I cook a whole pound of spaghetti or rice at once and freeze it in single serving sizes. This saves me time at night and I don't have to worry about how much dry spaghetti or rice to cook to get 1 serving -
Instead of drinking diet soda, I drink selzer water, which is bubbly but has no sugar, sodium/salt, preservatives. I drink the naturally flavored ones - LOML drinks it plain. This way we get the bubbles without the other stuff.
Before you head out to the garden, drag your fingernails over a bar of soap. When you wash up after you're done, the dirt under your nails will rinse off.
You can turn regular (plain) yogurt into Greek yogurt by straining it in a colander lined with cheesecloth - this saves money, too....
I have brewed green tea in the refrigerator for years - just yesterday, I realized I could brew it in my water bottle, too. Duh!
I use a Misto sprayer for spraying oil for frying or on a salad - this is a metal canister that you pressurize by pumping the lid. It is way cheaper to use than buying spray oil (like PAM, etc.) and just as effective.
You can also use a variety of oils, this way - not just what the manufactu...
I find that if I am feeling a bit discouraged, a sure way to change my mood is to stop by random spark pages and leave an encouraging comment or a spark goodie -
One thing to do early on is join a team - there seem to be some "default" teams, like the one for the week you join - but it is an easy way to "meet" people and make friends.
In addition to using a salad plate as a dinner plate, I also use my salad forks as dinner forks to help me eat more slowly & take more bites.