I’ve really been struggling with the eating disorder since my husband left. It’s such a fight to eat. And now that I’m sick, my appetite has disappeared. I love seeing the number on the scale go down and am having a really hard time seeing the number go up, even if it’s less than a pound.
I can see myself going downhill quite rapidly. I see little things creep up that I wouldn’t see normally until I was at a much lower weight. Actually, they don’t so much creep up as smack me in the face. Then I obsess and I have to find out more, even if I already know all about it and am rereading the same book/website. Some of it is kind of worrisome.
I’m having trouble sleeping. Last night, I barely got 3 hours. I’m having a hard time paying attention and find myself spacing out quite often. I’m depressed. I don’t want to do anything, except lose more weight. It take a lot to convince myself that it’s okay to eat. Then it takes a lot to actually eat it. I’m having a hard time with fluids, too. The rules and obsessions and routines are becoming more intense and time consuming.
The eating disordered thoughts were really loud last week and in a moment of clarity, I called to see if I could find a therapist that is covered by my insurance. (I wish I could see my old one, but I can’t afford her.) The search isn’t going well. I don’t have any out of network benefits and I haven’t been able to find anyone. Then in a moment of clarity (weakness?), I called two treatment centers about their evening IOP programs. It’s not looking good though. These were the only two who would be willing to work within my school and work schedule. Got a definite, “No,” from one and waiting to hear back from the other. I’ll probably get the same answer though. My insurance sucks.
But then I remember that I want to continue to lose weight. I really don’t want to be stopped this time. Not yet anyway.