Still Going

Well, it’s been over two weeks since my last post.  Usually when I disappear like this it is because I am not doing so well.  However this time, things are different (FINALLY!).

My weigh in today is 176.2 lbs.  Things are moving in the right direction.  I do have some help from God these days as it is Ramadan and I am fasting from sunrise to sunset.  However, that doesn’t always translate to weight loss.

The days are long, so I am eating around 8pm and then again before sunrise at 4am.  There is not very much movement in between, and often times people if they are not careful about what they are eating, actually end up gaining weight.  I’m trying to be careful to avoid the regular fried delicacies this season brings on like samosas and pakoras. I’m also having a good healthy breakfast at 4am of a banana, yogurt and granola.  This seems to keep me full for the day and I don’t find myself struggling to keep the fast.

This is a very spiritual time of the year, so I am increasing my prayers and remembrance of God. This is making me feel much better about myself.  I think having a good relationship with God helps you in your day to day life.  I feel protected and secure, my anxiety about things has lessened.

Many of you have moved your blogs off of 3FC, and I was thinking of doing the same thing, however, I was thinking of changing the focus from weight loss alone to a mish mash of everything that I think and care about.  I find that spending everyday thinking about weight loss was weighing me down (no pun intended).  There is so much more to me, and I am at a time in my life where I really need to figure out what I want to do next.  I’m having trouble focusing and I think if I had the opportunity to write freely about all things it would help me find my true passion.

I’m still experimenting so stay tuned for the link and eventual move from this blog to the next.

6 Responses to “Still Going”

  1. I would agree with that - it’s exhausting to think about dieting/weight loss all the time! Glad things are going in the right direction for you!

  2. Just let me know where you go! I actually found my blog writing meaning more to me once I was able to put a “philosophy” to my weight loss blabbering (not just report I ate this, I did this exercise). Once I put a name to it (low stress weight loss) things kind of clicked. But I’m also exploring my happiness/low stress stuff (sort of fits if you stretch your imagination of “weight loss” a bit).

    I think it’s a good thing to have a blog you feel good about - who cares about the “category”…

  3. Hey! Long time, no blog. :)

    I moved my blog for the exact reason. My goals weren’t so much weight loss but more fitness related. So I created a new blog. Check me out here http://hotmess10.wordpress.com/

    I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to blog about and my blog title totally reflects that. I’d love for you to follow me there.

    Glad to here that you’re feeling a bit better. Let me know when your blog is up and running and I’ll check you out there.

  4. I was tempted to quit blogging altogether. The biggest reason I’d move my blog is the spammers I’m getting on mine. But I set the privacy settings so that the first time someone comments they would now have to be approved.

  5. Hi! I’m back! I was gone for the exact same reason; my life was being overtaken by the diet blog world. However, I DO need you guys to keep me on the right track, so I’m back, but going to do it in a more tightly knitted, smaller blog universe kinda way. I’ll be following you! :: hugs :: :)

  6. p.s. in case you are interested, my blog is here:

    http://thesunnylife.com/

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