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Walking

  • Walking in Peace

    Were I to tell you that there are innumerable great places to walk in the congested city of Bombay (Mumbai) you would probably smile cynically in disbelief and mutter under your breath “Just what has he been smoking…” Right through my 100 for 10...

  • Measured for Success

    I was hooked onto Google Earth from the moment I opened the program for the very first time. I've always had a thing for maps, and discovering Google Earth made me understand how Bruce Lee must have felt when he got his very first nunchaku. Combine GE ...

  • The Big Walk

    It was 2 o'clock in the afternoon on 17 June 2005. Don't know what came over me, but I suddenly decided to set out from my home in suburban Mumbai and walk to "town"-- the Big Walk, I later dubbed it. There was no elaborate plan, except that my destin...

  • Quantification before Pontification

    84.3 kilograms at the start of the 100 days, and 74.3 at the end. It's not going to happen just on its own. The final goal is known. What's required is a logical and quantifiable plan to get there. So let's try and work that out! I am well aware that ...

  • What it's all about

    100 for 100. Just think: If I can lose 100 grams a day for 100 days, I'll be 10 kilos lighter at the end of it all! Now what could be simpler than that? The challenge of course, is to do it without fancy equipment, without crazy diets, without m...

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Just think

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If you could lose 100 grams a day for 100 days, you’d be 10 kilos lighter at the end of it all!

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Now what could be simpler than that? The challenge of course, is to do it without fancy equipment, without crazy diets, without major changes to lifestyle — now that would be something, wouldn’t it?

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That’s the contention of this blog, and I started out with 100 for 100 on
15 February 2010, weighing 84.3 kgs. The 100 days is scheduled to end on
25 May 2010, when I hope to weigh 74.3 kgs or less.

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As I embark on this journey, which I think is going to be pretty exhilarating, I hope to share with you all I learn about health, diet and fitness. I’ll also throw in observations on the city of Mumbai and my other interests, so do pitch in with your thoughts and reactions as we go along.