Every night before bedtime, we set the timer for 5 min. Everyone needs to put away anything left out. After 5 min. - anything left goes in the Lucky Box - b/c you're darn lucky to get it back! Each item can be bought back for 5 marbles (2 shoes = 10) and anything left Sat. night gets donated.
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I keep a box of kid's cereal (fruity pebbles/lucky charms/fruit loops) and have a serving with skim milk when I crave a sweet. I get a "real" sweet, plus healthy skim milk without killing my daily calorie goal. Craving satisfied + protein and calcium. If you can find a cereal with fiber, even better.
I bought cat litter in boxes - I had 160 lbs to lose or 8 - 20 lb boxes. I have already lost 1 & 1/2 boxes. Every time I get discouraged, I pick up 1 of those boxes and feel how much I have lost. I am currently 10 lbs from losing a second box. Wow to pick two boxes up and feel that weight loss!
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