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February 19th 08, 04:42 PM
All about you health
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In 1994, when I hit bottom and first went on Prozac, I weighed 125
pounds. Two weeks ago I weighed 186 pounds. Today I weigh 180 pounds
-
thanks to the new About Bipolar Disorder Weight Loss Incentive
Program!
It's a fact: the medications used to treat depression and mania do
cause
weight gain. And that excess weight can be extremely hard to lose,
because the medications are fighting our efforts. Researchers have
found, for example, that weight gained from SSRI medications like
Prozac
can be difficult to lose even after the person is no longer taking
the
drug!
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Too many doctors seem to be taking the position that "being fat is
better than being depressed." But they're missing some important
points:
1. Being fat IS DEPRESSING; and
2. Being fat is unhealthy!
In my own case, the 60 pounds I've gained (from a combination of
bipolar
medications and quitting smoking) have sent my cholesterol
skyrocketing.
So now I have to take medication for that! I have a genetic
predisposition to high cholesterol, but as long as my weight was
under
control, my cholesterol was, too. If I can lose the weight, I can
probably get off Zocor. It will be better for my heart. It will be
better for my back (which thinks I'm pregnant because of supporting
so
much belly weight). It will be better for my circulatory system. It
will
be better for my feet. And it will be immensely better for my
self-esteem.
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If this sounds familiar, then you know what I'm talking about. Maybe
you, like me, have tried to lose weight on your own, failed, and
become
discouraged. That's why we have decided to make this a team program -
so
we can support each other while we develop new eating and exercise
habits and fight the dangerous weight-gain side effect of our
medications.
Joining the Clubs
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We've set up two groups: The Weight Loss Club and the Walkers Club.
If
you want to include walking in your weight loss program, join the
Walkers Club. If walking isn't right for you, join the Weight Loss
Club.
You'll still need to exercise, but you can choose something other
than
walking. Depending on your selection of primary exercise on the Sign
Up
Form, we will put you on the correct roster.
Here are the links you need:
Join the Bipolar Weight Loss Program
Weight Loss Club Member List
Walkers Club Member List
The Program
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The Bipolar Weight Loss Incentive Program is a work in progress. Kim
and
I are still brainstorming, and we're eager to have your input, too.
(If
you have ideas, post them here!) But we've got a good start, and here
are the details so far.
* Community Support
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Members of the Weight Loss and Walkers Clubs will be divided into
teams,
each with a team leader. Leaders will be responsible for starting
threads that their team members can respond to about their
accomplishments for the week, and working to motivate their teams. By
the way, there's no competition involved with the teams - we just
felt
that by breaking the members into groups with leaders, each person
could
get more individual attention and support from his/her team leader
and
other team members.
* Weekly Tips
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Every week we will be posting links to tips on goal-setting, sticking
to
your goals, walking and other exercise techniques, dieting ideas and
more. We started, appropriately enough, with tips on keeping your New
Year's Resolutions. Here are this week's tips.
* Chat Support
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We'll be holding at least one weekly chat for the Weight Loss group
(both clubs). Teams that want to chat together can arrange meetings.
If
you would like to volunteer to host a Bipolar Weight Loss chat
session
once or twice a week, please contact me.
* Members' Recipes
We'll publish club members' original diet-safe recipes whenever we
get
them. Here's where to submit recipes.
Other ideas in the works include publishing individual pages with a
member's name or nickname, "before" photo (if desired), beginning
weight, goal weight, medications and other information the member
wants
to share. I'll also be hunting down and/or creating good record-
keeping

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Weight loss for someone taking medications to control depression and/
or
mania won't be easy to accomplish. I don't expect to lose 6 pounds
every
two weeks from walking and watching my diet. I'm in this for the long
haul. And that's why this type of program is important - one where we
who know each other's unique problems better than anyone else can
support each other as we go forward.
So the only question is: What have you got to lose? Join us!
Originally published January 13, 2001
Updated January 26, 2001
LyndaNP
Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way
they appear to be, but the way they actually are.
- Robert J. Ringer

cybercat
February 19th 08, 05:46 PM
"Loss weight" > wrote in message
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>
> All about you health
> http://www.freewebs.com/loseweightprogem2008
> In 1994, when I hit bottom and first went on Prozac, I weighed 125
> pounds. Two weeks ago I weighed 186 pounds. Today I weigh 180 pounds
> -
>

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