A little bit of me

Hi,  I’m Tanvee, I’m in my twenties; I work as a software analyst. I moved away from home (India/Pune) for my studies (Masters/Warwick) that was the first time I stayed alone. After my studies I moved to London for work.  Every day I learn something new, I’m surprisingly good at making mistakes ;). Every day is a scary adventure (I do have T with me most of the times) but still it gets lonely at times.

Cooking skills
The first time I cooked was after I moved away from home, during my first year alone I lived on pot noodles. Now I love cooking soups, salads and baking (though I can’t bake that often, who will eat everything I bake???). I'm always on the look for good, easy and healthy recipes. My first choice is always a good soup with some grilled meat and vegetables.

Weight Issues
I was overweight for most of my life; I entered the gym for the first time when I was 24. All my life I wanted to become ‘thin’ but it took me a lot of time to actually start working towards my fitness. I had all the possible unhealthy habits you can think of (I hated exercise, I loved snacking and junk food was how I bonded with T, I would get up in the middle of the night just to eat). The only reason I ever wanted to lose weight was to wear nice clothes. I wanted to feel pretty like all my other friends.

Bday’s over the years
Every year I promised myself I would be in my ideal weight range by my next birthday..finally done (last image if from this years bday March 2013)



I love...
Talking, writing, teaching (I’m not a teacher but if I’m asked to teach anything I know I can do it well), I love all the possible festivals and celebrations, I love family gatherings, I love day dreaming (no time these days), listening to music

Fitness love..
I'm happier on days that I workout, I love my spin, zumba and running. I also do lots of body resistance exercises and recently I have started weight training more seriously.


Family
I’m very close to my family. Before I moved away we would have dinner together every single day. We still talk every day and on weekends we try to Skype. My sister is 7.5 yrs younger than me but surprisingly we get along really well. We have loads of fun together and if you see us together you will not understand a thing we do or say (we have our own kind of fun). Even after I moved away I still talk to her every single day, as soon as she is back from university she calls me and we talk about everything possible, everybody is usually surprised at how much we can talk
Fact: you know her name has the same alphabets as my name just scrambled (in my mother tongue)


T
I have known T (Terence) for 10 years now. I plan to post more soon till then you will have to be satisfied with our snaps :)


Something changed with my weight loss
I always thought after I reach my ideal weight I would be satisfied but now my goals have changed I no longer focus on only my weight, I also have started to work on improving my fitness.  I hated running and now I dream of running a marathon (I have a long way to go but this was something that had never crossed even my wildest imagination)
When I was overweight I would try and avoid snaps or hide behind people but as I began to lose weight things changed I don’t miss any opportunity to pose, as soon as the camera comes on my smile comes on no matter what I’m doing I’m ready to pose
(even when I' m just walking ;) )
 
Why I blog?
Mainly for two reasons I love writing and I really want to share with anybody willing to read about everything I did to reach my ideal weight. I want to share my mistakes, my lessons, everything that I went through. With all my unhealthy habits and bad attitude I think I must have gone through 90% of issues most overweight people have. I have worked hard on changing myself. At this point in life I can confidently say I have turned a new leaf. I have reached my ideal weight and now I’m working towards becoming fitter. I hope by blogging I keep reminding myself about my journey, lessons and I also hope you find my experience useful in your fitness journey.


I really hope you enjoy reading my blog :)

18 comments:

  1. Great getting to know you better, sweetie! I gotta re-think my 'about me' now, seeing how great yours is! :)

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  2. awww Gwen, thank you for such a sweet comment :).I was wondering what most of you would say about this section, after reading your comment I'm a lot happier about this page

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  3. You are gorgeous! And I just know that you will run that marathon one day. I start training for my first at the end of June! Good luck with your goals:)

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    1. thank you so much Leigh, you know your running posts are such an inspiration to me..I will surely keep a track of your marathon training...

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  4. That was a very good brief about to you which says many things about you. Happy encountered your blog. Hope I get my share of motivation.

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    1. hi Gopinath, thank you..I do hope you find my blog/experiences useful in your journey

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  5. Awww I loved reading about you and getting to know you a bit better. You've accomplished so much :)

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  6. Its a shame i discovered your blog this late. Will have to sit over the weekend and read the old posts ... aah should have taken the speed reading classes.

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  7. Awesome.. Am really gonna read this as frequently as u post!!

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    1. thanks Resham :) I will post as often as I can

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  8. Wow! What a transformation :) Glad I found your blog someone from Pune blogging! That makes me happy as I am from Pune too!

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    1. thank you Sheetal, it's always nice to meet somebody from Pune :)

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  9. U look amazing! The change is incredible! Congratulations to u on that :-)
    I'm indeed very happy to have found your blog; every success story is an inspiration :-)

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    1. thank you for such a sweet compliment and I am glad you find my story an inspiration (makes me so happy)

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  10. I regularly follow ur posts but stumbled upon this page today. and yeah... the poems are being missed. :)

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  11. Hi, I enjoyed reading yourr blogs,
    Following your blog :)
    I too have weight issues but its cos of sme health issues but I never shy away from camera :)

    Do visit my blog at http://www.ananyatales.com/

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