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I have 135 pounds to lose. Sometimes I wonder if I will make it. When I start to have doubts I love to read the stories of others who have lost as much or more than I have to lose. If they can do it I reason so can I.
growing up, i used to always look for pennys that were face up, because that was good luck, and leave tails up because of bad luck. now if i find ANY change, regardless heads or tails, i pick it up, and take it home and put it in my change collector. 1 day i found a total of $2.36 i had found 2
I drink 1.5 liters of water a day before I can drink my diet soda. I fillter water and refill bottles every Sunday for the following week. My soda consumption has been cut in half or more and I am saving money while staying hydrated.
Use a monthly calendar dedicated just to your health plan. I use mickey mouse stickers each time I meet a goal, write in minutes of exercise, etc. Just seeing the visual display of a whole month with all your accomplishments helps!
When you move or your contract is up, investigate what your options are for services like cable. Find all available providers. Check their internet prices, then call for a phone quote (often they are different.) Tell them about deals you've seen; often they will then offer to match or beat it.
I purchased a 4 cup mug with a straw.
Before eating at night, stop on sparkpeople, check your food for the day, and check out some friends or blogs. If you have some spare calories, choose something and come back to log in food. Usually if I do this, I don't overeat and I get tired and feel fed by my spark buddies.