Not The Biggest Loser

I just want to be…

What would I do without you all? It is so nice to know you are all out there, listening to me and offering advice to help me. Nola, I swear I really do need to make my next holiday to Tasmania. I could really do with a good laugh. I know your big day is coming up in a couple of days and I am so excited for you. I will be with you in spirit and will be thinking of you all day. You’re going to do so well. It’s actually a great idea for me to maybe try getting back to liquids and mushies for awhile…I think I’ll try it. I was wondering about having another fill, but my band is already so tight. I get a lot of restriction that I get through by eating really slow and chewing really well. I wonder how I’d go with more. But maybe that’s worth a try too.

Cranky, I agree with your comments totally. I just feel so guilty for always spending so much money on me and never really succeeding or it never really working. And by the way the holiday is the main reason I can’t afford regular counselling! haha. I will look into it though.

Cass…hope you had a great holiday…we’ll have to talk!

Tracey, thanks so much for your comments. I think I already did that GPMP last year.  I had to convince my GP I was depressed though (which I actually was). I was referred to a psychologist who I didn’t really think was right for me so I only did 4 of my sessions. I wonder if you can have more than 1 GPMP?

I am still feeling really down, so I really recognise the need to see someone. The problem is always who should I see? I have been doing some searching on the web to try and find some counsellors who specialise in food/weight issues. I guess I’ll keep searching until I find the right person.

As much as the thought of going back to work in 2 days fills me with dread, I am thinking it will probably do me some good. I seem to be able to snap out of my depression when I’ve got things to occupy my mind. Here’s hoping…

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fatgirlslim said, October 14th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Hey Rach-my-love…


I don’t really have too much inspiration to impart – but i do definitely agree with the others – if you can’t afford to look after your mind/body/soul – what can you afford? I think it should be a priority…

Sending lots and lots of love and happy thoughts your way – so lap it up! Hope getting back to work is smooth for you…

Speak soon

L xo

Jen said, October 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Hey Rach, I am so glad you have so many poisitve people in your life. Support is everywhere you look.
When I was talking with my GP a few weeks back, she pointed me in the direction of a website with lists of Dr’s and such, especially those that specialise in weight and body issues. I have stored it somewhere safe lol but as soon as I find it I promise you are the one I share it with first.
Will call you on Thursday re catching up.

cat =^..^= said, October 19th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

hey girl,

when my gp, who i’ve known for a decade now, did the questionnaire with me, i had no troubles passsing. work the answers if you must, though i think a more understanding gp is the way to go.

my counsellor is very committed to on-going sessions with me on a regular basis and is very professional in terms of not ending abrubtly etc. my work originally paid for her and then were going to pull the plug overnight, cause they couldn’t understand why i wasn’t cured yet. so though there are restrictions on the plan i am sure they can be massaged.

but given it is free you have nothing to lose. i can’t speak highly enough of the difference i feel since seeing her. talk about a bloody revelation.

catch uou soon
cat XO

Nola said, October 20th, 2008 at 10:10 am

have you considered going holistic? We have some great wellness centres here. You know….. just go and be kind to yourself. No big “shrink” thing…..just a relaxing environment with a few alternative therapies to consider along the way? I am going to go to one when I get back to “normal” here in Burnie. They do massage, hypnotherapy, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, crystal healing… know…that sort of thing. Maybe you should look in this direction and give the clinical stuff a rest for a while? Get into relaxation tapes and “feel good” tapes to listen to while drifting off to sleep….go to an indoor pool once a week. Give it some thought………….

ntbl said, October 27th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Funny you should say that Nola. I have considered that…I am booked in for some healing guy on 22 November. He’s supposed to be very good…hence the wait…

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