Tag: Fitness Update

Weekly Wrap-Up August 29, 2016

Mood Odd week for me. I was in just a meh state at the beginning of the week, but by the end I nearly had an anxiety attack. I received a letter from Medi-Cal saying my benefits were ending on August 31 (3 days from now) because I didn’t send in the paperwork they needed to continue my eligibility. The…

Fitness Update January 26, 2015

It dawned on me that it has been awhile since I’ve written one, but I was shocked to find that I haven’t done one since October. So here for you is my latest, and extremely frustrating, fitness update: Why a Fitness Update on a Bipolar Blog? As much as I am grateful for the meds that have made a dramatic…

Fitness Update October 20, 2014

Why a Fitness Update on a Bipolar Blog? As much as I am grateful for the meds that have made a dramatic difference in making me more balanced, there is one side effect I’m not thrilled about – weight gain. Weight gain can be a major struggle for those of us on bipolar meds because of its effect on the…

Fitness Update – Before and After

Why a Fitness Update on a Bipolar Blog? As I remind you with every fitness update, 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…

Must See Video and Fitness Update

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…

Fitness Update August 2, 2014

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.…

Fitness Update July 26, 2014

Why a Fitness Update on a Bipolar Blog? 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 July 20, 2014

Why a Fitness Update on a Bipolar Blog? 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 July 06, 2014

Why a Fitness Update on a Bipolar Blog? Over 80 percent of people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, are overweight or obese. 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…

Fitness Update June 2, 2014

Here is last weeks fitness update: Maurice bought a book last week called “Secret Stairs: “A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles” During the early part of the last century Los Angeles built stairs all over the hilly sides of LA. These were put in place to give people easy access to the street cars which ran…