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The Past 10 Days - Exercise was good - Eating was bad

Monday, August 27, 2018

Well the past 10 days have been very hectic for me. The good thing being that I have managed to keep up my exercise regimen unchanged - My morning walk where I get at least 4000 steps it takes up almost 45 to 60 minutes of my time and then half-an-hour of chair yoga and physio therapy. Today is the day when my physical therapist visits me to check on my progress and change or alter my exercises for me, so he has given me 3 new ankle and shoulder exercises.

Well I can't say the same about my diet, with Bakrid (our annual festival) where we offer lamb and then make preparations out of it, so i guess I exceeded my calorie limit from the 22nd to the 24th. Then the sweets and all the visiting relatives had me tired out. We did have a lovely celebration with all my sons and their families who had lunch with us and then my brothers and families came over for evening tea and then my eldest daughter and family came over for dinner. On thursday we had other cousins, nieces and nephews visiting us for the festival and on Friday we started early and headed off to Kanpur to visit my Husband's eldest and only surviving sister. Zulekha Aapa as we call her is a sprightly 94 year old and though slightly bent with age is active and the proverbial matriarch lording over her brood of 3 sons and a widowed daughter all living with her and their clan of children and grands. Its always a joy to visit them and see so much of love and respect that they shower on us. Well Kanpur is a 2 hour drive and was completely exhausted by the time we got back.

On Saturday our second daughter with her husband and 2 sons and their families about 10 of them flew in from Delhi to spend the weekend with us, They left last night and I am still recovering from the hectic week of Bakrid and its aftermath. Well it is time now to get on track with the food.

Also please continue to pray for the flood victims across our country. Closer home the river Ganges has also crossed the danger mark. May Allah shower his mercy on us.
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  • REGILIEH
    Keeping you and yours in my prayers. What a wonderful family you have! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    684 days ago
  • DIETER27
    You have had a very busy time. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us.
    Great hearing from you. Take care.
    686 days ago
  • KATHARINE01948
    you're not going to get lonely my friend.
    your always visiting family and celebrations, going on.I understand the Bakrid last up to 4 days with a sacrifice.
    I love my sweets.
    keep up the good work of exercise emoticon

    686 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    Prayers for the floods & I did not indulge in sweets I was doing the Spark Sugar Challenge so no sweets for me
    687 days ago
  • ORTATK
    Your family sounds so loving. Thank you for sharing this wonderful holiday you had. I think that everyone in the world must understand holiday food prep and eating. I have such fond memories of my mother and grandmother and cooking for Thanksgiving in the USA.
    687 days ago
  • LIVINTODAY
    You have had a very busy time. I used to eat sweets with the excuse that they gave me energy but now I find that the energy is just a quick spurt and then over and I'm almost always tired the day after I've indulged in too many rich foods. So celebrations are wonderful and so is the food that is served but....there is a backlash. You take good care of yourself normally and it is great that you are walking so much and doing your yoga. That gives you a little leeway with the goodies.
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    687 days ago
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