When I told people I was going to India, everyone told me to take care and that I was going to loose weight. Somehow I had a feeling it wasn’t going to happen. Well, you see I’m a big fan of Indian cuisine and when people around me fall ill from food poisoning, I’m usually the last one standing. So although I was hoping everyone else was right, it turns out my instinct knew me better :p I now know I CAN eat chapatti everyday and yes, I did put on weight. Now I’m just hoping to lose it in time for the Js wedding in June July :p
To be honest though, I didn’t eat Indian Indian, where I was staying turned out to be a little international house. My husband and I shared the last 2 months with the sweetest bunch of people from around the world. There’s someone from Austria, the US, Ecuador, Australia, Canada and of course, India. So even though there was chapatti at every meal, there were salads, noodles and bake goodies 🙂 Probably the best vegan baked goodies I’ve had ever!! My new little friend Laura, from Sacramento, California should seriously consider opening a vegan bakery 😉 She’s like a baking angel.
So yes, unlike most other people, I came home from India chubbier than usual. Also, I had to don the traditional Salwa Kameez (that’s what we call a Punjabi suit in Singapore) when I was there. It’s loose fitting and completely covers everything so that just meant I couldn’t tell how much weight I was putting on :p
That’s me in Chandigarh. Now everyone can understand why I can’t tell how much weight I was slowly but surely putting on :p
So when I came home, it was reality check time!! I now have on a pair of shorts that was distinctly loose before I left and it’s now distinctly fitting. Since I’m not the dieting sort … I get grumpy when I’m hungry :p I have to get back to my running routine, which reminds me, where are my new running sneakers?