Fibromyalgia, Weight

Recovering from illness……..

I haven’t been able to post for a while because of illness. Due to being on strong painkillers I missed the symptoms of cystitis and ended up with a nasty kidney infection again. The antibiotics I was given caused some serious gastrointestinal problems. Long story short I was pretty sick. The infection has now been cleared with a different antibiotic and I am recovering.

What I am left with is extreme fatigue, smell sensitivity and a total dislike of any food I ate previously. I know it’s normal to go off the food you ate before being sick but this is more extreme. I like to eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch everyday, it just makes my life easier if I don’t have to think about my meals. I was really worried that I’d end up only being able to eat food that didn’t fit into the Slimming World plan and maybe gaining weight. Fortunately I remembered that Blue Diamond Almond Breeze milk is only 6 syns for a litre so I have been making rice pudding with it. I know it’s a bit weird having rice pudding for lunch but it is really working for me. Today I got my 5 stone award and my total weight loss from my heaviest weight (which is 2 stone heavier than when I started Slimming World) is now 102lbs. I haven’t been this light since my early twenties.

As far as exercise is concerned it’s a bit slow. I had to take a week and half off from doing my walk while I was ill and I only started again yesterday. My pace is very much reduced but I am sure I will be back to where I was fairly quickly. Yoga is still booked but again has been delayed. David and I are planning to go to our first class next Monday evening. I have high hopes for yoga in that some of the techniques will enable me to reduce my pain medication.

It’s been a frustrating time. I had all these plans for January which had to be put on hold for while. My 2019 begins here!

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