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Healthy Ways to Cope

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Some of you know that this has been a very trying week for me emotionally. I blogged about it a few days ago, and then I removed the blog later that night when I decided that it was too personal and too painful. Happily, I have turned to exercise to help me deal with the stress. I have also forced myself to choose healthy foods even when I didn't much feel like it. I count those two steps of exercising and eating healthy foods as positive ones for myself....a few years ago (pre-Spark) I probably wouldn't have done either of those! For that I am thankful.

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    Still keeping you and your family in my prayers. My prescription is to read Psalm 46:10 and repeat often. emoticon emoticon
    2556 days ago
    I am sorry you are going through a stressful time. It is great that you are choosing to exercise and eat healthful foods. Those steps DO help with one's emotional state as well as improving physical health. I hope things improve for you soon. emoticon
    2560 days ago
    I am glad you are turning to exercise and healthy eating. It is such a good thing to do! And indeed, SP helps us with creating new habits we can turn to when going through a very difficult time.
    Thinking of you lots. emoticon
    2563 days ago
    You've made some great self-care choices. My prayer of late has been not for a less stress-filled day, but for the grace to meet the day as it is. I share that with you.
    2565 days ago
    way to go sometimes we just need to do what we know we truly want
    sorry you are feeling life to be to hard right now this is where i go when i need to see there is always more than one way to look at things emoticon
    2566 days ago
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    Hang in there...I feel for you! You did good with the healthy eating and exercise. Exercise does help with stress-so concentrate on that when times get tough. Just walk out the door and go for a short walk down the street. Even the chilly air would be invigorating! emoticon
    2566 days ago
    I missed the blog that you put up briefly. I hope you and your family are okay. I know that you have a lot of responsibility for both your parents and your husband's parents because of your husband's eyesight. I also know that you've been seeing a specialist about your own vision. Please know that I'm thinking of you, and hope that things work out well. Your family is in my prayers.
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    2566 days ago
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    Good for you-I'm sorry you are going through this, You have my prayers & support.Hang in there...

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    2567 days ago
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    2567 days ago
    I'm so sorry you've been going through some hard stuff. But major emoticon for caring for yourself by avoiding emotional eating, & by choosing exercise as a way to deal with the stress!

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    2567 days ago
    Awwwww, I'm sorry. I don't know what happened, but know you are in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS))))
    2567 days ago
    glad you are able to be positive. One day all this will be just a memory!
    2567 days ago
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