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Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes!

When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in womenís clothing. Iíve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and Iím on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and Iím not too i...

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Drink Plenty of Water

Americans seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. In fact, it has become the second most popular drink (behind soft drinks). But water lovers got a jolt recently when we heard that a new report had found that the benefits of drinking water may have been oversold. Apparently, the o...

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Can an Apple a Day Keep Obesity Away?

Can an Apple a Day Keep Obesity Away?

Consuming a whole apple every day could do more than ward off disease: It could also help combat obesity and help prevent metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

The key is ursolic acid, a compound naturally found in apple peels, researchers at the U...

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Struggles of our Life : A Short Inspiring Story



Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didnít know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, ...

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Bathroom squats

When headed to the bathroom either at work or while shopping; after doing your business, take a moment to do 10 squats.

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Making Plans

I find that pre-planning your meals with food items you have in your home doesn't just help you maintain your caloric and nutritional intake. It also helps you learn about the foods you bring into your home so you know which ones you'll be buying more frequently and which ones you need to start buyi...

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Take the stairs

Four times a day while I'm at work I sprint up and down 6 flights of stairs. It's a little extra exercise boost and makes it so I'm not chained to my desk all day long being inactive.

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The 'Anything' workout

I used to find myself fighting for time to get to the gym until I learned that even the simplest things can burn some SERIOUS calories. How long do you usually spend cleaning your house? For me, with a toddler, baby, and a very messy husband, I find myself cleaning for 2-3hours at a time. I burn a l...

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Portion Control snacking & Lunch ideas

One of my biggest problems before joining SparkPeople was eating before I went to bed. Uncontrolled portions of 'something..s.'
I have learned from tracking my eating habits just how much I was consuming. I had no idea! So to try to help myself, I am now making 'Portion-appropriate' choices and ...

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Eat Watermelon if you have Night time munchies

I love eating watermelon as a snack or if I have night time munchies - it is very filling and healthy and feels great in summer!

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