Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Healthier New Year for Sexy Nerd

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Jimmy Dean, however the opinions and feelings expressed here are my own.


Sexy Nerd recently started a new program through work that requires a lot of traveling. He gets sick of all the time wasted at airports, but loves the many meals his company pays for. Fresh seafood in San Francisco. Prime rib in Seattle. Burnt ends in Kansas City. He's been living it up!

After his most recent, week-long trip away from home, I decided to play the role of pesky wife and insisted that he step on the scale.

Surely you knew there'd be consequences for eating out for every meal, didn't you, Sexy Nerd?

The men in Sexy Nerd's family have a history of heart attacks at a young age, so a couple extra pounds is nothing to play around with. I planned to get him back on track by cooking healthy meals when he was home. I was all set to make a scrumptious breakfast of oatmeal with chia seeds (really, it's delicious!) when Sexy Nerd walked in with a bag of groceries. In our almost 7 years as a couple, this was maybe the 2nd time he has ever done any grocery shopping.

He'd bought himself an assortment of healthy foods. Fruits, vegetables, and a box of Jimmy Dean D-Lights Turkey Sausage Muffins.

"Pfft!" I'd scoffed. Convenience foods have never seemed like a good idea to me. How was he going to lose weight chowing down on something packed with fat and calories?

I was wrong though. (and, yes, I do hate writing that, especially on my own blog!) Not only were the Jimmy Dean D-Lights Turkey Sausage Muffins whole grain, they were trans fat-free and they provide 20% of your daily value of calcium.

Sexy Nerd, ready to slim down!

Healthy or not, I wasn't convinced that the Jimmy Dean D-Lights would taste as good as fresh food. I challenged Sexy Nerd to a battle of the breakfast sandwiches!

I guess we know whose side Pica was on.

While Sexy Nerd microwaved his Jimmy Dean D-Lights, I gathered eggs, cheese, and english muffins.

Searching for the oil and planning to eventually organize the pantry.

Sexy Nerd hasn't been in charge of photos for LambAround before. I thought it was a task he could handle...you didn't ever want to see my face anyway, right?

Here is the 1st photo, uncropped, that he took showing any of my face. 
Seriously.

After waiting for my oil to heat up, it was time to add my egg.

Slimey.

I never have been good at cracking eggs. Maybe one of my New Year's resolutions should be to learn how to crack an egg without getting it all over my hands.

MY FACE!

Trying to pry apart the "pre-sliced" english muffins. What do they pre-slice them with? A toothpick?

While setting up my english muffin in the toaster oven...

...my egg stuck to the so-called nonstick pan!

Sexy Nerd was a good sport to take all these photos for me. His food had been done for a while.

Adding a slice of turkey.

Wondering if my slice of cheese was ever going to melt!

While my breakfast was looking like this...

Sexy Nerd's breakfast was looking like this!
(He was enjoying his Jimmy Dean D-Light, but was also rubbing in the fact that my english muffin was still cooking in the toaster oven while he ate this.)
(Punk!)

Sexy Nerd's breakfast

(photo taken much later) My breakfast

Kitchen Pig isn't one to wait around all day to eat. Jimmy Dean is his kind of breakfast.
Just don't tell Kitchen Pig what's in the D-Lights Canadian Bacon Honey Wheat Muffins!

I was still hungry after eating my breakfast sandwich, so I stole Sexy Nerd's 2nd D-Light. It was tasty!

The sandwich I'd made was good as well, but look at the mess!

Uggh! Did I mention that one of my New Year's resolutions is to do fewer dishes and clean the house less? I think it's a good one.
I lost my battle of the breakfast sandwiches, but really, it wouldn't have mattered if I'd won. It isn't like Sexy Nerd can cook up a fresh breakfast when he's traveling anyway (it would have been great to have realized this before starting my messy challenge, but oh well). The hotels he stays in usually provide a microwave in the room, so his plan is to start each day with a Jimmy Dean D-Light to help avoid business travel weight gain. The protein will help keep him full so that he isn't snacking on doughnuts during meetings and pigging out (sorry, Kitchen Pig!) during lunch.

