I've been using Myfitnesspal for 2 years now.
I still use it as it's my choice and it works....... for me. We all use what suits us best and what works for me may not suit someone else and vice versa.
As I developed neuropathic pain 9 years ago I gained weight due to medication, inactivity and depression. Age is also a factor. At 45 how we digest food changes drastically.
2 years ago my husband suggested we try this app out. We both had hit our highest in weight and returning to teaching dance after a year break due to my pain I wanted to get my life in control.
The app has worked well for me as I've made it work for me.
I use it so I can have most health nutritionists worst nightmare meal. What I will do is balance it out with a super healthy meal and snacks.
Macros has been my saviour. It allows me to balance healthy and naughty.
I eat anywhere from 1500-2200 calories a day. Depends on how much walking or exercise I've done my calorie intake changes.
I never planned on losing the amount of weight I did however because of the app it just happened.
I have zero control over my neuropathic pain so maybe it is why I use the app. It is the one thing I can control.
However as I said, the main reason I use the app to this day to balance out the naughty with the nice.
I'm 45, have neuropathic pain and can't exercise like I used to.
I eat and I eat well!! #chronicpain#neuropathicpain#chronicillness#mentalhealth#alloydinia#depression#nervo#spinalstimulator#myfitnesspal#mexican#guzmanygomez
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This has been my biggest challenge trying to be consistent with working out at least three times a week .... My mind is telling me you can do this but my body is telling me otherwise. I don’t really Speak about my fibromyalgia or my chronic pain or what not but I hate when I hear people thinking that they have it bad when I’m over here thinking I rather have that problem in this. Today I have not moved out of my couch Other than to grab something to eat drink some water and use the restroom, feeling like you’re a prisoner in your own body really sucks and today was supposed to be my workout day and I’m still struggling to even get up and get dressed 😩💜 #fibromyalgia#autoimmunedisease#chronicpain#chronicfatiguesyndrome#fibromyalgiaawareness#givethanks#begrateful#appreciate
A year and a half ago I was living in absolute misery. I couldn't sleep at night. I struggled to stay awake during the day. I was captain of the struggle bus. #hotmessmama. I had a raging wildfire of #inflammation all over my body. My immune system started attacking my thyroid #hashimotosdisease, but couldn't fight off any of the colds or viruses my kids brought home from school. I saw a friend share about something that helped her have the energy to play with her son AND accomplish projects around her home without relying on caffeine. #adrenalfatigue I had been barely existing. I had gone the doctor route but I found very little to help me get back on my feet. I decided it was time to try something new!! If today is your day we really need to chat. Right now I can order anything you want at my wholesale (25% off) price OR you can join my team for FREE, and order your own welcome pack at BELOW wholesale prices!!
Had an amazing time at the 2019 annual meeting for the North American Neuromodulation Society. It is a valuable opportunity to learn more about current therapies, new advances, and connect with other leaders in our field. I’m back in Washington, recharged with new ideas and techniques to better help my patients suffering from chronic pain! #nans#neuromodulation#chronicpain#pain
Feeling so incredibly grateful for family today. 💜 I can’t believe I’m getting married in less than two months! Dealing with chronic illness and planning a wedding can be challenging. Sometimes it’s hard to feel excited about something you’re unsure you’ll even be able to enjoy. But today I feel so blessed and hopeful. It was a low pain day and I was surrounded by people who care about me. I’m so blessed to have a family who loves me and that I’m marrying into a family who accepts me as I am and loves me too. It’s easy to focus on the negative, especially with everything that’s going on. But today I was filled with so much love that it was impossible to feel anything but happiness and hope.
REM''s words above.
A time comes when one has grown weary and tired of the constant hating on themselves and others. Sometimes a person whom has lived with/in chronic pain and mysterious illnesses for more than 20 years tires of themself. No answers after going to a doctor, specialist, tests, and other forms of help tend to become old and tired just like the person staring back at them from the mirror. You didn't choose to stop doing your favorite activities, no you were unable to do them without pain and frustration. You became the weakling at the beach, only you weren't at the beach, you were home and pissed off. Sure you thought of the "cans dos" rather than the "cant's". Those thoughts became memories as you fell deeper into the black pit of hate. It grabbed you and told you that you were a loser and sucked or was it you who told yourself? It doesn't matter. It happened after the last glimmer of hope. There was a tiny light and then it dimmed. You were fucking tired. The deaths. You were counting the dead pets. You counted the dead humans. These things weren't normal and happened too often. Humans either murdered themselves or died of other causes. Regardless, you were cloaked in darkness. Everything hurt. You felt all of it, whether or not it belonged to you. Then you morphed into REM's 'World Leader Pretend'. No one could knock down that wall. It was a hateful wall and you were unwilling to let anyone in when the time came. No, you were steadfast in moving forward. The grief brought upon others caused you more pain. Fuck, why couldn't you just shut the fuck up? Finally one day you did shut the fuck up and stopped everything.
