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packets of rotisserie chicken

When rotisserie chicken is on sale I buy at least two. Right away I skin and bone them, then put 3 oz of meat into each of several freezer bags, freeze and use later. Sometimes I package white and dark meat separately, sometimes I mix types of meat.

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ice cream

Put ice cream into 1/2 cup plastic containers when you get home. When you want a serving, it's ready and you didn't pay extra for manufacturer fixing the portion size.

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YOGI brand tea, American (Oregon) product

YOGI tea has more than 50 organic teas made with herbal and green tea blends that promote health and wellness. It is all natural, delicious and does what it says it does.
Some blends are for "taste" and/or "aroma" pleasure. Several tout specific health benefits: Immune Support, Healthy Fasting, T...

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jump starting 2011

It's January 1. I begin SparkPeople's 28 Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge today to re-motivate myself . I'm convinced that a 28-day challenge will be MY way to focus on accountability and jump start my New Year.

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easy way to dry plastic containers & dishes

I hand wash plastic containers and air dry them in a dish drainer. They dry quickly. By not having them in the dishwasher, the dishes, pots, pans and flatware get completely dry instead of the water clinging to the plastic and therefore keeping tops of glasses and cups from drying. (I suppose I coul...

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becoming a tapestry

I submitted a blog today about life. It took three days to write. I'm drained, but now have let go of some my childhood frustrations.
"Changing the Eclectic into a Tapestry"

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Now? ~ or - Never?

Do "it" when I think of it! If I wait until later it either doesn't get done or it is on the list (in a pile) that is WAY TOO BIG to even want to tackle.

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the time is NOW

There will be no better time than NOW. Waiting "until....." is a procrastination technique. Pick TODAY and simply start! Drink more water or eliminate a junk food snack or double-up on your mealtime veggies ~ ~ ~ do SOMETHING to signal to yourself that you are serious and have begun! Then, move forw...

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'trying' doesn't work

One can't "try" to exercise. We / I either think. then do ~~or~~ think, then don't do.

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Feeling punk?

If you wake up with a sore throat, achy body and are generally feeling punk, listen to your body. Sometimes it is NOT wise to keep up your normal regimen. It's okay to take a day or two off from working out. Take naps if possible or at least go to bed earlier. Drink hot tea with honey & lemon, take ...

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