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Know that you can do it

Don't be afraid to push yourself. You can do more than you think you can and you shouldn't let fear of failure or embarrassment hold you back. To quote the title of an old self help book: feel the fear and do it anyway!

- Submitted by MISS_THING 7/13/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Super Easy Broiled Salmon

Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tbsps each Dijon mustard, light sour cream, and nonfat Greek yogurt. Add about 1 tbsp lemon juice. Take 4 4-oz salmon fillets, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, then coat with mixture. Broil for 12-15 minutes. ~226 calories/10 g fat.

- Submitted by MISS_THING 6/30/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Eating Well Magazine

Love this magazine - great, easy recipes, accurate nutrition and fitness news/information (several faculty members from the University of Vermont are on the advisory board). Did I mention that the recipes are delicious and healthy? :-)

- Submitted by MISS_THING 6/7/2010 in Product Reviews | 4 Comments
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Portion control when eating at work

I usually eat breakfast and lunch at my desk, which makes portion control a bit challenging. I invested in one of the Fit'n'Fresh kits from the Spark Store and keep a small portable scale from the set in my desk drawer, along with an inexpensive set of dry and wet measuring cups.

- Submitted by MISS_THING 5/20/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Find a mentor or role model who is living a healthy lifestyle

Finding mentors for healthy eating and exercise was key for me. Modeling some of my behavior on the positive examples of healthy friends and removing many of the negative influences has changed my life.

- Submitted by MISS_THING 5/14/2010 in Getting Started | 2 Comments
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Fitness Support Network

Developing a network of fitness buddies and mentors has helped to keep me motivated and has turned me on to new activities I probably wouldn't have tried on my own.

- Submitted by MISS_THING 4/7/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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