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, burgers 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. emoticon emoticon
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    Hi Gini, I also have bi-polar disorder, but I did go to a psychiatrist and finally got stabilized on drugs. I know: drugs are not for everyone, and my current stability could change. Further, I still struggle with feelings.

    But with the help of the Lord, I WILL lose these ugly fat pounds. I don't have any easy answers for doing it - just trying to take what I learn from Spark People, and the people on SP, and trying to do what I know is right. Doesn't help that I have a sweet tooth! LOL

    What I'm trying to say is, above all, don't give up. Do the best you can each day, and know that it takes baby steps to get to where we want to be. I've been working on losing one pound, then when I get there, to lose another, etc. Baby steps.

    2881 days ago
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    I know many people who are bi-polar. It is a challenge. I am proud of you and your attitude--I know you can do it!!
    2881 days ago
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    I hope you keep going to your goal! You are so close, and you are able to do it.
    Don't beat yourself up if you get off track, just get back to trying again. We all do it, whether bi-polar or not.
    2892 days ago
  • MAGA99
    as a fellow bipolar sparker I get it
    others sometimes really irritate me cause ppl really dont get that being bipolar sometimes I have no control over how I react
    2896 days ago
    I'm glad you're not giving up. I am keeping you in my prayers. emoticon
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    It is hard enough to deal with everyday life when you are feeling fine. Dealing with it being bi-polar must be extremely tough. When I am down, all I want to do is sleep and eat. When I am up, I am so hyper I forget to eat and my sugar gets too low. Also not good. I sometimes hate what our bodies and minds do to us.
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