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Fitting in exercise

I keep a set of light weight free weights by my computer. Then when I'm waiting on a download or for the computer to boot up I do a few arm workouts with them. I can work in quite a few sets!

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Tracking Calories

I put in what I am going to eat before I actually do. This way I am less likely to eat anything extra because I don't want to add more food or servings after I have visited that page.

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Save time

Alaways save some time for yourself and a long leisurely bath with candles.

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Go to a restaurant only once a week

I have lots more success controlling my weight when I eat my own food and avoid restaurants. My current goal is to only eat at a restaurant once a week, and no more. Most of the time it is just a lunch item, too, which helps, because they tend to be smaller portions.

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Don't do it alone!

I learned to love exercise with a buddy who kept me accountable. We took classes (jazzercise, kickboxing, pilates, etc.) together. Once I got hooked on the class, I really didn't need the accountability. The fun of the classes kept me going back for more!

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Struggling with Deep Depression?

Depression is a horrible disease to fight. Debilitating, it destroys your self image. It makes you Not Want to leave your bed or your bedroom or take a shower. It won't do any good anyway. When you're there, have a note-book at your bedside and list what you couldn't do today. When your meds start

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Life List

I have a life list as I understand life is too short not to enjoy and be happy. I've listed places I'd like to visit (as I enjoy traveling) and decided at least do one big trip a year; one overseas and one within the U.S. as there are some beautiful places right here at home.

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Measure and weigh at the same time!

This is a measuring cup (4 cup size) that can weigh at the same time made by Taylor. You change its mode to specifically measure flour, water, milk, oil, sugar or just a scale. A unit selection allows you to change what you are measuring like fluid oz, mL or lbs or grams. A neat way to mix ingred...

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Join a produce co-op

I recently joined a produce co-op. They are available in many areas of the country. The one I joined has several locations is several western states. In addition to saving money, I get plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that helps me stay on track eating healthy.

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install a clothesline

Save money on drying towels, bedding, throw rugs etc. Do it for free!

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