Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New day_still upset

A new day and a new start..i went for jogging. i jogged for around 15 mins and rest of the hour i had a walk..i need to increase my jogging time but the hip and knee pain is still felt although this week i am getting a bit relaxed over jog but will continue my walk for the time being..

Was still upset over the fight i had with my hubby (My PMS is to be blamed..i really get mood swings then..i get too senti..). After coming back, got myself ready and went to office..

In office too, the day was a bit hectic (not work wise). There was a different chaos going on here..let me not get deep in to it..i right now do not want to divert my focus on other petty issues which will affect my workout and my main goal of loosing weigh as yesterday i skipped my walk due to the time it would never happen...i will always try to prioritize my work-outs as far as possible..

So what i had today:

Breakfast of Watermelon. Had two cups of diced one's instead of one today..feeling very dehydrated ..(so thats, 92 cals.

Lunch was: pineapple and tomato salad (85 cal), two phulkas (120 cal), fenugreek sauted in olive oil (79 cal) and a glass of Buttermilk (62cal)

evening snack: watermelon 1/2 cup (leftover from breakfast) (46 cals)

(will update for dinner, should not exceed 180 cals for dinner..Not let me see if that's possible..tough..)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

No Jog day, today, Again!

A new day...Had my multivitamin and calcium tablet the previous evening...Now will have it daily as i do not want any vitamin deficiency due to lesser cal intake..My knee pain is much better but had severe stomach cramps due to monthly periods (it was delayed by 10 days), so skipped Jogging today..

Got up at 7.30 am, got the breakfast ready, packed my kids tiffin for the school and got myself ready for the office.. I wasn't feeling hungry at all nor sluggish doing all these things as i had not had proper dinner the previous night..

I did not eat breakfast as it was mooli ka paratha with loads of ghee which i didn't want to instead i packed watermelon to have in the office as a morning snack and one mixed beans /sprouts with fenugreek sauted in olive oil and one salad box for lunch along with buttermilk..

I earlier used to have, as sson as i got up, one glass of hot water with lemon and honey..i read it is kind of a detox and good for weight loss..but somehow i felt it only increased my acidity and gave me joint i discontinued it.. It is just what changes i observed in my body when is started having it..

So what i had today (pretty obvious from above, i know!):

Breakfast : diced watermelon (50cals) and Green tea
Lunch: Buttermilk (62 cals), Mixed beans /sprouts/fenugreek sauted in Olive oil (230 cal), Carrot and tomato salad (31 cals)

(will update further post lunch)

[update for Dinner: I had Pav bhaji (340 cal) with 2 pav and half the bhaji  for dinner..i was feeling sad and maybe that's why went in to emotional binging..I was sad because i had a fight with my hubby...may be it was due to PMS that i had my mood swings and got in to quarrel over a very petty issue with my i went to sleep first without having anything and even cancelled my evening walk too...but somewhere around midnight , i felt too hungry and got up to see if there's something to eat. In the fridge i saw the pav bhaji which my hubby has got since i skipped making dinner due to the fight..(BAD! i knw). I would never ever skip making dinner as i know my hubby would get some junk from outside with loads of calories and it would get me whatever happens, no skipping of dinner making hencforth..

So my in all calories for the day: 713 cal..(yes exeeded my daily intake of 664 cal but still not bad!)

Monday, October 10, 2011

A New Day and a New beginning!

A new day gain! Got up at 6.15 am instead of 5.45 am. My alarm kept buzzing and i kept it snoozing till somehow i did get up..My knee still hurts so could not jog today, only walking for an hour..i will be starting to take multivitamin capsules from today (one each in morning and evening), these counting calories are bit tiresome and has left me feeling bit sluggish.. but iam really liking the results so iw ill continue.. its not that bad..

One thing would want to share, read the Mumbai mirror today and thay had an article on Kareena Kapoor and how to get her Chammak Challo body..she is one Bollywood actress who's got the perfect body and the is so amazing to see her ransform from a chubby kapoor girl to the one with an enviable figure...(i would be lying if i say i dont want a hot body like hers..almost all women, any age may be, def would want a body like hers..). so this article was all about what she eats and what she does to keep her body fit and fab..i read word by word and she wall all praises to YOGA and completely no dieting for her.. everything can be eaten but in limits is her mantra....

