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Gelatin

When I make sugar-free gelatin, I add either orange juice or sparkling diet soda in -place of ice water. It gives a different flavor.

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Each day you stay within your calorie range you have used a little of your fat stores!

Know that each day you stay within your calorie range, no matter what the scale shows, you have used a little of your fat stores, and that's what really matters!!

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Lightening up chili-- save fat, calories, and $

Substitute half the ground meat in chili with reconstituted tvp-texturized vegetable protein. No one will know the difference, you save fat, calories and $

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Focus on non-weightloss goals

When the scale refuses to move (as it sometimes will), change your focus from your weightloss goal to non-weightloss goals such as exercising x days a week, drinking x glasses of water a day etc. This is where your spark streaks come in handy. The pounds will come off as a side effect.

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Get your slugs drunk

When slugs become a problem, I place a few plates filled with beer in my garden, natural area, and/or bushes. The next morning, the plates are full of engorged slugs. I just toss the plates in a bag and throw it in the garbage. I'm assuming the slugs died happy. A tip from my Terminex guy.

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consistency

Wednesday morning I was doing my point page and had just started when spark shut down. I kept trying to get on but couldn't and I missed doing my point page because I didn't get on until after midnight. I do everything early in the mornight and then just do nutrition, fitness and other the next day.

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Laugh

Laughter will help you get through the most difficult times. Instead of reaching for junk food, reach for that feeling of satisfaction you get when you laugh.

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Shopping healthy

If I get tempted by unhealthy options in the supermarket I quickly look around to see either a fit, good looking or a large, unfit person. Seeing a fit person I tell myself - thats what I want to look like. Seeing an unfit person I remind myself that I don't want to be there again.

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INEFFICENCY

On days when I didn't take the time to go for my walk I try to incorporate more moving into my daily activities. When I come back from shopping, I take one bag at a time and walk the long way around to get to my kitchen. After 9-10 trips I've moved around a little more albeit very inefficent.

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Think of a positive situation to improve your energy

If i am running, biking or doing another cardio workout, i try to visualize myself winning or beating my time and it gives me a surge of energy to keep going or to increase my speed and endurance.

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