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Thursday, August 09, 2012

I read a friend's blog today. I was pleasantly happy for her. She dealing with a lot of stress yet she is fighting the fight to change her stress eating habits to a healthier activity.

I, on the other hand, am not dealing with the stress the way I should. I probably would have lost the 4lbs I gained from vacation if it were not for the constant stress eating. I know better too! But there is so much I can workout. Last summer, I workout some days twice. The second usually being something aquatic, water jogging, laps, water aerobics or strength training using the water as my resistance. This year I just feel funny in my swimsuit in front of the contractors. Well, actually more because I am alone in the pool. Not a problem last year because no one was there to observe me. I don't mind so much when the kids are with me. But then again. we play more then workout.

So, I need to come up with another healthy idea to counter act the stress beside eating! Again I don't mind working out twice but it is just NOT always feasible. Reading is like TV watching for me..."where is the comfort food and drinks that go with it!! emoticon!!"

I could use some suggestions. emoticon
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    Sounds like you have got lots of good advice from some wonderful friends.
    2408 days ago
    Hey Anne,

    I'm sorry that you're stressed. Maybe you just need to go walking with the kids and just getting out of the house. I'm guessing that you have a swimming pool in your back yard and there are contractors working next door. I totally get what you are saying.

    What about an aquatic centre near you? Here, our swimming pool has lane swimming for an hour in the morning and every second evening. Maybe yours does too.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    2411 days ago
    Have you tried yoga?
    2414 days ago
    I usually turn to food, and unhealthy options, when stressed too. Do you need to do your workout at home while the contractors are there? Or are you able to leave? If you can leave, walking can be a stress reliever and is a workout. I usually rely on at least one walk at day that I do on my break at work.

    My other exercise of the day is something more intense which sounds like you do at the gym. If you need to be home while the contractors are there, I guess I would just do one of my workout dvd's since I wouldn't want to be in my swimsuit in front of them either. I'm not as uncomfortable wearing my shorts and shirt. However, I did have to go through a period of feeling out of place running through the neighborhood. Now I feel that I'm doing what is healthy and why care what other people think of me in my workout gear.

    Good luck. emoticon emoticon

    Thinking of you,
    2416 days ago
    I like the punching bag option.
    2416 days ago
    you have very different circumstances from me. I would feel very uncomfortable swimming with contractors as well.. My plus is the babies like to either watch me exercise or bounce with me emoticon Maybe stock up on healthier/lower calorie snacks for those unavoidable stressers emoticon

    Once your bathrooms are finished life will even out!! Hang in there emoticon

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    2416 days ago
    alright you know you need to find a new way to deal with stress . you feel like a cat in a room full of rockers . ? this is tricky . you can become so relaxed that nothing bothers you .you need to be inbetween the two states of mind . you need to have a way to vent . . like the person that goes outside and stands on the porch and screams at nothing . might work but think of the person in the woods feels hearing this howling and wonders if someone is harming someone . keep on trying. ecerise is good . can you find q hobby ? me i like television but find i might watch to much of it . like the cooking shows . double trouble .right . eating is not a good pastime . post more . talk it out . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2416 days ago
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