‘You are what you eat!’
God knows how many times I have heard that! I always thought I would rather be fried chicken or chocolate cake! But the scales won me over! 1.9 kgs in less than 6 days. And I did stray. 😦 Too much temptation. But not too much to cause damage apparently.
I am starting to feel lighter on my feet too! I walk everywhere as much as I can and seem to have more energy. Sleep better too! And the cherry on the cake was when some colleague said I look fresh and happy! 🙂 So yayee to the diet. I have sat through an office pizza party with just two bites from slices my colleagues finished.
God I have been stuck on this post for the past two three days! I cheated that night but called the dietitian yesterday and she put me on an eggs and fruit only diet. And yes! I went to check today. One more kilo down! 🙂 That makes a total of 3 kgs in 8 days. And the compliments don’t hurt either. The encouragement helps to keep going. I am actually starting to enjoy the fruits. 😉
I always thought I was rum cake or some sinful chocolate cake. But maybe I don’t mind being a fruit salad! 😛 😉
You know what is the hardest thing to do when you are a highly social person? Go on a diet!
Yes I have been MIA because I have had social stuff to do this Diwali. Happy Diwali by the way! So day before yesterday was an office party. Second day into my diet. So hard! Well I ate before we went out and I am proud that I didn’t bite into all the delicacies, much to the amusement of my colleagues! Not their fault really, considering I am a self proclaimed foodie!
We went to this new place Chatter House, close to work! Great ambiance and food! Good times. I am proud of myself that I contained myself with a Caesar salad and Lemon Iced Tea (no sugar) after a lot of insistence by the company. I said no to the Diwali sweets but I succumbed to a little red wine. I know I know! I went off the trail. But dinner was the same as prescribed.
I was worried, I won’t lie, when I went to see the dietitian lady yesterday but voila I had lost a little more than a kilo! In two days!! The water weight was shedding off! Just the beginning. I spent Saturday, shopping for the house and other errands- walking everywhere! Quite a lot of fun actually! And oh guess what my next two days were going to be easier. She was letting me have chicken. But going on diet is more about eating mindfully and eating right than about starving or deprivation is something I am realizing quickly. So I am looking at healthier recipes. Still tasty. Like the one I tried with Chicken last night! A stir fry of bell peppers, onions and broccoli with Chicken and Parley with Rosemary. Was yummy and healthy!
I guess I am lucky I don’t have a sweet tooth. I suppose that would be the harder thing to do. My nemesis is fried foods. But I am doing okay so far. Have resisted so far. But all this socializing lined up, it’s hard not to fall off the wagon!
When all interactions have been about food so far- what we will eat and where, it’s hard not to fall back to old habits! The little voice in me protests! But the part that’s feeling lighter insists on seeing this through.
I realise my social self is going to challenge this diet a lot. Let’s see how that goes…
Anyway, the plan is to stick to it as much as I can! Happy festivities to me!
The night before.
The stats can shake you. I am not obscene and hence misleading. But I weigh 75.6 kgs at 5’1″. BMI and all that says am obese. How we mislead ourselves into thinking sweet cute labels like ‘pleasingly plump’ and all that to keep up morale. Sometimes we need to be shaken into action. All it takes is a hideous picture.
I met a dear friend, one of my strongest supporters in this quest, an inspiration herself for a cuppa. Splurged on two amazing bags- probably a treat to encourage my abstinence. Bought my fruits, veggies and health foods. Came back home armed for success.
Tip for success: Make your maid your best friend. Mine is a doll. I spent an hour chatting her up as she cut my salads and fruits. Have to befriend fruits. Treated myself to mom’s home-cooked Biryani. One last time. My little treat.
Truth be told, water is the Godsend. I am set. Plan to hit the sack latest by 12:30 am.
Starting tomorrow, life as I know it shall change. Here goes nothing!
So there I am succumbing to it. Out of boredom. Out of the need to do something new. Out of necessity born out of this stupid condition for fault of my own. I feel age catching up on the other side of 25. All my years I have fought the need to look a certain way. Demanding to be valued for who I am and what I do and not the way I look. In principle it still holds true. But I am tickled by the idea and I want to see what it can be like. I have seen people attempt it and come out looking great on the other side. And I am inspired by a few. Dieting has been the hardest. Fighting the battle of the bulge.
So many diets and doomed to fail exercise routines, I have decided to make discipline my friend. The whole nine yards. Sleep, a dietician’s plan and a fitness routine. Basically a lifestyle overhaul. I have it in me to do it. How far and for how long? Time will tell. It starts tomorrow. I go shopping for health today!
Aim is to be fit. Always was. Always has been.
Wish me luck!