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When I find myself strongly craving a soda, I know it's an indication that I haven't been drinking enough water. So, water first, then maybe a Diet Coke.
Even though they cost money I think the Walk/Runs in my community are both a celebration and a reward for all of my weekly walks.
Cottage cheese vs. Sour cream
Oftentimes a recipe, like a burrito, will call for a dollop of sour cream. I just substitute non-fat cottage cheese.
Go ahead and take a vacation when you can. It just requires a little extra planning to take your new lifestyle along with you.
Go to the COMMUNITY tab, scroll down to Success Stories and click. Then check out the Motivational Pages. Sometimes they really give me a boost!
Lower the Salt the Cheap & Easy Way!
Simply pour any canned vegetable into a colander and rinse off the salt with fresh, cool water. It's a lot less costly than buying low-salt veggies.
Are you a walker?
Sign up for a community walk & run in your area. To find one ask at the local sporting goods stores and jogging shops. They are fun, very doable and give SUCH a sense of accomplishment.
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The Ultimate Motivation
Your drive to succeed doesn't have to be the motivation to end all motivation. You just need a little something to push you along.