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Save on Gas

Whenever you can, save a little gas and instead of driving to those nearby errands, walk or better yet run. It doesn't have to be a full out get drenched in sweat run, just enough to raise your heart rate. ie., a trip to the nail salon, library, post office (even fireworks last night) can gain me ...

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The Secret is No Secret at All

Log EVERY item that you put in your mouth BEFORE you eat it...and if you do find something in your mouth that you didn;t log, write it down and log it ASAP!!!!!

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Peanut Flour - Not just for baking

Since TJ's discontinued their peanut flour, I have been on a quest and after a long and exhausting search, I had struck gold (or at least a light golden brown). I finally found what is the exact same nutritional make up and taste in a product which is available mailorder from Southern Grove Farms. ...

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Variety IS the Spice

Keep your workout routine - NOT ROUTINE. It keeps your body guessing and working harder to adjust and prevents you from becoming bored. I love to run, but have found that by including a variety of other fitness in my exercise/fitness arsenal, I appreciate my running days more and the other activit...

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Embracing Growing Pains

Learn to appreciate the discomfort. Whether it is abstaining from unwise food choices or pushing yourself to the next level in fitness....remember that each of these small steps, though uncomfortable, result in growing closer and closer to your goals. Growth is almost always uncomfortable. I thin...

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Simple But Not Easy

The biggest tools I have gained in staying positive are....
#1) To accept that I cannot and usually SHOULD NOT attempt to do everything that I think is a good idea at first glance. #2) Allow myself to get rest - and plenty of it. I'm not always successful, but my goal is 7-8 hours sleep a night...

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Yummy Lowfat Protein

Try peanut flour! When mixed with water and a pinch of salt and sweetner to suit your diet or tastes, it is a great source of protein, lowfat and has replaced peanut butter for all my eating, cooking and baking....economical source of protein at only 25 cents a serving!!

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Smart Pone App - Key Ring

I'm not really sure if you consider this a product, but it is one of my favorite tools on my phone now, after cardio trainer. You simply input your reward cardss and purchase program cards, with or without barcod into your phone and voila - they are all on the app with information at your finger ti...

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Android App - KeyRing

I'm not really sure if you consider this a product, but it is one of my favorite tools on my phone now, after cardio trainer. You simply input your reward cardss and purchase program cards, with or without barcod into your phone and voila - they are all on the app with information at your finger ti...

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Get Your Breakfast Veggies

A wonderful breakfast treat this holiday season is oatmeal for breakfast - with a twist. Use only half or 2/3 the normal serving of oatmeal, with smashed banana and pumpkin (great way to get breakfast veggies) and a few grams of chopped walnuts and or raisins, prunes, etc. Then mix in pumpkin pie...

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