Sunday, October 05, 2008

I follow two diets, one just isnt enough.

From the past 6 months or so, I resolved I needed to lose about 30 kilos, the healthiest and fastest way I could. In December 2007, I weighed all of a very flabby, miserable and roly poly 84 kilos. Needless to say, on my 5 ft 3 frame, it all looked like a very robust sack of potatoes destined for the relief of a famine ravaged country.

Today, I’m a fat, but healthier 74 kilos. And the work is still in progress. It’s all a combination of diet, hunger pangs, exercise, green tea and looking long and hard at all the lovely clothes i want to wear, but cant because my flubber makes itself very prominent in spandex ltd.

This post does have a point, before I ramble any more. My motto for most anything in life is, If you do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got. And that is helping me bear whatever small discomfort and big problems that life keeps throwing at me. It’s weird, how one after another I’m in such scrapes, where my reality and sense of self tethers on my uncertain future. The point of this post is the learning curve you experience when you try to change an aspect of yourself, and the fun you have on the way.

I’ve learned that I’m not as addicted to coffee as I once thought I was. It’s been a coffee free 3 months, and I’m not having any cravings.

I’ve learned that although Tea does taste like Cat’s piss, Green tea with mint and no sugar is bearable. ANYTHING to fit into that lovely halter top and mini corduroy skirt.

I’ve learned that sugar free gum and popcorn without salt is God’s gift to the horizontally challenged lot.

I’ve learned you can go on for another minute on the Treadmill long after you think you’re going to collapse from exhaustion.

I’ve learned that sports Bra’s are very, very, very expensive, and not just for teenyboppers.

I’ve learned that when I tell myself I can, or can’t, despite my skepticism, my body and will really does bend itself to my mind.

I’ve begun to love the mornings, contrary to my earlier belief that life begins after 8 pm. The reason for this is, I’ve stopped having dinner except on days when I’ve skipped lunch unintentionally. I can eat most what I want in the mornings, so when I wake up, I’m inevitably dreaming of steaks, eggs, chocolate mocha coffee, and the leftovers from whatever awesome dinner my mum cooked. Nevertheless, I settle for a little bit of the leftover dish, one bowl of muesli with milk, and green tea. When the night comes, I’m surviving on popcorn or sugar free gum, and praying like crazy for the morning. But I absolutely refuse to open the fridge.

I’ve fallen head over heels for my I pod. It helps me bear the weights, the boredom, the soreness, and the tedium of the elliptical/ cycling/ rowing machine.

I’ve begun reading up and counting calories on mostly everything I eat, and the way that people look at me astonished and tell me I’ve lost weight is a bit of motivation and adequate compensation for that day’s grueling run.

Whenever anyone asks me how I’ve lost weight, I now have a politically incorrect, but apt answer. I work out, and bear hunger pangs after 7 pm. You want it, you gotta do that too. Most of them just slinker away. Really, what did they think, I prayed and the weight just flew off and landed on the nearest bar of chocolate for someone’s consumption ?

Wish me luck, another 10 kilos to go before Christmas !


Kris said...

damn. wish u were here. and i'm not talking about the song.

seriously, thanks for the inspiration. you are now officially lighter than me. and i'm now forced to compete.

pass the green tea, please :P

WeirdiSgooD said...

idiot ! wishing i was there wont help u lose the flab. I;m on a n average, always lighter than you, or supposed to be anyway .. since u'r taller, and rate i'm going, fat chance in hell that I'll outweigh you Fatty. I miss you :(

I pigged out and dint exercise two days in a row, and now its 1 am and I'm wishing i hadn't skipped my workout. No problems, tomorrow is another day :)

Didelphinus said...

It's almost disturbing, the way you find out that you're capable of living Without so many things you take for granted. And With certain unthinkable things as well.
Almost sad, it is.

Pass me that bar of chocolate no?

Rashi V said...


When people ask me what I did to shed the fat. I say nothing. I obviously i didn't do anything they don't know.. It is so irritating. But the compliments your dress pays you by fitting properly/being loose is the best :)

derangedpandabear said...


Kas said...

Chancing on your post was a happy coincidence. Since two weeks ago, in a quest to lead a healthier, lighter life, I've been eating before 7.30 pm. No tea or coffee, cigarettes or alcohol. No ice cream or chocolates either. I'm not even tempted nowadays

WeirdiSgooD said...

@ Div- No, to be honest, I won't have that happening to anybody i know and love, so i'll toss the chocolate away, for a post breakup/ PMS session :D ...and trust me, it takes a long, long time to get your system rid of anything, toxic, or healthy, and Murphy being so amazing, the toxic stuff takes longer.

@Rash- Yeah, like Duuuuude, reduce your intake but don't go all bulimic, and run as if your lfie depended on it, which in a way, it does.

@ The panda- Thanks :)

@ Kas- If you come back that is, please tell me how DID you kick the smoking. And whether its working, or you're itchy/ bitchy all day and like to bite off heads.

P.E.A.C.E said...

its always a delight reading ur blogs :) aah well if only i had all the will power and the praying that u have, probably ill be mis hot and sex y december, but thanks for the inspiration. will definitely try it out :)
hope to see ya soon

yellow2art said...

where's the poetry, kid? don't let that muse ever dry up!

Wd said...

There are so many things I have to do- and one of them is put on weight!

Winnie the poohi said...

Ah you are making me want to lose weight.. why cant all the fat just melt down without me doing anything ? :(

The Vitruvian Boy said...

i wonder whether u accomplished yr mission????

i wish i wasnt underweight.....
or i could borrow some weight from those who wish u donate... :D