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  • UntypicallyJi, GOOD FOR YOU! I actually did my master's thesis on fibro and exercise! The most successful exercise for fibro is walking, so all you need is a good pair of shoes. Check in your area for free places to walk year. Round. Most malls have clubs in the mornings before stores open. Also, are there any colleges or…
  • Cobylea, be patient. I know my body runs about two weeks behind on results. Just when you are ready to give up, numbers will change! Do you measure your body fat? I rely heavily on that since your body composition changes long before you can see it on the scale. Try mixing up your workouts too, as your body may be…
  • Um, yeah. I'm not going to discuss the ultimate moment of weakness last night, but it involved the 30+ pounds of bulk Godiva chocolate I just bought for Christmas and Mt. Dew.... not good! I feel so horrible today :( At least the guilt got me on the treadmill before work this morning for 30 min. Better than nothing I…
  • Viv, can you belive it's almost over? I swear the semester just started a month ago! I don't even have my final exams written yet; guess that's my goal for the next few days. I too do not have to be back in the office until mid-January. Although I will be spending a lot of time here as we are preparing for an accreditation…
  • Must be one of those weeks all around. I started off strong and went for a run on Sunday, then bought a tub of mint chocolate chip ice cream Monday (yes, it's ALL gone :( ) I'm trying, but am struggling to get on track... Next week is the last week of classes before final exams, so I'll be sporadic getting on here; lots to…
  • Wow! Nice job ladies!!!! :drinker: And I was proud of myself for walking for 40 minutes yesterday, you're all kicking butt!!! I just don't feel ready to run, which with asthma, anything affecting my respiratory tract always scares me away from running. I am headed out to teach an afternoon PE class (volleyball) so I should…
  • Nice job hanging on last week ladies! :flowerforyou: I didn't do so hot, but came down with severe strep on thursday (got kicked out of work & sent to dr who I successfully disgusted! :bigsmile: ) I love it when I can gross out a doctor; at least then you KNOW you don't just not feel good 'cause you're lazy, it's legit!…
  • V, if you are having productive coughs with lots of phlegm, you may need to add an expectorant to your daily doses. Guaifenesin is the main one, that's what mucinex is, but it's also in robitussin and a lot of the cold & flu pills; just look for it. My instant thought when you said that was to rule out pneumonia or…
  • Melissa, I am joining you & Viv on the veggies & fruits. I realized I haven't eaten a salad in over a week (There are always sides of veggies at meals, but no fresh salads lately) and we just bought a big bag yesterday..... I know what I'm having for dinner! Thanks for the motivation/challenge. I agree. We initially would…
  • Aww, Melissa, sounds miserable, so sorry to hear. If you're having hives this long, you may need to evaluate your surroundings to find the culprit. Viv, if you haven't kicked your bug, that's probably the reason for the funk. You can't expect to have energy to exercise when you are working in overdrive to get healthy. Plus…
  • HI!!!!!! :smooched: I am soooo happy to see you all still here! I apologize for disappearing, but the last 6 months have been a whirlwind to say the least. I hope I am still welcom :brokenheart: I have so much to update on I don't know where to begin. I have moved from NC to PA working at a new university. My father in…
  • prayers to you Viv! :flowerforyou: I hope it all works out. I got in a quick run this morning and have been cleaning since. Taking Ian to a minor league game tonight since this is my only day off until next tues. Guy at the restaurant quit so I picked up all his shifts (need the $$) and may end up as day-manager as a…
  • Great job Melissa! You should feel proud. And yes, the change in activity is probably responsible for the delay in your cycle. Viv, hang in there. Happy flappy prayers (did you at least smile?) :laugh: Monica, you will get on track easily 'cause you were so dedicated before; no doubts sister! Go get 'em! Well, I am…
  • Yes Mary, your anatomy is correct! Make sure you do something to use those muscles or the delayed muscle soreness will linger longer (just what you wanted to hear right!) :flowerforyou: Well, I guess I qualify for eating mindfully yesterday. I even said to my husband, I'm not sure if I'm hungry, tired or bored! Isn't…
  • If you are feeling the pain radiate up and away from the plantar fascia (the band that runs on the bottom from front edge of heel to toes) it is more likely one of your flexors. Flexor hallicus run to the great toe. Pull your foot up towards yourself & grab a hold of toe; pull it even farther up to you. Pain? Flexor…
