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Fresh Express Chopped Turkey Chef Salad

Everything comes in one package! The lettuce is in the bowl and the turkey, beef, cheese, croutons, and dressing are in the compartmentalized lid. Put the lid ingredients in the bowl, put the lid back on, and SHAKE!

Makes two servings @ 140 calories. I eat the whole thing (2 servings) as a me...

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PB2

Powdered peanut butter (can also get chocolate butter)

add water or juice

45 calories per 2 tbsp serving

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Take "green" sweetener with you!

My endocrinologist says stevia (in the green packages) processes in the body better than saccharin (pink), sucralose (yellow) and aspartame (blue). But, alas, no restaurants, convenience stores, etc. have "green" sugar packets as an option. I started carrying my own packets in a squeeze change purse...

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ryka shoes (made for women only!)

Ladies, if you have never tried on a ryka shoe, I would encourage you to do so! They are made with the woman in mind. I now own four pair: Radiant (for serious walking), Rocker (for day to day walking and toning), Aqua fit 3 (for jogging in the pool), and Studio D (for Zumba)

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"Pre-pool" your hair with L'Oreal

Finger some L'Oreal EverPure Rosemary Mint Leave-In Conditioner through your hair before getting in the pool. It helps protect your hair against the chlorine. $10 for a 6 oz bottle.

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Fruit of the Loom Women's Warmwear

I love them. You can't tell that you're wearing anything underneath your clothes. (And the black is slimming!)

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3 oz dispenser cups

Use 3 oz dispenser cups (like what your dentist uses, or the ones you buy for in your bathroom) for portion control. I put my trail mix, frozen yogurt, chex mix, grapes, etc in the cup and that's my portion!

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Don't use the Drive Thru!

Park the car and WALK into the drug store or pharmacy to get your meds, the cleaners to get your laundry or dry cleaning, Braum's (or your local equivalent) to get the NSA Frozen Yogurt that you earned! The steps will add up. (Pedometers don't lie!)

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Mall manikins

When I walk the mall in the mornings, I look at the manikins in the stores and think, "If I keep going, I'll be able to wear that someday."

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