Bipolar disease and weight loss
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Well here we go. I am bipolar, it has left me feeling sad and out of control..when I am in a full bipolar swing it usually leaves me with infinite sadness. Bipolar disorder is a complex disorder that's characterized by dramatic or unusual mood swings. The swings can range from mild to extreme. Some are gradual, others within minutes and hours. a person may experience major depression and extreme elation. The mood swings associated with the disorder are accompanied by disturbances in thinking, distortions of perceptions, and impairment in social functioning. This includes for me off to a mindless binge. I have lost track of my food intake, and been totally irresponsible to my food choices/ I know i consumed at least 3000 calories yesterday and was sick from eating to much. Feeling quite guilty today. I must get back on track. I will be really depressed after my weigh in tomorrow. I didn't even bother today after eating in the middle of the night.( a ham sandwich.). This just leaves me with alot of guilt. I know that I will recover from this binge and find out what has thrown me a curve.. I have neglected my spark family in the last week. I have not reached out to my fellow sparkers on their journey. I hope that this will bring me back to the moment and back to the program.. I am sure that taking note of my emotions and their outcome has lead me to stop and think. I know that following a western diet full of red meat is not the way to goal. Eating a balanced diet is the answer. How do I incorporate this into daily living? To be mindful is really the only answer. I know this. Some findings show that those with bipolar disorder may have a greater risk for overweight and obesity, So I know and open venue and support are the key..I must not get enough support. I know this is an issue, If not why am i the chief cook of all the fast food convinces..pizza, burgers pasta...no time for fruits and veggies. this leaves me to result to protein supplements. These are an acceptable substitution for real food. Well kind spark people this is my issue. I resolve to get back on the program and the treadmill. I'm so close to goal that I can taste it ...\I will not give up with my disease ruling my life and kee;ping me from thin and healthy.