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selina - Friday Jan 27, 2012
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Good morning!

I just came back from delivering daughter to the bus stop and am so surprised at the odd high temperatures outdoors: 63 degrees at 6.30 am in January.  I wore my usual heavy coat over my pajamas and started getting sweaty...Crazy weather! 

I made chili with ground turkey, yesterday, but just could not eat it.  I'll try it again today.  Husband loved it, though.   I ended up eating chicken noodle soup with added veggies (okra) which reminded me of childhood :) I found okra at the store and thought that it would taste good, and I was right.  I think I like bland foods now, which is odd because I'd always liked spicy and hot before.   

Exercise went well with one hour of nordic track bike at home (worked up a sweat,) while reading a book on Andrew Wyeth.  Fascinating artist.

Overall, the day went very well with exercising and eating moderately.  

Cheers to all!

Food yesterday: oatmeal with raisins, 2 coffees, 1/2 tuna fish sandwich, apple,  almonds, chicken noodle soup with veggies. lots of water


Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/27/2012:
I just checked and it's supposed to be almost 50 up here today, crazy! All your foods sound great yesterday. I have some ground turkey I need to make over the weekend, maybe I'll see if my boys will eat chili :) Have a good one!

V on 01/27/2012:
Nice weather today Selina :) Maybe the weekend will be just as warm! Have a wonderful weekend.

sweetpea1977 on 01/27/2012:
Nice weather! Sounds like its warmer up there than it is down here. Its currently 45, dreary and windy. But its supposed to be sunny with a high of 56 by this afternoon. The weekend is supposed to be sunny as well.

Enjoy your weekend!

liza36 on 01/27/2012:
Today is crazy weather for sure. Turkey chili sounds so good, it's a shame you couldn't enjoy it. But you had a great alternative. Have a great day.

moogy on 01/27/2012:
We are strange creatures, my daughter can no longer eat pork after the birth of the angel, she says it just turns her off. Hasn't turned her of bacon though, which is apparently from a different aniamal altogether:) LOL Maybe your taste buds will adjust and return to 'normal' after a while:) Glad you had a good day selina:)

selina - Thursday Jan 26, 2012
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Good morning!

The oatmeal that I cooked yesterday turned out pretty good, although I changed the recipe a bit due to lack of cherries - I used raisins, instead.  Also, I did not use the sweetener - I thought that the sweetness of the raisins was just enough for my palate.  I'm glad I tried the steel cut oatmeal - I like the taste and the crunchy texture when compared with the flattened oatmeal. 

For dinner, I cooked pork (pan fried with a few drops of olive oil, garlic), steamed green beans, cucumber salad and baked yams.  The yams tasted divine, even without the added butter, and reminded me of my mother-in-law who baked yams for us around Christmas time when we came to visit... great memories!   By the way, if you want to save energy when baking yams, microwave them until almost done (about 10 minutes for big yams) before putting them in the oven for 10 more minutes.  It takes over one hour to cook if you don't microwave them first.

I cleaned the house, yesterday.  Not fun, but it's nice to have the house nice and clean even though we are not expecting guests....

At the gym, I found the stretcher equipment (I saw someone using it and had an aha moment)  and I find it really nice!  I shall use it again next time after I'm finished with the weights and exercise.  If I use it right, it's perfect for my frozen shoulder issues.  I worked so hard, yesterday that I need to take aleve today.

So, yesterday was a very good day eating moderately and exercising - I feel I'm slowly coming back to life.

Thank you all for your support!

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/26/2012:
Your meals sound yummy and healthy. Have a great day!

V on 01/26/2012:
Great job Selina :) I have become a big fan of stretching after workouts too :)

sweetpea1977 on 01/26/2012:
Nice job selina. You are getting your groove back!!

Umpqua on 01/26/2012:
Great work and your dinner sounds super yummy!

hollybelle on 01/26/2012:
Good job on everything. Now, what is the stretcher equipment? I have an inversion table I use to stretch my back and it really helps.

legcramps on 01/26/2012:
You did great yesterday!

Maria7 on 01/26/2012:
Sounds like you are doing really well...hope you have a good day today and your Hubby is feeling much better. :-)

moogy on 01/26/2012:
I have never thought of this before but of course, the same method would apply to roasting potatoes as well!! Duh! Sometimes someone just has to turn on the light. Thank you selina:) That stretcher equipment sounds great, love a good stretch:)

selina - Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Good morning!

