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Tired and Unmotivated

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

You would think with all the health issues I have, arthritis, high blood pressure, herniated discs, ocular hypertension, that I would be motivated to lose weight. I know what I need to do to lost the weight but I can't seem to get up and get active. I am my own worst enemy. Instead of exercising I sit around being a couch potato and watch television. If it wasn't for work I would be even bigger. At least at work I have to move around and walk up and down a hallway. Although I am tired of being overweight and dealing with health issues I am not doing what needs to be done to take care of it. Why? I wish I knew why I sabatoge myself. Maybe I need to see a therapist to help me figure out why.
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  • SARITARN
    if you think you need to see a therapist... chances are you do! not because you are crazy or anything, but sometimes it helps to just let things out. i have been in therapy for months now and i can absolutely say it helped me!! my overeating started as a child when dealing with neglect etc from my father after my parents divorce. that was my way of dealing. we all have different issues, it doesn't hurt to look in to it! :) i have arthritis, herniated discs as well, and also multiple surgeries on my left foot which now i have nerve pain etc. it can be very overwhelming and discouraging. don't get discouraged. you don't have to change everything at the same time! make small goals! whether its making a healthy lunch every day for work, or drinking so much water every day. once you get one thing handled, you can add on another goal :) weight loss isn't instant, it's a long process and it's not always easy.

    slow and steady wins the race!!!
    2980 days ago
  • SUNNY11434
    I feel you so completely Kim. I've figured it out for me......you'd think that with ALL my health concerns and especially with this latest one that I'd COLD STOP what I'm doing wrong, exercise 5xs a day (not once) and just get right!!! Well, I'm not going to beat myself up (like my doctor did). I have a eatting disorder and it's not going away just b/c I want it to. It's not going to go away just b/c I know over-eatting could have me literally wake up dead any given morning and I'm not going to change just b/c it's the most friggin' logical thing in the world to do. I AM A OVER-EATER and that's the bottom line. I have an addiction to the activity of eatting and I'd better reprogram my azz asap if I'm going to get better. So I'm starting with prayer. I need willingness to do what I need to do, which is, eat to live and nothing more. In the mean time I am much better. I am making myself get up at 7:30am to exercise. I'm making myself stick to my eating schedule...even if I'm not eating all the EXACT right things and I'm telling on myself when I do wrong. One day at a time and wanting to do and be better is where I started.

    Kim, pls don't be discouraged. Blog about it, share with our team, and will yourself to give up the fight to stay stuck. lol. IT's a sloooooow procees and this wont happen for us over-night. I really do thank you for sharing and wanting to do better. Heck Sis, if we had the answer to why we don't do what we know is right then we'd be millionaires.

    Here's a special healing hug (((((((KIM)))))))!!!

    ~Sunny
    2984 days ago
  • SGODDYN
    Hi There,
    Seeing a therapist is a good idea. I went through a bad phase some time back and that's the only things that got me back to being what I call my normal me. Also, see your doctor and talk to him/her - you may be low on iron and that causes fatigue and a depression like state of mind.
    2986 days ago
  • LITTLEMECHE
    when i first started i didn't do much i pretty much just read some articles, tracked some foods, I knew what i had to do, for some reason the first push is sooo hard, Now a few weeks later, I'm not the most active person here or the most commited one, but i have done some small changes that put togheter have made a difference, i have only lost 3 pounds but i feel more optimistic cause i have better habits, and i still have to drag myself into do some workouts but just the thought of becoming an active person gives me peace inside, i guess i'm just saying that it's not easy but if feels so right once you get into it, you have already become a member, and that's a big step now go for smaller steps, drink lots of water, learn to use the site, walk a little more, you'll find your way.
    Good luck and if you need a buddy feel free to ask.
    2987 days ago
  • RAYLINSTEPHENS
    One day at a time, one step at a time, one foot in front of the other.

    Some days just living is a challenge.

    Do you need to see a therapist? I don't know, I am not a doctor.

    But you are taking the first step by reaching out to people that can understand and really relate to you. We are all here for you, you only have to open your heart and let us in.

    Join a few teams - surely one will touch your heart and help.

    Hugs emoticon
    and Love,
    Linda
    2987 days ago
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