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Living the dream in Orange County, California with my fantastic husband and our sweet dog! I love, love, LOVE to run (when I'm not running...when I'm out there, I remember how much I love, love, LOVE when my kneecaps don't feel like they're going to fall off...)

Favorite Running Quotes:
- My sport is your sport's punishment.
- According to the surgeon general, it's ok to smoke your competition.
- If you can read this, I'm probably warming up. (Seen on the back ...
Living the dream in Orange County, California with my fantastic husband and our sweet dog! I love, love, LOVE to run (when I'm not running...when I'm out there, I remember how much I love, love, LOVE when my kneecaps don't feel like they're going to fall off...)

Favorite Running Quotes:
- My sport is your sport's punishment.
- According to the surgeon general, it's ok to smoke your competition.
- If you can read this, I'm probably warming up. (Seen on the back of a t-shirt.)
- Where were you at six a.m.? (Seen on the back of a t-shirt.)




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Member Since: 3/7/2012

SparkPoints: 841

Fitness Minutes: 473

My Goals:
- Run a 5k
- Lose 50 pounds
- Be a contestant on a Japanese game show
- Make at least one person smile every day

My Program:
I work out at least 3-4 days each week for 30-60 minutes (longer on the weekends). I have 1 hard and fast rule - do not skip more than one day in a row.

I eat small snacks more frequently throughout the day as opposed to the usual breakfast/lunch/dinner.

I make sure to make time for my family and will sometimes skip a workout to spend time with them in the mornings.

Personal Information:
Originally from the Pacific Northwest and now trying to survive in LA.

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March 26, 2012 - 189lbs
July 10, 2012 - 179.4lbs

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LANEYTHEGIRL
10/9/2012 8:48:43 PM

Patricia, just read your thread on stress. I know you've gotten a lot of responses and I didn't have time to read through them all. I thought I would put in my two cents. I'm a single mom and I recently went through a very bad break-up that left my life a financial mess. Work has also taken a turn for the worse with us not knowing day to day what will happen and if we will have jobs. I also suffer terrible insomnia. There are three things I do that help me cope.

1. I make exercising and eating well my TOP priority. No excuses. That means other things fall to the wayside and other parts of my life sometimes suffer. But it's that important to me.

2. I find ways to get enough rest. That means sometimes telling people "No" or rearranging my work schedule or even letting laundry pile up on a particularly stressful week.

3. Most importantly, I keep things in perspective. I understand you have all this stress from your job, but it's a job. You have to find mental exercises to leave it behind. Do whatever it takes. Meditate, cry, read, talk yourself off the ledge, check in with a friend who keeps you in check, look at someone who has a stressful job but doesn't seem stressed.

There are no easy answers and at the end of the day you have to DECIDE not to let stress ruin your life.

Comment edited on: 10/9/2012 8:58:24 PM

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NIXY72
3/13/2012 9:49:29 AM

Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've been on SP for just shy of six months now and am amazed at the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received. This is a fabulous site and you will be astounded at what you get out of it if you give it your all. From recent experiences I can absolutely say that there is no mountain too high to get over, no hole too deep to get out of. And cliches aside, you are truly capable of anything!

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