Thankful Thursday 

Today I’m linking up with Amrita and Tina for the ‘Thankful Thursday’ post!

I have a lot of things to be thankful this November and this year. It’s kind of hard to narrow it down to just one thing.  I got married in November, so I have a soft spot for the month & I have so much to say about the man who is my husband!  

But, if I had to really point out, something about this year alone — it has got to be my weightloss. This year I managed to lose almost 10 kilos & my determination was a surprise to me as well. It certainly was not easy, & lot of strength was needed to keep at it. Now, is it not something I should be thankful for? 

Last week, my post was about me finding about my pregnancy. This week, it’s something different. Its not about one day, but a pilgrimage filled with struggle, sweat and the elusive “I am finally there” pinnacle.

I was never obese fat, but had always known that I need to lose weight. It was always there at the back of my head. 

An eye opener


 I knew it was hard, & would start a strict diet for a week or so and give up. One of my pictures, made me realise that I need to do something soon, about this. I certainly did not look my age, & another eye opener was how huge my clothes used to look while I would fold them.

Me at 29

I started slow and gave up the “quick fix” mentality, for once for and all!  It took some time, but I kept pushing through the good as well as the bad times. I did a mix of both: eating better & working out. I’m yet to reach my final goal, but I’m at a good place. 

As, currently I’m on a vacation, sharing a picture that was taken today itself!

This is how I look now (Mid-thirties)


I’m really, very thankful for the weight that I have managed to lose & hope to stay at lesser side for always!
It took a lot of hard work & will power from my end, and I prayed to God daily to help me stay focussed! I still, thank God for helping me reach a better weight…where I’m  happy with myself.

33 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday 

  1. Amrita Basu (Misra)

    This is a great journey. Inspiring for al of us.Weight is something I am struggling too.That’s a big thank you to God for helping us stay motivated.
    Thank you so much for writing with us on Thanksgiving for #Thankful Thursdays.
    Love reading your posts.

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  2. Tina Basu

    Thant is a superb weight loss Zainab. I have to get into this mode very soon, if not from tomorrow alone! I did lose some of the pregnancy weight but need to cut down at least some 6-8 kgs! Inspire me to do that Z

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  3. Bijoux

    You are so beautiful! I’m happy that you are enjoying some success in your weight loss goals.

    We stayed at an Intercontinental in San Fran, but the one behind you looks a lot better! Have fun!

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    1. slimexpectations Post author

      Thankyou so much for the compliment:)
      We also stayed at the intercontinental SF- the blue glass one? It was a good one too. This one had its perks too:)

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  4. Masoom

    If you are telling about weight, I would like to say, weight loss is a a false notion, we have to fit maintaining BMI. I have many colleagues which are happy to loose 1.5 Kg. I mean common what’s the new thing. But it requires effort to be fit. I appreciate your efforts. Awesome post. 💞

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    1. slimexpectations Post author

      I know about the B M I, but I like to stick with the weight loss notion 😉
      Thankyou for reading!

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  5. ʞɐ

    Your journey has been great.
    I think I need to get on the same wagon to lose weight and may be become fit.

    P.S. The last photo is great. 🙂

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  6. Maryfran

    And your hard work has paid (is paying) off!!! You look incredible….and so much happier. There is a light shining in your eyes that wasn’t there on the ‘before’ pictures!

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    1. slimexpectations Post author

      Thanks so much Mary! I think I always felt uncomfortable being clicked “before” & that’s why I think that there’s light in my eyes in the after pic:)

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