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Eating Pasta without all the calories

I made pasta with turkey italian sausage yesterday for my boyfriend, and I wanted to eat an entire plateful myself. Instead, I pulled some frozen veggies out of the freezer, heated them up, and mixed them up with 3 oz. of pasta. It was so filling and delicious, and I saved myself about 400 calories ...

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Scale Suggestion

I made this suggestion to a SparkFriend who was having trouble staying on track. Whenever she noticed a loss on the scale, she became a little lax in her diet. She would then gain some back.

My suggestion: Tape a note with your goal weight on your scale. When you get on the scale, even if you...

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Competition

Running on the treadmill, climbing the stairmaster, or riding a stationary bike can get pretty boring, especially if you forget your headphones. One thing I love to do is pick someone who's on the same machine and put myself into competition with them (in my mind, of course). For example, if I'm run...

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I don't weigh myself

I don't weigh myself because I know I will get discouraged if I don't see the scale move. I go by how I look and feel and how my clothes fit. That's more important than any number on a scale!

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