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5/29/12 3:24 P

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Be sure you have hobbies that use your hands--embroidery keeps me busy while watching tv but sometimes when I have a book in my hands later at night when relaxing, my brain seems to think that I should be eating something at the same time.

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5/28/12 3:42 P

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It won;t be easy, but it will be worth the effort! If you want to snack, use baggies so that you can eat from the bag and still not be going overboard with the calories. If you like sweets, try to work your way into healthy sweet snacks like fruits and even using peanut butter as a dip for things.

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DJBRADLEY Posts: 6
5/28/12 12:37 P

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Thank you for the tips! I am having trouble just getting through the grocery store! The sweet stuff is everywhere. If I buy, I at least try to buy single servings or small sizes, just can't stop once I start! I just need to get the mind set in gear. Just bought Bob Harper's Skinny Rules. Lots of good advice in there and the recipes seem practical. Bought some good stuff at Meijer today, so will try again and to get going. Have trouble eating out and at friends houses. I guess nothing worthwhile is necessarily easy!

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5/28/12 11:50 A

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I agree with Tweety. Keep the goodies out of the house. If you do have them remember portion control. I also notice if I get a good workout it I'm less apt to eat the "bad" stuff. You can do this!

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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5/28/12 5:59 A

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Hi there, welcome! First thing I would say is make sure you keep cookies and other no no trigger foods out of the cupboards. If they aren't there, you won't be tempted to munch on them. Then you can keep healthy snacks around to grab if you want a snack.

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DJBRADLEY Posts: 6
5/27/12 11:44 P

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Hi! I am recently retired and now have time to do (almost) all I didn't have time to do when I was working! Including getting in shape! But everytime I am near a cookie (among other idebile no no's) I just eat it! Need to get this under control. Any advice? I look forward to hearing from many of you!

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