Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sorry guys...


I feel badly for not posting my weekly update sooner. 

But in my defense Sunday night was spend curled up in a ball on my living room floor, being unable to move because of the excruciating pain my stomach was in.

I was still feeling some sharp pains yesterday, but I've only experienced one sharp pain so far today!
So I'm hoping that's over. For good.

I did the challenges! I decided that since I am already very strict about my water intake, I would also keep a food diary. This was a challenge a while ago, and I did it for that week, but didn't keep up with it. At all.

So, it was a good exercise. But I still don't think I'll keep up with it :-P

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Guys, I love Netflix. I watch stuff a lot. Especially their documentaries.

Michael and I have learned tons about health from said documentaries. Recently we watched one about stress. And man, that stuff really messes with you.

One thing I thought you would all find interesting (and will maybe help with losing weight) is that when you are stressed your body changes the way you gain weight.

For example, if someone normally gains weight pretty evenly throughout their body, when they get stressed it goes mostly to the stomach area. Interesting, huh?

Also when you're stressed it is harder for your body to lose weight.

It also affects the way you age. If you are stressed, in one year your body can look (and physically change) as if you have aged 6 years!



So, I know I've talked a lot about stress lately, but it's just so important for us to find ways to relieve that stress, and avoid getting even more stressed.

I hope you found that interesting too!
But don't worry, I'll stop talking about stress now :-)

By the way, you are all doing awesomely!

3 comments:

Amber on October 8, 2010 at 1:42 PM said...

Stress is a killer (in more ways than one!) It is definitely something I need to work on more!

Annie on October 10, 2010 at 10:11 AM said...

Which Documentary was the stress one? I want to see it!

Chantel on October 11, 2010 at 10:44 AM said...

It's one of the National Geographic ones, it's called "Stress: Portrait of a Killer"

It's very good :)

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With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

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I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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