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selina - Saturday Feb 12, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 170.0

Good morning!  It's so nice to be able to sleep in on Saturday!

Last night I went back to the gym while daughter was in dance class and I did 45 min of eliptical and 30 min of weights.  As I had been at the gym in the morning for the yoga, it turned out to be a fitness oriented day, after all. 

Eating was not so good, though.  I just felt mouth hunger all evening long and ended up eating a lot.  No bother, I shall do better today. 

I've trying to get white house tour tkts (as well as tkts for the capitol, bureau of engraving, supreme court an kennedy center)for when my sister comes to visit,  through my congressman (that's the only way you can get white house tickets) and have submitted my request on line.  Although they say they can't guarantee them, I'm really hoping hard they can get them for me.  It's been so long I took the tour and I'd love to go back there with my favorite sister while my favorite president is in power.

Husband is still awayand will be away for another week - it means that he'll miss Valentines day with us :(   I went to Macy's yesterday and bought daughter her valentines day gift and already gave it to her: Chloe perfume.  She loves it! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 35 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/12/2011:
Great job with the exercise today. Perhaps the extra calorie intake was truly needed, since you've been really active the last two days.

I got to tour the White House in either '94 or '95 at Christmastime. It was pretty easy to get in back then. I I hope you're congressman gives you tickets. It pretty neat! I love the Capitol building and the Kennedy Center too. I saw the play "Titanic" there. Awesome! One place I really loved was the Holocaust Museum. And of course the Smithsonian. Drool! I cant wait until the kids are old enough to appreciate a trip to DC. I always loved them, but of course, Im a little bias since I was born there. :)

You and hubby could always celebrate V day once he gets back. There are no rules on when to celebrate such a commercialized holiday anyway. :)

devine1 on 02/12/2011:
Thanks for your encouragement. Wishing you the best.

moogy on 02/12/2011:
I hope you get your tickets, that would be exciting for your sister. Good job with the exercise there girlfriend!! You rock!

V on 02/12/2011:
Happy Valentine's day :)

selina - Friday Feb 11, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 170.0

Yesterday was such a bad day for me, I just couldn't snap out of it, after the doctor's visit and outcome.  I ended up not going to the gym, as I felt downright depressed and sorry for myself.  I also had a headache and ended up eating a ton.  My stomach now suffers the consequences. The only good thing that happended was that I went to the "student of the quarter award" at my daughter's school and was happy for her (and another 30 + children) who got the award.  I also got her report card in the mail and saw that she got straight As last quarter, yay, for her.

I'll force myself to go to the gym today - I know that I'll feel better after the workout.

UPDATE:  I just came back from the most amazingly wonderful yoga sesssion ever -  So calming and relaxing!  Gotta love yoga and that teacher!  I will take daughter to dance tonight, so I'll have 1 and 1/2 hours at the gym for cardio and weights while she dances. Yay!  Can you feel my change of mood? 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 35 lbs to go!

waydesmommy on 02/11/2011:
I'm glad to hear your cat is doing better. Strait A's is terriffic. Your daughter is doing well in school and that is always something to be happy about. Don't get down on yourself because things weren't as good at the dr. office as you would have hoped. Obviously whatever you are doing to loose weight is working. I don't always believe those dr. scales. You know what you have to do to keep your colesterol down and to keep your sugar level good...so do it and keep eating healthy and exercising. You will be fine. You CAN do it! Don't doubt yourself or let one lil dr. apt get you down. I have faith in you that everything will be great the next time you visit your dr.

V on 02/11/2011:
Today will be better my love! I promise :) I can understand your frustrations but it will not defeat you!

KathyBlue on 02/11/2011:
great news on your daughter selina! I'm sure you recover this weekend and stop feeling sorry for you, as you're going to understand that feeling sorry for yourself doesn't lead to anywhere but depression which is not good and you don't want it. Get to the gym, get your body working and feel great! :)

sweetpea1977 on 02/11/2011:
How did I miss your entry yesterday/! Im so sorry that your doctor's appointment didnt go well. Even if you have to go on meds for cholesterol, continuing to lose weight may actually help you get yourself off of them.

