Writing this blog may be a crazy idea...But still, this thought keeps coming to me every now and then. This has a lot to do with motivation. I have always had a thin frame and something that can be considered a very lean and athletic figure. I have always been underweight - but healthy, not anemic. Just to give you an idea, for almost 4-5 yrs after graduation, I could easily fit into girl's zero size (US) clothes - and then I quit going to that section ! I could easily stroll from women's to girls sections without realizing that these clothes are not supposed to be for me. The point I am trying to make is, without any efforts, I always had a figure - which lot would envy. Some of you would think - so what is the problem? The problem is not that I am thin, the problem is that since I don't have many common interestes / habits associated with weight...most of the times I cannot relate to lot of things being said in common forums, social circle. Now a days almost everyone is talking only about - the diet they are trying, how they reduced weight, how they go to the Gym, do yoga and maintain that weight, how tough is it to maintain it. When they ask me - how I maintain myself, I have all the attention of everyone and I can really make up a story, which can paint me as a HERO - but :hide: all I have to say is - that's how I have always been. I eat everything, I don't exercise, I don't keep fast... and then everyone looks at me like a loser - probably because I have nothing to say that will give them a hint on what to do to reduce... The other problem is, I know its important to remain healthy and exercise is the way to continue remaining healthy. But I really don't get motivated to exercise, because very rarely I find someone exercising to stay healthy. Everyone exercises to shed off some weight and then I know they will go back to their routine of not exercising and putting on weight, and will be back on (jogging) "track" again. But at least that's a motivation to exercise. For me, exercising is happiness, a way to feel healthy, fresh and alive...but I need company - coz having someone to share the same goal definitely motivates! By God's and my parent's grace, I haven been really lucky. I am sure things will change for sometime after I have a baby, but until then, all the topics on being health concious are so out of bounds. There was a time, when I had put on some weight, but that still meant I was close to my ideal weight. My body is just so used to certain frame and weight, that it automatically sheds it off by forcing me to feel "less" hungry, automatically getting me off fried food, cheeses and so on. There was a time, I actually freaked out - on purpose - on food, with a single goal of putting on weight... but it didn't work.. I mean that's when I put on 3-4 KGs in few years. The reason for writing this blog today is - I read a few other blogs and all of them had a goal "to shed x kg. weight" and they all talked about how they are going on some grain / no-grain diet, how they will manage eating during India trip, how their weight fluctuated during the trip, how they will go back on diet when they return, how they will miss the yummy food and so on... To me having such a ticker will definitely motivate me. I saw the ticker factory and I realized that until I have a baby, not many tickers will motivate me... Savings was a goal, but at that I time I wasn't blogging. Now its not so much of a goal also - that I want to see progress on everyday, also - do I really want to tell all how much I am trying to save??? Not sure... may be its ok, but to me it seems a little odd to publish that kind of information. Same is the case with TTC ticker - do I want to publish all those details? What other things can I achieve, which are so measurable?? Or am I crazy to envy people who have a goal to lose weight? Or may be, I just have too much time on hand to think about all these things :rotfl May be I will give up on these thoughts and choose a ticker, which I still don't agree to publishing, but will publish it - to keep me motivated... I think the real need is to have someone motivate you - should you go off the track...but then, does that mean I am attention seeker or just dependent or social???:bonk Just to note: Please do not think that I mean to offend anyone who has a ticker or is on a weight loss program. I sincerely respect them and like to keep track of their progress and wish them luck. Just read this blog as "other side of the same coin".