I have been diagnosed with osteo arthritis in my hands and feet and the Dr has finally agreed I do have Fibromyalgia on top of never ending menopause symptoms. I have been trying all kinds of remedies, herbal and prescription to no avail so it's long term Naproxen for me then.
I tried hard not to over eat during Christmas. I certainly didn't eat or drink as much as I have in past years but what little I think I am eating is certainly piling on the pounds. Obviously it doesn't take much!
My knee that I damaged the last time I fell off my horse is still hurting and actually Yoga has made it worse this last week. I am not giving up tho! Just not doing anything that involves twisting that knee. But no wonder I am having knee trouble if I am 30lbs heavier!!!
I have almost finished renovating my house for now. I tell myself some of the weight must be muscle for all the hard work...I have even done a loft conversion by myself except for cutting the hole for the stairs! Lots of heavy lifting, dry lining, woodwork, painting, flooring, even electrics of which I am inordinately proud. But I am kidding myself really. I feel fat. I almost bought a size 18 dress yesterday but it stopped me in my tracks. Even less pairs of my jeans fit and I realised I must be honest with myself and accept that I cannot go on like this if my health is starting to suffer. I am constantly tired, everything is an effort so I must do something about it. Now!
I am fasting today. It will be hard I know. My state of mind is not conducive to fasting at the moment, my mind too full of how it didn't work last time, so I will have to really try hard and re read all the things that help.
Feeling quite sorry for myself. But all I can do is try.....
Love cilla xxx