Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Another day in paradise indeed!

Chennai is very pleasant indeed today. Rains in the morning and cloudy and kinda cool the whole day. I set out in the afternoon and saw someone on the pavement-- a man all curled up and shirtless. He was sleeping I think. How would I know exactly what he was doing, considering I was in an airconditioned car and travelling at 30 kms/hour? Anyways, that fleeting glimpse was enough to set me thinking that perhaps the man might be cold...maybe hungry. Well, what was I going to do about it? I was anyway on my way to Mainland China, a nice Chinese restaurant for lunch with a friend. Such luxury! So, I did nothing. But, like once before, I just wished I had carried some unwanted clothes with me. On the previous occasion, I had a bag full of baby clothes which I satisfiedly gave away to a beggar woman with baby; not that it made me a better person...but at least I was not any worse. Least I can do really.

So...this man remains shirtless am sure and don't even think i will do anything about it except, maybe, carry the unwanted stuff around with me hereafter(big effort in itself) and then as and when the occasion presents itself, I might help someone.

Just the average, sef-centered person...not 'thinking twice' meaningfully ...as yet. If you have heard Phil Collins' award-winning song, you will get what am saying...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Laugh and grow fat...then what?!

Laughing and growing fat is all very well...if at ALL there is a proverb like that. But what happens therafter? Cos...am telling you, you cannot 'CRY and grow thin'. I have tried it and can tell you for a fact it does not work!! So what happens? Endless hours of hating yourself, crying, feeling hopeless, eating for the MIND, eating for the soul, eating, eating, eating. There are certain kinds of 'eaters' who, no matter how much they work out, cannot do much good in terms of weight reduction unless they cut the eating. Because, therein lies the problem. Food. Not just for hunger...it can be for fun also. Or, like when some one (someone famous am sure, but forgot his name!) retorted when asked about why he wanted to climb Mount Everest ..."Because it's there".

Yes, I also eat because 'the food's there'.Somehow I am aware that MY smartass line will not be received with the same applause or smiles!!Ha, ha. After all, who is interviewing ME for eating so? Heck, I don't WANT to get to the stage where I will be interviewed for my EATING of all things...OOPS! Where am i going with this? Nowhere good. I believe this whole 'i am losing weight by exercising hard and eating healthy' thing has to come from within. Does n't it sound too good to be true?!

Well, I ain't producin' that feelin' by the dozen...yet. But you NEVER know. When pigs fly? Hey...then there's a chance! Cos I, my friends, have flown! (Well not with my own wings...no) Anyway, as that famous favourite poem of mine said "If hopes were dupes, fears would be liars". So we shall have hope, eh?Think the poem is 'Say not the struggle not Availeth' -- in retrospect, a very corny title!

Sigh. Well, tomorrow I have plans to go eat Chinese with another friend of mine. See, that ALONE is not the problem. A girl's gotto have lunch somewhere right? But it is the bigger picture one has to look at. Health and all that good stuff. The picture in the meanwhile, is getting bigger and bigger! Will blog again if and when progress is made towards getting fit...or simply when I feel the urge to. This post for the record, is coming on popular demand! At least I have some ol' pals asking me to blog...sniff, as long as...sniff, SOMEONE wants me...:(

Oh.....no, not really... I am :) now.

After all, "tomorrow is another day"!