Olive oil: Use it to lubricate and polish wood furniture. Simply mix three parts olive oil to one part vinegar, or two parts olive oil to one part lemon juice).
"THEY'RE BACK!!!!" or "HERE'S JOHNNIE!!!"...2 movie lines that kind of stimulate spooky thoughts probably. Well, I'M BACK! So I kinda blew it for 6 months. But I'm restarting at a lower weight, I know I can do it and I WILL BE PERSISTENTLY BACK HERE ON SPARK!
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair...
I eat Breakfast in two stages. I eat within half an hour of waking up - often fruit and whole wheat toast and then around 10 a.m. I eat some protein often with fruit again This helps me because if I eat all my breakfast when I get up around 6, it's tough to make it to lunch.
Started my diet with South Beach and almost a year later staying in phase 2 all the time has really paid off.
It's also a diet that can be followed when on vacation, I went on a cruise and managed.
I have recently subscribed to Women's Fitness Magazine and Shape Magazine. I'm eager to read them and when I do they really keep me in the right (healthy living) frame of mind. For me they have been very motivating.
My weakness is ice cream. Putting half a cup in a bowl - even a small one looked ridiculous. I keep a supply of Dixie kitchen cups which are a half cup but makes me feel like I'm getting more.
I have a 40 ounce water bottle that I carry with me all the time. I fill it up in the morning, and when its empty I fill it up again - once I've drank two of them, I've gotten more than my 8 glasses!! I put a straw in it to sip on water all day.... before I know it it is gone!
When I have nearly exhausted all of my caloric intake for the day & still need a good sweet snack, I have Jello in the little individual snack cups. Sometimes, I'll also have a teaspoon of non-fat cool whip on top.