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Motivational Music

I have a huge playlist of music on my iPod called "Workout/Motivation". I have three rules for the music in it: 1)No sad music 2)Music can be angry, if that is a motivator for me and 3)While the songs are playing, will I have fun? Then I put my iPod on shuffle and ger to working my butt off!

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Pounds and Pressure

For every pound you lose, you take 4 lbs of pressure off from your knees!

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Log your exercise

I find when it's hard to get going, I log in my exercise before I do it. Then I HAVE to do it, or feel awful erasing it! Not often do I have to erase it!

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Fat free roast potatoes

These are so crispy. You Cut raw potatoes into French fry sticks or chunks, then separate eggs and only use the whites. Whip the whites a little bit and then toss all of the potaoe in the whites. Take the potatoes, put them on a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake at 400 until they are brown. ...

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Applesauce!

Did you know that you can substitute applesauce for the fat portion of your ingredients in baking. If you are baking cookies for example; you can substitute the same amount of applesauce for the amount of butter/margarine/or oil it calls for. The result is a fluffier cookie. Tastes great with a l...

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Walk----don't eat

Meet your friends for a walk rather than going to lunch or for coffee. You can talk just as much, burn calories, and not be faced with consuming unnecessary or unhealthy food.

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