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Eagle Watching

Sometimes it really helps to just get outside and watch eagles in nature. It truly can soothe the soul to see a majestic bald eagle soaring around, diving into the Mississippi River and catching a fish. Nature is amazing!

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Staying on track is easier if I get a good sleep

I've noticed that the days when I haven't had enough sleep it's easier to overeat and harder to get exercise. Since I'm retired and have trouble sleeping, I sometimes have a short (30 min) nap mid-afternoon to get my energy levels up again. This is instead of grabbing a cookie or something to get ...

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Save $, Add Variety & Eat Healthy

I shop at a grocery outlet store, the kind of place where you buy as much of whatever product you see because it may not be there the next time. I buy very healthy cereal for about $2 a box. I have a great big plastic storage box at home where I pour the cereal and mix it. Then I fill a standard ...

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FRESH flowers MOTIVATE ME to clean up!

We have a halltree that houses coats,mail,etc. and can get overloaded regularly.However,when I bring FRESH cut flowers in a vase,I enjoy displaying them on the halltree [it has a ledge,too!] and so , I clear EVERYTHING OFF in record speed!!! Bringing in THOSE FLOWERS gives me enough MOTIVATION to ...

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Gardening - Planting Bulbs

I found tulip and hyacinth bulbs that I hadn't planted - and now it's WINTER!
* Use a container, layer the bulbs in potting soil, and leave outdoors for the rest of winter. They should sprout in the spring when the ground warms up.

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the mirror

After I look, and I mean really look, at my reflection, I use the dry eraser pens on the mirror as a daily affirmation. Today's? At the end of a long list entitled "I AM", a volunteer.

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FRIENDSHIP

Today was not a good day but I continue on. Snow messed up going to the Dr. which was not a good thing. The gal that hunts on my land came in, & they got a deer, to say hi. She fixed my screen in my sliding glass door & I didn't know it. She is going to help me build a lend too in my garage & repair...

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Silverfish

If you are troubled by silverfish, try placing some whole cloves in the closets and drawers.

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Try Try Again

Getting it right, finally. I read the book "Women, Food and God" by Geneen Roth. It has become my Bible, along with "The Spark". I have always known that food played a very obsessive role in my life...the book explains those obsessions and how to overcome them...just reading the information brought ...

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success at last

i knew i had finally reached a place that i could succeed when i lost some weight and my first thought of celebration was NOT to go get something special to eat. the second thought was i don't want something calorie laden! i worked too hard for this. i think i am finally on my way to winning the h...

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