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When I make a recipe that uses tortillas, I use whole wheat tortillas instead of flour. The whole wheat tortillas hold up better and stay firm :)
Walden Farms has 0 calorie salad dressings (as well as a TON of other 0 cal stuff)
I use cool whip instead of ice cream...it has a LOT less calories and you can add fruit to it for added taste! SO good!
It's hard to see the weight loss sometimes...i like to put on something sexy and check myself out in the mirror... a pair of jeans that fit just right, lingerie, or a tee shirt that belongs to my fiance are all I need sometimes to remind myself how far I've come and where I'm headed!
Tastier AND healthier popcorn
Instead of getting the butter lover's popcorn or cheese popcorn, get the 94% fat free and add your own seasoning (they sell popcorn seasoning). It's healthier and you can control how much you put on :}
I'm a stay at home mom (6 year old and 8 month old) and sometimes get overwhelmed. Thankfully, my gym has a kids club. It's really motivating to go to the gym so I can have an hour or so of "me time" where it doesn't revolve around everyone else in the house...us moms, stay at home or not, forget about ourselves a lot. That hour or so in the gym gives me back my sanity, and is getting me healthy, too!
I cut the brush that comes in the nail polish so it's shorter and I can control where the paint goes a little more. It REALLY helps when I'm painting my little girl's nails n piggies, too.
Ceiling Fan Cleaner
I use an old pillowcase to dust my ceiling fans and avoid flying dust! get the pillowcase damp, and put it around the fan blade (like a pillow) and then pull it off. All the dust stays inside the pillowcase :]