Workout Results: Improvement! / Helpful Tips / My Body Statistics

The Results are in: I’m Improving!!! I show my body weight specifics and give some tips on how to keep fueled during your diet and increased exercise period. Starting off the week with a new App I will be using throughout this blog; you can get it at… Check it out, it’s how I will be tracking my weight and calories for every day, anyone can download it! Let’s Start February off with a bang!!! Music and effects brought to you by: iMovie ’11 If you liked it or know someone who would like to watch me shed the pounds subscribe and follow my journey, so that it can become your journey too! Thanks to Tobuscus for being a sport!
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Does anyone have any good helpful hints?

Question by Rebel Eye Kayne: Does anyone have any good helpful hints?
It can be anything from homemade cleaners, spot removers, cooking tips, anything. I have a few. Put a small amount of vinegar in a spray bottle of clean water and use this to clean your glasses. It is the best thing ever! No swirly film or streaks. Also, if you use vinegar and baking soda in your toilet and let it bubble it is a great non-chemical toilet cleaner! And cream of tartar removes that brown cooked on residue on your cookie sheets easily. I’d love to hear yours. Please, only tried and tested ones. Thanks.
I forgot to add that you have to add a little bit of water to the cream of tartar and make a paste. You scrub the pan with the paste.

Best answer:

Answer by Say
I love Bar Keeper’s Friend. Keeps my sink shining. I also put denture tablets into the toilet weekly.

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Good-for-you greens: Juliet Blankespoor outlines your options for healthy and helpful spring treats.(HERBAL HEALING): An article from: New Life Journal

Good-for-you greens: Juliet Blankespoor outlines your options for healthy and helpful spring treats.(HERBAL HEALING): An article from: New Life Journal

This digital document is an article from New Life Journal, published by New Life Journal Media LLC on March 1, 2009. The length of the article is 1026 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Good-for-you greens: Juliet Blankespoor outlines your options for healthy and helpful spring treats.(HERBAL HEALING)
Author: Juliet Blankespoor
Publication: New Life Journal (Magazine/Journal)
Date: March 1, 2009
Publisher: New Life Journal Media LLC
Volume: 10 Issue: 2 Page: 13(1)

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Helpful Hints for Single Moms: Making the Most of Your Single Parent Journey

Helpful Hints for Single Moms: Making the Most of Your Single Parent Journey

Being a single parent is difficult and there are very few resources to turn to for answers. If you are ready to:

-Learn how to live a well-balanced life and achieve your goals
-Prepare yourself for success
-Get the child support your kids deserve
-Find useful resources to make your life better

This ebook is for you. Find out how to take care of yourself, your finances, your emotions, and your kids as you recover from divorce or a broken relationship.

This handbook for solo mom succes will encourage and motivate you to move forward in your life and equip you to create the life you want.

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I need some weight loss tips/exercises..good health plan ideas or recipes also would be helpful!?

Question by TomTomsMom: I need some weight loss tips/exercises..good health plan ideas or recipes also would be helpful!?
I have a lot of belly fat. I have never been very good at exercises but I think it’s time to take control of this situation and do something good for myself. Does anyone have some tips of good exercises that I can do at home that will shed some pounds. Are you supposed to lose the weight first and then tone up? Any tips would be helpful. Also any recipes would be helpful that are healthy foods. Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by Mr. Fitness
Concentrate on losing/burning fat. When you lose fat you will achieve the toned look, look slimmer, leaner and overall better. You can try P90X , but P90X costs $ 125 and it takes 90 days for results. A better, faster and free program is the specialized fat burning program called the Fat X 12 fat burning workout and diet program. It’s a 12 day workout and diet plan you can cycle as many times a you want. The workout videos and diet are free on the Fat X 101 blog. It’s an awesome program to burn fat and tone up! Good luck!

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Helpful Cooking Tips and Hints for Amateurs!

Helpful Cooking Tips and Hints for Amateurs!

It’s your first day in the kitchen and you have no idea where to start. A haphazard way of doing things will only delay meals and see that you are stuck in the kitchen for a long time! To ensure that you produce quicker and easy-to-prepare meals, as well as please your family’s taste buds, a few cooking tips and hints are in order?
(1) First of all, there has to be a place from where you can pick up cooking tips and hints. There are many classes set up for beginners by various local institutions and organizations. In addition, they are not expensive. Since most of the students are beginners, you feel comfortable in sharing your own experiences and learning from others.
(2) Once you cross the beginner’s level and develop a taste for cooking, further instructions at an advanced level for specifics such as dessert-making, barbecuing, baking and so on, can be obtained. If you do not wish to continue as a student after learning the basics, you could turn your attention to magazines devoted to cooking. Many of them display articles related to specific cooking methodology.
(3) If you are the type of person who can get easily overwhelmed, you can just go for one favorite item and learn the related skills. Once that is mastered, you can move ahead from there.
(4) Another way of getting cooking tips and hints is to browse the Internet. This does require some time and patience, but you will be well rewarded with a number of websites offering answers to all your questions.
(5) Many cooking tips and hints are centered round recipes. Even the preparation of the simplest dish requires following a certain method. Recipes act as guides here. The instructions are presented in a precise and step-by-step format, making them easy to follow. Plenty of cook books are available in the market to help you out. Some of them are good enough to present helpful ideas as well as cooking tips and hints along with the recipes.
(6) Reading a recipe correctly is also an art! The reason is that the measurements related to ingredients presented in each recipe can be quite confusing for a beginner. Some measurements are related to liquids while others are related to solids. Look for cooking tips and hints regarding cooking measurements.
(7) Cookbooks (but not all of them) also talk about utensils required for cooking. All types of utensils are available for purchase, but you need cooking tips and hints to let you know which are more commonly used than others. You can therefore buy what you need immediately before going in for any others.

