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Buy Local

Buy local fruits and vegetables, especially in season, from your farmer's markets and food will last longer and to me, is more fun to cook with.

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Get it done in the morning.

4:00 Am I get up and exercise. If I decide I want to back to bed, I do but, I make sure I get that hour of walking every morning rain or shine.

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Track your calories!

Although it's probably no secret here on SP, tracking calories really does work! I have been trying to loose the same 10-15 lbs for two years with little to no success. I was eating high calorie things in bad portions. Once I found SP, I realized how many calories I was actually consuming and fou...

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Saving In Season Fruits

Blueberries, Strawberries and other summer type fruits

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Mindless eating

Donít eat while watching television. You can become so engrossed in your program that donít realize how much you are eating.

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Happiness

Happiness is not a goal, it is a byproduct.
E. Roosevelt

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COMPETATIVE

I bowl as most well know and tonight you would have thought I never picked a ball up. No matter how I threw the ball I couldn't get a strike or near the strike pocket. This morning I bowled and couldn't do any wrong every where I put the ball I had a strike or spare. It is a good thing I bowl for fu...

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let others in

I find that when I pick a few close friends to talk to about ideas, it helps me pick realistic goals and stick to them

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Just start where you are NOW.

Don't worry about where you WERE. or where you COULD BE. Just start where you are now, just start walking or drinking water or watching what you eat. Realize it's a process and a life style change, so it doesn't matter what you did yesterday. Instead of beating yourself up, congratulate yourself abo...

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Change your World

Each of us represents the World to everyone we come in contact with during our day. And each interaction affects how that person feels, sees the world, and reacts in kind. So a smile, an simple act of kindness, a bit of encouragement, or just a little humor can change the world. Help to be part o...

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