Sunday, 30 September 2012

Congrats to Shiva and a chinna update

First of all,  I want to  congratulate Shiva of fatchicgoesslim who has been blessed with a baby boy. May the God almighty bless baby P with health, intelligence and character. Let him be the source of much happiness and pride to Shiva, her husband and other family members. Shiva, you have touched great many lives with your helpful and positive attitude and I am sure God has taken note of all that:-)) Here is wishing the very best to you and your family.

Now for an update from me....

After moving to Dubai and getting settled  trying to get settled, I am struggling to keep weight maintenance (hopefully loss) within focus. I have tried ice-creams, chicken lasgna that was full of cheese followed by baked beef lasgna (and I don't even like beef, so I have no idea what happened to me when I ate that), eating fried goodies such as banana chips, sharkkara varatti and  kuzhalappams. My excuse - Onam, the festival that is celebrated around this time of the year when many Malayalees go bonkers shopping for clothes, making pookkalams and slurping payasams (my favourite is the rich and supremely unhealthy palada pradhaman, closely followed by cherupayar payasam).Onam excess was followed by the let-me-experience-Dubai excess,  which meant behaving as if I have never laid my eyes on icecream or gelato or caramel custard or chocolate. AAArgh.

So not surprisingly, my weight hovered between 78.3-78.9, the last four weeks (which I realize is an improvement over 79.2, 79.7 and 80.2, which was what I weighed previously).  Yesterday it was back to 78.3. Yes ji, that is an improvement from 80.2 but dil maange more.  I am trying to eat more vegetables and fruits. I have to get used to the idea that I cannot have watermelon when it costs the equivalent of 260 INR  and that papaya from Thailand does not come anywhere near the Indian one and do not even get me started on the topic of mangoes. Do I sound like a xenophobic food-snob?

During Ramadan, I did not exercise. I have now started exercising. It is too hot to exercise outside during the day, but I go on a walk (at moderate pace) for around 45 minutes in the evening/night at the nearby park and manage to do that 4 times a week.  I have also re-started the leslie sansone tapes – 30 mins, 5 days a week. I think I will be good (for the time being) if I keep up with this exercise routine.

I have stopped measuring and logging food intake. I will do that from tomorrow onward.
So, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I have not given up on the weight loss regimen or this blog. So please do come, read and comment

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Back here

I have been away from the blog for a while, since I moved to Dubai immediately after Eid. Yeah... you read that right.

I am keeping up with the weight loss regimen.  Since coming here, I have incorporated lots of vegetables and fruits in my diet. I have also re-started exercise by walking in the evening.Though it is too hot to exercise outside now, I can always do my Leslie Sansone tapes in the comfort of my home. I refuse to let the change of environment affect my plan.

Onward and forward....:-)