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#FatToFit: How I lost 36 kilos in 7 months

By Mohit Vaid
April 25, 2016 11:46 IST
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Mohit Vaid, 28, a media professional from Jammu shares his incredible weight loss success story. You can share yours too!

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As a child, I was fat. But when I was in Class 11 and 12, I was fit enough (not overweight).

Right after graduation (from Gandhi Memorial College, Jammu) I started to put on weight. At the age of 27, I was 130 kg.

Few of my friends bullied me because of my weight issue. I stopped going to social gatherings. I felt bad that I was obese.

When I saw people around me losing weight, I tried to lose weight too, but everything went in vain.

I used to go for a run, but it was very irregular. Moreover, I indulged in junk food like pizzas, burgers, puri chana, etc.

One day, I decided to wake up to the alarm sound in the morning and go for a run. But I failed to wake up. This went on for eight days.

Finally on March 23, 2015, I got a call from my sister-in-law, Purbhasha Mondal from New Delhi. She had called to wish me good morning. After the call, I got up and went for a run.

Initially, I could only run for 1 to 1.5 km. It was really hard for me.

But within few months of exercising really hard, I got used to running twice in a day.

I ran 9 km in the morning and covered the same distance in the evening.

Along with this, I hit the gym.

I would start with cross-fit training and cycling for around 20 minutes (in total) and then head to do weights training. 

I started having milk and cornflakes for breakfast and vegetable salad for lunch.

I replaced evening snacks with fruits like cucumber, papaya, guava and apple, and had a roti and sabzi or vegetable soup in the night.

I thank my mom for supporting me and making my meals.

After seven months, I lost 36 kg. I am 94 kg now. But I am trying to lose another five to six kg.

During these seven months, I kept myself motivated.

I gave myself a target -- I have to wear a 40 cm shirt. (I was wearing 46 cm then)

I think you just need to be dedicated to lose weight. That's what matters the most.

It's a ratio of 80 to 20 percent, which means 80 percent depends on your diet and the rest is on exercises.

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