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Ants in your home

If you have ants in your home, mix vinegar with water and wipe surfaces down. It really does work.

- Submitted by MSHAW88 7/14/2010 in Around The House | 9 Comments

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I had to write down my big goal. Then the steps that would get me there. Each week I would add a goal as well as keeping previous goals. ie. drinking 8-10 glasses of water, then 8-10 glasses of water + 5 servings of fruit 7 veggies. Then getting steps etc.

- Submitted by SPUNOUTMOM 8/28/2015 in Getting Started | 0 Comments

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Balance

I stand on one foot while brushing my teeth to work on balance.

- Submitted by JPTOWNSEND 8/28/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Investigate all that is available on SparkPeople.com
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the information is so helpful in reaching goals

Take your time utilize all the information and help on SparkPeople.com. I'm still learning new things every day and continue to re-read motivational and quotes to keep myself in the right frame of mind to be successful. I still struggle with eating certain meals, but I know in order to lose weight I need to plan ahead and make it a top priority.

- Submitted by JACKIEF288 8/26/2015 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments

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breakfast

I use fresh vegetables from my garden like tomatoes onions beet greens radishes or swiss chard, and stir fry them with an egg for breakfast.

- Submitted by BOBBYJUNE 8/26/2015 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Walking together

I invite my husband to go on a walk. It gives us a quiet time to reconnect, share our days, and discuss plans, in addition to giving us some much-needed exercise.

- Submitted by FIT_CYN_2015 8/22/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Brain Breaks with 1 st Graders

Kids need brain breaks and movement to keep them learning, so we either do Go Noodle or Just Dance for kids on YouTube and I do it with them. They are about 2-5 min each and we do about 3 through out the day.

- Submitted by BALSTON37 8/22/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Do Dishes While Walking

I hate doing dishes, so I rinse off everything I have used, before anything gets a chance to dry harden on. Then I neatly stack it all into piles, plates with plates... This way I only have to fill the sink once a week.

This is when I can get in a 30 minute walk as I walk in place and manually wash all the dishes, I actually work up a sweat. It is a little difficult to get used to at first, but once I get a rhythm going and the hands and feet are working together... it's a good workout. emoticon

- Submitted by UNIQUE55 8/18/2015 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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Stand Up and STRETCH!

I just stand up from my computer chair and STRETCH UPWARD. I try to stretch every muscle from standing on my toes up to my fingers overhead. Time depends on how long it takes to move all those muscles, but it doesn't take long. And I feel energized! emoticon

- Submitted by TAKE_HIGH_ROAD 8/17/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Change it Up

My body had gotten used to my usual walks. 40 minutes a day, but the same old same old wasn't getting the same results. So I had to bite the bullet and go back to the gym. Since I've added just two workouts a week of higher intensity, I've been able to start the downward trend again.

- Submitted by ZELLAZM 8/15/2015 in Breaking a Plateau | 0 Comments

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WALKING IN THE POOL

WHEN I GO IN THE POOL, PART OF MY ROUTINE IS TO WALK ON THE POOL FLOOR FOR 15-20 MINUTES TO ADD TO MY WALKING EXERCISE. emoticon

- Submitted by SOMAR12570 8/11/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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