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10/22/14 2:17 P

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Hi all,

After a mental melt down this morning I thought I'd look for a healthy solution instead of a box of cookies. Have a stressful job, ailing parents, an occasionally crazy boyfriend, and found out not too long ago -gall stones. Hoping to learn to cope better. This challenge sounded like a good place to start.

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10/21/14 1:53 P

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10/20/14 8:51 P

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Hi! This challenge sounds just like what I need right now! I'm an elementary teacher and have, hands down, the most challenging class I have ever had. On top of that, administration is piling it on this year. I'm a stress eater, so those two things are leading me down a path to self-destruction.

I'm hoping to learn some new stress reduction techniques before this class gets the best of me!

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10/20/14 8:39 P

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10/20/14 8:29 P

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Hi, my name is Kim. I have a moderate amount of stree most days. Work, teenage daughter and husband (55)



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10/20/14 8:04 P

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Hi Latisha we are here for you and I will help you any way I can

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10/20/14 4:42 P

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H my nam is latisha. I get all kinds of preasure because there is always someonr trying to bring me down. It extra hard for me because i have no family and friends. I have noone giving me the support i need. I never had that. So its really devistating for me.

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10/20/14 12:18 P

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Hello Everyone I have anxiety disorder and severe depression brought on by stress hoping this helps relieve some of my issues and make me not stress about things I cant change

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10/20/14 12:18 P

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Hello everyone,
I'm back on Spark after a hiatus. I am a solo attorney and get pretty stressed trying to get everything done and done well, as well as bill enough time to keep my family going (three kids in college). I often don't manage my time well, don't sleep well at all, and often turn to food. (I have many blessings as well, including having a successful solo practice and family I adore). I'm hoping this challenge will help motivate me to re-start my meditation practice and get more efficient so that I can enjoy some down time. Looking forward to it!


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10/20/14 11:46 A

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Hi Everybody,

I'm looking forward to practicing calm. I recently was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, brought on by family stress, and I am taking anti-depressants. I hope to continue to improve how I manage my worries and stress. I'm looking forward to the next four weeks :-)

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10/20/14 11:31 A

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Hello everyone!

I've always had stress in my life and unfortunately, I have noticed that as I have gotten older, I'm allowing much more things to bother me than I use to. Can't wait to see what this challenge does for all of us as we hopefully learn to just breathe.

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10/20/14 11:19 A

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Hi there! I'm Viola.

I know you will always have some sort of stress in your life - but I want to be able to reduce it, and manage it better. Looking forward to the next four weeks.

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10/20/14 11:08 A

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Hi, all. I can't remember a time when I didn't feel stressed, so I'm really looking forward to working through this challenge!

Finally decided that "This Has To Stop"--
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10/20/14 10:53 A

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been very stressed last 6 months or so, mother in law sick, husband sick, financial problems, having trouble getting back myself back together. Dr. wants to put me on pills but I have friends on those pills for 5 years now, I don't like pills, I need to destress with out the help of pills

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10/20/14 7:49 A

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Good Morning, I have been stressed lately dealing with a financial set-back. Looking forward to the motivation and helpful tips I will received from being a part of this team.

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10/11/14 1:56 P

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Hi everyone! I have been dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety which is only made worse by my depressive mind set and I am finally deciding to take steps to fix it. I am hoping to learn some good coping tools by going through this challenge.

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10/5/14 11:15 P

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My name is Renee, and I decided to join this challenge in hopes to reduce a large amount of stress in my life at the moment. We are trying to attempt Dave Ramsey's total money makeover, and haven't even been able to get the 1st step done, my 9 yr old daughter has been causing a lot of issues, among so many other things

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10/2/14 1:45 P

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I've been stressing an inordinate amount of the last 2 years since I graduated from medical school. I've been overeating and consequently losing energy and gaining weight. I need to cut out the root problem and take control of my life.

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9/28/14 1:54 P

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Hi there.

My Name is Kate and I am 26 years old. I have used SparkPeople before and fallen off the wagon, but recently really looked at where I am and I hate it. I recently resigned from my job in the last month to avoid being fired, and I was apathetic. I realized I had no passion for my job anymore. I was bored. Also I just had no energy or drive. If I want to be successful in my next job I need to have that, I need to love me and be willing to sell it, right now I am not.

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default." ~ J. K. Rowling


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9/28/14 12:52 P

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Thank you for the welcome, I am so glad to be here!

