Read this, said my husband pointing to an advertisement in the day’s newspaper.
O.K. so what if the yester year’s beauty queen weighs 13 kgs. Less, I said disinterestedly.
Wouldn’t you also like to try? he asked.
No, I’d rather spend the money for something worthwhile, I replied.
You don’t seem to consider losing weight to look slim and trim worthwhile, he said laughing derisively.
But losing weight so drastically has its consequences on one’s health. Moreover it doesn’t always make the person look better, I said.
How can you say that? Don’t you think some of the Hindi film stars who lost weight look much younger and smarter? He argued.
Not all of them who shed their flab do.Infact some have a sickly appearance and they almost look famished, I said.
Why don’t you give it a try and see the result? He suggested.
May be, I would as you suggest if I had not watched the former Miss World dance in the Femina Miss India event, I said.
Why, didn’t she dance well?
Nothing wrong with her dance, infact she was quite agile on her feet. I am sure it is because she is so much lighter and the ‘weight reduction’ exercise /programme she would have undergone probably helped her lose the flab and attain a good figure but didn’t seem to have worked where her face is concerned, I said recollecting the close up shots of her face.
n.meera raghavendra rao