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Making The Cut

Are you ready to channel your inner badass and get ripped?!?! Come join me in the 30-day challenge by Jillian Michaels, Making the Cut. I plan on starting December 1st! Anyone interested go get the book today and start planning!!!See More
Jun 23, 2009
Azad replied to Jessie's discussion Top 5 songs in the group Nike+ BTLers
"This is what I am feeling right now but it always changes :O) 1. Pain - Jimmy Eat World (my powersong) 2. Nausea - Beck 3. The hardest button to button - The White Stripes 4. That's not my name - Ting Tings 5. Somethings is not right with me -…"
Apr 6, 2009
erin commented on Azad's album
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"Wow! These are great! I had to laugh at the laugh set - it looks like you are freezing without all of you "insulation". You are such a hottie! (hope that isn't weird)."
Apr 2, 2009
erin commented on Azad's blog post How the fattest girl at school got everyone running.
"Wow!! You are an inspiration. I want to start running once the ice melts off of the streets - started today!! There's a marathon in Fargo in May ;~) if you'd like to check out that metropolis - I promise the flooding will be over by then.…"
Apr 1, 2009
Robyn commented on Azad's blog post How the fattest girl at school got everyone running.
"You go girl!! I bet it's awesome seeing those improving times on your races as well! How motivating!!"
Apr 1, 2009
Tish commented on Azad's blog post How the fattest girl at school got everyone running.
"Great going, Azad. You definitely inspired me! Thanks for that and for popping in here to blog once in a while."
Apr 1, 2009
Azad commented on Julie ESG's blog post Size 14
"Wooohoo!!! That's great!!!! Keep it up and you will surely be wearing a size 12!!! ;O)"
Apr 1, 2009
Azad commented on JillianBean's blog post I've Been Inspired!!
"You should go for it!!!! That sounds like a great race to ease you into it! I am dying to do a triathalon but I have other goals in mind before I get there - there is only so much training one can do lol Good luck!!!"
Apr 1, 2009
Azad commented on Kimberly's blog post Another 5k today and it was AWESOME!
"So awesome Kim!!! I still can't get over the number - how cool is that?! You did AMAZING and should be incredibly proud!!!!!"
Apr 1, 2009
Azad left a comment for erin
"Erin!! So good to hear from you! I am sorry to hear that things have been rough on your end :O( There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Maintenance comes with good days and the bad. You know what you need to do - you need to get control of…"
Apr 1, 2009
erin left a comment for Azad
"I am here. Thanks for checking in on me. I'm about 12 lbs. over goal right now. I've been an eating machine and am ashamed of it. My 1 yr. anniversary of starting WW in on April 6th. I have cabin fever and really want to get out and…"
Mar 31, 2009
Azad commented on Tish's blog post Neverending . . .
"AWESOME post Tish! You're so right, it is neverending! But if neverending means I get to feel the way I do now and never go back to that dark, awful place than so be it. If that means I have to run, strength train and constantly plan my meals…"
Mar 27, 2009

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About Me:
Okay I think it is about time to changed this section. I am no longer the person I once was so here it goes...

I am a 29 year old from Long Island. I have been overweight pretty much my entire life and obese for the greater portion of it. At my all-time highest weight of 285 lbs I was absolutely miserable, at least with myself. I remember feeling sick and tired all the time. I felt out of shape and lazy because I didn't have enough energy to do anything about it. It was exhausting just to walk around the mall or to go up a flight of steps. One of my best friends asked me to be in her bridal party and everything changed. I didn't want to be in her pictures looking the way I did. I did great and lost about 100 lbs. Some of it was on my own but most of it was with the help of weight watchers. The problem was I went about the program the wrong way. I wasn't focused on being healthy, it was to lose weight. I did lose weight but I didn't change many of my unhealthy habits. It never became a part of my lifestyle and was always something I struggled to keep up with. As a results I gained most of it back.

In April of 2007, I was almost 250 lbs and began contemplating lapband surgery. At that point I felt like a failure. My body again started to feel as it had before. I was tired and exhausted all the time. Although I had successfully lost weight and kept it off once before, I felt as if I had no control over myself and was forever doomed to the same fate. It was basically now or never for me at that point. I was 100 lbs overweight and thought being healthy was some insurmountable task. However I was scared. Too scared to undergo surgery. I decided to give it one last chance and to give it all I had. With my FFL Kim by my side, I went back to weight-watchers for what felt like the millionth time.

I have a truly AMAZING support team that never fail to help me up when I am down. My lifestyle is so different than the last time I did this - it is so much healthier and I am happy again.

On November 15, 2008 I reached goal. It is not the end of my story here...it is my new beginning. I finally have a chance to live this life the way I was meant to. I have battled this weight my entire life and that has not ended either. It is going to take work to keep this up but I look forward to the challenge!

"If you haven't failed, you're not trying hard enough."
Plan of Choice:
Weight Watchers
Workout Philosophy:
I stay active doing everyday activities, I'm a gym rat ALL the way, I'm a Running Fanatic

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MY STATS
Proud to be on program since April 2007
Highest weight: 285 lbs
Starting weight at ww recommitment: 249.2 lbs
Current weight: 158
Weight watchers goal: 160 lbs

GOALS for 2009!!
-To run a 1/2 marathon (May 3rd)
-To beat my personal records in 5k and 10k races.
-To maintain my weight but get my body fat percentage down!
Body fat percentage as of 4/26 = 28.8%
Goal body fat percentage = 25% (can be less but not under 20%)
-To maintain my fitness and get more toned!
-To challenge myself by trying a different activity or exercise.

