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Hunger Inhibitor

Keep avacado, a good healthy fat on hand as it really helps with hunger attacks when they happen.

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Why Is Butter Yellow If Milk Is White?

Why Is Butter Yellow If Milk Is White?


In your musings about odd things, it may have occurred to you to wonder, if butter is basically made from the skimmings of milk, and milk is white, why is butter yellow?

When you think about butter making, it's a multi-step process, starting w...

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Cardboard workout

Recycling cardboard cartons - I open out and tear up the smaller boxes and slightly lighter-weight cardboard. Heavy-weight boxes, I just open and flatten. Certainly gets my heart pumping and works up a bit of a sweat

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Oh Happy Day

Six years ago, I weighed in at 350 pounds. I didn't even have to ask myself, "How did this happen to me?" I knew exactly how it happened. When I was 44 years old, I was in a car accident and broke my neck in 3 places. Then six months later, I was diagnosed with MS. At the same time, my gall bla...

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Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap

On a hot day, Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap is the perfect liquid accessory for the most amazing shower ever. If you need a shower to wake up, it makes your whole day refreshing and new. Talk about energizing!

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Like Minded Friends

Having like-minded friends has really helped me on this journey to a healthier me. We post articles to help each other, pin motivational quotes to each other's wall, do small challenges with each other and we reward each other with small thoughtful gifts (non food) when we meet our goal and we thank...

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No More Excuses

Most of this journey is learning about yourself, admitting what you have learned and then dealing with it.

I love my walking, but I was allowing myself to make too many excuses. I said to myself, "It's raining. It's too cold. It's too hot. My husband won't let me have a treadmill." I knew th...

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Full flavor salad dressing alternatives

I recently tried a yogurt blue cheese dressing. It's delicious and tastes just like the full fat/calorie version at a fraction of the calories. The one I tried had only 35 calories per serving.

If you haven't tried it already...give yogurt dressings a try on your salads!

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Make exercise a priority.

Set a time for exercise and make it a priority. Plan your day around your exercise. I work out as soon as I get home from work. Sometimes supper is a few minutes late but my husband and daughter are very supportive and know that my workouts are important to my weightloss.

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Take out the tape measure

Sometimes I go for a week or so without losing any weight even though I've been eating sensibly and exercising. I get a little frustrated and then remember to take out the measuring tape. I usually find that I've lost an inch or so from my waist which inspires me to workout even more.

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