Avoiding Triggers

So, the other day I had to go to the doctor. I needed some medication refills and I also suspected I had a sinus infection. After waiting, we — my fiance always goes with me to the doctor as moral support and to be my advocate if I can’t — were called back.

Then came the dreaded weigh-in. I wasn’t sure how to handle it. It tends to trigger me to know what my weight is (HAES says you shouldn’t weigh yourself and I haven’t for a long time now). So, when I put my purse on the counter and took off my shoes, I stepped on the scale backward. The nurse sort of gave me an odd look but she didn’t say anything about it.

I have no idea what I weigh and I feel SO much better not knowing! My fiance didn’t look, either, because he knew I might harass him about what I weigh and he didn’t want to trigger me by giving in to my demands.

So, moral of this story: avoid your triggers even if it makes you look funny in front of other people.

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