Thursday, April 30, 2015

A New Addition to My Morning Routine & $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!


Before I became a full time Mom and blogger, I had a job in the H.R. department of a major telecom company. My schedule was routine, pretty much Monday-Friday, 9 to 5. Each day, I got up, worked, had lunch, worked some more, got off work, headed home to cook dinner, rest, chat with friends, sleep, and repeat.

After getting married and having kids, everything changed. My schedule evolved around them, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! No one had ever warned me that a full-time Mom doesn't get any days-off! What a big surprise!

My typical week as a full-time Mom would involve taking the kids to play dates, birthday parties, recreational classes, parks, and library. While at home, I also need to take care of the laundry, cleaning up their messes, and to prepare meals throughout the day! For whatever time I have left, I also need to work on my recipes and blog posts. Most of these activities are without a set schedule.

Out of all the fun and craziness being a full time Mom, I came to realize one important lesson! Which is, I need to take better care of myself before I can take good care of my family. While it is challenging to keep a balanced lifestyle and diet under such irregular schedules, there’s one habit that I have always kept for many years… which is to put my vitamins and supplements containers right next to my coffee beans! Since I must grind and brew my coffee every morning, this strategic storage location allows me to always remember to take my dietary supplements while preparing for my coffee.

 
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Recently, I have added another supplement to my morning routine. It is the vitafusion™ Extra Strength Biotin. Biotin is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, and amino acids. Biotin also plays a key role in the health of skin, hair and nails.* I decided to give this a try!

For those who knows me, you probably know that I can’t swallow pills, no matter how tiny they are. Luckily, vitafusion™ makes their great-tasting vitamins in gummy. This also allows me to pop two gummy into my mouth, while grinding the coffee beans, without the need to pour myself another glass of water!

 
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For those who always read the Supplement Facts label, vitafusion™ products are gluten-free, and made with natural fruit flavors and colors derived from fruits, vegetables and plants. They contain no high fructose corn syrup, and no synthetic (FD&C) dyes.

I feel great adding the vitafusion™ Extra Strength Biotin to my morning routine and I cannot wait to see how things go in a few months. The vitafusion™ gummy vitamins are available at club, drug and grocery stores nationwide including: Costco, Walmart, Target and Walgreens. More information can be found at www.gummyvites.com.

To enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, simply leave a comment below and tell me your tricks on how to remind yourself to take your supplements every day.
 
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

I received free product and payment for this sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.
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163 comments:

  1. I can tell you that this has been a habit of both my husband and myself..for YEARS.
    It becomes part of your day..I never forget..
    I have little round containers..and I place my supplements in 7 of them.. so theye are ready every morning:)
    I am kind of organized.
    :)
    Vitamin D..Primrose.. cod liver oil etc..etc..
    Good for you!

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  2. I have my prenatal vitamins by the phone so I go for them first thing in the morning.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/593913750337560577

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  4. I try to take them every day at the same time. Usually with my morning coffee.

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  5. I have a device that stores each day's pills into a small square container and is coded by the day of the week. I take all my meds and vitamins with that. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  6. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/593922044561117185 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  7. You are a smart girl Amy! I too have learned to take better care of myself simply because my family needs me to keep it all together. I really don't have a trick, I take them every night before going to bed, its been a routine for years. But my husband has a pill box for his vitamins, and the reason behind it is that he is lazy and doesn't want to open bottles every time.

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  8. I keep them on the kitchen counter so whenever I go into the kitchen I remember to take them.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/593953245644627968

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. Some tricks i use to remember to take my supplements is to set an alarm on my phone and it reminds me to(:

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  11. here is my tweet(: https://twitter.com/aliciaa0795/status/593970441879977984

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  12. Hey Amy;
    What a Wonderful Giveaway :-)Thank-You so much for a chance to win a $100.00 Visa Card!!! (I could use it as could Everyone:-)
    What I do is this, When I get out of bed, I drink water and then I take my Supplements with a small bit of food.
    A Wonderful Doctor once told me to make sure and nibble on something, when you take Vitamins. I have done this since he told me to, as your stomach needs to have some type of food when taking Vitamins and or Pills.
    This is Very Important!!!! Please note this Everyone!!!

