All for a lil bit of fat …

3 inches …

Thats the magic number …

Thats the amount of length I have to get off my waist before … oh … what the hell … I haven’t set a date … but I’d like to hazard … 1 month ???

All my life, I have always been into sports … basketball mostly … and also, all my life, I had been thin … a tall, thin stick like something …

I first started to put on some body mass after moving out from the four walls of my junior college ( which came with an attached basketball court ) to my ‘new & cool’ college – Engineering college life …

All sports took a backseat … and the main crux of life was to get those 40 precious marks which would take me to the other side …

Many times, during my school years, I would put on some weight during the Diwali and the Summer vacations .. which would just shed off within the first few weeks of playing the maddening 30 min basketball matches during the lunch break … and I would be back to square one …

In the beginning ( in college ) when I started putting on some weight, I started to look better … my BMI ( Body Mass Index ) improved and I started feeling better about myself …

But then, now, all those raids of the kitchen, with the ruthless plunder of sweets and all the good stuff there is in the world … now started showing off late …

I haven’t touched a basketball in months … and going to school is a pain … having to lug myself a distance of 10 kms to get to a decent place to play …

Of course, my college has a basketball court …

Only, we don’t play basketball there …

We play a game called – ‘Crater Ball’ in which we have to dribble the ball, over all the craters on the court, keeping the ball in control …

And if you are lucky enough to get to the other end, extra points are given for attempting a shot and double the points are given for actually being able to convert a shot … through the ring, which would baffle Newton by its gravity defying feat of being stuck to the board with half of the nuts gone missing …

Anyways, back to the point …

I have to lose 3 inches .. and have to lose em’ fast ….

Some years ago ( when we had the ‘cable’ ), I saw this one Oprah show which featured Fat people who managed to lose tonnes of weight …

There was this guy Jarrod who wouldn’t even fit in his Airplane seat … and I think he lost something like 150 pounds just eating low fat Subway Sandwhiches for a year …

I think I remember his name correctly cause Seinfield, later, took his case beautifully ;)

Anyways … thats out of the question for me coz … these Subway Sandwhiches start from 70 bucks here … and actually, I’ll end up starving 10 inches just having to pay for the sandwhiches …

I have a friend who was quite ‘big’ himself when he was in school …

He is one year junior to me … and in his 10th std vacations, he would run to school everyday ( which is 10 kms one way from his place ) and then at the end of 2 months … he was unbelievably thin …

Well … not very thin … but I bet he must have lost 30 kgs atleast …

We almost have a gym at my place … My mom likes to collect stuff … And all the gym things we purchase, miraculously metamorphose into other utility items within a period of 2 weeks …

Like the excercise cycle we had bought, is now is helmet stand which also sometimes serves the purpose of drying clothes on a rainy day …

We have a treadmill which is all nicely folded up and stays like that …

A set of dumbells which are there for finding your feet when the lights go off … and an Ab Cruncher … which I have just started to use … in my terrified state of reliasation …

But you know what ?

In the end of it all, its not the jazzy gizmos or paying 5000 bucks per kilo lost at VLCC … its plain old determination

And God, if you’re reading this, please give me enough to last for 3 inches ;)

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