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An Introduction to Cyclothymia

What's cyclothymia? It's a mild form of the docs used to call "manic-depression," but which they re-name periodically. Cyclothymics can actually function decently well, and as such often don't know they've got it. If you cycle through highs and lows, are particularly artistic, or that describes someone you love, then read this post in full and please comment with your own experience. I'm still learning, myself.

AN INTRODUCTION TO CYCLOTHYMIA

Knowing the term "Cyclothymia" would have been very helpful to me a few years ago. This essay is plain English and, if I've done a good job, might help people who associate with a cyclothymic relate better to them, and might help a cyclothymic manage themselves better and produce better.

I'm against the "medical-ization" of life. We need medical terms, but we need to be able to explain things in plain English without labeling. Labeling, by definition, drastically simplifies.

Cyclothymia is simple at its roots, simple enough for a plain discussion without medicalization. Here's how it works for me -

Day 7 and No recovery day

On Work in Progress

I am not planning to have any cheat day in my slow carb diet. Also, I will not be having any recovery day in my exercise regime.

I feel having a cheat day will make me crave carbs for the remaining six days and it is always easy to do anything daily without missing out. Inertia at play here, I guess.

For workouts I have active rest with swimming so I didn't feel any real need for a recovery day.

My concern is that I am not eating enough protein. I plan to change this from tomorrow. Today was more like an IF day. Also because of all this tracking the quality of my posts is going WAY down. I must work on these two things.

Day 7/60

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