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  13. I would have to say that I do so by setting an alarm - shaunie

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  14. tweeted - https://twitter.com/sandyhills25/status/593994048806989824
    -shaunie thefiggtree@yahoo.com

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  15. yep, eversince i didn't consume much variarity of fruit, i also consume multivitamin every morning, keep me in a good mood dealing with patients all day....
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  16. I am always forgetting to take my supplements, so what I do now is have all my supplements right in front of my computer. I get up every morning and check my emails and read the news and I see my vitamins right in front of me and I take them right away!

    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Tweet entry
    https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/594135301137666049

    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Sounds interesting ! need to try these :)

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  19. I have a hard time swallowing pills as well, especially the horse pills for calcium. I finally found a calcium gummy pill that didn't Vitamin K. YAY! What a life saver! I've heard of biotin. In fact, my hair dresser recommended it for hair loss. I'm going to have to search for the gummy ones. Thanks for pointing those out! As far as how I remember to take my supplements and other medications each day, I put them in a little sake cup and leave it on the counter next to my water glass. When I go to drink some water, I'll pop a pill. :)

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  20. My trick on how to remind myself to take my supplements every day is they sit out on the counter right next to the kitchen sink.

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  21. I tweeted about this promotion. https://twitter.com/PJGurganus/status/594479900989464576

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  22. All the best to the participants!

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  23. I have a morning routine to do list and it includes a reminder to take vitamins

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  24. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/594964815241617408

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  25. I have my supplements by the coffee maker, the first place I reach in the morning to remind me.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  26. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/595053009442213889

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  27. I leave them in plain sight. Like the saying goes: out of sight, out of mind. That helps a lot! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  28. i leave my vitamins right by the coffee maker so i never forget.

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  29. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/595297319567822848

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  30. I don't have any issues in taking my vitamins daily. I keep them on the kitchen counter in plain sight.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  31. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/595974330305138689

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  32. I put reminders on my phone.

    Being a FTM, I have to give SAHM a big thumbs up. I don't know how you guys do it. I've been on maternity for the past few months and taking care of a baby is definitely a full time job in itself. Keep up the great work, Amy.

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  33. I leave my vitamins in my kitchen so I can take them with breakfast

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  34. https://twitter.com/jennad289/status/596102755737014272

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  35. My trick on how to remind myself to takemy supplements every day is to keep my bottle of multi-vitamins right on my night stand by my phone, so when i wake up there they are.

    nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  36. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/597258127772291074

    nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  37. I keep them by makeup so I do not forget

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  38. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/597751654579052544

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  39. I leave them next to my kitchen sink so I see them when I get water!

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  40. I sort my supplements into a pill organizer and put it where I eat so I won't forget.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  41. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/598279618055942144
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  42. I used to keep mine in my desk drawer at work. Everytime I came in and reached for something in my drawer I would see it and take it! Worked great until I quit to raise my son :-/

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  43. I just leave it out on the counter. Works for me!

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  44. My mom just sent me some gummy vitamins to try, and they were fun! I keep them on the counter where I can see them.
    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Tweet: https://twitter.com/swtd12eams/status/599434439714742273

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  46. I take my supplements first thing in the morning while I'm making my coffee. I keep a cup on the counter for the supplements I take throughout the day so I don't forge.

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  47. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/599617633529520128

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  48. i have them in my kitchen next to the fridge as a reminder to take them everyday!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  49. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/600016863201009665

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  50. Set an reminder on phone to take every day.

