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Review your old blog posts

I am getting back on track after some times of stress that took me away from my program. I am finding that rereading my original blog posts are giving me the motivation to do this again. It is fun to see the evolution of who I am today, and also see how wise my original words were. Plus I can see wh...

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Go out in the sun

I think I suffer from Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) as I tend to get down this time of year. The best solution of all if the weather permits is to go outside when the sun is shining. Open the curtains, spend at least 30 minutes every day outdoors.

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sending messages and goodies to sparkfriends

This is a question more than a secret. Can someone tell me how to send a message to all of my sparkfriends at one time, or how to send goodies to more than one person at a time???

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A strong body

A weak body gives in, a strong body obeys.

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motivation versus commitment

Motivation is fleeting. She is a fair weather friend. When the going gets tough, she leaves. Commitment is the life long friend. Commitment will get you through when life get tough. She will get you up to exercise when you are tire, sick, or depressed. I am renewing my friendship with commitment, an...

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weight train while waiting for the water to boil

While waiting for the water to boil, the microwave to ding take two food cans (the same weight) out of the cupboard -hold them straight out from your body, lift them over your head etc. and you will get some good upper back weight training to improve yoru posture.

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use the favorites key on the nutrition tracker

each time you track a food make sure you clikc the my favorites key, overtime you will find foods that you normally eat. Then when you track the food for the day use the myfavorites, it is much faster than looking each food up each day.

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before logging your own recipes

before logging in your own recipes see if the recipe has already been entered by someone else, it makes it much faster

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become a friend of sparkpeople on Facebook

You can read many of the articles and the dailyblog on facebook if you become a friend of sparkpeople on Facebook

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How to track a smaller portion

Did you know that it is possible to track portions that are smaller than the standard serving size?If the tracker says one serving equals one cup and you only ate one half cup, change the numbers to decimal number:
.5 = 1/2
.25 =1/4
.75= 3/4 you get the idea

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