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Yams

Did you know yams aren't just for the holiday meals? We have switched to yams. They are so good natural sweet and better for you less in calories then regular potatoes higher in fiber. You can bake them, broil them, boil them put them on the Bar-B-Que. You make sweet potato fries they are so yummy What ever you do with a regular pottage you can do with a yam, and you'll love them more.. Just give them a try You'll like them I know you will.

- Submitted by SCORPION1352 7/15/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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2011 on your checks

When your done writing all your checks for 2010. Go through a few pages of yours checks and where the year goes, go ahead and write in 2011. This will remind you it is a new year, and keeps you from making the mistake of writing 2010 in January. Good luck

- Submitted by SCORPION1352 12/28/2010 in Organization | 8 Comments
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Cleaning around the Clock

I set my house as Clock Making my kitchen 12:00 and I start cleaning there giving me 1 hour to complete my task. Moving to next room as 1:00 doing the same then 2 and so forth when I get back to my kitchen I'm done. There for cleaning around the clock

- Submitted by SCORPION1352 6/14/2010 in Organization | 2 Comments
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Writing a Menu

Since we are on fixed income of SS and get paid only once a month. I write out a monthly menu before I go shopping. That way you can easily keep track of your calories and get healthy foods to eat. You can vary as much as like when fixing your meals but at least you have a staring place,

- Submitted by SCORPION1352 5/14/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Not loosing the pounds

If your not loosing the pounds you want and your doing everything right, don't worry you might be loosing inches. It is always good to take measurements as well as getting on the scale. So don't worry if your not loosing pounds you could be loosing inches. And that is a good thing.

- Submitted by SCORPION1352 5/3/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Avoid those little calories

You put a lot of calories on when your cooking by tasting your food so see if it seasoned right. If you brush your teeth and tongue first the food will taste funny and with a nice fresh breath you don't want to put something in your mouth to spoil that freshness.

- Submitted by SCORPION1352 4/30/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Planning Your Meals

I plan my daily meals in the morning. I write everything down and log in and once that is done I leave it alone and follow that plan. It is such a pain to go back and change things or remove items. Once it is down it is final. That is what works for me.

- Submitted by SCORPION1352 4/26/2010 in Organization | 2 Comments
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salads

I love salads but mostly I love those high calorie dressing we put on our salads. I have learned to eliminate those by using salsa. I get the mild for things like burgers and chicken and hotter for our more spicy meals like enchiladas or tacos. This works for me hope it will help you too.

- Submitted by SCORPION1352 4/23/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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