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Be active everyday

Even if it's only for 10 minutes, do something active!

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Hooping for health.

Hula Hooping for excercise and fun.

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Switch up my workout

I have recently broken the longest plateau that I have encountered on my journey. It took a new exercise DVD over the Wii that I had been using. My body needed to be shocked. Glad to say that the plateau has ended and I have lost for the last 4 days--a total of 2.5 pounds--after not losing for 3 ...

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Honey for Allergies

I was told that a daily dose of local honey will help to build up the immune system for local plant allergens. I tried it out this year because I usually get them badly, and have hardly suffered at all. I still get itchy eyes once in a while, but all other symptoms have been kept at bay.

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Keep Measuring Cups and Spoons Handy

Leave a set of measuring cups and spoons in your dish drainer. They'll be a constant reminder of the importance of portion control and accurate tracking.

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Oil

Instead of pouring oil in the pan when you're cooking meats, brush your meat with oil instead.

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Adding Fruit/Veggies

I find creative ways to add fruit/veggies to my meals. I add bananas, strawberries, craisins, raisins - whatever I have on hand - to my morning oatmeal (as well as nuts!). I also add these things to my salads. I add a bag of frozen veggies to my spaghetti sauce. Anywhere I can get them in!

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Paying lower balances first

Pay your lower balances first, and then when those are our of the way, use the money you saved and pour it into the next balance.

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iPhone - not just the app

When I'm preparing food, and I don't have time to look up the nutritional content for what I'm making, I take a picture with my phone. There are several apps that can do text recognition, and then I have it when I'm ready to sit down in front of the computer.

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GoWearFit

I was a fan of wearing a heart rate monitor when I worked out. I just got a GoWearFit from bodymedia and have totally shifted my understanding of calories in and calories out. The accuracy of the total calorie burn is amazing and this has really helped me plan each day!

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