It's my Husband's 4th Deployment. The Kids are Driving me Nuts. I'm Eating like Crazy and Gained 20 lbs. He's due Back! Help!
William Anderson Says...
Get into counseling now to get help with the stress and all the things that conspire to overwhelm you. This is really important. Having a weight and eating problem might be the thing that has caused you to seek help, but getting this counseling I'm talking about is much more important to your life than your weight. Don't hesitate. Do it now. Chances are things will get much worse if you don't.
Unless you work with one of the therapists I've trained in The Anderson Method, I'd advise you stay away from anyone who offers you a weight loss fix with the idea that weight loss will fix everything. The first thing you need to do is address these other issues that trigger the stress eating. It's not that this will stop all the overeating or fix the weight problem, but these issues must be addressed properly before you can properly apply good weight management technique. Rest assured that you will be able to improve all these problems, including the extra pounds, if you get going on it now.
I'd advise you to first get into counseling for the stress and situations related to your husband's deployment, the kids and the rest of the family. Then, once you've begun that work, get a copy of my book, The Anderson Method, or start working with a therapist I've trained as a provider.
Don't hesitate to write back to tell me how it's going.
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