February 21, 2018

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.

Jerry and I were taking pictures of ourselves making lots of the emoji faces, haha

Updated: February 20, 2018

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. I'm still eating whatever I want; and I try to eat four times per day--breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime treat.

Weight: I'm currently about 10 pounds over my goal weight (between 141 and 144 in general).

Exercise: I am training for the Martian Invasion Half-Marathon in Dearborn Michigan which will take place on April 14, 2018. I'm following my own "First Timer's Half-Marathon Training Plan". I write a recap each week in a series called "Weekly Wrap-Up".

Mental Health: I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in early 2017, and the new medication has made a world of difference. I have mild episodes of depression and hypomania, but nothing like they were before. 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 2017. Jerry and I are happy--we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary in August :)

Pets: Monica passed away in July 2017. 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) with us now.

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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