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Have a cheerleading team

Aside from Sparkpeople, I'm making a big effort to tell friends and family what I'm doing and what my goals are. As I've just started running, a friend who is training for a marathon is cheering me on, and everytime I reach a new running goal I can't wait to run to my phone and text my new achieveme...

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frozen delight

I have been trying to cut back on added sugar which hampers my ice-cream options. What I do now is mix 1/2 cup Breyer's no sugar added Vanilla ice cream with 1/2 cup of frozen fruits and a tbsp of wheat germ. I mix with a spoon, and I enjoy a sorbet-like treat.

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Homemade Granola

I make my own homemade granola every Sunday, so I have a healthy breakfast all week. Just buy plain rolled oats and add whatever ingredients you like. I typically add 1 C almonds, 1 C pecans, 1 C shredded coconut, 1 C honey (I really like the sweetness) 2.5-3 C of rolled oats and 2 T olive oil. B...

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CHALLENGES

I have the challenge of having my DGD for 4 days and since I have been sick, weak in the hospital from the chemo but getting stronger I was going to push. I am getting stronger every day and making sure we have a lot of fun. So always finish a challenge to be proud of yourself. Love your grandchildr...

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Shrimp, Easy Quick & Low Calorie

At 84 calories per 3-ounce serving, shrimp has about two thirds of the calories of chicken and about half that of sirloin. Make a stir fry, grill the shrimp, or pan fry in olive oil and garlic 2 minutes each side

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Sugar Substitute - taste bud approved!

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol. It is approved as a dental supplement, helping to prevent cavities. It has about 1/3 of the calories of sugar and its sweetness is almost identical - spoon for spoon to sugar. It may have a laxative effect start slowly. I have read that you cannot replace all of th...

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tracy anderson

ok you guys have to try tracy anderson. follow her program and you will loose weight and get tones - where you want it. I have all of her videos and book but to start out I would get her book - 30 day method and follow it step by step and get the Metamorphasis program. If you want results you shou...

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Whitening strips

I recently started using white strips to whiten my teeth, and since I can't eat with them in, I started putting them in when I have late night cravings (which previously resulted in ice cream). This only lasts for 10 days, and clearly it's a short term thing, but it has helped me cut out late night ...

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Detox

Garlic and Onions, Rosemary, tumeric, curry and ginger are good detox foods and spices. Increase detoxification by eating citrus peels, raw veggies, green tea, Virgin Olive Oil and flax oil to detoxify and lubricate the intestines therefore the liver will elimate the toxins. Avocaddo and broccoli al...

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Pearled Barley

There is a pleasant surprise in pearled barley, it has the lowest glycemic index of any grain

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