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Pre cut fruits and veggies

When you get back from the store, or very shortly after, precut ziploc baggies or tupperware full of melon, zucchini, etc etc etc. For apples, pears etc. mix a little fruit fresh and water and dip fruits in to keep them from turning brown.

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Plain sight

I toke a plastic shoe organizer that goes over the door, the one with all the pockets, and hung it inside the closet by the bathroom. You'll be amazed at how much stuff this holds: razors, extra toothbrushes/toothpaste, bandaids, etc. The best part-it's right in front of you! No more searching!

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Cancel Cable

About a month ago we decided we were fed up with paying a ton for cable TV when all the shows we watch are available for free on the internet (Hulu, etc.). So we canceled our cable, invested $30 in an HD antenna that picks up enough stations for live sports, and rely on Netflix for everything else.

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No Negative Self-Talk!

Learn to recognize when you're beginning to sabotage yourself. Separate yourself from that voice and say to it, "I'm not listening to you -- I can do this!
Keeping a journal helps - what was I thinking when I ate that cake? How was I feeling? Then be prepared for next time!

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Believe

Believe in myself

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Cleaning with Q-tips

If you have a water glass with a straw, using a Q-tip will help clean the straw, the place where the straw goes and the mouth piece. It is the perfect size for mine. Of course it does depends on the size. You can also use a chopstick to push the Q-tip through the straw to clean all the way down.

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Thankful

Be thankful for what you have and who you are.

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Don't rely on motivation to get the job done

Motivation is temporary. It may be the thing that kicks you into gear initially but it isn't sustainable. Just do what needs to be done with NO excuses & don't wait on motivation that may never come. Take responsibility for your journey whether you 'feel like it' or not, you'll be glad you did!

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Step by Step

When you need to make changes, don't try to do it all at once. I suggest doing it piecemeal fashioned....inch by inch, step by step - just like in the story, The Tortoise and the Hare. The tortoise was slow, but slow and steady won the race. The same holds true with your diet.

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Tortilla Wrap Alternative

Save the calories and still enjoy wraps by using a lettuce leaf to wrap your filling instead of a tortilla. Saving upto 100 cals per wrap!

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