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cold credit card tip

I freeze my credit cards in a block of ice and keep them in the freezer. Before I can use them, I have to defrost them - delaying the buying decision gives me time to really think about whether or not I REALLY need or want that item - I usually don't!

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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Small Steps Every Day

Every day, let's move forward in our health. I mean every single day, I'm going to take a small step forward. How about you? Let's do this together. We can reach our health goals and live a fuller life if we just keep moving forward. I am not trying to change everything today. That kind of a c...

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Getting It Right

Ok, so I'm determined, driven and dedicated with a very strong desire to achieve constant forward progress. I initially thought that it was possible for me to out exercise all of those sugary sweets and snacks but in all actuality it wasn't. It's not humanly possible to continue eating all that suga...

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Hiking the White Ledges

My healthy secret involves finding new places to hike with a friend.
Monday was a hiking day! John and I started out from the White Ledges Campground, located south of Conway, NH. The weatherman promised us a warm day, so we got up early, and prepared for that promise.
- by JSTETSER 6/21/2016 in Exercise | 6 Comments

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Taking the first step, again.

Once again I have gone way over on my calories. It happens so often now I just don't think it's worth it to keep trying. I should just give up and go back to all my old bad habits. It's to hard to think about everything I eat.

That was my old mentality. Which would be followed by days, weeks ...

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Track, track, track

Even if you overeat it is important to still track your food. It makes it easier to get back on track and you'll find patterns that you can then fix (for example if you notice you overeat on Saturdays you can reevaluate what your usual activities on Saturday). This has helped me several times especi...

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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Secrets to Success

Take-Home Tip #1

They Guzzle Water by the Gallon
Youíve likely heard that you should drink eight cups of water daily, which is a whopping half-gallon. If you thought downing that much fluid would send you running to the bathroom far too often, consider this: Extreme Weight Loss contestants...

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10 ways to boost your self-confidence





How many times during your growing years did your parents tell you to walk straight or sit up straight? You may have casually dismissed it, or maybe you didnít really pay attention. As an adult, though, you realise the wisdom of the advice.
Simple practices like these donít just h...

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During Times when you CAN'T workout

I've often been discouraged when, after being 'good' for so long, I hit my T.O.M. week. During this week, I CAN NOT do my normal activities. I always feel like it's a set back in my month and an obstacle to my fitness. And, believe me, I do NOT have a good track record with OBSTACLES.
Now, I hav...

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