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Losing it – why not I?

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Losing weight is a losing battle.

At least it is for me.

There was a time when reportedly my mother would rejoice when I put on a gram. Today she rejoices when I lose a tenth of that weight.

Why is it that I just can’t lose it ?

My sister-in-law reportedly lost 6 kg in the last month. She looks fabulous in her FB posts.

My neighbour A and her husband B ( those are their real initials I assure you) collectively lost 50 kg between the two of them. He lost 30 and she lost 20.

Anna Shetty has lost 2 kg by just not eating chocolate.

I have lost NOTHING.

No amount of sealing my lips and shaking my hips has worked . I’ve stopped sugar and it’s substitutes. I’ve finished 4 bottles of Apple Cider Vinegar. I’ve heartlessly thrown out left overs of Little Po and Wow Dinga instead of wolfing them down . Yet I haven’t lost anything.

In an attempt to halt my expanding waistline, I’ve taken to touching my toes despite the protestation of my lower back . I walk for at least half an hour each day even if it is to the fridge and back.

In the belief that stress slows down my body from metabolising what I eat, I’ve taken to MEDITATION by concentrating on my breath from time to time.

Yet I haven’t lost anything.

So perhaps the Universe is trying to tell me something when I saw this mailer in my Mail box this morning

Should I click the button to know more?

Perhaps I may just lose an inch.

Always a losing battle _

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Author: Bellybytes

Proud Mumbai gal who always sees the humour in life. The mum who made banana fritters when all the other mums made cupcakes.

18 Comments on “Losing it – why not I?

  1. When I switched from weight loss as a goal to fitness that became the magic thing for me. Losing weight after menopause is very challenging because the body wants to hoard the fat!

    I keep challenging myself to keep fit and when I stopped doing my calisthenics this winter and just did walking my back and neck more than stiffened up… I had such bad pain I was having spasms in my back and difficulty turning my head.

    I’ve since restarted back into my calisthenics and stretching and my back and neck are loosening up.

    I try to get a good distance of walking in and for me I tend to max out at 3 miles on a good day.

    I’m pleased with my weight and happy that over the past year and a half to two years I’ve lost the round apple shape I was achieving and have slimmed down.

    Other people may have a quicker loss but I’m playing the long game of life fitness!

    Wishing you focus and success in this!! Keep it up!

    Peace, Tamara
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  2. I have the same problem that you have. The weight just loves me too much. When I lose it, it peers around corners and finds me again. It won’t stay lost. I am hoping that, perhaps, deleting sugar from my diet will do the trick but maybe it won’t. Fitness may be the best approach for us.

    1. Oh dear ! How terrible it is to go back to the treadmill and weights and stretches and yoga:( . But you’re right ! We mustn’t let the lost pounds find us

  3. Me too Sunita! My metabolism seems to have declared a mega block since past few months. Nothing has changed as far as my routine is concerned, specially in terms of exercise and food intake. But I am now becoming gravitationally challenged day by day.
    I feel the metabolism has recollected an old poem, “rusu bai rusali, koparyat jaun basali” ! Hahaha… and that “kopara” has many places around my waist and tummy line! So now I am the “it” and going to find that hiding metabolism and call it “metabolism out”!
    Had a great fun reading this post Sunita!

  4. I’ve reached a point in my life where staying healthy is more important than losing weight or looking fabulous. And my excuse is that the Gods love me chubby 🙂

  5. I can understand your disappointment but I would suggest a long term picture. Get regular with your exercise regimen. Include a good mix of strength training and cardio. Try to have home cooked meals with portion control. Maintain a food journal to track what you eat and drink. It may look like hard work but once you diligently do it for a few weeks, you will begin to see some changes.

    As far as other people losing weight is concerned, we can’t really compare. Each person has a different metabolism. So just focus on yourself. Good luck!

    1. Thanks Rachna for your sensible advice . I really should stop feeling sorry for myself and get a move on . I will download Bon Happetee a fitness App that helps track my food and exercise. Hope to be 2 kg lighter by the end of June !

  6. Weight is a hard battle. Right now my battle is with emotional eating (actually, it has been for a long time). I was successful with Weight Watchers between 2012 and 2013 and I have the tools. I know what I am doing wrong.

  7. I loved the humor in the post. Like many said, I am more focused on fitness vs weight and that helps me motivate myself to work out every day. Yes, food is a major part of life so one needs to find out what is really impacting. Sometimes, it is less intake of water 🙂
    Good luck!

    1. I’m supposed to drink more water – perhaps the running to the loo will increase my cardio 😉 well I am going to try everything and be fitter !

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