As for your weight, I've heard numerous stories about people's weight being heavier at the doctor's office vs their home scale. So, I think you should test your scale with handweights (I use a 10lb weight) to see if its weighing properly. If it isnt, try recalibrating it and replacing the battery if applicable and make sure its sitting level on a hard non-carpeted floor. Once it reads the weight of the handweight properly, you can rest easy knowing its weighing properly. Just do a monthly test with the hand weight o make sure it still works properly.

Do have to go back for a check-up? If so, use this experience as motivation to stay on track with your goals. Push yourself with the exercise and stay disciplined with your foods. Show that doctor who is boss! :)

Maria7 on 02/11/2011:
Yes, you will feel better after going to the gym today...think I may do the same. Congrats on your Daughter's acheivements! :-D

geevee on 02/11/2011:
Since I reduced meat consumption to 4 oz daily, eliminated butter and mayo, upped fruits and veggies,and started using 2 flaxseed meal a day, my cholesterol level went down to normal. The same happened w/one of my sons.

shams on 02/11/2011:
hope your coming days are better

sweetpea1977 on 02/11/2011:
yay! glad you're having a good day! :)

moogy on 02/11/2011:
Yes, it was like reading entries from two different people. So glad you are feeling better and more positive, amazing what a little centering yoga can do. Have a wonderful weekend Selina:)

biscottibody59 on 02/11/2011:
Thanks for your comments:-) Looks like you stumbled a little yesterday, but pulled out a WIN! today--woo-hoo!

I think it's worth a try doing the "exercise, diet, stress management and plenty of rest regimen" before resorting to statins--unless you're having chest pains or other symptoms--I'm not a dr haha--but once you start on the statins, you also have to have your liver function tested regularly in addition to what you mentioned.

I know the changes to lower chol may throw a monkey wrench into your "overcoming overeating" thing, but you can always alter that somewhat or keep reading the book and doing what you can until you've gotten your chol in order.

Good going on the activity here--have a good evening!

KathyBlue on 02/12/2011:
well, this may not come to you as news but cinnamon helps in keeping the blood sugar normal and keeps the feeling of being satisfied for a longer time... and it's naturally sweet. I usually put a bit of cinnamon in my coffee and I also like it in the tea. :)

selina - Thursday Feb 10, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 170.0


I saw my doctor this morning and he had the results of my blood tests that I had done a couple of week ago.  It's just horrible - my colesterol is really high and sugar level is not doing too well either.  He suggested that I should start taking medicine to lower my colesterol and go on a diet to lose weight.  So, what have I been doing all this time if not watching my weight?  By the way, my weight at the doctor's says that I'm heavier than I though I was... all in all, it was a not-so-good-morning for me. 

I did go to yoga yesterday but skipped cardio and weights.  My body felt a bit too tired...

My cat Inky is sick and has been throwing up.  She hasn't eaten in a couple of days, so she has nothing but bile to throw up.  I'm so worried about her, poor thing.  I'll take her to the vet if she doesn't improve soon.

Sorry for the not-so-positive entry.  I'll go to the gym now for my cardio exercises... whatever.

UPDATE: Inky is feeling better as she drank some water and took three licks off the top of her wet food.  I'm SO GLAD....


Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 35 lbs to go!

waydesmommy on 02/10/2011:
I think you should take your cat to the vet now. Not eating and throwing up is serious. Don't wait do it now. It always seems as tho the scales at the dr. office want you to weigh more lol. Plus they usually don't let you take off your shoes and they add at least 2 lbs by themself. And prolly another 1 or 2 lbs for your clothes.

