Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Junk Food et al

With fifteen minutes to leave for home(from work), here goes a 'speed post'.:)

Observation of the day:
I was shopping for the usual ghaas-phoos(green veggies and salads) which go with my diet, at Spinneys. While walking through one of the sections, I observed this lil lady-must have been in KG 1 or KG 2, with her Dad, also out shopping.

And, suddenly , she goes to the racks of potato chips, and points at each of them, moves also to the cream biscuits side, saying’ Daddy, this all junk food. This and this and this and this and this.
*Daddy smiles. *
She continues’ Junk food make us ill.’
Even as I was smiling at the tiny tot’s knowledge, knowing that her Class Teacher Guru must have given them this pearl of wisdom, she says ‘Daddy, we not buy any junk food’.
Daddy: (Pointing to the potato chip in her hand): What is that?
The tiny tot goes: This only mini junk food.
I couldn’t help smiling for the next few minutes. Hats off to these smart kids.
Junk food reminds me- only when I'm on a diet, and strictly off burgers and colas and all, do I feel horrified seeing people gorging themselves on the stuff, as also some pretty oily samosas, those carbohydratic wada paavs, et al. Well, I wouldn't say I won't have any for the rest of my life. But, I'll have them in moderation. Pretty nice resolution, huh?

But, believe me, it feels great to be 10 kgs down(Post on that coming up), after a heck of a lot of effort, of course. You begin to look at the world from a totally different perspective.
Ah, just two days to go- to good ole Baroda. Still a lot of packing to be done. I’m just wondering whether I’ll still find:
- The cows having their conferences in the middle of the street. Conferences important enough for us to take a detour and go from some other route, rather than face their angry herd.

More thoughts on this coming up later.
Time to leave. Cheerio!!


D said...

How'd you do it? How'd you do it? HOW'D YOU DO IT?!?!?!?!?!?!

Ritu said...

GWASH....dont get me started on the battle of the bulge... HOW did u do it ya? 10 kgs? Ive been working out for almost two years and have lost far!!!!

As for junk food, yup, Ive managed to get my 8 year ols conscious about the unnecessary calories...

And for baroda??? You will find cattle on the roads. Some things are not meant to change Amit and therein lies their charm... Ha ha

Happy holidays!

austere said...



Now let me sneak away.

Do let me know your impression of the city of malls, malls and more malls.

Arunima said...

I bet you would still find them:-)

Gosh! you have lost 10 Kgs. If I lose 10 Kgs, I'd disappear.