I don't know if switching to a healthier breakfast alone will be enough to make up for all the business trip splurging, but it's a good start. Sexy Nerd also insists that he's going to start exercising when he's away. Yeah, I've known him for 7 years and I don't believe this for a second!

Sexy Nerd, if you're reading this, we are going for a long walk the moment you get home!

Does this look like the face of a guy who's going to start exercising on his own? You're not fooling anyone, Sexy Nerd!

If you have any healthy tips for a better 2011 - especially sneaky ones for a reluctant dieter - I'd love to hear them in a comment here and/or a tweet (let me know your Twitter name and I'll follow you! I'm @LambAround) For their Better Breakfast, Better You program, BlogHer and Jimmy Dean will reward one health-minded commenter with a $100 Visa gift card!

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d)      Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

The winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail.

This giveaway runs from 12/28/2010 until 1/30/2011. Easy, right? For more details, please check out the links below. Good luck, my bloggy friends!

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Disclosure: Although this was a compensated post written for Jimmy Dean and BlogHer, all the opinions expressed are my own. The healthy breakfast sandwiches were yummy and Sexy Nerd really does need to go on a little diet!

417 comments :

  1. In 2011 my goal is to Zumba at least 3 times a week and keep a food journal.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/19805045298036737

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  3. Hubby and I are not very healthy eaters, to be honest. To help us eat better I "sneak" veggies into other foods. Eating fried rice or beef stew just isn't as hard as eating a pile of boring steamed veggies. I also add extra pureed vegetables to spaghetti, chili, macaroni, or anything with a sauce really.

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  4. I need to try those as I have been working on losing weight in a healthy way myself!

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  5. Well, Lambie, let me say that I agree with you...at least about the Jimmy Dean Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches! They are yummy and a good "Better Breakfast Better You" (high in protein) keeping you full and focused!!! So, enter me in your Sweepstakes because today is my 63rd birthday and you know that I exercise regularly (3xweek at the Y) and walk our mountain (weather permitting) each day! And I will attest to a better breakfast makes it easier to get a better you! JP

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  6. Great post! I wish I had better tips for coercing those reluctant dieters out there since my husband falls into that category and needs to lose quite a bit of weight. You're definitely on the right track with getting him to eat at home as much as possible and cooking healthy foods, which is something I aim to try in 2011. Even better that there are healthy convenience foods like this out there for the days when I don't feel up to cooking.

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  7. I plan to eat healthier. get more exercise in every day. and pursue an education.
    for the reluctant dieter stress to him how heart attacks run in the family. tell him you want him around long time. and make up a reward system (wink)
    lol.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  8. Your post is perfect timing for me...Im starting a "detox diet" Jan. 1st and its nice to know that Im not alone in my search for a healthier lifestyle.

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  9. My healthy tip is to get a workout buddy.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  10. I know this post is about breakfast sandwiches, and I don't know how to say this...but your butt looks really good in those pants. There I said it. I need details on your pants.

    Otherwise, I have to say there was a sample of these Jimmy Dean things at Costco and I was impressed. I may keep some in the freezer for days I don't feel like doing dishes.

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  11. I look forward to bettering myself in the coming year. Not only will I lose weight for myself I will also be a better role model for my two kids. That is the best I can wish for in the new years.
    Thanks,
    Scott Martin
    Spmartin122@gmail.com

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  12. debrahall1961@yahoo.comDecember 28, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    its a great contest

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  13. No healthy tip but I will start having breakfast.

    MCantu1019 AT aol DOT com

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  14. use egg whites - my husband actually loves them and not many calories and low cholesterol
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  15. A healthy tip I have is to aim to eat 80% of "full". When I'm not quite full I stop eating and see how I feel. Usually I feel "full" soon after.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and article!

