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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bleh, I feel like I am in a fog. I have no energy, no motivation to get anything done, no desire to move forward. Funny enough, I am having plenty of anxiety about a number of different topics. Hmmmm, connection perhaps?

I know what has triggered all this - the change in the weather. It's as if two weeks ago, a switch was flipped to fall and my energy switched off. I've known for the past two years that I probably have Seasonal Affective Disorder and it is definitely being proven to me right now.

A bright spot is that I had my annual physical with my MD yesterday and we talked about this. I already have done a ton of research on this problem and counseled a few of my own patients about it. We both agreed that since we're planning on trying to get pregnant soon, taking antidepressants isn't a good option (and not one I want to explore anyway). So we agreed on trying light therapy and she wrote me a prescription for a light box. Hopefully the insurance will help pay for it, but that remains ambiguous from the benefits guide I have. I need to get started on some kind of therapy pronto because I cannot function like this.

No big surprise either that in the past few days, my eating at night has been out of control. This is classic SAD symptomology, even if it is totally frustrating.

I was so happy last week to see 149 on the scale. I know I can get back there and push past it, but with how I'm feeling right now, its going to take a lot of effort to accomplish that. I know I can do it - just have to keep going. *sigh* Is is time to crawl under the desk for a nap yet?

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    Wow, this has to be tough! I'ms orry you go through this every year! I hope the light box does help!!!
    2989 days ago
    Hi I can see what you are going through. My hubby suffers from that as well. Please let me know how the light therapy works as I was looking nto that for him. What really helps him is going for a walk each day. I push him even when he doesn't feel like it. Most days it helps. Try and push for those walks. I hope you will be feeling better soon!
    2994 days ago
    ladies, keep your heads up! you both have been doing so great, dont forget that. and dont forget its okay to take a break once in awhile! when was the last time either of you took one week off from working out?? just a thought. and one more thought: you are amazing and gorgeous and fabulous!
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    2994 days ago
    OMG - sounds exactly how I am feeling right now. Makes you want to scream! I just had a fantastic month, hit that magical number, met my goals, my little gym competition is over (that is part of it, I think), agree with you - weather change is crappy... don't get me wrong, in Oklahoma we are ready for fall, cuz it has been HOT. But right now it is raining.

    I just feel kind of lost and un-motivated. Start the morning out great and lose it by mid-afternoon. Crazy stuff. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Let me know what helps you. Even the long holiday weekend didn't seem to re-charge me. Dang it!!!!

    2995 days ago
    I really hope the light box makes a difference for you and that you get all your awesome energy and motivation back. I have faith you will see that number again, as the scale falls right past it.
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