Will throwing money at it solve my problem?
August 18, 2013 4:57 PM Subscribe
I have $10k, chronic to severe depression & obesity. Can one cancel the other out? If so, how would you do it? Location Brisbane Australia. I rely on public transport, and have some flexibility with schedule.
posted by b33j to health & fitness (50 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I had thought of physical trainer to increase exercise, but have two issues - one is the impossibility (trust me on this one) to find a bra supportive enough to prevent bounce pain. And the second is increased self esteem issues not being able to meet trainer's requirements - being yelled at or pushed too hard will crush me, and I doubt that someone who is fit would understand pain, frustration, inability to succeed at simplest exercises. The other obvious thing is to go to exercise classes, but I already have difficulty in doing things I used to like - forcing my self to go to classes or gym seems unlikely.
I don't want lap banding as I am 83 kilos, 162 cm, and not an appropriate candidate. I walk briskly to get places about every other day. I don't have someone reliably close to exercise with. I do not want a dog as I have a cat. Volunteering is not an option as I struggle to get work done, and would hate to let a charity down.
I have GP, crazy psychiatrist, psychologist, anti depression & ADHD medication. I do not have a partner.