I purposefully did not use the term "weight-loss" as I have been trying diets and fad diets for the longest time possible. I started gaining weight when I hit puberty. After that I have always been plump and never was my "original weight".
I currently weigh more than 80 kgs( I haven't yet weighed myself and I am planning to invest in a digital weighing scale soon enough). I am 5ft3 and my ideal weight should be around 55-58 kgs. I am not even in the "chubby" category now and I am obese.
I have always tried to lose weight and I would lose weight to a certain extent and then stop my dieting which I think a lot of people would have gone through for sure. I always shy away or lose motivation before I reach my "Goal" weight. The lightest I was in the recent times was just before my wedding in 2010 and I weighed 67kgs at that time and even then I was 12 kgs overweight.
I have never gone beyond 75kgs and this past year I was bedridden with a back pain and doctors advised me to take complete rest and not do any strenuous physical activity and that included exercising. I went from 72 to more than 80 kgs.( I will update my original weight once I buy the weighing scale).
Now I have started my exercise regime and proper eating a week back as I think that I am physically at the lowest point of my life. I don't feel energetic anymore, I feel sad that I look this way and I want to get into my old clothes and preferably some new leaner clothes in the coming months and above all I want to be "Healthy". I plan to become pregnant next year and I do not want to put on more weight to this frame and me being a doctor I know the problems that I will have to face during such a pregnancy.
Why am I writing this post?
I always lose motivation and this time around I don't want that for me. I am planning to update my weekly weigh ins with you all and also discuss problems with my fellow readers who might have successfully lost weight or are in the same band wagon as me and trying to lose their weight. I would love comments, suggestions, tips and motivation from you all now that I have started this journey of mine. I am making this public so that I will feel committed enough to stick to my goal. At present my goal is to lose 5 kgs this month.
My eating routine:-
I have avoided junk food, cut down on tea and coffee
I am preparing all meals by myself and am exercising portion control and I am not into too mcuh calorie counting(but am making sure not to go beyond 1300 cals per day)
I am drinking lots of water and having veggies
I wanted to do something fun to keep my motivation up so I am doing Hip-Hop Abs by Shaun T. He is the one who has made the insanity video. My health does not permit me to jump into Insanity work-outs as it might stir up my back problem again. Hip-Hop abs is a great dance type work out video and Shaun T is really energetic and fun!
I also plan to walk in the evenings when the rains take a break in mumbai.
So, this is my first of many more weight loss journals to come and I request everyone to support me by giving in your ideas, suggestions, tips & advice in the comment box below. I am keeping comments open for posts like these from now on as we all need motivation, guidance and support when we take up such a huge step towards changing a whole lifestyle. I hope you guys will support me :)
PS:- Somehow my comments section is not showing up below the posts page as the small "comments icon". I think it has something to do with me blocking comments for so long. Well blogger is weird at times :D But you can leave a comment when you take only this particular post in a new page and you can see the "POST A COMMENT" section.Please feel free to leave a comment, your comments mean a lot of inspiration for me to stick to this lifestyle change that I have made. Thanks :)
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