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  16. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/benny8484/status/20007275116625920

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  17. My healthy tip, and what my doctor said I should do to lose weight, eat a replacement bar with over 12 grams of protein-you won't be as hungry later.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/HendyMartin/status/20027451434336256
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  19. my tip is portion control and avod the junk aisles

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  20. If you want to sneak in excercise, entice him to take a walk and while you are walking, challenge him to beat you to the next tree, driveway, etc.

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  21. My tip is that dieting is not enough you have to get out and move.

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  22. I posted a sheet of portion sizes on the fridge, as he's a foot taller than me and bigger build, he doesn't go exactly by it ;) but at least he has an idea of HOW much over the recommended size he's going and can decide if it's worth it

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  23. http://twitter.com/#!/saphyress/status/20111000506208257

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  24. I plan on trying to loose 20 lbs. this coming year by dieting and excersise.
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. This post was so funny. Thanks for the laugh. Sometimes pre-packaged food is just so much easier!

    In 2011, I'm committing to drinking a glass of water in the morning, before anything else enteres the tummy. I seem to drink so much less water in the winter, so recently I started to drink warm water, and it's really helped!

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  26. What a fun giveaway! Good luck with the healthy eating Sexy Nerd!

    Lori
    www.thriftydecormom.blogspot.com

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  27. Small portions and low carbs. Diabetic diet
    bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I will eat better and exercise more

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  29. I know if I cut back on empty carbs (chips/cookies etc) and eat more protein, fruit and veggies I lose weight and feel better so I am going to try to do that for the new year.

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  30. tweet
    http://twitter.com/buzz8/status/20167406483673088

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  31. Overwhelm every dinner plate with more vegetables than anything else.

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  32. i have a treadmill, and a little tv set right in front of that treadmill. the only way i can get myself to exercise is that i only allow myself to watch prime-time tv if i use the treadmill while i watch.

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  33. Love french fries? (I do.) They're my downfall. BUT, they're super easy to make at home (and be healthy, too)!

    Just slice up some potatoes, toss them on a cookie sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and some seasoning (garlic powder, seasoning salt, curry, whatever you're in the mood for). Bake them at 350 for 20-25 minutes (turning a few times), and you'll never go back to crappy fast food fries again!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  34. I have GOT to start exercising

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  35. My awesome diet secret is to put massive amounts of veggies in whatever you can. Like pasta--my husband and I used to have big bowls of pasta with sauce & parm for dinner. Now, I'll make it a little bit of pasta (like 2 ounces dry or so) and add a bunch of roasted broccoli or eggplant or sauteed zucchini, mushrooms and/or onions. Then top with sauce--now you have a meal that's much more filling for far fewer calories. Yay!

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  36. My biggest tip for next year is to pre-plan as much as you can. I make my work lunch teh night before and also plan out a week's worth of meals at a time. This way I save at the grocery store and I'm more apt to eat healthier.

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  37. When you really want a treat, read the labels on everything and sometimes there are even pleasant surprises. Some time ago I found out that Junior Mints are actually low in fat and the calorie count isn't too bad for a treat...the news isn't always bad!

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  38. I am cutting back on carbs as I am now diabetic.
    You guys are funny. Loved the pics..lol

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  39. Try to stay away from processed foods and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Even better, would be to grow your own vegetables, herbs, berries, etc. in your organic garden.

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  40. I recently joined an exercise program at work that pays for pedometer steps, workouts, etc. That should give me added motivation to exercise throughout the year.

    bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

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  41. Nothing spectacular, but I always have raw, washed vegetables and fresh fruit available for snacking. Keeps me from eating things not quite so healthy.

    iridia718 at gmail dot com

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  42. I am trying to stay away from processed foods and sugary snacks and eat more whole grains and fresh fruit especially for breakfast

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  43. http://twitter.com/#!/rewcath/status/20266213972115456 tweeted @rewcath

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  44. I plan to cook more from scratch and eat more whole/organic foods

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  45. My tip is to try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup as much as possible anyway given that its in almost everything now. Studies are showing that it is processed different than natural sugars and causes the formation of more fatty cells.
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

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  46. I tweeted about this
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/20299721943814144
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

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  47. For 2011, I'm planning to quit smoking AND drinking pop. Wish me luck because I'm so going to need it!

