Of course, I remember promising that I will share more of the changes that I am bringing (or at least trying to) in and around myself. Remember the anger management part. Ironically enough, I happened to lose my cool the same day I wrote the post! But I was against exhibiting it and ended up with a bad migraine. What they say is true - it's hard (and painful) to give up on old habits!

Okay, so the next on my list was my health. For the records, I was in the hospital in the first half of January 1, 2011! Oh yes, I managed to fall sick close to New Year's eve and while everyone was busy planning their 31st evening, I was trying to get an appointment with my doctor. So January 1 it was!

Meeting a doctor is always scary. They sure prepare you for the worst that your respective ailment has to offer. My doctor was no different and she told me in no fancy words that I need to "actually" take care of myself unless I want a surgery happening!

The message was straight and clear. And I did not want to take a chance. In fact, I'd never want to. My next step was getting all the information I could to eating right and staying healthy. Starting January 4, I was on my way. It's said it takes at least 21 days to make a habit. So I waited over 21 days to post/blog about this [clever me! :)].

Here are few of the things I am doing. And they have worked great for me till now!
  • I start the day with a glass of warm water with half a lime juice and 4-5 soaked almonds. This is my first meal of the day and healthy too!
  • Eating small meals or fruits regularly every 2-2.5 hours - and you know something! This way I am actually feeling fuller and more active. Even when I go out (not work), I carry apples and biscuits in my bag. [If you follow this, remember not to carry anything when going out for a movie; else, don't blame me if the security lady there makes you forsake a 'more-precious-than-diamonds' apple or your 'costlier-than-gold' orange/guava. Yes, I think about inflation too!]
  • A plate of salad with every meal. I carry a lot of it to work every day.
  • Cut down on tea/coffee and other drinks. I am not a big fan of tea or coffee, cold drinks I quit years ago and packed juices don't entice me either. So that was not difficult at all.
  • Drinking lots and lots of water! Something between 2-3 litres a day.
  • Dinner latest by 8 pm. Works for me else I end up eating endlessly on reaching home after office.
Let's count. It's been exactly 24 days now. Wait, wait...I am not a bundle of goodness or a strict disciplinarian! To be honest, all this goes for a toss on weekends and holidays as I am either not motivated enough or succumb to peer pressure. Yet, I try to have my quota of fruits and salads and even when eating out, I opt for the healthier options.

I have been doing fine on it till now and plan to stick to it for as long as I can/am able to. Blogdosts, please hope and pray that I am abide by it for as long as possible!

P.S - Anyone willing to try the healthier way, feel free to drop me an email and I will send you some charts and samples.

Till then, take care and stay precious :)
13 Responses
  1. ashkd Says:

    Great to know that someone actually working day and night to get her resolutions done!! great.. :-)

    Regarding Migraine, do regularly the breathing exercise as Baba Ramdev show in TV or at least when you start getting Migraine.. 10 mins daily or some 20-30 mins at the time of Migraine would give you perfect relief.. Tried, tested, suggested and getting worked for every person i know including me.. :-)

    Wish you success for your resolutions.. :-)

  2. Scribbler Says:

    good luck on continuing the healthy life style :)

  3. Haddock Says:

    Some doctors have the knack of putting you at ease.
    Our family Dr was such a man.

  4. Vijender : Says:

    First things first ... awesome looking page! :)
    New to blogging(as evident from my comment)... i felt its an encouraging article to begin with...
    Keep up the good habits.. CYA

  5. You know what I was admitted to hospital on 1st jan,2011.. I am actually on the same boat as you are because I am asked by the doctor to follow a diet that would keep me healthy..I am diagnosed with chronic gastritis and a problem of GERD caused due to excessive stress and tensions..I was asked by the doc to eat less and have frequent meals..What was ur problem actually if you don't mind sharing..

  6. Great that you controlled yourself and recovered so fast! The list you have here is very good if one wants to stay healthy.

    There is one more thing you can add, actually quite a lot if it comes to my style. You can add early morning walk along with yog.

  7. Neha Says:

    @ ashkd - Thank you for the tips. I have started following them,. Hope they work. Thanks a ton!

    @ Scribbler - Thanks :)

    @ Haddock - Luckily, I too have always had good doctors :)

  8. Neha Says:

    @ Vijender - Thank you so much! :)

    @ Vaudeville of exhilaration - There are way too many things wrongs, but the crux is that I have to eat real carefully and not take stress or alter my body clock.

    Thank you for visiting my space. Would love to know your name :)

  9. Neha Says:

    @ Vijender - Thank you so much! :)

    @ Vaudeville of exhilaration - There are way too many things wrongs, but the crux is that I have to eat real carefully and not take stress or alter my body clock.

    Thank you for visiting my space. Would love to know your name :)

  10. Neha Says:

    @ Bhavesh - Thanks! I am waiting for the weather to get a little more pleasant before I resume my running.

  11. I am really interested in the soaking almonds in the water. Hmmm, why do they suggest that?

  12. Bikramjit Says:

    well i have done a lot and i do a lot running and gym and all but for the life of me i cant loose weight so yes please do send me some info mannbik @ gmail . com


  13. Tanvi Says:

    I hope your resolutions still stand? :) You have a great blog here. Went through couple of your posts and enjoyed them!

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