Thursday, September 13, 2007
On Wednesday I attended my first therapy session. I was not advised by the doctor, I am not someone who people would see as unstable, I am just like you a regular person living everyday struggling with my eating habits, failing diet after diet and having incredibly bad mood swings.
I open the yellow pages, called a few of the ads and spoke to a certain person who made me feel comfortable instantly. I booked in an appointment just to have a chat.
My first appointment was all about getting 'the data' of my life. He listed, I cried a little, I told him I was miserable because I failed every diet and I felt unattractive.
He told me "I ate because there were aspects of my life I was covering up with my eating. I felt in some ways empty and I was eating until I was full so I would feel fulfilled, I guess for just that moment."
I feel hopeful today. Because he told me, that if I continued therapy he would work through my issues and change not my eating habits, but the way I looked at food and used it as a safety net and comfort.
It may be scarey, but I would definitely recommend this step, at least to try it if you're like me and you just can't seem to understand why you have all these goals and things you want to do and just feel that right now you're biting off more that you can chew.
Please feel free to ask me any questions about my first session if you like. I's also love to share future advise he gives me to anyone willing to listen. =)