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  48. My healthy tip is to cook from scratch, no processed froze food.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  49. tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/20338863897579520

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  50. My kids love pasta and noodles! I'm swtiching to whole grain pasta and buck wheat noodles!!! Small change, but hopefully and better alternative!

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  51. I've discovered a great ingredient - fat free half and half. It's great for coffee and cooking and really cuts fat grams and calories. The best thing is that the taste is great and nobody is the wiser!

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  52. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/clc408/status/20481896228061184

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  53. I think my only tip is to try to find a "plan" and stick to it. Even if it is just to eat only one thing sweet a day. I am working on a plan myself :)

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  54. Two ways I have to be sneaky in helping my whole family eat better. Add blueberries to that instant pancake mix. And, add cut up fresh tomatoes and green peppers to the jarred spagetti sauce.

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  55. I don't really have any dieting tips, but I believe that exercise anywhere you can find it, is the best answer for everyone. We're going to be doing more renovations on the house and that is good exercise and taking more walks. Chasing other around the house is fun and definitely good exercise too :)

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  56. I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/20491616494030848

    Thank you and Happy New Year to you both!

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  57. My healthy tip is to go walking together. It's a great way to stay in shape plus it gives you great time together to talk about your day.

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  58. I'm going to extend my work out from thirty minutes to an hour!

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  59. Best tip I have is don't give up if you have one bad day. Get over it and move on, we all need a treat sometimes. One of the things that always use to mess up my resolve was 'oh no, I just ate that piece of chocolate cake, I blew it" I have learned that if I slip, I need to pick myself up and continue on, that one piece of cake is not going to undo everything.

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  60. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/20552583705792512

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  61. I’m planning on trying to eat less fat and exercising more!! Thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  62. I actually fed my family meatless sausage one day, and although they did notice it tasted "different" (less greasy) they did NOT know it was vegetarian, and ate it all up!

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  63. The best thing I've found is to not have junk food on hand. When you're hungry, you usually grab the products you have on hand.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  64. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/20886473658077184
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  65. I think by walking together it would help with a healthier new year and that would be a good way to talk about your day and whats going on (depending on how big the park is)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  66. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/20888541378641920
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  67. Love your post! I've been harping on my own Sexy Nerd for a few years about his weight too! We have started to train for a 5K. It's only been 2 days but hopefully we can get into a good exercise routine at the very least.
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  68. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/20937907787272192
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  69. I'm going to exercise at least 5 times a week.

    ksgillmore at yahoo dot com

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  70. I plan on exercising daily for better health. Even if it's only for 20-30 minutes.

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  71. tweet-http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/21052685029482496

    Thanks

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  72. Eat whole wheat products. Try smart balance milk.

    I am going to lose weight and get into shape this year.

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  73. I am following on twitter.
    hale

    http://twitter.com/mrcheapo/status/21171330867003392

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  74. I take my dogs for a walk for exercise. I try to eat better by limiting my sugar intake and eating more fruits and vegetables

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  75. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/21216592578740224

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  76. Add more whole grains to your diet. They fill you up and keep you fit. Thanks!
    parodi821 at yahoo dot com

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  77. I am going to start walking and swimming. Yea, and making better choices in what I eat.
    CWilli838 at aol dot com

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  78. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/ChristiWilliams/status/21370159692251137
    CWilli838 at aol dot com

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  79. My tip: fresh, fresh, FRESH food as much as possible. We are trying to even stay away from buying bread and making our own.

    And exercise.

    And be happy!

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  80. My plan for 2011 is to "do what matters most". That means I will put my time and energy toward the things I care most about, which includes keeping in touch with the people I love, making our home a more orderly place (which will make my sweetheart very happy), and finding time to be creative.

