Dump all of your stress and worries here!

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  1. PRINCESS VIJA

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

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    There is so much going on in the world right now, that I am getting so stressed over. I am sure many of you are in the same boat. So I propose this.... dump all of your stress here, vent away, offer encouragement, and ideas on how to avoid stress eating. so we don't turn to food to deal with our stress, during these very uncertain times.

    Here is my dumping....

    the war,
    terrorist striking at home
    Money issues
    SARS
    smallpox
    yo-yoing


    Now, my strategies...

    Go for a walk
    hug and kiss my DH and kids
    Journal how lucky I am
    Thank God for another glorious day
    take deep breaths
    Spend time with friends
    Come to the DIS
    email Jody!:wave:
    call my mom and dad
     
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  3. wovenwonder

    wovenwonder DIS Veteran

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    Great Post Vija!

    Ofcourse the thought of going to war has me as stressed as anyone! And I am also so worried about terrorists striking in retaliation.

    BUT the issue of food and stress eating isn't too much of a problem for me. I actually get too caught up in the issues (such as the one's mentioned) that I forget to eat.

    Does anyone else lose their appetite when they are overly stressed?
     
  4. believe

    believe DIS Veteran

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    I am not a stress eater. I am more of a boredom eater. If there isn't anything I want to do then eating gets elected to keep my mouth and hands busy:rolleyes:
     
  5. mickeyfan1

    mickeyfan1 <font color=purple>Come and let me show you my tat

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    only once from stress. I was on a ruise in September 2001. We were in Glacier Bay on 9/11. It was not a stressful as it would have been if I was at home, untill cocktails before dinner. All of the waitstaff was from Indonesia, and they were all very concerned that Bush would start WW 3 before we could get home. That really rattled me, and I managed not to eat dinner at all that night, and felt very ill. My biggest eat when I shouldn't is when I have not a lot to do, so I look for food. I hope that all the posturing going on right now will not turn into war, but it doesn't look that way. I will just have to come back to this thread and let it own my stress, if it happens. Thanks for starting it Vija
     
  6. TwinMom7

    TwinMom7 <font color=0000FF>Proud Mom of a United States Ma

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    My Stresses:

    the pending war and my son's safety
    staying strong for his brother's and sisters


    My Strategies:

    prayer
    hugging my husband and children
    walking the dog
    thanking GOD for each new day
     
  7. Tiggerkeeper

    Tiggerkeeper <font color=9900FF>DIS Veteran<font color=0099FF><

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    What a great thread! I just got some great stress relieving news..DS called from Parris Island and it looks like he may just have an infection that can be cleared up with a stronger antibiotic instead of surgery! Woo hoo! Now he can heal up and get back to training!! Ooh rah!

    I am a boredom eater too. But boredom can contribute to my stress.

    Other stress:

    impending war and safety of all of our soliders
    DD learning to drive
    teenage female in the house!
    I actally get stressed out thinking I am not sending enough mail to keep DS's spirits up


    Strategy:

    spend some more time on my knees in prayer
    buying a treadmill
    weight training
    project list
    get a letter campaign going for DS
     
  8. TigH

    TigH <font color=red>WISH success story<br><font color=

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    Hey, Princess Vija, I LOVE the way you think!

    I try not to let stress build in my life. When I find that I am starting to worry about something, I just do my best to turn my attention to something that makes me feel good. What works best for me is to get outdoors in the sunshine. We are blessed with some VERY sunny days here in Central Florida. I love how the green of the pine trees looks when it's against that perfectly clear blue Florida sky. That just melts all my worries away and I feel like I could flap my arms and fly through the sky. :)

    I was a stress eater. Hopefully I'm not anymore! ;)

    It think it's great that so many people have these rituals or strategies to help release stress. There is more to being healthy than just losing weight. We have to take good care of ourselves mentally as well as physically. :)

    You guys are THE BEST!!!!! Keep up those happy, positive thoughts.
     
  9. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono Moderator

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    Great idea Princess V. Right now I truly only have one stress factor. Actually, it's not that I only have one factor, it's that this one stress factor is overshadowing everything else going on in the world right now, including impending war.

    My mother had her stomach removed due to malignancy on Christmas Eve. She has been so ill :( She is going through chemo and radiation simultaneously, and she has been very ill from that. This situation has all of my attention, right now. Mother lives with us, I drive her every day to the hospital for radiation and on Mondays I take her for radiation <b>and</b> chemo.

    My days are dedicated to taking care of her, trying to find 2 oz of something she actually wants to eat, trying to make sure that she doesn't get dehydrated. She had to have iv fluids yesterday because she became so dehydrated.

    I'm watching a woman who was active and vibrant about 6 months ago, age before my eyes :( I spend part of every day in tears (but I make sure she doesn't know--another stressor finding a way to cry and not let her know)

    How do I deal with it? I come here to the DIS. I go to the birthday board and offer birthday greetings, I come to WISH and get motivated to get rid of all of my excess weight, I go to the Community board and try to find things to make me smile.

    The DIS is an escape for me. WISH is a very motivational escape for me. I'm making some friends here (I think).

    Uh oh. Looks like my 10 minutes of self pity has been all used up for the day. Please excuse my gloominess.
     
