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I used to eat oatmeal cookies for snacks. I thought maybe even the oatmeal was good for me. Once I started to diet, I realized I was snacking on 225 calories of cookie!
Make a menu for the week of every meal and snack you will eat. Grocery shop based off of your menu. Then when you get home, portion out everything for the week. By taking the extra time when putting groceries away everything is ready for you giving you one less excuse and making it that much easier - especially on crazy busy days
McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal packs 290 calories and 32 grams of sugar
I keep my eyes on the prize! Every day I tell someone that by the end of the year I am going to weigh 125 lbs. It is a realistic goal and it keeps me focus on the end product. It's worth it to me to obtain that goal.
Instead of buying a chemical fabric softener (which some people are allergic to), try using White Vinegar. I use it & it really works great! The smell washes out in the rinse water & leaves the wash soft & suds-free!
To be able to run greater distances, I pick a landmark ahead of me on the run, and I tell myself that I can make it to that point. Once I get there, I pick another landmark and so on. Before I know it, I've run the entire route and I feel great not having given up at any point before the finish.