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10-Week Toe Challenge

I am a very visual person and it helps me when I can see my progress. It can be discouraging if I don't see the scale move or my body change! Instead of using a traditional calendar to mark off my weeks of healthy eating and exercise, I paint my toenails. One toenail gorgeously decked out for every week of healthy habits. In ten weeks, my body has changed and I can start again! (Or reward myself with a full pedicure!)
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- Submitted by DESIROCKS 8/3/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Maintain Soft Hair and Skin with Coconut Oil

Use Coconut oil for hair and skin: I put 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil to about a cup of my hair conditioner inside a bottle. Then I put it in my hair and on my skin. It hasn't made my hair oily either, but instead, leaves it very soft and supple. After I applied the coconut oil conditioner to my hair (and left it in and didn't wash out) I curled it in sponge curlers before bed then when I woke up, I had softly coiled hair. Very nice hair and pretty style if curled right.

- Submitted by RHEASPARKS 5/24/2014 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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OMAT - One Month At A Time

In my OMAT team, we pick one reasonable and reachable goal for each month and work on that small goal for a whole month. By the time the month is done, you've now broken an old habit and created a new one! I've been doing this since September 2013 and it's the one thing that helped me finally budge the scale!

- Submitted by ODAT1117 4/14/2014 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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What's healthy in the Junk Food You are craving after workout?

I've noticed that after a good workout, when I am suddenly "craving" some junk food like ice cream or something cheese-y etc, if I take a moment to think about what is in the food that might be soothed with a healthier substitute. For ice cream, I usually find a small container of Greek yogurt with fruits or some nuts satisfy my craving and give me good nutrients for my muscles after the workout.

- Submitted by PROVERBS31JULIA 7/31/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Don't skip the healthy Fats

Fat is a crucial and vital part of the diet! Many people think that they need to "reduce extremely" their fat level intakes... But what you should focus on is meeting the DRI (your goals) and having a majority of those fat grams be an intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Those fats are referred to as the "healthy" fats. They can even help lower LDL count. Stay as far away as you can from saturated and trans fats. Those are the "SOLID" fats such as butter and margarine.

- Submitted by LEAH_ASHLEY 7/9/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Popeye had it right!

I sneak spinach into almost every meal. Just one cup of spinach has all of your recommended Vitamins A and K! I add it to a smoothie for breakfast and sneak it into almost all of my sauces and sides. Any salad is better with bright lovely, spinach!

- Submitted by DIXIEMCCALL 6/17/2013 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Read even the Healthy Food ingredient lists, SNEAKY Food industry!

Be sure to read all packaged food labels. The food industry is sneaky with the chemicals and word replacements. Soy and sugar replacements seem to be in everything!

Even the healthiest “packaged” foods can shock you. READ every label. The food industry can be SNEAKY!!

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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Overcome Cravings with Tea/Coffee

I always experience a food craving after lunch. To keep myself busy and tasty,I make myself a cup of tea or coffee. When I have coffee I add a stevia sweetener and semi-skimmed milk. It saves me calories and I feel satisfied.

- Submitted by ANHEALTHYAN 3/29/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Never been happier....

I lost 40lb in 24 days. It was healthy, it supported and it was life changing for me. Onto a happier me.

- Submitted by HOPEFULANDHAPPY 2/22/2013 in Weight Loss | 10 Comments
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Perserverance

The necessary discipline of sticking to a healthy diet plan and exercise plan has made me realize that if I can succeed at this then my other personal plans will fall into place.

- Submitted by 3KATIE3 1/31/2013 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Vision Board & GOALS

I "vision collaged" my back of the door mirror, this way I "SEE" it all the time!!! Everyday, sometimes several times a day! Foods, Exercises, Physically fit bodies, places I want to go and things I want to do!! Anything that is something to strive for or look forward to I put it on the edge of that mirror. SO when I do that one last check in the mirror before I sweep out the door I know what I want in LIFE!!! EVerything I want to live for is there: Prayer, Familiy, Friends.Healthy Lifestyle!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/8/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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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.

- Submitted by YOADDICTION101 1/8/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Fruit Smoothie Freezer Packs!

Each week, I buy 3 fresh bananas, plus one bag each of frozen mangoes, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Then I divide these up into 6 baggies, each containing 1/2 of a banana and 1/4 c. of each other kind of fruit. I store the baggies in the freezer and in the morning, take one out, put it in the blender with 1c. of almond milk and 1 c. of warm water. I blend it for a quick & healthy smoothie breakfast for me and my husband!