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9/27/14 2:32 P

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Welcome Dottie!

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9/27/14 10:18 A

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Hi! My name is Dottie and I have been on spark more times that I would like to say. I saw this challenge and had to sign up. I hope to make new friends and reach my weight loss goals by May of next year.

Stress is big in my life it normally comes from a family member or things that I can't control or from work. Looking forward to learning how to control my stress, lose weight, eat better and become a better person.

Thank you for setting up the Official Stress Busting Challenge group.

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9/23/14 2:59 P

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Hi! My name is Becky! I've been a member of Spark People since 2009 left and returned.

Without going into detail about the recent events. I normally have handled stress really well, but lately I've had outside forces (namely my sister) bombarding me and I feel like I've been spinning out of control.

I've seen this SP Team Challenge and hoped that I could reap something from it that would help me handle the stress that I'm experience right now.
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9/17/14 9:40 A

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Welcome!

DJ/Deb/Debbie (Pittsburgh, PA)

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.


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9/16/14 12:44 P

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Hi,

I am not the best at keeping my emotions under control. I do find when I eat better and exercise I have a better handle on stress. I am hoping this time I will stick with the healthy eating and stress reducing exercises. Good luck to everyone!

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9/16/14 11:27 A

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Hello everyone.

I am so excited to have found this challenge. Last week, I lost my cool and oh did I blow up at work. I have the tendency to let things build up and then BOOM. I realize that I have to make a change. Stress is keeping me heavy and making me feel bad. Life is too short. It's time to get myself together.

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8/27/14 7:49 A

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Hello everyone!

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8/26/14 11:40 P

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Hi, my name is Katie and I am 34 years old. I have been married for 14 years and we have two beautiful children ages 13 and 11. The kiddos definitely add to my stress, but sometimes they do just as much to relieve it. My relationship with my husband is at times a source of worry and/or stress. Not because our relationship is particularly bad, but because I have trouble verbalizing my deepest feelings/thoughts. If there is a lack of intimacy in our marriage, it doesn't take long for me to assume it is because I am overweight and he does not find me attractive in the least. Once I go there, I find it next to impossible to return. I just absorb and ruminate on these horrible thoughts. In addition to that I have a job that, at present, is pretty demanding and I am working towards my Bachelors in Business online which seems like it will never end but I cannot move through it any faster for lack of time. I have to dial down the stress ASAP.

Good luck all!
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8/24/14 7:01 P

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Hi, I am Anita. I am a bit of a late bloomer, I turned 50 this year and am determined to make some positive changes. The biggest part is the stress, it is a vicious cycle. You get over one hurdle, and than many more arise (life, work, family, finances, weight, health). This is just the group for me. I want to find better ways to cope and curb the emotional eating. Working towards my own HAPPY and HEALTHY!!

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8/24/14 6:57 A

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hi my name is stephanie im 24 and i live a very stressful life and i would love to change that .

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8/21/14 8:07 P

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I'm Judy. Moody Judy? I get stressed that I'm not stressed enough to take action on things that would bother anyone else. I don't know whether I'm just pure and simple lazy (probable), or am a bit depressed (possible), but I see things that need doing and I don't get them done. Would love to have some of the type A personalities wave their magic wands over me and give me some get up and go. I have the weight pretty well under control for now, and I really like exercise, especially anything that has to do with dancing, but doing my share to keep the house in order always takes last place in my agendas.

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8/21/14 2:47 P

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Hi I am Karyn. I thought that I had eliminated stress couple of years ago. I am at least more calm on a day to day basis. I had emergency bypass surgery a couple of years ago and now have a less stressful job. That released a lot of exterior stress, but I am still a worrier. Hope this challenge helps to pinpoint where I take on the troubles of those around me.

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8/18/14 11:58 A

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Job I, I had a lot of work related stress for past 14yrs. Just beginning to unwind from it.

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8/15/14 7:32 P

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My stress stems from the mothers. I have raised my family and that brought it's own pile of stress. But since my youngest has gotten a job my stress (and weight) has gone down. Now I have had my mother-in-law at my house for the past month and my mother is jealous and making my life miserable.

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8/15/14 7:12 P

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Hi, I found this as I bottle up everything when I get stressed and it is starting to affect my health. The stress that concerns me comes solely from work. Home and relationships do not bring any major stress.

