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Buy several refillable water bottles (I prefer the stainless steel myself.) Keep at least four full of water in the refrigerator to have on hand. Then there are no excuses for not having time to get water before leaving the house; just grab a bottle and go. Good for the environment too!
I purchased a new 32 ounce water bottle and Pur water filter from Walmart. I do not buy sodas for my family and everyone drinks Crystal Light, even the kids. I fill my cute little pink water bottle full of crystal light and carry it everywhere. It's my new best friend. By afternoon, I have my 64!
I substiute salsa for salad dressing alot of days. 2 Tbsp of Salsa only has about 15 calories. This is 25% the calories found in many fat-free varieties of dressing and an even smaller fraction of the calories in regular dressing. Fewer to no additives either depending on the type you buy.
We have a spending plan (budget). On payday, I go to the bank and get certain budget categories out in cash: food, clothes, allowance, fun, gifts and haircuts. Having a plan and using cash is huge! And, allowance for grown-ups (we call it "mad money") helps to keep adult wants in check too.
I work out every morning on my recumbent bike. I have found on my satellite receiver a game called bugs. I play this game while I work out and for get about the time. Have even been late for work a few times. Don't know what I will do if that old receiver ever dies!