Hi everyone!! I new to this support forum and 3FC in general.
I've struggled with Bipolar II pretty much since I first got to high school. That was also when my cycles of dieting and binging started. For me, the two have always been very closely linked. When I'm up, things are great, I eat less, I'm happy, I work out more, the weight drops off pretty easily. But when I'm depressed, some days all I can manage is to go somewhere to buy a takeout order of something fried and greasy, crawl back in bed, and eat it while watching sitcoms.
These days after years of medication and therapy (though I'm not currently on either at the moment), I've learned to much better recognize my emotional states and triggers. The past few months, I've been feeling great, losing weight quickly through logging calories, eating healthy and exercising, getting fit. I dropped 10 lbs in April.
But then a weekend trip derailed me, triggered the depression, I gained most of the weight back in the past 2 weeks, and sure enough, last night, I was back in bed with a bag of Doritos and Portlandia.
That's why I joined this forum. I'm so sick of all of the endless cycles. I'm proud of how far I've come with my diagnosis and that I'm now off medications, but I wish that my weight and eating patterns would just stay where I want them to!
Anyone else going through something similar here? I could really use the support!