I wanted to let you guys know about how much progress I have been making the last two months. Maybe what I am doing can help some of you. The first change I made was to stop drinking diet soda. It contains aspartame. It is a artificial sweetner that has been shown to cause muscle pain among many, many other problems. It has been two months since I have consumed aspartame. It has made a huge difference!!! The second thing is I started walking everyday. Even if I wake up stiff and tired, I go anyway. Once I start to walk MY body cooperates and I walk approx. an hour now. I don't like my neighborhood, so I drive 5 minutes to a better part of town, park, stretch, and start walking. I listen to my MP3 player (for me Kid Rock), and feel the glory and the blessing of feeling my strength coming back. I actually kept up with the hubby this weekend. Usually I am dragging along behind him, and have to keep sitting to rest, but not now. I feel the power coming back in my legs. Five or six years ago I thought I was truly headed for a wheelchair. The third change is big change is my stress. I protect myself from stress, I walk away, say I can't do this, and change my mind thoughts to positive. Of course I still have stress, that is life. I still have pain, especially from so much walking and everything else, but it is not the pounding pain of fm. It is soreness from walking. How great!!! I hope this helps some of you. Walking, Positive Thinking, and NO Aspartame. I feel more like the old me. Hugs to Everyone, Debbie
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