They say that many of those who go into the field of psychology are really looking to solve their own deep-rooted issues. As the wife of man with a degree in psychology, I'd say that's not true. Atleast not in his case. He genuinely has a gift for counseling and therapy. It's a life calling for him, and its real.
Me, on the other hand... I don't know. I don't want to be a psychologist, of course, but the same concept can be applied to the field of Dietetics. Do I want to be a dietician to solve my own problems?
I have alot of really bad eating days. I no longer beat myself up quite the way I used to, but I still question myself sometimes. Why do I do this to myself? It's a question I ask alot. Mostly, I don't know. It's strange to think of binge eating as a means of control. It's a completely out of control sort of thing, but I understand that is what it is, or so "they" say. Whoever they are.
Maybe the bigger question is: Can I help others with their eating issues, even as I struggle with my own? I have no reason to think that just because I get a piece of paper that says I'm a dietician that I'll suddenly stop fighting this battle. It stands to reason, I will still deal with these issues. Perhaps now and always.
I don't know. I still feel like my experiences arm me with something to offer, and I definitely love nutrition and foods. What do you think? Can a dietician battle with eating issues and still be a good and effective dietician? I'd really like to know your thoughts on this, especially if you're a dietician (or on your way, like me).
Anywho... On to more fun matters. A smattering of random foods:
Veggie Burger with spinach and 1/2 slice pepperjack on a whole wheat english muffin. W/a yummy watermelon yogurt.
Last night was bookclub. It was my pick (The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Block - I give it a C+) and I decided to have the meeting at BJs, hubby's favorite restaurant. I tried something new: Honey-Crisp Chicken Salad. I never get breaded anything, so it was a treat.
Breakfast this morning was an english muffin w/hummus and scrambie eggs.
I've eaten a ton of popsicles and frozen things today (over 100 outside, about 98 in the house), so lunch was light.
Hoping you have a great Friday night! We have no plans yet!