Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

Aren’t Saturdays the BEST! I love how they fit so snug between the last day of work and the last day of the weekend. Saturdays should be free of worries. Today we are having brunch with Len’s family at Stephi’s on Tremont. We’ve gone there before for brunch; remember that time I had one too many bloody Marys? There will not be any morning boozing for me today as I picked up some hours at work. I’m fine with that.  Let’s rewind to yesterday.

After class I attended my first (and last) therapy session. She basically recommended weekly psychotherapy from an eating disorder specialist but unfortunately could not offer that herself. What I have found in my search for the “perfect” counselor is that although people say they cover eating disorders, many of them don’t have a clue about how to best treat that population. I will definitely put my feelers out. We talked a lot about how much time I have put into thinking about food/weight/body image/bingeing/etc and thought about what I could have done with all that energy. I’ve thought about that many times before. Because I’ve struggled with this for so long (14 years) it has become part of my identity. As crazy as it sounds, the behaviors I have around disordered eating are engrained and will take tons of work to “rewire”. In social work, we always say there must be an instillation of hope when problem solving. I do have hope that I can fight this and win. By the way, my weigh in was down a little.

Dinner. We (Len’s family and I) met up with Len after work for some cocktails before dinner. I had two glasses of really good Cabernet. Too bad I didn’t get the name of the bottle. We then sat down to dinner and to my surprise, the only vegetarian item was spinach and artichoke dip. What the hell is that about? There is no excuse for restaurants to not have at least one veggie entrée listed. We left and went to another restaurant down the street. It was the same story there too, but she did offer a veggie burger that wasn’t listed on the menu. Done and done. Fries? Why of course! After dinner, I headed home while everyone else stayed home. Lame-o! (I’m fine with it.)

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Fried were great

Fries make me happy!

Tipsy Tim. Hehe

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January 30, 2010 - Posted by | eating disorder, Food, Friends, fun, Intuitive eating, Weigh In

9 Comments »

  1. Awww…that picture of you two is so cute!!! And whatever– yay for being lame 🙂

    Comment by Anna | January 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. That is a cute pic of you! Lame Friday nights are the BEST! On another note, I hope you find a therapist that can help you. So many people’s identity are wrapped up in food. As a nutrition manager I see that a lot with my clients! But at least you see it…the hardest clients I have are the ones who don’t see (or want to see) the connection. 🙂

    Comment by Kelly | January 30, 2010 | Reply

  3. when i really was serious about finding a therapist for my disordered eating…i think i went through one session with 13 people before i found someone who had experience with both anorexia and BED, and who i liked. it was exhausting. because when you meet a potential therapist, it is like interviewing them to see if they get the job, but you have to cram your life story into 50 minutes to a stranger. keep looking, i still see a therapist bi weekly, and it is refreshing. good luck on the “interview” process!

    ps- i’m totally back on track this week, and i’m down a total of 8.1 pounds!

    Comment by jenn graves | January 30, 2010 | Reply

  4. I hate when restaurants don’t have a veggie option! Sorry to hear your search for a therapist isn’t going well…both mine have been therapists who deal exclusively with young girls, and body image is a problem for many teenagers, so I guess it might be easier to find help as a teenager?

    Comment by Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine | January 30, 2010 | Reply

  5. Restaurants suck for vegetarians. They always offer some cream laden pasta instead. Can’t they make something healthy? Is that too much for a person to ask for? Society is always telling us wee little women we should be on a diet all the time. They could help us out a bit you know? heehee!
    Cute pics!

    Comment by MelissaNibbles | January 30, 2010 | Reply

  6. i know i say this a lot, but you have the most beautiful smile 🙂

    Comment by Heather (Heather's Dish) | January 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Stop!! Thank you so much. Made my day.

      Comment by lpskins | January 30, 2010 | Reply

  7. Cha ching! You hit it right on the money – habits that are so deeply a part of our psyche are hard to break. You are doing so fabulously, good for you for putting the time and energy into making yourself the best person you can be!
    I get lucky with veggie options here in Burlington (but you know all about VT 😉 ), and also at home. We have restaurants that you would ADORE! If you’re ever in upstate New York, I’ll totally show you, “The Lost Dog.”

    Comment by ginamastrog | January 30, 2010 | Reply

  8. No veggie options now a days that seems crazy. Hope brunch was nice!

    Comment by Jacqui | January 30, 2010 | Reply


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