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4/1/12 12:00 P

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Great ideas! I will have to remember to keep my glass full and my accounts short.

I hope that you have an amazing week, too, ALLIBERRI!

Shalom

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"Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries."
--Astrid Alauda


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4/1/12 9:41 A

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I am learning that stress in an inevitable part of our jobs.
Machol - it is good that your supervisor encourages you to to take good care of yourself.
I have a saying - you can't get a drink from an empty glass. If we are not taking good care of ourselves what do you have to offer our clients, our friends, our family?
I say all this to say that it is still a BIG learning curve for me and I believe it will always be a constant learning curve. When I get stressed out - I binge. I am trying hard to get in control of that first bite by understanding that the Monster - STRESSED OUT doesn't have to control my life and take over what could have been a really good day. Endorphins and attitude are healers in my life. I am finding out that on the days that I exercise before going to work, I can handle the day's stressors much better than on the days that I skip exercising. For me, exercising in the morning means a HUGE sacrifice - getting up at 5am to go swimming or running. It is worth the effort to know that I am building my body up and then adjuncting that with the attitude that I am not going to let anyone rip it apart.
I have another saying - keep short accounts. If you are having difficulty with a co-worker or a family member, don't become passive aggressive about it. Find the time, make the time to 'talk it out or work it out'. That is when the cortisol kicks in - when we don't take the time to take care of ourselves.
So, that's about all I know about that.
Here's to an amazing week for all of us. emoticon

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MACHOL's Photo MACHOL Posts: 2,423
3/26/12 1:48 A

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Believe it or not, I have a supervisor at work who "sings my praises" except for one thing, he is constantly getting on me for not taking care of myself.

I guess that's motivation.

Shalom

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3/25/12 3:02 P

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It definitely is a major concern in my life and an area that needs work, I am also learning that it is not selfish of me to take care of myself as well, the same advice and goals I give others. Yes, SP does have many articles about that and I will see what else I can dig up on the subject.

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MACHOL's Photo MACHOL Posts: 2,423
2/19/12 1:01 A

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There are spark articles that have a direct correlations between stress and weight gain/weight loss troubles.

This is all I have to say on this issue.

Much success!

Shalom

If you don't laugh, I will give you a virtual tickle!

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6/13/10 9:47 A

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I don't know that it's so much the stress of the job making me hold onto the extra weight, so much as the stress of the job making me feel like I don't want to or have time to exercise, cook healthy meals, and take care of myself in general. Sure, there's psychophysiological factors at play between stress, hormones, and weight. I wont deny that. But it also seems that we're less likely to do something, like exercise, when we most need it.
Here's the real kicker at the end of the day: we often teach our clients that things like exercise, healthy living habits, and relaxation can help alleviate problems they may be having. YET, we don't practice it ourselves when it counts.
Part of my own motivation is that I need to take care of myself if I'm going to teach my clients to take care of themselves...

Oh, and when it comes to Emergen C, I think it may be a good thing when you deal with several people a day who are bringing who knows what germs into your work area. That being said, be careful not to overdo it. Vitamin C is one of the water soluble vitamins, which means our body gets rid of the excess we take in on its own... this isn't true for all vitamins. I'm not sure what else may be in EmergenC in specific, so be careful that you're not overdoing other vitamins that can cause harm.

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6/10/10 11:43 P

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Do you feel like the stress of your job causes you to hold on to your extra weight?? I have definately seen this in my life. I recently read that Vit C can help with increased cortisol levels- I usually try to have an Emergen C every day in attempts to battle this. It actually does seem to help. The exercise itself has definately helped with my ability to deal with the stress from my job. Any observations or opinions?


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