I've been noticing a definite loss of motivation in the last couple of years (disorder started in 2001). This isn't just lack of physical energy. In previous years, I used to want to go for walks and bike rides. Every couple of weeks I'd have the urge to go for a long bike ride (~40 km) or long hike in the woods. The previous year I had fewer such urges, and this year I haven't felt like going for a bike ride or long hike yet. I also haven't worked on any little projects that take mental effort. I can still manage to get myself to go for short walks, or do tasks that don't require significant planning or preparation, but the motivation for anything else just isn't there. My other CFS symptoms don't seem to be much worse, and I don't think there have been significant changes in diet. It's just the motivation slipping away. I thought it was worth posting this to see what the response is.