I went to bed so late last night and had to get up early to walk daughter to the bus stop.   It's so dark outside at 6.30am and there was a notice from the school saying that a stranger tried to coax a girl into his car 1/2 a mile from our house.  I don't know how much of that is true, but I'm not taking chances - I walk with her to the bus stop every morning.

I spent 1 and 1/2 hrs at the gym yestrday doing the bike and weight machines.  My arms feel sore this morning but I feel I can mov e the bad arm a little more - I think.  Tonight, I will spend some time in the gym again.

I made seaweed and cucumber salad yesterday - it tasted bitter, but still good.  I ended up eating pasta - not bitter at all.  Is my body telling me something I don't know? Anyway, I'll try oatmeal today - I saw the recipe that Biscotti reposted (thank you!) from La femme loca and I happen to have most of the ingredients in my pantry.   It's cooking at this very moment on the stove top.  I got rid of my slow cooker, so I hope the stove top will do.


Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

supercheese on 01/25/2012:
Does seaweed taste good? Hm...ive only had some in sushi but i don't think it tasted too bad....Oatmeal is my #1 choice for breakfast so I hope you like it!

V on 01/25/2012:
Yeah you can never be too careful about the weirdos..Have a good day Selina <3

Umpqua on 01/25/2012:
Great job at the gym! I love seaweed in sushi but I have not had any luck with it at home. I've always wanted to make my own veggie rolls and I have the roller, I just need to work up the courage to do it. Have a good one!

legcramps on 01/25/2012:
Have you tried dehydrated seaweed? My favorite snack, though I can't get it here :(

WII on 01/25/2012:
When I had my ovaries removed in 2007 I went into forced menopause,and yes..it does do weird things to the body. I CAN TOTALLY SYMPATHIZE!!! And don't worry..you'll say lots of things you can't believe you are saying to people LOL (((hug))) take care of yourself!

sweetpea1977 on 01/25/2012:
Great job at the gym!!!

moogy on 01/25/2012:
Hi Selina, sorry you are having issues not only with your greens but also protecting your daughter. I think I am going through menopause, no symptoms apart from I am unusually tired and of course no TOM for getting on for four months. I will get my hormones checked next time I am at the doctor's.:)

selina - Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Hello all!

When I was a child, up to age 13, I disliked the taste of most vegetables.  I was a very slim child because my mom never allowed sweets and unhealthy foods in the house - she is the most health conscious mom that I know.   Once I hit puberty,  I started eating all kinds of vegetables and fruits - they tasted great and I never understood why I had disliked them so much.  More recently, I started to notice that I don't like eating the same foods that I disliked consuming as a child (green leafs, brocoli, everything green really) as they have a bitter taste and unpleasant flavor.  The aftertaste is even worse - the only reason I eat them, really, is because I know they are supposed to be good for me. And because I cook them for my family, I might as well have some.  So there, I hit menopause big time.  Be aware that menopause does weird things to your body.  Things like changing one's taste buds and shrinking one's ovaries.  And I kid you not - I was just told by the doctor that my ovaries are shrunk and that's to be expected of a person my age undergoing menopause.   I was so depressed having shrunken ovaries and did not even have the heart to tell my husband - how does one tell these things to one's husband? "Hi honey, the doctor told me that now that I'm old, I have shrunken ovaries!" ?   And I can't believe I'm telling you all!  Why the doctor told me that is beyond me - I can't see my ovaries, nobody can seee them.  Why does she bother telling me that?  Maybe she was just talking out loud when she was doing the ultrasound...  Anyway, I had never heard of that before, so it shocked me out of my socks!  


I am going to the gym this evening when I drop off my daughter at dance.  I have been good at exercising.  My issue is with foods.  I think I'm going to start writing down my foods again - after I finish eating the biscotti that I bought yesterday at Whole Foods. The biscotti does not seem to taste bitter and does not seem to leave an awlful aftertaste in my mouth... 

At least, now I know why I was such a picky eater when I was a kid.  TASTE BUDS CHANGE.





Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

supercheese on 01/24/2012:
oh yes taste buds change. I have noticed that when I was a kid I hated eating yogurt, spinach, tuna, and carrots. Now, I eat these foods plus foods I didn't like almost every single day. I find it kinda cool!

