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50 positive one liners

1. Have a firm handshake.

2. Look people in the eye.

3. Sing in the shower.

4. Own a great stereo system.

5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.

6. Keep secrets.
7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.

8. Always accept an outstretched ha...

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Dispelling Microwave Rumors

Is it true that heating food in a microwave oven destroys most of the nutrients while creating byproducts that affect your brain and hormones?


In fact, says Irwin H. Rosenberg, MD, editor of the Tufts' Health and Nutrition Letter, the opposite is true: "Foods cooked in a microwave oven m...

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Adopt the Habit

I have kept my weight off for about 3 years by being consistant about my exercise. I workout about 6 to 7 hours most weeks. I do Zumba 2 times a week, walk, weights once a week, Range of Motion once a week, and am forever working in my yard. Until I committed myself to doing this I would always ga...

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Fall in love with exercise

Find a form of exercise that you enjoy. Step outside of the ordinary - try dancing, skating, team sports. Be persistant - don't give up - there will be something that you enjoy.

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Listen to music!

Listen to music whenever you can, especially during down times. It will motivate you to move around instead of sitting complacently, maybe even get up and bust a move!

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Lunch: Pack it at Night

I pack my lunch each night, usually when I'm cleaning up from dinner. That way, when I'm rushed in the morning, I can't forget to make a healthy lunch.

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Begin with Batches

I'm most likely to make an unhealthy meal choice when I'm rushed or tired. To avoid this I set aside time to cook in large batches. Then I freeze meals in individual portion sizes. When I don't have time to make lunch or I'm too tired to cook dinner, I just pull something out of the freezer.

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Consistency

I'm a member of Spark since 2009 but I failed to be consistent on track, Now i decided to be committed in my consistency

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Try something new

Whenever I start to feel bored with-food, exercise-whatever
I try something new. Now have discovered do not like acorn squash but butternut squash and spaghetti squash I love. Don't like elliptical or stairclimber but like the elliptical beast as I call the cross trainer/climber creature. Don't l...

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You don't find time, you make it

When you plan your day, you have specifics to aim for and are more likely to see progress. Make yourself a priority, YOU ARE WORTH IT!

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