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Keeping Busy

In the evenings after dinner I like to do a craft to keep my hands busy. Right now I'm crocheting an afghan for my husband for Christmas. I find that if I'm just sitting there while the TV is on - trying to get interested in whatever hubby might be watching, I get bored and gravitate towards the p...

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Constipation

Despite healthy eating, DH had extreme constipation and I was advised by a Doctor to use Acidopholis daily. It has helped tremendously! Find it in the Vitamin section of the pharmacy

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Cool Vege Tip

Carry your choice of vege everyday. So you will never have to go too far to get what you want.

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Flu shots

If you haven't already, don't forget your flu shot! That will keep your immune system stronger, not only against the flu but other things as well. That's what my Dr. told me once.

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Love Myself!

Love myself more than anyone else! If I don't love ME then I can't expect anyone else to.

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fat clothes or skinny clothes

I have clothes I wore when I was a larger size and I have clothes I wear now that I am thinner. When I get an urge to eat when I am not hungry, I think of those fat clothes. I don't want to go backwards.

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Another Motivational Trick for Drinking Your Water

I have a 32 oz bottle that I fill up 2 times a day. It was hard at first, but it's easier to do if you motivate yourself with little tricks! Every morning at the gym I tell myself that I need to stay on the elliptical machine until I've finished drinking 32 oz of water. It usually lasts me from ...

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Moderation

Everything in moderation. Variety and moderation are keys to health and contentment. Thus, diets which forbid are difficult to maintain as a permanent life style.

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Make relaxing herbal teas a nightly ritual!

Every night after dinner, I make a pot of relaxing herbal tea. I use loose herbs (from a health food or herb store) such as chamomile, peppermint, valerian, skullcap, lavender, catnip and lemon balm. I blend them together in different combinations. You can also buy great tea bags at a health food st...

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Take time to clean all produce

It is important to wash off all your produce even if you are going to cut off the skin/rind and throw it away. Your produce could have come in contact with a rotten one and if you do not wash them off, you can contaminate surfaces that will eventually come in direct contact with your freshly cut pro...

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