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ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, BEING POSITIVE!!!!

Tracking food{EVERY BITE} is HARD! Tracking water {for me } is HARD! Tracking Fitness {or actually DOING IT } is HARD for me right now { getting over injured tailbone from rollerskating fall 4 weeks ago and getting back into the groove of working out regularly}. So, when I get on SP ,I need to stay ...

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Portion Control!~First Step!

I can always attribute weight GAIN to my LOSS OF PORTION CONTROL. When I do not measure my food portions,everything including the weight goes out the window !
I have noticed that when I DO work on controlling my portions ( and I mean measuring my food out in measuring cups and spoons}, my weigh...

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Corn has SURPRISING Benefits!

I LOVE corn! Fresh from the garden and especially on the cob, it is one of my favorite vegetables! But I did not know til reading The Doctors Book of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager and the Editors of Prevention Magazine that it can help lower cholestrol because it has a soluble fiber that binds wit...

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To Exercise or Not is your LOSS or Gain!

This past week has been the BEST for me and I am SURPRISED I have lost weight without tracking on paper! I have three years experience on SP with tracking my Nutrition so I know what to do and I STILL measure my food,not eyeball it! But though I lost the wt. with the Nutrition tracker through SP,...

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Water + Exercise = Daily For Optimum Health!

When I drink enough water and exercise daily, I tend to EAT HEALTHY ; when I don't , I just do not FEEL as healthy and generally that is the case!

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Works for Me~30 min. of Walking Per Day!!!!

I am reading a book that has helped me with my weight loss{it jumpstarted it ,actually!} and the very FIRST STEP {pun intended!} is WALKING a total of 30 minutes daily . The book is called YOU On A Diet: A Guide to Waist Management by Dr.Michael Roizen and Dr.Mehmet Oz.{They also wrote YOU:The Owner...

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Staying on the Defense for Fighting Infections!

One of my Sparkfriends has an infected foot and as I was reading The Doctors Book of Food Remedies {by Selene Yeager & the Editors of Prevention Magazine} I came across on p.350~ a garlicky soup recipe{it is a published work so I can't post recipe} and Eating for Immunity~Vit A ~carrots,spinach,kal...

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How Old is that Cottage Cheese?

When you are looking for something to eat in the fridge ,it's IMPORTANT to know the DATE of when a container was opened. I thought up a simple system that has helped me. I just opened a new container of cottage cheese today.When I am finished with my helping, I CLOSE the container and WRITE on it w...

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Drink Orange Juice with that Oatmeal!

I was surprised to learn when eating fortified oatmeal , our bodies don't absorb all the IRON it has. So, in order to help our bodies retain the iron in oatmeal, we need to consume ORANGE JUICE along with the oatmeal . This information was found in the Martha Stewart Living ",May 2012 issue,p.140...

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Whose water bottle is this?

I happily now have my whole family drinking PLAIN water {though we used to LOVE Propel!} and with that accomplishment comes everyone's water bottle and no identification! So, we put our first initial or both intials on the cap and it solves the problem! Plus if someone is sick, I know WHICH water ...

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