What is your most helpful tool for healthy living?

Question by marsdragon13: What is your most helpful tool for healthy living?
For anyone who’s lost weight in the past, or who focuses on living healthy, what was your most helpful tool? Food diary or food scale? Bike or DVD or a certain book or recipe/food item?
That’s kind of a given 🙂

Just looking for tools that people find helpful. The reasoning behind them is pretty straight forward.

Best answer:

Answer by HannahBanana
always watch what u eat so u dont get fat

What do you think? Answer below!

What are some helpful tips on budgeting and saving in general?

Question by Sadie: What are some helpful tips on budgeting and saving in general?
I make good money but feel like I’m throwing most of it away and I don’t even know where it goes! I’m not even sure how to do a budget. What are some tips that have worked for you as far as making a budget and sticking to it? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by D.O…
Write down what you spend your money on, every single thing, on a sheet of paper or you could type it. I could do it if you’d like if you’re confused, if you like. Things you spend your money on, in your eyes is something you need, but in someone elses its something you don’t need!

If you buy energy drinks/coffee every week, stop that to save money. If you rent movies weekly, then cut back or stop completely for a few weeks. If you’re saving for a vacation/car etc, then their are some banks that help you save money. They give you a credit card, and evertime you use it, they put your left over change into a saving account, and intime you’ll of saved a couple 100$ without knowing it, even more.

Stop or cut back on junk foods when buying grocceries. Such as sweets: Candy, Ice Cream, etc, and chips to if you wan’t chip I suggest getting store brand chips, you’ll save a dollar or so, or if you really wan’t to cut back, just buy store brand items, you’ll save quickly if you continue doing that, and if you cut back on junk foods to.

Sorry, if this didn’t help you at all. If it didn’t try this out, it’s a budgeting tool.

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Spending Your Money Wisely – Helpful Tips for Cutting Food Expenses #2

Spending Your Money Wisely – Helpful Tips for Cutting Food Expenses #2

Want to make Wise Spending Decisions? Here are more tips homemakers (Chief Domestic Officers) should know about saving money at the grocery store. 

In the first article on this subject, we discussed the fact that YOU are in control of the spending that goes on. These are additional important ways you can save on your food bill. It’s up to you. 

5)    Here is a big one! Consider buying as few processed / prepared food items as possible.  There is almost one whole aisle in a lot of grocery stores, mostly dedicated to processed/prepared foods.  They are expensive and high in additives and usually very high in calories.

If you are pushed for time, consider meeting yourself half way, such as buying chicken breasts to cook and a box of creamed broccoli, instead of buying it all together as chicken & creamed broccoli already prepared.  If you choose the prepared food, you will be paying a lot more and probably adding a lot more calories! In this situation, you could also choose to buy a chicken already baked and some fresh brocolli to cook. It so much better for your health compared to the prepared ones in the freezer section AND you save money. 

6) Another idea to consider is instead of buying frozen Italian bread with butter and a few herbs, buy fresh Italian bread and spread butter and shake a few herbs on it. (Children love to do it) If you don’t know what the herbs are, read the prepared bread package and find out! You will save money with this decision. 

IT IS TRULY AMAZING how much money you can trim off your food bill by buying the basics and preparing the food yourself.  Certainly I understand, we are all busy, but there needs to be a “cost-benefit” analysis about whether the income considerably outweighs the percentage of the budget spent on prepared and/or processed foods.  Think about your personal situation and is it really worth spending the money for the little bit of extra time that will be spent in preparing an easy-dinner recipe. I personally believe there are also great health benefits to preparing basic foods, as much as your time will allow. With preparing foods at home, you will skip many additives and calories.

7) ANOTHER smart way to save money is by NOT buying individual packets of certain items.  Tons of money can be spent on packaged cold cereals and hot cereals.  For instance, the price increase of individual packets of oatmeal is monumental over buying a big container of quick oats, measuring them into 1/3 cup (that’s how much oatmeal is in the packet) individual servings, ready for you and the kids to add water, and put in the microwave.  Think of how many 1/3 cups you can get from a big container of quick oats and the money you will save! Sprinkle cinnamon or add raisins to your liking.  The same principle applies for small boxes of cold cereal as opposed to the big bag. 

8) In the meat section, lots of times you can buy a larger supply of meat for a lower price per pound.  Seize the moment, buy and divide into smaller servings before you freeze it. 

9) It’s great what good buys you can get at the $ stores now, especially on paper products that are quality products. Know what is available at the $ store and make one trip there for all the things you didn’t buy at the grocery store. You will save a lot of money too. 

These are just a few thoughts on the subject.  Send in your ideas to our website,  and let us know ways you save at the grocery store. Check back later for more articles on this critical subject as it applies to Spending Wisely.

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