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Frequent landmarks to celebrate

Setting frequent mini-landmarks to celebrate keeps me moving steadily forward -- the next one never seems very far away: each 5 lbs lost, each 5% lost, each 0 or 5 passed on the scale, etc.

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Weekly Shopper Sales Menu

Every Wednesday I look through the grocery store sale insert in the newspaper and create a weekly menu with items that are on sale. It saves time at the grocery store and time thinking about what to have for dinner every night.

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Save the Wrappers

Save any wrappers during binge. Note unwrapped items. Enter data in nutrition tracker. You may be up several pounds, but calculate the calories of your indulgence. Divide by 3500, the calories of one pound. A binge of 875 calories means just 1/4 pound to lose plus the sodium/water weight. Do-able!

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MBT vs Sketchers Shape Ups

MBT is the swedish design long before sketchers shape ups. MBT are approx 2.5 pounds when weighed SSU much lighter MBT $$$ compared to SSU $$ have worn and used both for 12 hr ER shift MBT support lasted much longer then SSU I have only had SSU for 3 an time to replace MBT lasted 9mos for support

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HUNGRY

WHEN I GET HUNGRY AND I REALLY CAN'T EAT ANY MORE FOR A WHILE, I PUT A PEICE OF SUGAR-FREE GUM IN MY MOUTH AND IT WORKS

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Change Up How Many Calories You Are Eating

I've found that if I raise or lower the number of calories I'm eating by 100 calories it always breaks the plateau quickly. Thanks to this technique I haven't had any major plateaus the entire time I've been losing weight.

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Nice shower gel for the gym

One of the ways I reward myself for going to the gym is by having nice shower gel. At home, I just use some cheap basic stuff. At the gym, I indulge with some Dove stuff that smells nice.

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Shop ahead

comparison shop--as soon as I have bought that laundry detergent, I immediately shop for the next box and watch til I find the best deal and then buy it. Save each time

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dishwashing

I always find that some diswashing liquids(hand washing) are far too soapy, so I put a quarter of it in another bottle and then fill it with water and use it like that. Still plenty of soap and helps the environment.

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