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  81. My tip would be to take the time to eat breakfast in the mornings, get a good start to your day
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  82. My tweet
    sweokgrl@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/21563252462845952

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  83. I have no healthy secrets but I am going to eat much better and healtier this year and walk my dog 1 time a day no matter how cold it is outside.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  84. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/21576007790108673

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  85. My tip is to introduce the healthier foods one at a time, instead of thinking you'll radically change your diet one day. Pick a date to switch from white bread to whole wheat, then once that's routine, say goodbye to full-fat Swiss cheese and so on.

    Princess Cupcake at cupcake hyphen forum dotcom

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  86. I need to get back to my exercise program..vacation is over. In general, my family likes healthy foods (veggies, fruit, etc), but occassionally I will slip in 'extras' into meals - like in the tomato sauce

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  87. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/hillgirly/status/21628861322108928

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  88. I just tried the french toast and sausage Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich and love it. Great for breakfast.
    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  89. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/21643652858122241
    marybug2 at yahoo.com

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  90. I have a love affair with breakfast foods--ANY breakfast food--and I have to be careful to eat sensible portions. One rule I've developed for myself: Begin breakfast with a piece of fruit. Whatever is in season is fine--canteloupe, grapefruit, orange, apple, etc. This trick does help me cut down on my propensity to binge on the goodies.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  91. Tweeted you!
    http://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/21656562300878848

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  92. My tip is to eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Try to eat a very small amount of saturated fats. I did this and I've lost 6 pounds so far in two weeks!
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  93. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/bukaeyes/status/21662489070542848
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  94. tweet (http://twitter.com/neverdene/status/21686791429947393)
    -amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  95. One healthy tip I've got -- Particularly for those concerned with heart health, flax seeds and flax seed oil are high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids and fiber. I take a couple of flax supplements every day. They're supposed to help fight heart disease, fight diabetes, fight cholesterol, and much more!

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  96. It's not sneaky, but my husband, the red meat eater, considers it mean. I started cooking chicken and fish at least 3 nights a week. My husband grumbles but I figure his ateries will thank me.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  97. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/21708308754731008
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  98. I try to park further away to make myself walk more,and keep a orange or granola bar in my purse for a snack instead of grabbing something

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  99. That looks yummy! I plan on eating healthier this year, and becoming more active. Thanks!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  100. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/21734161190494208

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  101. My "diet tip" is for eating out: When your meal is served, immediately ask for a take-out box. Put half of your meal in it to save for later. You'll eat just the right amount and end up getting 2 meals out of one! =)

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  102. Eat frozen yogurt in place of ice cream!!
    Thanks so much!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    janna@feedyourpigblog.com
    www.feedyourpigblog.com

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  103. I'm aiming to take the kids for 2+ mile walks in the neighborhood at least 4 times a week. That gets me off my rear end and gets the kids out for fresh air.

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  104. There are a few things that I am doing to get healthier this year, I am going to do a work out that I *ENJOY* because liking it really is important! I just started doing Zumba and some cardio kick-boxing and both are really fun!

    Also, drinking a ton of water will help you eat less and being hydrated is a great way to stay healthy!

    surrosarah{at}gmail{dot}com

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  105. I plan to make small changes through the year, like eating more veggies and moving more.

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  106. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/21927033235836929

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  107. I haven't tried these yet but they do look Yummy! My goal for the new year is to eat more fruit and veggies..... it's day 3 and I'm still working on that :)

    kerrik312000 at yahoo dot com

    I am @kerrifar on twitter!

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  108. I am a huge fan of Turkey sausage in general and anything that makes it easier to eat is a winner for me! I am also a fan of canadian bacon on those sandwiches for when I get the Micky D's urge - avoid the drive in!!!!

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  109. My biggest health tip when it comes to baking is to replace half the butter/oil/etc. with unsweetened applesauce. It tastes yummy and eliminates half the fat!

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  110. I'm going to be getting back in shape after my 2nd baby (due any day now!!!). I plan to focus on incorporating whole foods and gradually increasing to a more intense workout routine. I would love to do a race or some other fitness event before the end of the year.

