A Crystal Ball Would be Nice

I haven’t blogged in forever, but I am trying to get back at it. So, here goes nothing.

I was watching House on Friday, and there was a part where Cuddy said to House “You’re afraid to be happy.” I misheard it though as “you’re afraid to be healthy,” and surprised myself by thinking “yes, that’s it” when I misheard the quote. I thought more about it, and realized that it’s not that I’m afraid to be healthy, but rather I’m afraid that I won’t ever be healthy, especially from the mental side of things. One of the reasons why weight gain scares me so much is because I am afraid that it’s going to be just like it was in high school/undergrad…I am going to gain weight, but still struggle with behaviors and the mental aspects.  However, because I look ok, everyone will just assume I am ok, and I am going to be stuck a depressed, calorie counting, low energy, yet healthy weight mess.

I am at a point right now where I just want to be healthy and happy.  I am so sick of being sick and tired.  But because I have yet to experience actually feeling better from treatment (see my previous post), I am also scared that gaining weight and following my meal plan is going to lead to nothing but weight gain.  If I had a crystal ball and could see that the weight gain would also lead to more energy, less intense eating disorder thoughts, and overall happiness, it would be so much easier.

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3 thoughts on “A Crystal Ball Would be Nice

  1. I hear you on having the weight and continuing to carry the thoughts and behaviors. In some ways, it’s like I can hide in the behaviors without ramification, but (probably more loudly) that makes it all the more lonely/sad/pathetic/whatever.

    My skills group leader sent me this yesterday, which I found fascinating and wonder if it might be the key to unlocking all this mess: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/13/293

  2. Thank you so much for that link! There are some really interesting articles there in addition to the DBT article. I can’t wait to read them all, and hopefully blog about some!

  3. Pingback: What if Nothing Helps? | Television, Health, and More

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