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yay coffee!!

I found a good list of under 200 calorie drinks at Starbucks. I haven't been there in a while as I am somewhat addicted. These were listed on their website so you can arm yourself before you step in the door

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Drinking Enough Water

I'm an out of sight, out of mind person. So when I made the goal to drink less soda and more water, I did a switch! I know I'll go nuts with no soda, so I put the case where I can't see it and only grab one on the way to work. (I only buy diet, so I think one a day is okay) aThen, I make sure that I...

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My secret to drinking 8 glasses of water a day

Drinking water is not only good to help you lose weight and be healthy, but it's also good for eliminating kidney stones.

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It requires a combination of things

You didn't become unhealthy by just one thing.....that's why staying healthy requires a combination of things. You need to eat right.....exercise......get enough sleep....take your vitamins.....laugh often......and learn to forgive yourself. THIS....is a winning combination.

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The #1 Germ Killer: Washing Hands !

I wash my hands very often (not obsessively so, however). This is the #1 germ/bacteria killer. People tend to underestimate its effectiveness.

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Upset Stomachs

Don't forget that when your stomach is upset

drinking 7-up (diet of course) or ginger tea will help.

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Keep colds at bay

To keep from getting a cold I swear by Garlic pills along with that sometimes I'll take vitamin D, and a probiotic pill.

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Drink that water!!

I know it's hard to drink all that water. My solution? I always have it with me! At night, I keep a glass by my bed and have a long drink when I wake up in the middle of the night. During the day, I keep my steel water bottle next to me. I also bring it in the car and drink during my commute. ...

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Tetanus Shot

When's the last time you received a tetanus shot? Can't remember, neither could I. I did however turn 40 this past year, so I'm getting one this year so I'll remember I received one during a special birthday year. It doesn't have to be a birthday year, it could be a special anniversary year, high...

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Children's vitamins

Adult vitamins make me nauseous, so I take a children's chewable vitamin at night with my kiddo. Not sure why, but they don't upset my stomach, and I can still get my multivitamin in.

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