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Healthy Low Calories Snack

I keep home made hummus in the refrigerator, usually spinach edamame hummus as a quick snack. Sliced cucumber or zucchini make a healthy vehicle for the hummus. I also add it to wraps or pita bread sandwiches.

- Submitted by SH9719 6/26/2013 in Cooking | 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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br>See what i mean in my blog!! Green Tea Antioxidant Natural but it has "STEVIA" in it! Unacceptable.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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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!!

http://www.s
parkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_journal_individual.
asp?blog_id=5336039
<
br>See what i mean in my blog!! Green Tea Antioxidant Natural but it has "STEVIA" in it! Unacceptable.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Stuck Waiting inthe Car

Sometimes all I have to use is the car, so I have a few cardio and strength training moves I'll do

Cardio:
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Walk perimeter of parking lot or a to a pole and back
2. Jumping jacks
3. Hop to the left and right (like skating)
4. Walk in place doing arm circle
5. Dancing (if its approopiate)

Strength

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Car ups (wall-ups)
2. Squats
3. Calf raises
4. Pull ups (using open window)
5. Dips (use bumper)
6. Legs lifts
7. lunges

I have more but these are some of the main ones

- Submitted by FITGRANDMA120 4/14/2013 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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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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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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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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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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Goal Setting for motivation, planning, actions & SUCCESS!

Set Monthly goals in Micro, Mini, Medium & Major. Blog these at the end of the month for the following month then adjust "other goals" for tracking, accountability & celebrating!! If you are a list person, this works!! Spark Streaks can be set to support each months goals. Micro & Mini goals tend to be the building blocks to medium/major goals. This way you don't get over whelmed or miss steps. You set up your training and prep. My monthly blogs are helping me!! Check them out!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 8/30/2012 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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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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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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Exercise at work...

I throw in exercise at work wherever I can. A desk job doesn't permit much movement so in addition to Coach Nicoles exercises at your desk I have added the following: Jumping Jacks at the copier or while waiting for anyone or anything. Squats work also at the copier/fax. Use the stairs and get up and go to the persons office, don't use the phone or email. Lunges and squats while on the phone.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/4/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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MOTIVATION FROM OTHERS

I have recently started a group of friends to exercise with since not everyone has schedules that match up if you have a group of exercise partners then it doesn't effect you if they "call in" you always have a back up partner and more motivation . The more the merry right??

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/27/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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LOST 10 LBS WATCHING T.V.

I bought a stationary bike back in January and made a deal with myself. I got really into this t.v. series that had been out for long enough to be canceled and I bought the whole series. Each episode is 45 mins long ( no commercials) and I sit on that bike and watch my show every morning. Sometimes twice a day. Anyhow now I decided I will no longer watch t.v. at all without being on my bike even if its only 15 miles an hour I still have to be on it. emoticon

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/17/2011 in Weight Loss | 7 Comments
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THE 1 INGREDIENT RULE

whats helped me a lot is using the 1 ingredient rule. I try to stay clear of anything in the grocery store that contains more then one ingredient... I make everything at home myself from scratch and freeze extras if necessary. This keeps me from putting a lot of preservatives and extra sugars and salt. Saves me so much time not having to read every label as I go through and my meals turn out bright and colorful!!

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/3/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Mini Muffin Bites

One can of 100% Pumpkin mixed with any favorite flavor of cake mix and then baked in a mini muffin pan equals low fat mini snacks packed with healthy pumpkin!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 9/27/2011 in Healthy Eating | 5 Comments
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Quick Delicious Healthy Dessert

One or two teaspoons of fat free/sugar free Pistachio or Butterscotch Instant Pudding mix into a cup of fat free plain yogurt. Stir until blended....YUM!

Go EASY on the pudding/jello mix until you find the right amount that pleases you. emoticon

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 9/7/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Homemade Fruit Sorbet

Puree a blend of your favorite fruit and berries in the food processor, then stick the result in the freezer for 2-3 hours for a healthy and refreshing snack or dessert with no fat, no salt, and minimal calories. Plus, get in at least 1 more serving of fruit! Some of my favorites are blueberry/lemon and pineapple/raspberry. PS It's a great healthy snack for the kids too!!

- Submitted by CECSAV 7/11/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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1/2 that portion...Break
fast,
Lunch, Dinner

Half that portion! I half the portion of whatever i'm about to eat. If it can't be halved without wasting part then I don't eat it Example: Sandwich you can half & save for later...cookie you would have to share if a person is available or throw the half away if you have no one to share it with. IF I would have to waste it then I don't eat it. Planning!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 7/1/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Walk in place while brushing teeth

I find it's the little things that help keep me motivated. While I brush my teeth, I briskly walk (keeping my feet on the floor, just moving my legs) in place. 2 minutes both morning and night. Gets my blood pumping in the morning, and helps me burn a few calories before bed. Sometimes I do the same in the shower.

- Submitted by DKLENOX 6/6/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Fast breakfast that tastes like dessert!

Fast -- 1/2c chocolate soy milk (light, pre measured and frozen is best), blend with half a banana, 1tsp honey, couple drops of vanilla and a bit of flax seed. --- yummo!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 5/10/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Coupon Websites

HIP2SAVE.com Website on how to use coupons, where to save and FANTASTIC freebies! Great around fall and christmas, saved me a bundle.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 3/30/2011 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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Tip To Skip Fast Food

I used to visualize what I'd eat from fast food before I pulled into the drive-thru! Now, I envision how it's filled with saturated fat, how off-track my nutrition tracker would be, and how it's mostly NON-FOOD! It works!

- Submitted by WOLFKITTY 3/13/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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My Favorite Way to Exercise in a pinch

When it's too cold outside or I can't make it to them gym, my favorite way to fit in some flab blasting cardio is going for a thirty minute run... up and down my stairs! Sometimes I add in twenty minutes of jumping jack intervals, man are those fun!

- Submitted by COURTNEYPAIGE1 2/24/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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