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Handling Stress Better


Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I've been experiencing a great deal of stress at work lately, and I've been dealing with it by eating whatever I want, whenever I want. So, while I've been very good about doing my 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge, I haven't lost any weight. I do feel more fit, but my clothes are still too tight for comfort.

And all the while, I've been tracking my food, but I haven't been staying within my calorie range. That stops today. What's the point of tracking if I'm not going to make good use of the information it provides me? Nope, today I start to stick within my calorie range.

I'm also going to work on handling the stress better. My first move it to put it all in perspective. I mean, I work for a company that makes video games, for goodness sake--it isn't as if the fate of the world hangs in the balance of my spreadsheets and schedules! I need to remember that, plus the fact that I have a life outside of this job. It's important for me to exercise to keep loose and calm. So I need to get back to working out in the morning before I head to the office.

I'm also going to take the excellent advice of one of my SparkFriends, and spend more time with my pets. Petting a purring cat goes a long way toward lowering my blood pressure, for sure!

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OFFICIALOLDY 8/7/2012 3:45PM

    I'm glad things are going better. You came up with many good, healthy ways to deal with the stress you are experiencing! I think that morning walk could really set you up for, if not a great day, at least a day you can successfully deal with. You are on the right track with those strategies. Good for you!! emoticon

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