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Friday, February 08, 2013

Hello to all of my Sparkling People!

Wow! Things have been so busy in my world since the beginning of the New Year. So much is happening in my life. Plenty of stress and some things that I can't say if they're "good" or "bad" yet, although most of that really is just a matter of perspective. Whatever is happening right now involves a lot of changes. (No, I'm not pregnant! --Or in menopause, thank you very much! Hey, we're not on The View!*) I'm learning to ride out the stress without letting it be too disruptive in my life. I'm not stress-eating nearly to the extent that I did before finding SparkPeople. So, I've been thinkin'.... How do y'all (no, I'm not moving to the South, either, it's just such a handy little contraction) deal with change, in general and the inevitable stress that tends to come along with it?

So, here it is.... My sparklin' new latest poll question:

Since I started Sparkin', I've learned to manage stress and not let it affect what I eat....

A. Yes, I've mastered it!

B. Yes, for the most part.

C. Meh... maybe a little.

D. No, I still eat like the Cookie Monster.

E. I wasn't a stress-eater before I found SparkPeople.

F. Something else describes me better.... (Do tell!)

Have a Super-Sparkly Weekend! (Yeah, I'm still not tired of that commercial.)

: )

*No disrespect to the ladies of The View. I only made this comment because comedians have quipped that it's their favorite topic. I rather enjoy The View, myself.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PROVERBS31JULIA 10/15/2013 8:24PM

    It varies but usually a C, sad to say... maybe not cookies specifically but most anything will do.

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I've never ever been a stress eater. My outlet has always been exercise or cleaning the house with a vengeance or outside yard work!

Matter of fact...... I got out of bed feeling revamped this morning!
Woke up with a horrific headache this morning and with a combination of a good dose of feel good hormones, a good strong cup of java and a hot shower my energy levels are through the roof!

I've got Billy Preston playing "Will it go round in circles" playing at the moment
I'm going to tackle the house from one end to the other today and get my office organized finally. Already started in fact Laundry is going dishwasher is going bathroom is scrubbed.

Going to grab my breakfast smoothie in a few minutes here.

And...I'll still be going to the gym for my hour this evening as well Meeting my exercise buddy there around seven So I had better get my butt in gear and get this all one huh? LOL


Comment edited on: 2/17/2013 9:41:36 AM

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SIMONEKP 2/14/2013 12:35PM

    F- I overeat when I am happy and content

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/9/2013 1:12AM

    Great question! Somewhere between C and D for me, so actually I guess I'm the "something else" option - I didn't learn to stop stress-eating from SP, but I did used to stress eat. I just learned to control my anxiety better, and once I understood portion sizes and nutrition content better, that took care of stress-eating. It wasn't that SP helped me manage my stress, just that it helped me realize the damage I was doing when I did stress-eat, and so I chose to stop inflicting the damage, if that makes sense, and I channeled my stress into exercising more. So...yes, SP helped, but also, SP didn't help in exactly that way. LOL whatever. That was a fun question to think about!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/8/2013 10:44PM

    B For the most part.

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LIVEDAILY 2/8/2013 4:58PM

    E - I was never a stress eater. Emotional, at times, but not due to stress. If anything, I eat less when I am stressed, which is sometimes worse!

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CARRAND 2/8/2013 4:46PM

    C - Maybe a little.

I never considered myself a stress eater. I just like food, and lots of it. I eat when I'm happy as much as when I'm not happy. But when I think about it, I have sometimes caught myself starting to eat in response to stress. Prior to SP I wouldn't have noticed that. Noticing is not the same as stopping the eating, but it is more mindful eating.

Fortunately, I don't have a lot of stress in my life right now.

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KELTIC-CARA 2/8/2013 4:24PM



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SUSIEMT 2/8/2013 3:04PM

    I hate to say this but it is B, yes for the most part and C, meh...maybe a little. I have my moments sad to say.

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LADY_MARIANA 2/8/2013 2:12PM


and it was a long process to get there but now I can proudly and honestly say "B"

And I can get myself in hand (most of the time) if I find myself slipping down towards the "C" neighborhood.

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JOANOFSPARK 2/8/2013 11:42AM

    B for the most part.*grin* but there are times when what I need more than food is to crawl into a cubby hole and stay there till spring......or maybe not.....but something like that could trigger a bad stress eating binge but now it usually doesn't...

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DIET_FRIEND 2/8/2013 10:54AM

    C. I don't think it was exactly stress that prompted my eating and it isn't now. I just have an unhealthy relationship with food. Maybe from being raised by post-depression parents. I am a charter member of the clean plate club.

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NITTINNANA 2/8/2013 10:28AM

    Definitely B. But when I blow it, I still blow it big-time.

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HEARTBUBBLE 2/8/2013 9:33AM

    C w/progress. Moved up from D

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MANDIETERRIER1 2/8/2013 9:32AM

    C I think I have mastered it a little, but I know I need to be careful or else I will fall off the wagon. (I also like that commercial)

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DALID414 2/8/2013 9:28AM

    B. Yes, for the most part.

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CELIAMINER 2/8/2013 8:36AM


Lately the evening munchie beast has re-emerged, and I'm struggling to tame the beast.

Love the question and think SP should use it!

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KELLIEBEAN 2/8/2013 8:27AM

    F. I am also a boredome eater. I used to be a stress eater years ago, not sure how I flipped but I am learning to manage the boredom eating since joining SP.

and I never get tired of that commercial either!


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ADARKARA 2/8/2013 8:03AM

    E. I was never a stress eater. I'm a boredom eater!

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NEWVINE 2/8/2013 7:45AM


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NILLAPEPSI 2/8/2013 7:45AM

    B emoticon emoticon

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NELLJONES 2/8/2013 7:37AM

    A, but it took a long time and a lot of new habits. Which took a long time.

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SKIRNIR 2/8/2013 6:44AM


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DOVESEYES 2/8/2013 6:43AM

    A- emoticon

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