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I seem to have a bag for everything: for the gym, for lunch, for church, for the music lessons I teach, for the English lessons I teach, for going to the library. I even have a bag of bags in the trunk of the car to pack my groceries in!
If I need to bring an item with me the next day, I usually put it in a bag and hang the bag on the door knob so I see it as I am leaving. . . If the item happens to need refrigeration this wont work. . so I put my car keys in the fridge with the item. . . and never leave with out it!
I have a small erasable white board on my bedroom door. Every week I write down what exercise I'm going to do for each day of the week. This gives me a quick visual first thing in the morning of what I need to do that day to get in my execise.
If you want to stick to your diet, it is very important to plan a healthy menu, make a list, and stick to it when shopping. Stores are sure to put fattening and expensive treats on the end of an aisle and at eye level to get you to buy. Be sure to eat before you shop, to keep from impulse buying!
Always have a plan! Going out to run an errand at lunch? In a meeting during lunch? Plan ahead by keeping water and a piece of fruit, some nuts etc. with you in your car or briefcase. Don't be tempted by the drive thru if you are in a hurry!
I put one of those shoe storage things that hang on the back of the door in my pantry. I measure out snacks and put them in bags and write how many cals . I then put the bags in the organizer . When I go looking for a snack it's easier and I know exactly how many cals I am eating.