Archive for January, 2013

It’s Time To Hit The Reset Button

Friday, January 4th, 2013

This past week I had the second of two cataract surgeries on my right eye – they’re doing this for younger people these days. The left eye was “done” a month ago.

This means I haven’t been walking my dogs or lifting anything heavier than 10 lbs. for weeks. I’m immobile. For the first time in years, my favourite exercise, walking my dogs, is verboten.

I don’t enjoy solo walking. Furthermore, the weather has been anything but walkable, so I’ve stayed home and fallen off my eating plan for my eating disorder.

I never weigh myself

Then, at my annual physical last week, I had a chat with my GP. I stepped on the scale backwards, so I couldn’t see the number. I didn’t have to. Although weight is one number you don’t need to know, I know I’m heavier and I don’t like the way I feel. I hate it.

My doctor didn’t recommend a diet, which for anyone with an eating disorder is a dirty word and a dangerous pursuit.

“Just get back on your eating plan and get out and walk, without the dogs if you must, but not too much,” she advised me sternly.

She knows how easily I can get obsessed and addicted to exercise, my form of purging.


 

Subscribe to this Blog: Feed

Recent Comments
  • Sandy Naiman: Hi Gary Thank you for your kind words and comments. You are absolutely right about people sharing their...
  • Gary Ledbetter: Just visiting your blog for the first time now. The more people like yourself sharing their lived...
  • Sandy Naiman: Hi Flemisa, Thank you for your encouragement. I want to keep writing more, but there are still some...
  • Flemisa: So glad to have you back on your blog. So sorry for the events of the last few months. Hope your husband is...
  • Sandy Naiman: Hi Julie, Yes, I’m back. I was hoping I would hear from you. Are you well and happy? Enjoying...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code



Users Online: 12240
Join Us Now!