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16 September 2008
Today was the meetup with some local moms.
I wont say much other than it was a little different from what I expected. The moms are much younger than me and some of the kids were a little too rambunctious for my liking. We didnt really do anything except just sit and feed our kids and get a little chat in here and there.
I guess I was expecting a large table with loads of mom chatting merrily but instead I met three moms and basically watched them feed or constantly call their children back to the table. Even little bear became a little too free, running around the restaurant with the other kids. I didnt really like that.
I am not despondent because this is just a first impression and I am hopeful that down the road I will meet more members that are perhaps more suited to my personality.
Also went to the doctors today and apparently the bronchitis hasnt cleared up so I have to have another week of antibiotics.
What else? Nothing much I guess. Exercise is a flop still. With Ramadan and bronchitis, I think it will be a few weeks before I get around to the treadmill. At least it isnt being used to hang clothes on ...yet!!
Hope everyone else is doing good and losing all the fat..if I cant, at least hearing someone else is will be good for me.
13 September 2008
Yesterday I talked of how I was looking for Imluuvds daughters story through google but instead found a mommy and me group. I had been trying unsuccessfully for the past few months to find a social group for little bear and me and just when I wasnt looking, I found it!
I am a very spiritual person and yesterday it got me thinking..perhaps Vickis daughter is not only playing guardian angel to mommy but to mommys friends too?
Perhaps its just sheer coincidence that I happened upon the meetup group, but perhaps there was divine intervention? There is that 'power of intention' ideology floating around that if you want something strongly enough it will happen. But I wasnt even thinking about looking for any groups and I had already googled high and low without success.
Everyone will have their own belief I guess but I want to believe that little Sarah is a very smart cookie who is watching over us all here at FS. Thank you Sarah.
How funny, I was looking for Sarah, but instead, Sarah found me!
God Bless you sweetheart and keep doing what you are best at..taking care of people!
12 September 2008
BRONCHITIS, BRONCHITIS YOU SHALL NOT BRING ME DOWN!
What started off as sniffles a day after the wedding and then progressed into the flu has now turned into bronchitis.
I am so stuffed full of meds that I feel like a walking zombie. I havent been able to fast even though I really have no appetite.
But that shall not dampen my spirits because I have an interesting anecdote to report.
I was feeling this random curiosity about Imluuvd's daughter and decided to google her name in hopes of finding out more about this brave little soul. Well the Google page turned up results but not for Imluuved. Instead, I found a link to meetups happening in my area.
So I clicked the link and found a moms group in my local town and joined up. They have a meetup happening on Tuesday which is only a mile away from my house.
So, in an odd sort of way, thanks to FS and Imluuvd, I have finally found a mommy and me group!!
Touchwood, this turn of luck and good fortune will continue on my path!!
07 September 2008
Well they say that Ramadan is a month of blessings but I didnt imagine it would include being blessed enough to attend a half a million dollar wedding!!(yep you read it right - HALF A MILLION DOLLARS SPENT ON THE WEDDING!)
My mother in laws cousins son (is that first cousin once removed?) managed to hook up with the daughter of one of the richest men in Michigan. The cousin is quite rich and all his kids went to elite private boarding schools, but he is nowhere in the region of the brides father.
I have never attended a wedding like this and I dont this I will ever see a wedding like this again in my lifetime, unless my kids also luck out with filthy rich in laws!!!
I had heard that the father of the bride is responsible for everything but this guy booked every room in a five star hotel for all the guests and choosing to also stay at the hotel as well!!
The view from the hotel was the lake that divides Canada from America and the room was majestic..like a french chateau with 25 feet high ceilings!
They had an Indian themed decor shipped all the way from California. Apparently, the company is so expensive that they are almost exclusively booked by the Elite of Hollywood only. Their home was also on a lake and the view was spectacular. They had a 25 piece live orchestra and in the evening there were fireworks that would shame Disneyland synchronized to live music!
It felt so odd to even attend such an extravagant wedding because I could never imagine in a million years anything this surreal.
I was fasting on the rehearsal dinner and the wedding, but they had organized a special service for the few fasting attendees.
Oh yes, initially I had called in my apologies because I couldnt find a babysitter for little Bear. The father of the bride sent their personal housekeeper to take care of Little Bear, Princess Drama Queen and a nephew during the rehearsal dinner. On the wedding day, she took them out for the day so that they werent cooped up in a room. My mother in laws cousin was kind enough to pay her fees as well.
So I got a break for the weekend from the kids, stayed in a five star hotel for a night and got to attend the wedding of the year (at least in Michigan!!!). Life is Good and I thank the Lord for all the blessings of happiness I am being showered with recently. I also believe in the power of prayer so I want to thank all of you who have been praying for me because I truly believe every little prayer counts. Thanks guys!!
02 September 2008
RAMADAN KAREEM!! (Gotta love any felicitation that has cream in it!!)
Yesterday I completed my first day of the month of fasting called Ramadan.
One part of fasting is the obvious, abstain from all food and drink from sunrise till sunset. So apart from a little weakness and lethargy, it really didnt go too bad. It felt like when I started the Atkins. The first few days involved jittery feelings, lethargy and a lot of headaches. I guess its the detoxification stage at the moment. I know from experience that it takes about 8-10 days for the body to settle down. After that, you dont even realize that you are fasting. My headaches are light but oddly enough, only happen when I eat. Any ideas why that might be happening?(sararay???)
My daughter came up to me yesterday while I was preparing the sunset feast (when you can end the fast) "How can you be around so much food when you are fasting?". Quite easily actually. The funny thing was that I didnt feel the urge to snack on the veggies or other foods I was preparing, which is good!! Knowing that you are not allowed and being imposed upon by a higher authority than yourself really helps.
There is another part of the fasting that most non Muslims arent aware of. Not only are you supposed to detoxify your body, you are supposed to detoxify your soul too. So for the entire month , no lying, cheating, swearing, gossiping, backbiting, slandering etc, etc...No hugging, kissing or you know what(from sunrise to sunset only, for those of you worried about lack of affection-after that you have the whole night to make whoopee. AND...it becomes better quality due to the lack of time available!!). We have to discipline ourselves to have restraint and patience in worldly things.
To be honest with you, I find that harder than not eating!! I cant shout at my kids if they annoy me. In fact I am supposed to restrain myself from getting annoyed in the first place! I cant vent about people currently around me,so no gossip about certain people for the next month!! I dont really indulge in the gossip or backbiting thankfully so that is not a problem. The make out stuff is not a problem, because I am already restrained in that department, but knowing you cant have something just makes you want it more. It increases our 'intimate moments' during the month, so I always look forward to this 'honeymoon' month.
In just one day though, being forced to retrain myself into a more positive person has worked wonders. Things that would irk me before are not so stressful because I try to find excuses for that person and why they are doing what they are. Extensional members are insisting on preparing the meals, which initially felt like stepping on my boundaries but then I came up with a compromise of letting them do a few days and then suggesting I do a few days to share the workload.
I think this Ramadan has come at such an apt time in my life because I really did need more discipline in my thoughts and feelings and I can feel the changes already!
Oh yeah..finally..it was my birthday on 29th August. We didnt really celebrate it because hubby was working late as usual. We did go to the Rainforest cafe and had a birthday meal there a day later. But yesterday, I got a diamond heart shaped pendant!! Muslims believe that the devil is locked up for the month of Ramadan because it is such a sacred month. So I said to hubby.."Now I believe that the devils are locked up..because whatever devil was inside you stopping you from giving me gifts has obviously been taken away!!" I never get gifts, especially expensive ones so it was definitely a big big surprise for me!!
Boy, this month is rocking!!!
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