I’ve hit a stall, and I know I’ve gotten lazy. I’ve recalculated my macros and will go back to writing down everything I eat!
Must track Macros!!!



About 2 years ago, when I was deep in a fibromyalgia flare, I was cleaning out boxes and I found a box of race bibs from running events and triathlons I had done when well.
It hurt to see them there. I cried a bit, and I threw them away.

I regret that. I thought I would never get better. Seeing them, remembering pain free days, hurt me. I lost faith in wellness.

I am going to make new memories, new race bibs.

A new life.

I dont know how long this remission will last, but I’m going to squeeze everything I can out of it!



This week continues to get better.

I’m going to write a full post tomorrow, this is a quickie.

Fibro pain is still gone. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, but so far, so so good.

Training is going well and I’m slowly improving. I have been so sedentary with fibro for so long, my muscles need strengthening. Normally, days of activity lead to days of payback and fatigue. Now activity seems to fuel more activity!

My personality is changing too. I laugh at silly things again. I enjoy music again. I feel better, and it’s starting to show in the little ways of life. Little joys as so easy to appreciate when you dont hurt.

Here is a pic of my marathon walking training group. #Wewalkthiscity

Peace out, jo

Celebrity Fibromyalgia

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The headlines today say that Lady Gaga has Fibromyalgia. I am truly sorry that she does, but I’m glad she let us all know.

I think that people who have Fibromyalgia need champions. Not only to teach the world that this is not some unusual disease, and that lots of people you know may have it, but to teach those of us with Fibro that you can have Fibro and still be a Star, or an actor, or an airline steward, or a nurse, or a mom or whatever you want to be.

This article lists other famous people who have Fibromyalgia.


The Nicodemon rears it’s ugly head

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In a Fibro Facebook group I belong to, several of the participants are confessing that although they are very sick, they smoke.

I smoked for many, many years. I discovered when I finally quit that nicotine had been helping my ADD and my Fibro Fog. It took almost a year for the fog to lift after I quit. Turns out, nicotine is a powerful, but dangerous Nootropic.

This article explains more about nicotine as a nootropic. If you go here, this info is from a Fibro open forum, where lots of folks weigh in about how they feel about smoking.

In my mind, nicotine has so many negative impacts on our bodies that I would never start using it as a Fibro therapy. Some people can take or leave nicotine, but for me, one puff and I am addicted again. Quit as soon as you can and find other ways that work for you to fight the fog.


P.S. Speaking of smoking, I am seeing LOTS of advertisement for Low Dose CT Scan for former and current smokers. This is the only way to accurately detect early stage lung cancer. Has anyone used this? I’m going to talk to my doctor about it at my next Annual.

P.S.S. The Facebook group mentioned above is a closed group. You must be approved y the Admin to join. If you have Fibro, or support someone who does, consider joining.