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I survived

Friday, November 16, 2012

I had my first doctor's appointment in eleven years today, and as suspected I hit my breaking point and broke down in tears in front of my doctor (whom I just met).

Surprisingly I feel no shame in this because what 'broke' me was openly discussing my high anxiety. (I have had anxiety issues since my father was killed by a drunk driver over 25 years ago.) Thankfully my doctor was amazing and is going to work with me on my anxiety as well as help me to lose weight. I was completely honest with her about my eating habits and lack of activity. She voiced, as SparkPeople does, that unless a person gets to the root of the problem you will only gain the weight back.

For the first time I feel that I am moving in the right direction with the proper professionals, support system and frame of mind. I have a new outlook on life and on myself and am looking forward to my future. I feel that I am strong enough to make this hard journey now that I know I have the proper people to make the journey with.
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  • MSGO72
    Congratulations on making positive steps on your lifelong journey to physical and mental health. Kudos!!!
    2043 days ago
    It must of been good to get it out of your system and let go, thankfully you found one a kind hearted physician who listened and is willing to help, rare now a days!
    I'm sorry how your dad passed away, my brother had a bad accident his own fault as he was drinking and was a 18 wheeler driver and lost everything.
    My parents said how they were being unfair to him and how he didn't deserve it, I said he did it to himself driving drunk, he not only could of killed himself , but someone else!
    I have no tolerance for drunk driving and I'm so sorry to hear that's how a wonderful man was taken from this earth.
    Good Luck to you on your journey to a healthier you! emoticon
    2043 days ago
    Sometimes we need to get to breaking point before we can start fixing ourselves. Sorry you had to reach that point, but so pleased you have an insightful doctor who is prepared to work with you.

    Good luck on your journey.

    Hugs x
    2043 days ago
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