Phew…

…that was good.  Did Advanced Live 6 Taebo today with Lou and Kel.  I am hoping to be in the mid 160’s by next week.  I am sticking to my clean eating and exercise.  I am lucky that I kept up with doing some type of exercise.  According to Lou and Kel…I don’t look 172.8.  Thank Goodness for muscle tone.  Tomorrow Kellie and I will be doing Advanced Live 5 again.  We both like the floor work that is in that workout.  Taebo has aged well…to say these workouts are 11 years old they are still fun and motivating.  We all like the workouts because there are real folks in them and it feels like we are in a real class.  I will eventually post an updated picture of me…as much as I don’t want to…I think it will be good to motivate myself to continue on.  I’m tired…I believe I will sleep well tonight.  Dinner was some mild wings with a small salad.   I still like to eat this way…so I dont know why I stopped.
Now…i was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder.  I actually have more low periods than manic periods.  So the doctor gave me Depakote and Seroquel.  I feel good…the medicine is actually working this time and is taking care of the crowded feelings in my head.  I can think straight and don’t  lose my train of thought while talking anymore.  It had gotten to the point of desperation with me.  I didn’t know what was wrong so I self medicated with alcohol and food.  The side effects of these drugs is weight gain.  One of them actually causes diabetes in some people.  I’m not too cool with that since I have diabetes on both sides of the family.  If I continue with these meds I may have to eat like this (low carb) for the rest of my life.  I want to see if there are other treatments that will not have such dire effects.  I know that I can control the weight gain…I’m too vain to let myself gain an additional 40 pounds.  I just don’t want to get sick…I will see what eating low carb and exercise does to control the sugar levels.
I need a shower…I will be back tomorrow…

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1 Comment

  1. TanyaW says:

    Tell the doctor to switch you to Topamax or Zonegran or take both together. They help you lose weight while treating bipolar symptoms & depression. Depakote and Seroquel are the absolute WORST for weight gain and will work against your low carb diet.

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