maybe some roughness is necessary
Thursday, July 19, 2012
It's the middle of summer, and in the evenings to unwind it's fun to watch some TV. Since it's reruns on almost every channel (and our satellite provider is having a much-publicized dispute that prevents Comedy Central from playing), I have some favorite shows on USA that I watch.
One of them is Necessary Roughness, about a therapist who works with (among others) pro athletes for a football team. It's a fun show, and I don't cringe quite so much about the divorce storyline as I used to (still stings with the "your dad just wants you to like him, I have to be your MOM" types of lines).
Last night the episode was about a football player that was overweight, like dangerously not good and maybe unable to play, Of course he sees the therapist, who says things like 'stress causes your body to hold onto resources' and such. Yeah, I can see that.
Anyway, I'm not trying to sell TV time or anything, but watching this episode started me thinking again about my own situation. Sure, there has been stress. I think I've learned lots of great ways to deal with it, and right now school is out for the kids so there is a little less than usual. I should be doing better with my goals and lifestyle choices. I'm still over my ultimate goal weight - I haven't gained (like I said last time), but I'm no longer losing weight. I actually lost a lot more weight back when I was crying myself to sleep at night and missing meals because I couldn't afford to eat. Now that I'm much more content, I'm slipping up. I'm eating too many treats, sleeping in instead of running. Not choosing wisely.
Maybe I need some outside help, a magical TV therapist that can tell me in less than 48 minutes how to fix all my insecurities and everyone will be smiling by the end credits.