28 Sep '11, 4pm

"I am woman, watch me grow, see me standing toe to toe": I am doing something to lose weight, but it is due to m...

As I watch the latest weight loss commercial, about the journey of a plump woman losing weight, I feel outraged. Yes, I have a weight problem, and my Body Mass Index is in the unhealthy range. I gained weight because I used to drink beer nightly with my friends. But I was diagnosed last year with diabetes and decided to take charge of my eating habits. I cut down on sugar, beer and other forms of carbohydrates. Not surprisingly, I have lost weight, but slowly from a high of 89 kilogrammes to 83kg now. It is a long way from my ideal weight, but I am taking firm steps. I have often wanted to take short cuts and did consider a quick-fix solution. But I stopped myself. I have six lovely children, and after the birth of each child, I suffered from post-natal depression. Each time, I overcame it with discipline and determination. Of course, having a loving husband helps. I have ...

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