Category Archives: healthy diets

Fibromyalgia – tips to losing weight

Most of us Fibromites gain weight at any time, but during the holidays it is much worse. Here are some tips to help you lose weight.

  1. Sleep – get enough sleep and if you can’t do it on your own seek medical help.
  2. Go for hormone tests, imbalance causes weight gain.
  3. Limit sugar intake. High sugar content is very bad if you have Fibromyalgia.
  4. Fibromyalgia causes sugar cravings along with loss of chromium and magnesium.
  5. Consume more carbohydrates and more protein.
  6. Consume more fruits and vegetables. Consuming more fiber helps keep you full longer.
  7. Work out regularly. Keep the activity light and easy. Swimming/Aerobics is a good choice.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

Healthy Poll, please answer – Tessa

As most of you know I have many health issues. At the moment the mental issues are outweighing the physical pain.

My 2 biggest concerns are Diabetes and Bipolar.

I have created a poll to help me find out what every one thinks is the health plan I should start with. I can’t do more than one at a time. It simply overwhelms me.

Give me your best ideas to get started.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

Healthy Eating

My sugars are out of control and run from 250 to 350 fasting. Not good!

So besides the talk with my doctor who may or may not do anything. If he didn’t I wouldn’t be surprised. He hasn’t been particularly helpful up  to now.

So I got vegetables and fruits. I also got some chocolate milk. I don’t drink milk unless it is thickly chocolate. This is 1% and I figured I would hate it, but it wasn’t that bad and so I can drink a little milk. I know I have to watch the sugar content. I need diabetes nutrition classes again. I don’t remember  much from my original classes many years ago.

Got my walk in. Trip around Walmart and the trip in from the parking lot. Lots of walking, but surprisingly it isn’t too bad on the pain side. Sleeping last night was so painful and getting out of bed was hard and I lose my balance and crash into something all the time.

Praise be the Lord and thank you for a day less all the pain.


Looking for helpful tips for a healthy lifestyle for someone who is not healthy…

My problems are many, but diabetes is out of control. So either need a new dr (endocrinologist) or for my dr to step up to the plate and be a dr who cares about this. My numbers ran over 300 in the hospital and I was on insulin. My last recorded A1c was 9.9 and I know that isn’t good. It is bad and serious. I don’t want insulin and not sure I need it yet. Would like to control it with the oral medications instead if possible. I am terrified of needles.

I have requested a meter from this same dr, but was sent to voicemail with the nurses. No answer, no meter, but to go through insurance I need a script from the office.

It hurts to have the kids tell you that you are not the same strong mom they remembered. The one who fought mental disorders and who is now letting them control her among other things. I guess I needed that talk to get my head thinking straighter. They want me around and not killing myself either intentionally or by stupidity and not taking care of myself.

I want to be around. I feel selfless, less selfish helping others and happily. I feel that is what I am on this earth for. That is my religion talking. Even though I have returned to God, my Children spent very little time in church or learning because I gave up on him. I am trying to get them to understand how important this has become to me.

I don’t completely trust the drs I have, but changing them (negativity warning) seems like a lot of trouble with no guarantee that the next dr will be better. My experience with drs seems negative mostly. That is the way our system seems to be run. Hurry, hurry, hurry with no real thought being put into patient care.

I am not saying there are not good drs out there. Some really do care about their patients, Jonathan Colter for one. Sorry don’t have your website handy. Ahhh here we go: