Category: Weight Loss

Follow my weight loss journey and see if losing weight is possible while on psychiatric meds.

Weight Loss Tips with Bipolar

Weight Loss Tips with Bipolar

Let’s face it. It is not easy taking medications that you know causes you to gain weight. Whether it is from being overly hungry or not processing sugar correctly, it’s a big drag when you are overweight, tired, and in pain all of the time. Even depressing. Luckily, I have been successful in breaking the…

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Conversations with the Ob/Gyn

Conversations with the Ob/Gyn

I have lost weight! It is only a pound, and could just be water weight but I don’t think so. I have been careful to eat less and move more this week, and so I think I am well on my way to starting new routines, new habits, and a better way of life. But…

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3-Day Cleanse

3-Day Cleanse

Today marks the first day of a three day cleanse for myself and my husband. I am excited to see if we can make it without having a problem, like dehydration. I take lithium, and so dehydration is a real scary thing while taking this medication. So hopefully I am diligent enough to stay hydrated…

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January 29th Progress Report…

January 29th Progress Report…

I bought a new Fitbit and I am very excited! Will be making changes on my blog and for my Progress Reports now that I have a lot more data to work with…   Measurements Weight: 153.8 lbs Bust: 38 in Waist: 34 in Hips: 42 in Butt: 42 in (-1 inch since last week) Thighs:…

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January 14th Progress Report…

January 14th Progress Report…

I decided to do a progress report this week instead of in 2 weeks because I have had such an interesting week in terms of weight loss, that I wanted to post about it. Measurements Weight: 154.8 lbs Bust: 38 in (+1 inches since last week) Waist: 34 in (+0.5 inches since last week) Hips: 42…

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January 8th, 2017 Progress Report…

January 8th, 2017 Progress Report…

A new year has begun and is underway! Because of this, I will be making some changes to my blog for this year in terms of formatting, and adding a few sections, etc. Measurements Weight: 153.2 lbs Bust: 37 in (-0.5 in) Waist: 33.5 in (-0.5 in) Hips: 41 in (-1 in) Butt: 42.5 in…

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December 9th Progress Report…

December 9th Progress Report…

Measurements Weight: 155.8 lbs Bust: 37.5 in (-0.5 in) Waist: 34 in Hips: 42 in Butt: 43.5 in (+0.5 in) Thighs: 26 in Calves: 14 in (-0.5 in ea) Triceps: 13 in (-1 in ea) Since November 26th… Overall weight lost: 2.6 lbs Overall inches lost: 3 inches Overall inches lost since September: 15 inches…

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Fitness Classes and things

Fitness Classes and things

I have been going to fitness classes as I am part of a incentive program to take as many classes during December. You see, every time you go to a fitness class you get a sticker. The sticker is worth 20 km and Santa and his reindeer have to fly 40 000+ km to reach…

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November 26th Progress Report…

November 26th Progress Report…

Measurements Weight: 158.4 lbs Bust: 38 in Waist: 34 in Hips: 42 in (-0.5 in) Butt: 43 in (-0.5 in) Thighs: 26 in (-0.5 in ea) Calves: 14.5 in Triceps: 14 in (+0.5 in) Since November 13th… Overall weight lost: 1.6 lbs Overall inches lost: 1 inches Lost 9 inches since September Here is what…

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November 13th Progress Report…

November 13th Progress Report…

Measurements Weight: 160 lbs Bust: 38 in Waist: 34 in Hips: 42.5 in (-0.5 in) Butt: 43.5 in (-0.5 in) Thighs: 26.5 in (+0.5 in ea) Calves: 14.5 in (-0.5 in ea) Triceps: 13 in (-1 in ea) Since October 30th… Overall weight lost: 1.4 lbs Overall inches lost: 3 inches Lost 8 inches overall…

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October 30th Progress Report…

October 30th Progress Report…

Measurements Weight: 161.4 lbs Bust: 38 in (+0.5 in) Waist: 34 in Hips: 43 in (+0.5 in) Butt: 44 in Thighs: 26 in (-1 in ea) Calves: 14 in (-0.5 in ea) Triceps: 14 in Since October 13th… Overall weight gained: 2.4 lbs Overall inches lost: 2 in Had a cold and did little last…

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October 13th Progress Report…

October 13th Progress Report…

Measurements Weight: 159 lbs Bust: 37.5 in Waist: 34 in (-1.5 in) Hips: 42.5 in (-1 in) Butt: 44 in (-0.5 in) Thighs: 27 in (ea) Calves: 14.5 in (ea) Triceps: 14 in (ea) Since October 1st: Overall weight lost: 2.4 lbs Overall inches lost: 3 inches lost Here is what I look like: No…

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October 1st Progress Report…

October 1st Progress Report…

Here are my measurements as of October 1st, 2016: Weight: 161.4 lbs Bust: 37.5 in Waist: 35.5 in Hips: 43 in Butt: 44 in Thighs: 27 in Calves: 14.5 in Triceps: 14 in Since September 18th: Overall weight lost: .6 lbs Overall inches lost: 5 inches 3.5 hours of exercise a day (day 14 on…

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The Inception of Manic Mondays…

The Inception of Manic Mondays…

I have lost 3 lbs. I have decided to be a lot more detailed and precise with regards to my weight loss… why leave it to hope and chance? So from Mondays to Saturdays I will work real hard, and Sundays I will rest and measure/re-calibrate/write/plan, etc… and then do it all over again on…

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The first 10 pounds…

The first 10 pounds…

I gained a significant amount of weight after starting to take Epival back in the summer of 2014 (mood stabilizer 750 mg) for my Manic-Depressive disorder (for the first year I was also taking 3 mg Resperidone). I weighed as much as 175 lbs by New Years Day of 2016 (my highest weight ever). My…

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