V on 01/24/2012:
Have fun at the gym today Selina <3

Umpqua on 01/24/2012:
So true about the taste buds, I feel like mine are constantly changing. And that gives me hope that my 3-year-old will continue adding new veggies to his list of approved foods haha. Your doctor could have been a little more tactful ;P Have a good one and hugs to you!

legcramps on 01/24/2012:
Have a good day!

grannyannie on 01/24/2012:
I didn't like many veggies until I was an adult. Agree, writing down everything you eat is a good idea. It keeps me on track. I never noticed that my taste buds changed with menopause, but then that was nearly 20 years ago! (I was only 40!)

hollybelle on 01/24/2012:
Oh, honey shrunken ovaries are the least of my troubles since menopause - it's not fun, but one does adjust. Did you doc say anything about being ready for hormones? I need to get some, I can tell you that! Maybe I'll make an appointment soon.

biscottibody59 on 01/24/2012:
Glad you made this entry--hang in there! Mustard greens (fresh) are my fave of the moment. They have to be well-cooked or they're a little bitter. It all goes away though with the cooking and then I add a splash or three of vinegar. Goooood eating!

To me menopause is a supreme BIT*H! I'll take 10 puberty phases--haha--to my one menopause phase:-) If I could have killed menopause I would have, and then none of us would have to go through it. But that's just me!

ps I haven't had a change in tastebuds, but I had some other food sensitivities that cropped up (had none before, ever). These have changed from time to time recently as well. I'm sure that menopause has contributed to the list of health issues I've had over the last 3 or so years. I had no complaints for years before that. Lucky or menopause--I don't really know how much of which it involves to be honest.

sweetpea1977 on 01/24/2012:
I agree, taste buds change! I cant wait for my boys' taste buds to catch up with mine. They have such a bland diet right now!

Enjoy your gym time!!

Maria7 on 01/24/2012:
Yep...definitely..as we age, our taste changes. When I was growing up, I disliked okra but after I got grown, I ate some that had been coated in flour and fried and LOVED it. :-D

selina - Monday Jan 23, 2012
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Hello Everyone! 

It's been dificult for me to get back to my normal routine of sleeping, eating and exercising - Husband is still home since the beginning of December (or was it mid-december?) after his surgery.  He now basically works from home, on the phone and online...   I guess I'm waiting for him to get back to work so that I can get on with my life....  The reason I can't get going with my life with him around the house is beyond me.  Is it because the TV is always on? (I hate those TV shows about the Alaskan Gold rush,  vintage car auctions, WWII back/white air battle footages) Or, is it the fact that I have to fix him breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks, when normally when I'm home alone I barely spend time preparing food for me during the day?   Meanwhile, I've been putting on some weight - a few pounds.  The truth is, I have been exercising (twice/three times a week) but I don't have my heart in it.  However, if I miss my gym and physiotheraphy, my left arm starts freezing on me again and I have horrible pains.    Exercising my arm is painful, too, but I have to do it if I don't want to end up with a worthless arm.  So, basically, I feel bummed out and depressed.  Good news is that my mammogram came back negative to all things bad (yay)

On the work front, I suppose I can't complain too much, as I have been painting like there's no tomorrow.

I hope everyone is doing well.  Cheers! 


Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

supercheese on 01/23/2012:
Hope you can come around the pain and find something new to work on!! Your husband sounds like mine with the shows lol. Hope you have a good day!

Umpqua on 01/23/2012:
Good news on your mammogram! I hope you can find some inspiration to get into the groove with exercising!

liza36 on 01/23/2012:
I can imagine it would be difficult to maintain your normal schedule with another person around that you have to tend to. Hope he recovers well, and you can get back to YOU!

biscottibody59 on 01/23/2012:
I'm sorry to hear you're bummed out--hang in there!

At least you've got the painting. I hope the shoulder isn't keeping you from doing what you need/want to do.

Keep posting, daily if possible!

Maria7 on 01/23/2012:
Re: tv always on...it MUST be a GUY-THING...same around here...and there are '2' guys here (counting Brother)...and only one me, who LOVES QUIET...hang in there...I even baked a german chocolate cake yesterday...have some???

sweetpea1977 on 01/23/2012:
Wow, you have been busy! I hope things settle down soon so you can get back to your routine!