V on 02/10/2011:
Oh No Selina! :( You were doing so well with the healthy eating so I hope you can get over this little hump in the road...I am hoping that your dr's scale is wrong! This entry is how you are feeling so no apologies for that! That is why we post right? Love you

KathyBlue on 02/10/2011:
See, I have the same problem. Healthy eating, and even then my Cholesterol is higher than ever... It's weird. I start to believe in the articles saying that cholesterol is not a bad thing, how can it be if I'm doing everything right? My blood sugar is OK though... FOR NOW... I wouldn't take a pill if I were you. We cannot give in so easily... Depending on pills sucks!!! Sorry about Inky... I hope she gets better, be sure the vet sees her before it's too late. Beijinhos!

KathyBlue on 02/10/2011:
Yup, I had my exams done last Monday and it revealed high cholesterol levels. Back in May I had NORMAL cholesterol values, so... I don't know! My mother-in-law gave me feijoada the day before (Sunday), but it only had supposedly low-fat meat and beans, with the usual "caldeirada" ... so it might have been because of that. I refuse to take pills. When I was morbid obese (how cool to say I WAS) the doctor gave me pills to take for my heart. I asked him: is it necessary, at twenty-something, to take pills everyday? And he, of course, said yes, but that I've been doing that to myself, by having that much weight. True! Lesson learned! Now, about cholesterol, I am unable to understand the reason!!!

About blood sugar: just give a bit more attention of the fruits you eat. You eat lots of fruit, varieties which is very good but you may want to reconsider some because of their sugar levels. You can read about it on NITA's recent entries, in the comments people left some useful info on fruits vs. diabetes/blood sugar triggers.

Maria7 on 02/10/2011:
I sent you a comment today to your yesterday's entry below. Hope everything gets much better for you and hope the cat, Inky is soom much better, too.

moogy on 02/10/2011:
Boo! for the blood tests.!! Good grief, does the doctor know that you have been working hard for months and I mean it not as if you are huge is it? On a lighter note, I was so glad to read about your sister, you must be so excited to see her and vice versa. I was getting excited for you just reading about you not seeing her for a year. I hope you have a wonderful visit, I wonder if she realizes how much your daughter looks like her??

nita51 on 02/10/2011:
Devine wlll send you a comment when he returns this weekend. He will love it that to responed to his post. Thank You

selina - Wednesday Feb 09, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 163.5

Good morning everyone! 

Today is going to be another awesome day!  I'm so excited for I just got the news that my sister and her family are coming to visit us in the beginning of March, for a whole week, yay!  She already made hotel reservations for their stay in a hotel near our house and is booking a huge car for all of us to travel together.  Normally, I have guests stay with us - my sister usually stays in our small guest room when they don't bring the kids - but our town home is so small and their family is large - she has 3 boys in their teens!   I can't wait to see them again!

Exercising and eating went very well, yesterday.   I'm planning to go to yoga this morning.  Have a great day, everyone!

Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 28.5 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/09/2011:
How exciting!! Good idea on them getting a hotel. That would be a lot of people in a townhouse. :)

Glad you had a healthy day yesterday! Enjoy your yoga session!

Umpqua on 02/09/2011:
Great news on your sister's visit! Have a good one!

moogy on 02/09/2011:
What lovely news!! Even better they are not staying in your house, I find that even guests you love lose there loveliness after three days.LOL I bet she will be looking forward to seeing you, has she seen you since you returned? If not, it will be wonderful, well, it will be wonderful anyway!! Have a good day Selina.:)

KathyBlue on 02/10/2011:

Maria7 on 02/10/2011:
Hope you have a wonderful visit with your sister and her family. Take care. :-)

selina - Tuesday Feb 08, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 163.5

Good morning all!

Yesterday, I had a great day eating healthily/consciously and low cal, and I was able to take two trips to the gym - in the a.m. for yoga class and in the evening for cardio, after I dropped off daughter at the tap dancing school.  I won't be able to go to yoga today - art gallery appointment is at the same time as yoga class - but I will go to the gym after dropping off daughter at ballet class.  So, there's my plan and I'm sticking to it.

