Quoted from grey rabbitI do understand, I'm an exercise science major that did not make it to the gym even once from August through December last year! I'm better now, but sometimes life hands you interesting challenges and you have to figure them out :)
Worrying about your weight is likely to cause you to gain weight, not lose it. Have you had your thyroid checked?
5'3 almost 5'4.... small to med frame... what is a good number?
Quoted from passionprincessMarjorie - I think you should stop being so hard on yourself (and I am not writing this in a critical manner but out of concern). Just the fact that you are in rehabilitation education means that you have a big heart with the desire to be of help to others.
You may seem "overweight" to yourself. Being 5 lbs. over your ideal weight does not render you to be overweight. I am learning that the GTD has made me gain weight (after the steroid weight loss) but my clothes from my 100 lbs. (I have a super small frame for my height - just genetics) days still fit.
The fact that you have an issue that you are struggling with will make you much more human to all the people you come have to reach out to. In fact, I make mistakes in front of my students when I am teaching and engage them by having them work with me to solve the problem together. Having had memory issues from steroids which caused a temporary learning disability made me more compassionate towards my students with learning disabilities. As a result, I am much more patient and have successfully helped my student with a learning disability pass my class with very high marks.
Please don't be hard on yourself. You are so capable of loving others... try loving yourself, too. It is easier said than done because I have fallen into the same trap of mental self-flagellation. Blood types O's are perfectionists by nature and hunters seem to have a high level of anxiety when things do not go their way (my father is an O hunter and Asian - meaning, double trouble).
Be nicer to your and love yourself. You have all the best to offer everyone and yourself! Hugs!
So nice to hear from you and thank you!!! I am trying to just focus on my health! However, it is hard to see the difference when I am not sure if my weight needs to decrease or not? I dont want to fool myself into thinking that I am healthier at this weight.
Yes, I am a hunter and I do strive for perfection which can cripple me from enjoying my life, thank you for the reminder to be kind to myself. Also, as a TA , I like your thoughts on the student interaction. I am excited to start teaching rehabilitation education with a focus on health promotion, but I need to make sure I am doing what I need to do to be healthy!!
Congrats to you about the new program!! are you still at Notre Dam? I am in WI now:)
Quoted from passionprincessMarjorie - tried to tell you about grad school via pm but your box is not working. :-)
I just deleted a bunch of messages, try again. It should be ok now:)