2012 Report Card & Stress

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

01/01/12 - 257lbs
03/13/12 - 261lbs
04/03/12 - 264lbs
05/08/12 - 257lbs
05/15/12 - 256lbs

I finally got back to being under my Jan 1st weight. Go Me!! My goal is no more waffling, but instead, steady progress in the right direction for the rest of the year. At the worst, don't gain.

Looking back I see when I was super stressed Mar & Apr, it shows because I packed it on. Stress Mgmt is something I'm going to be mindful of, and research, this week.

I just looked and there is no SparkPeople "Lifestyle Center" for Stress Mgmt. I know there is a group of articles somewhere, though.

I do not have time to join another team such as the stress team; I am leaving teams, not adding them.

Here are some search results that look promising for future blogs this week. If you know of an excellent article off-site, please sparkmail me the link. I had some really excellent, scientific ones which I lost due to computer failures.

My assignment for Wed-Mon is to follow up on stress articles, and to come away with take-aways I can implement in my life (deep breathing immediately springs to mind - WHEN DID I STOP DOING THAT?? WHY!!???). I will also be looking scripturally and doing word studies in the Bible.

7 Simple Stress Busters
Is life becoming too hectic? Do you need to relax, if only for a few moments? Here are 7 stress busters to help you cope.

De-Stress in 3 Minutes or Less

Emotional eating happens when you lose your connection to your grounded self. Stress itself is not what makes you reach for something to eat.

Squeezing Your Stress Away

Looking for a simple way to relieve stress that doesn't take a lot of time? Using a stress ball is your answer. In fact, you can use it while reading this article.

10 High-Stress Personality Characteristics

Find out if you're stressed out--and get ideas for doing something about it.

''My Fitness and Stress Went Hand in Hand''

Once Elaine reduced stress, fitness came easy to her.

Stress Relief

Stress Relief10 High-Stress Personality Characteristics, 13 Ways to Maintain Your Brain, 31 Days to Less Stress, 7 Simple Stress Busters, Are You a Workaholic? and other ...

Become a Stress-Busting Machine!

At SparkPeople, we believe that chronic stress has negative effects on your health, weight and overall happiness. But a simple program of consistent stress ...

Beat Stress, Weigh Less

Eating better and exercising may not be enough to help you slim down. Find out which sneaky abit may be undermining your weight-loss efforts--and what you ...
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    Good blog post Carol, we can all take advantage of your research. It's good to see you are recognizing where the stress caused you to go up again. That in and of itself is a breakthrough....and I hear you regarding "Teams" time is short and trying to get totally involved in them has become an actual source of stress for me....sounds like a good plan, I will be dropping several today too! It's not that I don't want to be involved, it just keeps me sitting here longer than I need to be or want to be each day...
    2134 days ago
    Carol, I'm thinking of leaving teams, too. Gosh, I'm only on 3, but even that seems to be too much. I love SP, but I just can't seem to work it into my day, anymore. Then, I feel bad & try to catch up. So far, I haven't figured out how to make the time.

    My job is stressful, my time seems non-existant, and my weight is stuck. I am thankful that I haven't gained (yet).
    I appreciate these articles. As soon as I find some time, I am going to return & read ALL of them!
    2135 days ago
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