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Sometimes I just have to have that sweet candy, especially the seasonal - Spice drops, candy corn, jelly beans, mini chocolate eggs, etc. I put a serving in a container and leave it on the kitchen counter and allow myself just one piece each time I go to the kitchen. This way I know I really want it rather than eating it mindlessly, plus I burn a couple calories before I eat it.
While decorating for the Girl Scout Halloween party today, one of the leaders shared an Awesome idea. She uses those push lights (as seen on tv - those battery operated lights they sell to use in closets and such) inside her jack o lanterns instead of candles. They are much brighter than other things and no flames to worry about!!!
Just in the last couple of weeks, I realized what a great feature the mileage tracker on the fitness page is. I have had it turned off, but with the 5k training program, turned it on. Before, I would calculate my miles per hour when logging my walking and such. The mileage tracker does it automatically for you. So much faster and easier!!! I LOVE it!!! It also accumulates your mileage for you so you can see what you have actually done besides the calories burned.
I am getting ready to do my first Mud Run, a type of race that is becoming more popular. I have been going to my local thrift store to search out shoes and clothing. Since I know that the items will be tossed once the race is over I am not feeling guilty about buying 'special' clothing and I am supporting a local business (which also supports our local food pantry).
When writing a blog, I wait to title it until after it is written. That allows me to make sure my title summarizes the blog appropriately. This way while writing the blog I can be more open rather than just writing about the topic I started with.
Combine your handweights in different combinations to expand your options. I started with 2 lb, 3 lb, and 5 lb weights (I have since added 10 lb). That gave me 7 lb, 8 lb, and 10 lb combinations - with the ten lb I have even more!
I always make sure that I drink my water for the day before allowing myself any 'special' drinks such as flavored carbonated waters. If I start drinking other things, I don't always finish my standard water intake.
When going to different pages within Sparkpeople, I adjust the zoom level on my computer for that page. It eliminates some scrolling. For example, on the sparkteams page, I reduce my zoom and that way I can jump back and forth between my teams and huddle without have to scroll down to reach the huddle button. It can save a lot of clicks!!!!
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