  • Did you notice the pain during the run or just upon completion? By ioutside of foot, do you mean along the edge or under the foot? Any pain up into ankle mortise? Most common would be peroneal strain. The primary everters of the foot (pull your foot in neutral when it tries to roll in & under) run along the outside of your…
  • Mmmm, popcorn :tongue: okay, really, I just ran 5 miles; anything sounds good at the moment! I packed pb&j for lunch. I'm not sure I will wait that long. Ian went to school today... wait for it.... in big boy underware!!!!! Yep, on top of not feeling good this weekend, he insisted on wearing cars & scooby. Only one…
  • ha ha, count on me to wait until the last minute to log! Happy b-day CP (11:40pm here) :drinker: My lil guy woke up around 11 last night throwing up & w/ temp. So I kept him home from daycare today and had a very productive day as a result of him just wanting to lie on the couch and watch disney channel. I managed to get…
  • Go CP!!!! I'm going to bet your cross the finish close to 30min! You underestimate yourself :flowerforyou: Where did May go? I remember conference championships, last two weeks of classes, a week of final exams and grading, graduation, my husband going to San Angelo for NCAA track meet, my photo shoot at Myrtle Beach (with…
  • Way to go CP! :drinker: You've been working hard and now seeing the payoff! Melissa, your faith astounds me. I have so much adoration for people who are able to live life as you do. Just thought you should know. Monica- :blushing: (there are no whistling smileys on here!) Yesterday I amazed myself on my run. I went out…
  • Ha ha, Mary, cinco is huge on any college campus: yet another reason to drink! (like they need more) Melissa- have you tried adding B-complex supplements to your diet? I know they are touted for their impact on stress/emotions (and especially helpful during period for me)... Might be worth a try! Don't beat yourself up,…
  • easy 30 min jog then lifted for 45 min. on my second water bottle: knowing how dedicated many of you are to your fluids can someone quickly remind me how many "cups" a 1pt, 7.7 Fl. oz bottle is? (I suck with math that I haven't had since grade school) :blushing: :laugh: Not sure what dinner holds, but ate bbq ribs, baked…
  • V- Ironically enough I had to explain fibro to some friends this weekend... it really is hard when they don't understand the scientific/health terminology! I promise to continue educating others so some day you won't have to explain it! :flowerforyou: Hope you feel better soon. I am ready for this next step in my training.…
  • Hey now! Keep it PG-13 here!!! :laugh: I'm not a yoga fan, but I even think I'd try it with you teaching Mary. Just own up to the miscommunication (amazing how shocked people are when you say, it's my fault, won't happen again) and they'll probably keep you in mind. In terms of the semantics of the yoga masters here, none…
  • Great job Monica! I was talking to a couple of my lacrosse girls who want to shape up/trim down and the three of us ended up running for a half hour! I had thrown in the towel for today until they motivated me to get off my butt! :laugh:
  • Quick stop to say hi. Have been logging, just not posting. Relay for Life this friday on Ian's birthday, making his cake saturday and celebrating Sunday with Chuck E Cheese's & a ball game (yeah, lots of helathy choices there! :huh: ) and then I go on cruise control!!!!! :glasses: Heading out for a quick run, then picking…
  • Happy belated Easter to all:flowerforyou: Still a couple more crazy days then I will be back on here religiously. I didn't realize just how long it's been until I got the "don't give up" e-mail from MFP yesterday. Thought I'd stop by to say hi. Lots of catching up to do on reading this thread.... until then, keep up the…
  • Wow Melissa, what an awesome dr!!! Who can blame them, Alex is adorable! :flowerforyou: Yeah, so on the calorie estimator, that's sort of my point. We have all been so focused on these 1,200-1,600 cal diets, we may have kicked into starvation mode. Try for one week to eat near you cals and see what happens. I know i"m…
  • Yippy dippy doooo booogalooooo!!!! :blushing: :blushing: I just found out that I won a national award for upcoming athletic trainers in the college & university setting!!! YIPEEEEEEEEE! You have no idea how stupid I look jumping around like a kid on Christmas morning & all giggly! I'M SUCH A DORK!!!!! :laugh: Monica,…
  • I'm BACK!!!! With a vengance too :laugh: Thursday I came down with a stomach bug (watch out Melissa, felt the same way with the aches) and muddled through a very busy work weekend. Friday my husband had to pick up Ian early from daycare 'cause he started puking, then my husband joined the festivities on the way home. ROUGH…
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