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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The pleasure of fitting into old clothes is beyond explanation!! they may be old but the feeling is awesome and new!

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SONPARI1 11/26/2010 6:22AM

    yp, vry true..

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CALIKIKI 11/24/2010 11:57PM

    I love the shopping in my closet feeling!

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Six month's harvest- lots of sweating, frustration, motivation and loads of pictures

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It has been so long since i have written anything on Spark.. my journey started 6 months ago and i have experience a whole bag of emotions in this period. I have been regular and irregular to the Gym, I've had some cheat days, some guilt days.. overall i can say my journey is not over and i have a long way to go.

I have noticed that i have come a long way, in my journey i have realised, learnt and relearnt several things,

i have learnt that there is nothing called as getting motived ... it is all about yourself, about driving oneself, there is no motivation waiting for you to hasten on to.. there are no cheer leaders in this journey. It is for us to keep ourselves moving and doing the right thing. = emoticon

I have learnt that the scale is not everything emoticon, inch loss and overall appearances too matter, they may happen at different times.

there is nothing called as i don't like drinking water, i used to loath it. but i realised that this is the holy grail for my soul. now i just try to sip and sip and even if i am rushing to the loo i grab a gulp and then emoticon

I've changed my plate to a smaller one and i say no to second helping

i ve stopped eating when i am still not so full

i've got over the complex that, skinny girls at Gym are looking at me... they still look at me and crib that they can't do half the work outs i do emoticon

When working out in a group, the other ladies look up to me in awe emoticon and trust me that look on their face just boosts my morale so much.. it is beyond words

i love the way my clothes fit now

i love the change in my attitude, confidence...

i have a lots more to go and i still have heavy lower body, but i am working and i am positive that i acheive it.

The first foto was taken Dec 2009 and this one is Nov 2010.. i started my journey in April 2010

i love wearing saree, but it made me look so bad that i always avoided it, now i wait for an oppurtunity to wear it.

see the changes in saree

Same saree, first one is Nov 2008 and the second one is Oct 2010

The first one is Feb 2010 and the second one is Nov 2010

my face has changed so much now

see the close up

This was Nov 2008

here are few more

i loved sharing my journey with you guys, hope you are having a great journey too..thanks for reading

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ATMANI 11/21/2010 6:41AM

    emoticon and Inspiring! Keep it up.

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SONPARI1 11/21/2010 1:51AM

    emoticon changes Sushma, ur pics are truly inspiring.

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RHONDA_11 11/20/2010 9:16AM

    Thank you for sharing your pictures. You look beautiful. emoticon

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 11/20/2010 2:35AM

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your journey in pictures. It motivates me to keep going when I see results like this. You look so beautiful in your saree. Congratulations on your accomplishments and best wishes in your future journeys. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I i could change something

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

If there is something i could change, i would change the way people react to things and treat others.
Nasty people and nasty behaviour, hipocracy just turns me off and i wish i could stay away from such people. the world is such a beautiful thing i wonder why people dont learn to live their lives and enjoy the beauty of life. Sarcasm, rudeness and such traits just makes the lives so unworthy.
SOmetimes talking becomes so unfruitful and such a waste of precious time in life... i wish everyone around becomes more forgiving, more forthcoming and more tolerent towards every other human .. afterall it just takes you to be a human..

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/28/2010 3:19PM

    You are beautiful and that never seems to change.

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*MADHU* 9/28/2010 12:45PM

    Well said and true emoticon

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Sweat and blood - high price to pay:-)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I have been very irregular with spark, after my last visit to the dietician i had slipped into depression, i was on verge of giving up on myself and my journey of weight loss. two months of exercise and the resultant was in terms of few grams of weight loss. Any person sane would have been depression.
Bitterness had set in, i was going to the gym inspite of this, but it was not like wow i am working my butt. i was on moderate level.

This time my dietician told me that it appears that i have some endocrine problem, hence my periods too were irregular, i dont have any thyroid issues or any other problem like PCOS etc thankfully. on the brighter side she told me that i dont have to worry much as i already have a baby.

some how these things did not go well with me, i was told that it is very difficult to lose weight. i felt that i must reconcile with the fact that i will remain the same. Those body images in my mind started to fade. Those fancy clothes from my shopping list started to delete.

Amidst this was the advise from the folks at home asking me to give up and get back to normal( in their parlance eating raw and healthy all the time is not so normal).i started to avoid the mirror, i hated myself, i was whining in pain and self rejection. i did not want to accept this mandate to remain fat. But what is that i could do?

i was sulking hard, sulking all the time. Two days back things improved, miracles did not happen, i just took stock. was i being really honest to myself in eating and exercising. recently my daughter was down with an infection so my gym took a back seat for a week. I realised i should not give up so soon.

hence two days back i hit back the gym with vengence this time, i have changed my workout schedule, i have intestified it lot more, at spark i read an article on common mistakes in gym. one of them was about not increasing the weights. i realised that i was sticking to the same number of plates, i changed it two days back.
i tie sand bags to my legs while working on my thighs and glutes, it is helping a lot. it is not easy but i have to do this for myself.

Today i exercised really hard, i did cardio for 30 minutes and did some awesome exercises, i was soaked in sweat and i loved it. I love to see my red face in the mirror. i came home with happiness and i realised that i got my periods.

Sounds funny i felt normal and i felt reassured that things will improve.I have been trying to change my mind to other things but i continued to be depressed, however today i can sense a feeling of calmness within. i feel good and the depression is not there anymore.

The proverbial sweat and blood ( yucks!!) surely worked as an anti depressant for me this time!! emoticon emoticon

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RHONDA_11 9/22/2010 7:46AM

    Good for you for adjusting your attitude!!!!! You are great emoticon

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SONPARI1 9/22/2010 7:45AM

    Have patience Sushma, all of us go through this at one point or the other..the best part is yo have bounced back and how! Keep at it and stay focussed.

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REKHAKAKR 9/22/2010 6:50AM

    Looks like my story of 2-3 months back. Thankfully i am out of plateau and started losing again have patience for some people it may be difficult but as Aamir says in samsungs ad "Impossible in nothing".

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Husband for sale, have a laugh

Friday, September 03, 2010

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband.

Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates. You may visit the store ONLY ONCE!

There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights.

There is, however, a catch. ... You may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. .

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1 - These men have jobs and love the Lord.

The second floor sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love kids.

The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, and are extremely good looking.

" Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads:
Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop- dead good looking and help with the housework.
"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads:
Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop- dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.
Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!

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MESEATURTLE 9/4/2010 11:49AM


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KCLARK1355 9/3/2010 9:39PM

    This is one of my most favortie e-mails that I've received! I stopped at the 5th Floor! Totally worth it!

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RAGGARWALAX 9/3/2010 9:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUZIB123 9/3/2010 2:11PM

    I think I found my husband at that very store! emoticon emoticon

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ATMANI 9/3/2010 1:12PM

    Very cute!

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SAM910 9/3/2010 1:01PM

    Cute! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/3/2010 6:35AM

  Too funny!! emoticon

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    ROTFLMAO!!!!!! OMG!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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RHONDA_11 9/3/2010 5:55AM


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We're not impossible to please we just have high expectations. emoticon

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SONPARI1 9/3/2010 5:47AM

    Read this before also, good one emoticon

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