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Feeling discouraged

Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm feeling really discouraged today. All week I have been sick, and have not done hardcore exercise - I've done 20-30 minutes of pilates, weights, or walking. But I have noticed that to keep from getting depressed, I really need a good hour.

I went to the doctor today, actually because of a sparkpeople post somewhere - suggesting to "take care of all those little aches and pains" - and the doctor was SO rude. One of the things that happened was -- I asked her about a muscle/nerve issue I get, and she said "when you are overweight, that can get triggered." then said nothing to me about nutrition, exercise, or anything - but listed "obesity" on my chart. I thought that was so unprofessional. I had been feeling so proud of the THIRTY pounds I have lost, but then that made me only look at how far I still have to go.

So... knowing intellectually that accomplishing these daily goals is what will make me happier in the long run.. I can now check "journal or blog" off my daily list.
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    Oh dear, what an awful office visit. No wonder you are feeling discouraged - I still remember seeing the word "obese" go onto my chart and even though in that case there was no rude accompanying comment, it was still a shock.

    (On the bright side, it makes it that much sweeter when you lose weight to the point where your BMI no longer says "obese"!)

    I agree with Peg, find a new doctor if you can. Your doctor should be able to encourage you and address your questions/concerns with respect.

    As for feeling discouraged, DON'T GIVE UP. You have lost 30 pounds so far, you are doing AWESOME, and all you need to do is just keep doing what you have been doing!
    1859 days ago
  • PEG2584
    Don't get discouraged! We all have little setbacks and hiccups on our 'getting healthy' journeys. As you begin feeling better, you'll get back to in the exercise groove. I know this because, even though you aren't feeling well, you are still motivated and dedicated enough to get in 20-30 minutes of exercise.

    And, if possible, you need to start looking for a new doctor. This one is not a good one at all.

    Keep up the great work. A 30 pound weight loss is fantastic. I'm not there yet but am working hard to reach that plateau.

    1861 days ago
    i would have mentioned your 30 pound weight loss.... well, i'd like to think that i would have said something, but, in reality i may not have. be proud of yourself, and done worry what the doc said. they can be so insensitive sometimes. we place so much stock in what they say, but, sometimes they are just wrong.

    so sorry that happened to you. try not to take it to heart because you have done so well, and, keep moving forward and you will do even better.

    1863 days ago
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