Have a great day everyone!

Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 28.5 lbs to go!

V on 02/08/2011:
Have a wonderful day Selina :)

KathyBlue on 02/08/2011:
understood all the French!!!!! :DDD Yeeee, what a triumph!!! :)

sweetpea1977 on 02/08/2011:
Im so excited about all your exercise!! :) Keep it up selina!!

chidogs on 02/08/2011:
Sounds like a great day.

Umpqua on 02/08/2011:
Great job on the exercise! I'm such a dork, everything is in MY car and I'm at a complete loss without it. I think this makes a strong case for picking up a 2nd yoga mat ;) Have a good one!

Umpqua on 02/08/2011:
Wow, that's crazy - yoga drama! I don't have any blocks or straps for this class, and I keep my blanket and other stuff near me while practicing. My current mat is cheap and thin, I bought it for pilates originally. Loveray made some great suggestions for extra thick mats, and I'm planning to invest in one as soon as I get my first paycheck from freelance work (hopefully any day now!) I'm looking at spending about 100, but it will be worth it to have the extra padding.

nita51 on 02/08/2011:
Your day seems well planned. So happy everything seems to be under control. Thanks for the your nice comment. Kudos to you for your great exercise routines. Awesome job. :) :)

V on 02/08/2011:
LOL! You never told me that story,it is too cute and too funny, I imagine my kid's first word would be Starbucks!! LOl

sweetpea1977 on 02/08/2011:
lol, thats ok! :)

moogy on 02/08/2011:
Great plan, you sound like a woman on a mission. Did you husband get to his destination safely? Have a great day, although it sounds as if you have it all worked out very well.:)

selina - Monday Feb 07, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 163.5

Good morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for a fresh new week!  I had a pretty busy one, running around doing errands and never had a chance to come online.  I took hubby to the airport yesterday afternoon as he has another 2 weeks in Europe - I felt so bad for him to have to travel so soon after his surgery...  I still think that he needs his crutches, but he decided not to take them and will get new ones in Geneva, from his original doctor who operated on him when he first got hurt, if he really needs those crutches.  We miss him already, but I know time will fly as it always does when he is gone... or when he is around, for that matter.

My week promises to be busy with my artwork, as well.   I shall be working on a carnival themed painting which I plan to submit for a show next month.

I plan to go back to my yoga class today as I feel so much better.  In fact, Friday night I felt energized enough to go to the gym while my daughter was at her dance class.  It felt great to be back after a couple of days of feeling miserable due to the anesthesia I had to take on Wed.  All is well now, except that my stomach does not feel too much better with the meds the doctor prescribed me.  I had the worst tummy ache on Saturday evening and Sunday, most of the day.   I shall be calling the doctor this morning for a better medicine.

As the quarter ended, my daughter was chosen for the "student of the quarter award" at her middle school and I've been invited to the award ceremony!  She is a wonderful girl and  I'm a lucky mom to have her around!

I hope you'll have a great day!

Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 28.5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 02/07/2011:
lol, I like your phrase about time flying :) it's so true... I go to Hungary in May and I'll be missing my man but time will fly, here, there, everywhere, we get busy and then we get back together again... the most important for me, day by day, is to NEVER leave the house without giving a kiss to him, a hug or something. And I NEVER leave him in anger as well, at least I try. My grandmother taught me this - I guess it's WWII mentality: you can never take anything/anyone for granted...

Umpqua on 02/07/2011:
I hope your hubby does OK with traveling. Yay for yoga and exercise!!

sweetpea1977 on 02/07/2011:
Wow, hubby is traveling so soon after surgery. At least he will have access to his old doctor if any emergencies arise!

