But my weighing scales don’t agree, it doesn’t show even a gram less than what it showed few months ago. Liar !!
What if I don’t exercise, what if I live to eat, what if my hips look as it looked few months ago, in the mirror. To hell with the scales and the mirrors, if people say I have slimmed down, I should have!
My reactions to this complement of “Oh you have slimmed down so much!” changed from denial “Really? I don’t think so.” to “Really, do you think so ?” to a smile to “I have na!” to self pity “poor me! the work pressure at office, house work and a running toddler, you see you don’t have to control food or exercise to slim down”
So, I was floating in the clouds, until last evening, D, a third standard student, whom I help with his Hindi lessons, grounded me. I was giving him test – word meanings. The word ‘Sadhu‘ came. He couldn’t remember the meaning. The meaning in the context of the chapter was ‘a good person ‘.
So to help him remember the meaning I gave him a clue, “D, someone like me”
He gave a big smile and yelled ” yeah! got it aunteeeee! Sadhu means fat person”
Someone in the other room burst into laughter.