Thursday, April 27, 2006

'Weighty' issues

I promise that I will surely write a post on what I felt...am feeling... when I saw so many mails and messages pouring in for my secolo. Thanks...and thanks! I cannot convey anything more than this...At present, I am still on clound seven, riding on all that euphoria associated with this. When I come down (hopefully not with a crash), I will concentrate on the real-world. Until then........

After a leisurely tea with JV, I was on my way to the bus-stop when I ran into one of my bus mates. As I stopped to chat with her, she revealed (with a sad smile) that even though she wanted to go home, there was something more pressing on her mind – she was on her way to gym! I gave my big (customary) smile to which she promptly responded, “Not everyone is as lucky as you. It’s been almost a year since I have known you and you have only reduced instead of putting on weight. Oh man, I envy you”. The last few words were put forth so feverently that I could only laugh at that back-handed compliment :) !!


So today, in this post, I shall be doing a biiiiiiiiiiggg favour by sharing some (googly) tips which can help you .....well.....if not reduce, then maintain weight. Auunnnndddd, (with a big flourish of curtains) here they are:

  • Work in Bangalore. The traffic jams in ‘the IT center of India’ keep you on your toes to reach work early and leave for home late. With so much ‘productive’ hours put in, what more can your boss want?
  • Plan in advance as to what you would do during the next fortnight’s weekend.
  • Think positive. Realistically speaking, I know that under some circumstances it’s not possible. But (as always) there’s a solution (trust me :)) - keep chanting “Idle mind is a devil’s workshop” until you think of something sane and ya.....positive :)!!
  • Try to enjoy the simple things in life. It can be a fond remembrance of a loved one, or twittering of birds on a Monday morning (gyaaaaaaahhhh), or a pleasant conversation with someone, or a strenuous round of tennis, or simply wallowing in serene silence......every person has their own way of reliving pressures – go ahead and discover it. You never know how much weight is lifted off your shoulders.... :)!
  • As and when you have the opportunity, walk/cycle instead of using your vehicle. Personally, I feel walk combined with solitude actually helps me come to grips with a lot of wandering thoughts. It’s an added bonus that it’s a recommended form of exercise as well. And I make sure that I leave my mobile behind during such escapades :)!
  • Think......think......and think. But don’t let the thoughts take the gigantic form of worry. I am often accused of thinking a lot. But then, I really cannot help it – I have a mind, so I have an opinion.
  • Enjoy what you eat. This is with special reference to all those people who diet drastically in order to reduce. If they are tempted with something as nice and crisp as South-Indian vada, and they do relent enough to eat it but with so many cribs and misgivings that the air turns blue with it, pulllllleeeeeeeezzzzzzzz......we earn a nice fat package at the end of every month to cater to our basic instinct of survival.....and how can you not do that by feeding yourself, eh?
  • A good sense of humour always helps. Psssst.....mine has touted to be one of the best by Aki. However, I have to clarify if she was being sarcastic.
  • Discover yourself. Believe me, this could be classified as one never-ending activity! I thought that I knew myself pretty well until I did something that was totally unexpected from my side, something that I never believed I was capable of. And ya, the result was out for all those observant people to see ........(melancholy smile).
  • And ya......fall in......and out of love at least once in a blue moon :). You need to do all the above-listed things plus much more to ‘recuperate’.


So........er......I think I have said enough.........

30 comments:

The Avenger !! said...

chitzzzzz,

keep talking mate, why else do you think we mere mortals read your post.

The gyan we get here, the top management schools cant provide hehehee (Biggggggg Grinnnnnnnn)

See I am already doing things that I never thought i could do (Flattery being one of them).

Now what more can you ask for, a reader being effected as soon as the post is read :-)

Keep up the good work ya, its a pleasure to read your posts ( I am being serious here).

chitra said...

-/Sudhir
Teee heee..too much of gyan is too bad! For that matter, too much of anything is too bad :)! And thanks...:D!

The Avenger !! said...

Christ !! Cmon it was never too much. Leave it to US to decide if it was TOO MUCH or TOO LESS !!!

We vote UNANIMOUSLY for more to come :-)

chitra said...

-/Sudhir
Wow...thanks for the vote of confidence :D !!

The Avenger !! said...

My pleasure, by the way when are we seeing additional posts on knowing the real you??

chitra said...