Im so happy to hear about your painting again! You are so talented, so you need to get it all on paper/canvas! :)

Enjoy the yoga and gym!!

chidogs on 02/07/2011:
Glad you are feeling better. Congrats on the daughter's award! How cool is that? :)

V on 02/07/2011:
Congrats to your lovely daughter, you know I am certain she take after her beautiful mom ;)

legcramps on 02/07/2011:
Sounds like everything is going well! Glad to hear you're feeling a little better and hope some new meds will do the trick with the tummy ache. Have a great day today!

liza36 on 02/07/2011:
Glad you are feeling better and will get back to yoga, painting, and all your other activities.

Sorry I may have contributed to your brownie craving with my story. They were so good too! Such a shame I didn't end up sharing them, and eating some myself. I really contemplated going the Geevee route by freezing them and parceling them out, but I'm not strong enough for that. I seriously could have eaten half of them right on the spot. The better place for them is in the trash rather than on my hips!

lifestylechange on 02/07/2011:
Thanks a ton :)) Hope you have a great day!!

chidogs on 02/07/2011:
My baby is turning 23 this Saturday. :)

moogy on 02/07/2011:
I think I may have hid myself in his luggage! Good going with having such a brilliant daughter, she must get it all from you!!!:)

moogy on 02/07/2011:
Definitely, it is worth having children just so that you get the grandchildren. They are so much more lovable and a lot less trouble. Plus they think I am wonderful, the big boys think I am the coolest nana because I watch WWE with them, and the girls just love me. Being a grandmother is one of life's great joys. Something for you to look forward to.:)

selina - Friday Feb 04, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 163.5

Hello, fellow DDers!

It seems like coming back to DD has been easier said than done, I do have a good feeling I'll be getting back to my usual self, though.

 On Wednesday I had to be anesthetized for a procedure (endoscopy) to check what was causing my heartburns and stomach pains. It turns out I have is a little ulcer in my stomach and gastritis in my esophagus which is great news because the doctor was concerned about cancer(!) Give me a break! All I need to do is take some prescription meds for a couple of months to take care of these problems.  The procedure only lasted 10 minutes but the after effects of anesthesia made me feel sick for a couple of days and I still feel a little dizzy, after two whole days of sleeping.  I can’t wait to get well so I can go back to my normal life of going to the gym and yoga again.

I have a friend who has evacuated Egypt (the friend who I visited two Christmases ago in Cairo)  I hope I can get together with her this weekend, once she is back in town... I can't believe what's happening in Cairo!


Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 28.5 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/04/2011:
What a relief that its only an ulcer and gastritis. I hope the meds help ease up those pains!!

Have a wonderful weekend selina!!

tangalyn on 02/04/2011:
hope u start feeling better

panda22 on 02/04/2011:
Wow glad your test came back with good results that can be taken care of and not what they were fearing! I hope you feel better soon! The stuff in Egypt is really scary, I have a friend who goes to a University over there and she had to leave because of it too. Glad your friend is getting out too away from the violence! Oh as for the Flaxseed here is a great article with tips on how to use it and store it. http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/flaxinfo_2.htm ....I mix 2TBSP of ground flaxseed in my oatmeal every morning. You can also add it to smoothies, yogurt, and cereal. It's better to eat it ground instead of the whole seeds because the whole seeds go right through your system and don't give your body a chance to absorb the nutrients. ...and like the article says, drink LOTS of water if you start eating flax cuz it definitely aides in digestion! Have a great day =)

geevee on 02/04/2011:
We sprinkle flax seed meal on salads and cereal. You can add it to meatloaf. I buy it at Whole Foods for something like $4 for a 16oz bag of Bob's. It is excellent for lowering cholesterol too. It has sort of a nutty taste.

biscottibody59 on 02/04/2011:
Good to see you got something out of the Overcoming Overeating book:-)

Take good care of yourself--did they check to see if your ulcer was from h.pylori? Just curious. When I was having really odd gastro symptoms last spring my dr was kind enough to humor me by testing me at my request--though it was a shot in the dark. It was negative.

