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12/1/11 6:44 A

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Yes, Sally, I've really been enjoying my tea this week. I had almost forgotten that I went out about a month ago and purchased several new varieties that sounded yummy to me. Now the tea feels like a treat and I look forward to it! emoticon

---Jen , Maryland

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11/30/11 8:13 A

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emoticon WATOGA, that's a wonderful idea. Years ago when I lost over 60 pounds (which I've since put back on) that was one thing I did and had forgotten about it until I just read your post. I drank 16 ounces of water before I'd allow myself to eat. That way I'd know for sure that I really wanted that food.

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11/30/11 7:26 A

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I got back on track after Thanksgiving by JUST DOING IT. I didn't want to and had fallen back into grazing, but I just made up my mind that it had to stop. When I wanted to eat between meals and I wasn't hungry (when hungry I could have fruit or veggie snack) I made myself a cup of tea and sat down to savor it.

---Jen , Maryland

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11/10/11 2:26 P

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I love all of these ideas. I'm just starting (again) on my weight loss journey and don't have any of my own yet. But I plan to use a few that I've read here.

Thanks!

Sally (EST)
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11/10/11 11:03 A

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A small change I made that has made a difference is drinking water all the time. At first it was hard, but now I drink 6 to 8 glasses a day. When I go out to eat, I don't mind asking for water only. Imagine all that calories I'm saving and how good water is for you compare to soda. So I'm proud of making this committment. Now if only I can stick to working out like I'm sticking to water. yikes.

I'm taking the challenge... are you? The mind is stronger than the body.

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11/10/11 7:54 A

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Taking a walk - emoticon

My time is very limited. I work full time running a non-profit agency and I work from home. While that saves drive time, it creates a situation where I am never off duty unless I go away. In addition, I have 3 children and a husband, two of whom are still at home full time (1 child, 1 husband) and need lots of attention. I have another in college who is home frequently and 1 a recent adult, who needs lots of mom advice and help.

Learning to talk time for a walk, whether outside or on my treadmill, (even when I can't find time for any other workout) has improved my weight, my health and my outlook on life!

---Jen , Maryland

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
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11/9/11 9:40 P

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After dinner is made and before I eat, I put away mine and my husbands portion for lunch the next day in plastic containers. This small act accomplishes at least three purposes. #1 It takes away the feeling of "scarcity" with all that I am "allowed" to eat as far as caloric ranges are concerned. This may sound weird, but growing up in a household where we were poor and good food was scarce, one takes on a "get as much as you can now because it will be gone soon" mentality. This way I know there's more to be had later on. #2 It saves money on buying lunch out. #3 My lunch for the next day is already planned so the temptation to overeat is minimized. My portion is already measured out for me.

many great actions are committed in small struggles ~ Victor Hugo

If you do what you always did, you'll get what you always got. (Seen on the wall in a parole office :p)


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11/9/11 8:30 P

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What is one small change that you have made that has made a huge difference in your journey to losing weight?

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