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making it possible one step at a time

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8/15/14 8:03 A

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(I accidentally posted this in the wrong spot before SORRY guys!)
I am a mom of two toddlers. Chloe is 2 and Lucas is 3. My oldest has autism. He has come such a long way. I am so proud of all he has overcome. But, we are still working through things. Chloe is this smart, sassy, independent girl. My husband is in the army. He is active at home thank goodness for now. But, leaves for training and assignments every few months. I have an immune disorder and am in a constant struggle with my health. I am also a mommy blogger with a very active page and around 3,000 readers. Nice to meet you all! https://www.facebook.com/NotJustanEveryday
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Hello, I'm Ellie. I have been away from SparkPeople for several months, as a result my weight is creeping back on. I am a stress eater and I am looking forward to getting my stress and my overeating under control.

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8/14/14 6:11 P

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Hi, I just joined this challenge. I know being less stressed will help my health because generally I turn to food when I'm stressed. I'm looking forward to a less stressed, healthier life from here on.

You are only capable of what you believe you can achieve.

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8/14/14 12:47 P

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Hello, I have been struggling with BED (Binge Eating Disorder), emotional eating, stress and generalized anxiety for 10 years. I have real significant health issues because of the above. I have made stress reduction and managing my anxiety a priority on my journey to wellness. I am so happy I found this challenge!

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My name is Linda. I have 2 adopted rescue cats. I'm 67, overweight and ready to change.

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hi i just joined....i am looking forward to learning stress busting ideas....have a great day
everyone!!!!

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8/14/14 11:22 A

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I'm like Shari - work is chaos++ as they keep downsizing and moving work to the rest of us.
Each of us is currently doing work of about 4 people. Then the training/rules keep changing midstream. This on top of driving 2-1/2 hours a day for this privilege. My calmest moments, believe it or not is in the morning Detroit traffic rush going home (work nights - manage 4-6 hours sleep to boot). Behind the wheel is about the only time I feel in control. The rest of the time it's just trying to do the impossible with what's left (Oh and we rescue cats - we are currently at 27 - anybody want a kitten?) and we found out I'm a little allergic. But I'm tired of feeling whiny and victimized and realize only I can do that to myself. So I'm looking forward to seeing what methods are available. I'm also A+ and terrible at sitting still.

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8/14/14 11:16 A

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Shari and Amy - Welcome and good luck!

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will fall frozen, dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H. Lawrence

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Hello! I'm Amy, and I live in New Jersey. I am 36, have a classic Type-A personality, am a regional manager over two regions in my company, and am the breadwinner in my household. Married, no kids, one cat. I stress about a lot of things, even though a part of my brain *knows* that things will work out. I stress about money (NJ ain't cheap and due to misfortunes with previous employers, we're pen-pals with the IRS), I stress about stressing about money, I stress about my job (especially when my scheduling assistant is out and I have to do that too), I stress about the lack of time for myself that I feel on a daily basis, I stress about being environmentally responsible, I stress about eating well and excersicing....

I used to be a part of a group that got together once a week for meditation. I would like to get back into doing that, I even have a CD or two of guided meditations. I would like to be a duck and not a badger.

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8/14/14 8:59 A

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I am Shari, and usually don't feel too stressed about things. But this challenge has come at just the right time. Things are going to be crazy at work for a while and I have little control over the situation. So learning how to cope with the stress will be helpful.

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Hi, I am Siobhan. I may have introduced myself before about a month ago. I am wanting to learn more about handling stress, since my life is chaotic right now.

I am the reigning Ms Abilities Heritage, and Ms Abilities Idaho. I also recently moved from my home reservation in Idaho to San Francisco, where I am in a group program for disabled mothers.

I am also running my own 5013c , taking care of my 6 year old with special needs and trying to raise my siblings.

I am Turtle, hear me squeep!
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Hi there, I'm Jeanne and I just joined the challenge yesterday. I create most of my stress myself. I am what a news article called a PRE-cratinator. It means I think about everything I need to do and I want it all done yesterday including things that don't need doing until next month! I also read an article on SP that described another portion of my problem perfectly:

Taking care of other people’s business
Example: Something is going badly for someone you care about, and you feel responsible, or pressured to fix it. Reality: People need to learn from their own problems. You aren’t doing anyone a favor by trying to fix things just to make yourself feel better. (De-stress in 3 minutes or less is the article.)

