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A Brand New Exercise - Highly Effective !!!

Focus on your cheek muscles - just above the jaw. Now contract them so that they pull back and upward toward the ears. Contract hard enough so that your lips part slightly and your teeth show. Outstanding. Keep that up.



(Courtesy of J. Hussmann)

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What to do with leftovers.

Don't throw food away. Enjoy your leftovers tomorrow for lunch or, yes, breakfast. You made it healthy to begin with; it will be healthy all over again. Every time you chunk food in the garbage, envision dollar bills you're throwing out, because that's what's really happening. If you hate leftov...

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Peanut butter-a-holic

I am a peanut butter lover could eat it all the time :) Well I recently found PB2 which is a pressed peanut butter. It basically removes all of the oil leaving you with a powdered peanut butter that you add to dishes or favorite drink!!! Way less calories and still get the peanut butter flavor :)...

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IF YOU HAVEN'T WORN IT IN A YEAR, DONATE IT

Get rid of anything in your closet that no longer fits or you don't wear because you don't like it. Make a list, donate it to charity and get a receipt for an income tax deduction.

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Ten Second Tidy...All grown up!

On the old children's television program "Big Comfy Couch" Loonette the clown always ended the show by tackling her "big mess" with a "ten second tidy". Ten minutes before I head up to bed helps keep my "big mess" under control. You'd be surprised how much can be accomplished in such a short perio...

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I want a salad but they take too long to chop up....

I cut up 2 heads of lettuce at the beginning of the week and put them in a freezer bag. Then I chop up my bell peppers, carrots, cucumber, cabbage and celery in another bag. This way I have a salad mixed up and ready every time I have the urge to eat something quick- now there is no excuses for me...

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Keep hydrated

With the onset of high summer temperatures, it is imperative to drink plenty of liquids. Sounds like Mom's advice to get over the flu. This water intake is great for your body to sustain itself, but it is good for maintaining our weight control goals. Helps your satiety quotient. Can't lose either w...

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LIFE

No matter what life hands you, find the best in it. If we only think of negative we will not have a nice life. Make sure you smile, laugh and cry because that is what it is about. As long as you can open your eyes each morning and meet the sunshine or rain your alive. Make each day the best you can ...

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Don't Eat That

The next time you are upset, mad, happy, disappointed stop and don't eat. Take a minute to allow yourself to feel whatever that maybe. Cry, scream and laugh. After that decide if you really want the doughnut or if you were really just filling that emotion with food.

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It's Not Just About Weight Loss

Honestly, what we're all doing is not just about weight loss. It's about exercising, eating healthier, getting those 8 glasses of water in...so what I do is I write down the positive things I did that week (didn't use butter to cook, worked out three times etc) before I weigh myself. If the scale ...

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