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6/7/13 12:12 P

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I destress and decompress by playing video games. Depending on my mood, I'll play one of my computer games (Civilization 5, the Sims or SimCity) or one of my Xbox 360 games.

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5/24/12 10:58 A

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Take a hot bath with a magazine. Or my personal favorite is to find a sunny spot and soak up some rays. :) ... That is something I never would have done before losing weight.

April - 35yr 5'10" mom of two teen boys :)

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Starting BMI 47.52 extreme obesity .... Current BMI 33.1 "simply" obese - much closer to overweight than extreme obese now!!



~*~*~If we keep doing what we have always done, we'll keep getting what we've always had.~*~*~


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5/19/12 3:30 P

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If I can, I like to go for a walk, and sometimes I make it a prayer walk. I also like to do crossword and suduku puzzles or read.

Darlene

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence commeth my help? My help commeth from the Lord who made heaven and earth. flemidg


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5/17/12 1:03 P

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I mediate, or if I don't have time, I take long slow breaths.

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5/17/12 12:02 P

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If the weather is good, I garden. If not, I take a book to a quiet corner in the house.

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5/17/12 8:12 A

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I take a long, hot bath, or I read. It is good to read what others have written, as now I have some new things to try. The walking sounds good - especially if I need to get away from whatever it is that is stressing me. Thanks for all the great ideas.

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.”


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5/17/12 6:15 A

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Go for a walk....

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5/16/12 5:44 P

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meditation

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5/16/12 5:11 P

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I get out of my issue by helping someone else with a need or concern they are unable to deal with.
It always amazes me that while helping others....my problems seem to disolve......or at least are not so big any longer!

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"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian


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5/16/12 4:29 P

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At first I thought maybe walking was my way to destress but after thinking about it I confess that tidying and cleaning is really my destresser. When I am really overwrought I go from room to room and put things away ending in dusting and vacuming. if need be I mop too. There is something so satisfying in seeing order.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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5/16/12 3:50 P

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Best thing for me is to meditate but I don't always get to take the 10 to 15 minutes to destress with meditation emoticon

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5/16/12 3:36 P

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I like to walk to some really good walking music, take my dog out for a walk in the woods, or take a long hot bath. emoticon emoticon

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
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5/16/12 3:34 P

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Do zumba and make sure I smile while doing it! emoticon

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5/16/12 3:04 P

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play some of my fav music, watch a Marx Brothers movie, read

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5/16/12 2:17 P

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I take a nice long walk.



"Goals that are not written down are just wishes."
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5/16/12 1:54 P

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What do you do to decompress or destress from daily challenges that seem to boil up to the top and act unhealthy towards your daily goals?

For me the best method for coping in a healthy way has always been going for an outdoor walk in nature. I also find using my elliptical, doing strength exercises, gardening, playing or patting my dogs helps me deal with daily stresses. I LOVE a good book, but there are times when sitting down quietly to read just doesn't happen.

I know when I was younger I used to go outside and ice skate in the winter and shoot basketball hoops to destress from school and house chores. What do you do?



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