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Try Before you Buy - free videos

Wonder if those exercise videos are worth buying? Now many of them are available for free here on SparkPeople.tv !! It's a combination of SparkPeople exercise videos (many already for free on YouTube) as well as some from Arcacia dvd. You can search by instructor, equipment, minimum or maximum time...

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Quick and easy way to clean grass stains off white leather shoes

Sometimes I forget and wear my newer white leather walking shoes to mow the yard. I always felt like my shoes were "ruined", but today, I wiped them down with several sheets of a generic brand of "diaper wipes" - and that worked perfectly!

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What's healthy in the Junk Food You are craving after workout?

I've noticed that after a good workout, when I am suddenly "craving" some junk food like ice cream or something cheese-y etc, if I take a moment to think about what is in the food that might be soothed with a healthier substitute. For ice cream, I usually find a small container of Greek yogurt with ...

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Help Food Tracker be more flexible & accurate -

Just enter new favorites in different size servings. For example, my almond milk nutritional info is 1 serving = 1 cup. What if I like to pour a small splash into coffee? I re-entered (and saved) a new entry using "1 serv = 8 oz" since 1 cup equals 8 oz, right? Then I can guess my splash to be 1 oz ...

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Help Food Tracker be more flexible & accurate

Help Food Tracker be more flexible & accurate - enter new favorites in different size servings. For example, my almond milk nutritional info as 1 serving = 1 cup. But what if I like to pour a small splash into coffee? I re-entered (and saved) a new entry using "1 serv = 8 oz" since 1 cup equals 8 oz...

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Superpower your Willpower

I read this hint in "Women's World" (May 28, 2012) issue and IT REALLY WORKS!!

When cutting back on sweets or other temptstions, it is much more powerful to say "I don't want it" rather than "I can't have it." Studies show that saying "I can't..." makes me feel deprived and weakens my resolve...

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Win Win Win

We have a single-stream recycling pick-up every two weeks - that means all cardboard, pasteboard, plastics (not bags, but bottles, milk jugs, etc), unbroken glass jars/bottles, aluminum & steel cans (we have a list!) can all be collected and put into the bin. Then it is weighed and we get "Recycle B...

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Profound Observation made by Drew Carey!

"Eating junk food is not a reward - it's a punishment!"

I just read that from the back issues of newspapers collected while I was gone. It was in the interview he did for the Parade Magazine the 26th September 2010.

It may not seem like a "secret" but I think it is, for me, because i...

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