-/Sudhir
Real me? Tee hee...wait and watch...

Khushi said...

Tipsu suuuuuper agide...
but for (head)weight reduction/maintainance???
he he he
:D

chitra said...

-/Khushi
Hyuck hyuck...adakke yenoo maaDlikke agolla. Individual contribution :D !!

The Avenger !! said...

chitzzzz,

want to hear your comments on the new post by me.

dnt kill me if it doenst confirm to your norms mate, I am jst a beginner after all

chitra said...

-/Sudhir
Yuppu...done. And let me assure you that any idea well-written is well-expressed. It does not need any 'standards'..sari naa?? :)

The Avenger !! said...

thanks chitz for the comment, i posted something that perhaps your friend can consider.

i jst want to know how you would rate it :-)

chitra said...

-/Sudhir
Er...my friend? Who?

Shruthi said...

Heh heh .. good tips :D

And LOLing at Khushi's comment about headweight reduction :D - actually that course needs to be compulsorily given to a lotttt of people!

chitra said...

-/Shruthi
Ayyo...me not takingu..too muchu risku ... :D!

The Avenger !! said...

Well look at the post chitzzz you will know urself who could do with the advice :-)

Anonymous said...

so-called-doDDa: Well said about thinking and worrying. One should know the line between the two and not cross it.

Walking is good for burning fat. In fact, even exercise can not burn fat.

Didn't get the point about falling in and out of love.. :(. idella yaeno eegin kaaladdirbaeku... nange haege artha aagbeku haeLu.. :).

Anonymous said...

so-called-doDDa: Well said about thinking and worrying. One should know the line between the two and not cross it.

Walking is good for burning fat. In fact, even exercise can not burn fat.

Didn't get the point about falling in and out of love.. :(. idella yaeno eegin kaaladdirbaeku... nange haege artha aagbeku haeLu.. :).

Sarathy said...

Hey Guys, to reduce your body weight there is a most effective way. It's verrry simple. Make a habit of commuting with BMTC bus, particularly in peak hours. The circus you make inside the bus is itself a wholesome excersise. So simmmmple na? If you have your own vehicle and still want to reduce your weight, then please keep it in your home and start traveling in bus.

I'll change the topic now. Friends (I don't know any of you but still..) if you knew anybody who is blogging in kannada please inform me. Nothing extraordinary in this, but I want to give link of any kannada blogs in my blog. O.K... ;+)

lakshana said...

hey... i've done most of the things that u've mentioned here[by now am guessin thz no surprise :) ].... and the process of discovering urself... its never ending i tell u.... and one of the most interesting journeys that one can get oneself involved with :D

chitra said...

-/so-called-doDDa
Tee hee...just imagine the thought processes involved if you fall in love. And if you have to 'fall out of love', surefire way to diet :)!

-/Sarathy
Yuppu...agreed:)!

-/Lakku
Yup....sometimes you disover it yourself...and sometimes through others....

The Avenger !! said...

well chitz, one thing is for sure your post would be much better than mine. btw my blog add has chagned its justanotherscorpion.blogspot.com

The Avenger !! said...

so what do you think about the post ?

chitra said...

-/Sudhir
Ayyo...I am not too sure :)! BTW, post is good. Clear enough, I should say...

Anonymous said...

so-called-doDDa: grrr.... 'peenata na tu shofataha' anta. artha aaglilva? google... :).. if google also fails, i'll answer. :D.

chitra said...

-/so-called-doDDa
Neevu iravaaga Google yaake beku? :)

Anonymous said...

so-called-doDDa: (flattered and flying.. :)..) hagandre 'dappa aagbeku aadre pettu tindu basunDe bandu dappa aagbaardu anta'. sandarbha sahita vivarisbaekandre u said fall out of love and you'll diet...

chitra said...

-/so-called-doDDa
Aha...dhanyaLaade...what a similie!! :D

Rk said...

Well.....too tired to comment on actual topic.
But this I did something that was totally unexpected from my side, something that I never believed I was capable of. And ya, the result was out for all those observant people to see, I ask you again ......can you mail me at least...and hopefully not the same old reply "when we meet" stuff.

A Blue Tie said...

have you ever thought...how much you change when you observe others...one day you might change so much...probably you'll not even think like this !!!

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