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Over the years, I have seen various types of people who always want to lose weight. I have been most of them myself, so, the feeling and emotion to each type is quite relatable.

Sometimes, it’s sad that people do not understand the need to lose weight in order to stay fit and healthy because now it is ridiculously confused with body shaming.

Body shaming is merely the act of making fun, mocking or shaming another person’s physical appearance, size or looks. If someone is genuinely concerned about your health, try and understand if your lifestyle needs a change or not and act accordingly. Ideally, you should visit the doctor as little as possible. If you are a regular visitor, you should try and get to the bottom of your ailment and adjust your habits. In other words, if someone is not making fun of you in any way, try not to dismiss their words as sheer ‘body shaming’.

Anyway, coming back to the types of people who want to lose weight:


These are the ones who are always waiting for the right time to start doing something about their diet. They are always waiting for the right time or an auspicious day to start working out. In the middle of the month, they wait to start on the 1st of next month. On the 1st of next month, they wait to start on a Monday, the first day of the next week. On Monday, they decide that the 1st of next month would be the turning point in their lives. For a long time, I would procrastinate just like this, but then, realization struck and I began watching my diet from the very next day.


These are the people who have visited the doctor umpteen times but will listen only to the medication part of it. They believe that while they sit on their backsides staring at the television, the medicines are enough to cure them. The doctor’s other orders to ‘exercise’, ‘eat healthily’ and ‘stop eating junk’ are conveniently ignored. My distant relative was just like this. She preferred taking a million tablets per day but she would eat all that she wasn’t supposed to while she sat and waited for some magic to happen. Sadly, it never did.


These are the smart and well-educated ones who know exactly how the body functions. They know the ins and outs of the ‘fit and healthy’ lifestyle. Yet, they will choose to ignore all their knowledge and believe that their minor ailments are excuses enough not to take care of themselves. They display their determination to lose weight as well as give their excuses not to implement it. I kept giving myself the excuse of having a baby, but then I told myself one day that it was enough! I had to lose the flab!


These are the ones who, after getting severe discomfitures, have realized that it is time to lose weight with the motto ‘better late than never’. The realizations may have dawned on them due to a sudden visit to the doctor or a long-time ailment that wasn’t curable. I hadn’t visited the doctor, but I did realize that it was time for me to lose weight when I was dancing on stage and felt that my fat was wobbling out of tune.


These are the ones who are determined no matter what. They will make it a point to exercise at every opportunity that comes their way. They will make sure they eat right and resist the food that is unhealthy. They will take part in everything to keep their bodies working and also encourage others to do the same. Right now, I believe I have almost reached this stage but there is still chance for a lot of improvement.


These people do not believe in losing weight. They have accepted their sizes, looks, aches and pains as a part and parcel of growing older. They believe that growing in size can be blamed on the fact that their age is increasing. They also honestly believe that others, who are huge, though young, have some acceptable defect due to which they cannot lose weight. It’s a mindset you cannot change.

While on brisk walks every day, conversations, with the walking partners, always strike the mind for a good blog. Though the above categorizations are true, I hope it has tickled your funny bones and brought a smile upon your face.

Having said that, if you believe that you are genetically obese, consult a doctor to identify how you can go about living a healthy lifestyle. There are very few cases where obesity may not be curable, but mostly there is always a cure. Let us all adapt to a healthy lifestyle so that doctors don’t simply get richer every minute of every day. (Sorry, doctor friends, but I’m sure you are with me on this!)

By the way, which of the above do you think you are?

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  1. Yesha says:

    I’m determined one. I make sure to have light or hardcore exercise whenever possible. I’m strictly ‘no lift’ person and prefer stairs and walk than use vehicle if things are within 2KM of area.

  2. Harshita says:

    I was chuckling while reading this post, you got all of them bang on….as for me, I guess I am a little bit of every category…

  3. Jayanthi says:

    Hilarious post…thanks for making me smile…:) I think I am the ‘enlightened’ though my weight isn’t going anywhere for the time being… 😉

  4. Interesting read. I am not the waiters or sitters but right now I think I am in the ‘enlightened ‘ category. Well, it keeps changing time to time.

  5. jenifer says:

    Wow! You have defined it very nicely and I liked the art illustration. I guess I come in “enlightened” category.

  6. Srikanth says:

    This is a good way to classify.. I should start my cycling again so I don’t get an opportunity to visit a doctor sooner..

  7. Neha Sharma says:

    I think I am all except the determined 😀 Love the humour in your post, Cindy.

  8. Very interesting read Cindy. I am acceptor one…

  9. Reading you brought a broad smile to my face. I am certainly not the sitter one. But yes time to time, my category keeps changing.

  10. Deepti says:

    Cindy, I enjoyed going through your classifications of people. I guess many of us have gone through each of these categories. I also enjoyed the humour in your post. 🙂

  11. Deepika Sharma says:

    That’s really nicely put. I guess everyone is a little of everything, atleast i am. Even though i exercise everyday i have cheat weeks. Loved reading your post

  12. Whatttt..seriously. How could you get it all right! Damn

  13. Richa Mina says:

    if i could choose more than one option i certainly think that i fit in many categories that you mentioned. well penned post

  14. Charu says:

    Good post! I have no idea which type I am 🙈

  15. Loved how you classified into. I am sure I would come under the determined one. Infact I am coming up with a series about my fitness journey as i go,

  16. I am an elightened turned determined turned sitter turned trying to be elightened. hahaha. I loved your nomenclatures. Interesting ones.

  17. Abha Singh says:

    I think I belong to the first category the waiters. I love doing workouts but dieting is not my cup of tea. But I know all kind of people you mentioned here.

  18. Swati Mathur says:

    It was fun read but I might fall into any of these category.. If you can name a category who do initiate but are inconsistent. Then I am the one.. Inconsistanator… Hahaha

  19. Haha, TRue. I am one of this type. waiting for right time to start up.

  20. Varsh says:

    Happy to say that I’m now The Determined but have been almost every other type before this!

  21. I think in the last couple of months I have become one of the determined ones. Interesting classification of people though :D.

  22. I have no idea what type I am at all.A lot of things are happening and that kinda makes everything a little challenging. But we can try.

  23. This is such a jolly take on weight loss. Except Sitter, I fall in these categories. Some days I am very determined and then for few days I wait for the right time. My second baby came during COVID and this is the biggest excuse I give to myself for not being regular for working out. Hope I can stay determined for more days 🙂

  24. Saba Irfan says:

    i think i am one of the determined ones

  25. Milan Singhal says:

    I think I too have a bit of something from all.

  26. MeenalSonal says:

    Cindy, the post brought smile on the face and I was deciding which category I fall into. I was at time determined one but slowly getting lazy.

  27. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Interesting perceptions, Cindy. I don’t know where I belong. But the last one is perfect for Punjabi women. They accept their weight and revel in it. Gives them leeway to eat to their heart’s content.

  28. Sivaranjini says:

    Wow, Cindy, that was the interesting classification of people.

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