V on 01/23/2012:
Good news indeed on the mammogram :) I hope you get a little alone time Selina <3 I am sure it is hard since your hubby was always on the go..Anyhoo I hope you get your grrove back and if you are an early morning person, perhaps get a workout in before he gets up?? I miss you.Take care and I hope to see some of your latest paintings soon :)

selina - Friday Jan 06, 2012
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Good morning and Happy New Year to all!  Thank you Maria and Biscotti for stoping by and for the good wishes for the New Year!


I've been doing rather well, despite Hubby's medical issues due to his skiing accidented leg - so much drama, ugh.   Finally he had a third surgery to have it fixed - this time he had a full hip replacement surgery in the beginning of December and is already walking rather well with the help of a crutch.   He was into his third week of recovery when Christmas came, and you know how busy one gets around Christmas time!  Anyway, it was WONDERFUL to have guests (relatives) for 2 nights over Christmas.   It was a nice change after some rather depressing times alone with hubby who was especially moody and in pain.  Anyway, all is well.  Right now he is walking rather normally, but still has a physical therapist who come to our house 3 times a week.  I think this is going to be the last week, though.


Daughter is doing great - she got straight As last quarter, as usual, and is loving her first year of high school.  She dances 3 times a week and is a happy child, always smilling.  I'm a lucky mommy, and I know it!


As for myself, my weight has been more or less unchanged.  Probably a little lower than what I have posted, we'll see.  I'm not ready yet to come back to posting on a regular basis but I'll get there.  However, I do realize that I need to get serious and more enthusiastic about weight loss... 


I went to the doctor and he told me I needed surgery (bursitis) but when I went for a second opinion, I was told I have frozen shoulder, aka 50-year-old-shoulder,  and all I need is physiotheraphy.   Which is better than surgery, of course, but what a shock to learn that my shoulder is older than myself! LOL!  So, I have been going to theraphy for this dumb shoulder that decided to freeze on me. :(  I have been painting on a regular basis, though, which is good for my mental health.  This month,  one of my watercolors was chosen for our art league's juried exhibition, yay for me! 


This year is going to be a busy one - this summer we are moving again, this time to the Am embassy in Tokyo.   This is great for hubby who is going to retire after our post there.   Great expectations!  It's sad to leave the area and my friends, though, for I have grown to love it here... 


I hope you are all well, looking forward to a GREAT New Year!   Stay well and stay in touch! Selina

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

V on 01/06/2012:
Hey Selina :) I have missed you! I bet you are super excited to move to Tokyo!! Congrats on one of your paintings being selected. you are so talented :) Take care, don't be a stranger!!

grannyannie on 01/06/2012:
Sorry about your hub's accident! Sound like life is good overall though.

Umpqua on 01/06/2012:
Good to see a post for you and I'm glad to hear hubby is on the mend. I've heard such wonderful things about Japan, very exciting for you. Take care!

biscottibody59 on 01/06/2012:
Woman, you've been at it--or it's been at you is more like it;-) I kinda think it's prudent any more to get a second opinion. Too many medical horror stories--yikes!

Glad to see an entry!

moogy on 01/06/2012:
Hi Selina, I was thinking about you on and off over the past couple of days:) I am glad that your husband sounds as if finally he is moving forward and has a solution to a bad year with his leg, daughter sounds as if she is enjoying life (always a joy!) Exciting news about the move but I would miss that lovely home and green spacious area you have to walk in. You will miss that I am sure. So lovely to hear from you:)

Maria7 on 01/07/2012:
Wow...lots going on with you...glad your Hubby is doing better and sorry to read that he had been going through so much...happy to read about your Daughter doing so well...sorry to hear about your shoulder...is it the one on the side of the hand you paint or do not paint with or do you hold your paints in one hand and paint with the other? (Curious.) I took my Mom some markers and a picture already drawn she can color when she feels like it, today. She has really been going through a very hard, painful time. Be glad when you are back on here often. Looking forward to Tokyo photos! :-D

liza36 on 01/09/2012:
I've missed you, and glad to see you post. I'm glad your husband seems to be doing better as well as your shoulder. Tokyo sounds like an exciting place, but I know how moving like that can be. Hope you come back and post again soon.Happy New Year!

moogy on 01/10/2012:
I was just thinking that there might be a niche market for your art in Tokyo! Wouldn't that be wonderful, Selina, international artiste!! You are a wonderful artist:) Love the idea of the nightime views from up high, all that neon, fabulous:)

hollybelle on 01/10/2012:
Welcome back. Good to see your post.

