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:
I couldn’t believe it when I weighed in on Saturday. This past week has been nothing but heavy meals and sweets. It’s also the first week in a very, very long time that I did not track all my meals. In fact, I didn’t keep track of any meals all week.
It was one of those weeks that I felt like I blew it the first few days, so to hell with the rest of the week. I was bloated, my clothes didn’t fit and I’ve felt miserable.
Because I had such an awful week, I decided on Thursday that I would go to my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, but would not get weighed. I changed my mind when I arrived to the meeting. I don’t know why, but I decided to get on the scale certain I had gained at least five pounds. I was in shock when I got on the scale. Yes, I had gained, but it was less than one pound. After all I ate, after getting virtually no exercise, I defied every law of nature and barely gained anything at all. I lucked out last week, so this week I have to get back on course because it’s not likely I’ll get lucky again.
Original Maximum Weight: 303 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
This loss/gain this week: +0.8
Total loss so far: -45.8
Current weight: 257.6
For Those Familiar With Weight Watchers :
Total Daily PP Allowed: 47
Weekly PP: 49 Weekly PP Left Available: ?
Weekly Activity Earned: ?