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Re: Day 6, loosing confidence already? sue doe

Posted by beardedlady on March 8, 2002, at 9:43:54

In reply to Day 6, loosing confidence already? mdertinger, posted by sue doe on March 8, 2002, at 8:16:34

Sue:

There's much truth to the hysterectomy thing. It ain't funny! But it's backward, I believe. They started taking out women's reproductive organs to cure them of their hysteria, the thinking being that women's hormones made them too tough to live with. In essence, they were removing the hysteria; hence, the hysteria-ectomy. (Somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain, where I keep crap I don't use, was that tidbit of info. I think I remember it from a linguistics article.)

I don't think eating is a self-hate response in every case. When my anxiety is high, I can't eat and will lose four pounds overnight, just from fretting the night away and not sleeping. And I won't eat the next day, and I'll lose another two. My med friend, Serzone, keeps me hungry all the time. Sometimes I eat because I like the taste of food better than I like the idea of self-control.

But I started Weight Watchers last night so I can remember how to manage my food.

Sue, are you taking any vitamins? I think the B complex I take makes me feel kind of good and healthy. And the exercise thing is so true. Lots of depressed folks (with chemical depression, rather than sufferers of abuse and stuff) find it tough to do, but it's hard not to love those endorphins once you get started.

I hope you can do this without meds, if that's what you want. But my greater hope is that you feel good. And if you have to use a med or med combo to do it, so what? Asthmatics need meds to live. Folks with hypertension need meds to live. Diabetics need meds to live. Ain't no biggie. The key is finding the ones that let you feel like the you you'd like to feel like!

Take care, Sue.

beardy : )>


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