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Thursday Weekly Weigh In


Friday, February 08, 2013

Today I am down another 2.5 lbs. This time it has been over 2 weeks since my scale broke last week. Still super pleased and excited to see a loss on the scale!

I was wondering today, whether or not stress messes with our weight loss journey. I know it definitely puts a negative spin on our healthy lifestyle. I think for my next blog post, I will answer some of my questions on whether stress can affect weight loss. Here are the questions I will explore and report back with:

Can stress directly affect our weight loss?
How specifically does it affect weight loss?
What are some ways that would help decrease stress?
What parts of the body does stress affect?

I am sure this is going to be HUGE when I am done researching this. I am motivated to find out the cause and effect that stress has on my body. I am particularly interested in ways I can find to decrease stress so I can continue my healthy lifestyle.

If you are reading this, what do you do to decrease your stress levels, especially if you have a high stress job and home life?

Here is my Thursday Photo as well. I am starting to see a difference in my face...


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CARPEDIEM1982 2/9/2013 12:14AM

    Thanks, Glenn, for your response to my post. I really appreciate it. I'm so glad that you have found peace with little to no stress. I sure hope I can get to that level at one point. I've never tried meditation, but definitely something I will look into.
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WEARINGTHIN 2/8/2013 5:15AM

    Reducing stress levels: First thing I did was learn a good meditation for me.After 10 or 15 minutes of meditation, my stress level dropped along with my blood pressure. I did this most days in the mornings. Then, I started to realize that my social job and social life were not good for me. I realized I could not stay, seeing one client per hour, hour after hour. So I reitred at the age of 60. I am now home with my wife, and things have been much better in my life. And then, I began a weight loss program and shortly thereafter started Sparking. I've lost 55 lbs, and went off of one of my blood pressure medications. For me, the biggest problem was social anxiety. Now, that anxiety is much more manageable. I don't really worry much about stress any more. I read, write, listen to music, talk to my wife, do crossword puzzles and sudoku, watch movies, and other things. Oh yeah, we got rid of our satellite 2 years ago. Life is much less stressful without TV. I'm convinced the TV and commercial producers don't think very highly of the audience they are trying to sell their shows and products to. That's why you often feel pretty small and incomplete when watching it for hours. These are just some of my thoughts about stress reduction. Good luck to you in sorting yours out. Glenn

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