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Joined a challenge group

So a friend of mine invited me to a challenge group on FB. The group is a 10000 step a day challenge. I have a fit bit so I thought I would give it a whirl.
The first month I was a lurker. I joined, I would get the notifications but I really have not put the 100 percent effort in. Then I...

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How Do You Slow Down and Eat Mindfully in this Hurry-Up World

Life lived in the fast lane . . . not always good for us! When itís time to eat our meals, it is important not to rush! How can you slow it down? Mindful eating starts with building an awareness of hunger. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment Ė deliberate awareness.

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Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes!

When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in womenís clothing. Iíve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and Iím on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and Iím not too i...

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Kale: how to select, store, prepare, and cook

Kale: how to select, store, prepare, and cook

Look for kale with firm, deeply colored leaves and moist hardy stems. Kale should be displayed in a cool environment since warm temperatures will cause it to wilt and will negatively affect its flavor. The leaves should look fresh, be unwilted, an...

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Portions Sizes Works For Me!

Portions sizes are very important for me! Now I have to write about my thoughts. I weigh myself every day. That helps me to not go overboard and keep track of it. And if I go crazy I just try and do better next time. I was doing 30 minutes on treadmill but fell and hurt both legs very ...

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Atrial Fibrillation and Exercise...Bloo
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Most people with the abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (AF) actually benefit from exercise as long as their heart rate doesn't get too high. However, since you were only recently diagnosed, you may be in what's referred to as the "paroxysmal" stage of AF. During this stage, it is ...

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how to beat that need

Usually on Friday night we order Pizza. I love pizza. I crave it like alcoholics crave alcohol.

Tonight is going to be very different! In my menu I have planned to have pita pizza. I figured since just my husband and I are the only ones home (oldest is at work, youngest is at a sleep over...

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Still Sparkle While Going Through Depression

The desire to reduce stress is a common goal for most people. We are so entrenched in our routines, habits, and ways of doing things we rarely stop and consider new ways of dealing with the stresses of daily living. Well, I have a few ideas that may help you in this area. I call it simplifying your ...

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What religion is your bra

Oh my Gosh I couldn't stop Laughing! share this with someone who needs a good laugh, too! lol

WHAT RELIGION IS YOUR BRA?

A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to
the woman behind the counter and said,
'I'd like to buy a bra for my wife. '
' What type of b...

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