I am actually pretty upset for not getting to Jog as i dont wanna take any  chance which will affect my goal plan...

So coming to what i had today..

Morning breakfast: Mooli paratha (1, 100 cal)

Lunch:  Mooli paratha (1, 100 cal) with mixed beans/lentils vegetable (50 cal - This is iam just guessing as i ahd only two spoons), Buttermilk (62 cal), spinach salad (50 cal)..

(will furthur update this post after dinner later in evening..)

[update for dinner: had few slices of Pineapple (80 cals) which i had bought on my way home from office..

In all my total cal content for the day : 442 cal (ONLY!)..i cant believe it..i managed to have only 442 cals in a day..(i will also add up +50 cals unaccounted for, but still the count is low...).. No wonder i hit the bed early yest..was feeling too tired and slept on the sofa while watching TV..

In evening i went for a walk but only for 15 mins. Some strange incident happened.. The park i usually stroll does not have a proper lighting and many urchins and perverts do come for passing on their time..It is actually not safe to have a walk when its dark which now being winter is generally before 7.00 pm..

I  was having my usual walk and saw one pervert behaving strangely..he was removing his clothes and later he unzipped his pants and started pissing in the open ground..i looked here and there to see if there are any others who are watching this..but there were only few elderly people almost oblivious of good thing was, just a few moments back, two policemen strolled the area to keep a check around as a part of their routine i knew they must be hanging around i went near the gate and looked for the two police men..and as if god sent, they were walking towards me from the opposite park (The other park didn't have proper lighting too.)..i called out to them and narrated the incident..and they then took this pervert along with them..he was very drunk and was not even able to stand properly..

Thank god..he was was just pathetic and so scary for females to have a decent walk in the vicinity..females have to be extra careful while walking or exercising alone in a park as these are mostly inhabited by street urchins, drunkards and perverts many times..

In India, esp Mumbai there is seriously no good infrastructure for parks and they are just small spaces and that too seriously ignored...

(i am trying to keep a reserve of few cal (50 approx) always at the end of the day, if i miss out counting some few things i might taste while cooking etc.., like i just has some prasad eaten offered to me , cud not refuse it..but they were just a pinch size but would like to take in to account that i want only total 600 cals by end of the day..)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Body Stats and Weight Loss Goal Plan

Again a  new day!  sad to admit, skipped my morning jog... got up at 8.00 (instead of 6.00 am) to get ready and go to office..Feeling guilty for this miss but i had an extremely painful legs and arms from the previous day evening walk of almost an hour and half. (i did mention in my earlier blog that i go out for an 30 mins evening walk but then i took a little longer yesterday, almost an hour and half!) had to sleep with the Volini gel and Relispray massaged all over my thighs and arms..(i swing my arms while walking, hence they ached too..)

Weighed myself yesterday i.e on Saturday 08.10.2011.. i weighed at 56.6 kgs which is an increase in 0.3 kgs from last week which was 56.3 kgs.

This was inevitable..i knew why it happened! i had indulged myself in to all those bengal malai sandwich sweets my bro-in-law got for us..i just could not resist eating that and also since it was a long weekend had also eaten home made chicken noodles and the ragda patties (potato patties) from the roadside bhaiyya (vendor)..god knows, what was i thinking to eat all this stuff and that too in a matter of two days was as if my weight loss plan did not exist..i need to be more serious now..i am trying to loose weight here..

Feeling so guilty and it showed in my weight..anyways..there's always a new day (i should not be always relying on the next day quote and over indulge myself!)..i will try to be more controlled..

Its almost 1 month (25 days precisely) i started exercising (out of which few days only were skipped!hmm thot to ponder..i cant beleive it myself!)..and have lost from 58.9 to 56.6kgs which makes it [.taking out my calculator..].. 2.3 kgs only in a months time which is not what i had planned..atleast not so slow..

I even skipped tracking my calorie on these three days which i downloaded on my mobile from ,  so i unable to track my over indulgence which i knew i did..but today i am writing dowm everything i eaten and tracking my calorie..(This site has an amazing collection of Indian food calories too, which i had been searching since long..)

