What's your secret?

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  • miss_jessiejane
    miss_jessiejane Posts: 2,819 Member
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    Most of the compliments I get are centered around stuff I've made. Cakes, cupcakes, clothes, kids, stuff like that.
  • jimmmer
    jimmmer Posts: 3,515 Member
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    I click on and purchase everything that Babajala3957092nightsecretsmanlove has to sell. That dude is super serial about the products he endorses.

    Rock on Baba!

    Muslim black magic love connection hasn't let me down yet! I used to take two bottles into the shower, now I just wash and go...
  • salembambi
    salembambi Posts: 5,585 Member
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    crying
  • Lonestar5775
    Lonestar5775 Posts: 740 Member
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    We follow a Dave Ramsey style of financial responsibility and were completely debt free (including mortgage) when the economy went over the cliff in 2008. It has literally changed our lives!

    How did you get your spouse on the same page?

    We are both very fiscally similar, saving and spending conservatively. She was very supportive and is probably more financially responsible than I.
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    1. When on a trip, I print out copies of all bookings for hotels, boats, flights etc, and keep them in a clear folder in the order they will be required.


    My frequent flier secret: download Trip It Pro.

    All your bookings and itinerary in one app. It grabs the info from your confirmation emails. Absolutely no effort needed and it automatically orders my itinerary. One click takes me to google maps. I can change seats within the app. Check rewards programs. etc

    A huge time saver when you are going through multiple airports a week.

    I wonder if you can import this info into the app. Would be helpful for admins, salespeople, othets who travel regularly or plan yravel for others.
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    I hear people on MFP get asked what their secret is to weightloss. I want to know your secret to something else - something that makes being excellent easy or easier.

    Do you have a special product that you use, routine that you follow, or way you organize something to maximize your productivity? What do people always compliment you on, and how do you do it so well?

    Yes, I use a special product. Yes, as I trainer I have a routine I have designed for my fitness goals. I do my workout in the morning before my husband and son get up so I have the rest of the day to spend with them. Sometimes it doesn't work out and I workout while he is down for his nap. I always take time for my workout. No excuses. What helps is that I have a home gym that I use 6 days a week.

    I get complimented on my dedication, persistence, and drive.

    Home gym helps, but I'm sure you have a lot to do with it.
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    My secret to life being easier is to be good with money. Its true money won't make you happier, but it will make life easier. I've been a saver since I was 12 years old and started babysitting. As I got to my 30s, settled down and had a child and the real expenses (housing, childcare, medical) started coming, my saving started to make a HUGE difference. It hasn't always been easy because my husband is not as frugal as I am, and there have been tough financial times (housing crash, my husband lost his job at one point), but the tough times have been made a lot easier by being able to rely on savings rather than go into debt. I'm grateful, but at the same time I realize that in the present economy, there are many people who by necessity live hand to mouth and can't save, so I'd never judge anyone who can't do it.
  • AllOutof_Bubblegum
    AllOutof_Bubblegum Posts: 3,646 Member
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    C'mere. No closer. *beckons with crooked finger* Here's my secret:

    I eat at a deficit and I lift heavy weights! I count my calories and work my butt off in the gym 6 days a week.

    Oh, that's not a secret? Sorry to disappoint you, then. :smokin:
  • no_russian
    no_russian Posts: 893 Member
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    ^This
  • conidiring
    conidiring Posts: 230 Member
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    I sweat awesomeness!
  • Holly_Roman_Empire
    Holly_Roman_Empire Posts: 4,440 Member
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    I most often get complimented on how I dress at work. My secret?

    I am a Sex & the City fanatic. If I see a dress I like, I ask myself if Charlotte York would wear it. If yes, it's a keeper. I'm not from New York, nor have I ever been there, but I don't want to be a woman that upon visiting, would stand out like a sore thumb or look like a tourist.
  • teresamwhite
    teresamwhite Posts: 947 Member
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    We follow a Dave Ramsey style of financial responsibility and were completely debt free (including mortgage) when the economy went over the cliff in 2008. It has literally changed our lives!

