Thursday, December 23, 2010

GOAL #2 REACHED! MashaAllah!

Today is a happy day for me... I have REACHED my GOAL #2! I am starting on GOAL #3! I feel like I accomplished a lot and I am really loving the way I feel about myself these days!

GOAL #1: Was to lose the 23 pounds I gained while I was in UAE for 4.5 months...anddddddddd..
UPDATE: Alllll 23 Pounds GONE!! YAY!

GOAL #2: Was to lose ANOTHER 10 pounds....and......
UPDATE: All 10 of those Pounds are GONE... Double Woohoo!


DOWN 33 Pounds since I came back from UAE...which takes my TOTAL since giving birth to Baby#3 to 49 Pounds of weight I NEVER want to see again InshaAllah!

I am now starting Goal #3...which is to lose another 10 pounds. I have not been that goal weight since a little before I got Pregnant with Baby#1 who is 8 years old now lol!  It is ABOUT TIME hehehe!

Sooooo I am satisfied with the way I look now Alhamdullilah...but I would like to be more toned and fit looking, which I think with my favorite Les Mills Classes I can achieve that InshaAllah! As soon as this holiday stuff is over I am hoping to get into the gym more. Now that I have a 2nd car it is easier for me to get to the gym now that my husband is back to work.

I also LOVE shopping again...I can remember after Baby#3 going into the stores and having to Buy L or XL shirts...and now I can pick a Small off the rack and not even try it on and I KNOW it will fit...since I am a pear shape though...I need to work on my bum and thighs hehehe but I am satisfied with how I look and enjoy getting out of the shower and getting dressed like I used to...just a few months ago, I would dread getting out of the shower because my clothes were SOOOO tight because I refused to buy a SIZE or TWO bigger after gaining that 23 pounds I would go to the bathroom and fight with my jeans to get them on....they had JUST fit me a few months ago and I worked so hard to get into them...BUT NOW...I just gave THOSE few pairs of jeans away because they were too BIG! 

So just wanted to mark my big accomplishment of GOAL #2 behind me...and now I am moving onto GOAL #3.

Thanks for reading...

Loooove Kasey UmmKhaled

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Results of my 3rd Body Composition...

Today I did my 3rd Body Composition at the gym! I am pretty happy with myself MashaAllah and I feel really great! To do my REAL comparison, I will get "Body Composition #1" (Dated: Sept 28) results from the gym, which I will try to do tomorrow :) I will also do a weight and measurement update as soon as I can. 

For today's comparison of almost 2 months of "My New Healthy Lifestyle", I have:
"Body Composition #2" (Dated: Oct 8) and "Body Composition #3" (Dated: Dec 6)

The only thing I know from BC1 is the weight so that one will be BC1-BC3 but the rest are just BC2-BC3) Here we go...

Weight Loss
(BC1-BC2 = LOSS of 22 Pounds!)

FAT %: 
(BC2-BC3 = LOSS of 10.9% of Body Fat!)

FAT Mass: 
(BC2-BC3 = LOSS of 21.79 Pounds of Fat Mass!)

FFM/Fat Free Mass: 
(BC3-BC2 =  GAIN of 5.4 Pounds of FFM!)

NOTE: Gain here in FFM is a good thing because "Fat Free Mass" is everything in the body that is NOT FAT (which consists of muscle, water, bone, connective tissue, etc.) Muscle acts as the body's natural "fat-burning engine", there fore it is important to maintain or even gain healthy muscle mass when exercising or dieting. So this # went up but that is a good thing :) More muscle = Less Fat!

TBW/Total Body Water: 
(BC3-BC2 = GAIN 4 Pounds of Water Weight)

NOTE: I think Gain here is alright, not accurate way of weight measuring because depends on time of day, time on month, how much water you recently drank, when you exercised last and stuff like that, so not that a hugely important # but someone correct me if I am wrong :)
Total Body Water is important to ensure your body is not dehydrated, especially when exercising or dieting.

To check your Body's "Estimated Hydration %" there is a little calculation:
TBW/Weight x 100 = Estimated Hydration Level

Women should be: 50-60% Hydration and Men should be: 60-70% Hydration

MY BC2 HYDRATION CALCULATION WAS: 47.6% Hydration (Not Good)

MY NEW HYDRATION CALCULATION:  55.6% Hydration (Sounds good to me!)

SO that is my little update so far! I CAN'T WAIT to see BC#1 because I can't wait to compare, I hope I can run into her at the gym tomorrow!!


GOAL #1: Was to lose the 23 pounds I gained in UAE
UPDATE: 23 Pounds GONEEEEEEEEE MashaAllah woohoo!

GOAL#2: Was to lose 10 pounds Extra
UPDATE: 5 Pounds DOWN and 5 to go!

GOAL#1 and 1/2 Way through GOAL#2 TOTAL = 28 Pounds!!

GOAL#3: Will be to lose 10 more and then I will be all set InshaAllah! :)

And on a pretty cool note (not to forget all my prior weight-loss successes)...I am DOWN 44 POUNDS since I gave birth to Baby#3 Mohammed!

Loooove Kasey UmmKhaled

Friday, December 3, 2010

PLEASE HELP: Just 10 little Votes!! :)

Since you guys are all soooo supportive and amazing :) I was wondering:

My son's school is brand new with NO PLAYGROUND :( ....that has to be fund-raised but we have this amazing opportunity to win one! So can u guys go everyday for the next 10 days (10 of them because we only get each 10 votes) All you have to do is log in 1x/day...go to the "cause" and VOTE for it...1x/DAY! The only thing is you have to register with an email and a password but that only takes 2secs and it is so worthit if they get this could take YEARS to get one if they have to raise the money...but this is such an opportunity...let me know if you vote :)

Please, please, please, please...and come on and post everytime you vote...I want to see how many do it hehehehehe...please....please...

Here is the link:

It is idea: #5998

Thank you soooo much...all your votes are appreciated :) 11 days left to vote and 10 votes each...that could be a lot!! For our little kids :)

Spread the news!!

Looove Kasey