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  111. I wish there were Jimmy Dean Gluten Free Options! :o) That would be awesome for my entire family. :oD

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  112. My tip is to drink a lot of water and not eat a late dinner! It works!!
    amamastorkknows at gmail dot com

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  113. I follow you and tweeted http://twitter.com/AMamaStorkKnows/statuses/22106165961818112
    @amamastorkknows

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  114. My healthy tips is cut up veggies and keep them in the fridge~that way when you want a snack you can just grab some!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  115. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/22218187433050112

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  116. My new resolution is to up my trips to the gym from 2 a week to 3. And to hold myself to "making up" missed gym trips with videos at home.
    Also, my sneaky tip is to try cauliflower roasted instead of pasta under spaghetti.
    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  117. My healthy tip is to NOT skip breakfast. I used to just run out of the house and didn't even think about food consumption. So by mid-morning, I am starving and I have to go the vending machine at work to get something to snack on. So by eating a healthy breakfast every day, I have been able to curb all of the snacking that I do.

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  118. I'm planning to eat less sugar and less white flour.

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  119. My tips are:
    1) Always eat breakfast, preferably a protein-packed one.
    2) Drink lots of water
    3) Get regular daily exercise

    dogsrock at insightbb dot com

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  120. Hi there! Try to reach for more Complex Carbs (fruits, veggies, whole grains) instead of Simple Carbs (candy, soda, baked goods). Also, hula hooping is super fun :-)

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  121. best tip is water,water,water. i feel soo bad. i was reading comments and i scrolled back up to see what was so great about your pants.
    yes,u do look nice. i feel better after admitting it.
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  122. did the entry in rules

    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  123. My husband and I are finally getting a treadmill! I’m super stoked to not have to worry about the weather everyday...I can just run! :-)

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  124. i will try to buy less sugary processed foods

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  125. My tip for you,is to eat in a smaller plate,thta way your eating smaller portions!

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  126. Don't eat pasta for supper, but for lunch, instead!

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  127. My healthy tip is to always make good choices when it comes to food, exercise or a combo of both.
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/1prizewinner/status/22840988691070976
    Twitter Name: 1prizewinner
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. There is something wonderful about knowing what conditions you may develop after all! Definitely worth knowing what to watch out for in the future for preventative methods.
    I congratulate "sexy" Nerd on the achievment.

    My #1 health advice is to go Vegan. Hehe. I did it for the animals, like Kitchen Pig but I'm always amazed by the benefits to my health.

    Last year I started walking too, not too far but even the 30 minutes a day walk was amazing! I realise how crappy and moody I feel now when I don't do it, even for a day!

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  130. The advice that I'm going to follow this year is to try to sneak in exercise when I can by parking further away or returning the cart to the store and exercising during the commercials of my favorite tv shows.

    luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  131. Hey Lamb, I just came across you blog about an hour ago, and have been laughing, and loving EVERY bit of it. I am so happy I found you. LOVE the post, and your sexy nerd, sounds exactly like my hubby, he also travels, and eats WAY TOO much free company paid food, lol.

    My advice, drool every time you see a hot guy on TV, or in a movie, lol, see how fast sexy nerd gets on that treadmill, and eats better, lol. (or maybe this only works with my hubby, he he )

    I am TOTALLY your newest HAPPY follower.

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  132. I have added this link in my other fun giveaways section on my blog....

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  133. I would like to be entered in the contest for the Visa gift card. kellydianacs@gmail.com

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  134. I do want to walk more...it's the only exercise I enjoy. amiedanny@msn.com

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  135. I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/#!/shopwithmemama/status/23219726582812672

    daxkimd@gmail.com

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  136. My health tips for 2011 would be, drink more water and eat more fruits and veggies. I think I can handle that, I hope!

    daxkimd@gmail.com

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  137. I will be more physically active.
    eugeniewu (at) gmail (dot) com

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  138. I will make sure to stay hydrated when I exercise.
    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  139. I have started filling up half the plate with veggies or fruit and the other half - half with protein and half with a carb.

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  140. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jadenruby/status/23422067365912576

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  141. I am going to try to be more physically active, esp. during the winter months. I notice as I age, I have less stamina. I always need to drink more water!!