You knew that there were always choices and you flipped a coin.
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#csphotochallenge Day 21: Self care
TW:Old scars. Super reluctant to post this because I absolutely HATE my leg scars from when I self harmed but they’re part of me now and I can’t change it. Self care is something I’m not always the best at but I try my best. One thing I usually forget to do is use this bio oil for my scars, it’s worked wonders for me in fading my scars that I have and I’m so in love with it! Definitely underrated. Some other “self care” type things I do is my make up everyday usually which I enjoy doing although I’m not very good 😂 I also love perfumes and cute outfits and doing my hair all nice so I guess that counts as self care? Lately I’ve not been doing amazing but have enrolled in a new doctors practice with a doctor who specialises in chronic illness so hopefully he’s amazing and helpful for me! Also I reached 300 followers! Thank you so much everyone, making this account is the best decision I’ve ever made 💕😊
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They killed it!
Their 20 minute program this week!
Losing up to 20lbs
All that and more in 6 weeks!
We have another wave of crushers starting tomorrow!
Are you ready to spend 20 minutes a day creating your best?
NEW BLOG POST // Tips For Surviving School With A Chronic Illness 👩🏼💻🌻
Yesterday a new post went live on my blog *link in bio* I wanted to help make back to school as stress free as possible, because going back to school can be stressful enough, let alone if you have a chronic illness or chronic pain condition to manage on top of that. So I reached out to some amazing girls who were kind enough to share there best tips with you guys ☺️❤️
Make sure you go and check them all out and show them some love 💗
- What’s you top tip for surviving school with a chronic illness or chronic pain condition?
All my love E xx
Soup night! My little girl is still super sick so I had to make soup! She never eats my soup but one day.. 🙄. She did eat all of the celery, chicken and some carrots. She hates sweet potatoes, she hates any potato unless it’s a French fry 🍟 😑. So she still got some good stuff in her to help fight off the crud! Bone broth, chicken, celery, sweet potato, carrot, onion, garlic, bay leaf, parsley, and a touch of lemon, thickened up with a little arrowroot. It was really good and something I will have to make more often. Today I felt better than I have in a week. Still had pain on and off through the day so I kept up with my #kratom doses but I had wonderful sleep last night and I’m so grateful I was able to make dinner and enjoy a day at home with my beautiful family! #onemealatatime#healingwithfood#autoimmuneprotocol#aipinspo#autoimmunedisease#hashimotos#aipdiet#aipfood#paleo#chronicpain#thankfultojehovah
What is HYDROTHERAPY?💦 Hydrotherapy is a form of gentle exercise performed in a heated pool for the treatment of injuries, rehabilitation and improvement of general health. With the help of decreased effects of gravity -aquatic exercises are performed using controlled movements to promote strength, circulation and reduced pain. ⭐️Which conditions can benefit from Hydrotherapy?
• Muscle or joint pain
• Decreased mobility
• Sport injuries
• Neck and back pain
• Rehabilitation post-surgery
• Neurological condition 💪🏼Plus anyone wanting to improve their general fitness ⭐️Benefits of Hydrotherapy:
• Treatment of chronic pain
• Promotes muscle relaxation
• Improves circulation & breathing
• Water resistance help build strength & general fitness
• Improve muscle coordination
5 years ago and today I had everything ripped out from under my feet. I lost it all- the ability to sit up on my own, stand, walk, work, go to school, live alone, see clearly, or think clearly. There is nothing like losing every ounce of your health, no tragedy that compares to the grief of losing yourself. I was introduced to a world I didn’t know existed: young people who were extremely sick with no hope in sight.⠀
Becoming ill is a fear many people have, but we assume we have the rest of our lives until we’ll have to face that fear. We have the illusion that if we live a perfect “healthy” life, we will become invincible and immune to all illness. We have the illusion of control because, to think otherwise, is a fear too insurmountable to face. So we assume that the sick must not have tried everything to get better, and we assume that sickness = elderly.⠀⠀
But let me tell you, there’s a world where people would cut off a limb with a butter knife for just a little bit of relief. There’s a world where people have done every juice cleanse, every diet, every yoga exercise, and are still sick. It’s not their fault. There’s no toxic “positive” way to spin this intense suffering so you feel more comfortable.⠀
My presence stretches people’s limited concept of a good God. How can a good God allow suffering? How come I’m not healed yet? There are days I cry out with the same questions, but most days are spent realizing that what’s good to God is far more complex than what’s good in my temporary life. God’s desire is my holiness, not my temporary happiness. He has brought hearts to Him through my suffering, and has changed mine. My sickness has helped me put on blinders that block out everything that doesn’t truly matter in life, so I can focus on God and God alone.⠀⠀
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:11-13