• 18 days ago

    A NEW ME

    I am dealing with several chronic and debilitating illnesses but I am encouraged.... Lupus, fibromyalgia, osteo-arthritis in my knees and degenerative disc disease in my back, stress fracture in my foot along with a bone spur. I feel like I'm falling apart lol but God has been really good to me. No matter how fatigued or how much pain I feel I keep it moving. I have found over the years that if you don't move and stay focused, that you begin to lose any quality of life that you have gained through perseverance, determination and hard work. I thus far have lost about 95 pounds, I gained a lot of weight from taking the steroid prednisone. I was not able to work out like I wanted to the last several months but I am I am very eager to continue my journey. I have about 85 more pounds to go. It may take me a while and some doing, but I am going to get it done. Those who are struggling, be encouraged. I had to sit in a chair and lift 2 pound weights when I first started, I could not walk to the corner of my street or go grocery shopping or drive my car, some days I could not even get out of the bed, I bought a treadmill and a weight bench and used one of my bedrooms to create a mini gym. You really don't have to buy expensive gym equipment, you can use good old fashioned exercises ex: jumping jacks, leg raises, sit ups squats, planks etc. I also bought a juicer, started drinking more water and started eating a whole lot more healthier. You can do it, you can do it, you can do it!

Responses

  • 17 days ago

    RE: A NEW ME

    Thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us! Your words of encouragement are so welcome for those just starting out. Congratulations on the weight you have already lost, and I hope that you will keep us updated as you continue rocking it!
      • 7 days ago
        Thank you sweetheart, I am hi honored to belong to such a strong group of like minded individuals. I have learned in my journey that there is always something that one can do to give back to others and that my challenges, pain and hard places in life is what makes me strong and also gives me a way to help and to encouragement others.
  • RE: A NEW ME

    I loved your story!
  • 7 days ago

    RE: A NEW ME

    Your story was very encouraging. I too have gained alot of weight for taking the steroid Prednisone. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Sjogrens and osteo arthritis in my knees all that make it extremely difficult to move around. I wish you continued success on your journey.