PrimeAnimal and Cwells:
Thanks, guys. I couldn't believe the stress correlation either. I was at a loss for months trying to figure out why I wasn't losing any weight. Once the stress levels went down, the weight just melted *poof* and it's gone.
A stressor disappeared. But I also learned ways to deal with some of the other smaller stressors as well such as work/life/etc... It seems if I just write down everything that is going on in my head before I go to bed, I can silence my mind big time and it definitely helps out with sleep. A couple years ago I got pretty heavy into Buddhism and through meditation and such I was able realize a lot of simple truths. I've recently started picking back up some of the buddhist stuff and it's also been helping.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related