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7/21/16 4:58 P

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Welcome! I'm sorry for the loss of your husband... that must have been really hard on you. *hugs* I have the opposite problem with eating- when I'm depressed I don't want to eat and when I'm hypomanic I'm hungry all the time. Good luck with your journey! We are here for you :)

~Rissa, AKA Diane

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7/21/16 8:59 A

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Welcome to the team and thank you for sharing your journey with us! emoticon

We are here to motivate each other, understand each other, but most of all support each other on our individual journey's without judgement. We totally GET it :-) Big hugs for coming back to SP!

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7/21/16 8:34 A

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Welcome to the team! I think you've definitely found the right team to join! We're happy to have you joining us!


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Current Weight 219
Target Weight 208
By When: March 3, 2018

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MINIMUM 10 active minutes daily
Full Body strength training 3x a week
Only eat when hungry.
Drink that water!!!

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7/20/16 5:37 P

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Hello everyone!
I live in the middle of nowhere in central New Mexico. I have been off and on Spark for years, the first time losing about fifty pounds.After my husband died in 2013 I started to put those pounds back on. And kept putting on the pounds. Well, 90 pounds later I am here. I am 31 but have been the same 230 pounds for the last year.

Between having bipolar disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, and a love for food, I have the deck slightly off my side. The arthritis is pretty darn well controlled, but the bipolar is...variable.

So this time around I am using Nutrisystem for the first two months to get my body used to portion control again, then switching back to regular food again. I love to cook, so I have to reign in my tendencies to cook decadently and eating lots of veggies. Two weeks in to the Nutrisystem and I am ready to get cooking, but I am still getting reoriented to how much I should be eating every day.

One sticking point I have is that when I go manic I don't want to eat--too many things to do, thoughts to think, and restlessness galore. On the depression side the only thing I want to do is eat. Either side is bad for business. Knowing real portion sizes and timing of eating is good for me.

Anyway, I am going to take my not-quite-manic self and start on another project: a new blog post.

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