Work stress and health

Weight loss since deciding to leave an unfulfilling job

The day I decided that my current job and I were done, it felt like a weight lifted from my frame. I felt lighter and better and the stress started to fade. Interestingly, my sleep got better as did my eating. The beginning of the graph represents August and my starting weight measurement of 189lb. Over about 4 months, with controlled eating, regular walks and no work stress, I am down 18 lbs and feel better than ever. My goal is to keep going down to 160 lb though I seem to have hit a plateau that resists going below 170. Will add more walking and some weights to the mix.

A bad work environment extracts a price. Stress is one of the hidden costs.

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