Core of the Body

My core -meaning my lower back and lower abdomen- is in need of gret repair and strengthing.  I’m going to have to really do something serious to get this area in shape.  I don’t know what yet but I will reserach it.  My back is soo weak and dibilitated that I can’t even lay on my back on the bed and lift my bottom off the bed using only my stomach and back muscles.  They are jsut too weak.  When I try to roll over without disturbing my baby it’s killing my back because I have to lift my hips up off the bed to turn them around and there is just no strength so I strain my back badly.

I can’t ever expect to be in a real good shape until my core is good.

Weigh the Family

It was amazing to weigh myself at 78 and My huband is 77! Of course he has higher muscels to fat ratio than me but that’s ok.  Then I weighed my children and theya re doing fine.  My three year old who is very tall for her age masha’Allah is 17.3 kilos.  My 10 month old son who is also big for his age is at 10.6 kilos.   THEN I sttod on the scale holding both children, one on each hip to balance and stepped on the scale.  Can you believe what it said?

104 kilos!!!!!  This was the weight I was at on August 1st, 2007!!!!  Right after i had my baby!!!

I lost the exact weight that my two children weigh together! I repeat, two kids!

I carried them around testing how my body must have felt under that strain of weight and my back and hips killed me and my back hurt the worse. My feet gripped the floor tring to hold us all up.  I couldn’t beleive I used to weight that much.  ALhamdulliah I’ve lost it.  I put the kids down and walked around again and felt so much more lighter and easier to move and FASTER.  It felt nice and it was amazing to step on the scale and see the 78 again after the 104.

Weird but true facts here people I lost the weight of two kids.

Unearthing Bones…

It was a hot sweltering day in the desert sun as a young lady looked deeply across the room and couldn’t believe what she saw,  There were bones sticking out where none had been before.  She quickly uncovered the surface and began searching for more, amazed at her discovery…. WHo should she notify? National Geographic? Science Foundation?  Nope, better her beautiful Blog SWEATY HIJAB!

Nope I didn’t uncover a dinosaur.  I uncovered myself! I’ve been finding bones sticking out in odd places and it feels honestly a little weird.  I found my ribs a few months back while laying on my back. I always thought it a bit grotesque to see people’s ribs sticking out but I guess it’s normal.  Now I’m seeing a beautiful collar bone set emerge and this weird bone half way between the collar bones and the breastbone, it’s rounded and it’s sticking out more now.

My shoulders have become more defined and I can feel some triangular shaped bones on the top back sides.  Also some nice bones are the hips bones, better shaped and more shown off.  My feet have shrunk and I used to wear a 12 wide (44) and now i went and tried on some kicken high heels that were size 41 which i think is 10.  Not wide!  It’s amazing what weight loss does for your feet!  I’m sure the bones are happier without all that weight on top of them.

My hands and wrists are looking more elongated and elegant; though my wedding ring hasn’t fallen off yet.  Ah yes and the all important facial bones.  My cheek bones are more well defined and my jaw bone is emerging from years of layers of fat.  The brow bones are becoming more sculpted and making my eyes look wider. Doe eye effect hehehe.  I don’t want to be skin and bones some day but I am excited to have so many new discoveries about my own body.  I looked in the mirror today and actually felt I looked in my 20’s instead of 40’s.  Someone once thought I was my 15 year old sister-in-law’s mother when we were out shopping before I lost weight.  I’m sure now they could tell the difference.  Now I really feel how exciting archeology might be.

Weigh-In #12

Salam and welcome to the Twelfth Weigh in!

Begining: 108 kilos | 240 lbs

Weigh in: 78 kilos | 173 lbs

Loss of: 4 kilos | 9 lbs

Total Loss: 30 kilos | 66.6 lbs

Goal of: 70 kilos | 155 lbs

This past month of May has been the best ever!  It took sooo long to get down to below 80 and then it fluctuated for days at 79.5 and 80 kilos. Ugh! Finally the day of the weigh in it plopped down to 78!!! WOO HOOO!!!  OMG I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far and it hasn’t really been that hard looking back at it.  It seems loosing weight is more about what you eat and how you eat it than constant exercize.  I’m still afraid that If i incorporate too much exersize I’ll burn out and then stop loosing weight but the time has come for me to get seriously sweaty.  I took a fast walk up to the mall the other day and it was 8:30pm at night and still so hot that when I got there the sweat was dripping down my back and seeping through my Abaya.  I had to go directly to the ice rink area to cool off.  Unfortionatly my face has a natural red hue and when i exersize it turns bright red so only Allah knew what people were thinking.  i cooled off quickly and luckily not smelly lol.  It was great though.

It has become obvisou that all dieting with little exercize has a bg detrement to the body.  My skin is sagging and not looking so great in it’s deflated baloon shape.  (dare I say it almost looked better with the fat in it?) But Hubby agrees that I’m looking better and he’s happy! And I’m super happy.  I look in the mirror now and I can see a body really forming now.  i can see with a little toning how I might actaully get to a really nice shape someday.  So here’s to reaching the 75 mark by the next month and insha’Allah more!  I really can’t beleive I’ve gotten this low!  I had a friend long agowho couldn’t get past 83 kilos and I thought wow I’ll never be as thin as her, NOW I AM and it doesn’t feel like it yet but I am there.  The scales are not lying!  Wow I’m so Thrilled I might even go work up a sweat tonight.

Thanks for those that are reading this and wishing me well and I wish all of you well too and I hope that my words inspire you to help yourselves.  Never accept anything less than your best.  I can’t beleive I used to accept and resign myself to being overweight “forever”.