aww no its not harsh at all! thank you for the honest truth! i really need to stop obsessing about everything ): the worst part is not knowing how long ill be there for. did they go out to good restaurants? i heard they were really fun! & do you have to eat the whole meal? blahhh anything else you can tell me before i head there?!?!!?!?!
I always hated not knowing how long I was going to be in treatment for. I like making plans, and the whole “not knowing” thing drove me crazy. I really think treatment facilities could do a much better job of communicating with patients regarding their time in treatment— verbalizing goals and whatnot.
The nutritionist in each house has a big binder full of menus from different restaurants from the area. Once a week, a girl is selected to pick the restaurant (but it’s done in secret and no one knows unless the girl tells someone). While I was there, we went to Chipotle, a Thai restaurant, and Chili’s. Dining out was always my favorite meal of the week because you got to eat it away from the center and you get to pick what you want to eat. You don’t have to finish all of your meal (which makes sense, because restaurant portions are traditionally larger than normal, everyday meals), and you can check in with an RC to see how you’re doing. There’s a lot of freedom surrounding dining out, and that’s why I liked it so much.
I can’t think of anything else specifically to tell you. On Saturday (or maybe it’s Sunday) mornings, you get to go to Starbucks, which is fun. The weekends are the highlight of the week.
Sundays are “sandwich” lunch. Basically, everyone eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Which is quite the conundrum if you don’t like peanut butter (like myself). I’m definitely in the minority on that one though, most everyone else was fine with it. And I managed to choke down a few sandwiches, I just didn’t enjoy it.
If I don’t talk with you before your admission, GOOD LUCK! Let me know how everything goes. You can always come off anon if you want. I don’t bite, I promise!