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Set small daily goals to build self esteem

Setting simple, easy to accomplish goals on a daily basis helps me stay motivated and helps build my self confidence. After years of letting myself down I have found that accomplishing these small goals everyday helps me to trust myself a little more each day :)

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Never giving up...

Once a doctor told me: As you get older you will only get worse...he was referring to my arthritis and fibromyalgia.

I got so mad I was determined to "never give up"... (click for more information)...

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If you don't like fruit, make a smoothie

Just pack your fruit in early, and drink it. Even if you don't like eating fruit or cutting it up, smoothies are easy. Start with a ripe banana, add a little plain yogurt or skim milk, add a mix of other fruits... berries, half an orange, pineapple, peaches, etc.

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Keep YOUR HANDS busy!!!!

I was working on an extensive art project w/my toddler when I realized how fast the afternoon went and thought well,we've been busy.I thought of how MY HANDS were kept busy and kept my MIND off of FOOD.Maybe one will"spark" your interest to pursue...tennis,snow-ski,gardening,quilling,scrapbooking...

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Every Morning

I "Get Started" every morning when I wake up, plan the day, eat breakfast, and read my Spark emails. Every morning I start..just like a program that says "One day at a Time!" That's how I'll lose the weight and get healthy.

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Money in car

I keep about $20 in the car for emergency. I also have a roll of quaters for toll roads or parking!

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Make better choices

Instead of depriving us of all the good things we enjoy to eat, why don't we try to make better choices, that way avoiding the feeling of deprivation. Instead of the cream filled chocolate cake, why not choose a plainer sweet cake that satisfies the need for something satisfying without overloading

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Stretching Calories

Try added vinegar to your Kraft Free salad dressing - you save calories and it taste great.

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Five Alive!

Eating five fruits and vegetables each day is paramount to good health. If you are having a hard time "digesting" this fact, try having a few fruits and veggies in a smoothie in the morning. The added fiber is a healthy and refreshing way to start the day.

Thrive with 5!

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