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9/4/14 8:28 P

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i think I may have lost my first accountability buddy due to the fact that I swung low and she is not bipolar. So if someone wants to email me that would be great!

I am 45. married, one daughter (grown), Ultra Rapid Cycler with Anxiety issues. I have been on meds that pretty well stabilize me for 20 years. I am on SSDI as well.

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9/4/14 5:47 P

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I hear you loud and clear. I would like to be an accountability buddy. I too have been on SSDI since 2004. I have many hobbies (gardening, reading, cooking to name a few). I have been on medication since 1988. I am now in maintanence. I am a Master Gardener a recent graduate of the Horticulture Technology program at the local community college.

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9/4/14 12:08 P

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Hello,

I am great at tracking my food when I have to "report" to someone. My new PCP had me track for a month and I didn't miss a single detail on my Nutrition Tracker. Without this accountability, I skip more days than I input...and those normally are not complete.

My weight loss, my motivation to exercise, and my stability is better when I track my food. I become anxious trying to keep an eye on my food without the program, but if I miss a day or two I become annoyed and more anxious with myself for not tracking. Then it becomes a circle of anxiety and guilt that ends up spirally and being overwhelming. So, I avoid everything. This time it even screwed with my goal of having a steady sleep pattern.

I think this is the only forum that will understand the above paragraph, which is exactly why I am posting here. I need a support / accountability buddy that knows the ups and downs and how they affect eating and tracking. I don't want this to be one sided. I want to provide the same support to someone.

I have Bipolar NOS, rapid cycler, but am well maintained on medicine. I am very sensitive to stress and anxiety. I am married but have no children. I do not work and have been on SSDI since 2007. I am 39. I was diagnosed bipolar when I was 14. It would be great to find someone who also lives here but it is not a requirement. My main hobbies are sewing and reading. I post all this because I would like a buddy who is in a similar situation.

Thank you in advance.

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Shalie



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