Eating Disorder Worksheets
There's a thought record template and an thought distortions list. The latter is incomplete. I have not added eating disorder centric distortions (eg social comparison and harsh self-judgement); these do fall under the broader terms, but I think it's helpful to have them spelled out. Anyway, the next version, if I ever get around to it, will have them.
|Background:||Chungita is starting kindergarten this Fall. We want to keep her in the same daycare she's been going to. Alyson is in Chungita's class at daycare and will be going to kindergarten at the same school. Alyson's parents and we wish to carpool the girls so that we don't have to leave work everyday. We told the school this last May. Alyson's parents told the school this last May. We both told the school this more than once last June. We were assured that they would be in the same classroom.|
Not only are they not in the same classroom, they are in classrooms at opposite ends of the campus. Tracking five year-olds is like herding cats. Their being on opposite sides of the campus is going to add 30 to 60 minutes to the time it takes to pick them up.
I went to the school to talk to them about it. I was the first parent to come in with a request, so I'm at the top of the list. I told them that I would be delighted if she were in one of the 3 classrooms that are on the same side of the campus instead of the one that she is in. School starts tomorrow. So far, I'm the only parent to request a change. The school secretary thinks that other parents will be requesting changes, so my fingers are crossed.
I tell DH about this when I get home. He expresses frustration, anger, etc. etc. I know he's not mad at me. I know it's directed at the school. I know that. I wish I felt that. So we didn't have a fight, but I felt like we did. I think the situation would be the same for a fight. But because this wasn't even that charged, I thought this would be a good one for the exercise.
I eat whatever is within reach. I don't even remember what I ate (dissociated). It was probably left over food that the kids didn't eat. I wasn't hungry.
|Trigger:||not even a fight with husband|
which lead to the urge to
eat whatever is in reach (100% - a very strong urge)
which lead to
thoughts about purging, excessive exercise, and fasting
|Core Issue:||He's blaming me for being inadequate.|
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