Group photo
Author:
URBANAUDREYE's Photo URBANAUDREYE SparkPoints: (127,333)
Fitness Minutes: (56,936)
Posts: 8,195
10/30/14 4:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
DEFINITELY happens to me. BIG TIME! My first way to tackle it is to increase the frequency of my therapy sessions. It seems to be helpful to vent about things and my feelings, determine if there's a cause to lead into the swing, or if it's just the natural fluctuation. I try to get out and away from the house as much as I can to beat the feelings that being confined retains. Even if you're on the downslide, be sure to surround yourself with friendly faces and try to remain as involved as possible. As hard as it is, try for a little optimism.

Obviously, the more involved you get, the less likely it is that you're going to binge.

Audrey
NEPA - EST

My 5% goal

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


Winter 5% Challenge Plan
MINIMUM 10 active minutes daily
Full Body strength training 3x a week
Only eat when hungry.
Drink that water!!!

EL for Winter 2018 5% Challenge Weight Warriors

Co-Leader of Living with Bipolar Disorder
Join Us!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1831


Leader of Northeastern


 current weight: 211.0 
234
209.25
184.5
159.75
135
SMILLER1710's Photo SMILLER1710 SparkPoints: (6,378)
Fitness Minutes: (3,030)
Posts: 128
9/8/14 10:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm an emotional eater (nature's practical joke on someone with BP, right?) and when I'm really down I want to eat chocolate and salty foods. When I'm really up I want the same. I find that walking, knitting or crocheting (even if I have to force myself), drinking a diet soda or doing something to engage my mind and hands seems to help at least until the urge goes away

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions

Sue



 current weight: 182.8 
220
200
180
160
140
ONEMONSTERSMOM's Photo ONEMONSTERSMOM SparkPoints: (58,630)
Fitness Minutes: (52,129)
Posts: 2,536
9/7/14 10:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I find I slack more on the upside and the beginning of a depressed mood. After I'm down for a bit I try everything to get out of it.

Life is what you make of it. Choose to be happy about something Now! Choose to make your life an adventure.


 current weight: 188.0 
190
175
160
145
130
LARISSA238's Photo LARISSA238 SparkPoints: (82,676)
Fitness Minutes: (77,788)
Posts: 8,086
9/7/14 8:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
When I'm depressed, I like to go for a walk. It helps with the depression and it's good exercise. Just a short walk (10 minutes) is good, but I usually do more. I need to get back out there... I've been slacking off. You know what? I'm going to go for a walk now.

~Rissa, AKA Diane


5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Winter 2018 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall, Summer, Spring, Winter 2017 Challenge Leader
5% Challenge, Cloverleafs Fall 2016, Member.
Pacific Time Zone

Co-Leader of the Living With Bipolar Team!

"Learning to Love Yourself is the Greatest Love of All" ~Whitney Houston


I'm training to do a marathon!!! Please donate to help me out! online.ccfa.org/goto/DianeY


 current weight: 191.2 
201.8
199.15
196.5
193.85
191.2
BLUEJAY1969's Photo BLUEJAY1969 Posts: 9,497
9/7/14 7:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do this on a small scale...... I get really scared that I am going to fall off the wagon and it scares me bad enough that on the bad days I just absolutely mentally beat myself into exercising and eating the right foods! It's not easy because I am an ultra rapid cycler and flip moods every 3-4 days! If I blow it I'll get absolutely nowhere fast and I can't live life at the bottom any more. I have to talk to myself for a couple of hours some days to get motivated but I do it no matter what.

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
Jeanne


 Pounds lost: 22.6 
0
47.25
94.5
141.75
189
EIGHTHNOTECHOIR's Photo EIGHTHNOTECHOIR SparkPoints: (764)
Fitness Minutes: (745)
Posts: 12
9/7/14 5:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am noticing that when I'm low/depressive, I get really apathetic and angry and don't care about my goals to be healthy, its like I'm this other person who would rather just gain and gain and gain and then disappear from the planet without making any impact.

But when I'm up/happier (not manic, just happier, an upswing) I feel like I'm motivated and inspired and ready to do all the fitness-y things and track and do and walk and dance and run and do all I can, all I need to make my body feel like home.

Its tied to my mood and it swings back and forth, does this happen to any one else? Is it just me? How do you push through the low times anyway, and not fall off the wagon and start over and have this serial restart pattern in your track record with no vison/follow through of finishing/reaching goals ... etc?

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Living with Bipolar Disorder General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
11/30/2017 10:41:19 PM
10/25/2017 11:17:24 AM
5/1/2018 1:54:46 AM
7/31/2017 2:30:59 PM
7/1/2017 11:21:54 AM



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1831x59073086

Review our Community Guidelines