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This Diet thing and other weight loss stories

April 11, 2012
The other day on twitter, someone tweeted “I love my body” and then I “retweeted” it (this means to quote the person). After I did I wondered if seemed hypocritical? After all, I was on a diet… I had this sudden urge to explain myself but I decided against it. 140 characters is never quite enough,so I’ll explain myself here. I love my body. I love it, and this is precisely why I’m on a diet, because I want my body to be healthier and stronger and leaner (lower fat percentage). So this dieting (and exercising) comes from a place of love, to better myself and this body that has served me for over 20 years. I’ve mentioned that it’s part of a lifestyle change, although it’s pretty strict right now, I will be carrying a lot of this information into my life forever.

It’s always so funny when I tell my friend i’m on a diet and they give me the lecture “Oh I don’t believe in diets, just eat right and workout yada yada” I usually explain the top paragraph to them and then add that for the most part I was already doing those things, and that’s what you do to maintain weight. If I had been binge-eating fast-food prior to this then that would make a difference but I wasn’t so yeah.

OK does the above qualify as a rant? I’m sorry if it did, just needed to get that out. As far as progress I’m doing great! It’s weird to see my body changing slowly. eg
1) I no longer have a triple chin. No i’m serious I had one -when I pressed my face into my neck, does that count?- When I do it now I only have two and when my face is normal, just one pointy chin. I’m being silly. I have just one chin and a leaner face
2) Boobs. No. Change. At. All. In fact, they grew bigger, notice I didn’t say “appear” bigger. I am sure that they grew because I need new bras. Sigh. woe is me. I kid, I love le boobies!
3) I no longer have a butt. I knew this day would come but it’s so hard, I shall be dropping squats everyday to build my gluteus maximus. I’m exaggerating, I still have a medium small butt. *drops 25 squats*  (do they work?)
4)Everything else looks good, the love handles are going, they shall be missed! Yhe stomach shall not be missed! hello abs!

Do you have a weightloss story? are you trying to get in shape?
Tell me about your healthy(or not) lifestyle! I want to know!

Love,
Sabirah

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7 Comments

  • Reply tobi April 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    i’m happy for you, been following your diet story.is there a way i can get the diet thing too? thanks.

  • Reply BBB April 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Oh i can write a book on my weight loss journey, smh, i am probably the healthiest person i know, i have been working out every weekday for the past 3 years, i eat really healthy and still i am FAT. ok maybe not fat, i feel i am but people always say im not, im definitely overweight, i have lost 45pounds since March 2009, and still i am over weight. i just hit a plateau, so this month i decided to go on a juicing diet
    i am eating just fruits and veggies for the entire month, juicing actually, i put it all in a juicer and drink it, i was inspired by the video ” fat sick and nearly dead”
    not sure how much ive lost so far.
    My goal weight is 160, i have almost 20pounds to lose
    we’ll see
    Good luck
    and we can encourage each other if you want
    this think no be easy road
    lol

    • Reply Sabirah April 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Wow! you are juicing the entire month? wow wow wow! i want to hear all about it! you don’t tweet anymore how do I reach you?

    • Reply BBB April 18, 2012 at 2:40 am

      You can dm me :), id get the email and reply 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne Brume April 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I’m so proud of you 🙂 I’ll be cheering you on with the squats. I know those are not easy, but I love them!

    • Reply Sabirah April 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      thank you!
      you are an inspiration to me 🙂

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