Category: diet

The Depression Diet

depression diet

Today’s guest blogger is Janet over at Bipolar Me. She is a freelance writer/editor with bipolar disorder, type 2. Her excellent blog has made me a fan of hers for many years. I suggest you follow the link and take a look around. You’ll become a fan too. It seems that Target (and other stores) […]

Weekly Wrap-Up August 08, 2016

Mood My winning streak of staying balanced is over, but I didn’t completely crash and burn either…at least not for long. On Wednesday I started feeling depressed. I tried to come up with a reason why this was happening, but couldn’t come up with anything situational. When I experienced disassociation that afternoon, I knew this […]

Chronic Disease and Bipolar Disorder

I’ve recently read some medical journals concerning the lower life expectancy of those living with Bipolar Disorder. Unfortunately those diagnosed with BP have an average lifespan that is 9.2 years less than the national average. It’s believed the primary reasons for this are: Suicide rate Greater Risk of Chronic Disease Lack of medical care I […]

Bummed out Again at Weigh-In

Last Saturday past I lost exactly one pound.  It might not sound like much but it broke a six week cycle of weight gains.  I was happy to see my losing streak was over…that was until this most recent Saturday weigh in.  I gained three pounds. It wasn’t surprising.  I knew I was going to […]

What Kind of Week Was It?

Well, it’s the end of the week and I’ve had it in my head that it’s been a good week and was wondering what I could post about today. Then I realized something – I have totally ignored my food intake and my exercise this entire week. I don’t know what my weight is currently, […]


Like most people on psych meds, I gained weight after taking them. I read recently that most people gain 7-14 lbs average. Once again, I have to disagree with these statistics based on my own observations. I would guesstimate that 30 – 50 lbs as the average. Unfortunately I went way beyond that. By the time […]

Another Day….Another Post

Oops!  I forgot to make a post yesterday.  The past couple of days have been extremely difficult for me.  For some reason I want to eat everything in the house.  I could easily pull up a chair to an open refrigerator and dig in.  Sweets are the worse for me right now.  It’s been a […]

Hypomania is Back

I’ve been down about the fact that I’m not receiving comments these days. It’s really ridiculous because I abandoned my blog for nearly two years. It took awhile to build up a base of readers at that time, and I shouldn’t consider this to be any different.   My feelings get hurt too easily.  It reminds […]

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