Ask For Help
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Sometimes I believe that we think weight loss is a private battle best not talked about face to face. We are able to connect online with people we may never meet, but in person it is much different. I know that is true for me. Over the last 3 months I have watched my weight keep increasing and with it the pain in my feet, legs, and body in general. I have developed asthma and my sleep patterns are deteriorating. Stress is high, happiness is low. Finally I did something I never imagined. I asked for help. The hospital I work for is making a huge push for employee health and fitness so I took advantage of it. I joined the fitness center at work which is free if I go 3 times a week. I went to see the weight loss center my company runs...I didn't know it existed. I found out I am too healthy for a surgical weight loss option and that's good because I wasn't going that route. I am seeing a nurse, a dietician, and an exercise specialist. I got a detailed analysis with Bod Pod and know what I need to do to be healthy. I am being tested for sleep apnea because if you have it, and don't get it treated it's dangerous. Your body also releases hormones which cause weight gain and hampers weight loss when you don't sleep well. I have gone from nurse to patient....but you know what? I feel better knowing I have this support. So trust me as not only a nurse but a fellow weight loss buddy....don't be afraid to ask for help!