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Measuring

I went to the dollar store and loaded up on measuring cups. Probably spent about $10 total. What I did with those measuring cups and spoons is put them in each box of food. That way I don't have an option to not measure my food. The exact amount scoop is already in the box. It really has help m...

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cooking cards

If I find a recipe I like I put it on an over sized index card. I then add another recipe to the back of the card. I'm doing this so I can then take packing tape and very carefully lay it over the card. Takes about 3 strips on each side. Then even up the sides (not all the way to the edge of the...

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Stand up

I stand instead of sit when ever possible. I have to wait for the bus so I stand until the bus comes. I also have to sit in classes so I try and stand, or get up to get something as much as possible. Standing burns more calories than sitting

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Get up Get moving

I will take the long route around the house to get an item. I also try and take the stairs as much as I can. While waiting for the bus I stand and some times dance to my music. I also go out of my way to do the shredding in the office at least once a week. That way I get some steps in while shre...

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Facebook Challange

I've been adding a picture of one strength training exercise every day to my Facebook page with a statement that says I will do 10, or less if it's a hard move, of this exercise for every one like I get. It's been working out great and really makes me fell like my family and friends are involved.

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Flavor your water

I like to add things to my water to make it taste better. A lemon or lime is a great start, but I want a bit more flavor. So I pick fresh mint from my garden and add it to lemons for a tasty treat. I've also seen people add cucumbers. Or even substitute the lemons for oranges.

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Keep those measuring cups in eye sight in the kitchen

Having my measuring cups on a ring on a magnet hook on my fridge helps remind me to measure each and every time I open the fridge.

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