Just got home from seeing our CPN Sarah!
It was a really good first appointment.
We discussed the ED behaviors, like the fact that Emily has been both restricting and purging in the last 8 weeks, the fact that she is constantly weighing herself, up to four or five times a day, she is torturing herself, because she knows each time she is stepping on the scales, she’ll get a different result.
Sarah said first things first, she asked Emily not to weigh herself between now and Tuesday when we next will see her.
Emily promised to try really hard not to do it. She might need encouragement from you all if that’s ok.
Sarah also asked us to try to not restrict or purge from now until we see her again on Tuesday.
Emily gave her her word on that, too!
Sarah was like, I know I’m asking a lot of Emily. But I want this work to be enjoyable, not all focused on weight, but more on health and overall wellbeing.
That sounded good to me!
We are going to focus on healthy eating, counting carbs, overall wellbeing, and education surrounding diabetes.
She is going to weigh us but only every 2 weeks.
But we’ll be seeing her weekly.
I’m unsure how long for, but six weeks to start off with.
I’m feeling good and very positive about all of this. She even said we sounded really motivated, which is true, we are very motivated.
Emily seems relieved. I know she’s been wanting to stop binging and purging, and also restricting now for ages, but she just hasn’t been able to do it on her own.
Now that we have the extra support she is feeling encouraged, and like maybe its possible.
Sarah was very prepared, for someone who doesn’t specialize in eating disorders, she asked all the right questions.
And she was gentle but firm, but she did say if Emily did end up weighing herself over the weekend, that she won’t be angry with her, but she did make her promise to tell her if she does break the agreement and weighs herself.
We are so grateful to her. She is such a lovely person, and a great CPN to have.