LEPETITCHIHUA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEPETITCHIHUA LEPETITCHIHUA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Must read this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273983 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=DANMAR1 </link> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 09:11:28 EST This time I will maintain the weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271709 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=533 </link> <BR> <BR> I can do this. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Share your successes and problems with other members. <BR> <BR> Participate vicariously in the successes of others, and/or let them take part in yours. When you see that others have succeeded or overcome problems you’re struggling with, it’s easier to believe that you can do it too. Likewise, when your story or advice has helped someone else, your self-efficacy... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:40:00 EST Let go of the past! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257544 <BR> <BR> A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?" <BR> <BR> Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. <BR> <BR> She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I h... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:17:39 EST Good day meeting nutrional goals 1234 calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252486 Cheerios Cereal , 1 cup <BR> Milk, nonfat, 1 cup <BR> Strawberries, fresh, 1 cup, <BR> <BR> <BR> Lunch <BR> Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 3 ounces <BR> Romaine Lettuce (salad), 0.5 cup, <BR> Cucumber (peeled), 0.5 cup, <BR> Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.25 cup <BR> Kraft Mayo Light Mayonnaise (Mayo), 2 tbsp <BR> Milk, nonfat, 1 cup <BR> Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal (3/4 cup) <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinner <BR> Mushrooms, fresh, 1 cup <BR> Chicken Breast (cooked), no... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:32:33 EST Eat your beans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248126 I was recently diagnose with high cholesterol, so Here is a link to remind me to eat more beans; <BR> <link>www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=fo<BR>odspice&dbid=88 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Navy beans' contribution to heart health lies not just in their fiber, but in the significant amounts of folate and magnesium these beans supply. Folate helps lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that is an intermediate product in an important metabolic process called the methylation cycle. Eleva... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:57:54 EST Swollen fingers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247707 I noticed that my rings come off on the days I do curves (3 x week) On the other four days of the week they don't come off because of swollen fingers. <BR> <BR> So I am challenging myself to keep moving two straight hours every morning on those non curve days. <BR> <BR> Monday curves <BR> Tuesday keep moving two hours <BR> Wednesday curves <BR> Thursday keep moving two hours <BR> Friday curves <BR> Saturday keep moving two hours <BR> Sunday keep moving two hours <BR> <BR> With this added ... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:54:21 EST Low self esteem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239199 The challenge for February for the Love Your Body, Love Yourself Team was to write a love letter to yourself and I did it! <BR> <BR> It is helping me recognize that I am an awesome person. I still need to remind myself very often because of low self esteem. But I so deserve to like myself! <BR> <BR> I love my kids so much! If I could love myself as much..... I would be in heaven! <BR> <BR> It's not easy to like myself. Because of the dysfunctional family that I grew up in. I know that low... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:34:28 EST I am so angry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219096 <BR> I turned to icecream tonight following a difficult day. With all the snow we are getting this year and our snow removal guy is doing a bad job. I put an end to his contract today and now have to hope to find someone who can do the job properly. <BR> <BR> But just realized that maybe I should have come surf here before having that icecream. So I will try that next time. <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> I can get threw difficult times because I have sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> But that guy makes ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:32:14 EST Met all nutritional needs day 1 and 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213237 Link I want to remember <BR> <BR> <BR> Half and half 2 tbsp <BR> Pear fresh <BR> Coffee 2 cups <BR> Sugar 2 tsp <BR> Cheerios 1 cup <BR> Milk non fat 1 cup <BR> <BR> lunch <BR> Atlantic salmon <BR> Romaine lettuce 4 cups <BR> Raisins <BR> Salade dressing low cal 4 ts <BR> <BR> Dinner <BR> Atlantic salmon <BR> Romaine lettuce 3 cups <BR> Plain yorurt .5 cup <BR> Onion <BR> 1 tsp olive oïl <BR> Lemon slice 2 <BR> Small bread roll 60 cal. <BR> <BR> Snack <BR> 2 tsp sugar <BR> 1tbsp Coco... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:15:38 EST It would be like painting a beautiful painting and then stepping on it at night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208453 I also have a hard time not snacking at night. I do find that when I am working so hard all day to be healthy and feeling so good because I am succeeding. Then I don't want to spoil it at night. <BR> <BR> If I really am hungry at night I will stick a lean cuisine in the microwave, that usually makes me feel much better about myself, having stayed away from junk food. Knowing I add protein and vitamins and not to many calories. <BR> <BR> The more i use the nutrition tracker and work at mee... