I had a funny realization last night… I have been feeling like crap – fatigue that won’t go away, sore muscles – for a while now, and I have been trying to figure out why I am feeling so crummy. I have been trying to find a way to just feel a little more “normal” on a daily basis. Last night it occurred to me just how funny this is. I seem to have completely forgotten that I felt exactly like this for YEARS… long before I ever started this whole weight loss and exercise thing. So I have been trying to get “back” to a place I didn’t start from. No WONDER I can’t seem to manage it no matter what I try.
Fibromyalgia… Chronic Fatigue Syndrome… some sort of auto-immune something-or-other. Ann that means is that no one knows WHY it’s happening or WHAT to do about it. The funny thing is, once I remembered that this is not a new problem, I was able to stop thinking about it so much. I eat right, I exercise, I get enough sleep, I feed my mind and my soul daily. Those things may not change my condition one bit, but they definitely make it easier to live with it.