Ok, so I have had Fibro for over 6 years now. I have had my up's and down's over as any other person does. My weight has been an exercise in futility as well. I was working out like crazy when I still felt relatively well, but over the last few years, its gotten worse. I lost about 50 lbs and than put 60 back on. I work out (low impact, laps in the pool) and my whole body hurts for the rest of the week. I got on the tread mill for about 45 mins, just walking slowly with no incline and now I feel like my shins are going to split in half just by walking to my car. I am wearing excellent Nike tennis shoes with great arch support but I still feel like a 36 year old in a 90 year old body. I actually had to support my hand on the side of the bath tub just so I could sit on the toilet this morning. It seems like no matter what exercises I do, my body feels like it's going to split in two.
Despite being extra careful, doing low impact exercise, aqua aerobics, laps, and wearing some of the best tennis shoes possible, I can't exercise enough to make a difference in my weight without injuring myself. If I can't get my weight off, my symptoms will continue to get worse. I know there is no cure for FM, but if I can get some of the extra weight off, I can feel a little better. I'm not looking for a beach body, I just want to be healthy, well as healthy as I can be with the Fibro. I eat healthy and its still not enough. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks