Priyanka’s Weight Loss Journey
Priyanka’s Weight Loss Journey
I hated weighing myself. Hated Hated Hated it. Stepping on a scale meant dealing with my worst fears so I avoided it for as long as I could remember. All this time I would cover up my fat layers with loose and boring clothes.
I have always had a love-hate relation with my weight. Most parts of my childhood were spent in ignorance. I loved my burgers and sundaes and relished them whenever I could (which was every 2 days). I was a foodie and ate everything I could at a buffet just to cater to my taste buds. I knew I was overweight but I never did anything about it.
It was during the last year of school when my elder sister got engaged. When I saw my pictures, I was shocked. Instead of looking 17 years I actually looked like I was in mid-30s.
This is when I decided to join an aerobics class. My 12th had just begun and I could manage a one-hour session. I wanted to look better for the wedding. The class was fun. I never weighed myself there or thought about weight loss but just gave in my best. Since my body was not used to any form of activity it reacted well and I lost a lot. I don’t know how much but it was quite a bit and everyone was surprised to see me at the wedding which was just 1 month after the engagement.
I managed my studies and aerobics till the end of the year but then I fell sick. I had to quit the classes and suddenly there was a lot of exam pressure and I could not join it. The weight came back soon after and seemed to bring back its friends also who started to settle themselves on every part of my body. But I was helpless, after all, 12th class needs sacrifices.
My college life had me under complex always. Other girls always wore skin-tight jeans and trendy clothes, whereas I only had the option to wear loose shirts and jeans. There was always an urge in me to look beautiful like those girls, after all, they always drew the attention of everyone. All I could do was to convince myself, that I don’t have any interest in looking like them and I am unique in my way. Copying anyone was something I didn’t want, however, I was not ready to accept the fact that I didn’t want to look like myself.
College life is comparatively easier than school and you have more time. This time I decided to join a gym. I worked out for 2 hours daily but it never showed. It was during this time that I got the courage to step on the weighing scale. I was shocked! It read 80 Kgs. I was so depressed by this that I decided to skip dinner and suddenly I started losing weight. I continued this for more than a year and then one day I noticed that my weight was stuck at 70 kgs.
In fact I was slowly gaining also as my body had got used to the low calorie count. On top of that I was facing severe acidity problem. This is what happens when you skip meals. Your body reacts badly and you get gall stones or develop acidity problem.
I reached out to a nutritionist who described to me the importance of healthy eating. Her diet plan changed my routine, she advised me to have dinner early and to include 5-6 small meals during the day. After I followed her diet plan strictly, my body started showing good results. I exercised while following the diet properly and my weight fell to 60 kgs within some months.
It was never an easy journey but it was my determination and hard work that paid off. The journey has been slow but rewarding. I lost 20 kgs in about 2-3 years. My wardrobe is no longer restricted to suits and has all kinds of clothes. I feel confident and happy in anything I wear. It is a great feeling and I am in love with the new me. All I can say from my experience is that it is hard journey but stick to it and you’ll surely win.
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