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Listen to a GOOD Book!

I love to read and I have combined reading a good book with staying active. In order to get motivated to walk or exercise, I listen to books on my I Touch. I have listened to two books this month (60 hours each)! I can't wait to finish the third book. Music after teaching second graders is not a goo...

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Mustard

Ever explore the world of Mustard? So many flavorful cheap on calorie options that can really make food tasty!

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Motivational Quote

"If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain." George Sotiropoulos

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Goals

Keep your goals specific and measureable. It helps you stay on track.

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STRONGER

I am getting stronger every day, so I keep pushing. Today I bowled and not that good but we won 1. Always try your best that you can do and it was good that I just made it there to bowl. Anything after was a plus. Every day is a challenge whether healthy or not because we never know what we will fac...

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Saving Money for Something Special

Every time I get a $5 bill back as change, I put it in a jar. It's amazing how fast you have a fund built up for something special or to just have more cash when needed.

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Sweets

If you are getting an urge for something sweet like ice cream go to Dairy Queen do not get a container to keep at home. It may be more $$ but in the end you will eat less.

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Gum

When I have a craving I chew a piece of sugar free gum for some quick and low calorie satisfaction!

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Plateau

I seem to move & hit a plateau. Move & hit a plateau. Today I had a diet Sprite with vanilla in it. It was SOOO good. I have missed it. I hope this mixes it up & my numbers start to move again. We will see.

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walking

I know this is not new but it works for me.
every day I get up 30 min earlier then normal so that I can walk it is often dark still so I take one of my dogs this is fun because one dog likes to get the rabbits and the other wants the deer and elk yes you got it I live in the country I live it th...

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