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Make changes daily

Everyone falls into habits. Its a part of human nature. Some are good and some are bad habits. Having good habits are great but even those should be changed according to how you are making changes. According to science it takes twenty one days to change a habit. And this is where my secret lies. I a...

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Weight Loss Journal

Keeping a weight loss journal can be both a motivational experience and a healthy outlet of your most personal thoughts and feelings concerning your weight loss journey. What's most important during this experience is your need to be honest. Also, writing in your weight loss journal is a way to let ...

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Push the reset button

Bad day? Blow your calories? No problem. You can push the reset button anytime. If I've gone off track, whether it's for a month or a meal, I literally stop, take a moment to breathe deeply, and imagine myself pushing a giant RESET button. The image lets me release what I've done and move forward.

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How to Prevent Hearing Loss and Improve Your Hearing With Nutrition

How to Prevent Hearing Loss and Improve Your Hearing With Nutrition

You're probably aware that certain nutrients can support optimal vision, but did you know your hearing may benefit from certain foods as well? If you have trouble hearing, or notice that your hearing is not as good as it used...

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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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