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I watch 2 hours of TV per day and/or play video games.

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warm bubble bath



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Put my feet up and rest with a beverage, preferable outside if the weather permits with a glass of wine or margarita. Then have a nice bath or shower and turn in early.



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take a walk, meditate



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Depends on how crazy the day is. A cup of tea on balcony, meditation or yoga



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I like to go for a run to rid myself of the stress of being busy

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a glass of wine and a good book



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Read a book or knit, and enjoy a cup of tea.

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Sitting outside and watching the birds.

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Baking, reading or crochet



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a glass of wine and a good book!



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I sit in my favorite chair and watch an old movie.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." by George Eliot.


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public television-no commercials, we get three different PBS channels so there is always something interesting and educational or entertaining

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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snuggle in bed and read a good book



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Long hot shower

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tv



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busy - sit and vegetate

stressful - clean something



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Sparks log in, stream a TV series, browse a magazine, COFFEE

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A shower, dinner, a glass of wine and some TV after exercising.

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I like to putter around in the garden and then watch TV for an hour or two and then finish off the night goofing around on the computer.

Feed your head.


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read, snuggle with my boyfriend, bead jewelry.

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meditate

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I fire up the IPOD to listen to music and grab a stack of magazines to peruse or I read one of my books

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Glass of wine on the deck, listening to the birds sing.

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Read or knit



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snuggle down with a book & a cup of tea.

Never give up.
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watch TV and play games on my iPad



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Play with my cats

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I take a nice hot shower, put on my "jammies" and crotchet while watching TV.



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Read a magazine or good book



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puzzles

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God created us out of love,on purpose for a purpose."

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It depends on my mood, but some things I do to relax are: take a hot shower where I relax my mind, play games on my iPod- which is not as much fun as it used to be except Words with Friends, read when I have the time and mental energy, watch nice funny shows or ones I really enjoy, listen to my favorite music, etc. I don't do any one of these things on a real regular basis anymore, just randomly when the mood strikes me and I need to relax.

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2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015

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read or watch tv or take a shower


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Prayer works, that's for sure!



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A quite ride home followed by a bubble bath!



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Brisk walk and then play the guitar



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Nice long hot shower

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After I get home from work, I take my shower, grab my laptop, and catch up on the daily events in my friends and families lives, then I head off to bed.



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Exercise helps. I also like cooking.

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!


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Well, I'm consistent.............was going to post hot soak in the tub, but I already posted that!
Let me add bubble bath, a glass of wine and aromatherapy and some yoga. I have recently been introduced to aromatherapy oils and boy, do I love them. I even carry a small spritzer in my pocket at work at spray and inhale. Oh, the journeys it takes me to.............so calming.



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Listen to worship music and pray

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Eat dinner and watch programs recorded on DVR.

Chuck

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**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??


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tv works well to decompress

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!


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Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
John 14:6 Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the pow
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A glass or two of wine and snuggle in to a TV show with the hubby.

Time to take care of ME!


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about 45 mins on the computer, dinner with my family and then an hour or so walking or working out!

I can do it!!
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Getting into pajamas early and reading, with my two cats by my side.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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Hot bubble bath and candles and music and NO KIDS!!

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watch tv or sit around talking to my DH and DD

"Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still"


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Read, listen to music, watch a movie, take a long bath, hang out with friends, talk on the phone.

"Turn off your television. Go do something."


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Play hay day or candy crush on my ipad

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Meditate, go for a walk, read, listen to music.

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Reading a book or swimming. emoticon

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Cooking really relaxes me. I love moving around our large kitchen after sitting at a desk all day. I also love to work in the garden, and yes, sitting to read the paper, watch tv. etc.



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As weird as it sounds I go for a run. After I cool down it relaxes me.

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read a book

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A glass of wine!

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Reading...



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Reading, crochet, cross stitch or baking.



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Read a really good book.

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.


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A variety of things: read, walk, sing, play my guitar, sew, build things....



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By Sparking, walking, and must I admit, watching T.V.?? :)



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read the paper, watch tv, garden, etc.



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Doing a crossword puzzle or reading a book.



