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Thanksgiving

I was feeling a little overwhelmed yesterday as I was putting my recipes for Thanksgiving into the SparkCalculator, and then I decided to do something that thrills me to the bone--JUST EAT MODERATELY! I'm not stressing about today, because after 4 1/2 months, I HONESTLY don't like that feeling of b...

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Start every day fresh

Start each and every day like it's the first day of your diet. You get a second chance to start all over each and every day. You start each day with a fresh slate. Don't worry about what you did yesterday. You can do it!!!

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Cool Down the Hot Mama

I keep a wet facecloth in a baggie in the fridge for whenever I'm having a hot flash. Feels wonderful!

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the wonders of the library

It's free! We get movies and TV episodes every week so we can watch what we want without paying a cable bill. Its great family time too!

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Use your public library

You pay for the library with your tax money...use it! My kids LOVE going to the library and we can spend endless hours there if I let them. Getting the books and movies from the library not only saves you money, but also clutter because when you finish reading a book you take it back!

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Adding A Little Water

When you add just a little water to your body wash, shampoo, even dish washing liquid, it makes it last a little longer, and it doesn't take away from the lather.

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Recycle, reduce, reuse

Recycle old phone books and reduce amount of trees needlessly ground up for paper towels which are a tool of the disposable society in which we live. Use phone book pages in place of paper towels to clean paint brushes before contaminating water with excess latex wall or fine arts acrylic paint.

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Shop discount grocery stores

I have recently started to do my shopping at Save-A-Lot. The savings have helped me stay within my food budget. As an example: Bananas are 3lbs for $1.00. Of course you have to know the prices because not everything is a bargain.

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Prayer Walking

Prayer walking turns any walk into personal communion, and more motivation to go.

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Save on laundry

Wear twice; wash once.

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