- Submitted by PIXIESPARKLES 11/30/2012 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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Practice telling yourself "No!"

Foods can be addictive, or just strike up cravings that we feel we must indulge on. Practice saying "NO!" and prove to yourself you don't need extra portions or unhealthy foods!

- Submitted by KRYSTL719 9/7/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 9/2/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Switch out your snacks!

I hear people complain about being tempted by their snack food. Here's a flash! No matter where you are in your journey, take a look at your stash of snacks. Purge that stash with healthy goodies. Focus on snack time at twice a day, three times max! Put fruit and veggies into the mix! Get rid of the bad stuff! It's really easy to do and it will become a healthy change to your lifestyle!
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- Submitted by MIRAGE727 7/27/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Summer time farmer's markets!

A great way to eat healthy, and enjoy good foods is to take advantage of the summer time farmer's markets! Check your local papers/ towns for times and dates where locals sell their fresh, organic, healthy goods! It's can be a fun event for the family; help support local farmers, and help your community; and if you have never tasted a locally grown tomato; your salads and taste buds have been missing out! A good opportunity to try something new, and cost many goods are cost effective!

- Submitted by LISAMARIE1453 7/11/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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ItWorks!

ItWorks! Ultimate Body Applicators are all natural body wraps you can put anywhere on your body to Tighten, Frim and Tone your skin and body. The way it does it is by re-hydrating your body and pulling toxins from your fat cells. It really does work, my aunt lost 17 inches.

- Submitted by KAYLIB731 6/14/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Just walk or 10 minutes...

Seriously this works every time. If I just don't feel like hitting the GYM I tell myself, "I'm just going to walk or do 10 minutes". Toss on your work out clothes and shoes & go out the door. I hit the gym and I am always excited that I pull through and do an amazing workout/run. I am NEVER beating myself up for going only if I don't at all!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 6/1/2012 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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What would "SHE" do?

When you're feeling the urge to order something bad for lunch or dinner, just think about a fit girl(or person) you know and what SHE would do. Would SHE get the burrito or the salad? You can think of a celebrity, your trainer, your old self, or the person you want to be. Just think smart!

- Submitted by SFEUER85 4/16/2012 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt can be subbed for many things: Mix 2 parts reg mayo w 1 part non-fat, plain Greek yogurt for tuna or chicken salad; yogurt w salsa & tortilla chips; yogurt instead of sour cream in any cold preparation. Cuts the fat & adds protein, calcium, & probiotics at the same time. ( emoticon

- Submitted by 1KELLIJ 3/31/2012 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Bread Vegi Exchange...

I have replaced almost all traditional bread, crackers and chips for dipping with vegetables. This has been a HUGE benefit because i'm fitting in more vegetables, especially RAW organic vegetables into my daily diet. I don't mean "Grab your celery People" I mean PEPPERS!! and NOT Green. Red, yellow and orange ~ YUMMY!!!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 3/1/2012 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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ShapeWay Meal Replacement Shake

After been drinking protein and meal replacement shakes for some years I have never tasted or find anyone that works and taste like the ShapeWay Meal Replacement Shakes. The taste is so good and to top it off no chemicals: Low Glycemic - No added sugars - No Aspartame - No Sucralose - No Fructose - No artificial flavoring - Gluten Free - No Soy - Chemical Free - 100%+ of the RDA vitamins - 3 Patented Ingredients with Clinical Studies - Affordable - NO Stimulants - Lose the Weight, Not the Muscle

- Submitted by ROBSHEPHERD 2/13/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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I've lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. I'm not hungry all the time & I'm more energetic

And why? because I've cut out ALL fast food, ALL sweets and bread, ALL Drinks other than water.

In the mornings I usually make a green monster smoothie (which tastes like vanilla milkshake) by adding 1 sliced, skinned apple, half a cup of honey-vanilla greek yogurt, 1 cup of vanilla almondmilk, and 3 or 4 cups of baby spinach.

Snack - Orange, Apple, or Pineapple.

In the afternoons I usually eat a fist size portion of plain baked chicken with some seasoning on top and some fruit

- Submitted by FUZZYMCGEE 1/12/2012 in Weight Loss | 8 Comments
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