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Sort laundry as you go

I have color coded pop-up laundry hampers for my kids clothing. A red one for reds (& pinks), black for dark colors, and white for whites (and towels). Saves time on laundry day because everything is already sorted! Just grab the hampers and go.

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3 Exercises for a Better Butt

Hip-Lift Progression
This is an awesome way to relieve tension in your lower back and work your butt at the same time. (A cushy mat will keep your tailbone from crying afterward.)

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Lie on your back with your arms at your sides with your knees bent and your feet on the...

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Adkins Induction Period

I'm in the Adkins Induction Period. So far, so good. This low carb thing isn't too bad. I was able to find some very unique and delicious recipes that would fit right in to the low carb diet--even desserts!
Reflecting over my last 50. Years. Yes, I am one half of a century old. My body is feelin...

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Pick your voice

You need to learn how to select your thoughts, just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate.

If you don't already get up every day with love for yourself and determination to make this a GREAT day, why not?

Why are you letting anyone dictate ho...

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Make Positive Deposits



"You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, posit...

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Exercise is Important

The Benefits of Exercise

There are many benefits of regular exercise and maintaining fitness and these include:

Exercise increases energy levels

Exercise improves both the strength and the efficiency of your cardiovascular system to get the oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. ...

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One day at a time

Take one day at a time. It isn't so difficult if you are determined to just stay on track with nutrition and drinking water, and exercise for just one day. It doesn't matter what happened yesterday or last. Just one step at a time.

I joined Spark in 2008 and lost over a hundred lbs in weight...

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Do pears provide anti-inflammato
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and anti-oxidant support?

Do pears provide anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant support?

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Staying Committed Focused Be Stable

Let’s be honest here. We will need something concrete to really motivate us when times get hard. There will come a day when you have a big fight with your mother on the phone or your boss is really demanding. Maybe the car won’t start and the kids are screaming. Suddenly the idea of motivation i...

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END OF SCHOOL YEAR

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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