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Doing better about perspective. So far, I have been watching for signs and practicing relaxation, exercise or some other activity. The hard thing to do is stay away from the food.

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well like I said before, I gave up pop, I am really trying to keep walking right now at school at the walking track around the gym. And when it is nice outside, still haveing a hip problem.But I am still going to keep going. emoticon

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Aloha All ~ Julie here! I am going to eat breakfast every day ... not just coffee ... emoticon

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2/3/09 1:42 P

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Adding working out 3x/week and making myself eat at the dinner table instead of in front of the TV!

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Exercise works for me. It is often something I need to force myself, but sometimes just the satisfaction of doing something positive for myself, and diverting my mind is a tremendous help. I do notice a difference on the days I don't.
I also need to practice a more present approach and quit worrying about everything that needs my attention. One thing at a time.

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I AM GOING TO REPLACE FEEDING MY STRESS WITH TAKING A WALK, EITHER OUTSIDE OR ON THE TREADMILL!!!!! THIS WILL TAKE SOME MENTAL REHEARSING.

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Joining in....

I vow to give-up snacks after dinner for Feb. Snacking is my self-destruct mechanism. I can snack attack over anything really..watching TV, boredom, behind the computer, at work...the list is endless.
I will replace the snack urge with a glass of water.

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What great choices everyone made! Congratulations!
Let's be consistent and persistent in February and achieve our goal: replace one unhealthy habit in February 09!

Celebrate every time you're making progress, no matter how small it is.

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Let's change our unhealthy habits into new healthy ones, ONE AT A TIME!


Good luck everyone

Today is my rest day from exercise, especially that I still feel a little under the weather.




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These are all great ideas. I think My first goal will be to maintain my schedule of diet and exercise. When I deviate too much I will eat too much of the wrong things or not enough of the right ones.
The second goal I have is to try and accomplish one task at a time, finish it and look at it as progress rather than simply seeing all other things needing to be done at some time.

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This is the one I need to work on.
14. Learn to say NO!!!
I will work on this one in February.


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1/31/09 4:55 P

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My February goal is to stop evening snacking - after 7:30pm the kitchen will be officially closed. By 8:30 go to bed and see if that helps. Usually that is when I get really tired...but want to stay up to watch TV. Will Tivo my favorite shows that come on later. Go To Bed and not eat! Once I am in bed I am fine ...so go to bed!


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Ok, I got it and it will be hard for me. I'm a bit of a news junkie - lol, and with the bad economy, etc, it is stressing me out. So, for the month of Feb., I will not watch the news. I can get the weather off my computer, but will refrain from the news.

I'm going to replace that time with working on my Bible studies and listening to upbeat music.

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Instead of snacking on processed foods that do fit into my caloric intake...i'm trying to snack on foods with nutritional value.

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Thanks Mimi, this has given me some ideas. I'll pick one and post it later.

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Here are some ideas of habits and behaviours to change, one at a time, if applied.

emoticon 101 HABITS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU!

1. Slow down! You are eating too fast.

2. Eat at the table (not in the car, by the tv, or by the computer).

3. Hide the Scale( I meant to say the "Evil Monster"). only weigh yourself on your WID.

4. Restrict Kitchen visits after dinner except for planned snacks, water and herbal tea.

5. Journal ABSOLUTLY EVERYTHING!

6. Include high, rich, healthy Proteins in your diet daily for more energy.

7. Choose a variety of grains daily, especially Whole Grains.

8. Limit Alcohol, high sugar and high fat foods.

9. Plan in advance what you're going to eat, write it in your journal, and then follow your plan. (you write it, you bite it).

10. Drink at least 64 oz of WATER each day
Brush your teeth after EVERY MEAL ( AND SNACKS???).

11. Take at least 15 minutes of "ME TIME" daily.

12. Make the RIGHT HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES daily (i.e. no junk foods today).

13. Measure yourself and record it.

14. Learn to say NO!!!

15. What is your daily favorite activity?

16. Gone Fishing: Eat fish at least twice a week.

17. What do you do when you get the Late- Night Munchies?

18. Think about ways to reduce stress in your life.

19. Eat out - eat right.

20. Think about ways to reduce stress in your life.

21. Use a veriety of foods in your diet.

22. Holiday Makeover (make healthy holiday meals}.

23. Surviving the weekend.

24. Limit your cafein intake.

25. Do not skip any meals.

26. Learn to enjoy life: Get behind the idea that your life is NOT all about your weight and food.

27. Plan in advance what you're going to eat, write it in your journal, and then follow your plan. (you write it, you bite it.

