True Weight Loss Story:How I Lost 30 kg in 2 years

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True Weight Loss Story:

How I Lost 30 kg in 2 years

Heya Everyone,

Happy Friday :). Today is a special day, I am going to introduce you to a very strong woman. Meet Kanan, a middle-aged Indian woman who managed to lose 30 kgs in 2 years. I generally find middle women aged women whining about their weight and health but doing nothing. Kanan is an inspiration for all the women out there who think that their life’s scope is limited to their husbands, children, and family. A woman loses “I”, “Me” somewhere some point in life! This story is about the once lost “I”, “ME”!

Over to Kanan

Luv Tarun

Life Begins Now……….

Body positive Kanan

I am not at all ashamed to say that I love myself and can do anything to keep myself happy. I have achieved many things in my life but to date my greatest achievement is to gain back my self-esteem and smile.

My story begins with being a ‘nice cute chubby baby’ who loved chocolates, candies, cakes, and as aftermath turned into a massive 98 kg woman. How it happened is no secret as we know an unhealthy lifestyle and uncontrolled eating habits are always the biggest culprits. But today, more important is that I recovered and managed to pack my happy soul inside a 68 kg body.

My story is the story of losing 30 kg of weight in two years.

weight loss story in late 40's

I had always loved reading, dramatics, music, art, and everything that I could do sitting in one place. I hated exercising. By the time I reached college and completed my post-graduation I was 75 kg on the scale with 5ft 2 inches in height. Exercising and not indulging in food was too big a price to pay just to look good. Nah! Not to my liking.

A life weighing 73 kg was fun as I started working and then got married. It was after having two kids I realized I was around 80 kg by the age of 35. I still had ample excuses for not doing my basic regular walks “Oh come on I am working, have to look after the home and these two devils— no- no- no I don’t have any energy or time for exercising.”

By the age of 45 in 2011, because of my unhealthy lifestyle, I was on medication for asthma, palpitation, backache, and high blood pressure. Earlier I had been on anti-depressants and steroids too. I was not able to sleep at night without using the inhaler and was breathless all the time.

I was quite frustrated on the job front too so in October 2011, I finally decided to resign from my measly paid teaching job and do something about my health problems as I was getting sick popping those pills day and night. I was this huge 98 kg with zero self-esteem and cranky all the time. I always tried to avoid family photo sessions because I hated what I saw there.

I just hated to look at my clothes drying on the line as they looked like a tent. In fact, I hated each and everything about me. What I hated the most was my hatred for myself and low confidence. I wanted to change my life and my first step towards a better life was regular walks in the evenings.

I bought a few books based on weight loss and realized that I needed to get moving. I increased my walking speed and time slowly but my legs ached. I was hungry all the time, struggling to stay away from food but was failing badly. I was walking two hours daily but my heart broke the day I stepped on the scale after a month of regular walking, the scales were behaving like an adamant child in front of the ice cream parlor, not ready to budge at all.

I was the same 98 kg even after a month. Now what? Should I give up or think of something else! I began looking for diet plans on the internet and started experimenting with various diet plans. Even after two months nothing really was working out for me. I was getting frustrated but then I saw a ray of hope as I found something promising that could help me out. I tried it for three weeks and bingo!! That was it, I had lost almost 7 kg.

True Weight Loss Story

Well, I am sure you are thinking about three things right now.

  1. What the magic was that made me lose that nasty obstinate fat so fast?
  2. What did I eat during those three weeks?
  3. What exercises did I do?

kanan 98 - 67 kg latest

I will disclose all my secrets step by step in my next few posts but before I finish today here is a clarification that neither am I a dietician nor a trainer but yes I am someone who realized in time that the most precious thing in this world is ME. It’s high time you too understand it and get up, pull yourself out of your comfort zone, and get moving – start walking.


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Today’s Walk Tip: If you find it difficult to go outside don’t bother, do spot walking at home. Spot walk 100 steps while standing in the kitchen, 100 before you take bath, 100 while watching TV, using the washing machine, don’t laugh, the aim is to move your body. I have done it and still do it. So get moving and love yourself because if you don’t look after yourself no one ever will.

Till I see you again,

Love Life- Live Life.

Welcome to IWB Kanan :). It is a pleasure to meet you n I mean it :). Hope you inspire a lot of women to find their life- Luv Tarun


  1. Hi Kanan
    Truly an inspiration for us. You gave us great dose of motivation :-):-)
    Looking forward for your diet posts
    Post them soon

  2. Hi Sakhi
    thanks for commenting here. Although I lost so much but I hardly have any sagging skin, though stretch marks yes I do have. May be because I was eating a lot of fish, eggs (protein does the trick) and drinking lots n lots(read 5-6 Ltrs daily) of water. It’s important to do resistance exercises for not letting muscles go lose while losing weight. While taking bath give yourself a good massage n scrub. It will help. Please share your weight loss story too.



  4. Hi Vrindh
    I have been through this so many times. Check how many calories are you consuming and how many are you burning. You should have minimum 1200 calories otherwise body goes into starvation mode leading to weight stall. Use MyFitnessPal .
    Hope it helps. tc.

  5. hey..its great to hear….n ur words r too inspiring…d same, one day my story will be shared in d blog….thank u…..

  6. thanks nidhi
    keep working hard. Remember there are so many women out there waiting to get inspired by true life weight loss achievers and I am one of them. 🙂

  7. thanks nidhi
    keep working hard. Remember there are so many women out there waiting to get inspired by true life weight loss achievers and I am one of them. 🙂

  8. Kanan u r an inspiration.
    i am looking forward for your posts..
    Thanks a lot for spot walking. please give us more tips like this

  9. Super motivated to know about you and your journey.. Hear about spot-walking for the 1st time.. will surely incorporate it in my lifestyle..

  10. Mrs Kanan, you are truly an inspiration. I am struggling with my weight issues for the past 3-4 years. Hope I loose the 15 kgs and share my story too….

    Look forward to reading many more post/blogs from you.

  11. Yogi I have never used any weight loss products so it will be difficult for me to advise you about any of such things. Sorry.

  12. Thanks mam for yr prompt reply. I will check on youtube. Will i be able to lose weight if i do leslie only or should i also go outdoors for walks. Good gyms are very expensive. Is it important to do weight training also. Pls guide.

  13. This is so inspiring…hope i also loss my weight soon….im so depressed…i got married Nov,2012. Now my weight is 74 kg, i have thyroid problem, we r also planning for the baby. But my weight is the big issue. Hope i also loss my weight from walking.

  14. Thank for inspiration… I have started morning walk.. my weight is 93.. my parents are very tens for my marriage.. please help me to lose weight.. please provide more tips.. thanks

  15. M 23, weighing 90 kg…thoroughly depressed with the weight…just wanna loose it….currently doing brisk walking and skipping daily with healthy diet no whites….I got inch loss but no effect on scales…my fat is quite soft from all over the looks ugly as it me out

  16. Hi mam
    I am 29 years old and having weight of 97 kgs please tell me how to reduce weight as I am getting depressed day by day

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