I'm wondering how many of you out there go to therapy to help you manage life with the band. I have been going since I received my psych evaluation. My therapist is highly regarded in terms of dealing with weight/weight loss surgery related issues. I'm trying to determine if I like her. During my first meeting she told me not to call her by her first name...instead to call her Dr. _______. I guess I can respect that but it didn't seem necessarily warm and during the session her eyes darted all across the room and at her planner. But she asks great questions and knows her field so I'm going to be patient. A Patient Patient! I realize that when things upset me, I have medicated a lot with food in the past. Most my crisis milestones in my life (job transitions, difficulties in college, difficulties in graduate school, difficulties with money, difficulties with men, difficulties with friends) have been accompanied by significant variances in weight. I'm trying to grow by talking out feelings and being more direct with myself about why I'm upset versus overeating to numb my anxiety. I also want to overcome my anxieties about failing at this weight loss endeavor. I would hate to have gone through all the tests, surgery and time to fail at this golden opportunity.
This has been a scary but wonderful journey so far. For now I'm just taking one day at a time.
Thank you for listening.