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Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 5: a little treat and a little work

Please note the pink face, true to life after my exertions! :-)

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. So today was Jumuah (Muslim holy day) and I decided to do two things: one, I excercised for the first time in a long time, yay! The second was I decided to have a little treat (halal philly cheese steak sandwich) and YUM! It actually didn't do too much damage; I only ate half and shared it with Aaminah so it was doable. I really wanted something kinda substantial and a little greasy and this satisfied both!

For the exercise I used the gym located embarassingly near my front door. :-) I did 15 minutes on the elliptical machine. Really that was alot for me for the first time. I burned about 150 calories; on the WW plan you can exchange your exercise for points redeemable for extra food but alhamdulillah that wasn't my goal. I just wanted to start making movement a part of my day. Insha'Allah next time I will take a pic of the gym; I think ya'll will be impressed!

I hope you guys enjoy my cartoons; I know a couple of you said I did. It's fun and doesn't take much more time than searching the net for a pic PLUS this one is customizable. Anyway it's my blog my rules and I like 'em sooo :-P haha

I've done really well today but still need to work on my breakfasts (I think). Insha'Allah it will come with time. I have to remember I weigh in on Monday morning; I think this is a good thing for me. They do it privately, meaning only the receptionist sees but that's one more person in on it. I think I'm gonna place one of those little tickers on my blog to track my progress; masha'Allah they are so cute!

OK thanks for keeping up with me; I can't wait until I make some good progress. You know, I already feel pretty good about my changes even if I haven't seen any changes yet. I admit, I am a scale person. I like to see the numbers drop. I think realistically my first "yay!" moment will be when I drop below 200 lbs. To see 199 again... I think the last time I did that was in India, due to some weird microbial infection in my gut. Oh pleasant times lol

Well I have alot to do tonight so this one is a little short. Please be sure and keep up with me so I can get more inspired! Jazakum Allahu khairan ya'll!