28. Cook Savvy - Fiber Up.

29. Think about ways to reduce stress in your life.

30. Use a variety of proteins in your diet.

31. Give yourself non-food rewards for doing well.

32. Limit your cafeine intake.

33. Do NOT skip any meals.

34. Eat 5-6 small meals a day (to boost metabolism).

35. The Four O'Clock Hour ( after work).

36. False Hunger : Learn to identify.

37. Write a note to yourself about something POSITIVE you did today for YOURSELF.

38. Try a new healthy recepie.

39. Did you take your vitamins today?

40. Think about all the time you are spending thinking about your weight. Instead use that time more productively.

41. Do You Know Your Favorite foods?
Design a food plan that include foods you like BEST.

42. Add extra vegetables to entrees.

43. Go for Low Energy Density;
Energy density is affected by how much water a food contains. The higher the water content,the lower the energy density.The lower the energy density, the fuller you will feel on fewer calories.

44. Make time for meals.

45. Use smaller plates and dishes.

46. Indulge in ONLY what you LOVE.

47. Make it a ritual. Create a ceremony (set up the table with a nice tablecloth and beautiful dishes and glassware)to revel in your favorite food pleasures. Use best china, eat slowly and enjoy every bite.

48. Schedule it: Make an appointment in your calendar to exercise.

49. Leave at least ONE bite of EACH item on your plate at each meal.

50. Sleep: Become aware of you body's sleep patterns. Notice when your body needs sleep.

51. Weigh and Measure everything you eat.

52. Procrastinators anonymous: Do something you have been putting off...Pay those bills, handle an okward situation, Balance your check book, Clean out a closet

53. LOOKING GOOD , FEELING GOOD! ( for yourself and not for others)!!! Wear something you really like wearing that you look fantastic in it!

54. Stock your pantry, refrigirator, and freezer with healthy foods items.

55. Let's switch our MEALS: make your Breakfast or Lunch the MAIN meal of your day. (the French are thin because they eat their main meal at mid day. they eat a LIGHT evening meal. It is (according to research) more healthy to eat light in the evening).

56. Ways to feel GOOD right NOW.

57. Learn to handle holidays stress.
De-Stress your holidays.

58. Meals for busy people: Make ahead healthy meals, freeze them in individual containers and use them on days you're too busy to cook.

59. 9 To 5 : Diet Strategies for dieting on the JOB.

60. Healthy Snacks for ROAD TRIPS

61. Things to do INSTEAD of eating.

62. How to stay on track on VACATION.

63. Surviving Happy Hour.

64. One day a week-vegetarian.

65. Consumed ALL my points(calories), but I still want to eat, eat, eat. What shall I do? I'm HUNGRY!

66. A week with 3 Dinners with Fish and Seafood.
Canned tuna doesn't count.

67. What is your REAL problem? (if you think weight is the problem, you'll choose the wrong solution).

68. Eat ONLY when you are physically hungry.

69. Never DEPRIVE yourself of foods you like. Learn to incorporate them in moderation and accountability.

70. The Core problem is: Lack of Self Love.
Be KIND and Compassionate with Yourself.
Be curious, NOT critical.

71. Have endless PATIENCE!

72. Accept and celebrate your BODY.

73. Listen to and TRUST yourself.

74. Shall I weigh myself every day, once a week, or NOT at all? (it's recomended to weigh in once a week while loosing the weight).

75. Eat a Fist Size of food - Your Personal Portion Guide.

76. Try it! You'll like it!
Try something NEW: A new recipe, new exercise, you name it.

77. NO perfection. No "shoulds" or "could haves" - Just your BEST for TODAY.

78. "Worrying is like a rocking chair". Sure it gives you something to do, but in the end you never get anywhere.

79. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint, and the voice will be silenced" - Vincent Van Gogh.

80. "Be not afraid of going slowly: Be afraid of standing still" - Chinese proverb.

81. Deside AHEAD OF TIME what to order out.

82. Go to bed earlier.

83. life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move" - Katharine Hepburn.

84!. Life has TWO rules:
1. Never quit
2. Remember rule # 1!

85. The DICTIONARY is the only place where "success" comes before "work".

86. "The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude" - Robert Schuller.

