May 10, 2010

A Hymn For Slim

There possibly is'nt one webpage these days that does not sport at least a one line ad about some magical pill or trick that will help you banish your bulge for good. It is hard not to ignore those news-stands with books and magazines with in-your-face claims on how some celebrity lost weight. And it is almost the hardest thing to do - Drop excess flab!

I've been in the league a long time myself. Over a decade since I embraced fitness more as a religion than as a regime. Sadly for me, I am among the unlucky ones who does not look like I even know how to workout, let alone slog, sweat and burn calories. But, yes - I love doing it. Well, someday I hope to get slim....or at least fit. So, every now and then along this journey of blasting fat and counting calories I hit a big wall - which I think is normal. But, just a couple weeks ago I hit something more than just the breaks in weight loss. I saw myself in the mirror and I said "Oh God, just take away all this extra fat"!! And, the very next moment I was laughing at myself. What in God's world was I doing? Praying to the Almighty to make me fit? Hahahah!!

It was all my doing that I got here...okay at least a big part of it (considering I am a foodie!), but have you ever thought how we have prayers for just about anything one might want? Especially in the Indian context...When you're in school/college your Mom would give you a Vidya Ganapathi Shloka to recite, so that you get better schores. Cannot find a job - A prayer for that! Then if there is anyone unable to find a suitable soulmate, their parents would take them to astrologers who would 'prescribe' prayers. Not to mention the umpteen number of other prayers.. but never has there been a prayer to make fat vanish...How I wish there was one...Sigh!

Just the very thought of it had me in peels of laughter. Imagine this - You are desperate to loose weight. You workout, you meet docs and dieticians alike. Nothing works. Finally you turn to prayer and meet the famous priest. The one who helped your Aunt's son's sister-in-law's second cousin brother drop dress sizes like there were hot potatoes although he ate hot potatoes at every meal just by reciting a page long prayer three times a day - Ah, I really wish there was...A hymn for slim!


sneh said...

I also wish there was deepti :)

Sreedevi Ranjith Menon said...
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Sreedevi Ranjith Menon said...

:-) You are so right about those pills and ads, Deepthi. Since I am under weight, I am wondering when will they start selling weight gaining pills! It's no fun being under or over weight.

Haddock said...

Yes everyone is talking and doing things to loose weight.
(and one of the reasons why more gyms are opening up everywhere)

s said...

Ya..totally know what u are talking about!

RV said...

lol Deepti. Wish there was a mantra to lose weight.
Let me introduce myself. I am food blogger who keeps blog hopping during lazy summer afternoon. But I landed here from facebook for a change ;) Am so impressed with your writing and how you pen down your thoughts seamlessly. Wishing you all the very best and will keep in touch.