You Make Me Feel.... by Westlife
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Assessing your current eating habitsKeep a record of your eating habits for a week.The record should contain the following information:What you are eating. How much you're eating. When you eat (note the times) – you want to know how far apart your meals and snacks are.. Why you're eating at those times – is it because you're hungry, or are you "comfort eating" ?How you feel after eating – pleasantly satisfiedor bloated and stuffed.. How many glasses of water you drink each dayWhen you find out your current eating habits, you'll need to determine which habits are sabotaging your efforts to lose weight.Those are the ones you want to change. More on that later.Goal SettingDetermine what your weight goal is. Or you may prefer to monitor your progress in terms of your waistline or hip measurements. Whichever one suits you is best. Form a mental picture of yourself looking the way you want tolook. Goals are more powerful and empowering when we visualize them. Hold that mental picture in your mind at all times.Action PlanNow that you know what your ideal size is, you have a goal thatyou're working towards. You need to then determine a plan of action to help you achieve that goal. To help you decide on the right plan, bear in mind that eating should be a pleasure. Ask yourself the following questions:Which nutritious foods do I enjoy eating ?How soon after eating do I get hungry again?Most adultsget hungry about 3 to 4 hours after eating a meal..Do I eat only when I'm hungry? Hint: You should.. How can I stay full? Drink lots of water. Scientists recommend between 6 and 8 glasses of water daily. Your body needs it, and it helps you stay full.With the answers to those questions in mind, form an action plan,and start a new daily record to help you keep track of your progress.This new record should contain the same columns as your initial current habits record. This way you can monitor each improvement and celebrate accordingly.When deciding on which actions to take, you need to refer back to your initial assessment of your current eating habits. Decide which habits are preventing you from losing weight. Write downalternative habits that you want to cultivate, which willhelp you get slim.These new habits you want to form are now your "targets"– milestones on your way to your ideal body shape and size.Taking ActionTo form healthy eating habits, start with small changes. Don't make too many changes at once. Set yourself main targets, such as "I will drink 8 glasses of water each day", then set smaller targets to help you reach each main target.Using the example above, a small target could be "I will drink an extra glass of water after each meal". When you break downyour targets, they don't seem so daunting. They seem easily achievable, so you feel encouraged to stick to them.Decide on the foods you will be eating regularly. Make sure they're foods you enjoy. Eat small portions, about 5 or 6 times each day, insteadof three large meals. This helps keep your metabolic rate high, and helps you lose weight naturally.How to stay motivated to continue eating healthily1. Believe that you can do it, and accept responsibilityfor your health and for the way your body looks.2. Reward yourself each time you successfully complete a small target. Celebrate each small success – don't wait until you've lost tons of weight before you reward yourself. Make the journey enjoyable by treating yourselfeach time you make progress.3. Keep in mind what you hope to achieve –remind yourself of how lovely and healthy your body is becoming each day as aresult of your new eating habits. Remember, each small step in the right direction is bringing you closer toyour main target.With a clear goal in mind, a feasible action plan and tips to help you stay motivated, you should find it easy to form habitsthat keep you slim and healthy at the same time.Here's to your new healthy eating habits!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Since then, the use of chocolate as part of the mating ritual has been firmly established.
Friday, October 17, 2008
I had German style lunch the other day ~
a Laugen Stick goes with two servelat sausages and some horseradish ~
its yummy !! indeed !!
I was thinking about some kinda German style meal for a while ~
but didnt get the chance to have one ~
so ... that day ... I just thought ... aha...
its a nice day and maybe I could go to have some German meal ~ so I just go for it !!
I love all of the German style breads ( and also Italian styles )
all of these two style breads are kinda chewy ... not so hard not so soft ~
and I like the bread a little bit dry and not oily...
well... they just fit my favorite hahaha
and because I got a coupon of the shop~
so I got one free salad too !! Im lucky !! haha
everything is going with everything perfectly ~
and of course I didnt forget my TABASCO !!!
TABASCO IS A IMPORTANT SAUCE FOR ME when I having a meal or something ... !!
I cannot have a meal without that !! ( kinda crazy and unbelievable )
um... that like that serious... but as long as I could get tabasco...
I definitely wanna get it !!
anyway... I had a nice lunch ~ and felt very happy with that ~
anyone is interested in German food ?!
next time go with me ~!! hahaha ( kidding ^___^" well if we could go together ... )
Monday, October 6, 2008
Another friend's order
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I just cannot resist the sweets ~
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Won’t you do me the right way
When you talk to me it strikes me
Was it something that I did
You know I’m hoping you’ll sing along
Although it’s not your favorite song
And when you do you need a friend
But baby that’s the best of me
Everything’s behind you
But the hopeless signs beside you
I’m living in the moment
Have I wasted all your time
And I hate the thought of finally being erased
And I hate the thought of finally being erased
Friday, September 26, 2008
they packaged them with a cute paper bag ( love it )
sandwish is good as well ~ if you r hungry and wanna have something salty you could order that !
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
When you sleep well, you're in peak operating condition.
The resulting chemical glitches will put you on the fast track for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even obesity.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
this is his second time visiting Taiwan ~ and he havent been to 九份 so I took him to there which is a lovely place indeed~ just the weather wasnt that nice ...!! ><" but its okey ~ we still enjoyed being there ~ here are some pictures there ~ ( delicious food as well LOL )
Friday, August 29, 2008
"Think about the effect of someone peeling an orange in a stuffy train carriage... it instantly RECHARGE THE AIR !! "
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tips for Chocolate Lovers
■ Choose dark chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70%.
■ Enjoy chocolate in small portions a few times a week. An ounce or two is a sensible serving.