I do this so much and it creates stress that is totally avoidable. I hope to learn how to harness both of these things as well as any other stressors that reveal themselves by the end of this challenge!

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will fall frozen, dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H. Lawrence

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8/9/14 5:54 P

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Hi: I'm joining so I can learn how to deal with my stress. I have a 16 year old and a 13 year old. My 16 year old has ADD. He's a kind person but he just forgets everything. My husband also has adult ADD. He is also a very kind person, but he forgets just about everything. He was displaced at the start of the recession and his current job brings in a fraction of what he use to. I've recently taken a buy-out from my small business, so I'm only working 1 job now. Leaving my business did help me to de-stress a little but it was bitter sweet. My father recently passed un-expectantly and then our family dog of 15 years passed. I don't always handle things these days with the grace I wish I had. I'm hoping for some practical advise and support for a happier disposition.

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8/6/14 1:29 A

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Hey guys. I'm 29 years old and am trying to get reestablished after leaving my job for a new one and being told I was no longer needed. I was a foster parent for 2 years which ended in a failed adoptive placement. Sometimes I feel like the stress I'm facing is brought on by myself, but hopefully this challenge will help me reduce it. Step one: giggling at this cute mullet emoji emoticon

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7/30/14 2:38 A

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I moved to florida 2 years ago i hate it still but feel guilty about leaving my daughter who lives here .In the mist have become so unhappy and miserable do not know how to overcome

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7/29/14 3:46 P

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Hi there,
Joined this in an effort to diminish some stress from my life. I'm 44 year old mom to two sons (23 and 22) one of which is in the navy and is stationed in va, the other is getting married next spring. My 75 year old mom moved in with hubby and I when my dad passed away 5 years ago and it has added mega stress to my life. I love her, it is just challenging being an adult and having a parent live with you. Privacy can be a rare commodity. There is a major passive aggressive thing there too, but subject for another day. I have a very challenging job, and the owners wife reminds me a great deal of my mom - so I rarely get away from stress. Hopefully some coping skills and stress management will help with the stress eating I tend to do a bit too frequently for my taste.
Looking forward to getting to know the group!
Dawn


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Suess

Change is coming!
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LALS33 Posts: 6
7/24/14 8:19 P

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Hello,
I joined on to this great team because I need some stress support. I have been dealing with a lot of stress in my life and it is wreaking havoc on me. My doctor told me that I need to make some changes and start taking care of me. Easier said than done :-(
Any insights, tips and advice I look forward to.
Thanks,
Laurie

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7/22/14 8:26 P

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Hi. I introduced myself in another part of this forum, but anyway. I'm a 41 y.o. mother to 3 wonderful children. I joined this forum, because I had been through a lot these past 10 years (e.g., getting married, diagnosed with anxiety disorder, having a little girl, and later on twin boys, etc.). I lost weight and gained a few pounds back, but overall have maintained my weight loss. Recently, however, my 3 y.o. twins now just turned 4 year old twin boys were put into a special ed preschool, and they're doing great; however, the younger twin was just diagnosed with mid level autism, so understandably been under quite a bit of stress; however, I look to God and sparkpeople for inspiration and sanity. Looking forward to meeting all of you! Thanks! emoticon

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7/21/14 8:01 A

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Hi all! Joined this challenge because I tend to deal with stress by eating! Have to find different solutions. (Really, almost any emotion will drive me to the kitchen.) Finding myself eating way too many calories in a day. Need to learn other "distractions"

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7/20/14 11:25 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Heather. I joined this group because my job has been really stressful lately and I want to overcome that stress no matter what is going on at my jog. I am looking forward to going though the challenge for each week.

I wish everyone the best and I look forward getting to know you and go through this with you. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run, and not grow weary. They shall walk, and not faint."
-Is. 40:31


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7/16/14 3:38 A

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Hi! My name is Caroline. I decided to join SP as I wanted to log calories consumed and calories burned. Little did I know what great and (sometimes) likeminded people I would meet. My goal is to drop the last 20kg by 01 December 2014. I have already lost 20kg since last year September, BUT started getting really comfortable with where I was. Now it's time to finish what I started. I will need to learn how to deal with anxiety and daily stressors as it has had a direct impact on my weight. Hope to hear from you all soon. ;)

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7/9/14 1:34 P

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Welcome to TEMPEST,etc., and FREESPIRIT!

