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You will always feel better afterwards

On days that I don't feel like exercising or think that I don't have time, I remember that I ALWAYS feel better after I've exercised. I never regret taking that 30-60 mins to exercise but I've often regretted skipping it.

- Submitted by MARYMARY611 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 27 Comments
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Seeing the picture behind the page

Often a Sparkmember will have a gorgeous picture as their page background but it will be hidden by the page itself, usually only showing the outer edges of the picture, no matter how far down you scroll.

To uncover the picture, right click and choose View Background Image - the whole picture will open in another tab and you'll be able to see the smiling face!

- Submitted by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 6/4/2013 in Using SparkPeople | 2 Comments
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I use the 'Do More" living system

From book, 'Out of the Crayon Box' (living vibrant, organized lives). They have a website. Their philosophy is "Do more living, not more work!". They simplify everything into 6 steps (Declutter first; then Organize, Maintain, Observe, Refrain and Enjoy!). Biggest steps Declutter & Organize, are easy the way they do it. Then it's putting things back where they go, with a simple (not complex or tedious) system which they teach. 'Observe' teaches to evaluate what works for you personally.

- Submitted by SATXJF 4/29/2013 in Organization | 4 Comments
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Making measuring foods accurately makes food prep much faster.

I keep measuring tools, cups and spoons in many containers. Many foods are used in specific amounts often So I have 1/4 cup measure in my oat bran. 2 tablespoon in m flax seed. I tablespoon in my grape nuts. I bought inexpensive cups and spoons and instead of cluttering the drawers I open the lid use the tool and throw it back in for the next time you want to use that dry food again. no need to wash till it gets wet. Make certain the utensil is dry before you drop it back in to the glass jar.

- Submitted by NORASPAT 6/14/2013 in Organization | 8 Comments
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Get ready for the next day before going to bed.

Each night before I go to bed, I fill my water bottle for the next day and stick it in the fridge. I also fill up sippy cups for my kids so they're ready in the AM, and pull out what we're having for breakfast (I'll put the Cheerios box on the counter, the PB jar, and my pkg of English muffins). Before crashing for the night, I lay out my workout clothes or pack my gym bag, depending on my plan. It takes the guess work out of weekday mornings!

- Submitted by EJENKINSB 6/6/2013 in Organization | 1 Comment
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Laying out workout clothes

I lay out my workout clothes the night before. I also reset my pedometer and leave it attached to my workout shorts. That way I get up, get dressed and start logging those steps!

- Submitted by JLH9402 6/19/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Nutrition Information

With the downsizing of things, I've noticed that the SP nutrition isn't the same as the item currently. Frequently the serving size is smaller or the "recipe" for the food has changed dramatically. Double check online with the product to make sure of your counts.

- Submitted by SAGELADY2 6/4/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Tactic for a Sweet Tooth

When I used to have a terrible sweet tooth I devised a plan to stop sabotaging my healthy eating with sweet treats that made me go over the calorie limit.

End of Day Reward was born.

Don't snack between meals on sweets or desserts, biscuits etc during the day, unless it's a healthy breakfast, i.e. porridge with jam/pancakes etc.

Instead, pre-plan 1 treat for the end of the day as a reward for keeping within your calorie range.

- Submitted by RUBYREDIVY1 6/6/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Resize your tummy!

A balloon starts out small - the more we fill it, the more it stretches. The more it stretches the more air it can hold.

Same goes for our stomach.

But here's the difference:

Once enlarged - a balloon can't be shaped back into its original size or smaller. Our stomachs CAN.

Your stomach can stretch with filling, and shrink with gradual reduction. Even if you eat a little less food each time, it is registered and your stomach shrinks ever so slighty in accordance.

- Submitted by RUBYREDIVY1 6/6/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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linen closet

my closet can become chaotic very quickly, in order to tame the nightmare I fold my sheet sets and tuck the complete set into one of the pillow cases. they stay together,stack neatly and eliminate the need to rummage through to find matching pieces - and even the kids recognize "THEIR" bundle and can help fetch new sheets

- Submitted by COLLEENROSTE 12/25/2012 in Organization | 11 Comments
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