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    CAT-IN-CJ   124,805
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So thankful for SparkFriends!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today's SparkCoach lesson was "Beat Stress Weigh Less" and how stress sets us up to gain weight.

Earlier today while sorting through a stack of papers in my desk, I found a journal entry I made in March of this year, rehearsing all the drama I was dealing with at the time. BINGO! I hit 3 out of the major 4 stressors. So, I did a Stress Test and scored 458 (where 0-149 is low; 150-299 is medium and 300 up is high susceptibility to stress related illness).

Anyway, I am SO thankful that most of those stressors have been eliminated (or I have found other ways to deal with them).

I am on a great plan for losing weight and regaining my health . . . and I am feeling better every day.

Thank you SparkFriends for sharing your experiences and being such an important part of my journey.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSINIT52 11/19/2012 12:25AM

    Thank YOU spark friend! I have been looking back through my spark history trying to figure out why I re-gained all of the weight that I lost and I came to the conclusion that it was pretty much stress that set me on a downward spiral. Or should I say upward. This time , being aware, hopefully I won't let this happen again. Face it though, we will have stress in our lives.
Being lighter should make it at least a little easier to deal with.
Here's to a great week Buddy!

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GOLDENRODGIRL 11/18/2012 7:28PM

    I have been amazed by how quickly I've lost weight from my middle since my separation from my husband. I've heard that belly fat is often due to stress; mine is really melting away since I've gotten away from his abuse.

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