Thursday, September 28, 2006

Working hard in HK...

Open eyes... realize there is light outside... look at watch to confirm it is not a hallucination... curse under breath (that was rather impulsive)... say the Dua for starting the fast... turn over... go to sleep again.

That was little after 6am (yesterday). Now at 2.45am, having got home from office about a half hour ago, I am thinking if I want to risk that again, or should I keep awake till 5am for suhur? There is no doubt in my mind that if I go to sleep now, the chances of waking up at 4.30am are not too high. As a statistician, I would not bet on my odds. Then again, I would not bet on my odds to get to office on time either if I don't sleep now.

The day actually went by surprisingly well given the lack of nutrition. Possibly even better than the day before, when I was late for a meeting in the morning and decided to run most of the way to work and had to spend the rest of the day feeling pretty thirsty.

I have to admit though, AlhamdulIllah, so far I haven't had a hard time dealing with the hunger or the thirst. The thing I really feel is the lack of energy! I was remembering today how when I was 14, I would go out in the afternoon and practice with my basketball team for a couple of hours while fasting. We would be done more than an hour before iftaar time and it just wouldn't matter.

I like to think I'm not too old, but I can't help but notice the difference in energy. I miss it. And its only been 4 days...


kaya said...

Trust me. You are not the only one. just the other day I was saying to my husband that in the last 1 year I feel more of a decline in energy, than in so many years. Its like this last year the slide has been accelerated.

But yes, I would say it would be a good thing to keep ypurslef well fed, and watered, or your body will wear out and the inevitable cold will hit ur system.
In fact I would think now is a good time to get some multivitamins, or calcium going on.

Destitute Rebel said...

Kaya aunty great suggestion, you on Centrum Plus Plus for denior citizens. lol

Anonymous said...

Tsk, Destitute Rebel, I think I heard somewhere that snarkiness can invalidate your fast... :)


Destitute Rebel said...

hannah, lol . Here in the UAE we'v opened the fast, i promise i will be polite tomorrow when im fasting.

Musafir said...

Let me assure you that the feeling is mutual.
But you should try gorging on dates. They really pep you up. And of course, multivitamins are so in vogue nowadays.

RIJJU said...

i am against the multivitamins and etc. I like the idea of natural nutrition like Musafir said dates. These multivitamins and all have a side effect today or tommorrow. Better to stick with the natural nutritions.
And Kaya the more you think the steeper the slide will become. Its all in the mind

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Boo, it's all in the head. I stopped having birthdays. I am permanently 19. Try it! lol

boo! said...

thanks for the advice kaya. I think I'm doing good on calcium an vitamins, just because I comsume a lot of dairy products and fruits/nuts. Water is something I definitely don't get enough of. Need to improve there.

Dates is probably a good idea too Musafir. Maybe I'll brign some back from pakistan (am visiting for 3 days stariting tomorrow... soooo excited!)

Rijju - Multivitamins aren't bad unless you consume large quantities without really knowing what you actually need. But I agree, have to be a little careful while comsuming those.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Oho, have a safe trip boo :) Must be great to be home again.

kaya said...

Take a chill pill will ya!
Its very well to say that eating plenty of fruits and veg is healthy,but a lot of us do not have the time to have a proper balanced meal.Other than that most foods are grown with so many chemicals by the time they reach the table they are not as healthy as advocated.
Rijju Saheb
After a certain age and having had children, it is really a good idea to take vitamins, as medication and not as "channay"!
Dates are wonderful but they are also loaded with sugar, and if one is a diabetic even borderline they can push your sugar level over the edge.

LMAO at SS and being 19!