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Bipolar explained in 7 words.

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Born again Buddhist.
Stargazer, dreamer and out of touch with reality.
"Smile, breathe and go slowly." Thich Nhat Hanh

Member Since: 5/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 8,858

My Goals:
Control my blood sugar levels, reduce my blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Update: triglycerides are now in the normal range! I was taken off Humalog and my Lantus has been reduced from 54 to 10 units. Diovan cut in half. A1c went from 11 to 5.

Start going to the Zoo and Art Museum again.
Update: I have been to the Zoo twice and I got a membership!

Swore off all junk food. I eat mindfully.

Stop taking taxis.

Reduce spending. Learn to balance my budget.

Find a hot stud toy boy.

Go to Tahitti with Brad Pitt.

Buy Bra and panties that match.

Be a hot bitchin' Babe!!!!

My Program:
Follow my diabetic nutritionalist's recommendations for a diet with 1200 calories and 130 grams carbohydrates per day.
Eat a balanced and healthy diet.
Modify my diet from the results shown on my Food Tracker, attempting to get enough fat, protein and fiber daily. Stay under 2300 gms of sodium per day. Update: reaching these goals every day!

Increse my walk gradually with a goal of at least 1 hour per day.
Update: I walk at least an hour every day. I have increased my stamina and endurance.

Add some yoga.

Learn more about stress reduction, improving self-esteem and body image.
Update: I meditate everyday and try to live mindfully.

Improve my time management to allow time for reading and getting my priorities clear and in order. Update: I find time everyday to read and keep my house clean.

Personal Information:
Philadelphia is my home town.

My birthday is July 31, 1952.

I am a bipolar non-funtioning artist. I have a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design.

I watch lots of movies-I like independents, period costume dramas, Japanese samurai films and many others.
Update: I haven't had the time to watch many new movies as I'm using my time for more important things.

I get inspiration from cacti, succulents and polar bears.

Take lots of pills and vitamins.

Favorite cat is the Devon Rex. Favorite dog is the Hairless Chinese Crested. Don't own either. Wish I did! I'm allergic. Allergist told me to get an Iguana-I don't think so....

Other Information:
I'm a trained artist. When I am feeling energetic-which isn't very often-I do small mixed media abstract drawings.--Update: I am working on clearing my second chakra in hopes of sparking my creativity.

I talk to every animal I meet and sometimes they talk back.

I love Perlier White Almond bath cream and I smell like cherries in the morning.

I love the sound of rain, thunderstorms and running water.

I listen to solo Japanese shakuhachi flute music.

I've gotten in touch with my spirit guides and totem animals.

My favorite artist is Diego Rivera.

My favorite flower is the Gardenia and my favorite color is turquoise.

The first thing I do in the morning is SMILE!

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