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I took over the UK Midlands team in April 2009 with 119 members. We now have 248 & rising. Some of us have started meeting up for Sunday lunch every so often. The friendship & support in our team is phenomenal & I love them all to bits.
Homemade soup:- My DH & I regularly make large batches of soup (approx 12 portions) and freeze. Not only is it cheaper than shop bought soup, you know exactly what & how much has gone into it, you can use up all the left over fruit, veg & salad in your kitchen, it tastes good & it is a lot healthier
Developing a written meal plan which I follow every week is very helpful. I eat the same thing every Monday as I eat every other Monday, the same thing every Tuesday, etc. I develop special plans for days that occur regularly but not weekly. The plan is posted on the refrigerator.
When I want something like a book, a dvd, a heart rate monitor, an exercise machine etc. I look it up on amazon and put it in my cart. I do not buy it just yet. After a week or so when I look at the account I often find out that I do not "need" the stuff I so much thought I cannot live without!