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Electricity Witch.

Hopefully I don't offend anyone when I say I've become the Electricity Witch. I bought a electric usage meter you plug into the wall sockets to measure all the things we keep plugged in. We no longer keep the DVRS, TVS, Chargers, or ANYTHING plugged in, unless its in use. I've seen a large drop in u...

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Fels Naptha

Fels Naptha is the best laundry stain remover I have EVER found and it is dirt cheap! It comes in a bar soap with a white paper wrapper and costs a dollar at Walmart. I have used it to successfully take out makeup, grass stains, and all kinds of other crud.

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Juicing

I have started juicing and this has helped with weight loss.

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I've lost my marbles

I keep 10 marbles in a jar and as I lose 1 pound, I move them to another jar. This gives me a visual of what I have lost. I keep repeating until I have made my goal weight. After 10 lbs, I treat myself - either a pedicure, manicure or a massage.

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Chewing a gum

When I feel like eating something, although I am not hungry, I chew a sugar free gum. That keeps my mouth fresh and busy and helps me stay within my calorie range!

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Ball Freezer Jars Make Pre-Planning Easy

Known mostly for their glass canning jars, Ball also has 8 oz plastic jars intended for freezer jam and such. I like to use them to plan my lunches and snacks during the week. The screw-on lids are liquid tight, making it easy to carry everything from carrot sticks to a serving of fruit juice with...

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