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Change for 2 weeks

After a 3 month plateau I changed my diet and exercise for 2 weeks and then went back to what I was doing. This was able to break the plateau that I was in and now I can watch the scale dropping again. It works

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 5/28/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 8 Comments
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gardening

Plant a garden. You will save a lot of money by eating all the vegetables that you grow. You can freeze or can the extras or sell them at a roadside market. We even can vegetable soup using all the vegetables that we grow. If you plant early enough, you can usually get in two plantings a summer

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 5/19/2010 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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weight tracker

continue to weigh daily and track your trends. If you see your chart tracking upward, change your diet and exercise to get back to your weight goal.

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 5/16/2010 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments
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Garage Sales

Now that the weather is warming up it seems like neighborhoods are having garage sales. It is the perfect place to find good (sometimes new) clothes, toys, furniture etc. Also it is a good time to have your own to get rid of excess junk and make a few dollars.

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 5/13/2010 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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I love to Substitute

Just be creative with substituting. I always use just egg whites. Applesauce for oil and the sugar (homemade with no add sugar) since the apples sweeten things enough. Shredded carrots in most cake and bars as they add moistness. I have found any recipe can be made healthy when substitutes used.

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 5/10/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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I love to Substitute

Just be creative with substituting. I always use just egg whites. Applesauce for oil and the sugar (homemade with no add sugar) since the apples sweeten things enough. Shredded carrots in most cake and bars as they add moistness. I have found any recipe can be made healthy when substitutes used.

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 5/10/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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I love to Substitute

Just be creative with substituting. I always use just egg whites. Applesauce for oil and the sugar (homemade with no add sugar) since the apples sweeten things enough. Shredded carrots in most cake and bars as they add moistness. I have found any recipe can be made healthy when substitutes used.

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 5/10/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Don't give up

Many different things work for different people. Just don't give up. Experiment with what might work for you. Eating a few less calories or adding a few more. Getting more intense exercise or just changing the routine. Find what works for you and Please DON'T GIVE UP

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 4/27/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 6 Comments
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out of control

I am soooo out of control on my eating. It is almost embarrassing to track foods BUT that is the thing that will save me is tracking what I eat if I stay honest to myself. Tracking foods opens my eyes to how off I have been and what I need to change get back on track emoticon

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 4/24/2010 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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Positive Attitude

Your attitude can make or break your health and diet. If you are determined to see the good and have a positive attitude you will eat better, exercise better and definetly feel and be better

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 4/19/2010 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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