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I, of course, am vowing to ďstart againĒ tomorrow. I already ate half my calories today with breakfast. Lots of sugar too (French toast and syrup). I use the lose it app. It sets my calories at around 1600. Thatís manageable if I donít eat too high calorie during the day, knowing Iíll be hungry and snacky at night. Itís especially hard right now that I am out of work because I am so bored I want to go out to eat just to get the hell out of my house. This upcoming week I will have my son with me because he is on spring break. So that might convince me to eat in the house more often. I also have the meal kit so I can make dinner. The meals are kind of healthy depending on what you pick.

I want to lose ten pounds initially. That will put me back at the weight I was before my back surgery. Then I want to lose ten more pounds. That will put me at an even 200. I have no hope of going lower than 200. Iíve only been able to do that through extreme dieting that Iíve done when manic.

I am slowly gaining strength back in my legs. Right now I got up to walking a quarter of a mile. I am hoping to go farther than that tomorrow. Iím not sure if I can go to the gym yet. I do the recumbent bicycle for half an hour usually but Iím not sure my legs are strong enough for that.

I hope this doesnít get moved. We had a diet thread awhile back but it got moved and I for one didnít ever go to the other forum to find it.
I hope it sticks around too. Our physical health goes hand in hand with the mental aspect and weight issues seem to be a symptom for many with bipolar disorder or similar disorders on the spectrum.

Enjoy spring break. I also hope you continue to recover. That will make getting active easier.
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Today was a good day physically. I slept more than I would like, but I was also active. It was raining most of the day, so that limited my exercise options.

Exercise: ran up and down the stairs, leg lifts, crunches, and pull ups
Sugar: No desserts. Fruit cup with lunch
Other: Good water intake today
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Terrible eating again today but Iím starting over tomorrow. I did walk .35 miles today. Farthest Iíve walked since my back surgery! So thatís nice. Go back out tomorrow and walk some more!
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Well I got some exercise in today. I put down some mulch in my front yard, that took a lot of effort and wore me out. After that I did my first cut of the season...I mowed my lawn! I was beyond worn out after doing so. But I got it done. However, I ate four tacos for dinner and had ice cream afterwards.
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The first day of my new diet went fairly well. I was hungry and wanting to nibble the first half of the day so i just crunched celery and swilled water and tea. The second half i had a stomach ache so i wasn't tempted. I had a protein drink with breakfast which is good as i'm trying to be a vegetarian again. I exercised gently. I'm very fragile physically and will only attempt to exercise three times a week.


Last night i looked into fear of dieting online and came across a good site. It said to frame it in a positive light and always remind yourself of how you will feel when you're at a healthy weight. I'll feel pretty, feminine, attractive, sexy, active and healthy. There is a five minute audio of positive affirmations which i've been enjoying. It said to try and cultivate an attitude of excitement and anticipation towards dieting, rather than dread. Cool.


Bizi: Congrats on all your success with intermittent fasting. Fifteen pounds in five weeks is excellent! Way to go! I don't thing IF is for me tho.


Fern46: Good for you with all the exercise! You must be really strong, to run stairs and do pull-ups. I love strong women!


gina_re: Great job with the strenuous yard work!


WildFlowerChild25: Tomorrow is a new day. Keep trying and i'm sure you will succeed!
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6lbs doesnt seem like a lot until you feel miserable in your clothes. It is the same for me. I'm more concerned with the trajectory. You swim a lot, right? That's such great exercise. I wish I swam more. Looking forward to the pool opening back up for the summer.
I used to swim 3x a week but only for 10-15 minutes due to Fibromyalgia. Now my leg stops me from any exercise and it will remain so for at least a month. Going into winter here so itís the heated pool down the road or a wetsuit in the ocean. I used to do yoga too. Yet despite all this exercise I still continued to gain weight. Frustrating.
Good luck with swimming once the pool opens.
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I'll jus say... back pain from chronic pain is the worst

specially if you are forced to bend down to get something accomplished
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Bizi - that's amazing. I'm not familiar with IF. I'll have to learn more. It seems really effective for you

Wildflowerchild - you were as active as you can be and pushed yourself. Way to go!

Gina - that's a lot of work and fresh air too. My husband hurt his back last spring and we had to get a yard service. I was in charge of mowing the lawn. Your story makes me miss it. It was really great exercise

Whatever - I applaud you for being so proactive and working on the mental and emotional aspects of physical health. I feel like any plan is destined to fail unless you can focus on all three simultaneously. Dieting feels more like normalcy and less like a chore when they are in sync. Oh and I did push ups, girl style. I dont know if I mistyped due to wishful thinking or if my phone autocorrected a misspelling. Either way, I'm not able to do pull ups. I was in that kind of shape though once in my life. I did Gillian Michael's 30 day shred video for 30 days. It kicked my butt, but it whipped me into shape and helped me tone up everything quickly. I've considered doing it again. I know I would lose the 6lbs within two weeks easily. I don't know why but it feels like this huge undertaking now even though it is only a 20min or so a day commitment. Maybe I'll do it....

Wander - I'll be watching my kids at the pool mostly so there won't be time for laps, but I always work some in when my husband comes along. I just love the free feeling of floating and soaring through the water

Raging vortex - I can only imagine based on the pain my husband experienced. I say it is pain that ranks in scale with unmediated childbirth. I'm sorry you are dealing with that. Do you do physical therapy?
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I am on track today but I still have to get through the evening. I did get fast food for lunch but I didnít get a whole meal. No French fries. I made dinner from my dinnerly box. It was uninspired. Not very tasty and Iím still hungry. I will eat a bowl of cereal later which will put me at 41 calories over my calorie allowance for the day but oh well, thatís better than the thousand calories I was going over every day.

Iím a little depressed today so I just want to comfort eat but I ate all the chips and stuff like that and didnít buy more while at the grocery store today so Iím trying to be better.
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I am on track today but I still have to get through the evening. I did get fast food for lunch but I didnít get a whole meal. No French fries. I made dinner from my dinnerly box. It was uninspired. Not very tasty and Iím still hungry. I will eat a bowl of cereal later which will put me at 41 calories over my calorie allowance for the day but oh well, thatís better than the thousand calories I was going over every day.



Iím a little depressed today so I just want to comfort eat but I ate all the chips and stuff like that and didnít buy more while at the grocery store today so Iím trying to be better.


Itís so hard not to comfort eat when you feel down. But good for you for not buying more chips. Stay strong!
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