January 11, 2011

I've always been an overachiever

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. As my title says, I've always, been an overachiever. The highest grades, pushing myself to be better scholastically and personally, and even when it comes to weight gain, boy am I a winner! ;-)

Post-transplant it's very common for someone to gain about 20 lbs. I gained 50. Boo-yah! After A and I married, I could tell I was putting on a little but you know, I dress in abayaat and inside I wear house dresses soooo.. kinda easy for the weight to sneak on.

I thought I had gained the 7 lbs people often gain their first year of marriage. Well I was right, I did, plus 8 of it's friends!!!! :-( Add this to an already overweight body and geeze louise, no wonder I feel draggy and tired and fizzled out sometimes (often) occasionally. Hey it's my blog, I'll lie to myself if I want to! :-P

Anyway I used to keep a journal at FitDay. This kind of accountability works wonders for me plus I love charts and graphs. Nerd alert. ;-) Anyway I have faithfully recorded my intake thus far today. DISCLAIMER: In my defense, I ate alot of crap today I don't normally ingest. I mean yeah I might eat it occasionally but for some reason today, the day I started being cognizant of what I put in my mouth, I went crazy.

So by lunch time today here is what my pie chart for breakdown of calories looked like:

Well darn, it was supposed to say the numbers for each!!!! Anyway you should ideally have 40% carbs (not all sugar!!! lol), 30% fat and 30% protein. I had:    55% fat :-((, 32% carbs, and 13% protein. Woe is me. Really that is horrible although I fully blame the tasty little cream puffs that no longer fit in the freezer but HAD to be eaten.

Anyway. So I am going to try the fitday route again; once I can see where I make my errors in calculations (hello little frozen lovelies!) its' easier for me to be concious of what I put in my mouth.

Our body is an amanah (trust) from Allah and we will be responsible to answer for how we misused it. May Allah make this easy on me, amin. :-)


Duchess said...

loooool sorry this post made me laugh. Insha Allah you can take the weight off and keep it off although it should be said that you do not at all look overweight in your pic tabarakallah xxx

Umm Aaminah said...

Hijab doesn WONDERS at disguising the chub! lol

Muslim Convert said...

I heard the best way to tell if you are gaining weight (besides the scale) is to wear jeans. If you gain even a few pounds your jeans will let you know, house dresses are more forgiving. As soon as you feel the tightness around your waist it's a mental not to skip the dessert lol. It's hard to lose weight (I know esp after having two kids one after the other). InshAllah you can do it :).

HijabiMommy said...

Aww, this is what I love about your blog Sis. You are so lighthearted and funny! I know how hard losing weight can be, though...been trying to do that myself lately. But, Insha'allah, I pray Allah makes this easy for you. {And for me!}

MaryAnn said...

MashaAllah whenever I read your blog posts I smile :) ♥

Awww, InshaAllah it will be easy for you to lose the weight.

When DH and I first got married I gained a lot, a lot...but that I attribute to me getting pregnant right away :)

Have you ever looked into SparkPeople. It is an online weight loss community and everything on it is free! I am currently using it and it has all of the nutrition trackers, fitness trackers, meal plans, etc. plus it has an amazing support community, MashaAllah. Let me know if you join and then we can be buddies on there, InshaAllah ♥

Umm Aaminah said...

MC, you are right; if I had been wearing anything with a waist band I would have noticed before! lol

HijabiMommy, insha'Allah we are both successful!

Maryann, I think I'll check out sparkpeople. I've used fitday for a long time in the past but really was frustrated with it's food database. It's difficult to find what you've eaten.