My True Story
Sunday, April 23, 2017
For the last five years I have been dealing with chronic pain and depression. I have been dependent (not addicted) on narcotic pain meds to deal with my everyday life. Because of the pain and lack of motivation, due to the depression, I have put on over 40 pounds.
Recently, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and bipolar disorder. Even though I am not fond of my diseases, I am blessed. I am now on the right medication (the narcotics were actually making it worse) and am feeling more like my old self.
Dealing with chronic pain is difficult on so many levels. Not only do you have to live with the constant debilitating pain, but people are typically not sympathetic with your situation. It makes the bouts of depression harder to overcome and all.of that combined makes you feel so lonely.
Thankfully, I think I am through the worst of it. I still have my bad days, but I know they are just bad days. It no longer feels like a lifestyle.
With the change in food and activity, I'm feeling better. I feel like I can take on the world. But with two years of basically a sedentary lifestyle, I have almost no muscle.
I've always had an easy time keeping up with the guys, because I've always been pretty strong. Now I'm struggling to even do a couple pushups. Sometimes it gets me.down, but with Spark People I feel so much encouragement. I absolutely love this app. It makes it so much easier to make it over those self inducing humps.
I want to give a big thank you to everyone for all the encouragement this week. I can't wait to update you tomorrow with my weigh in