Updated on June 6, 2015
My True Love
My True Love.
Finally I found my true love !! It happens to be my weight. Inspite of letting it go and setting it free, it comes back to me.
This journey began 16 years ago, after my son was born. I was desperate to lose weight. First I tried the vibration belt in a spa; spent 26,000 Rs. I didn’t loose an inch or a gram. I still remember those vibrations and feel ticklish.
I went to Blr with my husband, saw an ad on Tele shopping of earrings, if you wear them you will sure shot lose weight. I ordered them immediately. The delivery was prompt. I was very impressed by their service and their understanding of my urgency; they costed me Rs 1000. I wore the earrings and after sometime my ears started aching a lot. I was in tears. No no, the earrings didn’t fail. I can vouch for them; if you continued wearing them, because of the unbearable pain you will not be able to eat any thing.
Then started my hunt for a dietician. I went to a dietician in town; she said, start the day with an apple in the morning. Next day I saw the apple, looked at it for a while, kept it aside and had my chai with two biscuits. Can’t ruin my morning. Dip nahin kiya toh chai kya piya?
I wanted to go the right way; work hard. No shortcuts, so I joined a gym. Paid for the whole year ( got a huge discount ) but went only for two weeks.
And the struggle went on …..
Read an ad in the news paper of a dietician guarantying weight loss. I called up to find out: before I could even think of it, someone comes to my house with a carton of ration-pani and asked for 10,000 Rs; it had soya aata, soya cookies, soya cake and soya chips. I was asked to have that from mon to sat and sunday was rest day. I would have only dal-chawal on sundays. Had it for two weeks but realised too much of protein is not good for kidneys; my kidneys screamed their lungs out……Can’t take it any more.
I had heard soooo much of the 2 hour diet that I had to do it. The whole world was talking about it. I went to the plush clinic and there was a presentation where it was emphasized that you must eat every two hrs, utmost important. Very religiously I followed it. Usually when I am following any diet my whole family follows it by default. Once I was flying in the evening; it was my apple time. The weather was very turbulent and eating the apple was utmost important. I was confused whether should I eat the apple or manage the weather. This 2 hours diet was giving me lot of stress; I was thinking of what food will I have after 2 hours. Had to quit for my sanity.
Finally I went to a detox centre in Austria. We were taught how to eat your food slowly, chew It well and dinner before 7 pm. If it’s late it’s better to skip dinner rather than eat it. I was there for 2 weeks, spent a bomb: did lose 3 kgs. Came back with full gusto. Had my dinner before 7 pm . Once I had a late night, and had severe hunger pangs. Forgot all about the rules and had omelette bread middle of the night. Second time had two bananas and milk. This dinner before 7 pm flopped miserably.
Now I am wise and have loads of experience. I have fallen in love with my weight. I eat what I crave in small bits; Instead of 2 hours eat every 3-4 hours, four times a day. So far so good.. No stress of any time and do’s and don’ts . Just enjoy and eat sensibly.
When you are in love, it’s happiness and you are in a state of bliss.