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Washing Machine Drain Hose
In order to keep drains free of lint, rather than buy the the gadget the stores cell use old knee highs or panty hose. With the knee highs just cut a slit in the side and tie to the clip at the top of the hose, if using panty hose cut of a ten inch section from the foot and attach the same. Collects all the lint.
Breaking A Plateau
When hit a Plateau I increase my walking by 10/15 minutes, eat fresh Pineapple as it is natural diuretic and I stay off the scale for 2 weeks. I do this because it is very discouraging not to see a weigh loss when you are working hard.
I walk around the parking lot at work during breaks and lunches, this has added over 3500 steps a day.
I have doubled my steps since starting, I make myself go and walk around the parking lot on breaks and lunches.
When making soups, stews and casserole I have found substituting Italian seasoning in place of salt makes for a lovely flavor.
Roast your own for making pies, that way you add what you want and control calories and fat.
I love this good for you vegetable, many do not. I found a recipe that you add 1tbs sun dried tomato pesto and 1tbs toasted almonds to cooked sprouts, very good.
The train that could
I remember a story I read to my kids years ago about the Little Engine That Could, I am that engine.
Looking back helps
I have photo of what I looked like before the weight gain. Have decide to carry with me to look at when I am tempted.