    Snowball Debt Reduction here...and i teach it at the local women's shelter. We paid off our 30 year mortgage in 15, and have no other debt, except my student loans...I expect to have those paid off in less than 5 years.

    I get asked for help all the time. I've come in to find a shoe box full of bills on my desk with a note from an employee asking for help getting it under control.

    I also get asked to make/fix things...cards, cakes, bookcases, irrigation systems, a hem, a button, brakes...If i don't know how to do it, I'll figure it out, Google or YouTube it...
  • AusAshMommy
    AusAshMommy Posts: 845 Member
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    Just putting this out there - to those who are fiscally responsible have had success financially please please please I am begging for help!

    PM Me Please!

    Other than that my only real "secret" for fit success has been constant dedication - not letting up and just doing my thing no matter what life throws at me, am I stressed? Yes - Take it out on the Gym Equipment! Am I tired? Yes - Take a Nap, Even if its a Quick Cat Nap after dinner, THEN hit the gym! Had a Long Day? Yes - Hit the Gym! Matters not, the gym and tracking my intake is priority - with a husband who works retail his schedule is wonky as h*ll so I've learned to adapt!

    Healthier hair - shampoo/conditioner/leave-in conditioner - only use gel & hair spray - don't heat style it period!
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    I most often get complimented on how I dress at work. My secret?

    I am a Sex & the City fanatic. If I see a dress I like, I ask myself if Charlotte York would wear it. If yes, it's a keeper. I'm not from New York, nor have I ever been there, but I don't want to be a woman that upon visiting, would stand out like a sore thumb or look like a tourist.

    So no fanny pacs for you?
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    I sweat awesomeness!

    I just sweat sweat. :sad: :wink: :tongue:
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    Just putting this out there - to those who are fiscally responsible have had success financially please please please I am begging for help!

    PM Me Please!

    Other than that my only real "secret" for fit success has been constant dedication - not letting up and just doing my thing no matter what life throws at me, am I stressed? Yes - Take it out on the Gym Equipment! Am I tired? Yes - Take a Nap, Even if its a Quick Cat Nap after dinner, THEN hit the gym! Had a Long Day? Yes - Hit the Gym! Matters not, the gym and tracking my intake is priority - with a husband who works retail his schedule is wonky as h*ll so I've learned to adapt!

    Healthier hair - shampoo/conditioner/leave-in conditioner - only use gel & hair spray - don't heat style it period!

    No excuses consistency.
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    We follow a Dave Ramsey style of financial responsibility and were completely debt free (including mortgage) when the economy went over the cliff in 2008. It has literally changed our lives!

    Snowball Debt Reduction here...and i teach it at the local women's shelter. We paid off our 30 year mortgage in 15, and have no other debt, except my student loans...I expect to have those paid off in less than 5 years.

    I get asked for help all the time. I've come in to find a shoe box full of bills on my desk with a note from an employee asking for help getting it under control.

    I also get asked to make/fix things...cards, cakes, bookcases, irrigation systems, a hem, a button, brakes...If i don't know how to do it, I'll figure it out, Google or YouTube it...

    You sound very useful and resourceful.
  • lucille_heather
    lucille_heather Posts: 650 Member
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    I get compliments on my happy, upbeat, positive attitude.
    I just ensure that i wake up in the morning with a fresh clear head and start my day off with a smile and positive thinking.
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    C'mere. No closer. *beckons with crooked finger* Here's my secret:

    I eat at a deficit and I lift heavy weights! I count my calories and work my butt off in the gym 6 days a week.

    Oh, that's not a secret? Sorry to disappoint you, then. :smokin:

    You didn't read the question. It's not about weight loss.
  • CJisinShape
    CJisinShape Posts: 1,404 Member
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    ^This

    You didn't either.