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Down size your dinner plates..

You know how big dinner plates are getting now? Well I use our smaller plates to eat dinner, we also moved to smaller bowls not those huge bowls.... it has really helped...

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Stay Positive even when hormones say no!

Some days it seems like my hormones are in a battle! I just start singing an upbeat song, or think of some thing funny! Anything to stay positive! Til finally my mean hormones give up!

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A cleaner shower...

I use an old loofah sponge keep it in my shower and every other day while showering I clean my shower. Every time we get out of the shower, we wipe it down.

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Look around you....

I was watching my daughter sitting across from me feeding her new addition to our family. And thinking to myself.... if this isn't a reason to get healthy, I don't know what is....

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Just smile....

You ever walk into a store and everyone you see is frowning?
Or go into a restaurant and the hostess, waitress and costumers are all grouchy? Well, smile anyway.... I smile more when that is going on all around me.

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Keep a journal and folder for your kids....

My daughter got real sick and missed quite a bit of school, then we had a few close deaths which ended with my daughter missing a lot of school. I kept a folder of every doctor excuse. Plus a journal of her daily activity at school, sometimes not much in it. but had it. It helped her with her At pro...

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count everything!

Make sure to count every little thing you put into your mouth. It makes a huge difference at the end of the day. gum, mints, gum drop, bite of daughter's cake... once I did that it helped keep my weight at bay.

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take time out each day for you....

take time everyday just for you. In the morning, through the day, or right before bed.... just take a little quiet time. It is so important. Makes you feel much more refreshed and ready to take on the world.

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Using smaller plates

I have found that if you use smaller plates you won't eat as much. I don't know what it is, but my body tells me I am full when I finish my plate.

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Mix it up....

If you find yourself at a plateau like I did for several months... and I will say I was working out really hard... I figured out that if I mix up my workouts I started losing... I did Turbo Jam one day, Biggest Loser the next, Walk a Home the next, Tae Bo the next....this way you surprise your body.

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