My Current Status

Just a brief rundown of what's currently happening in my life. Everything changes so much (like my weight! haha, and my diet, and exercise, and all that), so I thought I'd put it in a nutshell here.

Diet: Currently, I am not counting calories or Points, or anything like that. Ever since I started my bipolar meds, I have stopped the emotional eating/binge eating, and it has helped me tremendously! I don't measure food or count calories or anything, but I've returned to my goal weight over the last several months. I'm still eating whatever I want; and I try to eat four times per day--breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime treat.

Weight: I've been maintaining 131-134 for about a couple of months now, and I think this is where my body likes to be!

Exercise: I stopped running in February when I realized I totally dreaded it. I wasn't finding any joy in running anymore, so I am taking an indefinite hiatus. Now, I just live an active lifestyle (staying busy) and occasionally going for a walk with a friend or something like that. I don't know if I'll run again, but I'm not going to force myself to, and I'm happy with that!

Mental Health: I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder earlier this year, and the new medication has made a world of difference. I haven't felt depressed at all since the new meds! My anxiety is still rather high, but I'm hoping to cope with that through more therapy. Therapy has done wonders for me as well--I have learned some really insightful things about myself and it has helped me accept (and even embrace) the bipolar diagnosis.

Family: Everything is going well. Noah started 8th grade and Eli started 6th grade in September. Jerry and I are happy--we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary in August :)

Pets: Monica passed away in July. She was in the end stage of liver cancer, and I made the decision to have her euthanized. It was awful, and I'm so sad that she's gone, but I'm glad she was with us for the last year of her life. So now it's just Joey (our dog), Phoebe (our orange tabby), and Estelle (our tortoiseshell).

I think that's about all that's going on right now! I'll keep this page up to date as things change.

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