87. A journey of thousands miles begins with a single step" - Chinese proverb.

88. "If we go back to our old ways, we'll go back to our old "weighs".

89. "Some people are always grumbling because roses have throns.
I am thankful that throns have roses" - Alphonse Karr.

90. The hardest part about exercise is putting on those sneakers!

91. Make a list of three things you want to accomplish this week.

92. Put a dollar bill in a jar for each ON PLAN day.

93. W.I.D.R.T- What I did right today? Focus on the POSITIVE ACTIONS.

94. Make your HEALTH a priority.
Nothing taste as good as healthy feels.

95. We do NOT have to be PERFECT to make Amazing Success Happen!

96. Make your HEALTH a priority
Nothing taste as good as healthy feels!

97. Self Sabotage: How we fail with NO help at all!

98. Eat the rainbow colors in vegetables and fruits.

99. Serve fresh fruit for dessert.

100. Cook with olive, canola or other healthy oil instead of butter or margarine whenever you can.

101. Sit up straight to eat, and you’ll eat about 10 percent less.

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Add these if not on the list

From "The Power of Positive Habits" by Dan Robey.

CHOOSE ONE habit at a time, work on it, master it, and then move to master another habit.
One Habit at a time.
One step at a time.

Here are some Positive Habits for a better health, and for losing weight.

POSITIVE WEIGHT LOSS HABITS:

1. When dining out, make a habit to request how your food is prepared.
2. Eat four to five small meals per day instead of three large meals.
3. Substitute Club Soda or Sparkling Water for Soda drinks.
4. Drink green tea daily.
5. Drink eight glasses of water per day.
6. Eat in a well - lit room to prevent Binge eating.
7. Weigh yourself once a week.
8. Carry a 32- ounce water bottle filled with cold water.

POSITIVE HABITS THAT MOVE YOU:

1. Wear a pedometer.
2. Deep breathing.
3. Jump rope for ten minutes and get fit quick.
4. Reward yourself to help make working out a positive habit.
5. Run spot run! Workout with your pet every day.
6. Don't push the elevator button.
Lose weight by taking the stairs every day.

POSITIVE HABITS FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS:

1. Replace bad fats with good fats.
2. Take Flax every day for a healthy, trim body and lower Cholesterol.
2. Always order salad dressing on the side.
3. Substitute Soy burgers for hamburgers.
4. Always order baked potatoes plain.
5. Eat more low-fat dairy.
Lose 70% more fat, reduce cancer risk.
6. Substitute Trans-Fat Free Margarine for Trans-Fat margarines and butter.
7. Review nutrition labels.
8. Substitute Peanut or almond butter for butter and cream cheese.

Which of these HABITS you've master allready, and which ones you will work on mastering?

Start building one new habit today !!!


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One Step at a Time Weight Loss Tips

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Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 1/31/2009 (14:47)
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I like this idea, but I'm having a hard time coming up with what to replace that I know I'll actually do! I'm not ready to give up my Diet Soda for an entire month and since my birthday is in Feb, giving up sugar for that month won't work for me either.

I'm going to replace my afternoon caffeine fix with herbal tea. So no coffee or diet pop after 2 p.m.

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I ride my recumbant bike but I will do some other exercise every day

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I'll drink all my water for February. I'll report every day.

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165 lbs - new workout clothes - DONE!
160 lbs - haircut - DONE!
155 lbs - new workout music - DONE!
150 lbs - new jeans
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exercise alot more as of right now my minutes r 72 so for feb i want twice as many minutes ty so much for this challenge

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February I will give up the vending machine

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.


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Ok In jan I gave up pop. Now in Feb try to give up chocolate! Good luck to us all. emoticon

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I know how important it's to exercise regularly.
I want to be consistent with exercise (which is not my cup of tea...)

In February I'll exercise 5 days each week CONSISTENLY.

I'll report my progress for accountability right here through the month of February (except for one week that I'll not have an access to the computer).


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I think this sounds like a good idea too.
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This is a much better idea than New Year's Resolutions.

Nell

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Let's replace ONE unhealthy habit with new, healthy one in February 2009.

The more we change our old unhealthy habits to new, healthy ones, the more chances we've to lose the weight and KEEP IT OFF!

Tomorrow starts a new month. A new opportunity.

Please choose only ONE habit you would like to change in February 2009 for the better.

Celebrate with us when you've changed your old habit with a new healthy one.

