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Making sure you have all the ingredients

I have started menu planning/shopping for a month at a time. To ensure that I have all the ingredients for each meal I separate my meals into sacks. If I am making chili that calls for 2 cans of tomato sauce and 2 cans of beans I put all of that in my brown paper bag so I do not use them for somet...

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EVERY MINUTE COUNTS!!

I'm learning that ALL activity is/can be exercise! You don't just have to go to the gym for 90 minutes to get fit! I play my Wii, take short walks at lunch, whip out the stretch band for a quick toning during commercials. This makes it fun and easy. 5, 10, or 90 minutes, it still counts!!

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Change your vocabulary!

Replace the words "I should" and "I will" by "I do" and "I can"! Change "I'll try" to "I'll do it"! Replace "It's hard" by "I can do this"! Have faith in yourself and your abilities, and pretty soon you'll come to realize that you are a lot more capable than you think!!

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forgot my gym bag

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Motivation technique

Find a hobby you truely love. It helps alot when the going gets tough.

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Use your public library

You pay for the library with your tax money...use it! My kids LOVE going to the library and we can spend endless hours there if I let them. Getting the books and movies from the library not only saves you money, but also clutter because when you finish reading a book you take it back!

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Perfect cobweb remover!

I use the cardboard tube from the inside of paper towels. It gets into the hard to reach corners easily, it's disposable - heck, you were going to throw it out anyway! - and you can just spin it around to wind the cobwebs up on the end of it.

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Tracking

Make sure you accurately track all your meals.
A set of kitchen scales, to weigh things like rice and pasta, is an absolute must.
It is easy to miss calories by not tracking correctly. eg
cups of coffee with milk and sugar three cups a day is just over 100 calories, if you have a biscuit mo...

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Tiredness

When everything seems to fall apart physically, mentally, emotionally, I find it's because I'm Tired.
May be a lack of:restful sleep, lack of peace-n-quiet, or stress overload.
Stretch! Relax on the floor or chair & stretch a muscle or two.
Improve blood flow, add oxygen, feel energy!
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making the ingredients stretch

Unless I'm baking something for a party or other special ocassion, i try to make half the batch; especially if the recipe calls for more than 2 cups of flour. if it's just for my fiance and me, a half batch is usually plenty to try a couple of the baked item and freeze the rest for later.

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