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Road ID

Along with my Nike+ Sport Kit and iPod, I never head out for a run without my RoadID. In case of an accident, first responders are able to reach family and also learn vital facts by simply glancing at an engraved tag. Peace of mind for all concerned! You may carry other types of identification on yo...

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Road ID

Along with my Nike+ Sport Kit and iPod, I never head out for a run without my RoadID. In case of an accident, first responders are able to reach family and also learn vital facts by simply glancing at an engraved tag. Peace of mind for all concerned! You may carry other types of identification on yo...

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Don't get discouraged

Easier said than done, right? But the more you focus on what's not progressing as quickly as you hoped, or on a plateau or even on a slip up, the more you'll be tempted to throw in the towel. Shrink it and send it away! Remind yourself that every step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the r...

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Words to live by...

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself & others. May you use the gifts that you have received, & pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content w...

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Be a picky eater!

How do you get the most from 1200 calories per day? By choosing wisely. Fill your plate with vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats and whole grains. It will be brimming with food and at the end of your meal, you will feel full and satisfied!

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Keep the (pity) party short...

Worrying about what may never happen or beating ourselves up over what's done, saps our joy and strength. When I feel that way, I set ten minutes on a timer and push start. I wallow - really wallow - in my feelings.

WHEN THE TIMER GOES OFF, THE PITY PARTY IS OVER!

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I want to!

Next time your head hits the pillow and you think about your next day's workout, or food choices, don't think, "I have to..." Think, "I want to..." It makes all the difference in the world - try it!

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Food is not in charge!

YOU ARE! Don't ever forget it and you will always have the upper hand...

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Patience is a virtue...

And for weight loss, it's a must! Be patient! Losing weight and getting fit takes time and effort. Everything you do is cumulative so be faithful to a program of counting calories, exercising and portion control and you will see results.

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Start with a clean slate...

It's important to be in control when you start out and willpower tends to waiver... Clean out your pantry and refrigerator. Toss out the temptations and the things that have little or no nutritional value. Your body will thank you!

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