This is the approach my therapy group takes:
- Behavior (CBT)
This must come first. You can’t work on your thoughts or anything else if you are starving.
- Cognitions (CBT)
Tools and skills for dealing with distortions, negative thinking, disordered thinking.
- 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.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness Skill (IPT)
Assertiveness, boundaries, etc.
Well, not quite, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Pacific Ocean this calm.
Look at him go. I think he’s nuts. The water may be calm, but it’s only about 65 degrees F (19 C).
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 CalorieKing.com, 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.
[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)
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