Snapshot of my stats (i just got myself a free body evaluation and these are the results..)

The weight mentioned here is 56.2 kgs (since it was just immediately after the jog..)

My current BMI is: 24.3 from above data which concludes iam overweight (BMI range of 23.1 to 25.0).

Normal BMI range is 20.1 - 23.0 which means i have to way atleast 53.0 kgs to fall in the normal BMI range (which is almost 3 kgs ligheter from my current weight and my immediate goal plan for the month). I am trying  to achieve this weight (more appropriately, lose 3 kgs) by 31st Oct 011 which gives me exact 22 days to achieve my target (not a fairly bad goal if i stick to my routine and eat minimal calories as reqd..) I am trying to keep smaller goals here which are achievable and based on my judgement on how much i will be able to loose max in a week time..(i usually lose 1.0-1.5 kgs per week with diet and exercise included..).i still cannot figure out how others can claim to loose so many pounds in just a week will have to kill yourself for it literally..but iam taking it a bit slow but sustainable weight loss..i am working too so i need to have my energy and cant afford to look lethargic and tired in office if i skip meals...

Let me give details of my goal break up and the tools iam currently using.: (i will weigh myself weekly and update the result..):

BMI calculator:

Current weight as on 08.10.2011 : 56.6 kgs or 124.5 pounds
Current BMI:  24.31

As per the calorie estimate to lose two pounds per week, i have to consume no more than 664 calories.(which i know is way too less...but i am trying to stick to it!)

Also many calculators give different estimates and many say that one should not consume less than 1200 cal per i am trying to fit in my calories in between 664 and 1200 as far as possible..

Goal weight for 15th Oct 2011: 55.5 kgs (BMI: 23.81)

Goal weight for 22nd Oct 2011: 54.0 kgs (BMI: 23.37)

Goal weight for 29th Oct 2011: 53.0 kgs (BMI:  22.94)

(..and i will achieve my target for this month..God! i need your encouragement, motivation and support to achieve give that to me in abundance..)

and finally my ideal weight loss goal is: 50 kgs (110 pounds) and i will maintain this weight throughout...

Many must be wondering that i have only further 6 kgs to loose and  no bid deal about it..but its these small ignorance's and bad lifestyle habits which have made me pile on kilos and even 56 kgs is quite a heavy frame for me given my height of 5 feet...i have always been 47-50 kgs before marriage and i want to be the same..

Many even tell me, you are proper weight now, do not lose further but i just tend to listen and ignore and i am very clear what their thinking of a healthy body is which i do not seem to agree...(for me there is nothing even called pleasantly is just the other way to mask your growing fattiness)...

so its time for what i had today..

Early morning: Hot lemon and honey water (71 cal)
Morning breakfast: Green Tea (0 cal) , Neer dosa (2, 160 cal) with coconut chutney (70 cal) (Gosh, i saw after eating that a single neerdosa had 80 calories...i literally consumed 50% of the day's calories in morning itself..)
Lunch: Buttermilk (62 cal), Spinach tomato bhaji (200 cal) and phulka w/o ghee (51 cal)

(will edit and update further after dinner..)

[update for Dinner i had at 6.00 p.m]

Neerdosa (1, 80 cal), Indian chicken curry (100 cal), coconut chutney (70cal)

[Then went for a 30 mins walk. came back and had watermelon (1 cup, 50 cal). 
later in the night felt a lil hungry with all the working and cleaning so had 1 fibre biscuit (30 cal) and then went off to sleep..]

so in all my calorie consumption for the day was:  944 cals (does not seem so bad!)

My daily calorie consumption for weight maintenance is: 1691 cal. which makes it 747 cals less. (have read that 500 cals less per day causes a deficit of 3500 cals per week to loose 1 pound of fat).

all your suggestion, comments and tips are welcome..if anybody would like to join me in this journey, that's BEST! ...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

first note...welcome to the blog_little changes i did

This is my first post to the blog...and somewhere during writing this, i truly feel that this blog should be what it is supposed to be...for me.. from being Fat to true and honest account of my weight loss journey...somewhere during i will post pics iam feeling bit awkward with my current weight..

i have chosen this auspicious day of Dassehra (Hindu Festival in India) to start with my blog..i have been toying to write this since long, but just cud not get myself to sit and type...iam too lazy and this has made me what iam today..a fat slob i guess..

