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you are in love

YOU ARE IN LOVE when you get knots and butterflies in your stomach just by the mention of his name. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you blush while thinking about him. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start waiting for his phone calls and text messages. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start getting jealous of the people he s...

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Stop Being Such Putz.. Get on the Ball

Put down that frying pan there is a new Sheriff in town and I am going to tell you a few things on cooking.. I have been cooking since I was knee high to a grasshopper... and could hold a fork and spoon.. I am from the South so this healthy way of cooking was a new idea... So I took a chance and I h...

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Diet to Prevent Colon Cancer

Diet to Prevent Colon Cancer

Looking to reduce your risk of colon cancer? Experts say to reach for the veggies and skip the bacon bits.
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New research into diet and colon cancer has exonerated some foods that were once thought to increase the risk of the disease. At the same time, r...

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Keep It Lean: How to Cook Meat and Fish

Keep It Lean: How to Cook Meat and Fish

You've got your meat or fish and you're ready to cook a healthy meal. Do you know which cooking techniques will maximize flavor and minimize fat?

Buying skinless chicken breasts to cut back on fat makes sense; breading and deep-frying them does n...

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Benefits of Swimming

Are you curious about the benefits of water exercise? Ever ask yourself, "Why swim?" Well, look no further! Below are some answers to that question!

Why is exercise IN the water better than OUT of the water?

Buoyancy: This water property allows people to do exercises that are difficul...

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A continuous learning experience


"View life as a continuous learning experience"
~Denis Waitley

Stuff goes right and stuff goes wrong. In summary, "Stuff Happens" Learn from it.

A lot of time we make bad decisions. Oftentimes the bad decisions are made becau...

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Portion Control Hints

If I buy a bag of crunchy snacks, the first thing I do is separate them into individual zip lock baggies. Even if I overeat, at least I know how many I ate. Never eat directly from the bag!
Weighing and measuring is also a key. Depending on your eyes to give an accurate estimate of what yo...

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Maintain Healthy Habits

I try my best to maintain healthy habits and incorporate them into my daily routine. I have been putting bulk snacks and produce in little baggies so when I get hungry, I don't grab the whole box or bag, but rather a portion size. Once I am done with the portion, I am done.

I have decided to ...

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NEED TO EAT BETTER

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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