Ok that’s not true , I am kind of over weight . Losing weight has been in my mind for quite some time now . The only time I seriously tried to lose some weight was before my marriage (like every one else) and lost about 5 Kgs , but now I am back to my kind of overweight self .
Actually let me stop calling myself “Kind of overweight”. I am overweight by every standard . My weight is currently a matter of international debate (based on which weighing machine I use) , but for the sake of continuity let us zero down to 86 Kgs (my last recorded weight 85.9) . As per my BMI I fall under overweight category . I went to get my other stats checked My Body Fat %age is a whooping 28.7%, plus there are many other things which I plan not to share at the moment 😛
Before you ask, No I have absolutely no body image issues..AT All. I would be happy to do modelling if anyone let me..yes I am open to swim suite modelling as well if the pay is right..why do you ask?
Nevertheless, I believe it is time now to seriously lose some weight and lead a healthier and energetic life , because that’s all you got . One LIFE (religious sermon distributors please excuse). I just crossed into the 30s zone and would like to enter my 40s healthier and slimmer and Richer(a billion$ would do..thank you very much) . Hence the Hashtag #OneHealthyLife (I use hashtags hence i am cool …)
So How do I plan to Lose Weight ?
Being a product manager of Microsoft health and fitness App(for about a year),I believe it is time to take my own pill .
One thing people highly recommend is public commitment , hence this blog. It is kind of that. Apparently peer pressure works :).So pressure me ..ask for status updates 😀
No dieting AT ALL. Yes I plan to reduce my junk food intake such as less of cakes etc and eat healthier (no aloo paranthas) but I will eat properly .And I will eat. I exist to eat and not vice versa , it is a sin to not eat the human being is basically an eating machine ..Too much melodrama? . OK I will (try to)eat healthy
Cut down on sugar: I already cut down on a lot of sugar by using artificial sweeteners in my tea (before you comment that they are harmful..well they are one of the most tested product , so no I do not buy that yet) but now am planning to stop using them as well and then maybe cut down on tea intake.
I had 1 rule “Chai ko na bolne se paap chadta hai” (It is a sin to say No to Tea), I believe I will have to become kind of sinner. No I am not leaving it completely , just reducing the intake
Exercise : Need to meet my old nemesis :Gym. When I was in US(Imagine me speaking that in a fake accent ) , I took a cheap Planet Fitness 10$ month membership , had it for a year or 2 ..went 1-2 times I guess. That is the height of laziness .
Nevertheless,planning to be more regular in Gym or Swimming(something everyday) . Thankfully my office has an amazing gym and my School(ISB) which happens to be the next building 😀 has an amazing pool.
No Alcohol : haha Gotcha , I do not drink alcohol (except in a cough syrup ) . Contrary to popular belief , I am not usually drunk, that face is God’s gift (Kabhi Ghamand nahi kiya) . So no points in that , but thought mentioning would be good .No Beers for me still .
What else? Update publicly my potential success or horrible public shameful failure.
So follow me to keep yourself posted .
ALSO if you have any tips to lose weight that do not involve giving up food or killing myself , please share