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Stop eating too much!

When I realize I have reached my full limit, but there is still yummy food on my plate (and I normally would keep eating until it was all gone) I reach for a condiment on the table (like salsa, pepper, be creative!) and cover the rest of my food with it so it forces me to not go back and munch!

- Submitted by JMF626 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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make your own

I recycle the foaming soap dispensers from bath and body works. I use dr. bronner's castille soap in the old soap dispenser (THE FOAMING TYPE OF DISPENSER) and I dilute the soap with mostly water.... say 1 part soap and six parts water. This is a very economical soap and smells great.

- Submitted by SWALIS 3/27/2010 in Around The House | 6 Comments

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Early Eating!

Before, I used to work out like crazy and eat barely anything while I did not lose very much. Little did I know, I was eating way too late. Now, even on days when there is no time to exercise or eat that well, I make sure to eat earlier than 8pm. The earlier the better. Try it and you will lose!

- Submitted by JMF626 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Do what you were doing to be successful

If tracking and exercise worked for you and you've abandoned it for a while, go back to doing what works for you.

- Submitted by MARTINFRIED 3/27/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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Don't Clean Your Plate

Always leave some food on your plate - even if only 1 bite. It will help you un-learn that you need to clean your plate - like your mother always told you to !!

- Submitted by DEBJO57 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments

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Make It A Routine

I am no longer able to work out in the mornings like I like to so as soon as I walk in the door in the afternoon, I change into my workout clothes and head right back out the door. Do not pass go and collect 200 dollars. Just get outside as fast as you can.

- Submitted by DUCHESSVR 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Excercise even when u don't want to.

It's hard to excercise when u do not have the motivation. But if you just push yourself and make it a priority it becomes a habit. Then all you can do is think about how can I fit a workout in. If I'm having a busy day and I can't get a full hour of excercise in I'll fit in just 20 mins.

- Submitted by SR4095 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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All or Nothing Mentality

What a relief it is to know that I have choices! It has been a long time coming after growing up in an environment where the all or nothing mentality prevailed.

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 3/27/2010 in Staying Positive | 5 Comments

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Save money on fuel

Get a smaller car or a car with a smaller engine. Some people buy a car due to its looks or practical features. Going for a smaller car or one with a smaller engine saves considerably on gas as well as servicing/maintenance costs.

- Submitted by HINEZEE 3/27/2010 in Saving Money | 0 Comments

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In the parking lot

Before I decided I wanted to be healthier, I would always park close to the front of the parking lot. NOW, I park at the back of the lot and pick up the pace when I walk into the store.

- Submitted by WICCANCHICK73 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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