*** Sorry couldn’t help but alter the title! In all honesty, I am swooning that I had the chance to share space with the King of Romance! Read on for the actual article, i’m not done swooning yet! ***
Weekday Date Night and the Weight Loss Tamasha!
“Jaan it’s been a while since I’ve taken you out on a date” says my husband of 16 years! “Ok what have you done now?” Is my first thought! “I just wanna spend some time with you it’s been ages” as if reading my mind (or did I say that out loud?) I carefully venture “Ok how about Thursday?”, “Let’s do Wednesday, Thursday is the semifinals na”. Weekday date night? You know how rare that is? Rarer than the blue moon! I’m a mom, I work, we both start our day early, where is this coming from!
But I have bigger things to worry about – what do I wear? I mean I have the clothes it’s just that I was still carrying a little bit of the holiday weight gain (I know we are well into April) last year was a big year for us, 15th anniversary, son turned 10, so had a few celebrations and a whole lot of travel which resulted in piling on a few extra kilos – nothing too earth shattering BUT the last I checked I couldn’t fit into a
beautiful tube dress 🙁 so after a special birthday celebration and 2 big fat Indian weddings, it was time to get serious! Eat clean and work out! I have been so good the whole month, have really watched what I ate, stepped up on the activity levels, I even have proof! All pictures of my meals were duly posted on social media and I checked in each time I went to the gym! I was on the right track – so do I wait till Wednesday (be extra good till then) and try the dress on then or try it now n be miserable if I don’t fit into it! Inspired by my son I decided to YOLO it!
The D day arrives! I stand in front of the mirror, dress in hand and a prayer on the lips! I slip into the dress and shut my eyes, carefully tugging the zip upwards! OMG! The worst has happened! It doesn’t budge anymore! Why is this happening to me? I was so good! I did all the right stuff I even can substantiate my claim with the proof on social media! I’m not hungry, I feel fat, and I wanna stay home! I hate this dress I wanna take it off! Oh! What was that? It was actually zipped to the top which was why it didn’t budge! The relief! Ok, now let’s knock the socks of the hubby! I put my make up on, wear my heels and walk out the room! I am welcomed with an appreciative whistle by the hubby who goes on to say the 3 magic words “You’ve Lost Weight” I’m swooning! Isn’t he the nicest! My very own Prince Charming!
Feeling confident, we leave the house and after an appropriate number of pictures we settle in for dinner. It’s a lovely place and the food is supposed to be really good! I’m starving! The hubby excuses himself to do his “man business” and I use the time to scroll through the pictures to post on social media- eat that you fat people – I’m ready to gloat! And then something catches my eye – So in the latest
weight loss trend sweeping the social media, women (and men too apparently) are boasting that they are paper thin by posting photographs of their waists behind a vertical piece of A4 paper (NO, NOT horizontally) with a hashtag #A4Waist and it has invited hundreds of photos and thousands of comments. A quick check tells me, a piece of A4 paper is 21 X 29.7 CM! And just like that a night rarer than the blue moon comes to an end – even before it started. I’m not hungry, I feel fat and I wanna go home!
Footnote – The author knows the reaction to the trend senseless, as is the trend itself!
P.S Absolutely over the moon to be featured in a magazine with the King Khan on the cover! Thank you Saffron Insider!
P.P.S – Am so glad I sent the picture I did (Imagine the horrors of a head shot going wrong, specially w SRK on the cover). Thank You Monica Chindalia Photography for this!