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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week 2 day 7: early post

Aww, happy lil sun!
A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. I just wanted to do a quick little post for today; I'm going to be pretty busy and not sure if I can get to it later. A quick word on my eating today: I made a really nice breakfast today but I ate very intelligently. Intelligent eating, I like that phrase. :-) I did cave in and buy some mini-muffins (gingerbread and pumpkin) but I only ate one so it fit nicely. A sweet treat without much damage to my points. Only 2!

Some of you might be wondering why I set my goal for only 150 lbs. I know many women would be MORTIFIED to weight that much, especially at my rather dimunitive 5'1" height. (I used to be 5'3" but I have some compressed vertebrae so :-P). I on the other hand really don't like being skinny. Slender. Svelte. Bony. However you wanna put it. I have weighed as little as 140 and really I didn't like how I looked. I felt like I was all bones and sharp angles. I know, laugh it up. :-D I can appreciate that it's en vogue to be thin but I don't desire to fit that mold.

Alhamdulillah I am built solid; I am sure I came from good, sturdy peasant stock, used to carrying baskets of turnips to market. :-)) I don't need to be reassured by fashion magazines that I look good to anyone else. I want to be HEALTHY, I want to be ACTIVE, and yes, I want to be beautiful to my husband.

Beyond and above that, I really couldn't care.  It's very liberating to feel that way, and I will admit I haven't in a long time. I've been unhappy being so round, so chubby, OK, so fat. However, when I am just me, just Jeanna, the way I am happiest with myself, I really don't care how anyone else sees me.

And that is priceless. :-) Ma salaama ya'll.....


HijabiMommy said...

Good for you sis! I love how realistic you are about your goals. I pray you are successful in attaining them, Insha'allah!! Cheering for you!

I've kinda fallen off the work out wagon...and just can't seem to find my way back. :-( Pray for me!

Umm Aaminah said...

Salaam sis and insha'Allah we'll keep each other in our dua't!

I find for me, once I make that commitment I am good if I STICK WITH IT. If I lag even a day, that's it. It's back to square one. I just want to maintain my momentum insha'allah. :-)