Hope you have a good weekend and your friend is safe and sound--I hope things settle down there in Egypt quickly!

moogy on 02/04/2011:
Makes you appreciate living in a safe country doesn't it? I am sorry about your yuckky procedure and your reaction to it. Good grief girl (sorry about the illeternation), life has been throwing it at you lately. Hopefully life will settle down soon. The earth will tilt and you will get a gentle spring and a lovely summer, it bound to work out that way, especially after your awful winter. Hugs

Maria7 on 02/04/2011:
Hope that you get to feeling much better very soon. Hope you have a good visit with your friend. Glad your Hubby is doing better, too. :-)

loveray on 02/04/2011:
the news is crazy in egypt, no? so glad your friend is safe. also glad that your procedure went well and that you can get it taken care of soon. hope your man is hanging in there as well! xo

V on 02/04/2011:
Sending you love and well wishes for your procedure! I miss your posts, I am so glad to see you around!

just42day on 02/05/2011:
Sorry about ulcer but that's great news that it's remedied relatively easily. Glad your friend is safe!!!

selina - Tuesday Feb 01, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 163.5

Good morning! 

I just said so long to my dear hubby who is well enough to go to the office even though he still needs his crutches.  IMO, he should stay home longer, but c'est la vie...  Today, the Fed Govmt has allowed people to work out of their homes due to the expected winter/ice/snow storm but hubby decided to go, anyway.  I may have to go pick him up at the subway station later.

I've been using the Overcoming Overeating book guidelines, going to the gym religiously for the cardio and weights and taking my yoga classes, but guess what, I've gained weight!  How crazy is that?  I have yet to figure out what's going on.

So, because I am a regular at the yoga class, which I love,  I bought the whole yoga parafhernalia - now I am committed and will keep it up!

Have a good day, ladies (and gents)!

Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 28.5 lbs to go!

V on 02/01/2011:
Hey Selina! We sure did miss you around here and not to worry about the teeny gain, it will be off in no time! Have a wonderful day!

sweetpea1977 on 02/01/2011:
I wouldnt worry about the weight gain just yet. You may just be retaining water in all the muscles you've been building. Increase you water intake and re-evaluate the number of calories you're taking in. Perhaps you arent taking in enough to keep you properly fueled. Do a google search for BMR to find out how many calories you burn just by existing. Then, from there, you can figure out how many calories you need to lose weight!

Anyway, keep up the gym and yoga workouts. Thats awesome!!

Umpqua on 02/01/2011:
The weight gain could be muscle, I agree with Sweetpea not to worry about it just yet. What kind of yoga goodies did you get? I need to get a 2nd mat so I can double up. The space where my class is has a hard floor and I need more cushioning. My instructor also has these cool yoga grippy socks because it's so cold these days. She got them at Target so I'm going to look for them next time I go.

moogy on 02/01/2011:
How frustrating is that?? I am sure that something must give sooner of later and as long as it isn't you, all will be well. Your husband probably has cabin fever and just want to get out on his own, probably has been grateful for all the nursing but needs "some space", you know what they are like!!! Plus, you could probably you a little 'me' time as well!! I hope you enjoy your day of not fetching and carrying:)

selina - Friday Jan 28, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 163.5

 Good morning!  I apologize for being MIA for so long - my big excuse is that hubby is still home and I have been his main caretaker, although he has been doing rehab at the local rehab center.  I've been driving him to wherever he needs to go... Today, I'm driving him to town (Washington DC) because of a meeting he must attend at work.  Next week, he should be back to the office and I shall have lots of flexible time.  Having said that, I have found time to paint though, so I've been doing lots of that, too.  I just don't spent too much time at the computer like I do when hubby is not home...

In the past weeks, I've made lots of changes in my lifestyle: I've joined the local gym and I love the yoga classes in the morning (10 am).  The teacher is an Indian lady (from India) and I really like her style.   I also go there for the cardio (mostly the eliptical machine) every time I drop off daughter at her dance classes.  She takes dance 3 times a week, so I go to the gym, which is very near her dance studio, at least that many times a week.  So far it's been working very well - why didn't I think of that before?  I loved going to the gym before and I still do!

