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Share your meal with the dogs

I have 3 dogs. Whenever I am eating they are waiting for me to drop some. I share my food with them and I eat less.

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Sweet Potato Fries

A medium sweet potato has about 115 calories and won't raise your blood sugar as much as eating a white potato will. Try slicing and baking with a brush of olive oil for low-cal "fries

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ALWAY LOOKING AHEAD

I may have a few bad days but I never let them get me down. I am always looking ahead to see what else I can do to better myself. As I said when the pool was closed a new set of exercises had to be worked up for the colder weather because I may not be able to get out if we have snow like last year. ...

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Thrifting

Thrift store shopping will free up money so you can buy organic and high quality foods, and if you want to you can check out my blog for a how to

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200MG of Magnesium Can lower blood pressure

200MG of Magnesium Can lower blood pressure says Carolyn Dean, MD. Under times of stress more magnesium is excreted from our urine. Talk to your doc about a magnesium supplement if you are under stress or need to lower your BP

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SAVING MONEY IS JUST LIKE A DIET

You know you don't need it...so don't buy it. Just like cheating a diet. You'll feel so much better with those few extra bills than something you thought you needed in that moment. Keep your eyes on your goal.

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Create a "laundry list"

For all of those items that only get washed once in a while (curtains, pillows, comforters, etc.), create a list or a computer document of the washing instructions as soon as you get the item. Then if the tag comes off or fades, or if the washing instructions were printed directly on the package, ...

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Your journey is sometimes more important than your destination.

"Sure, there may be a lot of 'real estate' between here and where you dream of being, but the road, if you notice, happens to run straight through the middle of paradise." (Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe)

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Pay yourself first

I follow the money saving rules for exercise. Serious savers set a (realistic) goal, and set this aside first, before paying any other bills. I have to do the same when setting aside time for exercise or my busy life will mean that I have no time left.

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CROCKPOT leftover grease cleanup! Amazing trick!

I have a huge, heavy crockpot that I love, but cleanup is a chore. Line a deep, medium-sized strainer with a large coffee filter. Place the strainer over the hole in the sink or a pot, if you're saving the broth. Pour the cooled liquid into the strainer. The coffee filter will catch the bay leaves, ...

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