BF built me a new computer today & the treadmill has been ordered!!
Sounds like a good day :)
I hope the meds help! And the treadmill too! I use mine a lot. I hate it...treadmill is 50x harder than exercising outside. But in the cold of winter, it's a necessary evil for me!
Thanks, Pandas. Jeff, why is it harder than exercising outside?
Mentally, it's way harder. Seems to go on forever, and way too easy to stop. If 2 miles from your house, you have to get home. If tired on treadmill at 2 miles, you can easily stop. It's the mental thing, I think. But I use mine all the time!
I see. All I know is I'm gonna start out slow. Haven't done much of any physical activity (besides yoga) since I was in high school.
Yes, put it on a good walking pace. Somewhere near 4-miles/hour (15-min/mile). That's a brisk walk. Anything to get the heart pumping! And do like 10 mins fast, then an easy walk for long enough to watch a show. Build up! You'll see results quickly!
Thanks for the tips, Jeff! I am super excited to start this!
Good luck with your routine, I know it's very important.
Thanks, Alicia! Routines really are super important for Bipolar peeps. My therapist thinks I'm already on a pretty good schedule. Might not torture myself to wake up at 7AM. Maybe I'll feel different if I can get up & start my day with exercise.
Good news all around! Wonderful :)
Thanks, Alicia! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Sorry, Manda! You'll get through until Friday. Try not to feel too guilty about binging...sometimes it brings some needed comfort.
Thanks, Pandas. Med should be here any minute. I'm laying off the pot to get this appetite under control. Sorry you made yourself ill, KT. I know the feeling.
Oh, that's just beyond sucky! Ugh. So many screw-ups when it comes to mental health, unbelievable!
I caved last night and ate a good deal of chocolate (and crisps -you probably call them 'chips' - and Pringles and soft drinks). I am allergic to cocoa and milk. I felt I'll after. Then follows shame
I had been doing well avoiding the chocolate for a good while. . . I guess I made the excuse to myself that I could fall off the wagon once or twice and that it was unrealistic not to. . . So I empathise. Don't be too hard on yourself. Xxx
I haven't been on too much lately so I haven't seen your latest posts . . .I hope you get your meds sorted. It can be so frustrating when the health system fails you!!
I've been thinking that I should at least read one book by King in my lifetime... But kind of can't bring myself to start. Do you like it?
Which one have chosen?
The Stand is one of my favorite King books...really one of my favorite books at all. Which one are you reading?
I went with Pet Semetary on the recommendation of the phlebotomists I see. So far so good, but I'm not very far in. I hope I like it because he has so many famous novels.
Enjoy the novel Manda Panda!! Xx
Pet Semetary is a good book :) hope you enjoy!
Thanks, Pandas! 💚
Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! ❤️
Good to have a distraction. 😁
How does it work Manda? Hope you are doing well. Xx
Thanks, nixi! I get my meds delivered in the mail so I haven't been able to try it yet. Hope you are having a good weekend! 💙
New meds buddy :)))) Hope it works well! Can't wait to find out.
Thanks, Alicia! Same here! 💖
I weigh between 150-155lbs. Puke. (I don't, but used to. Will never go back there.) Crazily enough, my small Patagonia winter coat fits, & zips!, so I'm thankful for that. I guess the weight is spread out or something? I only crossed 150...
...within the past couple of weeks. Therapist says she thinks I'm lonely. Gee? You think? BF says he is with me as much as possible yet it still doesn't feel like enough. I'm out of the episode. Yay!! I win & yet here I cry. Felt soooo sick when I...
...when I woke up. Headache since yesterday, upset tummy, nauseated. Vaped, so ok for now. Daughter's first Jr High School Play today. 2 performances. $5 to get in so we are only going to the late show. BF's dad will be there. I don't want to miss...
...this. No fever. Sipped OJ that I probably shouldn't have bought. We don't really drink caloric beverages unless you're me. Well, a coffee or tea every now & then. I'm in bed with the mattress cover heater in & I think I'll stay here.
Hugged myself. Lame..
Not lame to hug yourself. Self-love is important. You have to love yourself how you are, even while you strive to be healthy (physically and mentally). You're a strong panda, Manda! You can do this...
Also, I wish you could find an outlet during the day to be around people. I know it's not easy. Volunteering, a yoga class, something so you're less lonely. Easy to say, I know...
Thanks, Jeff. I really do need to come up with something to get me out of the house. My sister has been pushing the volunteer idea for a long time. Will definitely ask my therapist for help with ideas.
