Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog. This blog started out by the name Priyanka loves food and later I changed the name to “The healthy diary” as I feel this blog is a diary which documents my life and the essential element in it, my husband, my family, my grad school life and my love for food!I am a total foodie, I can eat, think and breathe food!While my passion for food sometimes helps me in serving some great recipes to my family it can also pose a potential problem, more on that later!However by no mean am I restricting the expanse of this blog to food. It is mini diary where I will be sharing, venting or expressing my daily thoughts and asking for your opinions.
Let me begin by saying that I am not a very motivated person. I have this flaw and I admit it. I am not into hard labor and exercising . I am still waiting for that moment in life where I can say that “Yes! I love exercising” I get these intermittent urges to exercise and then just forget about it for weeks together.
Being more of a sedentary person, problems with weight aren’t new to me. I reached my highest weight of 160lbs when I was just in the IX grade. It was really annoying to watch the skinny girls eat whatever they wanted. But that never stopped me from binging what I wanted to. I remember my Mum constantly trying to make me understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. She tried her best, she enrolled me at Karate classes, basket ball class but boy was I stubborn or what! I snapped back at her and over a period of time just made peace with myself that I meant to be FAT.
However things particularly changed in my final year of high school. I started getting conscious of myself and really took that as a signal that things gotta change. However concerned my parents were about my weight issues, they always supported me and glided me thru any emotional outbursts I had. I am really thankful to you MUM and DAD for that.
My fitness instructor:
Okay now for the biggest teacher in my life. That has to be my little brother. Can you imagine that? He was my first fitness instructor! When I decided to act on my weight, at the same time he was taking a YOGA class. He taught me YOGA which slowly but steadily started showing some effects on my body. My main thought behind that was to get used to the idea of some form of activity in life even if Light. I thought yoga was easy and would not require much effort but when I had to retain the poses and stretch, bend, do inversion only then I realized what I have got myself into.
The change back then:
Anyways when my body started showing some response I thought it was the right time to start with some high activity level exercise. I joined the local fitness center and knocked off 20 lbs in 3 months. That was stellar for me and set the stage for me to start college.
After sweating off those 20 lbs, I knew I’ll never look back at them again. But I still had about 20 lbs to work on. I stand 5’4” tall so a weight of about 122 lbs should be ideal for me. But since I was pretty average at 140 lbs I never really paid attention to losing. I tried but never seriously.
After my marriage, I realized that the pounds were slowly beginning to creep back. I knew it was a red signal and now that I am in my 20’s I need to take it more seriously. Since then I have been working really hard, but have been unable to nail it. Again instead of working my butt off I decided to take the easy way out and start with diets. I have tried everything, low carb, low fat, but none worked. Why? One simple reason I cannot stick to it. Another factor that contributes to the lack of consistency that I previously mentioned is my lack of exercise which by the way I am working on.
Current way of life:
With a new eating approach which involves eating whole grain, low fat, low glycemic food with more emphasis on veggies and fruits and coupling it with some form of exercise I am determined to knock off these final 20 lbs and be in the best shape of my life. I want to feel how the skinny jeans look on me.
Fun facts about me:
My name is Priyanka and I am currently live in Knoxville, TN. I am originally from Bombay, India.
I am currently in graduate school and pursuing my PhD in Genome science and technology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
I married my lovely husband Sanjay on May 28, 2006.
I love the color purple, actually I wouldn’t say love I am obsessed with it. You’ll find 90% of my belongings are purple in color. I also love Turquoise, pink and blue.
Well that was a bit about me! Please feel free to drop a comment or email me and share your views and suggestions. Thanks!