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It's working for me

I have maintained a fifty pound weight loss for two years as of this month, even though I now eat a lot of things I avoided at the beginning of my journey. ...

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This Sparked Me - Sharing It

Each morning, I ponder what sort of secret I should share. Often, I am at nearly a total loss. At first it was sort of easy, pick a category and expound for 1800 words or more. Then you have gone through all of the categories and you have to start over and go through them a second time. "What have I...

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My Mini Exercise Breaks

I've maintained my goal weight for over three years now, and although I often don't have time for a full (hour long) workout, I get the exercise in. Here are some of the ways:

1. Wall push ups while food is in the microwave
(usually breakfast - egg wh...

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Economical cooking

I have found that most recipes can be made with far fewer ingredients than they call for, especially if you add spices. I do this because I can't afford to get extra ingredients, but I am desperately trying to eat healthy. So I leave out the things that would make the food cost more than the basic f...

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Extending Sales at the Supermarket

Shop late on the last day of the sale week, when sale items are likely to be in short supply. Buy all remaining packages of what you want, then go to customer service and get a raincheck., so you can buy again when the item is NOT on sale. Also, late in the day, you are more likely to find distresse...

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Saving Money on Healthy Food

I ONLY eat egg whites now, not whole eggs. I KNOW I could never throw the yolks away - I am unable to throw away even the teeniest part of food I paid for EVER - ANY drop of food I spent money on WILL be eaten or - better yet - saved for ANOTHER meal. I buy egg whites on sale, take all the packages ...

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My secret mantra to help avoid the wrong foods

Just ask yourself: " Is a moment on the lips worth a month on the hips?" before you dig in. Chances are, nothing really tastes that good when you think about it. Or, just take one bite and savor the flavor.

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