Four areas of treatment in Eating Disorders

This is the approach my therapy group takes:

  1. Behavior (CBT)
    This must come first. You can’t work on your thoughts or anything else if you are starving.

  2. Cognitions (CBT)
    Tools and skills for dealing with distortions, negative thinking, disordered thinking.

  3. Emotional Regulation Skills (DBT)
    An example that I’m working on: I’m under lots of stress at work, the stress is released, I binge. Triggers fall into this category.

  4. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skill (IPT)
    Assertiveness, boundaries, etc.

Food Logs

I know you’ll be disappointed, but my ED homework for this week is to do a handwritten food log on a piece of notebook paper. I can’t even use my food log form!

So much for the titilating reporting on what I eat.

Maybe you are wondering why I can’t use the computer or one of my forms; maybe you aren’t. I shall tell you anyway.

It’s an attempt to limit my perfectionism. I stop myself from completing my foodlogs if they can’t be perfect. I used to fill them out at, and I’d agonize over an item if it wasn’t in the database and I didn’t have the nutritional information. Then I made up my foodlog form, but if I didn’t have the information for all the columns, I didn’t fill it out. So this foodlog is not supposed to have any precise accurate information in it; it’s not supposed to be perfect.

I know I can do that, perfectly. 😉


pixilated (PIK-suh-layt-id) adjective

1. Mentally unbalanced; eccentric.

2. Whimsical.

[From pixie, a mischievous fairylike creature.]

From A Word a Day

That’s not what I thought it meant.

Ah, here’s the source of confusion. I can’t spell.

Main Entry: pixelated
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: pertaining to a printed image which has been digitized; visible as a pattern of pixels; also written pixellated
Definition2: bewildered, confused; slightly insane; also called pixilated

Webster’s New Millennium™ Dictionary of English, Preview Edition (v 0.9.6)
Copyright © 2003-2005 Lexico Publishing Group, LLC

This is why I should concede that fitting toiles are not wearable muslins.


These pants fit great! 😉 Do you think people will notice that I pinned out 3 inches in the front crotch length?

I pinfit the pattern pieces before I cut any fabric. It seemed that the front crotch length was right, but I should have known better. I’m VERY short there. In most patterns, I have to take out 3 inches, so you can imagine how delighted I was when I thought the pattern pieces fit. I should have known better. :shake: I did think it was odd that this pattern would fit me. As to what went wrong? I haven’t got a clue. Usually, when I pin/tissue fit pants, it works great.

I tried taking the pants apart and recutting, but it just didn’t work. I had cut off the seam allowances and done other finishing work that made it too hard for me to make another pair.

Neefer: 0
Wadder: 1