Friday, July 15, 2011
- I miss walking to a colleague's desk for a pending work and look at her like a cute puppy to get the answer.
- I hate listening to a voice mail of a colleague when I want to reach him/her immediately.
- I miss the lunch breaks where we girls would vow to go on diet and then share cheese quesadilla.
- I miss the early morning wishes before we start work, which used to end only when someone had to rush for a meeting.
- I hate waking up and logging in to meetings. Believe me, it is not as nice as it sounds:(
- I hate working from bed (trying to change it!), I feel like a lazy woman without any purpose in life!
- I love working from home when I have lot of work, I can shut down everything around( which is nothing) and just concentrate.
- I love welcoming Sudhir home in the evening .
- I love the long walks and badminton games in the evening which would not have happened if I had to drive home from work.
- I hate being so close to the kitchen that each time I feel like taking a break, I just go and open the kitchen shelf.
- I love listening to music loud when I am working. Listening on ear phone at office is so not same.
- I hate hearing my mom say "You are home all day, why don't you cook something nice!"- Hello!!, I am home, but I do work!
- I love talking to my mom/mil in the mornings (their night time) , so we do not have to rush to their cooking and not get enough time for my call.
- I hate knowing, Sudhir is the only person I see the entire day , until my walk .
It amazes me how much additional time we get if we do not have to drive to office. Time to get organized and use all that courses I took on Time management?
Monday, July 11, 2011
Yesterday, I went for a long walk listening to my favorite song these days and felt so good after that. I would love to continue this habit , what better way to start it than take on a challenge . Looks like I kind of like these challenges and can be very disciplined til I complete it.
So, here I start my 30 day walk challenge, each day I will walk for an hour , explore new places click pictures if I find something interesting.
My 10 day juice challenge will start on August 1. I am so looking forward to it...:)
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I know I did not write anything on Day 4,5 and 6. They were much easier than the first three days. My body got used to the new diet. I developed some sort of rashes on Day 5 but it disappeared on its own.
After 7 days on this diet, my skin has started clearing out ( I had lot of pimples and marks), now it looks so much better. I am sooo happy to look at myself in the mirror !
I have lost couple of pounds(7 to be exact), now I am 65 kgs , that gives me bit of breathing space, I am not so close to the dreaded 70 mark you see.
I have lot of energy, I do not feel sleepy after my meals. I feel like doing different things. It shows how much our food habits affect our activities.
Even emotionally, I feel much calmer, I sleep better(not that I slept any less before;), I am more cheerful than before.
If you think , how can a person change in just 7 days, believe me it can happen! I am so excited about it that I do not have the right words to describe it!
But then, 7 days was not all that rosy, it took all my will power not to munch on my favorite snacks or take a small bite from Sudhir's plate.
My worst craving was(or still is) chicken wings with spicy sauce , the one from Buffallo wild wings . Second would be Noodles and then chocolate.
But then, who says things come easy ? There is no gain without some pain. In this case, pain is just to control the thoughts(. Exploring new fruits, veggies can be exciting if you set your mind to it. We can eat all we want without having to worry about calories, imagine having any amount of mango you want when you are on diet:-)
From today, I can go back to cooked food diet with bit of moderation. But, do I want to go for it? I think I don't. I would love to continue it until I give in and lets see when will that be:-)
Thank you all of you for the support .It was so encouraging to see your comments here. And to Sudhir for carrying loads of veggies everyday, hiding delicious chips/chocolate/cooking food when I was down with cravings/tolerating my raw food talks for the entire day ,list just goes on...
I even made him go green.. guess how???
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Me- ha, ha, you won't get it. Shed the fat or else you will suffer more.
My body - No, I beg you .
Me- here comes your salad for tonight.
My body- You think, I will obey you .. muahhhhhhhh.. eat all the stupid food you want, I will still be same.
Me : Please nooo, I beg you
My body: muahhhhhaahh
So, this is my state. I am supposed to be detoxing by now and supposed to start losing weight. But my body refuses to budge. It is happy with the food it is getting and does not mind it! It refuses to lose weight or at least show some signs that I am on healthy diet. Unlike others in the challenge who are feeling energy boost, clear skin etc
I am so sad, but I wont give up.