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:35:20 EST Reminder keep grocery shopping with a list http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208263 Planning my menu and grocery shopping yesterday with my list has really helped me cause now all the ingredients I need are already in my fridge. So this morning I actually prepared dinner! And felt like it! <BR> <BR> I was so stressed when I joined the Official Healthy Cooking Challenge, thinking I could not do it! Well now i'm doing it! <BR> <BR> Love the nutrition tracker I am finally getting all the nutrients and checking the daily totals, it's great! The daily feedback is a great tool... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:38:06 EST motivational for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205055 Here are the best predictors of keeping weight off: <BR> <BR> 1. Longer duration of weight loss maintenance (more than 2 years) <BR> 2. Dietary consistency <BR> 3. Less fast food consumption <BR> 4. Less TV viewing <BR> 5. More frequent breakfast consumption <BR> 6. Lower levels of depressive symptoms and dis-inhibited eating <BR> <BR> Key behaviors associated with weight maintenance are: <BR> <BR> 1. Activity levels of over 200 minutes per week (at least for women in the cited stu... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:24:11 EST big enough to go on the biggest Loser! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203506 Last week saw the christmas pictures for the first time and saw how big I have become! So I have started my journey once again. I have never weighed this much , 198 lbs, and can't believe I could almost be big enough to go on the biggest Loser! <em>198</em> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:30:12 EST Joined curves yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201851 I'm back, again, lol. <BR> <BR> I've been out of the gym and into ice cream for the past year. Put on another 20 pounds. Now 198 pounds. My highest yet. So I know what to do and think I'm very motivated. My goal is; lose a pound a week, Go to curves three times a week, Start doing the Wii and log in my food daily. If I do these I am back on the right road <BR> <BR> I will be following my plan which has helped me lose 80 pounds over the years. Its really just eating healthy and going to th... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:39:27 EST Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2772094 I am having a hard time with this one. I am craving my favorites, ice cream, chocolate and doughnuts. I want to return to this article as often as possible <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep in mind that when you have a craving but are not physically hungry, you must look deeper into why that craving is there. Are you bored? Did you have a stressful day at home or work? Did doughnuts appear in the cafeteria and now all you can think about is eating one (a thought that previously hadn't even crossed your ... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 12:17:05 EST Biggest Loser Wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2676997 We have a new team for Biggest loser Wii. <BR> <BR> Please visit and join the team, ask your questions and share you stories. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=38470 </link> <BR> <BR> Ok team...we are going to start the new year with a little challenge...and get us all started off right with new habits. Do Biggest Loser Wii 15 minutes or more 3 times per week. <BR> <BR> <BR> Who's in? <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 17:37:47 EST I'm back! Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2672649 Wishing you and your families the very best holiday and a healthy, fit and prosperous New Year! <BR> <BR> <BR> I took a break from my weight loss adventure, I ate and ate and got it out of my system. I gained back my 10 pounds lost in may to july. <BR> <BR> But I am back nice and strong, I will return to 163 pounds like in July! <BR> <BR> Program; <BR> Mixture of Wii biggest loser, <BR> Wii EA Sports <BR> Wii fitness Plus <BR> Stationary bike <BR> And walking the dogs! <link>www.sp... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:19:45 EST June lost 3 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2189105 June Workout minutes: Pledge 840 minutes <BR> Start weight: 165 <BR> Start BF%: <BR> <BR> <BR> 6/01 - 50 minutes (30 Curves & 20 EA Sports Active) <BR> 6/02 - 20 minutes Ea active <BR> 6/03 - 60 minutes (30 Curves & 30 walk) <BR> 6/04 - 20 minutes Ea active <BR> 6/05 - 30 minutes Curves <BR> 6/06 - rest <BR> Weekly Total: 180 minutes <BR> <BR> 6/07 - rest <BR> 6/08 - 30 minutes curves <BR> 6/09 - 30 minutes walk <BR> 6/10 - 60 minutes (30 curves and 30 min walk) <BR> 6/11 - 3... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 10:56:41 EST pet store animals come from puppy mills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2134197 Please do not buy pets from pet stores, please <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> I am also like you amazed that people still dont know what they are doing when they buy from a pet store. I advise people all the time and get the same response that you got. I also ask people to buy supplies from stores that do not sell animals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ---------- FLUSTERED wrote: ---------- <BR> Hi, <BR> <BR> I just was going into the mall Saturday with my Mom and saw a woman come outside and set this... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 17:04:02 EST should i exchange Curves for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2122901 Curves is working for me but costing 60$CND a month. I am wondering if I should just buy the Wii fit for 100$CND one time and cancel Curves. <BR> <BR> Will I be as successful with the fit as with curves? Will the fit build muscles like my curves gym does? <BR> <BR> I have just started the wii active and love it. So really thinking of adding the fit. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone, <BR> Pat <em>244</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 12:36:31 EST Changing habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2119414 Changing habits, one little thing at a time. And it soon becomes a habit. <BR> <BR> I found my first month the most difficult but now my second month things are becoming a habit..... I don't have to fight with myself somuch. <BR> <BR> The First month challenges were to not go to the fast food drive thru. I had had the habit every time I got in the car to go to a fast food drive thru. <BR> <BR> Miracle.... I don't think about it any more! <BR> <BR> The first month was so hard every ti... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 11:27:14 EST Doing quite a bit of exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2106736 Doing quite a bit of exercise and that is a very good thing. It has improved how I feel, both physically and mentally. It is a great feeling!! <BR> <BR> My first month fitness plans were; <BR> Three times a week at curves and one two mile walk with my Boxer. <BR> <BR> This month I have added the Wii game EA Sports which I will be doing 5 days a week for 20 minutes. I was very nervous and scared of committing these extra 20 minutes 5 days! Scared of failing! <BR> <BR> But if it is all... Sat, 30 May 2009 10:46:25 EST Wii EA sports active personal trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2102490 Wow I had never played the Wii but was tempted after watching a demo on the Wii website. My son was kind enough to install his Wii in my living room. Now that is encouragement! <link>www.easportsactive.com/home.action </link> <BR> <BR> I tried it today and I love it! My favorite is the boxing. I am really looking forward to playing every day. I started the 30 day challenge its really fun! I also broke a sweat and burned 108 calories in 20 minutes. It was really easy to follow. <BR> <... Thu, 28 May 2009 19:35:18 EST I want to eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2079303 I want to eat alot of junkfood today. I just want all my favorites, chocolat , icecream, chips all of it now! Wed, 20 May 2009 16:45:52 EST What Does 300 Calories Really Look Like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2059624 It is amazing how fast calories can add up! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1260 </link> Wed, 13 May 2009 17:07:18 EST one day menu biggest loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2048438 from Cheryl Forberg, the nutritionist for NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser. <BR> <BR> <BR> We generate a calorie "budget" for each contestant based on body composition testing and a physical exam. Those calorie budgets range from approximately 1,100 for a smaller woman to 2,400 for a big guy. <BR> <BR> Here is a sample 1,500 calorie menu from our new book. <BR> From The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today! <BR> Li... Sat, 9 May 2009 20:31:21 EST Help from Jillian Biggest loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2048422 1. Avoid dangerous situations. STOP driving by the doughnut shop on your way to work. When you go out to dinner, ask the waiter not to bring bread to your table. <BR> <BR> 2. Get a hobby. Start taking your dog on longer walks. Fix up your attic. By focusing on positive activities, you'll find yourself becoming more relaxed, happier, and thinner! <BR> <BR> 3. Curb mindless eating. Don't eat while standing up, and don't skip meals. Brush your teeth after every meal and snack. Food never seem... Sat, 9 May 2009 20:22:38 EST I go to the extreme...It's all or nothing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2025108 I have lost 40lbs twice and am on my third time. So obviously i know how to lose the wait .......I have done it twice! <BR> <BR> My problem is that once I reach my perfect weight , I return to junk food., <BR> <BR> Maybe this time I will stay reasonable and consume reasonable amounts of junk. Being reasonable ....boy that sounds odd! <BR> <BR> I'm more of an abuser. I go to the extreme. It's all or nothing. <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>198</em> <em>33</em> <em>9</em> <em>4</em>... Sat, 2 May 2009 10:03:12 EST My major Motivation points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2013559 My Major Motivation Points <BR> <BR> Personal Appearance: I want to: <BR> <BR> •Fit into that dress •Look younger <BR> •Wear a swim suit on the beach •Firm up what I have <BR> •Look better naked! •Have my clothes fit better <BR> <BR> <BR> Health & Fitness: I want to: <BR> <BR> •Have more energy •Climb stairs without being winded <BR> •Feel and be stronger •Bring down my cholesterol <BR> <BR> <BR> Friends, Family and Social Life: I want to: <BR> <BR> •Stick around to s... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:20:29 EST love this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2003014 I love the nutrition calculator. It really helps to make sure we are eating enough and covering our needs. It allows me to make up my own menu, Great! <em>304</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/8/b582302315.jpg"> Fri, 24 Apr 2009 14:33:50 EST