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selina - Tuesday Mar 09, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

It's been so freezing cold and windy here that I don't feel like going out for a walk at all. 

Hubby had his b-day on Sunday, so we had a party - lots of different types of cheese that I bought across the border in France, fruits, breads of all sorts and lots of wine.  And two types of cake as well as chocolate truffles...   no further comment.

The people who are going to live in our house, when we move away this summer, came to the party and took lots of pictures of all the rooms so they can get going with their plans to decorate.  Since I knew that was coming (the picture taking), I cleaned the house spotless - must have spent a whole day doing it and I hurt my back.  Next time, I shall be hiring professionals. But, when I think of all the calories I spent, it really feels good.

Breakfast: tea, slice of bread

Lunch: chicken/pasta soup


dinner:chicken curry and rice

1 hr walk taking photos

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 03/09/2010:
yeah, it's all about the calories :DDD Great motive! :-)

thinnside40 on 03/09/2010:
I need to do some house cleaning!.... Walking!!!! Etc!!!!!

Have a great day!

selina - Friday Mar 05, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

So, yesterday I walked/jogged 4.9 miles using my nordic poles (BTW, I use Google earth to measure my path when I came back home..)   I also did 10 min sit ups in front of the TV -  I still feel the sore body parts this morning but I feel good!

We are moving this summer back to the US, Wash DC area, after 4.5 years here in Geneva.  I must get the house squeaky clean for the inspectors to come and check for damage/repairs next week... must get going with the cleaning sooner than later.  I think I shall leave it for later because I feel like painting today...

Today's food:

Breakfast: tea, oatmeal

Lunch: calico beans (garbanzo, red, white beans with pork and vegetebles, stewed)

S: toast, salami slices

Dinner: red wine (two glasses)split pea soup with bacon, veggies.  green salad

Exercise:no walking today, just a few sit ups.


 I found pasteis de nata - the most traditional pastry of Portugal, at the local department store food shop.  Didn't know about it until our last trip abroad.. now I have another weakness when I go to the patisserie, ugh!  I bought only one, though.... Yum!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 03/05/2010:
ehehehe, but it's never the same! Belém is the only local, and the recipe is secret. :D 4,5 years in Geneva, did you like it? You managed to learn any language (three to choose there, lol)..?

KathyBlue on 03/05/2010:
corn,carrot and grean bean are mexican veggies. i dont eat cacti.. i dont want to get high, eheheh.. i am, for now, high on diet :D 4 languages? wow... i know swiss german is different than german, i work in an international contact center so i know all dialects as we have clients asking for these. Very difficult to convince a swiss to work in portugal, 8 hours a day for 700 eur/month... lol but then again,sunshine, beach, portuguese lifestyle and pasteis are convincing...

selina - Thursday Mar 04, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

I'm planing to go walking again today.  I'm excited about my friend's visit this month from the US - we'll go to the the mountains together.

Breakfast: Muesli, tea

S: laughing cow cheese, toast

L: steamed asparagus, hamburger (no bun), shreaded carrot and cilantro salad


D: salad, pumpkin soup, grilled chicken breasts

Exercise: nordic walk

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 03/04/2010:
laughing cow cheese! :) I do that, too. The cholesterol-free edition, 25kcal a piece :D

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/04/2010:
hi selina! long time since i commented on your diary. and you are still eating so nice and healthy. your body will definitely thank you! ummm, how is that laughing cow cheese? it doesn't look appealing to me in the supermarket.

selina - Wednesday Mar 03, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

I actually did VERY WELL yesterday, including exercising!  I walked 3 miles using my nordic poles in the beautiful countryside with magnificent views of the Alps, near nyon.  There is a gym near the wooded area I walked yesterday, so although it's country, per se, with grazing suiss cows and all, there were lots of people jogging and walking, too.  It felt really good to be back.  Eating also went as scheduled - lots of healthy foods!  I'm finally treating myself right.  Coughing and asthma still bothering me a little but I'm still taking my inhaler and I'm sure I'll be ok.

Today is going to be good!

B: tea, muesli

S: peanuts

L: tea, thai salad. grilled chicken


D:befun noodles, pumpkin/leek soup 

Exercise: 4 mile nordic walk


Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 03/03/2010:
very good!! :D You'll be able to control your asthma...

selina - Tuesday Mar 02, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

Good morning!

