मुसीबत Overweight की

During all my visits to the doctor, my greetings are answered with, ” You must lose weight.”

As if, gaining weight is my hobby. Honestly speaking, everyone wants a slim, trim body. Don’t you want it? In my case, the irony is that my doctor is in her early 30s and, excuse me, although not obese, she is overweight.

Why am I overweight? …… Probably, genes, or is it my thyroid problem. My age has also joined the party. Or the fact, that without telling me, my doctor gave me steroids, And I took them for good 6 yrs. Interestingly, I started with thyroid medicines, long before I started with thyroid problem. Thanks to the doctor! My thyroid tests were done when I was hospitalised because of dehydration and my whole system was awry. Later, I suffered from severe allergy problem. It was bad. This time, I relied on Ayurveda and started with ‘Pankaj Kasturi’, from some Kerala pharmacy. What a relief! I recommended it to all and sundry. Then my nephew’s wife got it tested in AIIMS for steroids. My ‘elixir’ passed the test. Results were positive. I did it for the second time. Again I had pamperd my body with steroids. In return my body swelled with ‘happiness’.  शरीर फूल कर कुप्पा हो गया .
Now, all and sundry advise me to lose weight. Even I want to. I am told to exercise, to be careful with my diet. Frankly, I do give both of them a sincere try. Of course, I can’t follow everybody’s advice. Else, I will land up exercising through out the day, without eating anything. Yes! without eating ANYTHING. Because some say, dont eat this, others say dont eat that. There is a difference of opinion on which fruit is to be eaten and in what quantity.

I guess, I am overweight, because my family is a Foodie family. My son says, “Everyone likes good food. WE like food”. So any food, we respect it and eat it. I can blame it on my mother too. She taught us to respect food. So no wasting of food. And, food would never go into ‘waste’. So what, if it went into our ‘waist’. Ironically, I have passed this mindset on to my children also. So much so, that when my son was small, and some food fell out from his plate, he would promptly put it in my mouth. You see food could not be wasted and he was not supposed to eat anything that fell from his plate.

This is my sincere request to all, please don’t start advising people to lose weight, unless asked. Believe me, they also want to lose weight.

By the way, if you have any tips, you can post them here. Don’t worry, I am asking for advice. 🙂


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6 responses to “मुसीबत Overweight की

  1. your post came to my inbox with the title 88. I wondered what it was because the title in the blog is different. So why the 88? could it perhaps be….? Well I am not saying anything. 🙂

    Don’t worry. if you are healthy and active, even if someone says you are overweight, just ignore it and reach for a bar of chocolate or whatever it is that is your comfort food 🙂

  2. Pratibha Singh

    Wonder what is this 88!
    Honestly, more than others, it’s me who doesn’t like this weight. Forget the aesthetical angle, it does not allow me to be as active as I would like to be. Of course, I can’t be as I was in my 20s or 30s.
    I wish I had a magic wand!!!!

  3. Namita

    Like you, and everyone else in our family, I love food. I have tried diets, but none ever work for me. At my current weight, I am still considered “overweight” according to the BMI charts – yet I can fit into a size 6 (US) pair of pants! Over the course of the last year, I have lost over 40 pounds, and I attribute my success to one hour of aerobic activity 2 to 3 times a week. I have found that by making time for exercise has helped me in numerous ways. First, of course, my weight loss and the sense of accomplishment. Second, I can still eat what I want! And third, I have more energy!

    In regards to not wanting to waste food… that was a hard one for me. I always referred to myself as a “human garbage disposal.” It has been a very hard habit to break, but I have started wrapping food and putting it in the fridge instead of eating it. There have been occasions where I have forgotten that the food was “put away” …. and it ends up getting spoiled. It kills me to throw it away, because I hate wasting food…. but in a way, I am grateful that it did not end up on my waistline.

    Moral of my story? Find an activity you enjoy (or can deal with), even if it is just walking a few miles every night (You can easily walk 3 miles in one hour). Once you find that activity, make time for it – no excuses. Then stick with that activity for at least 6 months. The results will come; maybe not as quickly as you like – but they will come.

  4. Pratibha Singh

    Believe me child! I have been to the gym – did all cardio exercises for 1 full year. And if one talks of regularity – The gym owner complimented me by saying that she could tally her records with my attendance card. I did not miss a single day. 1 hour – 6 days a week for 1 year. Sadly, I did not lose even 1 kg.
    Although, I have lost hope, I have not stopped trying.

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