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MOONCHILD8
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7/27/13 8:43 P

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If you wait and drink water you will not be hungry. It is a good Idea to wait at least 30 seconds. If you wait 20 minutes you will not be hungry. I have done it before. You need to eat three meals and 2 snack a day. Linda from bean town

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JR-FIRE
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7/27/13 3:01 A

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Hi KITANAASH,
Honestly your life, minus the stress, sounds like a dream in general :) I know you will get a handle on the stress levels, too.
If your work is 3 min drive, why don't you just walk it? That would give some time to prepare yourself mentally in the mornings and some time to destress in the evenings.

Have a great weekend,
JR

Life is simple or complicated, depends on how you look at it. It doesn't really matter either way. --me


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7/2/13 9:52 A

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30 seconds? Doable!


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MOONCHILD8
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7/1/13 2:36 P

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WE are under a tornado watch. It is very hot and humid here. I am hungry but need to take a pill on an empty stomach. I can not eat until 5:00 pm and have to take a pill at 4:30 pm and wait a half an hour before eating any thing. Best wishes, Linda from bean town

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MONGO2TEN
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7/1/13 6:02 A

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Love the idea of taking 30 seconds. I can do that:)

~Nancy



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NANCYPAT1
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7/1/13 1:02 A

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For stress eating - I keep healthy BUT TASTY snacks in my purse, my desk, my car (in a small cooler), in my gym bag, etc. so when I leave work and am tempted to stop and grab fast food or a big candy bar - I have a better alternative. My snack packs have sweet (mini candy bars and kisses, fruit, etc.) salty (nuts, pretzels, etc.), chewy (protein or fiber bars and granola bars), etc. I also have water in them. So whatever my craving THAT day, there is usually something that I can grab and enjoy and satisfy myself until I get home. That too might help.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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7/1/13 12:51 A

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Hi ! I used to work at Walgreens & still have stock. Go Walgreens! But there is a lot of stress. My tip is for after work which is when I tend to eat. After you have eaten your allotted calories and you still want more, try chewing gum. The repetitive movement is shown to release stress & it keeps other foods out of your mouth. Hope this helps ! emoticon


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NANCYPAT1
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7/1/13 12:49 A

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At first it felt so unnatural, but it has become second nature and I plan to continue with it - let me know how it works for you. Give it a few weeks to become a habit and then the results will show more.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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SUZIEAJ
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7/1/13 12:06 A

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That is some amazing advice Nancy. I'm 100% sure I will try this.

30 seconds out of my day to de-stress is perfect. Thank you so much! ♥



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6/30/13 10:58 P

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This is a fantastic question. I was killing myself with the amount of stress I was ALLOWING myself to experience especially at my job - I teach students with special needs in a middle school. I read a small devotional book and something in it clocked for me. It can work whether you are religious or not, and regardless of your specific religious beliefs. There was a lot in the book but the ONE THING that really helped me was so simple that I was sure it was simply NOT going to work.

The technique is to PLAN THIRTY (YES - 30) SECONDS (YES - REALLY TRULY 30 SECONDS) every hour (the exact timing can be flexible half hour if a LOT is going on, 2 or even 3 hours if everything is peaceful). When your 30 seconds arrives, you first close you eyes, then voice (aloud if you are in a place where that is possible or to yourself if not) a GRATITUDE - something anything you like - perhaps there are time that you might say "I am grateful that the nasty customer has left the building without complaining to the manager." other times, "I am grateful for the fact I have a job that helps pay the bills." Then, you ask for compassion or patience to treat everyone you come in contact with with kindness and respect. Open your eyes and move on with your day. Take a deep breath or two during this process.

I can assure you that my challenges this year were no smaller than in the past. There were as many MAJOR crises to deal with, as many nasty people, and just as many financial, personal, and other challenges, but I felt like my year was really successful despite all that. I also was able to stay on track and lose about 80 pounds. I was also happier. I was also told I LOOKED better.

You might try some version of this for yourself. It really worked for me.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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SUZIEAJ
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6/30/13 10:21 P

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I'm a Shift Lead at Walgreens, I love the pay, I love the house, and I love the location. It's seriously a 3 minute drive.

With the pay, comes with a lot of responsibility. I have a friend who is also a Shift Lead, and she has said that she drinks a lot more because of the job.
Me, on the other hand, I eat, a LOT. I've gorged on chips, and chocolates and ice cream. I have gained 8 pounds, and have completely jumped off the work out train.

I've been told by my boyfriend, that I have started to grind my teeth in my sleep again.

I need to release, I want all of this stress of my job to just go away. I'm tired of the headaches.

Can anyone give me some advice on how to deal with this? This job is just so demanding, and I don't know how to handle it.



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