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Stress is one of the constants in life. There will always be stress. The key to help ourselves is to identify what triggers us and watch what we eat when we are emotional. Another thing is to not beat yourself up for one downfall. Things are going to come up in life that we cannot predict and we have to allow for that. No, it is not easy nor is it fun. But it CAN be dealt with and in a positive manner and without overeating. Glad you are here and I know you will find some solutions to your issues of stress. :)

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7/1/09 5:52 P

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Advice: Don't let your parents decide your relationship. :-) (yeah yeah, easier said than done). One of the biggest stressers I see around me is bad adult parent-child relationships for all kinds of baggage reasons.

Glad you came, too. we can all manage to take a deep breath and get on with our lives!

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7/1/09 4:11 P

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Wow! This team has my name written all over it. My name is Melanie, I am 23 years old and I have two boys (2 years and almost 1). I just got married in June and thought that once I got married things would settle down and I can get focused on my diet and some other hobbies that I wanted to accomplish. Things are not going as planned right now. I have been very stressed and blowing up on my husband and children. I need to find a way to release my stress in other ways. We are still trying to recover financially from the wedding so that is no easy task there. I spent a whole week with my Dad who I dont get along with just to come home to my last week off being really sick and achy. I only have a few days left until I have to go back to work and really wanted to "make house" before then. Needless to say, since I haven't been feeling well I haven't been watching what I eat as well either. Any body have any ideas to release stress in other ways? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
As for others on this team... I wish everyone the best of luck. It's nice to see that other people are in the same boat you are. (Not that we wish struggles on anyone else). I pray for everyone that we find friendship and support through this team to get through the everyday stress we encounter.

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7/1/09 2:14 P

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Be strong KIPRUSS3! And be kind to yourself. I'm glad you are on Sparkpeople because everyone is so supportive here - it'll be good for you!

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7/1/09 1:47 P

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Oh, Kipruss3, when it rains it pours. I feel for you- hopefully the stress will ease up and more stuff will start to go right and soon! Sending you positive thoughts...

Exercise to be fit, not skinny.Eat to nourish your body.and Always Ignore the doubter, haters, and unhealthy examples that were feeding you. YOu are worth more than you realize." From the Fitness Facebook page..

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god how terrible. i am so glad this challenge is timed to help you. it is time for you to start taking care of yourself and get back on track. best of luck emoticon

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7/1/09 12:41 P

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I've always been one of those "hippy type" stress gurus. Yoga, incense, relaxation therapy, rock climbing, etc. And my strategies worked really well to reduce daily stress.

But this last month has been a disaster, and for all kinds of reasons, all the good things I did, I don't do. Which then ups my stress, which then reinforces the bad behaviors. It's effecting my sleep, my diet, and my moods. Of course the moods then effect the hubby, which causes even more stress. ARRRUGGGHHHH

I am glad to be here, to find a way to take a step each day, back to being in control again.

(For what it's worth, the background stress for the last 2 months: my hubby was fired from his job, we are now fighting a lot, I've got two bad knees and a bad elbow - but no insurance. Then this weekend my dad had to go to the hospital, I had to work my job and his job 14 hour days 2 days in a row, the state claims we didn't pay our taxes, and a credit card upped our rates out of the blue - which normally wouldn't bother me, but it was like the last straw yesterday. I cried on the bus on the way home... lost.)

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