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Hot soak in the bathtub



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I watch TV, but my hands are always busy with crafts or sewing. It's amazing what you can accomplish just be doing a few stitches a day. Pick a project you enjoy doing and set aside some relax time to do it each evening. Some ideas:

Read and learn something new.
Read a romance novel.
Take up drawing or painting.
Embroider.
Cross stitch.
Crochet or knit something -- learn and make everyone scarves for Christmas (easy level).
Sudoko Puzzles.
Jigsaw Puzzles.
Write in a journal about your thoughts or happenings in your day.
Quilt (this is my favorite) -- make small wall hangings for gifts or yourself.
Plan your next day's meals.
Meditate for 1/2 hour.
Close your eyes and put the headphones on and listen to music.
Learn another language.
Take an on-line course.
Take a course at your local community college.
Take up and learn a new hobby like leather craft, stained glass, pottery.
Make new jewelry with inexpensive Good Will jewelry or beads from the craft store.
Hand-write some letters to friends (wow, won't they be surprised).
Walk or exercise.
Clean a tiny portion of a cabinet or drawer or a corner of the room.
Redecorate or repaint a wall.
Research something on the internet that you know nothing about.

There's a great big world out there with endless things to learn about and things to do. The sky is the limit. There's no reason to be bored. Make a pact with yourself that whatever you choose to do, it will be without snacks or foods involved.

Good luck!

Edited by: PATTIJOHNSON at: 6/30/2013 (11:21)
Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!

Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!

Any effort is better than no effort!


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I go for a walk, read a book, and take a hot shower.

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swimming, gardening, or reading



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a book, tv, a walk, good conversations

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6/30/13 8:49 A

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just chill with DH

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!


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6/30/13 1:53 A

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I like to crochet or do cross-stitch! Takes my mind off my worries.



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6/30/13 12:18 A

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6/30/13 12:10 A

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I workout, take a shower, and read.

Janie Garcia Moreno

"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE"

"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"

"NEVER PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD HAS PUT A PERIOD!"

"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"


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6/29/13 11:26 P

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6/29/13 11:15 P



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Play Lumosity brain games

"Learn from nature: See how everything gets accomplished and how the miracle of life unfolds without dissatisfaction or unhappiness."
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6/29/13 10:50 P

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Read, walk or lift weights.

Moving in new directions.


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6/29/13 10:29 P

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read

" Oh eternal and everlasing God, direct my thoughts, words and work"

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6/29/13 10:18 P

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I walk, bike or read. All good stress relievers. Also I like to "Spark" emoticon


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What always worked best for me was heading to the swimming pool. It is such a different environment, the dis-connect from work stress was amazing. A good workout, followed by a nice shower...and I felt like I was starting a new day! (especially in the summer when it was still light outside--lol!)
Enjoy!
patti

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6/29/13 9:49 P

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I have several:
First, I walk or bike to work, 1.5 miles. If I walk, I listen to music on the way home (1/2 hr). If I bike, I just enjoy the 10 minute ride home while riding in the bike lanes (YAY!)
OR I come home, flop on the couch with one of my three cats & read for half hour or so; just enough to decompress.
OR I go for a walk with my friend/duplex neighbor or sometimes by myself.
OR I get online & get on SparkPeople or read my Spark emails.
I've only lived in my duplex since Nov., so one of these days I'm going to grab a book & go read in the hammock out back. ;)

Edited by: GINGERVISTA at: 6/29/2013 (21:49)
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I work in a pharmacy & it can be very stressful. I started walking for an hour right after work,not a lazy hazy walk. I start out slow with my ear buds on walking to the up beat music & before I know it I am going off to a good steady pace.When I am done I am tired & sweaty I come home take a long cool shower, then make a smoothie out of yogurt,frozen fruit, & water. I then do a house hold chore then I sit in my recliner on the computer,doing research in History which I so love, or reading a good book or here on Sparks.
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6/29/13 9:23 P

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It use to be that I would relax after a busy day mindlessly eating late into the night. I would fill my cravings both physical and emotional with chocolates, junk food and anything that sounded good even if I was not hungry.

Now, I am looking for new ways to relax after a busy and stressful day. And, to replace the mindless eating with healthy activities and hobbies.

Any ideas?



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