I sustained serious injury to my hands and arms in 1994 that spiraled my body into a downward spin that resulted in 17 years of little activity, stress eating, pain, depression, and Fibromyalgia. In the spring of 2009 I was extremely overweight, depressed, sitting in a recliner, fighting to even get up and get dressed for the day. I took multiple medications for depression, fibromyalgia, pain, and asthma. I was on oxygen and told by my sleep specialist to never ever sleep even for a nap without my vpap that forced air into my lungs. He told me I would die without it. So….here I was at almost 56 with a bleak future. After much thought and frustration my family and I decided to take a drastic move and I went to a Wellness Center for 7 weeks to get off my medications and see if maybe they could be causing some of my problems. I would like to tell you that going was the magic that I needed, I did feel somewhat better but my body was not happy with all the changes and my Thyroid was going to really complain. I thought I would feel so much better that fall but continued with a lot of problems. I visited with my Doctor’s and they all agreed that I needed to lose “some” weight but they all told me, that NO I would never get off the vpap, no the weight is not causing you problems with leaking urine, no you can’t fix your high blood pressure, or your diabetes. I was so angry and frustrated but there was a little thought that would pop into my head……what if? What if I began to reclaim my life and health and just see for myself what my body could do. I knew as a nurse that the body is a marvelous miracle and can heal. I never said to myself that I want to lose 10, 20, or even 115 pound. I just would think to myself, “let’s see where this can go.” It has taken me two years and a lot of hard work to travel my journey this far. I now feel a blog would help me to keep going and maintain my health at the level I enjoy today.