After 3 days, I have not even lost a kilo (not even a pound!). So that is my story on Day 3. Today is the Day 4, so far so good . I haven't cheated yet!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I completed the day 2 without much problems. I had Fruits for breakfast, weird looking but not so bad tasting green smoothie for lunch , Soup and big salad for dinner. The program is designed such that we can have any amount of raw food and limited quantity of nuts and seeds, unlimited soup/green smoothie.
The package comes with the online forum where you can interact with the other participants on the challenge , post blogs or add friends. I was amazed to see the entire group consisted of only ladies! I guess, men never feel the need to reduce weight(That is what Sudhir says:)
So, every small problems we face are discussed here, like someone felt she would die if she does not eat a chocolate immediately (you get the idea;). It is stupid , but it is fun to see so many people doing the same thing as you do and helps you stay on Track.
We go for shopping fresh vegetables every day and have started liking the experience. We stare at all weird looking veggies and laugh. Some look like small Christmas trees ( I mean, Kale). I found a new nut which tastes amazing and is healthy (Pine nuts)
Most difficult part is to pass the Chocolate row in super market and not buy it. But, I think about myself minus all the additional weight and the temptation goes away!
Cooking for Sudhir has taken a hit :( From last two days he is cooking his food as I can not cook the food and not feel like having it. I think I am feeling much better today interms of cravinga and I can cook something special.
So I am on Day 3 today, will blog about it tomorrow. So far so good:)
Monday, June 13, 2011
I have started with 7 day raw food challenge . I think I just got tired of seeing the weight scale showing me increased number each time I step on it and decided to do something about it. This diet is designed to eat only salad/soup and fruits in raw form, lazy me is happy that I would not have to cook:)
I thought it would be challenging to get Sudhir agree with my plan. He is a firm believer in not being picky about food. But, amazingly , he was super supportive .
More than the diet, it is the grocery shopping that is tiring. We need to eat a lot to get the required calories for the day out of these green veggie and fruits. We got the print out of recipe, started our shopping yesterday evening. It is not easy when you do not know half of the things which you are shopping for. For example, celtic sea salt, kayle.. anyone heard of these?? Our cart was filled with so many new things , I almost got scared thinking about eating it.
Do not get me started on the organic product prices, I mean who would pay 4$ for so called organic cucumber? Believe it or not the first day shopping cost of organic vegetable was equal to the entire week grocery amount when we go for non organic.
Anyways, coming back to the diet, this is my first day and I have started eating those weird looking green leaves. Now, don't blame me, I was never in to having salads before. This is my first time at having celery, but it doesn't taste all that bad!
So the day one is almost over , 6 more days to go.
Starting weight :68 kg
Monday, April 25, 2011
This month, a year ago, I got married. I remember the crazy month –wedding preparation, excitement yet sadness of leaving my parents, the big fat Indian wedding/reception, all the traveling, biding good bye to friends/relatives, first step to an unknown land with someone I knew only for few months yet vowed to spend the rest of my life. All seems like yesterday..Life has changed so much since then. I read many blogs about if the marriage changes people. I have to say, it surely does. It depends on an individual to have positive or negative perspective about it. I have changed as a person. Marriage has taught me the value of relationships and lifelong commitments.
I feel the first year of marriage is very important because this is the time, you start seeing each other in the light of reality than have those dreamy version of the person you always hoped to be with. If it is an arranged marriage like mine, I would say, it is the time to know the person better. I guess, in love marriage it would work bit differently, where this is the time not to set the expectations too high.
I find it amazing, how each day passes and you grow closer to one another. For me, it is the small things that he does - The way he gets up early so that I can catch up on my early morning sleep, notes on the kitchen mirror, and the flowers, way he takes care of me when I am not well, more than anything, love with which he looks at me each and every day.
Yet, we could set a world record for arguments/fights we have. Sometimes I feel like we can never make it work, I see other couple and think that it is only us who fight (especially in the first year of marriage). We know that we are so different from each other, he cannot stay awake late and I cannot sleep early, I am not much into traditions and he is, I cannot live without eating fish/chicken and he is a vegetarian.. List goes on and on. Again, the small things, just like the good-small things these are I so hate you-small things.
But, at the end of the day, I know that we are crazy about each other. Every relationship needs working towards keeping it a happy one and our journey is just a year old . We will learn together as we grow, and we will grow as we learn.