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iPhone photo tracking

Too busy to track? I find if I take a photo of my meals I can track later and still stay on track.

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Steel studded running shoes

Trouble running in winter with ice and snow? Take steel screws and affix to the soles of your running shoes. Be sure they are long enough to stay in, but short enough so they do not go through the inner sole. You'll be sure footed and ready to run in any conditions.

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deer repellent

Deer do not like strong scents - hang inexpensive car air freshner trees near tender plants to keep the deer away. Added bonus your yard smells lovely.

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Tracking calories and Weight Watcher Points

Do you track with Sparks and Weight Watchers? If so, start adding points to the food titles for the manually entered foods. This will save time and keep points top of mind along with all the other nutrients you track.
For example, I added Veggie Stix snack today. In the title it reads 1 oz=3 poi...

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Eat the thing you crave

With Easter approaching many will be faced with Easter buffets. If there is something you know you want to eat, but it might be higher calories. Eat that thing first. You will end up saving calories in the long run. Otherwise you will fill up on other things, but probably still give in to the crave.

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Grocery store salad bar is my secret weapon for more than salads

I've found that buying fresh vegetables from the grocery store salad bar saves time, money and waste, with the added benefit of boosting my daily fruit and vegetable intake. I fill a container with fresh cut and ready to go items and use these all week for omelets and other dishes.

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