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Stress Overload and Losing Weight

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I'm stressed. Super stressed. Okay, beyond super stressed. I just changed jobs (woohoo) and am in the process of buying a new home (double woohoo)! But the stress that goes with that is just so overwhelming that I am about ready to collapse from it all. Okay, maybe not collapse, but I did get sick from it.

I went to the doctor yesterday and they took my blood pressure first, 131/98. That's high for someone who hovers around 114/70 on most days. My blood pressure normally goes up a little when I'm sick, but not by that much! Then mom reminded me that I'm under a lot of stress right now, which raises the blood pressure, too.

I had taken some time off from tracking and pushing myself just to focus on one thing at a time...the new job right now. The house doesn't close until 6/17, so I don't have to stress out too much until closer to that time. Although, I had the home inspected on Thursday...the air conditioner is 20 years old...and will need to be replaced in the near future. Just what I wanted to hear.

But with all of this going on, I still lost weight this week! I'm one pound away from the halfway point in my weight loss journey! I'm starting to see huge differences in the way I look and feel. I'm not afraid of wearing clothes that show off my curves anymore and I'm starting to want to pay attention to how I look now.

In is good! Once the move is over, I can rest easily on my new patio sipping a glass of wine while the pups play in the fenced in yard.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/28/2013 11:20PM

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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/27/2013 7:11PM

    Congrats on the weight loss, new job and the new house!!!!!!! Please take time to destress.

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JUDSTERF 4/27/2013 11:55AM

    Just one day at a time. Don't make worries that aren't really there yet or that you might not have control over. Just take time to enjoy your new job and then time to enjoy your new house. Congratulations on the weight loss as well!!! Keep up the good work.

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JLEMUS1 4/27/2013 11:33AM

    Awesome, so happy for you keep on kicking butt!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TKLBRIDGET 4/27/2013 10:47AM

    So many things going on for you! Congratulations on the new job, new house and getting closer to your goals! Do make sure to take some "me" time to relax!
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KALISWALKER 4/27/2013 10:28AM

    I know it sounds like 'good stress' but you have a lot going on. If possible try and get more sleep. Congratulations on your weight loss!

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