Yesterday was a so,so day.  Thanks for the nice words, I feel better although I still have a cough... Yesterday,  I ate pasta (cheese filled tortellini) for dinner just because I didn't feel like fixing something extra/healthy/different for me to eat... just ate what I fixed for my family...  today, I'm planning something healthy for everybody to eat for dinner: bean salad and grilled chicken breasts. 

The photo bellow (near Praca do Comercio) was taken the same day I took yesterday's photo - the weather in Lisbon changed like mad throughout the day!  I liked the mood of the rain, chestnut rosting smoke and umbrelas in this pic, though...  Voila' KathyBlue, more to come.

Today is going to be a good day!

Breakfast: tea, bread and butter

snack: banana

lunch: thai salad (shreddred carrots/cucumber/cilantro/bean noodles/thai chili sauce) tea


dinner: bean salad, chicken breasts


Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/02/2010:
Yum, your menu looks great!

KathyBlue on 03/02/2010:
yes, this is Rua Augusta :) I love this street. This is the Main Main Main street of Lisbon. The weather is soooo stupid!!! And it continues! :-( I hope you tried the chestnuts. They are not bad for health, on the contrary! :D

selina - Monday Mar 01, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

Good morning!

I'm back after being in bed for nearly a week due to a bad cold and asthma... all is well now.  Trip to Portugal went very well, what a beautiful place!  I did a lot of walking while sightseeing, but it was not easy with my asthma situation - those streets in Lisbon are indeed steep!  

Have a good day, everyone!!!

Breakfast: coffee, toast

snack: banana

Lunch: bean soup, rice, salad

snack: peanuts

dinner: steamed fish, salad

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/01/2010:
Glad you're feeling better after a week of being sick! Have a good day today :)

KathyBlue on 03/01/2010:
What a beautiful photo! I want more! :) Fiquei muito contente por terem gostado a cidade. :) Ha tantas outras giras em Portugal! :-D E os pasteis nao fazem tao mal, nao teem açúcar suficiente para estragar a dieta. Um bocadinho de exercicio depois (andar pelas ruas de lisboa) ajuda esquecer o lapso. :)

selina - Thursday Feb 18, 2010

Weight: 0.0

selina - Wednesday Feb 17, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

Good morning!  I hope you all had a good President's Day holiday in the US.

I'm still having a hard time getting over my cold.  Weight is about the same, but I think I lost about .5 pound in the last 2 weeks.  I hope my vacation next week will put me in a better mood for I'm downright depressed with this gloomy weather around here. ...

I hope you are all well!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 02/17/2010:
Yeah, unfortunately the weather is still horrible around here. We have kinda English weather - gray and rainy... But I too hope next week will be a radical change. It'd be about time! I'm sure you'll lose some more weight in the city of seven hills. :) Cidade de Sete Colinas... ehehe... everywhere is up or down, no plains!!! :)

legcramps on 02/17/2010:
I know how that can be. Sometimes the weather in this area of Canada can get downright miserable. Remember that the light will soon shine through! Have a great day today!

gettingthere22 on 02/17/2010:
I live in the northern part of new york so i know how you feel about the weather. you just gotta stick it out, and it seems like you have by losing that .5 pound. any motion downwards is great when it comes to the number on the scale!(:

selina - Friday Feb 12, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

Good morning!  I did fairly well, yesterday, about 1500 cals, total.  One day at a time....

I got so inspired by KathyBlue's photos of Portugal (the blue skies are just incredible) that I decided to go there this winter break - my daughter has a week off at school next week, so we are headed to Lisbon.

Have a great day, you all!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 02/12/2010:
Really???? :D Cool!!!! :-) Careful with the food, you have the supermarkets and the frango assado is really good and a healthier choice. :)

selina - Thursday Feb 11, 2010
(calorie counting, walking, biking, chilling)
Weight: 174.0

Not doing too well with my diet .... :(  too much bread and cheeses with wine, yesterday.

Will try harder, today.

Breakfast: coffee, 1/2 bagel

snack: veggies, hummus

lunch: chicken soup, salad



Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

legcramps on 02/11/2010:
Have a good day today :)

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