Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
173.0 lb
Lost so far: 11.0 lb

Current Weight
184.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
134.0 lb
Still to go: 50.0 lb
Well hello! I've finally gotten around to my bio so here goes nothing. My name is Selena and I'm 22years old. I have never been terribly overweight but I have definitely been less healthy than I should be. I want to make a lifestyle change now to avoid struggling with it in the future. I am very active, I enjoy jogging with my dog, distance biking, and dancing both aerobics and going out on the town. I hope to be at least near 135 by February's end and bikini ready by summer 2014! I am a very outgoing person so feel free to add me as a buddy or shoot me a message, I'm here to help and be helped.

selenap20's Weight History

selenap20's Latest Member Challenges

  2013- 12 WEEK/25 LB CHALLENGE
status: Completed
ended: 29 Mar 13
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  WII with me
status: Completed
ended: 12 Feb 13
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last weighin: losing 1.6 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

selenap20's Cookbook

cals: 116kcal | fat: 4.63g | carbs: 15.62g | prot: 3.07g
Low Fat Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
Sensational cheesecakes with cherries that will light up any dessert table.
cals: 62kcal | fat: 7.02g | carbs: 0.64g | prot: 0.08g
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Light and flavorful salad dressing for Mexican style salads.
cals: 155kcal | fat: 2.85g | carbs: 22.39g | prot: 9.53g
Mini Egg Rolls
Baked Asian style egg rolls with turkey sausage.
cals: 63kcal | fat: 2.39g | carbs: 7.31g | prot: 3.49g
Two Onion Delight
Chicken onion soup with cheese, shallots and chives.
cals: 39kcal | fat: 0.22g | carbs: 8.56g | prot: 1.41g
Homemade Onion Soup
This soup can be eaten as is or turned into French Onion soup if you are allowed the bread and cheese.
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selenap20's Latest Posts

Sugar in prepared foods!!
Sugar is definitely sneaky. I love the dole mandarin orange cups in 100% juice. 18g sugar in each. I don't know if that's natural sugar content or if there is sugar added to that natural juice but I could 3 or 4 of them on a good day. No Bueno.
posted 01 Oct 2013, 11:30
Looking for Hair Care Tips While Exercising
I have the most coarse of natural hair as you can see. It takes a day and a half air dry completely. I work out strenuously often so I sweat. I just rinse my hair with water after every work out. It cleans the sweat of without stripping your natural oils. If your hair starts to smell or feels dirty do a co-wash, which is just massaging conditioner into your hair and rinsing no shampoo. It'll help you stretch out washing a few days and keep your hair from being dry. Having half permed half natural hair makes it difficult to maintain a daily style without alot of manipulation so braids/twists are your only option. I wear a 'fro so I'm always stylish Smile

Oh and shea moisture is a great brand! They have a full line of skin/hair products all natural no mineral oil or sulfates and they smell amazing. They sell them in walgreens and you can get it online.
posted 01 Oct 2013, 11:16
looking for suggestions
It may help to just join a group for now. It will give you the motivation you need and you won't have that feeling of "dropping out" when you need to take a break. You can also start your own challenge, I'm sure there are others out there who are trying to lose weight while dealing with limiting medical conditions. You may be able to start one that has a larger Window for completing goals so that you are able to reach them even despite a minor set back. In any instance,I want to commend you for working so hard despite your limitations and wanting to challenge yourself.
posted 26 Sep 2013, 15:29
Salad diet
You need variety in your diet. You need it because it's healthy and because it's going to be hard to eat the same thing every day which means falling off the bandwagon is a very real possibility. If you're not much of a breakfast lunch dinner person try breaking up meals with snacking. So you're eating all day, keeping hunger at bay, and not weighed down with large meals. I'm no nutrition guru so I'm not going to tell you what to eat but you can't go wrong with whole fresh foods, you'll just have to learn what ratio is best for you and there are alot of resources here to find out the best plan for yourself.

You sound like you are overwhelmed and not very diet savvy so start small. When I started I only made substitutions one at time. Like this: I'm not going to eat fried food. Make yourself responsible for just that until you don't even crave it,and eventually you won't or at least not as strongly. Then: I will eat a serving of veggies every day and it will become second nature.

If you keep it up you will be on a healthy eating plan, you will enjoy it and you won't feel like the rug was ripped from underneath you. There are alot of people here who can help give you ideas on setting goals for yourself and staying on track.
posted 26 Sep 2013, 15:19
Social events pressure
Drinking water and filling up on good stuff sounds like a good plan. It might also help to make sure you have someone with you to help you decline bad food because sometimes you can feel cornered into indulging. I think moderation plays a huge part as well. Eat light before the event, fill up on fruits and veggies once you're there and indulge in one or two items. You won't be in calorie overload, you can enjoy an appetizer or two, and you won't be seen as the "dieter" not wanting to touch anything. Makes for a fun party!
posted 26 Sep 2013, 15:00
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