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Keep a small piggy bank

I'm saving money. I do not want to spend bucks on things for myself, so I started tossing my change into a little piggy bank. Boy does that sum up at the end of the month. I usually always have a extra 10+ in there. That money I use to splurge myself without the guilt.

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Ending the day

Cleaned all week for company that is not coming till next week, change of plan I heard about Friday. Granddaughter here Saturday and we where really busy. Have a lot of fun with her. Later getting my spark point page finished. Love life, thank God for all of it.

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"Junkless" Grocery Shopping

When I go grocery shopping, I am surprised by the kinds of foods I don't buy anymore. Ice cream, chips, soda. I see them in other shopping carts & wonder why people are wasting their nutrition dollars on junk when they could have yogurt, oranges, and lemon water instead. My tastes HAVE changed!

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Red peppers

Eat red pepper strips

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An analogy with knitting

I am knitting a Great American Aran Afghan and each square is a small victory on the way to the finished blanket. I look at weight loss in a similar way. Each kg is a square. Even if I make mistakes and have to rip the knitting back that's ok cos I can knit it back up later. Same for weight loss.

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Shiny marks when Ironing

Add several tablespoons of vinegar to the water in which your cloth is been dampened when pressing dresses or suits. This will prevent shiny surfaces from appearing.

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Softening dish cloths.

To soften dish cloths that have become hard from constant use, Add some Epsom salts to the water and soak overnight.

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Earn the snack!

Sometimes when I want a snack and it's not fitting in my meal plan I just "earn it" - 60 minute brisk walk and I can eat that portion of ice cream without feeling guilty. :D With a condition - that walk wasn't a part of my daily fitness minutes and I won't do this every day. ;)

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Break it down

I find that breaking down my BIG goals into smaller, bite-sized mini goals helps me keep going. Whether it's losing a large amount of weight or aiming to run a marathon, I can wrap my head around smaller goals (5 pounds, running a mile) that are steps towards the big ones.

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