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Food and Worry
When I get worried about something in general, I might want comfort food (which I've been working on since joining PT- doing well so far!). But I find that the truly tramautic events make me have this heavy, queasy feeling in my stomach and I have to force myself to eat. Even then, I only get in 500-600 cals a day, and it can go on for a month or more. I know it's unhealthy, but I find myself physically unable to eat! It's like the grief and worry just fill me up!
Fri. Mar 3, 2:51pm
You have to ask yourself what you are worrying about and if it might be like a depression, I remember injuring myself after a long active lifestyle and it basically made me bedwridden for a week and then I couldn't do anything physical for a while, I got severly depressed. I got that feeling you mentioned and I didn't eat much. But part of it was worrying about gaining weight.
I know now that I was really derpressed then in my life, if I get that feeling now it is usually when i am nervous.
Realize that worrying about something doesn't make the situation better, it doesn't fix the situation, you are only living in the present. Try some meditation to bring you back and relax.
Friday, March 03, 2006, 3:43 PM
It happens when I'm grieving, usually. It happened when my Gma died, it happened when I almost lost my fiance, and now that my Mom is in the hospital I feel that way again. I feel like my body is so overcome with emotions and stress that it can't process food! But I know I need to be healthy.
I like the idea of meditating- I have to learn! But it sounds like a great idea, thank you.
Friday, March 03, 2006, 10:58 PM
I think your reaction is pretty normal. Eventually, you'll get back to your normal eating habits and be ok. When you do eat, try to make sure what you eat is as nutritious as possible. you have enough to worry about, don't obsess about this. You will be fine.
Saturday, March 04, 2006, 10:16 AM
Use the Ensure drinks - drinking calories won't feel as challenging.
And might I suggest talking to someone about these food issues.
I truly feel for you and the worry you have in your life right now, but don't forget that you are not alone, millions of people have gone through the same challenges and grief and pain as you or me or any of us. Maybe you can try to find some comfort in that? Please also recognize that all of those people don't punish their bodies during traumatic times and neither should go. It is your job to stay healthy so that you can be strong for those around you, including your mother. Take care of yourself!
Saturday, March 04, 2006, 3:12 PM
I'm so sorry about your situtation with your mom. I agree with the other posters. I think your mom would want you to make sure that you're taking care of yourself. When you are full and exhausted, as a woman, it almost becomes impossible to be available for others. :(
I'm dealing with depression of another sort and eating well is difficult, but I do it one meal at a time and take extra care. It's not like that all the time.
Yoga helps me, especially if I can do it at least twice a week. It's both physicial and meditative. Not all Yoga instructors are the same. Also, you might want consider acupuncture. It's a little "eastern" for some, but it's helping me with my depression and leveling out my down times and helping my focus.
Take care! And make requests of others if you need to, they are there for you too. :)
Saturday, March 04, 2006, 8:16 PM
Check out your local massage school for inexpensive massages. sometimes just human touch can relax you enough to eat. cuddle parties are also getting popular... there are mixed gender and all women ones... call ahead if it is all women though to make sure that it isn't G/L night... there are those too, but mostly it is a group of peolpe who need a hug.
Monday, March 06, 2006, 1:17 PM
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