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 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’m in shock. Last week I lost 3.8 lbs and this week I gained 4.0 lbs. I’ve been hovering at this weight for a long time now. When will this yoyo stop? I didn’t get as much exercise as I have in past weeks, but I also refrained from going over my daily allotment.
The only thing that makes sense to me is that Maurice and I went out to eat the night before weight in. Though most of the food was healthy vegetables, I ate a lot of it. In addition there is the sodium factor, which was included in the food. I hate to make excuses, but that’s the only thing that makes sense. I’m anxious to see how it goes this week.
Original Maximum Weight: 303 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
This loss/gain this week: +4.0
Total loss so far: -46.6
Current weight: 256.8
For Those Familiar With Weight Watchers :
Total Daily PP Allowed: 48
Weekly PP: 49 Weekly PP Left Available: 21
Weekly Activity Earned: 25 pp