i know we each hear about eating off smaller plates to help trick your mind that you are eating just as much but off plain plates it did not work but i purchased plates that help me strike up a conversation with my coworkers about my attempts--and so far it is helping cut back with a cuter plate.
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the day after a holiday, stores discount their prices on holiday goods usually be 30%, and on down each day after the holiday. I get greeting cards, wrapping paper, trinkets for party bags, table settings, picture frames, gifts, etc. all on clearance. I can use them for the next season, but some things you can use all year round, like table settings and cupcake papers... then next season you save time AND money. Target, grocery stores, even Victoria's Secret!
I often find gift sets of perfume or body lotion, baking mixes, etc. that I user all year round for people at work or younger cousins, etc. you can repackage them in cute baskets to make them non- holiday themed. Often times I get these for $2-4, when I normally would have paid $15.
When sitting down to a meal, treat yourself like a king or queen. Use your good dishes & cloth napkins. Set an appealing table for yourself. If you want to eat healthy, make your table setting healthy & appealing looking too. Use a pretty tablecloth, set a flower on the table, play soft music. Meal time is to be relaxing. Concentrate on the food you are eating & treat yourself well. Enjoy the goodness of your meal & your surroundings. You deserve it!
My husband like to study the Bible and his Sunday school lesson at the kitchen table. We have a small table that seats 4. He uses the study Bible , his regular Bible, a bible dictionary, a dictionary set that consists of two large dictionaries, a concordance and a couple of Sunday school books. To keep all of this in order I placed a small book case beside the table. It helps him to keep his material at hand, including pencils and writing material, leaving the table clutter free.149
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