■ Check the label. Avoid chocolate made with palm or coconut oils or any oil that has been hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated.
■ Don't drink milk with your chocolate. Studies show that milk may inhibit the body's ability to absorb the antioxidants.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
→ Bananas -- They’re practically a sleeping pill in a peel. In addition to a bit of soothing melatonin and serotonin, bananas contain magnesium, a muscle relaxant.→ Chamomile tea -- Chamomile is a staple of bedtime tea blends because of its mild sedating effect, which makes it the perfect natural antidote for restless minds and bodies.→ Warm milk -- It’s not a myth. Milk has some tryptophan, an amino acid that has a sedative-like effect, and calcium, which helps the brain use tryptophan. Plus, there’s the psychological throwback to infancy, when a warm bottle meant "relax, everything’s fine."→ Honey -- Drizzle a little in your warm milk or herb tea. Lots of sugar is stimulating, but a little glucose tells your brain to turn off orexin, a recently discovered neurotransmitter that’s linked to alertness.→ Potatoes -- A small baked spud won’t overwhelm your gastrointestinal tract as it clears away acids that can interfere with yawn-inducing tryptophan. To up the soothing effect, mash the potato with warm milk.→ Oatmeal -- Oats are a rich source of sleep-inviting melatonin, and a small bowl of warm cereal with a splash of maple syrup is cozy -- and if you’ve got the munchies, it’s filling, too.→ Almonds -- A handful of these heart-healthy nuts can send you snoozing because they contain both tryptophan and a nice dose of muscle-relaxing magnesium.→ Whole-wheat bread -- A slice of toast with your tea and honey will release insulin, which helps tryptophan get to your brain, where it’s converted to serotonin and quietly murmurs "time to sleep."→ Turkey -- It’s the best-known source of tryptophan, credited with all those Thanksgiving naps. But that’s actually modern folklore. Tryptophan works when your stomach’s basically empty rather than overstuffed and when there are some carbs around rather than tons of protein. But put a lean slice or two on some whole-wheat bread midevening and you’ve got one of the best sleep-inducers in your kitchen.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
my friend Sammi bought me two pack of stroopwafel...
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 pound unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 rounded tablespoon ground cinnamon (...don't even be tempted to use less)
3 cups flour (...more or less, depending on other moisture in the mix)
1-2 eggs (...how small are they? ...how much richer do you want the wafels to taste?) Proof yeast in 3 tablespoons water with 1 teaspoon sugar until bubbly. Beat butter until light, adding sugar, salt and cinnamon. Mix in the yeast mixture, flour and egg(s) and knead or beat well. Set in a warm place for about an hour. It will not look like it's rising much; don't worry. Meanwhile, make the syrup (stroop).
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup Karo light syrup
7/8 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter Heat cinnamon, syrup and sugar on stove and cook slowly until thickened a bit (about 10 minutes).Remove from heat and beat in butter.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
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Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Concord Grape Juice: You've heard about the French Paradox and the health benefits red wine offers. Red wine might not be the ideal way to start off your morning, but you can get the same benefits by drinking a glass of concord grape juice. Concord grape juice ranks the highest in antioxidant activity among 13 juices tested, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in March 2007.
Wild Blueberry Juice: Wild blueberry juice also packs a serious antioxidant punch. The USDA's database of antioxidant values for various foods places blueberry juice at the top of the list among more than a dozen juices tested, and wild blueberries have been shown to have even more antioxidant capacity than cultivated blueberries. Blueberries also have anti-inflammatory properties.
Cranberry Juice: A new study from Tufts University and Boston University suggests that two servings of light cranberry juice cocktail can increase artery dilation and blood flow immediately after consumption because of the natural flavonoids cranberry juice contains. The study also suggests that cranberries may have beneficial effects on cholesterol, blood pressure, and the prevention of blood clots, all risk factors for heart disease. Since cranberries are naturally tart, most cranberry juice products are indeed "juice cocktail" with added sugar. Choose "non added sugar" juice if possible.
Fortified Orange Juice: If you prefer to stick with the old stand-by - OJ - look for a kind that'd fortified with calcium, or plant sterols, which help lower cholesterol. There are many different options available, so shop around until you find an orange juice that packs maximum nutritional punch while getting your morning off to a sunny start.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Olvera Street is the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, otherwise known as El Pueblo Historic Monument. The colorful village features 27 historic buildings with a traditional Mexican style plaza area. Wander around the marketplace and shop for souvenirs including handcrafted , Mexican wares which are typical of old Mexico.
Stroll through this beautiful street and stop for the popular taquitos or tacos at the outdoor cafes. Olvera Street also offers a variety of traditional authentic Mexican cuisine, with delicious enchiladas, mole and other native dishes.
On weekends you can enjoy outdoor entertainment by strolling bollero musicians, Mariachis music and performances by Aztec Indians and folkloric dancing.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
anyway... now I just wanna sleep for couple of hours ...
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Body image is a person's opinions, thoughts, and feelings about his or her own body and physical appearance. Having a positive body image means feeling pretty satisfied with the way you look, appreciating your body for its capabilities and accepting its imperfections. Body image is part of someone's total self-image. So how you feel about your body can affect how you feels about yourself. If you get too focused on not liking the way you look,
Some people think they need to change how they look or act to feel good about themselves. But actually all you need to do is change the way you see your body and how you think about yourself.
If there are things about yourself that you want to change and can (such as how fit you are), do this by making goals for yourself. For example, if you want to get fit, make a plan to exercise every day and eat nutritious foods. Then keep track of your progress until you reach your goal. Meeting a challenge you set for yourself is a great way to boost self-esteem!