Maria7 on 01/10/2012:
Hope you are feeling better. :-)

Maria7 on 01/13/2012:
Hoping to read another one of your entries soon. Miss ya! :-)

selina - Monday Sep 26, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Hello all!  I hope you are all doing well!

I took my brother-in-law and his wife to the airport early this afternoon, which means that from now on, I'll have more time to do my own thing, my paintings, my exercising, my dieting.  However, I did enjoy their company and I already miss them...

This morning, I went to the gym  and did 10 min eliptical and 1 hr  yoga.   I'm also done  with the dentist (a new crown) and should be ok in that department for the next year, I hope.

Last night, when I was already in bed, my husband saw a racoon in our back yard.  He said that he looked cute, came up to the window/door and looked in the house.  He said the racoon looked like a bandit, wearing a mask.  I hope he comes back again tonight, I'm considering staying up late and leaving some cat food outside - I want to see his face :)





Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

moogy on 09/26/2011:
I am glad you enjoyed their visit but we missed you and will be glad to have you back. Cheeky racoon!!

V on 09/26/2011:
Missed you Selina!!! I hope all is well in your world..I am not a fan of raccoons but I hope you get to see him/her?? LOl Have a good one :)

shams on 10/20/2011:
times when i write my food menu this way, i can go back when i was eating well and what i was eating. only times when i did that not every time. have a nice day

Maria7 on 12/03/2011:
You've been gone from DD a long time...is everything ok? Hope so! Miss ya! :-D Maria

Maria7 on 01/01/2012:
Happy new year! :-)

biscottibody59 on 01/05/2012:
Hope 2012 is good to you and yours--take care of yourself!

selina - Friday Sep 16, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Good morning!

I've been doing very well this week: went to yoga once and cardio/weights workout twice.  Slowly but surely.

I've been reading this series of books by Stieg Larsson, a Sweedish author.  I think he's brilliant! 

My brother in law and his wife are coming to visit this weekend, from Oregon.  We are excited about it in anticipation.  

Have a good day, everyone! 

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

glycrina on 09/16/2011:
OMG! Steig Larsson is brilliant. I haven't read Girl Who kicked the Hornet's Nest yet because I am waiting for it in paperback and I don't want the series to end. Girl who played with Fire was SOOOO freggin good, I didn't sleep until I finished it! (ok that was an exaggeration but I did spend a lot of time in the bathroom at work to read it . . . LOL)

V on 09/16/2011:
Hey Selina :) I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family :)

Umpqua on 09/16/2011:
Great job with the exercise and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

grannyannie on 09/16/2011:
Well done on the yoga and workouts. Enjoy the visit with your family.

legcramps on 09/16/2011:
Good job!

I read a couple of his books too, and I just recently watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I loved the movie almost as much as the book!

liza36 on 09/16/2011:
Nice job on the exercise. Enjoy your out-of-town family.

glycrina on 09/16/2011:
yea, I rented the first two movies (they were in Swedish with subtitles and they were REALLY good!). they are going to make an English version too. I still haven't read the third book . . . I pick it up and read a little everytime I am at the bookstore but I am waiting for my library to get it.

moogy on 09/16/2011:
Slowly and surely is the best way Selina. Sounds like a lovely weekend, lots of love and laughter. Nice:)

biscottibody59 on 09/16/2011:
Really good job with the activity/effort this week! Have a good weekend too:-)

V on 09/16/2011:
Very funny Selina ;)

Maria7 on 09/18/2011:
Hope you are having a nice visit with your Brother in law and his Wife. :-D

~WI~ on 09/20/2011:
Hope you are enjoying your visit with family! YAY!

selina - Monday Sep 12, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Good morning!

I had the best weekend ever!  It started earlier on Friday when my brother-in-law, who was in town for work, came over for dinner and stayed for the weekend.  On Saturday, the rest of the clan came to join us (sister-in-law, nephew, nephew's wife and their baby daughter) and in the evening I had even more guests for dinner (my friends who were here last week.)  Our townhome was full of noise and laughter and we all had a terrific time!  We cooked and ate together and I had a lot of help from everyone:  everyone loves cooking (except for my hubby, who only knows how to boil water) and I just went along with everyone. Fortunately, although  I didn't take photos (I always forget) my daughter was having fun with her cousin's fancy camera and took the following.  I was wishing she had taken more of the yummy food..... 




Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/12/2011:
That sounds like a wonderful weekend! Great photos, and your kitty looks like my late Sunny :) I absolutely love your table, I know I've said it before but you have gorgeous tastes!

biscottibody59 on 09/12/2011:
Very nice--sounds like a great party:-)

Hope your week goes your way!

liza36 on 09/12/2011:
I love the pictures, especially the cat. I'm partial to cats, and I have 2 and one of them is all black. Sounds like you had a lovely dinner party with friends and family. Have a great Monday.

V on 09/12/2011:
Nice China!!! That is a really good shot of Selina :)

moogy on 09/12/2011:
Lovely to have made such good memories. You will no doubt have this one filed away to bring out for the rest of your life. Friends and family the real joys of life.:)

Maria7 on 09/12/2011:
What very BEAUTIFUL photos! Your Daughter is really good with the camera (like her Mom!). The beans look enticing. That bowl is gorgeous. And that must be Selena the cat lying there so serenely. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like you had a busy, happy weekend! Get some rest if needed but you sound like you are doing real well. :-D

thinkpositive on 09/13/2011:
A lovely weekend and pictures to remember the good times.

selina - Wednesday Sep 07, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 172.0

Good morning!

Don't you just love sleeping in with the windows wide open, listening to the sound of the rain!  The weather is perfect around my part of the country: rain and temps in the 60's.  Getting up before 5 am, for two days in a row has been hard, especially when the weather is this nice...   The good thing is that I can always go back to bed after seeing my daughter off to school.  By the way, she loves high school and is so enthusiastic about it!  I wasn't worried about it, however, it's always a bonus to find her so positive and upbeat about her  new school...

So, I did go back to the gym yesterday after dropping daughter off at her 1 and 1/2 hr ballet class. I did 40 min of elliptical, 20 minutes of weight machines and 30 minutes of treadmill.  Yay for me!  It's nice to be back to the gym and feel the sweat coming down one's back....  it felt really nice and healthy.   Also, my friend (the one in yesterday's entry) re-started physical therapy yesterday, in this country.  They are still living in a hotel while they get their house ready to move in - so much needs to be adapted for her and that will take months!  Eventually, they will live only 10 minutes away from my house.

Eating went perfectly well all day but it went badly at dinner time, when we returned from gym.  I was famished and tired...

Plans for today include healthy eating and more gym.   I'm getting my mind trained for yoga tomorrow...  

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 37 lbs to go!

KayBee on 09/07/2011:
Ohhh, I hear you on that, I love the sound of the rain, too. I even like to work when it's raining outside! I hated rain because of my cancelled tennis trainings though. This year it will be different, the pool is covered. LOL...

liza36 on 09/07/2011:
Nice job getting back to the gym. Enjoy yoga!

Umpqua on 09/07/2011:
That's great that your daughter is enjoying her new school. We're having similar weather here and it's a welcome change from the heat and humidity. Great job with the exercise!

~WI~ on 09/07/2011:
Yes i do enjoy it! In fact, it is raining out today and I almost didnt want to go to work LOL. Congratunations on the gym and i know exactly what you mean about being hungry after the gym. Have a great day!

moogy on 09/07/2011:
Indeed yay for you, good going selina. Getting back in a routine will really help (she says who has no routine at all at the moment!). I am glad your daughter has fitted into her new school. It is always a worry! Strange how plans fly out the window when we are really hungry and must eat NOW!!! I hope you have a good day and I am like you just love lying in bed listening to the rain!!:)

V on 09/07/2011:
Great job today Selina!!! :)

thinkpositive on 09/08/2011:
I'm back at the gym myself & it does feel good- for me I can't do it every day- maybe 3-4 days a week to keep me liking it. Glad to hear that your daughter likes her new school .

Maria7 on 09/08/2011:
Good on the gym...however, that's the thing about exercise...it usually does increase appetite...but it is still worth it. :-)

biscottibody59 on 09/09/2011:
Yes, rain--we've had a little over an inch all summer--not good! Glad you're enjoying the cool weather so!

Good to see you're back at the gym--good job! I'm all for changing shoes every 3-6 months depending on how much you've worn them. It's the mid-sole that goes before you can even see much wear on the outer sole (unless you're running many miles per week). It's a shame they don't last for the price, but it's the one thing I've learned that (for me) it doesn't pay me physically to go "cheap" on!

Have a good weekend!

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