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Because I'm on a limited income when I buy something with cash, I always put the change in a dish. Then I put dimes in one jar, nickels in another. Pennies go into my bingo jar. Quarters go into my laundry jar. It's not a whole lot, but I figure if I have a small emergency, I'll have something to use.
Drinking eight 8-oz glasses of water, really helped to jumpstart my weightloss. Not only was i less hungry, because i was so full of water, but i was motivated by dropping the water weight first. I actually drink four 16-oz glasses, i drink one with each meal and then one sometime throughout the day.
I saved one pair of pants, my biggest ones and tucked it away so I can pull them out when I reach my goal weight. As I lose the weight and my pants and shirts get too big I am not saving them. I don't ever want to look back or make it easy to put on my 'fat pants'.
I write a list before I go shopping Ė and stick to it. I prepare a careful plan of what I want to buy before I go out, then stick to that plan when I go shopping. I donít put anything in the cart unless it is on my list. I have the same plan when I shopping for clothes.
It's true. The times I take to prep all my veggies after I get home from the store & before they get put away, the more I am apt to cook with them or snack from them because it takes less time when I want to cook or eat. Takes just a bit of time at first but pays off BIG later....
I found that talking about how we have changed our lifestyle as far as what we eat and especially regarding the Food Inc. info and how not all foods are created equal, not only am I spreading information and potentially saving lives but I am also holding myself accountable.
To stay positive we have to learn to stay away or not listen to negative people !!!! If you have ever been really happy and somone negative messes up your happy mood than you know what I mean.A good support group is a great way to stay positive.TOPS is great and very affordable and so is OA.
Eating the proper amount of protein daily will keep you from feeling hungry, Help keep and build muscles. This produces a chain reaction, giving you more energy while building muscle,(not mass), and increasing the amount of calories you burn. http://bariatrictimes.com/20
Have you noticed that the dinner plates just keep getting larger? When your plate or bowl are large you tend to fill it up. We switched to eating off of salad plates and I bought smaller bowls to eat out of in order to keep our portion sizes in control.