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WeightLoss Challenge: Mortified & Discouraged

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Chato Stewart: I MUST NOT QUIT
Caption : Is there a conflicting relationship between our belief System & reality?
Weight-Loss and Mental Mental Goals
Wonderful you're back with me on my weight-loss journey (WeightLoss Challenge: 60 Days to a Better YOU). These are the voyages nay, more like my own odyssey filled with epic challenges and tragic weight-gain over mental health compromise.  The story is incredible and giving you some history with me, Chato Stewart at my absolutely lowest:  WeightLoss Challenge: Weight Gain - Suicide By Food).

Now you know the "what I'm Doing" and "why I'm doing it"... Now all I had to do was sign up, get weighed and get started!
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WeightLoss Challenge: 60 Days to a Better YOU

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Wall: Doctor degree Dr. Bob Bob | Chart: (Chato's Annual Body Mass Index BMI)
Chato Stewart: I'm Off the Charts
Caption : The Measure of a Man.
Mental Goals are Slipping
In 2014, my goal was to get in the mind set to stop dieting and change the way I eat for ever.  I did - well, after I caped out at 405. lbs (morbidly obesity).  I was able to get down to 372. lbs on my own.  Then out of the blue came the "BLUES"! woke up one day and the meds did not work and I was in the grasps of a major bipolar depression. At this point emotional eat and bindgeing (Bindge Eating Disorder) slipping... My A1c was 10.8 and my blood sugar was in the high 300's coming at the end of 2014.  Things! have to CHANGE...or
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The Family Stew

Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons

Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons
Here are Mental Health Humor's top 5 "The Family Stew" cartoons. The Family Stew Cartoon series is drawn by me and about me Chato Stewart and about me. Yes, I may be best known for my Mental Health Humor cartoons, but this series grew out of it. It is the balanced of a blend of mental illness advocacy and my psychological disorders mixed with of course "family" issues. Yes, I am  a father, husband, and consumer and I draw from my own funny outlook on life...well at least, I think it's funny.

You can see just how much my drawing style has changed in 12 months with drawing this cartoon series The Family Stew. The bottom cartoon was drawn in January 20014.
Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons
Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons (May)
Top 5 Favorite 2014 The Family Stew Cartoons
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Family Stew Comic Strip: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Family Stew Comic Strip : Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? CLICK FOR Large Cartoon

Sign: (history 101) a question for the ages ? WHY
Caption: Teacher: A question for the ages. One you must figure out on your own!

 
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In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon - The Family Stew seriesOther Brains: (Laughing)
Caption: A question, others may get right away, while you can’t...
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Diabetes and Bipolar is Serious: 10 Foods that Lower Blood Sugar

Sign:  Diabetes Let’s Get SeriousCaption: I was cured of self-injury, until the day I had to check my sugar...(The Family Stew - Mental Health Humor)
Bipolar Disorder can cause dramatic mood swings. Diabetes can cause dramatic sugar swings--thereby affecting mood. Sugar has been that type of a drug for me most of my life. Combine the two and it may be difficult to find stability of mood and sugar levels. Diet has been known to affect mood, that too has been one of my non-nutritional weak points.  But if you are like me, and you are living with Bipolar and Diabetes, and you don't have your sugar under control...well, it's time to take it serious!

It really is life or death.  Diabetes kills, but here are some things I found round the web that might help. With my A1C over 10 and fighting to get my sugar under 300 daily, the following points/information is not hollow...are not just things I read, but things that are helping me get a handle on my Diabetes. Things for you/us to consider:
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What Three Words Need to be Rehearsed to Say to a Police Officer During a Mental Health Crisis (Full Cartoon)

Link to full size cartoon strip: Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewart

Person Videoing one: Oh Ya, this’s on going on Youtube…he is Awesome!Person Videoing two: Is this dinner theater?Caption: Ever been out & seen something so awesome that you just had to stop and video it? #AwesomeStreetPerformer
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What Three Words Need to be Rehearsed to Say to a Police Officer During a Mental Health Crisis #I’mNOTresisting

Chato Stewart: "I'm Not Resisting"Caption: Ever been videoing, the cops show up but the Crazy Guy Knew the Secret Password? #ImNOTresistingContinue: Panel One | Panel Two | Panel Three | Panel Four
In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon series
"I'm Not Resisting" The 3 Words said to Police During a Mental Health Crisis
To stay alive during a mental heath crisis, when the police arrive, do the following. Drop anything in your hands, stretch out...
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Police On The Scene: Three Words Can Save You During a Mental Health Crisis #CopsRbout2beatACrazyGuy

Caption:Ever been videoing a Street performer, then realize he might be mentally Ill & in crisis?. #CopsRbout2beatACrazyGuy #video4sale

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In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon series 
Three Words Can Save You During a Mental Health Crisis
"Police on the scene you know what I mean",  NO the 3 words are not "Ice-Ice-Baby!"
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Are You Having A Public Mental Health Crisis? Did Some One Call the Police? #WhoCallsTheCopsOnStreetPerformers

Police Car 5051: “Dispatch: at scene of disturbance we have the wife here requesting a Psych Eval. The suspect is 10-73 Bipolar and off his meds. We are cocked and locked and ready to approach suspect for assessment with deadly force.”
Caption: Ever been videoing a street performer juggling -then the cops show up? #WhoCallsTheCopsOnStreetPerformers

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In this four-part Mental Health Humor Cartoon series I remember once, while Joan and I were in France in 1996, we came across a castle and in the center of the castle was an open stage that had a guy dressed in yellow and red jumpsuit (as a court jester) juggling all sorts of amazing things. This was long before the smart phone - I had an analog video camera 8mm. Would you of called the police on such a performer?  #WhoCallsTheCopsOnStreetPerformers

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