60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 60,563

A Visit to the Doctor

Monday, July 30, 2018

Annual checkup with the doctor today. Here's about how it went.

"I see that your weight is 162 today."

"Yeah, I'm not happy about that. I just got back from vacation..."

"Last year, your weight was 158."

"Um, yeah..."

"And in 2016, you weighed 153. It looks like you are consistently gaining five pounds each year."

"Oh, man. Yeah. I know I should be exercising more...and my eating is really out of control..."


"See, I'm an all-or-nothing kind of person. I sometimes have a great plan -- like to take a 20-mile bike ride -- but then it just seems like too much work."

"Is it that you're physically too tired, or is it motivation?"

"It's completely motivation." (At this point, my eyes are starting to fill with tears, but I'm determined not to cry.) "I know what I need to do; I just can't get it done. Like, I'll be really good for a few days, and then I'm eating cookies non-stop or treating myself to a 1000-calorie sundae. I just can't get the weight off!"

"Don't make it about weight. Make it about habits, and the weight will come off on its own. What are the habits that you want to change?"

And so I've put them into my phone and will copy them here:

1. 1200-1500 calories a day within ranges. No exceptions. Done.
2. Establish a daily habit of exercise, even if it's just 10 minutes.
3. Take care of the mental health through positive self-talk, prayer, and meditation.

I feel awful. But is this truly my rock bottom? Am I really ready to battle every day?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Heed the message; self pity and excuses are not healthy, wholesome foods and regular exercise are so start today to create those habits and reach your goals. emoticon
    132 days ago
    You can't fight forever. You have to find a place where you're not fighting--it's just what you do. Like your doctor said--habits. I like the ones you wrote. They aren't too time-consuming or overwhelming. I know you can do this (and you know it, too!).
    133 days ago
    Well, you heard the Drs. msg., so assuming it is your rock bottom. And you have a plan, soooo, go for it.
    133 days ago
  • CINDY247
    One Day One meal One step At A Time You can do this Consistency is required! Keep on sparking!!
    133 days ago
    Sometimes it takes just the right push, mine was a tumor the size of the head of a sewing pin. Dr said continue gluten no weight loss, create more tumors and the cancer risk of the cancer your mom died at 52 from increases. Ok huge wake up.
    133 days ago
    I hate days like that when we are confronted with our choices by someone else. But you have a plan and you have a place to come to help. So you can do it!
    133 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by REBECCATKD