The Battle of the Bulge Meets Stiff Resistance

The Battle of the Bulge Meets Stiff Resistance
As I write this, I'm incredibly frustrated. I have vacillated between being overweight and obese ever since I got sick with fibromyalgia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if I want to fall back into the normal range, my body mass index needs to be between 18.5 and 25. I'm pretty sure I haven't seen that since before my first child was born — about 32 years ago.  So many issues could be causing this frustrating inability to lose weight. For me, a normal weight would be around 135 pounds — that's where I feel most like my former self. That means I have about 45 pounds to lose. Ugh. I'm trying to figure out all the things that might thwart my goal. Part of the problem for me is that I no longer cook. If my husband doesn't cook, that means I find something easy to eat, and it's not always a healthy option. I need to get back to making Mason jar salads. They can be stored a long time in the fridge, they're healthy, and all I have to do is dump one into a bowl. I love eating salads, but I hate making them.  Exercise intolerance is my nemesis. Because my life is so sedentary, my muscles have weakened. Plus, I tend to experience post-exertional malaise, which is when my energy level crashes after physical activity, even when walking short distances. I'm exhausted before I even start. Exercising in warm water is supposed to be less strenuous and very beneficial, s
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