Monday, March 17, 2008

Halfway mark...

When I started dieting I was 151 lbs. Way too much for my 5 feet... Just too much. My goal is to make it to 110. This week I hit 130, which means I am halfway to my goal, masha'Allah. There have been setbacks, stalls and I have started longingly at many deserts during that time. However, I feel like I am getting somewhere with this whole weight loss thing... I feel better, my clothes fit, and even though I don't see a big difference in the mirror DH keeps reassuring me that he can see it.

I have been doing a modified South Beach plan. I keep the carbs low, the fiber high. I am getting bored with it though. I wish I could say there is no problem with limiting myself, and I don't miss the foods I have cut out... But I do. I think that I will be able to maintain my weight with more carbs, but to keep losing I have had to limit them. Unfortunately, there are only so many ways you can prepare a chicken breast!LOL And I miss cereal for breakfast!!!

Anyway, just an update on the diet thing... I'm still at it!


Umm Layth said...

as salamu 'alaykum

A question. How do you feel overall? Do you have more energy in the mornings? Do you suffer from low/high sugar moments since you've been on this diet?

I need to get back on the bandwagon myself. I don't feel too healthy, and I know I'm not. I've been trying to do changes with my eating and alhamdulillah for the steps I have taken, but I'm still way behind.

Anonymous said...

I hear ya sis, salsa is NOT a substitute for flour...which I could eat off a spoon...
Inshallah, once we hit our goal we can enjoy our favs in MODERATION...I keep telling myself that it (the food I immediately desire) is not going anywhere.
Be strong sister! That vessel is only on loan and you gotta give it back in the best condition possible, inshallah.
Love and Peace,

UmmLayla said...

UmmLayth, I feel pretty good overall. I feel the best when I fill up on salad with some meat on top. I think my energy is up overall.

Brooke, I know what you are saying. I agree that the end is in site... I just have to remind myself that this part is a phase. In the end as long as I am watching portions I will be able to go back to my normal diet, insha'Allah.

Mona said...

That's great! Congrats!

UmmMohammed said...

Assalamu alaikum,

Stumbled upon your blog and have enjoyed reading some of the posts.
Losing weight is a bear. Hang in there. Make dua each morning for Allah to help you.

Anonymous said...

That is such a great accomplishment! Congrats! I am also on the weightloss wagon but have been doing it for the past 2 weeks via a doctors office (prescription and diet shot). I've lost something like 13 pounds this past 2 weeks and yes it's so boring eating the same foods.

We observe lent so I can't eat any red meat which limits me to pultry and fish. I can't wait till this week is over. It's bad because on top of that I can't eat many carbs so not many options for me.

Good luck & keep up the great job!

Aeryn said...

asalaam alaikum sister,

Congrats! I am trying myself to get under 200 lbs. I am currents at about 230, with an overall weight loss over the past 2 years of about 80 pounds. This winter I have not made much progress as I have been ill a lot. Insha'Allah I will get there. Spring is coming, I imagine I will get outdoors more.


Mona Um Ibrahim said...

Salams! Good job, keep it up :)