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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Learn to pay attention to your body's signals!


As I travel along this journey of life I'm learning to listen to my body and support what it is telling me. I've made a habit of drinking a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. I simply can't drink cof...

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Meditation and Yoga

I try to meditate several times a week. Many times it is a guided meditation. Sometimes I fall asleep during the meditation, but I allow myself that because it seems to be part of taking care of myself.
I also try to do yoga several times a week. Many times I find yoga is a meditation in and of i...

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Water, water everywhere. It's time to take a drink.

Water, water, everywhere. It's time to take a drink.

Water is my favorite beverage since I gave up diet sodas eight years ago. I loved diet sodas and used to drink them in Big Gulp size. I decided t...

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Keep Coming Back

When I get off the program, stop my tracking and lose my motivation- I just keep coming back to it, starting over if need be. I am stubborn, I'll just keep coming back to it, over and over if need be, until I get things right. I have to persist, until I am able to truly be consistent and reliable. ...

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Just Walk Away

I've set myself up with comfortable shoes and a coat for every weather. This lets me be successful in my emotional eating avoidance strategy.

When I want to stand in the kitchen and nibble I walk away to a different part of the house. If I find my self headed to my chair in front of the TV w...

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Trust The Lord

I have found that I am not in this alone, God is here helping me, He wants me to live! I must help Him by making good choices everyday, if I fall at anytime, He is there to encourage me to get back up and move on.
I have always thought I was okay the way I am, until I saw my mother going throug...

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Vegetarian Diet Success

I am so excited to share my first secret and that is to live a vegetarian lifestyle and cut out that bad meat. I have first seen the result in my stomach or tummy. It is going less and less in a month. I can pull my abs in better and it seems more defined. I have already lost 6 lbs in a month. ...

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Listen to your body!

This is sometimes the hardest thing to do. We just want to follow what's been laid out by someone else and have it work.
However, if you really tune in to your body it will help guide you to success!
Stop eating when your body is full. Taking your time and being mindful of what you are eating...

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1200 days of 8+ glasses of water!

The truth be told, it is usually 12 glasses of water, easy to accomplish in the summer when you crave water! I have 4 water bottles 2 are 24 ounces and two are 30 ounces, I fill them up in the morning and refrigerate 3 and every where I go the bottle goes with me! If I am going to be gone I take sev...

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Relax and de-stress at night

Sprinkle cinnamon in your coffee when you're ready to wind down for the evening. This method of relaxation helps me and my son to be able to let go of stress and get a good night's sleep.
I discovered this one night when my 18 year old son was missing. Nobody knew where he was. I had run out of s...

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