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 with weight, and more specifically, motivating me.
Here is Last Week’s Fitness Update:
Overall I did pretty well this week. There were a couple of days that I went way over my daily allowance, then I balanced them out with A LOT of walking during the first part of the week. I had planned to go down to the beach on Wednesday and Thursday so that was disappointing that I didn’t get some beach walking in.
On Friday the 4th of July (Independence Day), Maurice and I went to his parents’ home in the desert. We had planned to go on a nice walk when the sun went down, but that didn’t happen either. There were just a few of us but his parents cooked sausages, chicken and ribs. I’m pretty proud of myself. I ate more than usual, but kept myself under control
On Saturday I weighed in and lost 0.4 pounds. Normally I’d have been disappointed, but considering it was a holiday week and I had a large salty meal the day before, I’m just happy I didn’t gain.
Original Maximum Weight: 303 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
This loss/gain this week: -0.4
Total loss so far: -47.0
Current weight: 256.4
For Those Familiar With Weight Watchers :
Total Daily PP Allowed: 48
Weekly PP: 49 Weekly PP Left Available: 26
Weekly Activity Earned: 54 pp