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3M, the maker of post-it notes, and other paper goods companies make post-it notes that are sticky all over on one side. I use these to label leftovers in the fridge with contents and date - no more mystery food! This makes packing leftovers for lunch much easier and lets me know when things need to be thrown out. Genius!
It's so easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day stuff. I put my workouts, SparkPeople time, and other things for myself down on my to-do list. Because if it's not there, it doesn't happen and I neglect myself and my health.
I find it hard to resist impulse buys for myself when I'm out shopping or running errands. So I go ahead and scoop things up - and put them in a box when I get home. The box contains a variety of things at different price points. When I've earned a reward for meeting a goal, I choose something from the box. It's as good as going shopping all over again - and gives me something to look forward to.
I'm a full-figured woman, so having proper workout undergarments is crucial for me. Moving Comfort brand is the best I've found. Their sports bras and compression shorts make even high-impact workouts, like running, comfortable.
Rubbermaid makes food containers that stack neatly and whose lids stick together and to the bottom of the containers. This kills two birds with one stone: organization and portion control. Their containers come in small, sensible sizes that make portion control a no-brainer.
I always save 100 or so calories of my daily budget for dessert. This prevents me from feeling deprived and satisfies my sweet tooth while keeping me well within my calorie range for the day. It also helps prevent binging since I know I can have that pudding or chocolate chip cookie.