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So I belong to this health program...

Sunday, May 06, 2018

I started a year ago. It was given to me by my insurance company. Truthfully I was not the least bit interested but they didn't exactly give me a choice.
A man came to my house with a scale and a cell phone. I have to weigh myself each morning and then answer a handful of questions in an app on the phone. It's not that big of a deal but if you forget, they call you with a reminder.
Each week, a rep from the insurance company calls to discuss any issues I am having. Now I don't know - maybe you would like this kind of thing. Me? I've been feeling like a caged guinea pig for a long time.
The original rep is on maternity leave, so I've been receiving calls from a substitute. He's nice but doesn't exactly call on time. As a result, we don't always connect.
I don't know why but this program has suddenly started to irritate me terribly. I feel as if I'm being forced to follow a schedule that I don't want. For almost all of this past year, I've been mourning the loss of my mother and hadn't really paid that much attention to the various drains on my time that always seem to be here.

So starting tomorrow, I'm going to start taking charge of my life again. The first thing I'm going to do is call that program and tell them I quit. I think a year of my time is more than enough for me to give them. I'm so tired of being focused on my health problems and it keeps me from focusing on improving my health.

My PCP insists I come there every three months. I have several specialists that I have to see at least twice a year. For someone who is retired, I spend an awful lot of time not being able to do what I want.

I'm going to start doing what I want. I want to start walking more and exercising. I want to have more time to cook healthy meals instead of always feeling like I have to hurry to the next appointment.

I feel like I'm headed in the right direction.

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  • ERIN1128
    Good for you, take control!
    1186 days ago
    I can see your point. I have a support friend, and we do weigh ins together, that kind of thing. But to have to weigh every day would drive me nuts. I don't think I'd like having to talk to someone I don't know either. I'm glad you got up the courage to quit. I hope everything works out.
    1186 days ago
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