This most excellent song and video should be the Stigma Free National Anthem. From mental health, to sexual orientation, to dysfunctional families – she touches them all. The name of the song is “Secrets” by Mary Lambert. Below the video is this weeks Fitness Update.
Why a Fitness Update on a Bipolar Blog?
As I remind you every week, over 80 percent of people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, are overweight or obese. Much of this has to do with medicines that reduce the metabolism. This contributes to them dying at three times the rate of overall population. Therefore, I have begun this weekly fitness update for motivation. Motivation for those of you out there struggling with weight, and more specifically, motivating me.
Here is Last Week’s Fitness Update:
Maurice and I went on a long weekend in San Francisco last week. Before we left we knew there were a couple of decadent restaurants where we planned to eat, so we agreed we’d eat healthy meals the rest of the week – Yeah right. We were absolute gluttons. Heavy meal here and heavy meal there and a dessert after every meal. I can tell you that desserts in San Francisco do not come in small or average sizes…They’re HUGE. Cookies are huge, cakes are huge, cheesecakes are huge…you get the picture.
Today I had decided I was not going to get weighed, but changed my mind. I expected to have gained between 5-10 lbs. With much trepidation I stepped on the scale and found I only gained one pound. I’m still in shock, but very happy today.
Original Maximum Weight: 303 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
This loss/gain this week: +1.0
Total loss so far: -46.4
Current weight: 257.0
For Those Familiar With Weight Watchers :
I was not good at tracking the past couple of weeks so I have no Weight Watchers statistics available