I've made a few changes in my diet after checking out from the libray the book that Biscotti mentioned in her entries before - Overcoming overeating....(thank you, Biscotti!)  I can use a lot of that information for my benefit and for helping my daughter lose the weight she wants.  By the way, she has lost 4 pounds and is very happy with it (she looks great!), and she wants to keep up with the new eating style.  We don't call it a DIET anylonger, it's just a healthy way of eating when stomach hunger strikes (as opposed to mouth hunger.)  I feel good I'm teaching her good eating skills while not depriving her of foods. (we made lemon squares, yesterday and it was lovely)  Besides, she has learned to love all the healthy foods that I cook for my family nowadays (no added fat, lots of greens, legumes, fruits, fish) We found out that most things are delicious when we are hungry, haha!  Red meats are mainly for seasoning nowadays....

Gotta go now, I may not be able to come back here today, but will definetly catch up with you all next week when things get back to normal, when hubby goes back to work, that is.  Have a great day!

Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 28.5 lbs to go!

emmy'smom-mom on 01/28/2011:
Sounds like you are in a great place and it's so nice that you can help you daughter learn all these valuable lessons too! She's a lucky girl :)

panda22 on 01/28/2011:
Good to see you! Glad you are doing well =) Yay for joining the gym and it fitting into your schedule beautifully! Congrats to your daughter as well on making changes in her lifestyle. It's so great that she has you to motivate her and I love the fact that you don't call it "dieting" either, as making a true permanent change in your lifestyle is so much more than that and you both will carry those changes on with you always. Keep it up and enjoy your weekend =D

just42day on 01/28/2011:
Wow! Fabulous changes taking place for you and your family. Good for all of you!

V on 01/28/2011:
Sounds like the entire family is benifitting from your overhaul! Wonderful job Selina! I missed you, Welcome back :) You are an awesome mom and wife ;)

tangalyn on 01/28/2011:
good 2 c u :) glad things r going good for u and ur family, hope u have a great day

Umpqua on 01/28/2011:
It sounds like everyone is doing great! I'm excited you joined the gym and that's wonderful that your daughter is losing weight and accepting a healthier lifestyle. It makes things so much easier when the whole family is on board. Well done Mama! :)

sweetpea1977 on 01/28/2011:
Yay, selina is back!

I love all the new changes you've made recently. You will meet your goal if you continue this wonderful plan of action you've created for yourself!

So happy to hear you are painting again. I cant wait to see your work!!

KathyBlue on 01/28/2011:
AHH you're baaaack, I'm so happy to see you posting. And in addition, only good news!!! Great, I'm very happy for you :))) Have a nice weekend and post pics of your paintings! :D

moogy on 01/28/2011:
Lovely to see an entry from you Selina. Glad to read that hubby is back up and running (well walking at least!) Nice work with the combining of gym with daughters classes, good work.:)

selina - Tuesday Jan 18, 2011
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 163.5

Thank you for thinking of me and leaving me messages -  I appreciate it and feel the love.  All is well -  I shall update and get active again here in DD when I get more time in my hands - hubby is still home and recovering.   Loves to you all!

Progress as of today: 18.5 lbs lost so far, only 28.5 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/18/2011:
Good to hear from you, stay strong! Your artwork is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

moogy on 01/18/2011:
So lovely to see an entry from you. Hang in there sweetheart. I am sure he will be up and about soon. I hope you are looking after yourself as well as him.:)

V on 01/18/2011:
Oh hey Selina!!! It is so good to hear from you :) I hope to catch up with you soon! Love ya :)

loveray on 01/18/2011:
miss you!! hope your husband is hanging in there.

legcramps on 01/19/2011:

biscottibody59 on 01/19/2011:
Wishing you both the best--hope you get a little time for yourself soon!

KathyBlue on 01/21/2011:
I miss you!

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