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Outdoor Exercise

Tuck a few plastic bags in your pocket when you go for a walk outdoors. Pick up litter along your way. It cleans up the environment and helps the waist when you bend over. Bring gloves!

- Submitted by GAILRUU 4/14/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Christmas Baking

I tried some healthy recipes and they really don't taste good enough to give in my gift baskets. I decided to make half of each of my favorite recipes which will give me enough cookies for the baskets but not leave enough left to tempt me for days on end.

- Submitted by GAILRUU 12/17/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Using Less Peanut butter

I love peanut butter but find that if I use the chunky version I tend to use at least twice as much on my toast and sandwiches as when I use the smooth variety. Go for the smooth kind and save a lot of calories!

- Submitted by GAILRUU 11/16/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Avoiding the Bedtime Snack

I find that if I go to bed just a tiny bit hungry the scale will drop in the morning. I don't mean, stomach growling starving, but just the feeling that I could eat a little more. I also sleep better if I am not over full.

- Submitted by GAILRUU 9/25/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 7 Comments
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Make Your Own Greek Yogurt

I took a whipped topping bowl, heated up a phillips screwdriver and punched some holes in it to make a small colander. Then I line it with a coffee filter, put in a cup of plain yogurt, set it in a bowl, cover and let the whey drain out over night. Add sweetener and fruit and yum! Much cheaper.

- Submitted by GAILRUU 8/4/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Cleaning Up the Environment

I tuck a few plastic grocery bags in my pocket when I go for a walk. Along the way I pick up any litter I see along the road and drop it off at the trash cans at the local beach. I not only get lots of exercise, but I am enjoying nature a lot more. Bring a glove to protect your hands!

- Submitted by GAILRUU 8/1/2010 in Exercise | 54 Comments
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Asparagus On the Grill

I have a large asparagus patch and my favorite way to cook it is to spray a few spears with olive oil, dust with garlic powder, wrap in a paper thin slice of deli ham and put it on the grill until the ham is crispy and browned.

- Submitted by GAILRUU 6/3/2010 in Cooking | 5 Comments
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Accurate Measurements

The little plastic cups that pudding or applesauce come in are exactly 1/2 cup. I keep them in the oatmeal box and have a stack of them handy to measure cereal, milk, etc. to keep me honest about how much I am eating. When in doubt, measure!

- Submitted by GAILRUU 5/20/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Snack Time

I found the worst time of the day for me was mid-afternoon. I needed something to eat that was healthy and filling but would make me want to eat "more." I settled on air popped popcorn with a butter flavored spray or carrots and hummus.

- Submitted by GAILRUU 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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