Fibromyalgia, sleep, diabetes and weight loss

I am finally using my gym membership! In the last 14 days I have been to the Canada Games Centre gym 7 times for 1 1/2 – 2 hours each time, gone on 5 long walks on the other days and had 2 days “off” (went camping 4 days out of the 14). I am really loving the exercise.

My boyfriends sister has been going with me. From here on out we plan on going 2 days in a row and taking the 3rd “off”. In still plan on doing something on those days, a walk maybe. I’ve been walking on the treadmill and am working my speed up to a jog. Doesn’t sound like much, but to someone who spends the evenings and weekends on the couch its a good start.

My family doctor said loosing weight would be helpful for my fibromyalgia.  So did the specialist. I’m 191 lbs (86.6 kg), my goal is 125 lbs (56.7 kg). I have not really set a time frame though. I’m hoping it will lower my blood sugar as well as help with the sleep and pain issues associated with the fibromyalgia.

I’m also really hoping that it’ll make getting pregnant easier. We’ve sort of stopped trying or doing anything right now. To many health problems for the both of us. I was getting frustrated and he was just loosing interest altogether, something else we’ve got to deal with at some point I guess… but that’s something I don’t wan’t to think about or get into at the moment.

I just need to keep myself motivated!

4 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia, sleep, diabetes and weight loss

  1. I think that’s awesome. You’ll feel better and you’ll have more energy. We’re planning on going hiking ourselves this weekend. It’s been beautiful up here, has it been beautiful there?

    1. Well, the weather has been in the teens (Celsius) and lots of rain so not really. We’ve had a few nice days though. Got out for a walk 2 weekends ago and I went camping last weekend with my family (Cory didn’t come). The exercise is making me feel great and I feel really motivated. Its great!

  2. Good luck with the weight loss! It makes a lot of difference for the wellbeing. My husband had weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve) in March, and has lost around 10 kgs since then. He is doing so well, seems so satisfied and energetic.
    You are right, walks and jogs are a good start, and you have to start somewhere, right?

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