Where the motivation?

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

At the beginning of the year I had motivaton aplenty. Even at the beginning of March I still had plenty of motivation....the the weight loss slowed to almost none and motivation has started hiding from me. It's so hard to eat right and exercise when you can't find your partner (motivation). I am still walking although not as much. I am starting to feel depressed as the weight is coming off so slow (I know at the end of the year it will be a big #), but even though I know this, I am depressed. I have an appointment with a new DR (mine stopped taking all insurance) and hopefully once I get back on meds I will feel better. Depression is also my sucks. You can't help when it hits you and then my stupid DR besides not taking insurance now charges to come in just to oick up refills...come on. She won't refill my meds until I see her either, didn't tell her I was going to start seeing someone else. Please make the 29th hurry up and get here. Maybe I should take a nap.
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    Not to sound redundant, but hang in there. I'm going through something similar. I joined mid-February and was gung-ho about tracking until I hit a plateau in May. But the only way we are going to get past this plateaux is by continuing to do those things that got us going in the first place.
    2758 days ago
    Hang in there, we all go through really tough periods but you can do this. Waiting to see the new DR for meds is a drag but it is not too awfully long and we are here for you!
    2875 days ago
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    emoticon Focus on the reasons you started this journey in the first place, you were motivated before, what can you do to motivate yourself now? Something that helps me during plateaus is to focus on a fitness goal and make sure to have a reward. Something short-term like "I want to walk at least 10 miles this week", and if you do it, treat yourself to a pedicure for those aching feet!
    2875 days ago
    I'm sorry you are having such a hard time with staying motivated. I have issues with it too.

    I am also sorry about your doctor and the issues there. I know that sucks. I work in a doctor's office and some of the things you said that are happening sound unethical. Is there a public health office near you? If so, I would contact them and let them know your situation with regards to your medication. If it is something you have to have (like a blood thinner), they may be able to help you. No guarantee, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Things will get better. emoticon
    2875 days ago
    I am the same way. It's so hard to stay motivated when the scale stays the same. Haven't lost anything since the Christmas holidays. But I am ready to get back into it if I can just keep the momentum going.

    My doctor takes insurance but he won't he only gives 6 months worth of renewals of daily meds (HBP medicine, arthritis med, etc.) Then I have to see him before he renews. When I do, he does all the bloodwork again, etc. My co-pay pays for the visit only so a little visit to get my meds refilled casts about four hundred dollars!! Insurance pays for part but not all. Hopefully, your new dr. will be more accommodating. In the meantime, try not to get discouraged. The weight Will come off and you will feel better!
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    2875 days ago
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