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  142. Choose a fitness goal and work toward it together. My husband and I ran a half marathon and we trained together. Togetherness and healthy living :D

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  143. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    it's funny because my husband is trying to gain weight w/ food like these - more protein w/ more lifting exercises. He wants to get ripped!

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  144. My college student grandson lives with me and is not terribly good about sticking to a healthy diet. But there are a few things that he will snack on that are good for him, so I keep them in the refrigerator/pantry. I can't do too much about what he eats when away from home, but can try for 'good' here. It really doesn't help the cause that he is 6'3" and weighs only about 150#!

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  145. I love the Jimmy Dean Dlights, and they don't eat up too many of my WW points! However my better breakfast better program advice is to plan plan plan! I eat better when I sit down and plan my meals and even cook some of them ahead of time!

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  146. First, cute post!
    Second, I am a failure at exercise but I do fairly well with the healthy food thing. I'd say invest in good kitchen equipment that you love and that works very well. It will make life easier in the kitchen and you will not regret it!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  147. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/23768492087967744
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  148. Eat small amounts constantly. I eat something at least every 2 hours.

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  149. blog post http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2011/01/jimmy-dean-d-lights-better-breakfast.html

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  150. tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/23783332768649216

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  151. drinking more water is always good

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  152. if you check the web there is a great recipe for brownies using black beans and a box mix and nothing else..great way to get fiber into them
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  153. Get a pedometer and have a goal of 10000 steps a day!

    @uberabby2

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  154. http://twitter.com/#!/uberabby2/status/23933166356013056

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  155. My healthy tip is to eat smaller portions and drink more water. I have started drinking one cup of water before each meal and it makes a big difference in how much I eat.

    Sparklezstars@cfl.rr.com

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  156. http://twitter.com/Sparklezstars/statuses/23934269403439104

    Tweeted

    Sparklezstars@cfl.rr.com

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  157. For Sexy Nerd to lose a bit of weight but stay full at the end of dinner always have a salad. It will stop him from taking carb laden seconds and will help him stay full!
    amie @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

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  158. Things I am changing in 2011 is less calories from drinks, and more water

    crystal45614@yahoo.com

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  159. The ONE thing I plan to do to better myself is to make time for myself to do the projects I have been meaning to do for quite a while :) Y'know, Me-Time :)

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

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  160. I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

    http://twitter.com/#!/TimboSquad/status/24011329291419650

    Please feel free to contact me at:

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  161. My best advice is NOT to diet but change your eating habits! Find ways to prepare veggies so you like them. Boiled and canned are gross, roated and stir-fried are my favs.

    Also, don't fall for all that "fat-free" garbage! Fat free half and half? or butter? Do you have any idea all the garbage they put in there to get it that way?

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  162. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/erunuevo/status/24083136568623104

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  163. I love your less cleaning resolutions! Why didn't thing of that?
    My best healthy eating tip, that I have to use with my kids is to just NOT have any junk food in the house.
    If they want a candy bar, then we have to walk to the store and they have to spend their allowance.

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  164. I have 2 little kids, so for me, having them eat healthy sometimes means masking the fruits and vegetables in something else they like. Adding pured cauliflower to mac and cheese, or making fruit smoothies and calling them "ice cream". Seems to work:)

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  165. You guys....are skinny! Lookin good!
    I have to stop eating everything in sight and must get up and exercise!
    My body has taken a turn and I want it back!

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  166. I recommend getting enough sleep and drinking lots of water. My goal this year is to use the elliptical machine weekly.

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  167. This blog post was too cute! I don't have any sneaky advice...but I do recommend portion control as opposed to denying yourself anything. Denying yourself things makes you want them more. Good luck and thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  168. WOW LOTS OF NICE PICTURES. JUST LOOKING @ THEM MADE ME HUNGRY! I AM ALSO A SEXY NERD IN MY OWN WAY LOL. I WAS TOLD WALKING 15 MINUTES A DAY REALLY DOES A LOT FOR YOUR BODY & PEACE OF MIND! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  169. 2ND ENTRY TWEET twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/24534936140652544 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  170. No sneaky tips, I just seem to find it much easier to increase my exercise than I do to diet. This year I am trying to cut back on processed foods and sugar.

