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Becoming confident

Buy something stylish for the size you are now. You can get inexpensive things at XX! or even your local resale shop!
Now look in the mirror and say "Wow! I am looking great these days!'

- Submitted by MUFFINSKI 4/9/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments

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drink in between bites

after each i take , i drink water so it would make me full faster

- Submitted by LETYC09 4/9/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment

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Small Changes Add Up

It takes time to see the big changes and often I find that I can stay motivated by just focusing on the small changes that I am making and have made over time.

- Submitted by TAMARAC2 4/9/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments

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Walking at work

I found it hard to get exercise in with work and family and all. Instead of calling someone, I walk to their desk now. I also try to take a couple of breaks during the day and walk at least 2 miles throughout the work day. Great way to break up the day and get some exercise.

- Submitted by GUARDIANMS 4/9/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Money Jars

To make sure I have enough money to make it through the month I've labeled 3 jars 'rent', 'food' and 'bills' so that whenever I get paid I put a portion into the jars so i don't touch it.

- Submitted by SHELBY_99 4/9/2010 in Saving Money | 0 Comments

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Delete Plateau and use In Abeyance

Delete the negative word plateau from your vocabulary. It can be a holding pattern or time of rest for your body. It is probably the most awful word in dieting other than backslide. Be positive by saying in abeyance. You are awating the next step in your upward spiral. Anyone with a better word?

- Submitted by EGRAMMY 4/9/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 4 Comments

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Pushing it

When I don't feel like working out I push myself to at least start doing a workout, aiming for 1/2 my normal time. When I reach that goal I keep going, thinking since I already started, why not do another half? I always feel really good at what I've done by that point, why not feel even better?

- Submitted by EARTHANGLB 4/9/2010 in Motivation | 4 Comments

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Finding time in between

With two kids at home and a Husband that works night i have found that walking 2 miles at 4:30 A.M. with a friend Monday through Friday is great! not to mention a fun time! then for workouts i do them in the kitchen while i cook our dinner!Works great. :)

- Submitted by MRSSTACYG 4/9/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Add Walnuts to a meal

I always add a few toasted walnuts on top of my low fat greek yogurt &fresh fruit It fills me up longer. I have this for breakfast or my morning snack. Add a little vanilla flavor on top its great.

- Submitted by BRISEVE 4/9/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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walk

try to walk a little every day. even 5 minutes helps!!!

- Submitted by NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/9/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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