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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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My Chocolate Reward System

My motivation secret is CHOCOLATE. I buy the darkest chocolate bars I can find, preferably those that are divided into tiny squares.

After I do my exercise for the day, I SLOWLY eat a tiny bit of the chocolate, savoring each morsel.

My weightloss really took off after I started lo...

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Homemade Oat Milk

Homemade Oat Milk


I forgot to get some plant milk and I had one cup of steel cut oats so...



...I soak one cup overnight in lots of water...rinse very well (they will be slimy if you don't rinse well)......

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Being Inspired By Yourself

Inspiration comes in many forms and can strike randomly. Some days we have an abundance of creative energy which comes naturally, other days it’s not so easy. My most effective inspiration comes from how I treat myself. It will flow into how I treat others as well. Sometimes my treatment of othe...

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How To Spot Deadly Food Allergies (continued)

While people with true food allergies must avoid the offending food altogether, people with food intolerances can often eat a small portion of the problem food without suffering symptoms. The amount a person can eat varies from individual to individual.

How does your body react? If you have...

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Keep moving forward

I look straight ahead of me at all times. If I fall, I try to fall forward. Another thing I do is visualize myself having achieved my goal weight. Visualization is one of the keys to not only a successful journey, but to a successful life. Once you realize that you CAN do this, you start to reali...

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Keep Negativity and Bullies in the Trash

When I was young.. I was made fun of all the time and I never knew why... I never knew the true meaning of having someone to love me and me to love back.. Here even on Sparks I have ran into those who care nothing about how you feel or what you do.. I run three teams and I notice that for Points som...

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water can help in other ways besides drinking it

This is a little tip I have discovered that has been working well for me. When I sit down for a meal at a restaurant or another place that serves me something I don't need to eat, I put what I don't want on a separate plate and drizzle water over it. Who wants to eat soggy food???This way, I am not ...

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Things are not always what they Seem

Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the o...

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My Daily Mantra

Beginning any new task is always difficult. Here are a few things that help me to enjoy life and value each day as a blessing! When charged with a daunting task you should: Understand that the best way is to make small gradual changes that are achievable. Realize that each day is a new day to over...

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