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My stress of the day

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today's stress: I'm still sick upon waking up, no better...when I'm I going to get better? I need to get back to work!

A plumber is coming between 12:00 and 1:00. I need to clean the bathroom so I won't be too embarrassed! I'm so sick, but I can't stand having anyone in the house. I did the best I could, it would take many days to clean this house. I'm tired of being sick, I'm tired of a dirty house, I want my house to be new and improved.

Our state is in the worst drought...my lawn is dying, my plants are dying...I'm a gardener, how can I garden without water? My lawn needs to be mowed, but I'm too sick to mow it! My husband can not mow because of his heart issue!

Thinking through these issues today, I know I will get better, the plumber was a very nice man, but I'm glad I cleaned the bathroom, I'm making a plan to at least try to paint a bathroom soon, I have no control over the heat ( today it was 103) and drought. This too shall pass.

Today I made plans to get back to the gym by next weekend. On Saturday there is a Pilates and Gentle Yoga classes taking place in the morning. On Sunday morning a Mixed Levels Yoga class. I think this is a good place to start. I don't take classes at the gym, I usually do TRX with my trainer and ride a stationary bike 2x a week. I need to get back with my training routine, but I thought a few classes might be fun and rewarding.

  
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MRS_TOAD 7/26/2014 9:08AM

    I'm so sorry to hear you are still sick. Take care of yourself as best you can and try not to worry about everything around you. It's easy to say and so hard to do.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/26/2014 6:51AM

    Baby steps. New day. New opportunity to celebrate and savor moments. Don't overthink things. Just embrace TODAY! emoticon

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Stress - blog 1

Friday, July 25, 2014

This will be a journal about stress in my life that is affecting my body's health and wellbeing.
1. I have been working 52+ hours a week for several months...this gives me no time for anything fun (or me time)! My house is cluttered and dirty! I became very ill last Saturday and have not been able to work (if I do not work, I do not get paid)!

2. My husband has been in poor health since May ( he has a oral surgeon, cardiologist, urologist, and gastroenterologist all in the matter of a few months)! I am sick with worry...I'm trying to think positive, but it is difficult!

I'm so stressed out I started drinking too much, not eating enough, quit going to training and have not exercised at all! No wonder I have the worst cold I have ever had! Also gained 10 pounds! When your sick and have time on your hands you think, reflect and try to come up with a solution (well, at least I do). I joined several new teams today...1. The Stress Busting Challenge (assignment this week is to have a journal and blog about what are my stressors), take a stress test ( this is a test to find my level of vulnerability to stress), at the end of my first week I need to review my journal and set up some stress busting goals. I will be sharing these goals with the team in the Week 1 forum.

It is time for me to find time to relax my aching body and soul. I need to be in the moment and not think about what has passed and what might be in the future. The world is a mess right now and it is difficult to find good news. I must remind myself I have no control over anything or anyone. I wish I could wave a magic wand and stop all the suffering in the world. I know no one has this power. I can only control me and right now I'm not doing that very well. I plan on working on busting through the stresses in my life, by learning some copping skills emoticon emoticon

  
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MISSPEACHES3 7/26/2014 5:42AM

    Love your background picture.

So sorry that you are going through all of this.

I do know that stress will make a person ill.

Your background picture says, "....... you can adjust your sails'"

Wishing you a lot less stress and many blessings.

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MRS_TOAD 7/25/2014 9:49AM

    You are going through so much! Know you are not alone. emoticon emoticon

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/25/2014 6:34AM

    emoticon emoticon Together we CAN and we WILL. Love your background Alexia.

Don't join too many teams that you can't give your best to YOU and your team and maximize the return you know?

BIBO (remember my mantra? Breathe in - breathe out) and know that Spark and your friends here is a safe haven.

Sending good thoughts, prayers and fairy dust wishes that ALL your stressors become better. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day 1 BLC - 23

Thursday, September 26, 2013

emoticon I had a great first day of this 12 week challenge. I was so excited did my weigh-in 140.0 lbs., went to the gym for an hour doing strength training, and tracked all my food I ate.

I'm really looking forward to our weekend challenge which consists of tracking our food intake, doing exercises to rack up fitness minutes, and post on our chat thread in order to get to know our team mates. Sounds very doable to me! The challenge is from Friday to Monday. The challenge for me is to stay focused on the challenge and not all the stuff I need to do!
I'm doing this challenge for me so I need to put it on high priority. The stuff will still be there after I get my workout done!

Here's to a great round with the Spies!

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/28/2013 8:37AM

    What a great start! emoticon

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KIN59VARA 9/26/2013 7:55PM

    So glad you have had a great start! Welcome to the Spies they are a wonderful group of people.

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FITAT50 9/26/2013 7:43AM

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GRACEISENUF 9/26/2013 1:46AM

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I came to turn off my computer and go to bed and saw you had posted a blog, glad I didn't miss it.

You are on a roll...way to go!

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Pressing Forward Again

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Pressing Forward Again

Funny thing happened after reaching my goal weight, you guessed it I gained 14 pounds! How could I have done this to myself after working so hard for years to get to that goal. Unfortunately I'm like millions of other people.

When you reach your goal weight your journey does not end. You need to have the strength to continue your healthy journey. It takes hard work and determination. I guess I just sabotage myself. Thinking I was strong enough to do it on my own. Well, I was wrong! So I have come home to Sparkpeople and have signed up for BLC -23 team! I'm very excited to dedicate myself to the hard work and dedication that is expected. This is a 12 week challenge. "Participation not Perfection" is the mantra. Weekly weigh-ins, Last Chance Workout, Tight'n and Tone, Weekend Challenges as well as posting on the team's page.

So after taking measurements, weighing, and taking before shots I'm READY! Let me tell you when I see my photos it is so embarrassing! I decided to post them on my page to reminded me to work hard to get back in shape!

Finding time to accomplish exercise and health can be difficult, but it is really just making yourself come first.

Pressing Forward Again

  
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NANA-B-FITZ 9/14/2013 3:37AM

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Make yourself come first, and so will I !!!
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LETHA_ 9/12/2013 7:11PM

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MRS_TOAD 9/12/2013 6:49AM

    Love your motto/mantra. I believe in you! emoticon

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Starting BLC 23 on September 25

Monday, September 09, 2013

I'm excited to start a round with Team BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). I was very successful in the past on this team. The team leaders are so organized and very helpful! I have recently regained 14 lbs after reaching my goal of 130lbs, last year. emoticon I'm back now excited for this upcoming challenge emoticon The team is in training right now, gearing up to the starting date, September 25, 2013! We have been taking before shots, taking our body measurements and weighing ourselves. We are learning good habits already! This is a 12 week challenge, so I'm hoping to get the pounds off.

SparkPeople is my friend always here waiting for my return, never judging me, always giving me support! emoticon

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/12/2013 6:48AM

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MALAMI518 9/11/2013 8:10PM

    It's great that you caught yourself at 14 pounds even though I know that you'd prefer to have stayed at goal.

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LETHA_ 9/10/2013 5:36PM

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STONECOT 9/10/2013 10:28AM

    emoticon back! Isn't it odd that a cyber life, can keep one more focussed and accountable than ones real life!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 9/10/2013 5:17AM

    Wonderful news! Unfortunately your story is one all too familiar to me and many others. There are so many returning BLC'ers Alexia! Welcome home! emoticon emoticon

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