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Celebrate Life's Events!

Part of the focus of SP is integrating SP into the rest of your life. Today, I graduated with my AA in Paralegal Studies and I reveled in every moment of the day! It was fabulous! The enjoyment was enriched by my SP work that helped me get to this poin!

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Low Calorie Refreshing Tuna Fish

Instead of mayo, I use low or fat free ranch dressing and mustard with the tuna. I dice cucumber with skin into it. It makes for a refreshing, low calorie and flavorful dish!

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Reinforcing the Positive

I count my exercise time as one of my special goals "do one thing for me every day". Checking that goal box and putting the note in as to what it is reminds me why I am on this journey - to become a better me!

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Saving Time and Money: Cook in Bulk

Using a crock pot to cook dry beans ends up saving money because the beans are so cheap, time because the beans can soak overnight and cook all day while you're doing something else. Healthier than canned beans, too!

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Pedometer as Fashion Accessory (or something)

Along with my watch, cellphone, glasses, wallet and car keys, I do not leave home without my pedometer. If nothing else goes right that day, I still can log in my steps. On those "inactive" days, I've been surprised & pleased by the numbers!

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Make Your Own Trail Mix

Make your own trail mix and save a lot of money. Buy your nuts, raisins, etc. in bulk. Then measure and mix yourself. Aside from saving money, you'll also be able to better calculate the nutrition. Then measure out into portions and you're all set to go!

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Exercise while doing something else

Last night I got dinner cooking (veggie pasta and a ton of veggies!). While I waited for the water to heat up, I picked up my free weights and got some upper boddy work in. After it was cooked, waiting for it to cool enough to eat, I did some core exercises.

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Water Addition

I have one or two cups of water before my first cup of coffee. When I take vitamins, allergy tablets or whatever, I don't take them all at once any more. One per swallow with a few swallows in between. By the time that's done, perhaps another 2 classes done!

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Dual Use Advantage

This is exercise + budget. My company allows free beverages, free fruit and free yogurt at the shared cafe. If I walk down there, I get exercise coming & going (hills!) and free healthy stuff!

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Eating Out Wisely

Plan ahead for that lunch out by downloading the nutrition info from the website of the restaurant (if available!). Look at the info and pick out a few choices so that, when you get to the restaurant, you have some guidance in mind.

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