Post your progress through the month of February right here.

Good luck!!!

Change is possible!
Change is good!

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Here are some ideas of habits and behaviours to change, one at a time, if applied.

emoticon 101 HABITS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU!

1. Slow down! You are eating too fast.

2. Eat at the table (not in the car, by the tv, or by the computer).

3. Hide the Scale( I meant to say the "Evil Monster"). only weigh yourself on your WID.

4. Restrict Kitchen visits after dinner except for planned snacks, water and herbal tea.

5. Journal ABSOLUTLY EVERYTHING!

6. Include high, rich, healthy Proteins in your diet daily for more energy.

7. Choose a variety of grains daily, especially Whole Grains.

8. Limit Alcohol, high sugar and high fat foods.

9. Plan in advance what you're going to eat, write it in your journal, and then follow your plan. (you write it, you bite it).

10. Drink at least 64 oz of WATER each day
Brush your teeth after EVERY MEAL ( AND SNACKS???).

11. Take at least 15 minutes of "ME TIME" daily.

12. Make the RIGHT HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES daily (i.e. no junk foods today).

13. Measure yourself and record it.

14. Learn to say NO!!!

15. What is your daily favorite activity?

16. Gone Fishing: Eat fish at least twice a week.

17. What do you do when you get the Late- Night Munchies?

18. Think about ways to reduce stress in your life.

19. Eat out - eat right.

20. Think about ways to reduce stress in your life.

21. Use a veriety of foods in your diet.

22. Holiday Makeover (make healthy holiday meals}.

23. Surviving the weekend.

24. Limit your cafein intake.

25. Do not skip any meals.

26. Learn to enjoy life: Get behind the idea that your life is NOT all about your weight and food.

27. Plan in advance what you're going to eat, write it in your journal, and then follow your plan. (you write it, you bite it.

28. Cook Savvy - Fiber Up.

29. Think about ways to reduce stress in your life.

30. Use a variety of proteins in your diet.

31. Give yourself non-food rewards for doing well.

32. Limit your cafeine intake.

33. Do NOT skip any meals.

34. Eat 5-6 small meals a day (to boost metabolism).

35. The Four O'Clock Hour ( after work).

36. False Hunger : Learn to identify.

37. Write a note to yourself about something POSITIVE you did today for YOURSELF.

38. Try a new healthy recepie.

39. Did you take your vitamins today?

40. Think about all the time you are spending thinking about your weight. Instead use that time more productively.

41. Do You Know Your Favorite foods?
Design a food plan that include foods you like BEST.

42. Add extra vegetables to entrees.

43. Go for Low Energy Density;
Energy density is affected by how much water a food contains. The higher the water content,the lower the energy density.The lower the energy density, the fuller you will feel on fewer calories.

44. Make time for meals.

45. Use smaller plates and dishes.

46. Indulge in ONLY what you LOVE.

47. Make it a ritual. Create a ceremony (set up the table with a nice tablecloth and beautiful dishes and glassware)to revel in your favorite food pleasures. Use best china, eat slowly and enjoy every bite.

48. Schedule it: Make an appointment in your calendar to exercise.

49. Leave at least ONE bite of EACH item on your plate at each meal.

50. Sleep: Become aware of you body's sleep patterns. Notice when your body needs sleep.

51. Weigh and Measure everything you eat.

52. Procrastinators anonymous: Do something you have been putting off...Pay those bills, handle an okward situation, Balance your check book, Clean out a closet

53. LOOKING GOOD , FEELING GOOD! ( for yourself and not for others)!!! Wear something you really like wearing that you look fantastic in it!

54. Stock your pantry, refrigirator, and freezer with healthy foods items.

55. Let's switch our MEALS: make your Breakfast or Lunch the MAIN meal of your day. (the French are thin because they eat their main meal at mid day. they eat a LIGHT evening meal. It is (according to research) more healthy to eat light in the evening).

56. Ways to feel GOOD right NOW.

57. Learn to handle holidays stress.
De-Stress your holidays.

58. Meals for busy people: Make ahead healthy meals, freeze them in individual containers and use them on days you're too busy to cook.

59. 9 To 5 : Diet Strategies for dieting on the JOB.

