I’ve been very successful so far with my weight loss program – 30 pounds off to date in about 3 months. The CFS symptoms have been returning and hitting hard here lately, however, and it is getting depressing once again. I knew that I wouldn’t be cured, I was just feeling so well there for a while that I didn’t want it to end. I guess I was overdoing it some also and that hasn’t helped things any either.
I kept telling myself that once school started I would be able to slow down. Then once school started, things were still really busy and we were on the go a lot. Last week was very hectic with working and then we had a yard sale over the weekend and I had to work Sunday and today. I am exhausted and as you all can tell, it has been about a week since I posted because I’m just too tired at the end of the day to write anything. I’m off the rest of this week and I have already told everyone that I am taking it easy and that I need to cut back. I need a few days where I can get my body built back up and then I will be good to go again.
The one thing that has been a positive with this diet program is that I do notice that I seem to come back quicker from my flares than what I used to. When I’m wore out, I’m not down for as many days as I used to be. I just don’t want to get myself so far gone that I can’t keep recovering quickly like I have been.
We had a lot of extra financial burdens over the past month that put some stress on us as well and that hasn’t helped me physically either. We all know how stress affects CFS and having huge, unexpected $1,000 vehicle repair bills doesn’t make a CFS body feel so well. I was working a few extra shifts whenever I was asked to try and help put towards the repair bill also, making my symptoms worse too.
All in all it’s been a crazy, stressful, messed up time and I’m hoping that things settle down enough now so that I can get straightened out and feel as well as I was doing. I still have about 45 pounds to lose yet and I am enjoying the diet program. I like not having to do a lot of cooking for it and food preparation. When I’m exhausted, it’s nice to just be able to grab a bar or a bag of pretzels and eat them. I think that’s why I’ve been able to stick to this program so well and have been as successful as I have been. Too many of the other diets I’ve tried required too much work and cooking and when I would be too sick, I couldn’t prepare the meals so I just wouldn’t eat at all or I would grab something that wasn’t on the diet I was supposed to be on because it was easy or convenient.
Tomorrow I plan to sleep in late for the first day in a long time and I will have the ringer on the phone turned off so that I can catch up on some sleep!