Update; Weigh-in; #Paleo; #Bipolar; New Goal – Excited!
I have spent the time since therapy contemplating stuff. It was a good session. I also signed up for the coping skills class – that starts Monday. According to the psychologist, I definitely have Bipolar 2. That’s good – less severe than 1. The anger stuff may have started out because of the bipolar swings messing with my marital stability, etc, but she says they’ve grown to have a life of their own. We have patterns from 14 years of this stuff & it’s going to be a lot of hard work to learn new patterns. She gave me a lot of great coping skills, and we even came up with a ‘safety phrase’ for Hubby or family (and myself if I recognize, etc) to use if I’m spinning up or down or getting upset & maybe don’t recognize it, or I’m not utilizing my coping skills. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it – my love for a particular scene in Van Wilder that I go and watch when I’m really down & it’s never failed to make me laugh & feel better. So, the ‘suggestion’ will be for us/me to watch that at our next earliest convenience. Since it has such a humorous emotional connection for me, I believe it will be capable of getting through to me without exacerbating my moods. We will see. lol
Still trying to sleep better. Yesterday I had a migraine, so it took a while to get to sleep. I woke up a bunch of times, but it felt so much easier to fall asleep. The black curtains are definitely helping. I do recall dreaming more last night, which is a good sign.
Food is decent. I’m probably pretty heavily into ketosis, which is making my hunger a lot less & I am having a hard time deciding what to eat. Actually, that started a few days ago. Part of the problem may also be that our family was dosed with some flu. Very mild, but since it was all of us, but none of us are eating the same foods as I am, etc, I don’t think it was food poisoning.
Weight was down to 228.6 this morning. Really stoked by new fat loss. I also started looking at the 28 part of that – and thinking how close that is to 200 & how soon can I achieve the 100′s. I foresee a few events/holidays that could prove interesting to negotiate while eating clean paleo, but I’ve done it before. Because I know they are coming, I can plan for them & I will always have a backup plan at the ready in case I need it. 29 pounds to the 100′s. After that, only 25 pounds or so to my ultimate goal. Dude, it’s so close!
I know I can. I know I can. I know I can!
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