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whenever I feel hungry I exercise by taking a walk or getting on my treadmill/stationary bike

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Easy Way to Clean Coffee Pots

If you have coffee stains in your glass coffee pot this is a trick that I learned. You put salt in the bottom of the pot, just enough to cover the bottom. Then add ice. Let it sit about a 2 minutes. Then holds the handle and swirl the ice and salt around. Do this for about a few minutes. Then you ca...

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stop trying so hard

after reading everyones' great suggestions, i realized that the best way to deal with my plateau was yes change some part of my daily exercise routine and eat smaller meals,but i also came to the conclusion i was not GAINING. yea! i was more relaxed and enjoyed my workouts and time with my family.

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have fun while getting exercise

I like to get on the swings and ride to the sky...my inner child loves this and I love all the workout I get while having fun! Do something you enjoyed as a kid to get in your exercise for the day!

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one of my secrets

just a quick way to get extra exercise

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food log

I plan my breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the week so not to stray from the plan. I only shop for those items so not to have tempting snacks in house.

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Plan for a TREAT!

When you want a nice dessert after the evening meal...add it to your nutrition tracker EARLY in the day and plan the rest of your meals around those calories! Like having your cake and eating it too

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Don't Procrastinate

I've discovered the secret to getting my exercise done -- just get up and do it -- before I have time to talk myself out of it or make a zillion excuses. Works like a charm! Not always happy at first, but I feel better later.

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An Apple a Day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, helps my body to work smoothly and helps me shed weight. I like to eat an apple before lunch and dinner to help fill me and add fiber.

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Eat ENOUGH Food

My secret for continuing to lose weight is that I eat ENOUGH food. I do not feel deprived.I always eat ENOUGH so that I am not miserable, nor am I uncomfortable. So I'm losing slowly, but still i feel that I am making progress and getting close to my goal.

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