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Pack Away the Plates

I packed away all my dinner plates, large bowls, super-sized mugs and other extra large dinnerware. Instead, I kept my salad plates, small bowls and regular sized mugs out. That way, when I fill a plate, I'm filling it with much less food. And, my smaller portions look larger on the smaller plate.

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Balancing the good with the bad

I will never completely give up unhealthy treats. I enjoy the taste of things that are "bad" for me. That's why I eat "bad" snacks in moderation, limiting quantities and frequency. And, I balance that with tons of fruits and veggies! I still enjoy the "bad" foods but balance them with healthy snacks...

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Small Changes Yield Big Results!

It's hard to stay motivated, but accomplishing one small goal makes me feel good. While a one- or two-pound loss may not seem like a big deal (I have almost 200 pounds to lose), lots of little losses add up to big results!

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