Apr 27, 2014

Fat to Fit...


 Not Everyone is fat by choice.No one wants to be ridiculed as a Fatso.Everyone wants to be like the perfect model on the front cover of Vogue. But yes now i do realise we are responsible for all that happens with our body. A doctor had once told me this, " You are what you eat "  and that had somehow made sense to me and had stayed in my thoughts for a longer time. And now i have totally started believing that I am what I eat. I was never a zero figure all my life nor i was an obese baby by birth. Slowly and gradually my weight kept increasing (thanks to all the corporate lunches and parties )and i didn't even realise when i turned 93. The first time the weighing scale showed 93 , I was alarmed. The warning bells had started ringing.

Apart from the weighing scale that i so so loathed to use everytime during a medical checkup, there were other factors too that forced me to lose weight. Frequently mocked and being ridiculed by people , I had started feeling depressed. Somewhere it had started affecting my level of confidence too. I was showered with so many embarrasing nicknames ( moti,fatso etc  etc) . I didn't care what people told about me, but i somewhere felt that i was losing my identity. I am a software engineer, a blogger, a singer, a dancer  but people never addressed me as“ a singer” or “ a dancer”.Inspite of being multi talented than most of them who called me names, i thought my talent was being overshadowed by my weight. I have had so many experiences wherein for stage shows I would be declined a role.Obviously the real reason never came up but it was put up diplomatically many a times. Not that I cared about people, as to what they said.It was a fight against my will power. I questioned myself whether I was this weak that I could succumb to fatty foods and risk my life when I had such a beautiful life ahead to enjoy.


And that is when i decided  I am going to walk my calories away.I wake up early in the morning and go in for a jog or a walk with my bestie Anu. If you plan to go for walks ,always have a company.  Try to rope in a friend, your spouse, your parents etc who are tough taskmasters and will see to it that you jump off the bed.You need such company so that the other person is always motivated to shed off the calories.Anu is one such task master and thanks to her I don't miss a single day.

Its been 6 months and i am 11 kilos lighter.The more I walked , the more the effects became visible and the more confident I was. You can see the change in the pic below.




Morning walks along with a proper diet plan are the best thing if you are planning to lose weight. I used to wonder whether walks are effective, but the picture speaks volumes. And yes dont start with the expectation that the results would be visible the next day... you need to have loads of patience.. you need to wait patiently with a positive attitude.Set up goals for the week and try to achieve it...
If you are on the heavier side and you think you are going through everything exactly what i have been, its time you question your inner conscience and get your life back on track. No one is born perfect but nothing can stop you from  being perfect. There may be times when you plan to lose weight and suddenly you find yourself hogging.Just question yourself what is more important to you an air filled bag of chips or your son /daughter who would be joining the kindergarten soon. Being with people who spread positivity also helps a lot in the battle to lose weight. Be with people who accept the way you are and motivate you. My fiancee accepted me the way i am ( yes with 93 kilos) and that further strengthened my resolve to lose weight and be perfect for someone who has accepted the imperfect ME! Also there is nothing like I cant lose weight or I cant do this or that... Everything is possible, if you believe in yourself...if you love your life. Start loving your body and see the results....

Trust me where there is a strong will power to achieve something in life, nothing or no one can stop you...


21 comments:

  1. Off-topic, as a suggestion, can you increase the font size of your blog? It's hard to read!

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    1. Done!!!!!thanks for the suggestion...keep reading

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  2. That's pretty motivating. Congratulations on your weight loss. Keep up the good work ! ! !

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  3. Wow chitra...loved ur post..n really u made it!!! Congratulations....

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  4. Hi chitra!!!...
    It is believed to be the toughest task to be done!!!. U did it!!!
    Well done! And a nice blog too.. motivating..

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  5. Thanks tejas...am glad u liked it... keep reading :)

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  6. Awesome .. You and blog as well.. Full of motivation .. !

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    1. Thanks vaibhavi ...keep reading :)

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  7. Awesome.. !! You are blog as well.. Motivating & thoughtful..

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  8. Hey chitra.. Looking great.. Well done..

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    1. Thanks mightier ...keep reading:)

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  9. Short and sweet!!!!! be "moti"vated always... ;-)
    btw, its 'You are what you think and the way you express', Sadly I thought your motivation was health rather than some idiots rants or shortsightedness... be healthy and enjoy foood...

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    1. I still enjoy food...but I know how much I should hog now :) be it a idiots rants or shortsightedness ...if they motivate us for something good....am al open to it....thanks for reading :)

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  10. Very well done ! My husband is also on a diet + exercise regime and he's managed to lose 10 kgs over three months. He strictly follows the diet prescribed here - http://lisamiraclediet.com/ and it has really worked wonders. The whole concept is very scientific and involves eating right at the right times.

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    1. That's awesome moonstone.....kudos to ur hubby...my diet is somewhat similar to this :)

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  11. As usual, no words! Same is the story wimme but I have lost in a tougher way!!! Looking great Chitra, proud of u yet again! :)

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  12. Thanks kathak....am glad u liked it :)

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