Hugging yourself is great. A step towards liking, ( or dare I say loving) yourself
Also glad for you fitting into the coat. Go you!
Thanks, nixi! 💙 My thoughts are so f*cking distorted. I thought there was NO WAY I'd even be able to get it on.
Oh, I guess I might like myself ok sometimes. On a good day.
Planning small tasks, that sometimes helps to fix distorted thoughts. Also, now I crave OJ :) haven't had it for years.
Thanks, paul. I hadn't had OJ in forever, too. Get some!
I find starting small with even just a trip to a café can help to get out of the house. It's human interaction, you can choose to order to takeaway or to drink your coffee in. You can choose to stay and write and read a magazine or to leave as soon
as you have drank your beverage . . . But ultimately, take home point - you are in control of how long the interaction lasts for. I have found it made a difference for me in the past. And maybe it could be an easier/less daunting first step than
volunteering/a regular commitment where you might feel guilty for pulling out of or embarrassed or overwhelmed. . . I guess it depends on how much anxiety the social interaction invokes!!
Thanks so much, KT! I never thought how the time spent is up to me. That does make things easier.
Glad it helped in some small way at least! 🙂 Did you try anything yet? 🙂
Not yet. I'm going to have my therapist help me come up with some ideas.
Even on days you don't like yourself so much. Remember, we like you. And we are cheering for you
Ps. Give me wine over soda or juice. Lol
Thank you, sweet nixi! 💙
Manda. We love you.xx
Big hugs, Manda - so sorry to hear this. Hope therapy session helps you. Thinking of you xx
Thank you, Albertine. My session helped but boy is there a long way to go! xx Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Thank you, my dearest friends. 💚
Small, healthier choices do add up. Try not to get too down on yourself. Being healthy is a long-term goal. I'm feeling really fat myself lately due to all the bad choices of beer and food lately. Blah.
One day at a time. Small victories. I'm rooting for you!
Thanks, Pandas. I guess small victories are a thing to be celebrated.
Treadmill will be great. Have a TV, walk at an incline while watching Netflix or something for a half hour. Boring as hell, but really good for you. And feels good to get the blood pumping!
I'm really looking forward to having it, Jeff. Figured I might as well throw yoga into a daily routine again too. Healthy Panda incoming! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Sounds great, Manda! Jeff, you make me wish I had a treadmill. Or a place to put it. I go for walks daily, but sometimes the weather isn't great, plus I can't watch Netflix outside.
Hi Manda! Missed you...sorry you're not feeling well. Hope you recover soon!
Sorry Manda, love and hugs
Thanks, Pandas. If I don't stop soon I'll see a doctor. Nurse Sis said to use Zyrtec & Flonase. Didn't help. Miss you guys. Lots of love!
if you're on Android, can you leave a lil review on the Play Store, for MoodPanda :-) thank yooooooou
Oh, I'll review too
Hi Manda, just wanted to say thank you for your kind messages on my posts. Hope you are well, hugs my friend
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What's the first thing you're gonna do on WoW Classic?
Nebu- I'm going to meet up with my BF & brother who will be an orc & troll. I'm gonna be undead. Then I'll follow whatever they are doing. Counting down!
Thanks for the hugs, Pandas. 💚
What's Wow classic, Manda? :)
World of Warcraft as it was when it first launched many many years ago.
Oh OK! I don't know much about it! Actually I don't know anything about it! 🙈
Sounds like sooo much fun
It's super duper fun & will suck hours out of your life everyday. 😂
How was WoW? 🙂
Still playing it, KT. Have cut back on the amount of time spent on it though so I'm glad for that. Thanks for asking. Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
That's good! You're welcome! Xx
Glad you have control, Manda! You've been doing so good! I hope you can find an outlet for your daily hours. Maybe take a walk...start short and build up, or go to a park to walk so you enjoy the weather? Or yoga or gym...
...during the day, when it's slower so less people there? Good way to feel better and get energy.
Thanks, Jeff! BF is going to help me clear our trail soon so I can go out there & walk as much as I want. We're just waiting till pants weather. I don't want anything to do with poison ivy risks. Still thinking about the gym thing. I have started...
...yoga back up, but I don't do it everyday. Didn't want to set myself up for failure. Wish I could work out with all you fit Pandas. Would be nice to have a buddy to do it with.
Thanks for the hugs, Pandas!
Well done Manda
I'm so glad you're going to well, Manda Panda. Lots of hugs.
Thank you, Alicia! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
Sounds good on the whole Manda and the plans to exercise to unwind too!