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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Dh and I went to Aldi today. For anyone that has an Aldi, you're think... "Yeahhh Aldi!" and for anyone that doesn't, let me explain. It's a grocery store, that carries mostly it's own brand of things. And it's brand is cheap. Really cheap. As an added bonus for all of us, they have a brand of "healthy" foods {some of it is actually healthy, like brown rice and chicken broth... some of it is healthy junk like granola bars and 100 cal packs}. There is actually a surprising number of items available in their healthy brand. And they're CHEAP! When it's time to go, you learn how they keep their prices so low. Their cashiers sit on little stools, scan your food, and drop it in a cart. You bag it yourself. Since we always use reusable shopping bags, this is no big deal for us. And if bagging our own stuff saves us money... sign us up! The sitting on the stool part is pretty awesome. I don't care if my cashier is sitting down, and having worked retail, I know how much nicer it would have been if I could have copped a squat!

Anyway... we go to Aldi every few months for staples. Today we got brown rice, whole grain spaghetti, chicken broth, beef broth, canned chicken {no hatin', it's all white meat and GOOD!}, fat free Italian dressing for marinating things, a big jar of PB, a small turkey ham, packages of deli cheese, a package of string cheese and a few snack things to make life worth living. We came out with a sh!t ton of stuff, for $100. It was awesome! The only problem was finding somewhere to put it.


Today has been an okay day. I had therapy this afternoon, and I really don't know how to describe my hatred of therapy. I don't want to talk about my problems, I don't want to dig into the past, I don't want to do any of it. BUT my psychiatrist wants me in therapy, and if that's what I have to do to keep my prescriptions... welp, go to therapy I shall. Admittedly, this lady is the best therapist I've had so far. Every therapist I've had wanted me to do something weird, or something I was uncomfortable with, at least. Such as hypnosis. I'm not susceptible to hypnosis, and I tried to explain that. He more or less said "That's cause you've never been hypnotized by ME!" and went on to do it anyway. And with my natural inclination to just avoid conflict and make it as easy as possible, I pretended I was getting something out of it. After a few weeks, I said "Eff this!" and found a new therapist. That therapist made me do this really weird method of dream interpretation that I found bizarre and unhelpful. Also, he assigned me to watch movies and tell him what I got out of them, and I never got what he wanted me to get. {Who knew that Mufasa saying "SIMBA" toward the end of the movie was the turning point? He claimed his name? What?} So, onward and upward to the next therapist. This therapist, though having absolutely no credentials to do so, was trying to force me to put myself on all sorts of supplements and crap. Clearly a good idea, with all the meds I'm already on. Next I ended up with a relatively sane therapist, but she assigned me homework, I never did the homework, and therefore kept cancelling therapy.

That brings me to this lady. She hasn't asked anything strange, or done anything strange. I do not doubt that there is merit in all those various approaches, they just weren't what worked for me. When I felt uncomfortable doing what they wanted, I just shut down and wasn't willing to allow them to help me. I'm trying with this lady, but man... therapy sucks!

Other than therapy, the rest of the day was pretty good. Ate on plan all day, no concerns there. I missed 1 blood sugar test/insulin injection, but I'm still doing 10 times better than I was. And for dinner, I chose to have lots of veggies and a small serving of potatoes, with some chicken breast. That was a huge thing for me, cause normally I'm like "Nom nom potatoes nom nom" So I defeated the potato demon. He's a wily one.

Now it's almost bedtime, and I'm not hungry. I'm not full, but I'm not ready to eat one of the animals. That's a nice change of pace. The first few days of trying to eat better, I was starving the entire time. I guess my body is adjusting.

Hope everyone has had a lovely Tuesday!

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  • JO88BAKO
    We have an Aldi in Iowa. I love it. We could sure use one here in N.C. They really have gotten healthier food and it is very reasonable. Hope you have a great Wed.
    1633 days ago
    I've had an entire life of therapy, though I will not go into everything that happened in that time. I was in a hospital (a couple different placements throughout my state) from ages 14 until I was almost 17 and then finally came home. I suffer from depression and anxiety and thankfully quit self harm completely in Feb. of 2009. I saw the same therapist while outside of placement before and started again after I came home, and I love her to pieces and will always be thankful to her, she is wonderful... She even came to my wedding in 2011 and I wanted her to see me in my new, happier life... It sounds like you have had some strange ones, though I do not know of the issues you're working on, I've never had any try things like that. Best of luck to you in all of your life...
    1633 days ago
    I love your blogs! Anytime you want to walk, let me know. No pressure, just support when you are ready.

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    1633 days ago
    Wow... you have had some crappy therapists! The one I had I liked so much I cried when she told me I didn't need her anymore.
    1633 days ago
    I have been to aldi before when they first opened and was not impressed at all with them and ended up sending more time at Sams Club.

    1633 days ago
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