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5/15/12 4:47 P

sometimes I just have to bounce....

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5/15/12 1:02 P


Thank you for your kind words; sometimes it takes me awhile to work out what's going on. I feel better.
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Edited by: PROVINCETOWN at: 5/15/2012 (13:04)
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5/15/12 9:58 A

PROVINCETOWN,

Are you under a lot of stress at home, work, school or with a relationship ? I'm a firm believer that stress is a neglected aspect of weight gain. If a person could reduce their stress, they'd automatically reduce their waistline.

If you feel like you're spiraling out of control, then it's time to set some priorities. You may be trying to juggle too many balls at once. There really is only so much a person can do. Therefore, you have to set your priorities. If you try to do everything at once, you will end up frustrated. Concentrate on one thing at a time.

And turning to food won't make a bad situation any better. In fact, taking a nose dive into the comfort food will just add to any guilt. If you're under stress, this is the time you really do need to take care of your stress. Stress can break a body down.

Have you tried taking a walk ? Whenever I feel stressed out, I find a walk around the neighborhood very helpful. Try a cup of herbal tea too. just sit and sip slowly. tea is very soothing.

And well, you can always blog about your troubles. If you don't want to make your blog public, then write them in a notebook. writing out your feelings can be helpful too.


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5/15/12 8:33 A

Hi PROVINCETOWN,

What do you mean by 'stopping a downward spiral?'

Remember healthy living is a lifestyle. It is not something you start and the minute you slip-up you toss in the towel only to vow to start again the next day. Remember you do not have to have a PERFECT life to have a healthy lifestyle. Every meal brings the opportunity for making healthy choices right then and there, regardless of what you ate previously. Every minute that you are awake allows you the opportunity to be active, even if that is walking in place during the commercials.

For me breaking myself of the diet mentality has allowed me to allow myself those slip-ups that are inevitably going to happen, but they are no longer my main focus.

Be well!

Coach Nancy

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5/15/12 8:24 A

I can feel myself beginning a downward spiral. I've learned that means to take very good care of myself - not something that comes easy to me. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated.

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