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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 howilostweight@rediffmail.com, 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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