Happy Tuesday!—> do I really start every post this way? haha!
Hope you all had a great Cyber Monday. I ended up getting something for my Sister, my Dad, my Sister’s Boyfriend, and one of my co-workers. So overall I think I did pretty good I still have lots more Christmas shopping to do—one present for my family just doesn’t cut it haha especially since I have a job
I started buying my Sister’s Boyfriend a Christmas gift 2 years ago.. I figured it was about time since they’ve been together for 6+ years haha so I always end up buying him a game since they love playing games and all.
Me? I’ve never been a board game kind of person lol
After work yesterday I came home super tired.. I think everyone was just tired. Tired and frozen!!
Ex boyfriend’s parents got me that blanket Something’s you just need to KEEP haha
I ended up watching some TV and roasting some broccoli slaw for lunch today
I just roasted a bunch of it for 15 minutes at 375 with some seasoning. Smells delish!
I wanted to talk to you guys about something that’s been going on lately with my coworker. I’m not sure if I addressed it or not but my she is recovering from bulimia and I get to hear all her stories. She’s pretty much suffered from a young age (she was a professional ballerina). So as she was telling me about how she feels she’s going back to her old ways of thinking, I let her know that I understood completely, because I also have suffered from ED myself (although it was never and extreme case) so I knew what she meant by the “thoughts”.
As of last week, she has it in her head that she needs to weigh a certain amount. She stepped on her scale (she tells me) and is her “heaviest”. As of then, the girl was 120 pounds and 5’2”… which was 10 pounds lower than what her doctor wants her to be
Her goal? To be 110—I told her that it’s not healthy and she looks good, but of course, it’s the number that is messing with her head and thoughts.
So what did she do? Last Wednesday she started taking diet pills…. like hard core fat burners. She hasn’t really eaten any food, and on top of this, she was “sick” all weekend.
Yesterday she tells me how she lost 6 pounds in 4 days, and I’m pretty sure I looked at her like she was a nut. 6 pounds in less than a week? That’s just not healthy… she doesn’t look like she lost weight but I was able to tell right off the bat that her hair was duller than usual. And while she’s all excited and happy about this, I’m like in shock. It’s just weird being on the other end and watching someone become so focused on a number that they will harm their body.
I know she won’t listen to me or her Doctor, so I really don’t know what to even say. She’s so proud of herself, meanwhile I’m freaking out. I’m just glad that I’m at a point in my own life where I’m happy where I am and I’m strong enough to not let her bad habits hurt me.
And I know this is a long story, but I just wanted to ask you guys: What you would do in this situation? Would you talk to her? What would you say?
I’ve never been on this end before.