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Grocery Delivery!

This is completely counter-intuitive, but I'm saving a ton of money by having our groceries delivered by Peapod instead of going to the store. The prices are similar, most sales are the same, and I can still use coupons. But by virtue of me staying out of the store -- zero impulse buying! -- I'm for...

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Coupon Match-Ups done for you!

Every week I go shopping, instead of looking at the ad and trying to match-up all my coupons with items on sale, I use coupon match-up sites. I am a member of probably 10 of them or so but I only subscribe to commonsensewithmoney.com . I get a daily e-mail that has a bunch of great deals and sometim...

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Product Research and Price Comparison

Every time we see something of larger monetary value (for my house anything over $20 that's a want) then, we take a pic or a note in our smart phone of that stores price, etc. When I get home I research when I think of it or as I look at ads etc. Generally, I put off even researching it and when we ...

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Stop "Giving Up" Things

No, you did not "give up" junk food, you made a decision to eliminate unhealthy food from your diet. The difference is subtle, but important.

If you gave something up, it implies that you want it back. For example: "I gave up sweets" has a very different feeling than "Sweets are hinderin...

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Paper Clip Chain gives visual inspiration

Make a paper clip chain, each paper clip representing a pound lost, use a magnet to attach it to your fridge at home or filing cabinet at work. This gives you a visual and tactile reminder of how much weight you've lost, plus it's fun to keep adding those paper clips on to last weeks chain!

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CALORIE SHIFTING

Shifting calories and food groups helps to raise metabolism. Example: 1600, 1200, 1200, 1500, 1200, 1600 on off days, then veggie day, fruit days etc.. This increases fat burn!

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Sweet potatoes...so easy, like pumpkin pie

My grandson is a picky eater, so I asked him if he liked pumpkin pie and he said yes. I scrub sweet potatoes, prick them all over then cook in the microwave. Usually a little bigger than fist size for 8 mins or until it's soft to the squeeze. Cut in half and share with dh. Pince the skin off, ad...

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When I don't feel like exercising--I exercise because I can pull a reward card out of my special gift bag

On those days when I honestly don't feel like exercising, I motivate myself by pulling a reward card out of the special gift bag AFTER I have done my exercising. It keeps me going and I know there are some neat little things I can treat myself to.

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The Library Is Your Friend!

The other day I was in the library (I go there a lot for books, movies, and free WiFi), and I realized--Hey, they have workout DVDs I can check out for free here! So, I checked out "Bollywood Burn" and went home and tried it. It was fun and free! I know I'm not the only one who craves variety, and u...

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Talk and Walk

I enjoy talking on the phone especially because now that I am out of college a lot of my friends live far away. When my friends and I chat we can talk for an hour or even longer. Instead of chatting to them while laying on my bed, whenever someone calls for a talk I take my phone with me and go for ...

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