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Keep moving

When doing laundry instead of sitting on bed and folding it, I stand and put it on a table to fold, then instead of putting it in a basket and making one trip through the house, I make many trips to each room to put clean laundry away.
Also when I am working on a jigsaw puzzle now, instead of sit...

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Price Matching at WalMart

Did you know WalMart prices matches competitor ads? Take 10 minutes and go through the grocery circulars and jot down the item and price of what you'd like. When shopping, put a handheld basket (with your priced matched items in it) in your shopping cart to make checking out a breeze. Example of ...

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Have protein with every meal

Make sure you eat protein at every meal. It helps you stay satisfied until your next meal or planned snack.

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Take your vitamins

With this summer starting today, just make due to take your vitamin C and lots of water. Other vitamins are necessary, but most important your vitamin C to help prevent you catching a cold.

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Coffee Addict!

I'm a coffee addict and realized that it was important for me to drink more water. My few cups of joe each day were taking away from my goal of 8 cups of water a day. So, I made a rule that I've been strictly following: for each cup of coffee, I must drink one cup of water.

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The Destroy Diet

As soon as you are full, destroy what is left on the plate. Just take ketchup, hot sauce, whatever you've got, and pour it all over it so you don't want to eat it anymore. This keeps you from thinking you are full and then change your mind and eating more in ten minutes. Works especially well when y...

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frozen cherries

not only are these yummy they are natural painrelievers
Enjoy they are greaqt at the beach!!

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Just Dance

Exercise is fun when paired with your favorite songs. Pick a couple of songs for the day. One before you get dressed in the morning and one in the evening after dinner. Jump start your mood and your metabolism.

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note!

be sure to notice when all your hard work is paying off: when you move up a belt-notch or chase the bus without getting winded or don't crave junky foods in the evening. by emphasizing your progress, you'll find new strength to keep going!

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Track Sodium Intake

Sodium is a big culprit in slow or stalled weight loss. Monitor your sodium intake by adding it to your nutrition tracker and try to stay below 2300mg of sodium per day.

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