Once fat, Always fat.
So was me. “Fat” I had always been, as long as I could remember. Would come last in the race in PE classes, had a beautiful face but being obese would give me that mature look that would prompt people to ask ” Are you studying in college? ” and I would politely say I am just in Grade 10. And my mom would say as in all Punjabi households .. कोई नी पुत्तर, खाते पिते घर का बच्चा है! नज़र ना लगाओ !
And then pregnancy added another graceful kilos. At times ill fitting clothes would sent me to reduce my night time meal and I would keep struggling to get a few kilos down and which in no time would come back again.So it went ..
Till precisely 11 months back .. A weight loss bug bit my husband. He enrolled in a gym and started being cautious about what would enter his mouth. How could I remain aloof . Well to make it simple .. I had more grilling schedule. And as in all Indian families the sole responsibility of my son before and after office work, I could not hit gym.
But competition .. That’s the only drive in today’s world.. So I started adding kilometres and steps to my IPhone. Alas! For a Punjabi girl in love with all good food in the world .. Sweets to be more specific .. How much would it help.
Friends suggested The famous Gm diet .. Oh how can one be without carbs .. I tried for a day .. gave it up mid afternoon.
Another day didn’t eat the whole day only to end up eating a big doughnut and a Macdonald burger at night.
In today’s world all the answers are Internet .. So came the numerous apps on mobile.. Edmondo tracker .. My fitness pal .. And then weight loss books on my kindle
But still weight loss eluded me.
By then I was about to give up .. But somehow good sense prevailed ..
1. I continued tracking my steps.
2. I carried n number of small tiffins to work to eat a fruit or a vegetable 2 hourly.
3. Reduced my carb intake .. Though not drastically.
4. Increased my protein intake
And with the initial loss of 3 -4 kgs came the renewed self confidence. Yes ! I can do it.
Today Almost 11 kgs lighter.. I feel young at heart.
Though when even 1 kgs slips up, I get tense again. But the journey has been worthwhile.
And it all lies in your mind.. Lose fat in your mind .. You will start losing it everywhere.