Small Steps Equal Success
I'm new here and feel that people are welcoming.
I think even in a society where we are more open to discuss problems, people still like to keep things to themselves.
When I first saw a counselor in college after I almost went off the road in my car, I told no one for months. I did not want anyone to think I was crazy or something. Only one friend knew, because he was also seeing a counselor.
Today, I try to be more open my family and my 2 closest friends. I told them I was seeing a therapist and after I did, how they wanted me to see someone about being diagnosed and if I needed medication or not.
I'm also trying to make changes in my own life, such as eating better. I was working out 3 to 5 times a week until a couple weeks ago when I started going downhill. I'm hoping to get back into a routine. I was tracking my calories and keeping an eye on what I was eating, but I feel the need to go more organic now or slowly cut some of the bad foods out. I am thinking that at times the preservatives and other things in food are not meant for us to really consume. My therapist suggested walking after work. Even if it means just getting out of my car and walking for a few minutes. I might try it today, depending if it is raining. I just been so tired lately, that I go home and lay down and don't get up. I know it is because I have not been eating a lot, therapist said to try and force myself to eat several small meals through out the day. I'm trying to remember to track my calories again, just to make sure I am getting at least 1200 a day.
I want to start feeling better and I know it will take time. I am not as patient as I used to be. I know I need to take small steps to get myself out of my mood and this cycle I am in.
This site is like group therapy and some people may feel better talking on here then in a real group. It's too bad we do not have a chat room. I think having a thread where we can talk is good though.