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My Weight Loss Drama And How I Conquered It

Posted: August 26, 2019

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I have struggled with my weight all my life. Have been body-shamed by my friends, family, peers, i.e. by literally everyone around me. I hated my bone structure, the wide shoulders and wide hips. And I started to hate myself. Can you imagine a 15-year-old kid going through all this with the additional pressure of studies? Pressure due to studies is a whole another topic and that rant shall be covered some other time. Suffice it to say that it drove me crazy.

A few years after this, I started to act as if I have accepted my body as it is. This definitely was me being shallow. Can’t say which phase was worse. Never being a physically active person (read lazy panda) workouts were tough and rough on me. Once when I did lose my weight, instead of looking fit, I looked sick. I just lost my shit. Eating my heart out was the new mantra. Weight and anxiety attached to it were back. This was an ominous, never-ending cycle and went on for years.

It was the same until 2 years ago. My weighing scale read 75 and it was only increasing gradually. I looked a few years older than I actually was and grew tired very easily. Finally had my moment of epiphany. So I wore my shoes and started walking. Then found some Zumba videos and did that too. Next found a workout app and zealously started following it. Prepared a diet chart and went by it too Result: Nothing

It took a few months to realise that I was not doing it right. Google to the rescue. After intense searching, I realised that I needed to follow a program made of proper diet and proper workout. And it worked. Took some time but it worked. I have lost close to 10 kgs now. I feel active. I feel beautiful. I know I’ll never be able to wear a size 26” waist jeans, but at least I am fit. I actually love my body now. With wide hips, sarees just look super sexy.
No food is a villain. It’s all good for you. We just need to eat it in moderation. And we can just skip some too. But then again what are cheat days for? Make workout a part of your daily routine just like brushing, bathing and eating are. It may take some time but a positive results will come for sure.

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