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Move it & move it often

So the science says that sitting can negate the hard work out you just did - not a problem, just move it. Get up & walk, dance, run, skip, shimmy, or whatever about every 30 minutes. Wear a pedometer & get those 5 miles a day in - you'll be healthier & fitter in no time!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 6/30/2011 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Lower the fat

I still splurge on pizza & pepperoni is my favorite. I take the pepperoni & set it on a paper towel on a plate. I cover it with another paper towel & microwave for a few seconds. The heat cooks the a lot of the fat out of the pepperoni & the paper towel absorbs it.

Bonus is that the pepperoni gets a little crispy - oh YUM!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 3/21/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Goals - rework your goals!

Your goals are the one thing that will keep you inspired & motivated, that is if they are meaningful/important to you, if they are measurable & obtainable, & if they are given a due date. After 15 months, I'm working on my again & feeling some awesome motivation!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 3/10/2011 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Back to basics

The disappointment in failing is too much so I fall back to the basics. Concentrate on getting 8 glasses of water, exercise (10 min), and 3-5 servings of fruit/veggies every day. It ALWAYS works & within days I'm ready to re-incorporate all the healthy habits I've learned to date!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 7/6/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 5 Comments
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Like Yourself

Like yourself now, not 10 pounds from now. You'll be more apt to forgive the mistakes and go on. This creates less stress in your life so that you're able to deal with the task at hand - GETTING HEALTHY!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 6/24/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Treat It Like A Science Experiment

The nutrition tracker allows you to keep tabs on all your nutrients. Make the numbers balance and add up to a healthy new you!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 5/3/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Reduce the salt to lose and look beautiful

Try reducing your sodium/salt intake to less than 1000mg per day for 7-10 days. You'll notice a jump in weight loss which is mainly water but the scale doesn't fluctuate and the puffiness in your face and limbs goes away!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Balanced Nutrition

Eat from all the food groups, pop it/log it, and check your nutritional values. Keep it balanced and most all of the cravings go away or are at least manageable!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 3/26/2010 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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