60. Healthy Snacks for ROAD TRIPS

61. Things to do INSTEAD of eating.

62. How to stay on track on VACATION.

63. Surviving Happy Hour.

64. One day a week-vegetarian.

65. Consumed ALL my points(calories), but I still want to eat, eat, eat. What shall I do? I'm HUNGRY!

66. A week with 3 Dinners with Fish and Seafood.
Canned tuna doesn't count.

67. What is your REAL problem? (if you think weight is the problem, you'll choose the wrong solution).

68. Eat ONLY when you are physically hungry.

69. Never DEPRIVE yourself of foods you like. Learn to incorporate them in moderation and accountability.

70. The Core problem is: Lack of Self Love.
Be KIND and Compassionate with Yourself.
Be curious, NOT critical.

71. Have endless PATIENCE!

72. Accept and celebrate your BODY.

73. Listen to and TRUST yourself.

74. Shall I weigh myself every day, once a week, or NOT at all? (it's recomended to weigh in once a week while loosing the weight).

75. Eat a Fist Size of food - Your Personal Portion Guide.

76. Try it! You'll like it!
Try something NEW: A new recipe, new exercise, you name it.

77. NO perfection. No "shoulds" or "could haves" - Just your BEST for TODAY.

78. "Worrying is like a rocking chair". Sure it gives you something to do, but in the end you never get anywhere.

79. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint, and the voice will be silenced" - Vincent Van Gogh.

80. "Be not afraid of going slowly: Be afraid of standing still" - Chinese proverb.

81. Deside AHEAD OF TIME what to order out.

82. Go to bed earlier.

83. life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move" - Katharine Hepburn.

84!. Life has TWO rules:
1. Never quit
2. Remember rule # 1!

85. The DICTIONARY is the only place where "success" comes before "work".

86. "The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude" - Robert Schuller.

87. A journey of thousands miles begins with a single step" - Chinese proverb.

88. "If we go back to our old ways, we'll go back to our old "weighs".

89. "Some people are always grumbling because roses have throns.
I am thankful that throns have roses" - Alphonse Karr.

90. The hardest part about exercise is putting on those sneakers!

91. Make a list of three things you want to accomplish this week.

92. Put a dollar bill in a jar for each ON PLAN day.

93. W.I.D.R.T- What I did right today? Focus on the POSITIVE ACTIONS.

94. Make your HEALTH a priority.
Nothing taste as good as healthy feels.

95. We do NOT have to be PERFECT to make Amazing Success Happen!

96. Make your HEALTH a priority
Nothing taste as good as healthy feels!

97. Self Sabotage: How we fail with NO help at all!

98. Eat the rainbow colors in vegetables and fruits.

99. Serve fresh fruit for dessert.

100. Cook with olive, canola or other healthy oil instead of butter or margarine whenever you can.

101. Sit up straight to eat, and you’ll eat about 10 percent less.

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Add these if not on the list

From "The Power of Positive Habits" by Dan Robey.

CHOOSE ONE habit at a time, work on it, master it, and then move to master another habit.
One Habit at a time.
One step at a time.

Here are some Positive Habits for a better health, and for losing weight.

POSITIVE WEIGHT LOSS HABITS:

1. When dining out, make a habit to request how your food is prepared.
2. Eat four to five small meals per day instead of three large meals.
3. Substitute Club Soda or Sparkling Water for Soda drinks.
4. Drink green tea daily.
5. Drink eight glasses of water per day.
6. Eat in a well - lit room to prevent Binge eating.
7. Weigh yourself once a week.
8. Carry a 32- ounce water bottle filled with cold water.

POSITIVE HABITS THAT MOVE YOU:

1. Wear a pedometer.
2. Deep breathing.
3. Jump rope for ten minutes and get fit quick.
4. Reward yourself to help make working out a positive habit.
5. Run spot run! Workout with your pet every day.
6. Don't push the elevator button.
Lose weight by taking the stairs every day.

POSITIVE HABITS FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS:

1. Replace bad fats with good fats.
2. Take Flax every day for a healthy, trim body and lower Cholesterol.
2. Always order salad dressing on the side.
3. Substitute Soy burgers for hamburgers.
4. Always order baked potatoes plain.
5. Eat more low-fat dairy.
Lose 70% more fat, reduce cancer risk.
6. Substitute Trans-Fat Free Margarine for Trans-Fat margarines and butter.
7. Review nutrition labels.
8. Substitute Peanut or almond butter for butter and cream cheese.

Which of these HABITS you've master allready, and which ones you will work on mastering?

Start building one new habit today !!!


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One Step at a Time Weight Loss Tips

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