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fast paced music

Recently I got an android phone. My son suggested Pandora Radio - for the phone - I love it. When I go walking after school I listen to either Waka Waka station or believe it or not Irish Pub Rock Music - and get a variety of tunes that are fast paced and make for an effective cardio walk.

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alternative topping

This evening I found the most amazing alternative topping for my baked sweet potato. I was cooking my chicken tenders in pineapple salsa and thought - why not. OMG - It is awesome.
Baked a yam in the microwave - heated two tablespoons of pineapple salsa and had a feast. I added a pat of butter - ...

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Commit to yourself!

Commit to taking care of yourself - Set goals and decide you will meet those goals and then refuse to let other things get in the way. You will be happier in the end.

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Think can not can't

If you focus on eating 5, 6 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day and not what you shouldn't eat (excess breads, fats, etc) you will have an easier time of modifying your lifestyle.

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Stress eating

Recently I started the mindless eating that occurs as your stress builds. Once I recognized it - I could deal with it - by packing carrots, celery, humus - and increasing my B-complex. Stress didn't go away, but now I could deal with it in a healthy manner.

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Nutrition Tracker

You have the option to add additional meals -
I've added mid-morning and afternoon snacks to help remind me to not to wait to the main meals to eat - small feedings throughout the day helps keep the metabolism burning!

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Nothing is forbidden

I've found not forbidding myself from certain foods, but eating my fill of other before I grab a piece of bread or cookies - helps me to eat less. Then when I do enjoy them, they taste even better.

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Defense for Holiday over eatting

When I know I'm going out for dinner - especially the holidays - I make sure I eat 3 or 4 servings of veggies before going to the hostess' house. That way I'm not starved and I make sure I eat my veggies w/out all the cheese, etc sauces that make the dinners special.

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I need the steps

Whenever something needs to be done or taken somewhere, I volunteer usually calling out the phrase -" I'll do it, I need the steps". The more I move - the more likely I am to continue loosing and keep off what I've lost.

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