Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Before Pictures and Day1 of my weight loss journey

We had a few functions including my parents in law’s 50th wedding anniversary and a cousin’s marriage to attend at our native.It was a great get together opportunity for us as all six of Siby’s siblings and cousins live in  different places around the world and it is very rare that everyone come home at the same time.

Everything was good, but the sad part is the pictures taken during these functions.I was looking miserably fat.I knew that I have put on weight ..but never realized that I have grown this much horizontally. The photos were actually a shock for me.

The first comment from all those who care for me was that I have put on weight and need to work towards reducing it. I always wanted to reduce my weight but somehow my dieting and exercise gets stopped by one or two weeks. But this is the limit. I should not get fatter than this and should be working on reducing my weight. So today is officially my first day of diet and exercise. 

Here comes one more before picture which I can use to compare later when I reduce my weight.

Today’s eats.
I have read in many places that the diet that you are choosing for weight loss should be something that you can live with forever. If not it is very likely that you are going to slip from your diet plan.

I had the breakfast by around 9.00 in the morning. Three Dosas and chutney.I usually eat 4 ro 5 dosas for breakfast. So I was very doubtful in the morning whether I will be terribly hungry by 11.00 and  going to canteen and end up having some junk food. So took two bananas and a cup of grapes to office as a mid morning snack.

Mid morning snack
I wasn’t as hungry as I expected by 11.00. So I waited till I get hungry to attack on my mid morning snack. I was uncontrollably hungry by 12.00. So I wolfed down the two bananas. I choose the variety Palayamkoden which is less in calory compared to the other banana varieties. Initially I thought the bananas will not be enough for me and I may attack on the grapes too. But I was a winner here. I could satisfy my hunger with the bananas and save the grapes for the evening.

I had the lunch at 1.00 PM. The lunch mainly included  Brown rice, Fish curry, veg stirfry with coconut and bread fruit curry with coconut. Today's lunch was a bit of heavy so I think I can reduce the amount of rice tomorrow.I was craving for for something sweet right after the lunch. So I had half of the grapes right after that.

Evening Snacks
Evening snacks included 1 cup of black tea around 3.00 PM and the remaining grapes at 4.00 PM. It was a miracle that I could limit my evening snacks to only this much because I used to be super hungry in the evening and fill myself up with loads of oily snacks from canteen.

 I was really hungry by the time I reached home at around 8.00 PM. I wanted to have a heavy dinner beacuse that was what I used to do before. But I didn't want to follow that today. Had two palayamkoden bananas for an instant hunger releif. The dinner is eaten at 8.30 PM which included 1.5 cup of brown rice, cucumber pachadi and stirfried veggies with coconut.

Post Dinner Snack
I had a big carrot while preparing this post. I may or may not have one more carrot before going to bed.

Water intake
One thing I am very proud about me with regard to diet is my water intake. I usually drink a lot of water. But today it was a little less. I drank only 1Litre of water today. I would like to blame the whether for that. It was raining frequently and is very difficult to drink more water in such climates.

I must say that I hardly did any exercise today except for a 20 minute slow walking. But I am perfectly OK with that as today is the first day.

Overall I am very much happy with the way may first day have ben. I need to plan little more to have  helathier food and squeese in some execise

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