Our session went more along the lines of "tell me a little about yourself". And I did...but just a little. I know there is a root cause for this weight gain. I can't continue to blame my fibroid, or hormone imbalance (caused by the fibroid). It's caused because I am attempting self medicate (along with prescribed happy pills) mild depression. I can get through my work days ok, but the weekends are difficult. So therefore, I eat. She took 1 look at my food diary (I kept it for 3 days, 3 of the wrong days) and said I am eating too much - DUH! But she's right. I am eating the "right" things, but too much of the right things. My portion sizes need work, but not as much as I thought. It's just too many items on my plates (especially at work). She also suggested that I cut out dairy. Um, hell no! I
But the glaring issue is the depression. She hit home with the fact that I need to branch out. As a solitary person, that is the most difficult thing to do in a new city. I can continue to whine about this place not being Houston or I can learn to make the best of it. Hence, the "Things that don't suck" issues. I plan to make a better effort of branching out, using Meetup.com and actually making it to so of the events.
At the end of the session, of course she tried to sell me a $300 6 session package along with supplements of serotonin and dopamine. I bought the supplements, not the additional sessions. Some days I think holistic medicine is just a game to get your money and not provide results. However, I can say, upon reflecting on my meeting yesterday, it felt good to release some issues that have been troubling me. I know it's up to me to work through this and get my ass out of the funk I'm in. It's all about choices and I choose to not be unhappy.
So the journey continues.