Tuesday, October 16, 2007

For Your Entertainment

(95) Death of a child
(93) Divorce
(90) Death of a spouse
(80) Death of a parent
(80) Spouse's or partner's betrayal of trust
(80) New marriage
(75) Job change after the age of 45
(70) Conflict between you and your spouse
(70) Conflict with the boss where the job is threatened
(65) Significant negative medical diagnosis
(55) Change of home location
(50) Retirement
(50) Conflict between you and your teenager
(50) Conflict between you and a parent
(40) 40th, 50th, 60th, 75th, or 80th birthdays
(35) Significant traumatic injury (include heart attack if appropriate)
(35) Having to commit parent to assisted-care home or facility
(30) Job change
(30) Marriage of daughter
(25) Chronic pain condition
(25) Best friend's betrayal of trust
(25) Last child leaving home
(20) Purchase of a new care or house
(20) Big family celebration or get together
(10) Over-demanding job responsibilities

You've probably seen these tests before. It's a stress scale. The number in the parentheses indicates the average intensity of stress on a scale from 10 (low stress) to 95 (paralyzing stress). For the stressors you checked, add up the corresponding numbers.

If your score is between 0 and 30, you are under very little stress at present and very likely have good physical and mental health. If your score is between 35 to 65, the stress in your life may begin to undermine your weight loss efforts and harm your overall health. (I got this from Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight loss solution...that's why is mentions weight if your wondering.)

A score about 65 indicates that you are undergoing significant stress, and this may initiate bouts of overeating as well as disease causing changes in your biochemistry. You need support and must work toward acquiring very specific tools of stress management.

Guess what my score was???????


I laughed really hard when I read that last paragraph about a score of 65 indicating that "you are undergoing significant stress"....ya think? HA HA!

I just found that rather entertaining. Maybe you will too.


Blogger Laci said...


10:09 PM  
Anonymous Chrissy said...

Hilarious. You are an inspiration to me, keep it up. Love ya!!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Michelle (wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, and striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman) said...

Egads! You have me beat by almost 100!! (I'm assuming these are to be events within the last year?)
Praying for rest and peace for you!

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Mine was in the 300 area too! Imagine that! Have a good week.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Misty said...

bless your heart! both figuratively and literally as stress is very very bad! my goodness... I am afraid to take it...

10:42 AM  
Blogger Lyndy said...

Oh my word...we are close...mine is 319. Better to laugh than cry. (lol)

11:32 AM  
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