Saturday, January 12, 2013

15 kgs, 4 months.. Welcome to the ATB BB Series!

Yes, you read that right.. I lost 15 kgs in 4 months. You wanna know how? Read on...



2012 was the year when a lot of people took charge of their fitness routines. You can read some wonderful posts on fitness on Coralista, Indian vanity case & Wise she.

I was no exception. Only I didn't want to write about it until I experienced substantial change. Call me superstitious, but I definitely didn't want to "nazar lago" my weight loss. God knows, I have struggled through various solutions with no results. I started my diet in September of '12 and it has been roughly 4 months, and I have lost 15 kgs.

This is me before:




and this is me now:

Sorry for the slightly blurry pic, I haven't had a chance to take a proper picture recently
Some of you must be curious about what I did. No, I didn't starve or turn anorexic. Nor did I become a gym rat.

It is difficult for me to encapsulate all what has happened in the last four months in one post. So this will be spread over a few posts, but I will candidly share all I know with you guys. Things that worked, and more importantly things that didn't work. Books I read, oh yes, I read a lot of books before I made changes. And some internet resources that you can use to keep on track.

 I'll be more than happy, if it helps even one of you. Hence this BB Series, where BB = Body Beautiful.

And no, I haven't reached my ideal weight yet. I'm still on my journey to a fit & healthy body. I hope that you will enjoy reading this series. 

65 comments:

  1. Wow thats fantastic! eagerly waiting for your BB series :) I too am trying to shed some extra weight which I put on after marriage :(

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    1. Marriage is such a major life change, so many girls put on weight because of the stress. But don't worry, it'll come off. :)

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  2. This is brilliant Tanveer! Congratulations and wish you all the very best, hope you get exactly what you want, soon! I'm going to try to follow what you say to tee! This will be a motivation for many. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your wishes!! I hope I'm able to help you. :)

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  3. tanz, i am so inspired by you. can't tell u...

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  4. Awesome tanveer ! You look fab ! So, looking forward to the series :) I was thinking of starting a similar series too ( to keep myself motivated).. lately have put on some weight and need to act specially on that tummy fast ! :) Your tips are always helpfull.. please share them :)

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    1. Thank you Sukanya! You must start the series yourself. You are right, it keeps one motivated, plus you never know how others may also benefit. I will definitely be sharing my tips over the next few weeks.

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  5. looking forward to all the details you share......:-)

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  6. Wohooo! Girl you are some inspiration!!! I'm on my weight loss journey too- visit my blog for posts on it. Also I'm waiting to hear from you about your story!!!

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    1. Thank you!! I'll definitely check your blog for posts. We can keep each other motivated :)

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  7. Wow.. Tanvi. That's a big achievement. Eagerly waiting for your inputs...sadly I have also gained much weight due to various reasons..hoping to get back in shape this year.

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  8. oh man!!! its such a drastic difference i must say...u must be soo proud of urself! Pls do share some tips..looking forward to it :)

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    1. Thank you Zara!! :D.. I'm just so happy to be able to wear clothes I like again :)

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  9. oh man!!! its such a drastic difference i must say...u must be soo proud of urself! Pls do share some tips..looking forward to it :)

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  10. tanzzzzzzz :D :D bravooooooo baby :D :D i rem around karwa chauth you mentioned something :D :D what a big achievement dear :D :D

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    1. Rashmi! Thank you so much! Yes, this was the same thing :D

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  11. Amazing!!!You look much younger and prettier... I was also overweight once.I started doing turbo fire and toneitup workouts. Now i realize that workout is actually addictive! you just need to start. Congrats for you all your effort!!!

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    1. Thank you! :D.. Yes, you just need to start, once you get the results it becomes addictive :)

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  12. OMG!! you have lost so much of weight.. you looking more beautiful and confident hope you reach ur ideal weight asap :))

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  13. Oh WOWWWWW!!! that's amazing, Tanveer. I understand it takes so much courage, will power and dedication to lose that weight. I am struggling, you are such a true inspiration for me. 15kg in four months!!!!! that just blew me away. thank you for putting this up. It makes me want to do this even harder out.

