I had called EFAP two weeks ago, to try to get out of a bad place with using food to cope with life. I have been struggling with emotions lately and not been dealing with it effectively. Thankfully I was able to see a counsellor today and we connected. You don’t always connect with a someone in this capacity so I am delighted to say I got lucky.
We had a good conversation for an hour around everything going on in my life and how I am using food to handle it. She and I determined a few goals (see below) that I am committing to for the next two weeks. What I like about this process is I am enabling someone external to enter my life for the specific purpose of improving my well being. There are a lot of things I do well, but self care has not being one of them!
Goals before the next appointment on July 5, 2018:
- Photograph everything I eat and post to the Fat Project’s Instagram (Yes all of it – even the poor choices). This will help me eat better so you may not see anything too poor – I really need a name for this beyond the Observer Effect.
- I will walk from Union Station to my office at 250 Yonge St. twice a week for the next two weeks. We didn’t specify whether this was both ways 🙂 But I will assume the positive intention and assume it is both ways.
- Prepare a list of coping skills instead of eating that I have used successfully. (This will be the hardest and I am not yet sure where to start).