Friday, December 16, 2011
So I have never had a blog entry before,; although, I have seen a lot of blogs and most of them were recipe blogs. Now, you might have just assumed that either I love cooking or eating. I actually love both.
Lets just say that the family that I come from loves eating and even though, my parents are pure Pakistani's, I grew up eating different kinds of food from all over the world. My mom is the best cook ever. She is a top chef, I know every one thinks exactly the same abt their mom but I mean...SERIOUSLY, she has been called the best cook a lot of times from lots of people. You see, trying new things is in my blood.
So I loved eating and ate a lot from my own beginning. However, unlike my siblings I grew up never gaining weight. Since I was a child I was always thin, so thin that I was called names words like: chupkali (lizard), bandariya (a monkey), and sukhri (a slang word in urdu for a thin female) and the list goes on and on and on...But as I came to U.S.A when I was 13, I just don't know what happened. Well, my eating habits were the same, for an example, 1 1/2 tuna footlong with extra cheese, and mayonese, and soda, and a potato chips were easily consumed by me, but i started gaining weight. Good thing was I would run , workout at the gym in school, long walks with my friends and family, 40 pushups, 50 situps every day;so, i never gained more than 10-15 lbs.
When I came to Chicago, I was 13 and 5 ft and 3 inch and was 126 lbs. When I was 17 and I was 5 ft and 4.7 inches ( that's actually what I am now) and I was 142. Now I am 22 and I am 204. Yes, that is a shock..and how did I gain all that weight...oh boy long story but I will try to make it very short for you. I am already very glas that you took out the time to read it..SMILES...
Well, I got my nikah/kitbul kitab ( official marraige in Islam) 2 1/2 years ago and moved with my husband 2 years back. I will confess that me and my husband ate outside a lot, usually big portions of rice since he is from Hyderabad, India( which means he cannot compromise on meat and rice). we usually went to Hyderabadi restaurants. Right after my marriage, I noticed I was gaining alot of weight. I checked the scale I weighed 20 lbs more than I was when I got married. So, I then stopped going to the restaurants with or without my husband and started cutting down rice. However, I was surprised to notice that my eating less and cutting down carbs didnot make any difference in my weight. Infact, I gained 5 lbs more in just 20 days. I knew I had to go to the doctor, also because my periods were not on time and were delayed by a month a half ( because of which everytime I got so happy thinking that I might be pregnant).
Later I found out that I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycictic Ovary Syndrome). I was put on metformin for 60 days, and I acted childish and didn't take them seriously at that time. Now I am on metformin again, from the last 2 1/2 months and donot ever miss my medication, alhumdulillah ( all praise to Allah). I reached 208 which was the highest in my weight and very determined to loose weight and look healthy and feel healthy.
Recently, I have lost 4 lbs since I re-joined SPARKPEOPLE in November. I am still struggling a lot, and have emotional eating habits but through the help of Allah, my beautiful sister Sana Siddiqui, and my own effort inshallah ( If God Wills) I will get to my goal of 128 lbs. Sparkpeople is so motivating, I can't weight to loose 6 more lbs and be 198 lbs atleast till New Year.