Hey there

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Hey there
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Tue, 08-16-2011 - 5:59pm

I thought I'd jump in and say Hi to you all.



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2006
Tue, 08-16-2011 - 6:58pm
Hey, promise! Nice to see you over here! we'd love to help you with whatever you need. Where do you want to start?
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Fri, 09-09-2011 - 6:23pm

Hey,

sorry I disappeared.



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2006
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 5:37pm
I have to disagree with you there. I've read your posts on the ED board and you do whatever you can to help people who are struggling. That might mean nothing to you but we all want someone to listen to us and try to help, so I'd say you're pretty invaluable to your members. Now maybe what you value and what the world seems to value are at odds; do you think that could be the case? What kinds of things are important to you?
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Registered: 03-20-2009
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 3:14pm

Thank you, that's kind of you. Actually, speaking of the ED board, I was wondering if you would pop over and do a post on boosting self esteem, as it is a major problem for us? And also draw lurkers attention to your board.

I think lack of confidence IRL is a mighty big problem for me. I also worry so much about everything, doing, saying the wrong thing. I have gradually become almost reclusive tto.

Promise



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2006
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 8:20am
Sure, I'd love to. Let me think about what to say. Have you always worried a lot, or did it start recently?
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Sat, 09-17-2011 - 10:59am

Thank you, I'd sure appreciate that :smileyhappy:

My mom says I was born worring LOL. I have always been a worried but it has increased so much over the last six or seven years. I've been widowed, lost a brother and a friend to suicide, had to move away from my home, developed health problems, etc so now I tend to think everything is always going to be bleak.

Promise



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Registered: 10-12-2006
Mon, 09-19-2011 - 8:35am
i'm sorry that you've experienced so much loss and stress in such a short period of time. i understand how you could feel like everything is always going to be bleak; it's like, "what's next? what will i have to deal with now?" but i think that life is cyclical, meaning that it's up and down. you're going through a rough patch now but it will get better. how is your living situation now- is it stable? and are your health problems made worse by stress? i'm thinking about how you can help yourself right now, that's all.
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Registered: 03-20-2009
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 12:18pm

I am lucky that I have a very understanding DP but we are both away from our families right now which I hate. Otherwise it's ok. My health has got worse and I am going from starve to eat and back to starve again. Can't seem to get a handle on that yet.

My health is getting worse, ED affected and the stress sure does affect me. I think it probably due to the stress that my BP is creeping higher no matter how healthy, etc I eat. I just feel a mess and that I deserve to be a mess. I am just useless really.

Promise



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2006
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 9:14pm
Did someone ever tell you or suggest that you weren't good enough or didn't deserve to be happy?