Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 1 of the eating plan

Alhamdulilaah I made it through day one which was tough! But I kept on making dua and focused on what I wanted.

Its actually day 3 but because the first two days I take the injections and eat normally, fortunately it fell over the right weekend when it was my husbands cousins wedding, so I could have all kinds of yummy food and deserts.

The first day of the detox which is today, I took the injection at 9 am and then had my breakfast of 250ml of strawberry protein shake and 300 grams of fruit. And I had 300 grams of fruit for lunch and 300 grams of fruit for supper. In between meals I had herbal teas and water.

My sense of smell was heightened to a new level! But I stuck it out and made it through! Alhamdulilaah.

So for the next 2 days I will be following the detox eating plan of fruit and taking my daily injections.

I have 18 kgs to loose, InshAllah!


Current Weight: 83 kgs
Goal Weight: 65 kgs
Mini Goal #1: 78 kgs
Mini Goal # 2: 73 kgs
Mini Goal # 3: 68 kgs

I am determined to get to my goal weight, InshAllah!

Some other exciting news is I am finally starting my arabic language course! Alhamdulilaah, Allah has answered my duas and granted me the opportunity of learning the language of the Quran. The course is grammer, morphology and tafseer so I am super excited to start tommorrow InshAllah.

Thanks for all the ladies who have commented!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Exciting new horizon

I have decided once and for all to get rid of the fat me! I have signed up for a medical weight loss programme which starts this weekend, InshAllah.

The start of this diet is a 2 day binge on fatty foods and then followed by a 3 day fruit fast. And then 6 weeks of low carb, low calorie eating. And of course the main thing, daily injections of a hormone called HCG. The diet in South Africa is called Slender Wonder and abroad The HCG or Leptin diet.

I am mentally preparing myself to stick to it, I have nothing to lose but fat! Please make dua for me ladies, I need so much of it.

Thought I would post some Islamic knowledge regarding the matter :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011


After Hajj I was so inspired by my journey that I was inspired to wear the niqab. I had already been wearing the hijab as well as an abaya since I went for Umrah in 2009.

I was wearing it in Madinah all of the time since I arrived and then when I wore it for the Umrah to Makkah I did not wear it and it was so humid in Makkah I was having a bit of difficulty wearing it in tawaaf.

When I was on the plane coming home I decided not to shock my family by arriving at the airport wearing it and my daughter would also not recognize me.

After the first week I decided to break the news to everyone and wore it out and about. Alhamdulilaah it has been received with lots of goodness :) May Allah make it easy for all the muslimahs. Ameen!

Hajj 2010

As salaamu Alaykum sisters in Islam and readers of this small blog about my insignificant life

So much has happened since April 2010!!! That looks like the last time I blogged! Oops, sorry!

So an update is due:

After April 2010 I was accredited to go for Hajj! I made my intention and Alhamdulilaah I was so fortunate to be able to go for 5 amazing and life changing weeks! Allah ta'ala really blessed me! A trip of a lifetime! We spend 10 nights in Madinah! The crowds were overwhelming compared to Umrah in December 2009 but visiting the qabr of our beloved Nabi (saw) was amazing and rewarding!

Makkah was packed to capacity 5 million hujjaj. We stayed so close to the haram in Makkah and the 4th day of Thul Hijjah moved to Aziziah for the remainder of the days before we went to Mina for the first day of Hajj.

In Makkah I spent most of my time in the haram doing salaah and tawaaf! Seeing the Kabah again was amazing! So magnetic! Really reminds me of the Glory and Majesty of Allah ta'ala.

We moved to Mina the first day of Hajj, spent the time there in salaah, thikr and anticipation of the days to come. South Africans are so fortunate we have lovely tents and 24 hour food service and amazing Ulema who  occupied our time with hajj lectures and advice! Alhamdulilaah!

The next morning after fajr we left for Arafah walking. It was a long walk but was so beautiful to commemorate the footsteps of the Sahaabah (ra) and the Nabi (saw) it was truly amazing! I could not believe that I was there!

We arrived in Arafah and it was 20 degrees hotter than on the road! We spent the day on Arafaah in hope and mercy of Allah ta'ala. I have never felt so close to Allah ta'ala as on that day. It was a tearful day of repentance and asking Allah ta'ala. When I looked around me it was as if we were on the day of Judgement! So many people just walking around in a trance like state regretting, asking for forgiveness, pleading Allah for mercy. And everyone was concerned with themselves and no one else!

It was really the highlight of Hajj, Youmul Arafah!

After Maghrib we walked to Muzdalifah and reached there at midnight. We set up camp on a road just on the muzdalifah mina border and slept on the road under the stars! Was one of the best sleeps ever! I think because I was just really exhausted.

We then woke up for fajr and proceeded back to Mina where we would pelt the Jamaraat! It was a long walk back, we rested, prayed and then went to the Jamaraat building which looks like a huge multi level parking building. We went to the first level, pelted our 7 stones and left back to Aziziah to wait for our sacrificial animals to be slaughtered and then to relieve ourselves from Ihraam and then return back to Mina. We performed our Tawaaf of Hajj the next day and then we completely relieved from Ihraam.

We stayed the extra nights in Mina and pelted the Jamaraats during the day.

It was sad leaving but I was so excited to be reunited with my daughter who was staying at my mother in laws for the 5 weeks.

Alhamdulilaah I am so fortunate!! Alhamdulilaah.