Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Oy Ve ... full disclosure and a promise to myself.

Okay so I am not in the shape I would like to be. At some not so distant time, in a galaxy far away, I was actually very athletic. Very! I was very, very, strong, taut, fast and had wonderful balance. Today... not so much.

In the past six years, I did have two wonderfully happy excuses for my weight gain and one traumatic one. The traumatic excuse literally kept me off my feet in bed for about 5 months and much emotional eating followed when I was recovering from all the things that modern medicine did to save my life. After that the happy excuses kept me on my feet and eating thier many, many, many leftovers.

I am not obese, but I am like they say back in the motherland "khatey peetey ghar ki ladki" (you can tell the family is not starving). There are jiggles and the weight is no longer in the right places. Okay, you twisted my arm so full disclosure... I could lose about 30 lbs and not look completely skin and bones. My work is sedentary and I am not the most energetic and dedicated housekeeper, so I dont think I am using as many calories as I eat. I dance ballet but I am no prima ballerina to be sweating like a piggy at every dance class. I merely glow.

I dont like to diet. No I dont. I get cranky at being denied anything. I rave and rant and get into a snit when I am hungry.

So what do I need to do?

I need to eat sensibly in a manner that can be a lifetime habit. This part is hard. Very hard and it makes me whimper in self pity,

Like a cartoon I saw... I have metal fillings in my teeth and my refrigerator magnets keep pulling me back into the kitchen. Thats why I cannot lose weight.

I also need to work out. I can work out. I love to work out. Today I went to a pro athlete sports place and I did a work out there. I could. I ACTUALLY COULD. I STAYED THE COURSE. I beat out a half marathon running friend in the stamina stakes. Okay I am bit competitive.

YAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
GIMME MY MEDAL!

Well that was just the first time.

Done.

So I have 30 lbs to loose and to be in the healthiest shape of my life by August.

Done.

It has been said and so it shall be done. etc etc etc.

I need y'all to be my cheering squad!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol. .you have joined my club..atleast you have two happy excuses...
lets lose it together sister....

hmmlife said...

btw .. its your buddy hmmlife above^^^

Oxy said...

Why excuses? Ur first statement says all. Not in the shape you would like to be, then no reason you should be. Ain't it?

Hahaha, so simple to say that na? I have a very ironic story to that actually...I badly wanna hit gym (for love of it), being stopped by (as i look greek the way I am) but..... I told you it's ironic..... sad but true..

Solilo said...

Count me in Kiran. With one excuse I have become Khate peete ghar ki too and now I am trying hard *wishing and not actual trial* to go back to arre kuch khaaya karo stage.

neeraj_only said...

good to know you are working so hard for fitness.you have sufficient time to achieve what you want ( august 2009 ) . Best of luck ...and let's see how much success you get ( i shall ask you in august ). interesting times ahead :-)

vikram said...

I lost 10 kilos never felt better in my life. Of course, have gained them all back, More actually. Its not really difficult actually. What worked for mr was i made myself forced to be repulsed by fat, whether on my body or in food. Once you start thinking fat is ugly and yuck, you are on your way. But remember it has to be the fat that repulses you, not you yourself. Its just an unwanted guest that you are gonna get rid of soon.

Rahul Viswanath said...

Lol .... I am in no race for losing any Lbs ....... Goodluck Kiran ;)

Braja said...

I love these Indian sayings, "You can tell the family is not starving." LOL...Good luck and you go girl, I'm with you.

asaaan said...

You know I am already on the same journey. And I am going to use the 4 monsters as a happy excuse :)

How did your muscles feel the next day.

memsaab said...

You can do it!!!!!!

I've lost 40 lbs at least three times in my life :) Now if I could only figure out how to KEEP them off.

roop said...

i don't 'have' to lose weight but i want to be at my fittest before i think of putting on weight for reproduction purposes hehe ...

so let's do it!!!! u lose it .. i tighten it!!! let's do do do do it! :)

pink dogwood said...

I am in it with you - I am also khate peete ghar kee :) I ran (with some walking thrown in ) a half marathon last October, but what to do, still looking khatey peetay :)

I lost 10 pounds last winter by not eating after 5pm and only drinking red wine if I got hungry - tyr that :)

Jyotsna said...

You go Kiran! And I will join you. Exactly 30 lbs weight loss required here and I am no marathon runner!

Anita said...

I don't need to lose (at the moment anyway)...but need to get into a regular exercise mode...yoga is what I would like to do.
Last year I did get off to a great start by trying a reduced carb 10-day diet...lost 3 lbs in 10 days and kept them off! Of course I modified the diet to include potatoes (it's a good vegetable!) and bananas (it is a seasonal fruit methinks)...and a couple more things :-) Want to know more?
You go girl! Keep a square of chocolate handy.

Onthewingsofadream said...

i also need to loose 8 kgs to look the way I want to and to fit in all those sexy dresses that are lying in my wardrobe ....

i have started the baby steps ... soups for dinner , fruits and dry fruits for fillers and home cuked food instaed of chicken biryani daily ... 10 glasses of water ..

and 30 min yoga plus excercise atleast 4 times a week ...

I have already lost 2 kgs in last month :-)

Zlaek said...

I don't understand why all women want to lose weight. Look at all of you here :(

It's OK as long as you're not obese.

I'm 5 feet 6 inches tall and weigh 97 lbs. Well, I'm only a girl, OK.

But it feels miserable sometimes- with pointed elbows, a waist-less body. being able to look good only in something and a pair of jeans... I swear I look like a hanger in kurtas.
And sometimes I can't spot myself in group photographs.
And though I have trained in martial arts, my mom thinks I can be broken into two in a single good second.

I don't know how you look, but I can kill or die to be like that when I'm older.

By the way, lovely lovely post, ma'am. I was ROTFL.

Scribblers Inc said...

GO GO GO GO!!!
*madenning applause and frenzied cheering*

Scribblers Inc.

The Comic Project said...

AWESOMEST LINE: "I have metal fillings in my teeth and my refrigerator magnets keep pulling me back into the kitchen"
:-)