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Am I A Hoarder????? You decide.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Confession Time: I am a hoarder of information. I like to clip magazine articles and little tid bits I find to always share with others. OK so I don't have piles and piles of magazines stacked in my house with a 100,000 cats, but I did have a couple of highlighted articles on my desk so I wanted to share before I dip into my new magazines that have arrived. Enjoy.



Swap your seat on the couch for a stability ball - and strengthen your abs while watching TV (this is really harder than you think, I tried it - does wonders for the core) You might even be inclined to try this.... ummmmm I can only dream.




Stand while you do a sit-down task. Standing an extra hour a day can burn 500 - 600 calories per month. (Pace while you talk on the phone, but I had to post this pic, lol - ladies, does this look like us or what, hahaha-queen of multitasking I'd say)



Take stretch breaks instead of a coffee breaks during the day (especially some good neck and arm stretches if you are glued to a computer and mouse all day)



Here's a goofy one: A quick self massage: take a dab of citrus or peppermint scented lotion or oil and rub it onto your earlobes, working upward (massaging ears can help release endorphins, allowing you to feel revitalized, and the smell of citrus can evoke a happy mood and peppermint improves alertness and memory.


Rinse canned beans such as chick peas, black beans and lentils in a colander to cut about 40% of the sodium. (WOW 40% is a lot).


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SUEAZZI 2/22/2012 12:32PM

    Great tips. Stability balls are great, love sitting on one and do bicep curls. I always rinse the beans and do stretches at work and even stand while typing! Anything to keep moving! emoticon

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MARATHON_MOM 2/22/2012 10:28AM

    Great tips!!! I think I will find some peppermint lotion... because God knows my alertness and memory need some help!!

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2HAMSDIET 2/22/2012 7:11AM

    Great info so glad you are a hoarder. emoticon

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JLITT62 2/21/2012 5:21PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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LIVE4THETRAIL 2/21/2012 5:15PM

    Totally blown away by the bean info.

Thank you for sharing.

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RUNTRILAUGH 2/21/2012 2:46PM

    I've started rinsing my canned veggies, too!

Some of those pics made me LOL, for sure!!!!

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SUSANSERENE 2/21/2012 1:59PM

    You rock! Thanks so much for the timely tips! Love the bean rinsing idea, too!

I was expecting you to confess to REAL hoarding! OMGosh! So glad that wasn't the case! My confession is that I have an unbelievable amount of "stuff", my own and many things that I'm not ready to part with that were my mom's before she passed. My husband jokes that I'm one pile of s#%t short of being a hoarder! I'm working on it, I'm working on it!!

Have an awesome day, my friend!
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1HOTMAMA2BE 2/21/2012 1:42PM

    The bean info was surprising! Thanks! emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 2/21/2012 1:03PM

    Love tidbits of good info!! Thanks for sharing!!

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SAMI199 2/21/2012 12:48PM

    You should see my "favorites" & files-lol.

BTW-homemade slippers????? emoticon emoticon

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GR8CGRM 2/21/2012 12:31PM

    I like the rinsing the beans.. I am ready for my workout buddy back!!!


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NATPLUMMER 2/21/2012 12:27PM

    You always have great info for us :-)
Thank you!

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SUNNYDJ1971 2/21/2012 11:58AM

    Thanks for the info! You are not a hoarder! I think you have great information! Thanks for sharing!

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