Weight Loss Diaries Vol.22 : Update and Motivation!

 

Hey everyone!

Those who have been reading my blog for a long time would remember a series called the Weight Loss Diaries. I used to talk about my struggles with weight, what I was doing to lose weight and my progress. Somewhere down the line due to lack of results and motivation, this series as well my weight loss dreams were forgotten. Even though I was aware of my weight and how I looked every single day and in my mind, I knew what I should be doing – very little of it translated into what I was actually doing. The result was as you’d expect – nothing changed.

 

Weight Loss Diaries Vol.22 : Update and Motivation!
Weight Loss Diaries Vol.22 : Update and Motivation!

 

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Weight Loss Diaries Vol.20 : Update | 7 Day Dinner Challenge | 5/2 Diet

 

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Its been about 4 months since my last update and I thought the time was right to revive my Weight Loss feature. I stopped posting sometime in February as I was feeling a little low on inspiration and my body was not really showing any change. In March, I went back to  my dietician who had helped me lose weight 2 years back as I felt I needed some expert guidance.

 

Weight Loss Diaries Vol.20
Weight Loss Diaries Vol.20

 

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Weight Loss Diaries Vol. 13 : Is your weight making you unhappy?

 

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Hope you all had a good week. Today I want to talk about a topic that hasn’t previously been talked about much in this feature- coming to terms with your body. Or more accurately, approaching weight issues with with a peaceful state of mind.

 

The Weight Loss Diaries
The Weight Loss Diaries

 

Is your weight making you unhappy
Is your weight making you unhappy?

 

For those who have weight issues, who tend to put on weight easily, who find themselves struggling to lose weight over and over, it can become a source of anguish and mental turmoil. We start feeling envious of those who seem to eat to their heart’s content and don’t put on, we began resenting the people in our lives who push us to take control of our bodies, we are constantly in that state where we want sympathy for not being able to eat what we want. I never realized how important food was for my emotional well being till I had to cut back on foods to lose weight.

 

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Weight Loss Diaries Vol.12 : This week so far

 

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Hope you all had a good week. This weekend feels like an accomplishment because I completed Level 2 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred yesterday! Its not an easy workout for me but in these 20 days (with a few gaps in between), I’m seeing my body change and my endurance levels increase. I no longer huff and puff while climbing four floors of stairs, I can do a full set of abs without needing to pause in between and I feel much much lighter! I hope those of you who started this workout are able to keep up with it. Don’t worry if you’re not able to exercise some days, just don’t more than 1 day’s gap and don’t stop working out!

I also experimented with some recipes/foods this week. I tried out a Mushroom-Capsicum curry (based on Sia’s recipe), Besan Bhindi, a home-made Wheat base pizza (no cheese, just a bit of mayo- the white stuff you see) and Masala Oats from Saffola (the taste is exactly like Maggi masala!). I was also skipping the eggs since some days but then I remembered what Rujuta Diwekar says about having protein after workout – If you can’t give your body Protein after exercise, don’t exercise at all! I keep some boiled eggs in the fridge and eat 2 after working out.

 

Mushroom Capsicum curry
Mushroom Capsicum curry

 

Home made pizza on wheat base
Home made pizza on wheat base

 

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Weight Loss Diaries Vol.9 : 5 Tips to avoid weight gain during the Festive Season

 

Festive season is the worst time for someone who is trying to lose weight. There is hardly any concept of healthy sweets in our country and every home has truck loads of sweets brought in for the festivities! With traveling to home towns, visiting relatives and family gatherings, the diet and exercise routine goes for a toss. The worst part is that small part of yourself that is looking for an excuse to gorge on those sweets (we all crave them secretly!) and then blame the festive season for the weight gain!

 

5 Tips for healthy, sensible eating during the Festive Season
5 Tips for healthy, sensible eating during the Festive Season

 

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