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    1. Thank you Coral! You wld understand, I was feeling so embarrased to put up my before pic.. I'm sure you will reach your goal as well. Stay positive :)

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  14. awesome change Tanveer :) keep continuing and waiting for the series :)

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  15. Hi Tanveer,

    I am a regular at Addicted to blush, but never commented on any of your posts, actually though i am a make up freak never tried Blush but after seeing few posts bought a blush n never turned back after that, after that this post has really motivated me into taking things seriously.. I was chubby always but i never cared even when everyone started commenting(later worried but left it always after few months) but now Tanveer i am really inspired.. Thank u from bottom of my heart...

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    1. Hey Pratyu, thanks a lot for reading & commenting. I'm glad you liked the post :).. Good luck! :)

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  16. 15 in four months is such a great progress...
    I'm motivated now.. I tend to break my diet every few days and gulp everything unhealthy i get.. Hope to be as dedicated and determined as you :)
    I'm glad i stumbled upon your blog.. Really like it...

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    1. BTW Just read your post on lessons from twenties.. It was such a good read..
      I've just turned 26 and only now have I started to experiment with makeup. I used to feel conscious that there are so many younger girls who know a lot more than I do, but now after reading your post I feel more confident :)
      You're right about the fact that people will always have something to say..
      just don't care as long as you feel right..

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    2. Hey! Thank you so much! Anytime is a good time to start - as long as you like what you are doing :D

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  17. wow! your transformation is awesome... truly inspiring :)

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  18. I am also working on my weight. The bloody thing goes up more than it goes down :(

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  19. Whoa, Wow and everything in between!! Great going Tanveer! Cant wait to read more, you look lovely! :)
    PS: I'm totally loving your hair and satchel, hunting for a similar one? Where dija get it?

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    1. Thank you so much Keerthi! :)

      My hair - I colored it last week. Global. The color is a chestnut red. & the satchel - I got it from Paris - Spikes & Sparrows. :)

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  20. OMG !! 15 kgs in 4 months is awesome...and u look great tanveer..I lost some 6-7 kgs which I had gained during exams..still 4-5 more to go..

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  21. You look fab Tanz... thumbs up to your fitness regime

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  22. Wow Tanveer :).... this is such a motivating post.. My weight has always been controlled and I am quite a runner.. but after college days.. what ever I eat goes to my face and it becomes round n round... I hope one day I can also control that :)

    Looking forward to the series :)

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  23. awesome but u made me restless...plz come up with the posts soon :)

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  24. Hi! Looking forward to the series. I've been reading your blog on and off for some time now, really like the way you put across your views.

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  25. Hi! Looking forward to the series. Like your blog for its honesty and individuality.
    Rashi

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  26. Hi! Looking forward to the series. I've been reading your blog on and off for some time now, really like the way you put across your views.

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  27. That's some achievement... eagerly waiting for the series now :)

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  28. Wow... the transformation is amazing. Eagerly awaiting more BB articles.

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  29. Tanveer, this is absolutely brilliant!!! Congrats and hats off to your determination..... rest assured I will be following your 'BB' series religiously!

    Now excuse me while I prostrate myself in front of your pic on my laptop :) :D

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    1. Ha Ha! Thank you so much sweetheart! I hope you find the series useful :D

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  30. Awesome...and we'll done! Btw be careful because I am sure one of those body shaping places are going to steal your before and after pic :)
    Well written article indeed!

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  31. WOW! That is such an inspiring pic! I was ona break for few days and had heard abt this post from a frnd so came back and straight away logged in to chk this
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    Cant wait to read thru the other posts!! way to go Gal!!!!!

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  32. Hello Tanveer I m so glad to see you with all these compliments. I am really proud of you.

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