Tag: weight loss

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…

Gastric Bypass Surgery Is No Cure For Depression

Most severely obese people experience much better spirits once they shed weight through a diet, lifestyle changes or medical intervention, such as gastric bypass surgery. This is unfortunately not true for everyone, says Valentina Ivezaj and Carlos Grilo of the Yale University School of Medicine in the US. In an article in Springer’s journal Obesity Surgery, the researchers advise that…

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…

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 June 22, 2014

An Important Announcement The weekend both the name and web address for this blog changed: The new name is “Insights from a Bipolar Bear” The new web address is www.insightsbipolarbear.com Please update your favorites list. 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,…

Is Weight Loss Possible For The Mentally Ill?

The Barriers to Weight Loss Are you having trouble losing weight? I’ve made it no secret that I am. I blog an update of my weight loss journey every week. If you are struggling with weight you are not alone. Over 80 percent of people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, are overweight or…

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…