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Costs of Sanity

Friday, January 24, 2014

Well, I called my insurance during lunch yesterday to ask about therapy costs and what they will cover for me. Turns out, nothing. I would have to pay the full session fee $100-130 until I meet my $1500 deductible for the year. Since it's January, my deductible reset to zero. So here is the problem. I can't afford therapy AND Medifast at the same time because both are over $100 a week. That's $800 a month. Sigh. Therapy or dieting? I have chosen therapy. I honestly think it would help.

Today I am not at work because of the weather. Southern Louisiana is frozen over and the roads have been closed. Three day weekend! Weigh in tomorrow and I'm not all too concerned with weight at the moment. I think I have to fix myself first and then the healthy living will come after. I eat junk and drink alcohol because I don't love myself. And until I can learn to love myself I will never be able to move forward.

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RAINEMARIE214 1/30/2014 4:17PM

    I was out of town for the past almost week and hadnt been reading blogs, so I am definitely behind on commenting, but I am glad that you chose therapy. I've been going for about 5 months now and I think it's really helpful being able to talk about everything going on in your (my) head. I hope that you will find it as helpful as I do. *hugs*

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DIETROCKSTAR 1/24/2014 5:47PM

    I know I had to make that choice to go to therapy. I made it when I was turned down for a diet program because they told me they wanted their clients to be successful and with my issues that they sussed out in the questionnaire I took, they felt I would not be successful. They told me to get counseling and come back. I agreed that the issues were not going away. I started counseling then and started a different diet program a few months later. I still can't believe I am under 200 pounds.

I look back and can't believe some of the amounts of booze I used to drink. I'm lucky to be alive. And now to a lesser extent I think, "My god, cheetos are not even a food!!". When you like yourself, you will take care of yourself!!

Stay warm!!


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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/24/2014 2:51PM

    I think you made the right choice! Therapy is so important and it could truly help with your journey! wishing you the best! have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 1/24/2014 2:40PM

    I think you've made a wise choice. I know that if my mind isn't in a good frame, then dieting and weight loss just don't happen. I wish for you the best.

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JENRAQTAY87 1/24/2014 2:38PM

    Once you get your mind right everything else will fall in line.

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JES_VARNER 1/24/2014 11:47AM

    I think you are making a very wise choice & I hope that it will help! No number on a scale will make you love yourself, but getting to the root of what causes your depression may very well do so. Good for you for making the tough choice. Your mental health is so much more important than being 'skinny'.

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SSHOHO 1/24/2014 10:26AM

    I work at the university, the graduate programs usually have grad students (supervised by professors) that might be able to help. Also a lot of churches have clergymen who are willing to listen and advise...

Don't give up --- it ain't cheap to need medical assistance.

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