Health Update

Hey guys! I wanted to update you guys on my health and let you know what’s been going on. The last time I did a life update I told you guys about my eating disorder and I wanted to just give you a little bit of an update on what’s happening with that.

Since my last life update which was in January, I have finally gotten help with it. I kept putting it off and ignoring it because I thought I could just handle it myself. I mean I was a nutrition major for half of college and was on my way to becoming a dietitian so that makes me qualified right? *eye roll* Obviously that wasn’t the best route because that ended with me having an extreme panic attack/meltdown a few weeks ago. I was scared. This was not normal and I knew that I had to do something immediately.

The next day after my meltdown, I called my doctor to set up an appointment to come in and talk and see where she could refer me. I didn’t know where to start getting help. She referred me to an in-office dietitian and psychologist. I just had my first appointment with my dietitian and I am already feeling a little bit better. We discussed how I was feeling and a plan of attack. She told me I was 10 pounds underweight and I was eating way fewer calories than my body needs so she put me on a plan to increase calories while also not counting calories (which I am super notorious for). We discussed how I was feeling and a lot of the symptoms that I’m experiencing is due to lack of calories, namely low body temp, irritability, not sleeping well, etc. I’m struggling a little bit allowing myself to loosen the reins on how much I eat, I’m not going to lie. I’m still really scared to allow myself to gain weight but I think that’s something that the psychologist is going to have to help me through. I haven’t made an appointment with the psychologist yet only because I’ve been a little overwhelmed by everything and I wanted to do everything one step at a time. Scheduling an appointment with them is next on my to-do list.

I know this is only the beginning and it’s going to take a while to get healthy and have a positive outlook on my body image and eating but I am really optimistic. Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to me to offer support and kind words. It means everything to me to know I’m not alone.

XO,

Gabby