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It's Only Temporary

Keeping in mind that I can help to change the condition of my body even a little bit, helps me keep my mind in a much happier and better frame of mind.

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keep positive and smile

I find that sometimes I give up so easily. I have done it time and time again. Not anymore. I will smile and push and push

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Try This Idea For Your Next Party

At a party, stash ice in a colander set on top of a bucket or a bowl. Water will drain out, and guests will get only the solid stuff.

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Stroke

I have been using Spark for a couple of years. I am workout hard everyday until recently. Having Hypertension all my life since age 16 and am now 48. I recently had a Stroke that has messed with my short term memory . My workouts and eating healthy this Stroke could have been far worse the doctor sa...

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Coupons . . coupons . . coupons

When my husband and I go to the grocery store, we always have coupons. We usually manage to have 10% of the bill in coupons ($100 = $10 in coupons). We are always looking for coupons for things we need.

Also if it's something you use a lot or go through quickly, try the "buy one get one". ...

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What to eat and not to eat, some myth busters

Read 15 Simple Truths about Food: SparkPeople SlideShow on your startpage, it will make your vail fall off many times and answers a lot of questions.

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Crayon marks

Crayon marks on wall: use a blow dryer to heat the crayon so it can easily be wiped off.

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Play Video Games

I'm right out of school and unemployed so I have lots of time on my hands. Instead of watching TV I play video or computer games. It keeps my hands and mind busy so I'm not tempted to eat or think about food. If I'm especially motivated I'll bust out the Wii Fit.

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Gluttony

Losing alot of weight is aNatural High . Unfortunately like any addiction,recovery is an ongoing process. I felt a complete sense of accomplishment,therefore I rewarded myself to Wendy;s.Then I told myself I could lose that & returned for another reward,Taco Bell! Don't fall victim

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My Secret Exercise Weapon

When going out on my morning walks, I wear weights around my ankles and I carry dumbbells with me too to work out my arms while I walk.

I'm sure this increases the amount of calories I burn in addition to the walking.

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