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Friday, September 7, 2012

It's Not a Diet.

I have said in the past and I’ll say it again I don’t believe in diets. That being said I have to do something different. I lost 40 lbs. by eating using The Metabolism Miracle plan. It is not a “diet” it is a way of eating for people with Metabolism B issues, sluggish metabolism, slowmetabolism, whatever you want to call it. All I know is that I am sensitive to sugars (i.e. carbohydrates). I believe I am hypoglycemic however I have not been diagnosed.
In the last year I had another outbreak of Shingles that really never seemed to go away. This resulted in systemic body pain that I suspected had turned into a form of Fibromyalgia. (I was right, to see the connection follow the link.) As a result I gained back 20 lbs. 
When I went to the Rheumatologist he confirmed my fears and basically told me to, “Exercise more.” He suggested I ride horses (since I live in Acton I must have a horse, right? Ha-ha). I am trying. It is difficult because … honestly? … It. Hurts. Everything hurts.
I wake up in pain. I am in pain when I pick something up off the floor. I have pain sorting the laundry. I have pain taking stuff out of the washer. Climbing the stairs? Pain. Sitting too long? Pain. Walking? Pain. Stretching? Pain. It’s an all-over body ache. Sometimes it feels like a burn. (I especially feel the burn in my back where the Shingles blisters were.) It doesn’t matter. The doctor told me it would hurt and I need to do it anyway.
Do. It. Anyway. 
So I am recommitting to eating The Metabolism Miracle way again. Apparently I might need to add some carbs, more than I did before because I crave them. I am pretty sure this is the part of the serotonin issue that Fibromyalgia causes and I already am on medication for that. So, instead of increasing a medication I need to use food as medication. This is not a new idea for me. I am a huge fan of Dr. Weil and he talks about approaching food like medication and I agree. For me, that is what I need to do.  
As far as exercise. I need to do something. Something.
Walking is good. And some toning. I just need to Just. Do. It.
Even though I know it will cause me pain. I need to start somewhere.


  1. Sometimes the hardest part can be just getting out of bed, let alone the effort it takes to actually put those running shoes on and head out the door. I know cuz I lost 35 lbs exercising, then quit cuz I was tired, and now I've gonecandvgained back 45 lbs. So when the Doc says "Just Do It", fight the urge to punch him in the teeth. It's worth it. Now, where did I put my shoes...

  2. So did I motivate You? :)


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