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Make SparkPeople.com Your Home Page

Make it easy to remember to login to SparkPeople...set SparkPeople.com as your home page! In Internet Explorer 7 or 8, while you're already on the SP website, click the arrow to the right of the home icon at the top of your browser window and click Add or Change Home Page.

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Support

Be as understanding, compassionate, and loving to yourself as you are to your loved ones and friends. Treat yourself exactly how you do everyone else. I'm sure yourself will greatly appreciate it.

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Onion on Hands

To remove the the smell of onion from your hands rub salt on them after peeling the onion. Rinse hands with water.

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smile smile!!

and the world will smile back!

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Excess citrus fruits? Squeeze & Freeze!

We have a lemon tree that is pretty prolific, so I squeeze the juice and freeze it in ice trays. I keep the "lemon cubes" in a zippered freezer bag, and use them in my water bottle as well as in recipes.

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Use almost no laundry detergent

I read an article that said it's the washing machine agitation that removes almost all soil from clothes. the writer said she had washed clothes with no detergent and they looked and smelled great! I still use a teaspoon of liquid detergent, but I buy detergent a lot less often...

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slip off plan?

get a buddy and check in every day!

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Carry That Weight (Lost)

If you hit a plateau or feel otherwise frustrated, load up canned goods or sacks of flour/sugar into plastic bags totalling the amount of weight you have lost to date and literally carry them up and down the steps - even 5 lbs feels heavy after a while - the physical reminder helps you see how far y...

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Secret Stash

I put a small, set amount from each check in a seprate savings account before I even do my budget, then forget about it. Increase the amount with each raise! I started out with just the total amount over the nearest hundred..it all adds up!

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JUST KEEP GOING

WHEN U MESS UP.. FIX IT AND KEEP GOING...

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