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Keeping Lettuce Crisp
Wash lettuce when you bring it home. Allow to drip off a bit, Then wrap it in paper towel so none of the lettuce shows. Place in plastic bag. It will keep for a couple of weeks.
To get the most juice out of a lemon, put it in the microwave for about 45 seconds then roll on counter with palm of hand. You will get everydrop to the delicious liquid.
Dont Be Hard On Yourself
You didn't get the way you are overnight and you are not going to get back to the way you were overnight. Take baby steps, and keep your goals realistic. Before you know it you will be buying a new wardrobe.
When I make a mistake on something I printed off the computer, I fold the piece of paper in four and tear. Then I have 4 pieces of scrap for near the phone.
Only eat until you feel comfortable. Your brain takes twenty minutes to catch up with your stomach. So before you overindulge wait twenty minutes. You will be full!
When I make soups and spaghetti sauce and Chili I make extra and freeze them in freezer bags. After they are frozen you can stand them up or leave them lying down. I also do this with fruit when it is on sale. I can have fruit year round.