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'I lost 11 kilos in two months'
Anuj Thakur
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May 25, 2007

We asked Get Ahead readers to share their stories of weight loss with us. Here is Anuj Thakur's inspiring tale of a daily regime that enabled him to shed 11 kilos.

I thought I should share my experience of weight loss -- it feels good to be able to do so, and in the bargain, may inspire somebody else to lose weight as well.

I am 5' 8" tall, and used to weigh 90 kilos right up until this summer. My weight embarrassed me, and it made me feel bad about myself -- I suffered from low self-esteem because of it.  For the past two years I have been meaning to reduce, but somehow never found the time.

Things came to a head this year, however, and I decided it was now or never. I decided to devote every hour I could spare to my weightloss, and I embarked on the following daily regime to get back in shape:

So you see, in total, I devoted nearly three hours each day to my weightloss regime.  Of course, I would have been unable to attain my goal without diet control, which is an absolute must if you're looking to lose weight. Here is the diet routine I followed:

All through my diet, i was absolutely off oily foods and sweets of any kind. I have also permanently given up icecreams, aerated drinks, samosas and other such unhealthy foods -- I consider them poison for me now. But the whole exercise was well worth it, because I lost 11 kilos, and five inches off my waistline within two months. I weigh 79 kilos at present, and life is looking good.

Were you once overweight? How did you manage to drop the excess baggage? Email your contributions to, along with your name, age, occupation, contact details, and photographs of yourself both before and after your weight loss. We'll publish the best entries right here on Get Ahead.

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