Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I am a Cheat!

Day 9. Letter I.


I cheat with my diet. Almost always! I cheat with diet for my love for food. I am a self-confessed foodie and food happens to be a key motivation for me to sail through any day. I think my love for food is the only consistent relationship I have had with anything other than humans! Whenever I have to meet anyone, I mentally make a note of the nearby good places to eat that have to be explored. Friday is usually a busy day in office and there is nothing in it that makes me put up with it. But there was a time when office canteen served Chole Bhature on Fridays. Bingo! I looked forward to all the freaky Fridays! I am very much aware of what is wrong for my body and what is right. But then, I sin almost every single meal. And it feels ok every single time! There, I am a cheat!

I cheat with my exercise routine for a couple of extra hours of sleep. I know after my love for food, exercise should be my second love. But dude, no! I get home late after work, and then I watch TV or read or write. And by the time I hit the sack, its 1 in the night. So when the alarm rings at 5:30 in the morning, I dismiss it and doze off. 

I cheat with my family sometimes for my need to spend some time in solitude. There are times when I am staying late in office not doing anything. Yes, you read it correct. Not doing anything. I am just thinking, reading on the net and just whiling away time listening to music which obviously I can do at home. But I choose to stay by myself in office and reach home late. I don’t why I do it, but I guess there are times when I just want to remain with myself and not bug the family with my sombre mood.

I cheat with my friends for my inability to move my ass on the weekends! I am very social and have decent number of friends to catch up. I do meet up with many over the weekends. There are however days when I just refuse to move myself from the sofa! The comfort of being in your pajamas, lying on a sofa and watching TV sometimes becomes too good to be bargained for anything. So I cheat. And tell them I am caught up somewhere. (Please do not stop talking to me after reading this. Chances of this happening are less! See it is number 4 in the cheat list!!)

I cheat with myself for some false hopes. So many times. I know being friends with something is not doing me any good or that in a strenuous relationship, I am getting hurt. But I choose not to look at the reality. And I end up hurting myself more.

I want to improve. I want to not make mistakes. I want to not cheat. I try too. But as long as I am not breaking anyone’s heart, an extra Gulab Jamun in my plate or an extra hour of sleep isn’t hurting anyone!!


  1. Guess not, sweetie! I feel all of us cheat some or the other time. No hang ups! As long as no one is getting hurt in the process, its fine. Also, avoid getting hurt yourself too, that's not healthy either.

    Kudos to an honest confession!

  2. Yes, kudos to an honest confession! We all definitely want to do what we want and have time to ourselves every now and then! Nothing really wrong with that!

  3. Oh cheating on diets was my favourite pastime - so I no longer diet. Cheating on exercises - that happens often. Cheating on family and friends - yep now and then that happens too. We're all in it together. Loved your take on "I".

  4. I love that you mentioned Gulab Jamun. Because of that, I declare you innocent. ;)

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  5. We all kid ourselves from time to time... thats ok... infact you are honest is what comes through in this post ! :D

  6. We're all cheaters, Naina. You're in good company! :P

  7. I guess, it is ok to do that, as long as nobody is getting hurt ;)

  8. Ohh cmon We all cheat ! I just wish the guilt would stay away when I cheat on my exercise !

  9. I can relate to a lot of your post. Maybe we demand too much of ourselves, hence the cheating.

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  10. I cheat most when I am mom's home :D
    else , I maintain an honest diet plan ..