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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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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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Airports are great for walking!

In striving for 10,000 steps a day, I walk the terminal instead of sitting at the gate and waiting for the plane to board.

- Submitted by TAMPATINK67 5/6/2012 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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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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Real food for traveling

If you are going on a trip and need some healthy food to keep you going, sometimes trail mix and fruit won't cut it. I found a company called Go Picnic (they are online too) which makes organic (even vegan) lunchables for adults!
You can get all your macronutrients (over 20g protein in some meals) plus a little game like soduku. And it is all recyclable, reusable and doesn't need to be refrigerated! For $3-5 a meal, it is totally worth it.

- Submitted by AUBRAZILLA 7/19/2011 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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Tracking that Bag

When you fly, print out a copy of your flight itinerary and slip it into the pocket of your bag before you check it. If your bag tag falls off, the airline will be able to route your bag using the information on your itinerary, and you will be less likely to arrive at your destination without your luggage.

- Submitted by WHIRLEDTRAVELER 7/12/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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What I learned on My Trip this Past Weekend

I packed prepackaged snacks like whole grain crackers, fruit, V8, cheese and water for our 9 hour drive.
It was so Great to have something to munch on Guilt Free and without stopping.

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 5/23/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment
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TRAVEL TID BITS: Toothbrush holder

When traveling to hotels, most of us don't take a toothbrush holder with us to use day-to-day....you can create one by using one of the styrofoam coffee cups.

Turn the cup upside down and use a pen or other sharp skinny object to poke a hole into the bottom. Place on counter, bottom-side up, and insert toothbrush...wha-lah- toothbrush holder.

- Submitted by ELPARAISOMAMI 3/9/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Exercise when traveling

If you belong to a Y or a national fitness center, check to see if you can use your membership at the one near your destination or choose a hotel with a fitness center or pool. Otherwise, take lightweight stretchy-straps with you. Walk or run laps around a motel parking lot or march in place in your room. Shadow box, stretch, bend, lift water bottles, do windmills, pushups, arm circles, or twist at the waist. With bad knees, I can't do pushups, but I can push off a wall.... (more)

- Submitted by STORMY724 2/23/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Healthy Eating while Traveling

Bring snacks: carrots, celery, broccoli, grapes, berries, apples, wheat crackers, hummus, low fat cheese. If you have to eat out, split a meal, or get a sandwich and salad and share with someone else. Always ask for dressing on the side.

- Submitted by GREGOBR8 12/28/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Lemon-Juice-To-
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for water

When out & about, it's hard to take actual lemon juice with you to flavor water. TrueLemon packets are crystallized lemon juice and are individual-portion-sized. Just dump 1/2-1 packet in your water & you've got lemon water. Usually find it in juice aisle next to lemon juice. Helps when not near a water filter. emoticon

- Submitted by VIVIELA 9/18/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Truck Stop Cardio

When I'm driving long distance, I take 5-10 minutes to do some cardio moves after I've come back from the restroom. It helps keep me from stiffening too much after hours of driving, burns calories, and keeps me alert at the wheel! Don't use cardio as a replacement for sleep, though! emoticon

- Submitted by TULASI-PRIYA 8/18/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Vacation Eating... take a hit. Then back to the diet!

Summer vacation! A fun getaway! A calorie restricted diet?
Traveling exposes one to many different foods, and what is the point of not enjoying those foods? Before your trip, choose how many calories per day you can eat at maximum (greater than now) and stick to that goal. Take a short calorie hit!

- Submitted by TARDYON 7/2/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Travel survival

WHen I am traveling, I make sure I bring a supply of healthy things along - a container of protein powder to add to cereal, oatmeal or as a drink, protein bars (Pure Protein), nuts, and dried fruits to name a few. WHen there are not enough healthy choices available I can turn to these items.

- Submitted by RUTHIEBEAR 6/1/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Discounts on Travel

Most people know to look for coupons online for grocery store purchases, but I also check online for special codes to use for hotel rooms and car rentals. These are codes that don't require any certain memberships. I am already a member of hotel clubs, and use these codes to save more money.

- Submitted by STORMTMB 5/22/2010 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Meal Plan calls for a Smoothie in the middle of the Work Day

How often do you see a meal plan that calls for a smoothie as your mid-morning or afternoon snack? How do you do this without lugging your blender to work? Prepare it the night before, place it in the freezer. When you get to work, place it in the freezer (if your work has one).

- Submitted by SOOKIE 5/18/2010 in Organization | 0 Comments
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Secrets of ......Cruising

While on a cruise ship if you don't have knee of leg problems make sure you stick to one rule..... the ELEVATOR does not exist. Take the stairs, it's the easiest way to counter act all the food you'll be eating on the ship.

- Submitted by ASCHER87 5/9/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Carrying a Sliced Apple without turning brown

When I travel, I prefer eating sliced apples. So before I leave, I use a apple corer/slicer. Then I put a rubber band (like from asparagus) around the apple keeping the slices in their original place. This holds the apple together all day and prevents the slices from turning brown without additives.

- Submitted by VICD25 5/9/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Packing your workout in a suitcase

Need a workout while you travel? Pack a stretch (fitness) band. It does not weigh much or take up lots of space and can replace heavy weights. Check online for specific exercises!

- Submitted by QUEENIE09 5/6/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Breakfast & Planned Snacking

Eating a healthy breakfast keeps me on track the rest of the day. Because I start off full I don't overeat later.

I also plan a morning & afternoon snack. I fill/take a small personal collapsible cooler with the snacks I can have for the day. I can eat anything inside...guilt free!

- Submitted by TDAB26 4/22/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Prepare to Succeed!

Take the anxiety out of weight loss by planning in advance what you'll be eating for the day, and having your foods available. You won't be stuck in a situation where you have to grab something that's not going to fit into your diet--stay satisfied and nourished! emoticon

- Submitted by SBURKERD 3/30/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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With me everywhere!

One sneaky way I have found to keep exercise on my mind is to keep a resistance band folded in my purse. That way no matter where I am I can utilize them. This comes in handy when sitting in the car (as a passenger)!

- Submitted by MJROW2004 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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