Hi, I'm Shane. I'm about to start the BFL program. I'm Type II Bipolar, I have Asperger's Syndrome, Borderline Personality Disorder, severe depression, PTSD, and ADHD. These are not excuses, just facts. It wasn't too long ago that just getting out of bed and getting dressed was a real struggle, but I'm doing better now and I know that no matter how hard it may be, nothing is going to change in my life if I don't step up to the plate and make the changes. Be the change you want to see, they say. That's why I want to start the BFL program. That's the type of person I want to be.
Luckily, I've already done a BFL challenge back in 2001 so I know what to expect. I was doing much better with my mental health issues back then so while the program was tough I was able to stick with it. Alas, it's many years later now and I'm in the worse shape of my life. To make matters worse I was put on medication last fall for two months that caused me to gain 20 lbs (seriously) and I just recently got off medication that slowed down my metabolism. Apparently, it's almost impossible to lose weight on this drug. But I'm off it now so I hope the pounds will start to come off.
As with many people, this challenge isn't just about looking better naked. For me it's about turning my life around and triumphing over my various mental problems that keep me from living a fulfilling life. It's about wanting to live instead of wanting to die. I know this is going to be really hard for me, especially when I'm in a depressed state, but my wish is simply that I'll be able to hold onto some hope and see each day through. I hope the folks on this board going through the challenge with me will be inspiring and helpful when I need it.
Thanks for reading and here's to a good start.
Oh yeah, forgot to add that I'm also quitting smoking too. That's another challenge in itself.
Hi shane! Great to see you here, especially with what you've got going on in your life....as you know this is hard regardless of other challenges... I sincerely wish you all the best and hope we can help keep you on track...
Obstacles are the quickest way to decipher the
winners from the losers....
Hi Shane, you certainly have a lot to deal with, I wish you all the best for this challenge.
And I know all about depression, up until last year it was a constant companion of mine, through exercise and a positive mental attitude you can overcome any obstacle.
Best wishes, jeff.
My success is your success.
Well if there's one thing BFL can do for us, it's to make us see we are much more capable of accomplishing things that what we think. Creating so much confidence and helping us to aspire to breaking down even more barriers that are holding us back.
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