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Seeing a Nutritionist

Thursday, April 14, 2016      10 comments

I saw a nutritionist today and it was a great experience. She said that my strategies for moving forward right now are awesome and that I already know ev... Read more

Mindful Eating

Wednesday, April 13, 2016      5 comments

Binge-eating disorder has made me look for ways in which I can be a more mindful eater. What I'm really trying to do is address the emotions that are goi... Read more

Forward Progression & Thoughts on Binge-Eating

Thursday, April 07, 2016      8 comments

Over the past week, I've now reached an 8-pound loss and am steadily moving in the right direction. I feel more secure about my ability to move forward a... Read more


Tuesday, April 05, 2016      9 comments

In therapy yesterday, we talked about perfectionism and the 70% rule. It suggests that it's practically impossible to consistently reach 100% or get a pe... Read more

Thoughts Are Not Facts

Monday, March 28, 2016      11 comments

Sorry this picture is tiny, but what it says is basically, thoughts are not facts, and we can learn to question our thoughts, asking ourselves, "Is this ... Read more

Medication Increase & Therapy

Tuesday, March 15, 2016      12 comments

On the wave of this manic phase, I committed to therapy and I saw my psychiatrist and he increased my Topamax which is doing many things for me including affecting my mood, decreasing my appetite, and helping my migraines. So it's a triple win f... Read more

Bipolar I Depression & the Toll It Takes Mentally & Physically

Friday, February 26, 2016      13 comments

This is completely true. What you are believing in any given moment really affects what you achieve in your everyday life. I happen to have severe b... Read more

Charting A New Course in January

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      14 comments

I have 3 days of prednisone left and I've gained quite a bit of weight since I started taking it. I don't entirely blame the prednisone, I know I fell in... Read more

Vision for a Healthier New Year

Thursday, December 31, 2015      9 comments

I went to the doctor before Christmas and got blood work done and got my results back today. Found out that I am healthy and don't have diabetes or high ... Read more

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Monday, December 14, 2015      8 comments

This year staying healthy through the holidays hasn't been this insurmountable task. It's like the song goes, "It's easy once you know how it's done." I ... Read more

Staying Motivated When Life Sucks

Monday, December 07, 2015      13 comments

You can't be on top of the world all the time. I've had some rough times lately and it's hard to keep up your healthy habits when you're depressed & stre... Read more

Overtraining & Learning to Be Patient

Thursday, December 03, 2015      10 comments

I said I was developing a challenging fitness program & I wasn't going to overtrain. Guess what? I got really excited about all of the new and inter... Read more

Starting December Slimmer Than Ever--But Does It Matter?

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      14 comments

So Thanksgiving came and went and I ate a little of everything, including a piece of all three decadent desserts (pumpkin pie and chocolate peppermi... Read more

Health & Happiness Focus

Monday, November 16, 2015      9 comments

I'm nine pounds overweight. At 159 I'll be in the healthy BMI range. But being so close to entering the healthy weight range doesn't mean I don't still h... Read more

Down to the 160's

Friday, November 13, 2015      13 comments

I had planned to wait until the end of November to weigh myself, but I had a spell of depression and anxiety and seeing that I had made it back into the 160's was helpful in moving me forward. At some point I felt like I would never see the 60's... Read more

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