Keep posting---I have decided that making lists is going to be my de-stressing choice today. I said in my status that my head is spinning!

So far I have written down a few things and I am feeling calmer.

Good luck to you both!
Priscilla

Edited by: PFERG66 at: 7/9/2014 (13:34)
Joyfully keeping on...keeping on!


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7/9/14 12:06 P

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Hello everyone! Four years ago, I started with SP and lost 100+ lbs. Then I returned to work & started choosing career over everything else. I let go of one healthy habit at a time over the course of 2 years. Today, I'm on stress-leave from my job & 60 lbs heavier. I've come to understand that if I want a healthy lifestyle, I have to learn how to go of my type A personality traits - or at least redirect them in healthier ways.

- Deanna -

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer. - Albert Careb


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7/9/14 8:23 A

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Hi everyone!
New to SparkPeople, found this team and was like oh yeah! That's the team for me! I have to admit that I have become somewhat of an expert at turning mole hills into mountains for several years now! I stress over every little thing, far more than it needs to be stressed over. It's kinda funny though that I can watch someone else in a situation that has no bearing on me and see when they are getting overly worked up. I guess it's always easiest to see the faults in others when they are also faults in ourselves.

Anywho, I am 26, a stay-at-home-mom to an extremely energetic four and a half year old boy and currently 26 weeks pregnant with baby #2! Life is busy and stressful on a normal day!

I am really looking forward to meeting my fellow teammates and getting my stress under control!

Cheers!

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7/6/14 6:18 P

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I guess I already introduced myself on the "check-in" thread. I've been here full-time since last August. I was here 3 years ago and dropped out but did maintain the weight I'd lost, but a nurse practitioner set me straight last Summer, and I came back. I knew I couldn't go on even the way I was then. I've accomplished some major goals, but had a recent setback. I blogged about it tonight, so please feel free to read that. I also posted about it on another thread here on this team.

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7/6/14 3:09 P

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Good day, everyone. SparkPeople member since 03.30.2014. Just joined this challenge. Looking forward to completing it.

Little by little, step by step, day by day.


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I am new to this challenge, so 'hi everyone!'.
I've been sparking since January 2014. I am a huge fan of SparkPeople and I want to use every resource it provides.
I am an artist/painter/drawer and have a big commission coming up. I need to be the best I can be!
I look forward to participating in this challenge with all of you.

Joyfully keeping on...keeping on!


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6/29/14 6:49 A

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Welcome, all!
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DJ/Deb/Debbie (Pittsburgh, PA)

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.


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Hi!
New to Sparkpeople, and am looking forward to "meeting" you all and having less stress!

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I am coming back to SP and have always experienced stress. I need all the tips I can get so I welcome anything anyone has to offer.

take care
barbara

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



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6/16/14 12:18 P

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Hello, My name is Regi. I have a lot of stressful things going on in my life currently. I am handling it poorly and am in hopes this challenge will help me deal with it in a more productive way.



~ Regi

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"Never give up, never surrender!" ~Jason Nesmith


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Hello all. I am Bell and was a member of SparkPeople from 2007-2012. Now I back and ready to better my life; physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

"Stay focused, prayerful, determined, motivated and you will become successful."

"Keep the Faith and Lose the Pounds!"


"If you do what you always did, then you will get what you always got!"


"Nothing beats a failure but a try!"


"When you know better, you do better."



Love and Peace,
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6/6/14 10:10 A

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Hello everyone!
I'm Kristen, 26, a stay-at-home-mom with a very energetic four and a half year old little man, and expecting another baby this fall.
Stress has been quite an issue in my life for a while. I get stressed very easily the moment something starts looking like it might go wrong in my day to day life! I am an expert in making mountains out of mole hills!
I need to get a better handle on my stress and start relaxing more. I can usually look at stressful situations and see a more logical way to handle them, but yet I struggle with actually taking the more logical route.
I am happy to be here and look forward to meeting my fellow team mates and learning new methods of dealing with stress.
Cheers!

Life's so uncertain, eat dessert first!


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6/1/14 11:51 P

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Hi! I'm Alisha and I am currently working on my Master's degree. I joined this group so I can stay balanced and not let the stress of school, work, and life overwhelm me. Exercise is a great way for me to release stress, but planning my time wisely is key. I'm interested to see what challenges are ahead!

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