This is my journey from Dec 2017 – June 2019.
I was quite unwell since Oct 2017, continuous vomiting, acidity, laziness, and what not. I was still a person very happy to see me as I was untill unless I started becoming sick at an age that was less than 30.
I was happy in my skin, my body and my shape. My mama Dr. Ajay Khurana ( Deshpande and Ranka Hospital) use to always tell me, since almost 8 yes now, to do something about my weight. I was all ready to ramp walk for plus size pageants and fashion week. I tried everything under the roof, like dieting, gyming, swimming, yoga, vlcc, medicines, massage etc and must have spend lakh of money in these 8 years, but still not change. Once again my mama motivated me the other way now, as I had super issue of acidity after my bro wedding. He sent me to Dr. Kedar Patil (Poona Hospital). He started consulting me first. He asked everything my eating habits , exercise routines etc. Unfortunately I was still not convinced to get surgery done, as I had heard that doing surgery will only harm the body and there will no use spending all that amount of money. Yes I spent almost about 3L the max I could have in my life and my last hope to get down on my weight throught Gastric Bypass surgery / Bariatric Surgery.
Finally there was a day when I got my tests done to get my acidity down n realised that operation was the only solution and if I had done everything the last try must be given. I got admitted in hospital. Dr was so cooperative that explained me everything what is to be done, how it’s to be done and everything. Dr. Pooja who was again my dietician was very cooperative and kept giving me alternative to have healthy life style. Finally operations was done, but that was not the end. I had a list of activities to do. I was like with so much weight how will I do. But it just happend. The weight kept falling down and I continued my journey. Today I am glad I have lost about 50 kgs and about 20-22 inches over all. I could have never thought of such a beautiful me at all.
This journey couldn’t have been possible without Avni Pachunde who was my first teacher in exercise and Zumba. I started with what I liked in Feb 2018 and she was a super duper support almost till Oct 2018 when she stopped her classes, post which in between I started swimming and gyming too.
I had Poonam Dhandhania who was there always to handle my up and downs on mood swings through sound therapy and relieve my pain and stress that I had from surgery.
The Dr. had a continuous check on me, what I was eating, taking medicines, checking weight loss and inch loss through different meet up that were conducted every quarter with many more ppl who had done this surgery. I met ppl who had done surgery and were absolutely fit, ppl who had conceived soon after surgery, sugar and no reversal, thyroid reversal. I use to be motivated everytime. Then there were ppl who were motivated with me, one from my own house was my maternal grandfather.
Every person is different and the doctor refers different surgery as per body type to different ppl. Yes I eat everything, and the monthly maintenance is not more than Rs. 1500 per month including the gyming. The Snehabandan WhatsApp group for all alike people like me, and drs of course.
Finally I had become stagnant after 1 yr and asked the doctor, and he mentioned that now I must join gym. Rinki Mridul Garg who motivated me to join the gym in Jan , Gold’s Gym with awesome package for 14 months. To my surprise had the best Zumba instructor Niharika Geeta Ramgopal, aerobics by Shanti Zachariah and the yoga instructor who is just awesome. Yes I am not regular to the gym, but even 4 times a week is good where I had never seen the gym in last 10 years.
My massage was done by Surabhi Pankaj Harolikar , who helped me toning the body with right strokes and steam at the right places. Neelam Chakraborty regular with facials and toning my face muscles and taking care of my hair in the best health.
Just hoping I have not forgotten anyone, if so plz mention as you are very precious in my journey to loose this weight.
My complete family and my dress designer gifted me a dress on my weight loss. All have been super motivators. My hubby had been a super supporter without whom this journey would have been incomplete and he was the one who motivated me by saying “You look Sexy”.
Thanks to all my friends who have always supported me , encouraged me , taken me to hospital when in need and last but not the last complemented me to be motivated. I have not checked my weight last, but I think I must have more. I am glad I have a super routine of early to rise and early to bed, to eat what I like, to exercise how I want giving minimum one hour, climbing the top of Sonmarg valley on leg, reaching the top of Daulatabad Fort before anyone could reach in family and swim continuous for 2 hrs without being restless, climbing stairs without being tired.
Thanks to all for your support. Cheers to me, I could survive and “Aaj Phir Keene Ki Tamana Hai”
So just an advise to all those, who want to reduce weight, and have tried everything under the roof, plz go ahead and do this, you will be much confident and healthy person soon.
Below are the doctor details👇
📍 Dr. Kedar Patil – Pune Clinic
Poona Hospital ,27 ,Sadashiv Peth , Near Alka Theater, L B, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rd