photo by Tracy Lee Karner
Years Ago

How I lost 44 pounds and kept it off–7 habits

People want to know how I shed nearly 25% of my body weight and kept it off. It took some thoughtful effort and almost 10 months.  But, I didn’t go on a “diet.” Instead, I changed my habits, for good and forever. I decided to change my lifestyle, to spend the rest of my days… Continue reading How I lost 44 pounds and kept it off–7 habits

Tracy Lee Karner
Years Ago

Keep Moving despite Fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia will commonly hear the advice, keep moving.  But, what does that really mean? When I finally figured out what they meant (it only took fifteen years), I dropped from my highest weight ever (180 pounds) to 135. At various times I have been bedridden, but now, due to gentle exercising, I'm able, on… Continue reading Keep Moving despite Fibromyalgia

Years Ago

Aggravating and Alleviating Factors in Fibromyalgia

In most cases, these factors will help alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms: Restorative sleep Moderate physical activity Warm baths Warm and dry weather and the following factors will make symptoms worse: Non-restorative sleep Fatigue Overwork Physical inactivity Stress Anxiety Cold and damp Managing fibromyalgia can be exhausting, because it involves making lifestyle changes. To help you reduce exhaustion,… Continue reading Aggravating and Alleviating Factors in Fibromyalgia