Friday, July 06, 2007

Getting fit

This is a true story of a mental transformation that is so unbelievable for those who know me that they might well ask me to meet them and pinch them to confirm that they are not dreaming.

I am about to tell you all the way a die-hard foodie who had bloated to a massive weight of 86 kg. He almost NEVER exercised, kept eating calorie-rich foods, slept over nine hours a day, ignored his diabetic state and generally went about enjoying life -even at the expense of souring marital relations with his better half. He perhaps thought that being an intelligent professional was enough to keep his spouse and family tied down to his homestead.

Then, one fine morning, moved by the grotesque sight of his fatty neck and fatty-every-part-of-the-body in the mirror (which never tells a lie), he was finally motivated to do something about himself.

Taking heart from the fact that his own wife had already reduced from 58 kg. to nearly 55 kg. in a matter of a month of exercising at home and dieting, he embarked on a similar -er - exercise and diet schedule from 5th April 2007.

He joined a gym, began to eat less calories and has now reduced to 78 kg --- a reduction of nearlty 7 kg. in just over three months. Presenting to you this man's name: Myself.

More later ...


Holly Jahangiri said...

Congratulations! It's a great feeling, isn't it? I lost 43 lbs., then quit smoking and gained back 8. I'm working on losing the 8 plus another 25. Slow but steady does it.

This site, SparkPeople, has been very helpful to me, as well.

Taher Kagalwala said...

Wow ... 43 lbs! Over how many months? And was the loss scientific and gradual or rapid and energy-sapping?