Occupation: Mom of a toddler – Stay at home Mom
Highest weight recorded: 92 kgs
Weight lost: 30 kilos
Duration it took me to lose weight: 1.5Years
The Turning Point
I have always been obese as a kid, and never have I seen myself lean or fit, being on the plus size my self-esteem has been low forever. Post-pregnancy, my weight shot up to 92 kgs and started to feel back pains and joint pains, handling a new born and managing chores were tough and that’s when I decided to lose weight. Blame my hormones, PCOS and bad eating pattern
I started experimenting ‘Intermittent fasting’ and eating right.
I counted calories, did portion control and kept a check on my water intake – this is the first step towards my fitness journey
For the first one week, I started with 12:12 and gradually moved my window to 16:8, by end of the first month, the scale moved down by 5kgs, that was my motivation.
Then I started to walk along with fasting, by end of six months the weight came down by 18kgs.
From then on I never gave up on Intermittent Fasting and made this lockdown time productive by shedding around 30kgs.
My breakfast: Oats, Poha, Idly, Dosa or chia seed pudding
My lunch: Greens, Veggie salad, egg and Roti
My dinner: Dinners are usually protein-packed with lots of veggies
I indulge in Pizza or Biryani – once in a month
My workout: I walk for 5-6 days a week, 5 to 7 km in the weekdays and 15 km in the weekend
Low-calorie recipes I swear by: Cauliflower rice, Yoghurt, Berries and egg
Fitness secrets I unveiled: Building a positive relationship with food is what I have learnt, understood disciplined eating and working out contributes and aids weight loss steadily
Perseverance, dedication and discipline is the way to success
How Do I Stay Motivated?
Each week I check for progress and fitting into dresses that I could never imagine of motivated me to move forward each week
How do you ensure you don’t lose focus?
I have lost focus many times and for me it was always getting back on the wagon, each time I failed, I chased progress and not numbers on my scale
What’s The Most Difficult Part Of Being Overweight?
- Being body shamed
- Low self-esteem.
- Always called the fat woman in the room and mocked fun
- Hormonal imbalances and mood swings
What Shape Do You See Yourself 10 Years Down The Line?
Fit in the ’40s is what I expect to be. Zero tolerance to health issues, active and focus on fitness forever.
This new lifestyle is what I will stick to forever and never let go
What Was The Lowest Point For You?
There were times when I cannot step out for a walk, then the weight would stall for months together and break the plateau has been the toughest.
Also Read: How to Correct Metabolism and Lose Weight?
Lessons Learnt From Weight Loss
- Intermittent Fasting is one of the most sustainable methods of losing weight
- Perseverance and discipline can move mountains
- Walking is one of the underestimated workouts
- I learnt to love myself after 30 years.
Hope you get motivated by my weight loss story and would want to start your weight loss journey to become a healthy & fit version of yourself. I am available on Instagram under the name fasting_n_more, I share all my learnings and help women who are looking to lose weight like me.