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Weighty Woes

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walkingIt resurfaces yet again….its been an issue since long and was kept under the wraps rusting for a while….well, the questions of the moment is “My weight”.

I have been battling the bulge for long and after a series of illnesses which sapped me from all my energy, the doc came out with a diagnosis that its the avoirdupoisness which is the main culprit…Pursuing a profession which dictates me to be seated all the time at work just aggravates it ……and its a wide spread side effect for most of them in the IT industry (am a software engineer).

When I look back I dont really remember when exactly the pounds started to pile on…..and let me you tell me they always stack at the wrong places….wait, Is there a right place??? I was always an underweight child and teenager…painfully thin and a constant worry to my parents ( thinness meant sickness for some strange reason). I still remember my mom pestering me to gulp down a tall glass of whole milk banana milkshake every morning (in addition to breakfast) so that I just add some kgs…well, its another story that her try outs didn’t last long…..So thats how my college life went…mom trying to come up with various modus operandi to fatten up me..which intensified exponentially for a few days following a vacation to my home town or a wedding in the family….where the concerned relatives (???) bothered and fussed about my weight and mom always thought something should be done to her dear daughter and then its a cycle again…some new recipes, new trials…and meant a new set of miseries for me…but now How I wish I could turn back time and get back to those days….especially when my mom says ” I never imagined in my wildest dreams that you could put on so much weight?” I just want to chant some mantra (like in movies) and transform into my desirable oldself….

Since then life has taken a 360 degree turn quite literally and at the present state where it is I am technically overweight…not obese.Though I look lighter than what I weigh…… am a good 10-12 kgs heavier than the ideal body weight a woman of my height/age should theoretically be…ok, I dont really have a regard for such theories but I care for my health and hence these surplus pounds have to be shaken away soon…..

And S being the supportive sweetheart he always is perked me up and we both together started to walk in the nearby park and got the show on the road.Its been 2 weeks since we set out on these walks and we thoroughly enjoy them. Having a walk worthy park in the neighbourhood is a luxury in Hyderabad which am sure not many can boast of…what with the mad erections of lifeless structures in every nook and corner of the city one is subjected to these days…the concept of lungspace has come closer to extinction…

We truly understand this and indulge ourselves totally…the fresh oxygen, chirping of birds,ducks floating merrily in the lake, the fresh fresh smell of dewy lush green leaves and glowing trees early in the morning is quite a sight to behold…I guess we are greatly motivated because of these and stay put to the routine as religiously as we can…

Anyways its been so far so good, S and I have also been watching what we eat and are keeping an eye on the carbs and the fats….moderation is the key word….It works better this way for me…since the day I think of a specified diet and rule out eating certain sections of food….I am deepyly hit by a craving for that specific food variety, which I wanted to keep away from…so this avoiding certain varieties of food doesn’t go well with me…since when I consciously evade anything, I miss it immensely and get back to it with an unimaginable vengeance…and what follows is immense guilt and dejection and poor S at the receiving end of this glumness…

And the results…S has really gone down…looks leaner than his leanself..and there is sure change in me too..with clothes getting looser and fitting better…I am generally happy and wish to bid goodbye to flab this time….forever…

* This post is more of a rant but still makes me glad since its been a while I rambled anything… And it reinstates the fact that I indeed love writing….even if its without rhyme and reason..

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My musings

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I have been married for over an year now. S and I lived in another town for a while and are now back to Apna Hyderabad. We currently live with S’s parents. Don’t know where the future will take us. Ok, now why am I giving these mindless details ? That means since the past one year + , I do not live with my parents.But till date when I think,talk about “my house” its always my parents house…And am sure it will always remain to be…..Does this happen  with most of  the married women ?

It has nothing to do with where and whom I live with now…..I love my new family….and I now have 2 homes. Feels great.But when I think/talk about ‘my house ‘ its always my parents place. Thats the one which strikes instinctively. It isn’t even an issue in the first place then why do I sometimes ruminate at length about it ?

Hubby B’day and a gourmet weekend

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The first week of any new year will always be special to me since it will bring in S’s b’day. This year it happened to be a weekend (5th Jan) and we were home. The day was quite exciting, more to me rather than S.
I could also say it was a gourmet weekend since we ate quite heartily and enjoyed every morsel during the 2 days. In fact I feel quite full now too. Even after complete 24 hrs…the effect relishing food and a warm family has on you….is incredible.
I had reserved a table well ahead at Angeethi , this place always makes me happy…they offer some of the most delicious and satisfying authentic punjabi food.
5th Jan: We had a lovely and simple homemade lunch of Pulihora (Tamarind rice), fruit custard and Anna Paramannam (jaggery sweet rice pudding) and a helping of egg less butterscotch cake (surprise from S’s sister)..The lunch was planned to be simple since we (S’s parents, S’s lovely uncle , S and I) were going to dine out.
As I already said Angeethi serves lip-smacking food…a special mention and applause is also needed for its service and rustic ambience. Right from reserving a table to bringing in a cake for us ( I wished for an eggless Butterscotch cake – yeah one more, quite a co-incidence). They all the way ordered, and picked up the cake for us (they don’t have a bakery). That’s very sweet and impressive. And as soon as we stepped in we were comfortably seated and they brought the cake and played a happy b’day song….S was totally surprised and happy too. He didn’t expect it at all….and I was elated.
And the cake tasted divine…really divine…very well made. And we enjoyed the whole experience, their service and food. A very well spent evening indeed.
And when I offered to pay them for the cake they refused saying that it’s a gift for their guest. This totally shocked and amazed me……they offering to bring it in itself was very humbling…and now this was a real icing on the cake….and we were again bowled over by their service. No wonder its one of the top money-grossing restaurants in Hyd. It truly deserves to be one. And we brought the cake back home too. Yeah, We had the cake and ate it too….:)
6th Jan: I had a generous breakfast comprising of the butterscotch cake…can’t have enough of it…and we had a very yummy home-made lunch and an evening snack from McDonald’s ( after quite a while…we all loved it) and then I had finally rounded off with …..My perennial favorite, Avakkai Annan ( Pickled rice) for dinner.. Could there be a better way to conclude this 2 day culinary journey?