Still Struggling

Monday, May 20, 2013

I haven't left my apartment for a solid week. I've been out of school for almost a month, maybe more if you count the fact that I dropped every onsite class I had months ago and only kept my online class. I'm still trying to lose this weight but I feel heavier and heavier every day. I hate to walk anywhere because it hurts so much and I feel so much discomfort in my back and ankles. I thought I could try doing it from home and just take smaller steps until I felt better but I just don't know anymore.
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    I agree wth Slimmerkiwi in that you need to see a Doctor soon. You may have some metabolic issues or depression and only a doctor will be able to find out what is really going on!

    I found out that I have thyroid issues and that caused weight gain, depression and pain. Once that was treated I was finally able to start walking without pain and exercise really improved my moods.

    I hope you feel better soon and keep checking in with us!!!

    1762 days ago
    I think that you need to make an appointment with your Dr ASAP. There are sometimes medical reasons for Depression, and also the physical symptoms you mention. Does your College have free Dr appointments for students?

    Depression NEEDS to be fed properly - quality food - lots of fruit and veges, and particularly dark leafy greens. Healthy Oils (think fish, avocado, olive oil, nuts) are also a big help, and getting out in the daylight because Vitamin D (the sunshine Vitamin) helps with depression AND a lot of other physical aspects of our lives. Exercise is also important for it, and walks are excellent. I take on board your comment about the hurting in your back and ankles - this needs to be checked to see that there isn't something skeletal going on. PCOS and Hypothyroidism are a couple conditions that are fairly common and display the symptoms you mention, too, but the Dr will check for those - and if he/she doesn't mention it, be pro-active and ask to be checked for them.

    Kris xx
    1764 days ago
    I think you need to look for motivation elsewhere when you cannot find it within yourself. At least that is what I need when the mountain looked to big for me. I read people's spark pages. Not just anyone's spark page - the people who had a lot of weight to shift and were also faced with other challenges like lack of mobility. When someone starts form the point where they cannot walk down their own driveway because of pain, to a point where they can walk several blocks - that is inspiring. Look for these people and let their experiences motivate you so start small and move up.

    You can do this. You are worth it. You need to do this, not just for yourself, but so that you can also be an inspiration to someone else.

    1764 days ago
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