To begin with, something about myself and my blog,

Iam a 5 feet tall working  woman in my early thirtees and almost 9-10 kgs overweight which is 58.9 kgs..

I have a 9-6 job which is completely sedentary and may be i get up only to go to canteen or to the loo..

Before i was married i weighed47 kgs sometimes going max up yo 50 kgs but it was manageable..never went anytime above that..

The weight stated rising after i had a baby (common post pregnany problem u may say!) but i donot blame my pregnany for this at all..the culprit lifestyle..Its a purely lifestyle problem..admit it you all..

I tried many fad diets but nothing worked for me..i even went to the extreme of straving myself only to feel lethargic and grumpy and cud not afford that when iam a working ..i need the energy to work in office ..

My weight gain has compeltely disturbed me and it sometimes even shows in my behavious and i get very  finicky and irritated and my poor hubby has to take the brunt.. (My hubby is a good 7 years elder to me and well he is a very slim and fit guy in late thirties for his age and just perfect weight..that makes me feel more bad!)

Being working, i always excused myself with having no time to exercise and always thot if i was a SATM i would have def cared about myself..(but i was so wrong was jsut about priorities and proper planning)

I always only thot about loosing weight and actually did nothing for it...i was not able to gather that self motivation to do something  .....until i was seriuosly shaken up one day to take this upon myself which really triggered to start my weight loss problem....

A  familiar girl staying in neighbourhood..probably lady in her twenties usually adresses my husband as bhaiyya (brother) and was chatting with him..and on that day i too joined in the conversation and she literally adressed me as AUNTY...can u imagine..AUNTY! my god! what was she thinking ??? i was like..should i ignore this? is she mad? ..this girl probably must  be only few years younger to me and she was calling me Aunty and my husband Bhaiyya (brother) and that irritated me more (did i tell you earlier my hubby is goos seven years elder to me..?) i did not say anything but felt reallly bad and blamed my weight for it..and anyways  this wasn't the first time,..many times even other people few years younger  to me do refer to me as aunty which has literally put me to the brink..of non tolerance..(Oh i  hate this Indian habbit of referring to just anyone uncle or aunty, one thot it is good here parents teach their children to refer the elders as uncle or aunt but they should also have sense to teach them when and which person should be adressed like this...ridiciulous! sometimes we indians are.. just ridiculous! ..)

This incident compeletly triggered me to take my wieght loss seriously and write my daily dairy...which is to blog....but since i knew myself very well, i donot take any task for long and leave it midway..i decided to get up early and start exercising two weeks if iam still doing it..i will start blogging..

so here iam ..almost more than two weeks of serious exercising and diet control (started from mid september) ..managed to loose 2.5 kgs..So iam writing my blog 2.5 kgs lighter at 56.2 kgs happy i have stuck to the routine..

So what changes i made in these 15 days and got myslef 2.5 kgs ligher and will follow:

1) getting up early in the morning at 6.00 am and going for a jog (there is a joggers park near vicinity where i go..) for an hour..and come back by 7-7.30 as i have to get my kid ready for school and i have to rush to office

2) Tea substituted with green tea
3) Lunch box is now one box of salads, one box for greens like cooked spinach or methi/fenugreek  or any lentils and chapati (occasionally). Sometimes i skip chapati. A glss of buttermilk as morning snack so i dont fill myself during lunch. evening snack is orange or apple..

4) I come back at 6.00 from office post that at 6.30 i leave for a walk at the nearby park for about an hour..

5) comeback by 7-7.15 pm and work on getting dinner ready.. i donot have any special diet meals but whatever i cook for other i have the same but the only difference is half the portion i used to have earlier..i do sometimes overindulge during particular occasions and feel guilty later so iam working on my will power..

6) i have started counting my calories and am maintaining a calorie tracker in my mobile appln and jot down everything i eat and try to not exceed the weight loss goal calorie..

Ok to go for my join me in my journey and will keep everyone updated about my progres...yes i want it to be a progress and a success...