Day 27: Never in my life…

…have I ever taken on a diet plan. I have always eaten what I wanted to, never caring if it “showed” on me. I have my dad’s genes to thank for it, I guess. I have gained weight in the past, but that was when I sat at home, freelancing for nearly a year. And the maximum I gained was 5 kilos. I shed it as soon as I began going for work.

It was when I joined Accenture that I began hogging on Biriyani. It has always been my favourite food (and Pasta), and the only decent thing in the cafeteria was Biriyani. I worked an 11-8.30 shift, so I always had lunch in office (Biriyani every single day) and several days, I’ve known I’d be reaching home way too tired and brain dead, and have to continue work from there. Which meant, I’d either have a 7.45pm dinner (way too early for me, but Biriyani again), or get myself a parcel and go home. If I didn’t do either, I’d call the nearest place and order a Biriyani 😀

I did this for almost 2.5 years. Yes, I’m not kidding. It was Biriyani always, five days a week for lunch, and several times dinner as well — and if I was too lazy in the weekend to cook, Biriyani again!

By about a year into my Biriyani binging, my colleagues actually began believing in the possibility of there being a Diet Biriyani, because I was losing weight instead of gaining any! 😛

Several people (who were unaware of my Biriyani binging) would ask me how I managed to stay so fit, how much I worked out each day, which gym I went to, what foods I ate…and my colleagues would roar with laughter and say “This one!? She does nothing, except eat Biriyani everyday!” The Biriyani Diet became a thing!

I kid you not, people actually tried it. And bloated. And yelled at me for that! 🙄 Well, I was always very open about my fitness secret: Accenture + 2 dogs + Biriyani everyday: try it to believe it. They all failed because they only had Accenture + the Biriyani. The 2 dogs, only I had 😀 😀 But it was true. I did nothing else.

All was well in life. Till I reached Kuwait.

I was actually looking forward to all the Biriyani I’d eat here. My friends sent me off blessing me and asking me to popularise the famous Biriyani Diet of mine.

Only, the Biriyani here is not to my liking. It smells good, has a lot of “flavour”. Yet, scores a grand zero on taste as far as I am concerned. And, therefore, I haven’t eaten too many of it (maybe about 10 times in the past 8 months). And I have gained 4 kilos. Bah!

Never in my life have I ever taken on a diet plan. Never in my life have I even considered one. Till today. I’ve got to shed what I don’t like, want or need.

My lunch everyday is a plate of salad and a bowl of soup. And so, today afternoon as I polished off the salad, I decided I’m going to stick to salad/fruits only for dinner from today. And from the moment I took that decision, all I’ve been able to think of is dinner: having a Biriyani, or some fried rice, or just homely red rice with some aviyal and curds, or curd rice, or even god old kanji. Anything, as long as it is rice.

So, before I lost complete control, I went ahead and brought fruits. Apples, oranges, pears, guavas, pomegranates, bananas. And I bought enough to last me a week.

Now, I hate myself. Without finishing all these fruits, I won’t even be able to get back to my rice dinner. Bah, why do I do this to myself? I hate being on a diet 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦

And while we’re at it, this is all Kuwait’s fault – I hate Kuwait too! 🙄

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all my bags are packed, i’m ready to go…

The perfect song for me now…

“Going home” is generally a very happy feeling…especially when you have super-lovely parents! And till about a week back, I was all excited and doing the countdown. But well, now that 31 July (that’s my last official working day) is just 4 days away, I’m already feeling the 😦 that has set in…

Resource Communications…i still remember the day I first heard about it from a friend in Bangalore. I was in Trivandrum then, on the lookout for a job. The website implored me to apply and make sure i get through. But when I actually send in my application and got called for a ‘copy test’ (I applied for copywriting), I was thrilled and anxious at the same time. After the test, I booked my return ticket–I decided that it was the worst test I ever attended (blame my lack of talent) and wouldn’t get through 😀 And so, when a call came for the third round of interviews, I had a better opinion about myself! 😀

How a whole year, and a month after that, passed…i cant imagine!