Azad's Blog

How the fattest girl at school got everyone running.

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 4:09pm 3 Comments

Okay well I may not be the fattest girl at school anymore but I used to be. Perhaps even the biggest girl in the building. You may be thinking I scared everyone into thinking if they didn't run they would turn into me one day, but alas that is not the case. So how did I do it? The truth is I honestly have NO idea!



I went running with my buddy D yesterday. We were discussing how far she had come and she told me that I was to thank for that. But I didn't do anything! All I did was tell… Continue

Yeah....so....I haven't posted since January?

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 11:30am 3 Comments

I apologize for falling off the face of the blogosphere (yet again) but it has been very hard for me to keep up with this site as well as with blogging. To be honest, I really haven't been into it because I am slowly but surely falling out of weight loss mode. I have not fallen off the wagon...I guess I have climbed aboard a different wagon of sorts. This leaves me feeling like I have nothing to contribute and nothing left to say.



Anyway, things have been great all around. I have… Continue

You are now looking at an AFTER! :O)

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 12:58pm 13 Comments

I know I haven't been around for a while and in the world of weight loss blogs that usually means falling into a deep abyss of weight gain never to return. However, I am happy to report that not only is all fine and dandy but I am now an official lifetime member - I am also now a weight watcher employee as well!



So thanks to all my BTL friends for checking up on me! I am so sorry about falling behind but I have been so distracted and busy lately that the more I fell behind the more I… Continue

Quick Post - Some Random Thoughts

Posted on December 6, 2008 at 11:38am 4 Comments

-I was down 3 lbs this week! I am now 158 and thinking that I could easily get to the 140s and may be happier there.

-Only 3 more weigh-ins till lifetime...I'm almost there!!!

-I am *nearly* done with Week 1 of Making the Cut!! Tomorrow will be day 7 :O) It's going great and I am noticing results...can't wait to see what the final tally will be 3 weeks from now.

-I am going to the outlets today. I am going to attempt to go down another size in pants - we shall see how that goes.… Continue

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Posted on December 2, 2008 at 12:04pm 1 Comment

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At 3:28pm on August 7, 2008, SaminSTL said…
Azad - thanks for the words of encouragment! And you are certainly and inspiration to me! Your progress pictures amaze me, what an awesome transformation. Congrats on your weight loss and for finally getting it right and being the happy, HEALTHY person you have always dreamed of! :) ... I can do this and I will do this! I hope to have a picture progression just like yours someday soon! :)
At 9:33pm on August 7, 2008, Aurora said…
Hello! Wow!! Those are great progress pics... keep up the great work. I've been on WW for about 5 months now and feel like I'm losing the same 11 lbs. over and over again but I'm staying focus. Nice meeting you! :)
At 8:53am on August 8, 2008, Dawn said…
Hi, Thanks for the comment on my blog. I teared up reading your story...While my weight wasn't as high, the emotions have been the same for me... I wondered when I got to my highest, how did I let myself get like this? When did I lose control. Your progress photos are fantastic, I wish I had a before picture of me (I wouldn't allow them back then). I noticed that posting my pictures side by side (like I did this week) proved to me that I'm doing well... sometimes I feel like "yeah, the numbers on the scale are going down, and my clothes fit better, but I still see the fat girl in the mirror that I saw 8months ago... Keep posting, I am totally inspired by you :)Thanks
At 9:13pm on August 8, 2008, SquishyNoMore said…
Thanks for the comment you left for me about my grandma and my dad. It feels good to know people support me during this time, even in cyber-land! I will do my best to stay positive, and remember that EVERYTHING happens for a reason. Thanks again for taking the time to post.
At 10:39pm on August 8, 2008, Kimberly said…
You look absolutely amazing Azad! You are the best WW buddy and friend anyone could ever ask for. So glad we are on this crazy journey together! I know we will reach our goals!
At 11:08pm on August 8, 2008, ezziriah said…
I had a friend a few years ago we used to do everything together. We'd take walks during our lunch hour,go to weight watcher meetings together or whatever we wanted to do. we done just about anything as long as it got us out of the house. But,she had just broken up with a guy and She got into drugs and I just couldn't be around that. I do miss that kind of friendship!!
At 11:09pm on August 8, 2008, ezziriah said…
BTW you look amazing. How'd you get started running? I am going to start the couch to 5k plan this week. I so can't wait to get started.
At 7:44am on August 11, 2008, Justdoitgirl said…
Dear Azad, you are such an inspiration to me - beautiful inside and ouside.
I will work hard on making the adjustments that it takes to feel good and healthy and happy again...
Thank you so much for sharing your story,
Paulina
At 1:28pm on August 11, 2008, Peachykeen25 said…
Good morning :) I'm hoping to run another 5k in September but recently it's as if I have no time to work out. How do you find time to work out?
At 2:42pm on August 11, 2008, Shanna said…
Thanks for the comment on my blog. I just read your story. You are doing amazing and you look great, keep it up.

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