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Treadmill is not a closet so don't hang your clothe there...

Hop on treadmill and get a few steps....

- Submitted by JOHNWBROCKSR777 3/1/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Dealing with stress

When I need to deal with stress whether is it from work, anger, whatever, I turn to music. Playing my keyboard always works for me.

- Submitted by GLORIA439 2/24/2015 in Everything Else | 0 Comments

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gum

I eat small meals and gum between meals.

- Submitted by AMY1981GA 2/21/2015 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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Eat Mindfully

Eat consciously and calmly, focusing on the flavours and textures of the food. With an attitude of gratitude and appreciation slowly savour every mouthful emoticon

- Submitted by NATURALBAL 2/20/2015 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Deep breathing

When you feel stressed and it's making you think of food, do some deep breathing. Fill up your lungs with air the same manner in which a vase would be filled with water. Visualize the air filling up from the bottom, and when you exhale, empty starting at the top. This essentially forces you to be mindful. Good meditation.

- Submitted by WILLOWYND 2/19/2015 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Extra Steps

I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk for work, all day every day, but I will get up about every 30 to 45 minutes and take a stroll around the office. It breaks up the monotony of the day.

- Submitted by T3XMOM45 2/19/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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TV and Walking

OK, I admit it. I watch way too much TV. Do you? I have found some nice walking videos on the Internet...simple, but moving. So while I watch TV I also walk a mile or two with Leslie Sansone. If you like Jane Fonda, you can walk with her instead. Keep moving.

- Submitted by KL6705 2/19/2015 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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Try Compassion

If you were talking with a good friend who got off track, you would be kind and compassionate. You would encourage your friend to keep trying and that success will come. Try that compassion with yourself. If you stick with it, you will make!

- Submitted by KL6705 2/18/2015 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Make a "Middle of the Store" shopping list to shop sensibly.

I have a hard time planning meals and making a shopping list because what I've planned for may turn out to be too expensive, or I unexpectedly find another (healthy!) option that sounds better than what I planned. However, mindless wandering ends in disaster! Instead, I let myself wander the perimeter of the store, where even impulse buys will be healthy, but make a specific list for items I need from the center aisles. It gives my more freedom when I shop, but still keeps me from buying cookies!!

- Submitted by SONGBIRD2015 2/17/2015 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Decadent Water?

I fill a gallon pitcher with water and keep it in the fridge. What motivates me to drink it? The cucumber slices I put in it! It makes the water so crisp and refreshing, just like a day at a fancy spa!

- Submitted by DRAGONSPIT 2/17/2015 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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