.
    Michelle emoticon
    3740 days ago
    emoticon Magner's Irish Cider eh ! WOW ! I'm impressed ! Wonder if I can buy it here ! emoticon Thank you muchly for your comment on my Blog ... have to confess even I found myself grinning on re-reading it ! Never fear, there are those moments when I struggle , but mercifully the old humour is never terribly far away and comes to my ... and hopefully everyone else's rescue when needed ! Have a lovely day and Mother's Day Sunday. emoticon emoticon Cheers ! emoticon and emoticon Hilary. x
    3741 days ago
  • v OPHELIA105
    I like the idea of the weight loss party - get a few friends togther and hold it in your own house instead of a draughty village hall or somewhere...

    Sounds fabulous!
    3751 days ago
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