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LOG IN EVERY DAY~~and You're That Much CLOSER to Your Goal!!

I have logged in 135 out of 138 days on this site~ which is 98% ~~and also about where I am on my wt. loss journey~almost DONE {LOSING WT.} and READY for MAINTENANCE! When you say~ well, I log on ONCE A WK. or EVERY OTHER DAY, you are really shortchanging yourself! This site has ALL the DATA, ...

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Practice Financial Integrity

Do the nine steps of Financial Integrity (outlined in Your Money or Your Life--available at your library for free :-) --and on the FI website, http://www.financialintegrity.org). It's all about discerning what is ENOUGH. Amazing how much you save when you live that way.

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Learn One Thing at a Time, and Don't Give Up!

When I started SP, it was overwhelming to me, mostly in the tracking area. I felt lost and nearly quit until I decided to ask for help! There are so many things to learn at first, but once you learn it, it stays with you and becomes so much easier!

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Medications?

Remember to take medications as prescribed. Always take the correct amount and at the time advised by your doctor.

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Dealing with Cravings

When I get cravings, I like to postpone them. I tell myself that I can have it on Sunday (for instance). Then when Sunday comes, I'm usually not in the mood for that food. If that doesn't work, I brush my teeth.

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pick yourself up

When you fall, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again. Don't worry be happy.

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Magic Erasers for Tubs

Using a magic eraser to clean the tub takes a lot of the elbow work out of removing the residue. Magic Erasers are perfect for almost all household scrubbing, but I have found them particularly helpful when trying to get water spot, residue or rust stains removed from the tub/shower.

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Commit to Walking During Breaks

I got started with exercising by committing to myself that I would take a 10 minute walk during my breaks twice a day. I decided that even if I was slow, it was better than doing nothing. I got faster and then I started adding stairs. I lost weight and was amazed at the progress from that one act.

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Nutrition Tracker

The Nutrition Tracker helps you stay on track by recording EVERYTHING you eat, that includes licks, tastes and bites.......and it also breaks down where you calories are coming from.

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Early Workout

I try to work out firstthing when I wake up. I eat a piece of fruit to keep my sugar up and then head to the gym. I read that this helps because you are burning more fat and not something that you ate earlier in the day

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