Note : Had written this as a guest post for one of my blogger friend. Thought why not share with readers here :-)
How many of you have been elated reading your weight and satisfied
with your kgs? Raise your hands....No cheating!! Be honest.
many eh? Is it not each one's secret desire to lose weight? I guess the
most hated machinery in this world would be the poor little weighing
machine.It is a technological marvel. Why not? That poor little machine
can earn the wrath of so many people, it could witness jubilation or it
could get cursed. Now which other machine has this privilege?
everyone has that intense desire to shed some flab, lose weight. What
with the fashion world claiming size zero is the in-thing!! But there's a
slim chance, or should I say a FAT chance that most of us would reach
the desire body weight!! But hey!! what is the harm in trying?
about the emotions that arises, you could see all types and forms of
expressions. There's some qualm always before stepping onto the weighing
machine. Nervous, you close your eyes with hope and silently pray that
the needle points to the number you want it to. And then you reluctantly
look down to read the scale, first there is denial!! How can it be!!
Then despair, anger and frustration. And abuses and curses to the
weighing machine first.
You question its precision and
genuineness and then realization pours in. You then start cursing the
devil in you which taunted you to gorge on those cheesy snacks and those
chocolate cakes. All the while, the poor weighing machine earnestly
looks for some appreciation for being honest. But what it gets is a
And most times, we believe that the
machine is not right, so we tend to calibrate it manually by slightly
adjusting ourselves until the needle reads to what we desire. And very
rare is the jubilation and excitement of having achieved what we wanted.
Oh yeah!! its short lived though. Weight is like a boomerang, it always
comes back to you!!
Sometimes the machine adds few
kilos as a compliment and sometimes it gives you discount. Discount is
what is preferred here. I recently came across a joke where the lady in
question removes everything from her shoes until she is almost nude to
get her weight right. You see; the shoes, the dress are all
'accessories' which hinders you from getting your correct reading.
of my friends step onto the weighing machine and protect the secret
magic number so much so that you feel that the number is a secret code
to an enormous amount of wealth. Few people believe that weight changes
with season, so they tend to weigh themselves in their favorable season.
Few others believe counting your calorie intake might keep check on
your weight. Fine!! but if it is only yours its fine; but why others' as well for heaven's sake; even if they didn't want to?
This is what happened at a recent
birthday celebration of two of my team members. One of them had lost 26
kilos by hook or by crook. There were cakes cut and this man instead of
gorging on his cake, kept commenting about how much calorie would each
piece of cake have. It was really disturbing, couldn't gorge on those
cakes.But the sin factor was short lived, we later ignored and started committing the sin :-P
None giving a thought about the
weights or the calories :-)