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  171. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/24610446203944961

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  172. my healthy tip is to keep the crappy food out of the house so you won't be tempted. This is the only thing that works for us since we have zero self-control ;-)

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  173. I put lots and lots of ice in my water. I end up drinking a lot more this way!

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  174. Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/givekaciestuff/status/25071556338126848

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  175. Get enough rest and eat healthier.

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  176. http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/25080476930678784

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  177. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/EverydayVibrant/status/25234154211774464

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  178. I try to keep junk food out of hte house, so My Guy has less access to it, and be a good example, by making sure that I exercise and eat right in front of him (it is so much easier to be influenced by his bad habits!).

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  179. For years my husband refused to drink anything but whole milk. He swore he could tell the difference between whole and 2%. I'd end up buying two milks every time we shopped because he'd refuse to change.

    Ha, I swapped them. I saved one of his whole milk containers when it was empty and poured 2% into it. He never knew the difference since he primarily drinks it in coffee. When he finally found out, I was allowed to make the switch.

    Now I'm working on changing his sugar to Truvia. Wish me luck!

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  180. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/25263857245093888

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  181. Oh my goodness girl, adorable post. Love the images. Poor sexy nerd... paying for his indulges (but what amazing indulges). I love all the images you share, you two are adorable! xoxo

    Sneaky tip... Go on a romantic picnic.. where you have to hike to the location. You'll work up an appetite and then hike it off later. hehe.

    abitnerdygirl [at]gmail[dot]com

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  182. ha ha. That cracks me up. Love it!

    Fitness tips are to drink a lot of water, exercise together. (Even if he's like my husband and quits halfway through the p90x workout.. he's working like crazy for that half time). it's amazing how motivating it is to work out together. Also, I have set a new goal not to pay money to make us fat. ie.. don't buy unhealthy junk. :) If it's not in the house I CAN"T EAT IT! lol

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  183. Use organic as much as you can and make from scratch as much as you can !!

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  184. A simple rule: make vegetables the focus of the meal instead of meat. That doesn't mean you have to become a vegetarian, just put less emphasis on the meat.

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  185. My healthy tip is writing down what I eat and the calories it has. It helps keeps me from mindless snacking. Also, I don't use my kids as an excuse to keep from exercising. I strap the baby in my wrap and have the toddler to do the moves with me.
    mcvey1326(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  186. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyToddlerMom/status/25415465689939968

    mcvey1326(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  187. I'll make a conscious effort to stop overeating!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  188. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/status/25644797096103936
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  189. I say try making as many homecooked meals when he is around- easier to cut the bad stuff out but make tasty stuff!

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  190. I am not good at dieting, but I am good at sneaky exercising tips. My best one that I've been doing is walking during my morning and afternoon breaks at work. Easy way to get in 30 minutes of walking every weekday instead of using the time to snack or buy a coffee. Thanks!
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  191. LOVE Jimmy Dean! Dieting or not. My DH and I are both dieting now. Let me tell you, getting a meat-eating muscle man to chow on some rabbit food is no easy task! I started by asking him what his favorite veggies and fruits are and I prepared them just like he likes. Its much easy to eat right when its something you like.

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  192. Pack his lunch with love notes!

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  193. Most recipes call for too much oil. Did you know that ONE tablespoon of oil has 120 calories and 14 grams of fat?! Most of the time the oil can be reduced or even eliminated. Just invest in a high quality nonstick pan. KitchenAid makes an excellent one - I've been "testing" it for months! :)

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  194. Tweeted!! http://twitter.com/#!/godawgs428/status/25946901438271488

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  195. I plan to trade my soda for water. Won't be easy though.

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  196. I loved reading your post. I plan to get back to my walking and I am really trying to fix healthier meals this year.

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