ChI. eeniya sir so well described and written --why should we diet and why not---not has a ver bad influence of jovial people that too people who love to much hear stories sorry latest gossip and of course it should be shared ----what is life without fun --the fun we are used to we like the best :" had nothing to contribute in the fellowship meetings due to lack of spirit and I found myself becoming the subject matter of all jokes in the club. The sound of fried marvels being crushed by hungry mouths, working furiously at them, was becoming increasingly unbearable like a sheet of iron being scratched by a sharp nail. My eyes filled with tears as yummy desserts passed right under my nose. It all looked very deliberate as formerly all noise levels of munching were kept to the barest minimum and the desserts found their way to the consumer by the most direct route and not via my nose and hungry eyes! To top it all, Ahmed, who always regarded me as the most venerated figure north of the Equator, started shunning me as if I was something the cat had brought in. I suddenly realised that I wanted to live upto a hundred only to continue my joyful existence and not to shun it and become an ascetic" It ring true to a limit as long as we dont have permanent damages ......My hubby is now going through this phase after his Bypass he dosnt even know how else can a person be happy without friends good food and etc ..he hates reading too trying hard to read few pages a day and ...goes out for a walk or to visit friend ...yes it is difficult ..live moderately and enjoy only the conversations ..