Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We're Expanding!!!!

I hope you guys had a very happy Diwali!

I just realized that this is my 499th post on this blog. Which means that my next post will be my 500th!!!!


It's a little hard to believe that I've sustained at blogging for so long (3 years). I guess that's because blogging acts as a big release for me. Whenever I feel the need to take a break from work or generally switch-off for a bit, I blog! Which is why my posts are almost always random and sometimes funny. I try to stay away from writing about serious issues unless it's something I strongly feel about. So let's see what I come up with for my 500th post. I don't have any ideas...all I know is that I've got to make it special, haven't I? :)

You know what I also realized? I've gained 4 kgs over the past 3 months!!!!!! Someone KILL.ME.NOW.

Honestly, I've no one to blame for this except myself. I haven't been to the gym in a month & a half and I've been eating out 2-3 times in a week. That's not all, I've been gobbling up all forms of desserts like the world's about to face a sugar crisis. Gobble gobble gobble...someone stop me!!

Unfortunately, I also realize that THAT someone will have to be me. Poor me :(

So I've decided that I'm going to apply emergency breaks on my eating habits and haul my ass to the gym, starting this weekend. Here's what I plan to do:

  1. I'm going to stick to my rule of 5-6 small meals a day rather than 3 big meals, but I'm going to put more thought into what I snack on in between my main meals. Though I'm generally healthy about this - I snack on carrots and fruits rather than fried stuff or junk food - there are times when I give in to temptation. THAT IS GOING TO STOP. I'm going to include more protein in my snacks such as nuts and yogurt.

  2. Contrary to what my physical trainer suggests, I can't call the chef out and talk to him everytime I visit a restaurant. I don't want to be "that" freak-show and I'd also rather not have all sorts of pots & pans hurled at me in a public situation. So I'm going to do the next best thing - I'm going to cut down on eating out. I get bored of home food very easily and end up eating out 2-3 times a week. This is one of my major major weaknesses and I really need to get a handle on it. I'm going to eat out only once a week.

  3. I'm going to cut down on desserts. I'll have them only when I'm having a real craving. There's always some - okay, alright, a lot - of chocolate sitting in my fridge. The idea was to get reverse psychology kicking in. If you have chocolate handy at all times, you know it's there when you want to have some, so you don't get cravings and you hardly end up eating any. This was my 'smartypants' logic. The problem was that this reverse psychology worked for a couple of months only. Now I pop in a mini-Bounty or mini-Snickers almost everyday!

  4. I'm going to eat my breakfast within an hour of waking up. I think I have a reasonably balanced breakfast consisting of toast, a boiled egg (without the yolk) and fruit juice, or a bowl of muesli with milk and fruit juice. The problem is I generally eat it 2 hours after waking up. I really need to get my metabolism kicking sooner than that.

  5. I'm going to stop my carb intake after 6pm. That means no rotis for dinner, only protein and produce.

  6. I'm going to try and keep a food diary and enter everything I eat into it religiously. That way I can keep track of how good I've been through the week and feel mortified whenever the fattening/junk food intake starts to spiral. Now I just need to whip up the discipline to do this!
  7. I will go to the gym regularly. I will go to the gym regularly. Repeat. If I don't, I'll become a butterball that can roll all the way from Ludhiana to Cochin with a single push, my clothes won't fit me anymore, I would need to be lifted with a crane, I won't get through doors without bringing the wall down and I'll need to ask the airhostess for an extra seat belt while flying! Oh, the horror!

Right, so 7 simple steps and hopefully the pounds will melt away, my jeans will clasp without me having to wrestle with them, my button-downs won't gape, and I won't have to take refuge in salwar-kameezes at work. And maybe, if I'm lucky, I'll also end up with a body like Bipasha Basu's!!

Now, that's something I'm willing to grovel for.

PS: I also just realized that I missed the 3rd birthday of my blog! I started blogging on October 31st three years ago. Happy Belated Birthday to 'Just Can't Get Enough' :)


Moonshine said...

Happy birthday and here's to wish for many many more to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Its awesome.......3 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 And still at it Scarlett!!! :)) COngratulations!

Blog keeps me sane.. really!!!!

Scarlett said...

@Moonshine - Thank you! You must be close to completing 3 years yourself! Check!! :P

mêlée said...

Happy Birthday to 'Just Cant Get Enough'!! :) three years and 499 posts - awesome!

The knife said...

Happy Birthday 'Just Can't get Enough'. May you grow more and more even if Ms Scarlett wants to trim down herself. Always a pleasure bumping into you. Adds a dash of colour and zest into life. Wish I had a Flurys strawberry cube to cut into for your birthday. Please eat one for me....Love, Finely Chopped

Scarlett said...

@Melee - Thanks :)

@The Knife - Now that you've given me a reason to eat a Strawberry Cube. Damn, I was gonna start maintaining my food journal starting today :) Thank you so much for the compliments, you're very generous :) And I hope you keep reading 'Just Can't Get Enough' as long as the blog exists!

the-mommie said...

Happy to you Just Can't Get Enough! And wish you many many more years on entertaining blogging!

Best of luck with the "new programme". I began a similar one today myself! :D

Scarlett said...

@Mommie - Thanks! Share tips please :)

the-mommie said...

:) happy to!

Thumbs up to everything you already have on ur list (except the diary!). Only one difference in my plan - I try and avoid carbs for lunch instead of dinner time. This is just a personal pref 'coz dinner is the most important meal for us as a family - the only time we all are at home together for a meal. AND most importantly, the only time for me to try out stuff on my guinea pigs! :)

SwB said...

Kalyan should be able to give you some tips on staying in shape - from the looks of it he eats out more than he eats in! :)

Scarlett said...

@SwB - I don't know how Kalyan does it! He eats out all the time & he isn't even fat!!

The knife said...

Loose tees

Scarlett said...

@The Knife - I've seen you & I disagree :P

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