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Clothes to tight

When my clothes start getting snug on me, I tell myself over and over time to start doing healthy things. It might take me 3 or 4 times to tell myself that, but then I think it finally sinks in. I get to business and exercise; go for walks and eat right.

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Clothes

I never change my clothing size so I know when I'm in my healthy weight range. If too tight, time to pay more attention to portions and move more. I wear them tight to remind me to be more careful. If I use a larger size, I will fill the space.

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COLD water for wals or runs!!

The weather is heating up. To help keep cool, fill your water bottle 1/4 to 1/2 full with water and then put it in the freezer over night. Before you walk out the door, fill it the rest of the way with water. It will stay cold for the entire walk and keep you cooler than regular water!!!

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Stretch!!

Remember when you were young and you stretched before getting out of bed and it felt good. Why not get back to stretching before we rise and shine!

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Glaceau Smart Water

If you are due to have any blood drawn, Don't drink any of this product the day of or at least a couple of weeks before. I did and my Calcium, Protein and Potassium levels were TOO HIGH.

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SP Is Great

SP is the best kept secret and I tell all my friends. The ones that actually try it, love it.

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Laundry made easy

I have 4 "pop up" hampers in my closet - each different color, white, black, red, lt blue . My husband and I drop our clothes in by color (whites in the white bin, darks in the black bin, etc).

I can easily tell when I have enough for full load, and I can quickly grab a load to run it.

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Plan wayyy ahead!

When you know you will be going out to eat, plan what you will have before you leave the house. I go online or find calories on my cell phone applications when I know I am going to a certain restaurant. This helps make the best choice, and doesn't allow you to be tempted by poor menu options!

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Waking up to a new day

Every morning is a completely new day to start over and get back on track. No matter what happened yesterday, today is the day you will once again work on being healthy and fit. Say that every morning when you wake up

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Be Ready To Go

Keep the bags you need for classes and sports packed and ready to go by the front door so there is no rushing around the day of that class or sport looking for missing items. If it is something that needs to be washed, wash it and put it away right into the bag!

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