Today, Resource for me is a totally different experience…its all about a lot of passion, hardwork, dicussions–heated and otherwise–ideas, blastings, dressing downs, meetings, reviews, trips…and most importantly, a mix of totally different kinds of people with a lot of passion!

And perhaps, the only organisation where food plays a high and mighty role in each one’s lives 😀 😀 😀  There are daily meetings where we discuss what food is yummiest where…organise breakfast trips, lunch trips and dinner trips 😀 😀 😀 And being an integrated ‘Indian team’, we have had our share of North-Indian, Karnataka, Andhra and Maharashtrian lunches till date.

But nothing matched the excitement we all had on the day our MD made masala dosas for all of us!! Hehehehe…yes, you read it right…our’s is a small team…12 main people and 5 support staff…so, anything that’s done in office, is done collaboratively! Again, the most striking thing about the MD-cooked-lunch was the passion and integrity with which he did it !! Well I still owe everyone at office a Kerala lunch 😀

Will probably do it when I come back from Kerala in a few months’ time and join back in this same lovely company!!! Well, when bosses refuse to accept resination letters, what else to do? 😀 (I’m so glad he did that! 😉 ) It will be like “coming back home”…

Lunch and food are just  of the few things in a typical Resource-day…if you set out to find a better place than Resource, you’ll invariably land up in front of a green-gated cosy building called Resource 😉

“If I had a choice…”…well, i’d abolish tags :D

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
Don’t remember! (The last time i was in a theatre was for U, Me aur Hum, which is hardly a film.
(If you havent seen it till date, please, pat yourselves on your back!)

2. What book are you reading?
P.G. Wodehouse—all the time 😀

3. Favorite board game?
Monopoly! No game can beat it 🙂

4. Favorite magazine?
RD, of course!

5. Favorite smells?
Smell of my mom…and the rain…and myself…:D

6. Favorite sounds?
The Sound of Silence…and everything in The Sound of Music.

7. Worst feeling in the world?
Having to wake up in the morning.

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
Aah…it’s just a dream…not the alarm, really!

9. Favorite fast food place?
Kitchen at home 😀

10. Future child’s name?
Ummmm…haven’t discussed yet 😀

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?
…write a book, print it and publish it!! 😀

12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
I will…soon 😀

13. Storms—cool or scary?
Neither…its sexy! Love it 😉

14. Favorite drink?
Iced tea (HAS to be from Pizza Hut)

15. Finish this statement, “If I had the time, I would….”?
Sleep more! 😀

16. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
As long as it is veg…yes! 😀

17. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Black…it’s always been brown!

18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Trivandrum (since birth!), Guruvayur (2 yrs), Delhi (2 months), Chennai (2 weeks), Mumbai (2 months), Bangalore (going on…), Coimbatore (in and out)…

19. Favorite sports to watch?
800mtrs in the Olympics, in my dream—..for which I  need to sleep 😀

20. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
RJ – all nice things about him are all over my blog 😀 (right, RJ?)

21. What’s under your bed?
Whatever it is, it’s bringing me a loooootta sleep…and I’m loving it 😀

22. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Oh yes, yes, yes……exactly as I am: just a lil more tall, a lil more beautiful, and a lil more intelligent 😀 . Actually, no, then it wudnt be me. 😀

23. Morning person or night owl?
Don’t mind either, as long as I can sleep 🙂

24. Over easy, or sunny side up?
Does it help one get more sleep, whatever it is?

25. Favorite place to relax?
Bed.

26. Favorite pie?
22/7

27. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Not an ice-cream person…pastry, yessssss!

28. Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
Uh uh…whoever wants to, will…I guess 😀 …i’m not tagging anyone, as I’m the last person to publish this among all my blog friends…so… 😀