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Breathe, breathe, breathe

Are you feeling a bit stressed today? When I feel frazzled, I tune out the world for a minute by closing my eyes and taking several slow deep breaths. (This works during an argument as well to diffuse the tension with a short time-out.) Wishing you peace and a sense of calm, Sparkers.

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What do Rich People Do?

I've worked for a very wealthy man for over 24 years! He STILL uses coupons, believe it or not. That said, I started seeking his advice and the advice of others, like Dave Ramsey and Clark Howard. As a result, I am totally DEBT FREE and have almost a quarter of a million dollars in the bank. ALL YOU...

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Not getting your 8 cups of water?

Not drinking enough water? Most people should drink at least 8 cups of water daily, but for various reasons some fail to do so. Here's a little secret that is a sure fire way to add an extra cup of water, if not more with no hassle: Add hot spices (not salt) to your food or perhaps make a small but ...

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Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp Bars

Skinny Cow now offers new Milk Chocolate covered delicate wafers layered with milk chocolate creme. These are soooo delicious!!! There are 6 .77oz bars to a box. Cal:110, Total Fat 6g, Fiber 1g, Cholesterol 0g, Sod:40mg, Tot Carbs 14g, Protein 1g

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Why I don't have TV

I figure if I have time to sit down and watch TV, then I have time to be at the gym, or walking my dog, or spending time with family and friends. So I chose not to have a TV-but if you have one, turn it off and get outside!

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Just Move

when I started Spark I had a hard time moving. So i started small. I would walk around my drive way counting my steps. The next week I was walking down the street. Each week I add how much I would walk. Then I joined a Gym that I go to three times a week. I stopped making excuse for my self. I get u...

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Don't Do IT

Don't quit is keeps geting better and better, but right now it sucks

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Choosing a gym that doesn't make me feel like a blob

I visited MANY gyms and health clubs, but always felt intimidated and overwhelmed by the skinny fit people, and well, I'm not. I felt like I would always be judged, and my body image was even worse when I was exercising than when I wasn't. However, I recently joined a YMCA club near me,...

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Type Before You Bite

No matter what I am going to eat before I put it in my mouth, I log it. That way, I am taking full responsibility for what I'm eating AND I know how its affecting my cal totals.

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Health and wellfare tip......

I have been taking my laptop outside and have been sparking on the deck. That way I get to enjoy sparking and nature at the same time. I'd rather be a deck nerd than be a kitchen table nerd!

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