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Be sneaky when exercising!

I'll be honest, I don't enjoy exercising. Sneak in 50 squats, 50 "pilates 100" type sit-ups, etc., while watching your favorite show or getting ready in the morning, whenever you can. I have to trick myself into getting extra exercise in. Hopefully I won't figure it out. :)

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Stacey's Pita Chips

A wonderfully crunchy chip that is wonderful with hummus, salsa, and guacamole...they have a wonderful crunch factor and I find them delicious....YUM! I highly recommend them!

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Every day is a new day, a new 24 hours to try again.

change regret to resolve, let go and go on. Even if it is an hour at a time, or 15 minutes. progress is made in baby steps. Turn your mind to happy thoughts that you looked forward to when you first got a glimpse of going on an adventure to a new you and a better lifestyle change. Try to reconnect t...

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Progress

It's not about perfection
It's about progression

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Yams

Did you know yams aren't just for the holiday meals? We have switched to yams. They are so good natural sweet and better for you less in calories then regular potatoes higher in fiber. You can bake them, broil them, boil them put them on the Bar-B-Que. You make sweet potato fries they are so yum...

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Have faith in yourself

Sometimes we accidently let our minds run off with unwanted issues we need to deal with...making them more stressful/scary than they may be.The more we focus on the negative (what if's) & assume negative (reactions), the more it affects us negatively. CALM your mind. YOU CAN take charge of it calmly...

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Staying flexible during the rough times of life

For me as long as I stay flexible with my workouts I stay motivated Let's face it we all have lives that have bumps in the road My life is more of murphy's law What can go wrong will go wrong - For me when my life takes a turn off my main course its just a minor detour. This is the time to go with t...

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Just Do It!

Instead of that debate, just get up and do it - anything, something - but do it now!

No time like the present! Even stepping in place is exercise and if you do it for 10+ minutes it becomes Cardio exercise and burns calories!

Just Do It!

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no munching weapon

when I am done eating I use Colgate Plax ice mouth wash because it's flavour lasts for a while and discourages me from eating more. Any other brand works as long as it's strong

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Low calorie

Romaine lettuce leaves are a Great replacement for high fat/high calorie taco shells. They're crunchy, low calorie, and always on hand in my house. Just fill with fresh salsa & your favorite meat: carne asada, chicken fajita, or ground turkey w/ taco seasonings...

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