Friday, March 05, 2010
It's amazing what a difference it makes in my life. I've totally fallen off the bandwagon the last few days. I haven't eaten too horribly in terms of calories, I've been mostly within range. But the crap I'm putting in my mouth that makes up those calories is INSANE. And when I track, I find that I do eat better. So it's not simply about numbers, it's that mental writing down exactly what's going in my mouth. Especially because I'm in high stress time.
So I'm at work and a member just rolled in who hasn't been here in like 6 months. It turned out she took six months off from here and work because her 14 year old daughter had anorexia and cutting problems.
Granted, her issues were more about control than weight, but still I found it so interesting that such young girls have such issues these days. What is happening in society that is perpetuating this kind of behavior? I love this member and granted, we don't always know their home lives, but she is really a wonderful lady. She works in a high power job at the state department, yet tries to make it home for dinner EVERY night and took off six months for her daughter, so that tells me that she's a good mom. So it must be so weird to be working toward health and have your daughter in such a position.
Well, I just went totally off topic, but that came up and I just thought I'd share my sadness that girls are getting so much younger. Although, I say this and my hit with depression was when I was nine. So I suppose I shouldn't be all that surprised. But I've worked with young folks since I was young, being a crisis counselor in high school.
Maybe that's what I want to do with my life... help people get healthier again. There is no way in heck I"m going back to school for 10 years though. I've got to think this through.
Random return to the daughter - she was 80 pounds. Cathy just said, I've spent the last six months spoon feeding my newborn 14 year old, getting her from 80 to 97 pounds. WOW.