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Inspiration for others/Encourag
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My neighbor sees me workout with my trainer outside once a week. When speaking with him this weekend and recounting how I fell in love with strength training on my journey to lose 100 lbs...I listened to myself! He spoke of the inspiration it was for him and his wife and probably others who saw me ...

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Celery for Dipping

I use celery sticks for dipping into salsa, creamy cheese dips, etc at restaurants where chips are normally provided. Just take a baggie of them with you. I also take celery sticks to functions with the dip so others can see the healthy option. Recently, I didn't have any with me, and asked the res...

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Epiphany for 2011

Substitute Transformation for Resolution! Visualize your final results as you transform into a healthier, fit person in 2011! Much better than a resolution which may fail. My motto for 2011 - transformation to live life the fullest with healthy eating, frequent exercise, and positive mental attitu...

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What food is better than?

There is no food that is as good as the feel of being the right size. Someone gave me this today to help when I have this strong pull to eat unhealthy or out of control. How true it is. May it be inspiration and motivation to other SP!

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Season of Thanksgiving

I've invited "strangers" to my dinner table tomorrow! Yes, it's about "giving" thanks and giving back! Volunteer workers are repairing my daughter's home - recently devasted in the major flood in Nashville, TN on May 2. They will join us around our table tomorrow - and WOW - the food may be great ...

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Whitening Booster

After reading a review about the best over the counter teeth whitening product, I tried Arm & Hammer Whitening Booster. I could personally tell a difference in 3 weeks and it keeps getting better. My dental hygenist noticed too. You add it to your regular toothpaste. It has 3 X's more whitening t...

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Using your Trainer

Don't just do the exercises he/she has in mind. Learn from the experts - ask questions: why is this a good exercise, what part of the body gets the most benefit, and why can't I increase/decrease the weight on this? I've learned a lot by asking. Gives me rich knowledge of my exercise program!

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Starkist Tuna Creations Zesty Lemon Pepper

This prepackaged tuna is delicious. You can add to it with celery, mayo, and egg to make it more filling. I put it on my mixed greens with tomatoes and add a little Brianna's Real French Vinaigrette dressing. Whole package is 4.5 oz, 180 calories, 42 g protein, 0 carbs. Found near canned tuna in gr...

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Share the Spark!

People notice weight loss! What do you say when asked how it happened for you? I share my exercise, my lifestyle food plan and Sparkpeople.com! I'm a walking advertisement for SP and couldn't be more proud! Share the Spark!

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Beat the Heat Exercise Tip

Walk, jog, or run outside in hot weather? Even with early morning start, the heat and humidity is pretty high in the south. Take a cold, wet rag placing it between your shirt and shoulder and then use it to wipe your face or place on trigger points: wrist, temples or neck. Refreshing pick me up!

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