Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I have been on an ugly eating binge for the past five days, but it stops TODAY. I've been stressing majorly over my son, and what I am slowly coming to accept may be an ADHD diagnosis. This has been painful and frustrating for both of us, but of course I turned to my old frenemy, FOOD, as usual. I actually feel physically sick from all the junk I've eaten, because I had gotten away from eating fast food and food heavily laden with fat. I've regained a couple of the pounds I had just lost, but hey, it could have been a lot worse. This isn't who I am anymore, and I simply must find another way to cope.
The situation is made tougher because of the lack of support by those closest to me. My significant other is truly old school, and believes that anything that manifests itself as a behavior problem in a child just needs to be handled by "a firm foot in the behind," and that the rest is all garbage. Which is pretty interesting, given that (though I'm not presently practicing), I am a clinically licensed social worker. But that's another story.
Regardless of the why's, this is where I am. The way I see it, there is nowhere to go but up! I have scheduled a complete assessment for my son, and I'm officially back on track with my eating and exercise, as of today. Please pray for us. Thanks in advance. Keep on sparking!!!