Weightloss Of East Meets West
I was born in Indian sub-continent everything in India revolves around spices, rice, festivals and brightly coloured Indian clothes, I conformed to the traditions of my very religious and strict family, I did not rebel my dad was an Anglican Minister and my beautiful mother a school teacher but I loved books not my study books but story books I was hooked to Mills and Boon, Jeffery Archer, Daniele Steel, cowboy stories of Luis L’amour, JT Edison, Robin Cook, Wilbur Smith and many many more stories yes I was a hopeless, helpless romantic but my Dad did not want me to date or party so I abided by his rules but at the same time apart from books I loved music, I loved Whitney especially, Celine Dion and Spice girls life was easy and good.
Then after my university where I hid behind my books and music I got a job in ICICI stocks and shares then my curiosity about other lands and places to see the Western world took the better of me and I travelled a bit but still held captive by my religious upbringing.
Surprisingly the door to come and study in UK in Belfast Bible College to do a Diploma in Biblical Studies and Missions opened up, and on top of that my parents too had an opportunity to work as missionaries in Hillsborough Parish church, it was then my dad and mum spoke to me on the prospect of marriage, and my mum was praying for me and a few potential prospects from India emerged but I wanted to fall in love and not want an arranged marriage that was the only time I rebelled against my parents as I told them I wanted to be a protestant nun but I knew I will make a terrible nun, I loved make-up, pretty clothes and a glass of wine now and then, then I met my prince charming Mark Alexander we went for our first date to Belfast Olio, I asked him to order the food as I did not know about western food, so after he ordered we waited for the food all I saw was a small aubergine with goat cheese, I started fuming I thought he could have taken me to Mc Donald’s and I could have got a hamburger just then the waiter came with the main course of Pink Salmon and veg, it was then I knew the British Menu has a starter, a main course and dessert, we even held hands on the way back to Bible College and then we got married in nine months, it was not a bed of roses as we were not just working on our relationship but on our cultural differences as well, it was then my husband and I started comfort eating especially in front of the television and from 9stone I went on to 12stone and my husband went up to 23 stone, we were not just an inter-racial couple but a huge couple, then I got pregnant and my weight went up to 16 stone it was then through prayer, gyming and dieting our weight is now 14 stone for Mark and 8stone 5 for me, we both feel different and happy and above all we want to stay healthy for our gorgeous bundle of joy our 5 year old daughter Esther. Yes we have had a transformation in our lives and I want to give the Lord God all the glory.