Tag: bipolar

Just a guy sharing the wacky world of bipolar disorder, the humbling experience of getting in shape and some random thoughts sprinkled in

weight loss

I Just Want to Stick Around for Awhile

On Saturday I went to Weight Watchers for my weekly weigh-in. I weighed 263 lbs. Based on past posts, many of you understand how frustrated, angry and disheartened I felt when I looked at that scale. My Weight Loss and Gains Here’s a quick history of my weight loss journey, which you can see in the graph below. I joined…

bipolar alcoholic

I’ll Have a Beer To Wash Down My Prozac – Throwback

Today’s Throwback is from May 2008 “My name is Bradley, and I’m an alcoholic.” I’ve said it over a thousand times. I’m the best tour guide in Los Angeles. I’ll show which bench on the Santa Monica Pier is best for sleeping. I’ll tell you which church distributes the best free food. I’ll give you maps to the best places…

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Being a Bipolar Parent

Today’s post is by another one of my favorite bloggers, Iggy, whose blog is Color Me Bipolar Living with Bipolar Disorder is a pain in the ass. But add a family to that, and you have a whole different ball of wax to contend with. I am a married mom of 4. When I was officially diagnosed, I had 3…

Trapped Inside My Own Mind

I published a post last week titled Trapped. It was a quick rant about how miserable I was feeling. I don’t rant very often on this blog. Today my intent is to share what I’m feeling, but hopefully in a more coherent way. I hope I succeed. Our President Elect I’ve made it clear since Trump’s election win that Maurice…

epilepsy or bipolar

Did you say my brother had epilepsy or bipolar disaster?

Today’s guest blogger is Marie Abanga, whose blog can be found at https://marieabanga.wordpress.com/ Did you say my brother had epilepsy or bipolar disaster? I remember asking my sister that question over the phone in June 2014. That was exactly or barely 2 months before that very kid sister to be precise (yes she indeed had the nerves) called me at…

Let’s Talk About Sex – Throwback

This weeks throwback is from November 2014 If you Google symptoms of mania there’s one thing you’ll find on nearly every list – sex. For example, the Mayo Clinic website states “Increased sex drive” as a symptom of mania. Webmd goes a step further and says “more and sometimes promiscuous sex.” Despite this simple fact, rarely do I see writers…

Things I’ve Had to Let Go

Sometimes life just doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to you want it to. For instance, I’m supposed to have Bradley Cooper’s looks, and Bill Gates’ money. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but I’m learning to accept that neither are, or will be, true. What can be harder to swallow are the hopes and dreams that aren’t so pie…

Seizures and Bipolar Disorder – Throwback Thursday

A Reminder Before I begin, I want to remind you all that entries in the Caption This contest must be in by midnight tonight. If you missed it, the info is on yesterday’s post. This weeks throw-back is from May, 2014 When The Seizures Began About 15 years ago I had a series of blackouts. At the time I was…