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Friday, February 01, 2019

I was too tired to write my blog last night, but it's a pretty significant one, so I'm writing it today!

1. Met with my new therapist for the first time today. It's taken me a few (HA) years, but I'm coming to terms with the fact that my relationship with food is disordered, and I'm not sure any diet and lifestyle change will ever have a chance at becoming permanent unless I deal with my psychological relationship to eating and food. Meeting the therapist is step two. (Making the appointment was step one.) Now to see where things go from here.

2. I'm leading a couple of Instant Pot classes in our local library system, and today was the first one. I think just about everything that could go wrong did! I left my measuring cups and spoons at home, I forgot a can opener, and I blew our surge protector with four Pots plugged in at once....
Everyone laughed and had a great time! The food still tasted great, and I think a lot of folks learned some new things, and some of the veterans got to network with others. I think the program was a success, despite the obstacles.

3. I had pizza! And it fit into my meal plan! But it did NOT sit well with me at all, so the next time I order (not any time soon though, that's for sure) I'll adjust my order accordingly. I love that restaurants are starting to include not just nutrition information, but also nutrition calculators so you can plan and adjust your intake, so I can have options and plans in mind in case life happens.

If anyone happens to read this who saw my previous posts, the chihuahua seems to be healing up just fine. So fine, in fact, that he and the border collie are chasing each other around our rather tiny place until the border collie has enough and hides (he's a very low energy guy for his breed; I think he must have been crossed with a sloth).
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    @BECCABOO127: I'm hoping it does great things for me too! The therapist I'll be seeing specializes in disordered eating, to boot! My class is super fun and I can't wait until this Thursday for the next one. Should be a LOT smoother! XD

    @AMYRCMK Thank you! He is definitely feeling better; well enough to boss our border collie around!

    @LABYRINTH I absolutely agree. There's a stigma, especially where I'm from, about going to therapy, and yet it's such a healthy thing to do for yourself. No one thinks less of you for going to the gym, so why think less of you for going to therapy? The Instant Pot class was a blast! (Fortunately not literally.)

    @KOHLRABIGIRL I'm not sure where you are, but if you're close to west central Ohio you're absolutely welcome to come! We're actually giving an Instant Pot away as a door prize at the class as well. I highly recommend them!
    718 days ago
    Hoping to get an instant pot! Wish I could go to one of your classes.
    718 days ago
    Definitely therapy can help so much and not enough people use it. Long term problems need a long term, concentrated approach. The instant pot session sounds like a lot of fun.
    719 days ago
    I hope all goes well with the therapy! I am glad that the furbaby is doing better.
    719 days ago
    Therapy is the best! Great step! It sure worked for me. emoticon

    Your class sounds fun!

    719 days ago
    @1CRAZYDOG Definitely abiding by Murphy's Law for sure! But it gave me a chance to show people what can go wrong, and what isn't likely to happen (for example, the Instant Pot exploding). And thank you so much! I guess if you think about it, step one is admitting that your eating is disordered. It's hard to say "eating disorder" when I'm not anorexic or bulimic, but realizing that my relationship with food is unhealthy to the point of disorder took a lot of doing. I'm hoping the process goes well, and I can become a healthier person in every aspect!
    719 days ago
    OH boy sounds like Murphy was visiting your class! But glad overall it went well.

    Good for you taking steps 1 and 2 to deal w/disordered eating. Takes courage, but in the long fun, you will feel so much better! Good luck!
    719 days ago
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