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Using Low Carb Wraps

I have found that instead of eating carb-laden bread, I can use the low-carb (3-6 carbs) wraps and use a variety of fillings for a very satisfying lunch.

I don't miss the bread, and so long as I don't do it daily, it seems to really aid in my weight loss efforts without affecting gastric issu...

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Get Back on Track

At holiday time (or any other time) when I fall off the wagon, I no longer tell myself "I have blown it" and wait until the next day or week or month to correct the behavior, I get right back on track immediately. Old habits are hard to break, but if you don't give them any time to return, it is mu...

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Keep a Joy Book

Years ago I started writing in a "joy" book. Each day I added at least one thing that brought me joy. I lost the book for years, but happened upon it while cleaning. It is amazing how writing (and later reading) one small happy incident or memory each day can lift your spirits.

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Dance

Dance while you do housework (put on music with a beat and use your broom, vacuum, dishtowel, dust rag for a microphone and add SINGING to the routine). It burns more calories, adds to your exercise minutes and makes the chores FUN!

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