Determination , Where art thou?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Grateful and Guilty.”

Whether it’s a trashy TV show, extra-pulpy fiction, or nutrient-free candy, write a thank-you note to your guiltiest guilty pleasure.


Oh well, There are so many “guilty pleasures”  that I honestly do not know where to start !!

Having said that, I guess the worst of them is being addicted to snacks and sweets. I had taken the trouble to understand and stick to a diet and maintain an exercise regime  in early 2013. In the space of 6 months I lost almost 13 kgs. It was an achievement as far as I was concerned. And I was proud of it. The dedication and motivation involved,  added to the fact that I was happy with the way I looked and felt,  made me stop as I reached for the twin culprits. I kept the weight constant for another 6 months.My friends and family often told me they liked the plumper me but I was sure I liked the leaner one!!

But alas good things seldom last and then one thing led to another and now I have happily gained 10kgs of those lost 13! A new place, my hospital being located away from home  (that necessitates commuting)  a social life that ensured parties at least 3 times a week – whatever the reasons, they are all excuses.  I know that if I want, I CAN and if I have to blame someone or something,  it is only and only me.

As for thank you, am not sure a weak will deserves a thank you , however much pleasure I have derived from being a snacker and a couch potato.

Ironically this prompt comes on a day when I have decided to restart at least a tiny part of my previous regimen….. Wish me luck ,folks!!

And you have an active, happy weekend !!!


10 thoughts on “Determination , Where art thou?

  1. trablog November 22, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Good luck 🙂 Keep updating us, and we will check if you are following it or not 😀 Something like 100 days of Determination 😀

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  2. Soul n Spirit November 23, 2014 / 12:50 am

    Feeling the same. Gaining like anything since I left the hills. I too need strong determination now. I am thinking to devote less time to blogging and more time to fitness as army parties are showing their affect on me. Blogging became an addiction but I love it.

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  3. rajivkrishnan57 November 23, 2014 / 6:23 am

    Best wishes for your endeavour. Am sure that you’ll do it now that you’ve set your mind to a rather excruciating regimen. But you truly are fine the way you are. Do you really have to go to these lengths??

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    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections November 23, 2014 / 6:46 am

      Thank you for the wishes and the “you-are-fine-as-you-are” refrain of 27 years whether i was a scrawny young bride or a matronly wife!! No excruciating regimen – just a slow and steady no to temptation of guilty pleasures!


  4. maddmombetty November 23, 2014 / 10:40 am

    I love to dance, don’t you? What a fun way to get back on track! You can do it! 🙂

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  5. Teresa Oh November 23, 2014 / 11:23 am

    Pray tell, what was the diet like when you lost 13kgs?


  6. Saya November 23, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Good luck!! 🙂 I’m going through the same…diet sucks…but it does feels great to be leaner 🙂 and if not for anything else, its worth doing for this reason..


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