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  51. I have a pill dispenser that lists each day and I keep it on top of my microwave on our kitchen counter. Since I have tea every morning that I heat up in the microwave, I can't miss seeing the pill dispenser.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  52. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/603554232416006145
    Thanks so much
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. i don't take supplements but if i did i would keep them near my toothbrush to remember to take them daily
    stigay at comcast.net

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  54. I put my supplements and medication in a weekly pillbox that has a compartment for each day. I keep it by the coffee pot so I am sure to see it every morning. It doesn’t just visually remind me to take my vitamins and medication but also prevents double doses of medication.

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  55. https://twitter.com/Attea2d/status/603563138500435968

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  56. Set an reminder on phone to take it.

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  57. I put them on top of the fridge so can't miss them!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  58. I take my vitamins at the same time I take my prescriptions.

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  59. I don't have a hard time remembering. I like trying supplements all the time and take various ones with every meal.

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  60. I place vitamins in the cabinet by the oatmeal. We eat oatmeal each morning for breakfast so this works well for us
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  61. I have a cup that I place right beside my toothbrush. Brush the teeth and pop the pills.

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  62. I never forget my vitamins because I keep them in a daily pill organizer!! :)
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  63. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/603815326283911168
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  64. I have an alarm on my cell phone set as a reminder everday! It's hard to remember otherwise because I'm a busy student.

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  65. I take Vitafusion vitamins (several kinds). I don't need a reminder to take them because they are so good I never forget!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  66. I like to use my day of the week pill box. I do still sometimes forget though!

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  67. I have a timer set on my iphone that lets me know when its time neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. The easiest way for me to remember to take my vitamins to to put them on my daily pill box.
    thank you

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  69. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/604746985665646593

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  70. I have a weekly pill box that I keep them in. I take em every morning.

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  71. I keep all my medicine and vitamins on my bedside table.

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  72. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/605164160540803073

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  73. I use a reminder alarm on my phone so I don't forget.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  74. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/605286157190991872
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  75. I put them on my bathroom shelf next to the toothpaste!

    katie
    showbizkp at gmail dot com

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  76. I keep them on the kitchen counter right by my coffee maker.

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  77. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/607474816401186816

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  78. I drink a glass of water each morning to remind myself to take supplements

    JOE GERSCH


    JOEBISSY@MAIL.com

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  79. My trick is to tell my hubby to remind me and then he's the "pill patrol" from then on.

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  80. To be honest, I really don't have a trick. They are part of my daily routine, and have become kind of second nature to me.

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  81. Shared on Twitter. Here is my link - https://twitter.com/Alwayzdreamin/status/609110044618182656

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  82. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/609114630716178432

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  83. I don't take supplements, but if I did I would probably just try to place them somewhere in the kitchen where they would be visible to me in the mornings when I am getting breakfast.

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  84. I leave my vitamins on the kitchen table so I always see them when I eat dinner.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  85. I have a reminder on my phone.
    austma7@aol.com

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  86. I don't take vitamins
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  87. I don't currently take vitamins but I think putting them next to my coffee maker would help me remember to take them everyday!

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  88. We each have a different colored pill box. My daughter keeps hers in the fridge with her breakfast. I keep mine by my tea bags.

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  90. I set a reminder on my cell phone to take them.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  91. Take them at the same time daily so it becomes a habit.

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  92. I put my supplements next to my toothbrush, deodorant, etc, which I have to use daily! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  93. I take them with my morning coffee I never forget that

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  94. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/613447760939982852

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  95. I keep mine on the kitchen counter because I spend most of my time in the kitchen!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  96. i keep them in a cabinet in my kitchen - i have to take them every morning with my breakfast

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  97. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/613546617090674688

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  98. I keep them by my coffee cups so I remember to take them every morning when I wake up.

