Of unwanted advice and weightloss

Of unwanted advice and weightloss

Some time back a fellow blogger suggested it was a good idea to incorporate surya namaskars in ones routine. Always ready to try out a new suggestion in the fight against fat, I did so. It’s been over a week now and I’ve stuck to it.

Today as I was in the middle of my daily dose of twenty ..
Aap breathing control nahin kar rahi hain,” commented a voice.
She was a co-gymmer I barely knew. I threw her a mildly apologetic smile and continued.
Aise toh koi fayada nahin hone wala,” she went on. This time I gave her a not so apologetic smile, resolutely turned my back at her and went on.
Haan sachchi.. yeh sab toh instructor ke saath hi karna chahiye,” the co-gymmer had been joined by a friend. This was getting seriously.. IRRITATING. I tried to concentrate harder on my counts.
Aap ne woh Nazia ko dekha hai? Woh perfect karti hai
I don’t know who Nazia is and I don’t care. I do not want lessons in Suryanamaskars I’ve been doing them for years. I don’t even know who you are, you are certainly not an instructor. Why don’t you find something else to do rather than commenting on me…

I wish I’d said at least SOME of that. I didn’t. I wish it weren’t so tough being rude to strangers… even to rude strangers who crawl on your nerves.

Of course one reason for my irritation was the fact that I haven’t been losing much weight in a long long time, which is also why there hasn’t been a post on weightloss. What’s the point of a post on weightloss when there’s no weightloss?

The summer vacations are suicidal, I swear. Remember before I went off I was there – in that 60s club. However two months and it’s all undone and I can’t get back. The other day my trainer watching me conscientiously at the weights said, “aap exercise toh theek karti hain.. aapka weight kam ho kyon nahin raha?”
Hah thought I, “You haven’t seen how often I’m heading for the fridge”.
It was like he’d heard my thoughts, “Aap bilkul diet nahin kar rahin hain kya?”
Yup “Nail on the head,” thought I.. while nodding and trying to smile a non-commital smile.

However, that pretty much sums up my situation.
Chocolates, pastries, khakras, breads, bhels, soups, salads, eggs and milk.. the good, bad and ugly..all of it finds a place on my plate.

I really do need to get my act together.

And so here’s my pledge for September.

I will

Keep going to the gym
Try to squeeze in a 20 minute walk in the evening
Have just two cups of tea/coffee.. three maybe
Stop at soups and salads at dinner time

I won’t

Eat junk
Smuggle in a sweet post meals
Grab a spoonful of Nutella if there are no sweets
Eat up the kids’ chocolates and replenish them quietly
Sit with a plate while watching late night TV

There I’ve confessed all my sins.

The target for September: Two kgs.

21 Replies to “Of unwanted advice and weightloss”

  1. Arti.. Will remember your advice 'Keep it simple' and of course I'll write in the results.

    Momofrs: 30??? That would be great. I've been doing my 20 diligently and they fell less tiresome each day. Maybe I'll graduate to 25 next week. You start off yours and write how it went. I'll be watching :-).

  2. Goodness woman, I SWORE that I would start doing at least 30 SuryaNamaskars starting this month.
    It is day 3 today and I haven't even begun with one!!
    Thanks for reminding me.
    Also, I've heard that those SNs help big time. Since I have difficulty controlling diet, am planning to focus on SN to do the needful.
    Need to watch my weight.
    Good luck with your's

  3. Hehe, unwanted advice is something that really gets on to your nerves and the thing is most of the times, we really cant do anything about it.

    Good Luck with your weight loss, and do let us know how it all went πŸ™‚ Generally, pledges like these if kept simple tend to work out great, isn't it?

  4. Actually some people don't understand that they are meddling in other's affairs.

    I find Suryanamaskar to be very good. If you are doing 20 at a time then it is good. you can increase that based on your comfort.

    Weight reduction is a holistic process. It wont happen by implementing just one or two suggestions. You need to feel healthy. That is more important.

  5. :)) Best wishes! Dont starve your body totally of sugar. Keep sneaking a chocolate in now and then πŸ™‚ Moderation is the key to happiness!

  6. :)) Best wishes! Dont starve your body totally of sugar. Keep sneaking a chocolate in now and then πŸ™‚ Moderation is the key to happiness!

  7. all these people find only one place on earth to congregate and that's the gym.

    i eat all junk food, sweet and everything that falls under the category of food. why bother? eat whatever you want.

  8. Smita.. Yes I do all of that. Your advice is not unsolicited at all. You're heading for the 50s.. right? You qualify for my guru *bows head in respect* Bring it on… and keep reminding me will you?

    Uma.. Need all the wishes thanks you. I will do that next time.

    Jinju: Hey thanks for dropping by and thanks for all those generous compliments. *blush blush* All the best for a happy life.

  9. Hi… I LOVE ur blog…. especially the posts on d kids and parenting…. dey r sooo cute, heartwarming… nd enlightening too! πŸ˜€ ur children r lovely nd i just love reading abt der pranks and antics nd d activities u do wid dem…m nt evn married bt i hope wen, smeday, i bcm a mom, i can b at least half as fabulous a one as u r πŸ™‚ Keep up d good wrk, both on d blog nd off it.. love nd hugs to hrit nd naisha…. best wishes, jinju.

  10. πŸ™‚
    good luck with the weight loss, OM..
    the next time just say a curt thank you to those buggers and continue to do what you were doing..maybe they'll get the message..

  11. You really do what u have written under 'I won't'


    On a serious note and at the expense of preaching & giving unsolicited advice….controlling your diet will do wodners to u. Do nothing but just stop sweets and eat something healthy in every two hrs u will achieve your target!! πŸ™‚

    Good Luck!!!

    And those ladies….arrgh!!! Stupid! Next time they repeat the performance be rude to them u have nothing to lose.

  12. Best is to ignore those bugging ppl πŸ™‚

    Liked the last part of your blog…candid confessions πŸ™‚

    All the best πŸ™‚

  13. Hi! Thanks for visiting. AnywAy, i didn't understand all the words, but i understand that you are going to cut lots of foods to have a healtheir body. Good luck to that:)

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