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Strength training while watching TV

I have several little items that come in handy during commercials, or even during slow parts of a show...Thighmaster, jog trampoline, free weights, stability ball, WALL and FLOOR. Working in a bit of strength training isn't too hard!

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Schedule Your Exercise

Treat yourself with the same respect & commitment that you give to your family or job. You schedule family stuff - soccer, doctor's appointments. You schedule job commitments. Do the same for yourself - schedule your exercise time - & stick to it. You won't find time, you have to make time.

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Get back to the Gym

It is so hard to get there, but I know from experience how great I feel once I am in the car, and how much better I feel when I am on my way home. It helps my mood so much.

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don't be caught without a snack

Carry a protein bar to stave off hunger. Or if you can, a protein drink.

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The Weekly Purge

Once a week, I 'purge' the refrigerator, getting rid of all limp or wilted foods, wipe down the shelves and drawers; then I can see what we need to replenish and it helps me w/ my grocery list as well as menu plan for the week. (It only takes minutes)

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Active Sitting

I cannot walk without the use of a walker or without contact guard assist when working on gait training (due to balance difficulties), so I have a mini-stepper that I position in such a way that I use it recumbent-style while running IV fluids or if forced to be seated for extended periods of times....

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Put the day's menu in SP in advance

I stick to my diet much easier when I input the day's menu at the start of the day and then follow it.

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adding veg. and fruits

work on adding vegetable in my omelet each day and fruit was never my favorite thing but now eat apples, blueberries, strawberries and oranges. this is filling.

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Bus Challange

I take the bus. Sometimes I miss the bus. When that happens, I challenge myself to see how many stops I can walk between busses. {warning: best to only be done if you know the bus schedule}

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Try to keep your clothes current to your weight/size

Before I got into sparkpeople, I just wore XL or XXL clothes as a blanket "solution" to the problem. Now I always look for clothes that are a great fit, and not just bigger than what I really am. This has helped me at the very least maintain my weight loss, because of course if I gain too much weigh...

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