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You Knew I was Bipolar, Right?
Saturday, April 06, 2019      2 comments

I think by now everyone on here knows I have bipolar I disorder. So I'm moderately manic and moderately depressed right now because they had to raise my wellbutrin to the max dose. I've lost all my appetite and can't sleep. I've lost interest in... Read more
Week 22 Weigh-In
Friday, April 05, 2019      7 comments

I did my weigh-in as I've been intermittent fasting for a few days now and I wanted to do a health checkup to see how it was affecting my body to see if it had adverse or positive effects. It turns out the effects are definitely positive and evi... Read more
Day 148: Making the Final Decision
Thursday, April 04, 2019      5 comments

Yesterday did not go as I had planned, but it ended up being exactly what I needed. I didn't focus on my activity goals or on drinking water or on food at all. In fact I made a true commitment to Theravadan Buddhism and decided to make it my lif... Read more
Day 147: Developing Mindfulness
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      5 comments

Well, my psychiatrist finally pinned me down. She got to the root of things in our session, to a truth that maybe I always knew. My depression has always been tied to my weight. It is why I have had a long history of eating disorders. Everything... Read more
Day 146: Starting to Feel Better
Tuesday, April 02, 2019      3 comments

So I'm starting to feel a little bit better, increased meds are starting to kick in. I started off with some chair exercises this morning: an arm and shoulder workout. I lifted 5 lb weights which were doable for my injured wrist. I am back on tr... Read more
Week 21 Weigh-In (It's Definitely the Inflammation)
Monday, April 01, 2019      5 comments

Well, I've decided it's definitely the inflammation that is affecting my weight. I felt like I had less inflammation today so I decided to weigh myself and I'd dropped 4.8 pounds since the last time I weighed. So I'm going to ask my doctor if he... Read more
Day 141: The Numbers
Thursday, March 28, 2019      5 comments

So I realized I was getting caught up in the numbers and it was what was causing me so much distress. Even though logically I knew that the number on the scale wasn't what was important and there were other factors to consider besides just what ... Read more
Week 20 Weigh-In Blog
Tuesday, March 26, 2019      6 comments

As you can imagine, I have gotten a little off track lately. First we didn't have internet for a week and that was stressful and sapped motivation although I did try to work out doing some exercises that weren't dependent on videos....and then w... Read more
A More Specific Update
Tuesday, March 19, 2019      5 comments

Now that I've had time to catch up with more things and get my thoughts in order, I thought I'd take a little time to write a more detailed blog about all the things that have been going on in the past week. My last blog was pretty brief and did... Read more
Week 19 Weigh-In Blog
Tuesday, March 19, 2019      3 comments

Sorry I've been away so long--had no internet. We were having problems with our wi-fi for like a week and finally got the internet guy to come out and fix it so back online now with faster internet, hooray. Let me just say both Fritzy and I were... Read more
Day 124: Reflections
Tuesday, March 12, 2019      6 comments

I was a bit salty with everyone this past weekend. I was especially cranky with Fritzy and I felt bad afterwards but I know I was taking out my frustrations on him because I have some lingering feelings of resentment about being a stay at home m... Read more
Day 123: Opportunities for Mindfulness
Monday, March 11, 2019      6 comments

I wanted to post tonight because I had some rather interesting news in several areas that I thought I'd share. I hope everyone is progressing in their journeys and staying positive, working with what they have, even when they have disabilities, ... Read more
Week 18 Weigh-In
Monday, March 11, 2019      8 comments

Starting Weight: 281.8 Last Weigh In: 275.4 Current Weight: 272.2 Weight Lost This Week: -3.2 lb Total Weight Lost: 9.6 lbs Starting Body Fat: 49.8% Current BodyFat: 47% Total BodyFat Lost: 2.8% Starting Body Water:... Read more
Just as an Aside about Bodybuilding
Saturday, March 09, 2019      2 comments

Okay, so this is just a quickie blog with a little comment on something I miscalculated earlier. I was talking in a previous blog about how much weight you should be able to deadlift and I said 1.5 x your bodyweight. Okay so I miscalculated this... Read more
Day 121: A New Round of NSVs.
Saturday, March 09, 2019      4 comments

Well I had a successful rest day, happy to report. Ate everything I wanted to, slept little bits here and there, didn't lift anyone, and Fritzy and I made a real day of things. We had lunch at Subway, went shopping at Dollar General and had a to... Read more

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