  10. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert "I love to laugh"

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    I've decided not to worry anymore. I've been worried about Money, not having enough. I have been worried about my career, I'm an Opera singer and let me tell you no matter how successful you get you still live day by day, year by year. Now is a dry time for me. And I'm starting to hate my agent. And most of all I've been worried about my next trip to WDW. I love my vacations with my wife and we have been 10 years in a row since our honeymoon. I must go this year, but it is not 100% yet. Not even10%. I keep saying to myself. "No matter how your heart is grieving if you keep on believing your wish will come true, right away" and there is a part of me that knows I'll be going.

    There is good news though. I started a new eating plan in late Jan. because of health issues and I've lost 17 pounds. Not easy but encoureging.:p

    Good luck to everyone and we will look back on this and smile when we are on Splash Mountin.:D
     
  11. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono Moderator

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    Okay, now I've got this song stuck in my head:

    We're So Sorry Uncle Albert
    We're So Sorry If We Caused You Any Pain
    We're So Sorry Uncle Albert
    But There's No One Left At Home
    And I Believe I'm Gonna Rain

    I want to hear you sing! I think it is just so neat that you are an opera singer. I hope that your agent gets on the ball and finds you a production soon.

    I'm thinking positive thoughts that you will definitely go to WDW this year.

    Good job losing 17 pounds! Where is your WISH clipart?

    Katholyn
     
  12. Tiggerkeeper

    Tiggerkeeper <font color=9900FF>DIS Veteran<font color=0099FF><

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    Wow! Uncle Albert an opera singer! Very cool! Can you tell I have a teen? My dd(15) sings with her h.s. chorus and has had some voice so we go to a lot of college concerts and competitions. My hats off to you and your dedication. I hope everything looks up for you soon!

    And congratulations for dropping 17 lbs. that's great!!
     
  13. FergieTCat

    FergieTCat <font color=green>No, I'm serious. And don't call

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    Besides gaining .8 last week (which I think I lost, but we'll find out at 6:00 pm), I am SWAMPED at work!! I work in the Recruiting Office of a major law firm. We usually have enough work to keep us busy, but my officemate is out this week! ARRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I just have stacks of paper on my desk and I can't get it done unless I stay to midnight every night, which ain't happening. And I am so stressed I'm not even hungry (I guess because my adrenaline is on overdrive).

    Gee, that feels so much better!!
     
  14. Luckymommyx2

    Luckymommyx2 <font color=green>Je parle francais, et tu<br><fon

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    I'm a stress and boredom eater!! (I'm in double trouble.) Today I'm stressing about the impending war and its effects. Today I'm also stressing because I already ate 1430 calories (those darn peanuts) so I'm cutting myself off. The only good thing is that I worked out some already but I need to get off my butt now and do some more. I hate when I have my "plan" for the day and I go even a little off. I always feel like I've ruined everything and I'm a failure. UGH!

    Thanks for letting me vent! :mad:
     
  15. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono Moderator

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    Luckymommyx2

    Vous êtes le plus sans aucun doute pas un échec!

    So, you ate too many peanuts. You can't change that now, don't beat yourself up about it. Just get back on your plan and keep on keeping on :)
     
  16. Luckymommyx2

    Luckymommyx2 <font color=green>Je parle francais, et tu<br><fon

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    Kath,

    Merci WISH ami! Je ne peux pas échouer cette fois et il m'effraye pour ne pas être parfait!

    Les mauvaises habitudes meurent dur! Comprenez-vous?
     
  17. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono Moderator

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    Mon cher,

    Je comprends. Personne est parfait mais vous n'échouerez pas. J'ai le confiance en vous. Bonne chance!
     
  18. Luckymommyx2

    Luckymommyx2 <font color=green>Je parle francais, et tu<br><fon

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    Vous parle bon francais! Merci!
     
  19. PRINCESS VIJA

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

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    Hey guys!!! Luckymommyx2 and nativetxn


    I am going to start answering you all in Latvian pretty soon! :D

    Just kidding.

    It feels good to dump all of the bad stuff doesn't it? I am sorry that some of you are really suffering though. nativetxn...sorry to hear about your mom, that really is sad. :(


    Some hopes, thoughts, prayers and dreams for all of us......

    Good luck to those that need help with work.
    Lets buy a WINNING group lottery ticket for all of us that need some $.
    If you pray, lets pray for all of our soldiers and their families and friends.
    Also pray for America and the safety of its citizens worldwide.
    Pray for health for those afflicted with illnesses

    Lets keep supporting each other, this has been helpful.
     
  20. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono Moderator

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    I'm praying, PrincessV. It's my only comfort. This has been really helpful, it was a great idea to post this.

    Katholyn
     
  21. PRINCESS VIJA

    PRINCESS VIJA Viva Latvia!

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    OK, the war has started, and I physically feel sick to my stomach.:( partly the food I ate in reaction to stress, but also the idea that we might have taken out a head of state just now. I know there isn't any easy answer to this problem, but I feel more scared than ever. My first thoughts were OMG, how are they going to retaliate???? Somewhere here, and if not them, some other idiot terrorist might take the opportunity.

    God help us all.
     

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