Shyamily, who resides in Florida, USA, had never thought of shedding her body weight, which she gained post delivery, as it didn’t bother her much. However, she realized her weight was indeed a problem, only when she came to her hometown in Kerala for a vacation.
She weighed only around 58 kilos before her wedding. But she put on around 20 kilos after her first delivery three years ago. Her weight soon jumped from 58 kilos to more than 76 kilos. Since the number of obese people in the United States of America is high, it wasn’t difficult for Shyamily to find oversized dresses. She didn’t worry about her increasing weight as it didn’t create any practical difficulties for her.
Two years ago, when she landed in Kerala for the wedding of her brother-in-law, Shyamily, for the first time, realized that she was overweight. Her friends and relatives were shocked to see her and asked her to shed weight as soon as possible. Even then, Shyamily didn’t think it was a big problem.
However, when she went to a textile shop to purchase clothes for the wedding, she understood her weight could really be an issue. Unlike in the US, oversized clothes are not commonly available here. She didn’t fit even into the largest size of the clothes which were available in the shops. That is when she thought about shedding her weight immediately.
It was during that time her husband Praful gifted her a fitness tracker. Slowly she began to achieve the targets in it and became winner in many of the challenges as well. She was thrilled to notice that her weight was actually decreasing. This made her more confident and determined. Meanwhile, she had noticed on the internet the weight loss challenge of an LIC employee named Habeeb. She began to follow a proper diet and work out plan after becoming part of the online group.
“Now my weight is back to 57 kilos. Everyone says that I look more beautiful than before. My confidence level too has gone up. My mother and other relatives are stunned to see my amazing transformation. They never thought could I really reduce my weight. I realized that everything is possible if we are determined to achieve it and work incredibly hard for it. I feel happy when, those who made fun of me earlier, appreciate me for my looks. Even in the US many ask the ‘secret’ behind my weight loss and have expressed interest to become part of the weight loss challenge. My friends say that I am their inspiration,” says Shyamily.
Shyamily has also vowed herself that she would refrain from indulging in unhealthy food habits, and that she would never say ‘no’ to working out.