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  99. I actually don't take any daily supplements mostly because I cannot remember to take them daily!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  100. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/614528996441616384

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  101. My trick is to leave it next to the coffee then I rarely forget truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  102. Truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/614583273126150144

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  103. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/614616301336690689
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  104. I leave my vitamins on the end of the kitchen counter near the refrigerator where I'll see them when I get my morning juice

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  105. My trick on how to remind myself to take my supplements every day is they sit out on the counter next to the coffee pot.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  106. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/614865861615218689

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  107. I keep them right next to my glasses so I see them when I wake up

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  108. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/615155094309470208

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  109. I keep my vitamins on my desk
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  110. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/615179171988393984
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  111. https://twitter.com/Hotsnotty2/status/615207166685765632

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  112. I leave my supplements out on the kitchen counter so I remember to take them.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  113. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/615214793977430017

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  114. I keep them on my nightstand.

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  115. We keep them on top of the fridge. It isn't hard for me to remember, the kids are always reminding me. They love their gummies
    b dot ringer at Hotmail dot com

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  116. I keep my kids vitamins on the kitchen table

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  117. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/615296296803532800

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  118. I put my supplements next to my daily taken hypertension medicine so I won't forget to take them every morning.

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  119. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/615306083154853888

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  120. I keep mine by my alarm clock so i take them when i turn it on every night.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  121. https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/615358703345098753
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  122. I leave them on the kitchen table to remind myself

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  123. https://twitter.com/ardy22/status/615395622049460224

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  124. i put them by the bed and i take them at night

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  125. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/615574670230876160

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  126. I put my supplements in my cabinet with my morning coffee cup.

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  127. I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/615599436174098432

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  128. They are next to the cereal bowls.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  129. I put my vitamin bottle next to the computer so I remember to take it every day.

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  130. https://twitter.com/Stephanie64030/status/615631800048594944

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  131. I have made it a habit to immediately take my supplements after dinner before I start cleaning up.

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  132. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/615637172759207937

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  133. I take my supplements out of their bottle before I go to bed, and leave them by the sink.

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  134. I remember to take my vitamins because I put all my medicine for the day in a pill box.
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/SweepstakesEntry?src=hash

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  135. I keep my vitamin powder on the counter and put it in my morning smoothie.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  136. I don't take any. I know that I should be it's just not something I think about. I really need to look into taking them though. I know they would make me feel better. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  137. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/615688651884748800

    slehan at juno dot com

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  138. As my dad's caretaker, I have to give him meds every day...and hence I take mine

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  139. I keep them on the desk by my computer because that is the first place I go when I finally get awake.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  140. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/615802915639312384

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  141. I need energy and I need to try it

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  142. https://twitter.com/momsfocus/status/615815355345186817

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  143. I prompt myself to take it with my morning cup of tea

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  144. tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/615855697188814848

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  145. My trick is to leave them out where I can see them every day and to take them at the same time every day so as to form a habit.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  146. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/615917639001612288
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  147. my #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/615940757858484224

    KC
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  148. #SweepstakesEntry

    I keep my vitamin bottle on my bathroom sink so I remember to take a vitamin before or after I brush my teeth!

    KC
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  149. I always have my vitamins right next to my bed stand so I remember when I wake up or go to bed!

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  150. https://twitter.com/c5519/status/615983708353335296

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  151. The trick for me is to keep my vitamins right next to my alarm clock with a bottle of water.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  152. My tricks to remind myself to take my supplements every day is leaving it in an place you remember easily, by the coffee.

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  153. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/615989199657938949

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  154. I keep them in a bin in the kitchen and it's the first thing I do in the morning.
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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  155. Tweeted https://twitter.com/dddiva/status/615992183569580032
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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  156. I keep my supplements out near my place at the table.

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  157. tweet https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/616014120014352384

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  158. Put your vitamin on your snooze button
    iamdadtastic@gmail.com

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  159. tweeted https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/616027087527284736
    iamdadtastic@gmail.com

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  160. I keep everything with my toothbrush and contacts. That's my normal routine in the morning...brush my teeth. Pop in my contacts so I can see. Take my vitamins. Good to go for the day!

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  161. I'm always in front of my computer so I have them sitting right next to my keyboard.

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