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Secrets of Success
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Get morning walk before you eat or shower!
Few years ago, I'd wake up, take a walk with my dog before breakfast and shower, even if it was a short walk... Always gave me energy for the day. My dog loved it, always insisted on daily walk. Both happy.
Save clean up time in the Kitchen
Have hot soapy water in sink, as you cook or bake, throw dirty dishes in when finished using them, they soak til you're finished, dishes are quick and easy to clean.
Create your own COOKBOOK... Use Mine Often!
Buy spiral Notebook... Sort recipes into categories... divide book into sections (Entree, Mexican, Recipe to try, Salad, etc)... Add recipes (in your spare time)
Easy Access for a Healthier you, when all your recipes are easy to find in one spot ! Add pics, optional.
Don't know what you wanna eat, look through your cookbook!
In the process of creating My Healthier Versions Cookbook!
Something to look forward to Monthly, Girls Night!
Dinner... Movies... Manicures... or just hang out and chat.
Once a month, don't worry about the calories... Make the evening more about socializing than the food.
Relax... Have fun!
Gives you something to look forward to every month.
And it's good for you to spend time with other women.
Fav New Snack... Pretzels
Found a new snack... Keeps the hunger away... Healthy too.
A few pretzels here, a few there... depending on the brand, one serving, 65-80 pretzels... don't usually have a whole serving in a day.
Always wondered why everyone always had pretzels to snack on... learned to love them this year!
Portion Sizes... Easy snacks to Grab and Go!
My Fav snacks right now... Pretzels, Apples, Clementines
Easy access~ Have designated snack area.
To save time~ Prepare/divide snack foods into portion sizes into Ziplock Baggies.
Save/Plan Calories~ Know calories before you eat'em.
Each lb lost, piggy Gets $1
If I throw a dollar into my piggy bank, for each lb lost... I can afford to reward myself when I reach my goal.