Friday, 31 October 2014


DC (Dilip Chabbria) is a brand in India who modifies cars and gives it a great look, luxury and comfort. Well the DC who modified my life completely is Dnyanada Chitale, my Nutritionist

In July 2013 my wife Anjali started visiting a dietician-Dnyanada Chitale. She had seen good results in less than 2 months. She was behind me to visit her. I could never keep up to a diet. But  my weight was at a stand still and it was getting frustrating. So finally, I agreed and we had a visit to the nutritionist. 2nd September, 2013 was my first visit where my weight was the same since November 2012 at 123.6 kgs. After a few questions and analysing all the figures of Fat, muscle and water percentage she prepared a diet plan. 

The diet was meant to be followed entirely (strictly about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat). She took a note of my daily routine and accordingly my meal timings were decided.  Like starting from morning with eating dry fruits, tea and biscuit then for breakfast few parathas and every 2 hours something till the end of the day.

I realized that I was having more food than my early diet. As per the diet plan for lunch, I was to have 3 phulkas (indian bread) without oil. I never ate more than 2. All meals were spread equally throughout the day. At the end of the month I had lost 3 kilos, which got me to 120. Now I was excited to loose more. I could not wait. ....

Next update on 7th November, 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014


(Arun, me n Amit- Thanks guys for your support)
I used to weigh myself everyday. October 2012 I was 125 kgs. So i was around 6 kgs down in 3 months. Slowly I realised that company would be great for walking. My wife Anjali would be busy getting our kid Sara ready for her nursery school. She would later go for a walk after 8 am once Sara was on the bus. I had to catch up with work around 10 am so had to go early around 6:30. So i thought of getting a few friends walking. Arun Gupta (left of mickey in pic) was in and was keen to join. I didn't ask him earlier because he lived in pcmc area, which is 8 kms from the university area where i stay. Arun had gym on alternate days. So thrice a week i had company. Amit Gandhi (right of me in pic) also joined us. Now i had company too. I got a Yoga tutor at home for the other 3 days. So alternate days walk and Yoga.  From November I started yoga. On 5th November 2012 i was 123 kgs.

All continued well. Since i was not following any diet, there was no change in my weight for the next 10 months with walking and Yoga. The best achievement so far was that I was off booze completely. Now it was time to meet a good Nutritionist for better results. I had visited one earlier but couldn't follow.

!!! Every Friday I would be updating My Health Journey..!!! 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

4. ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER !!! lets start somewhere

So the next morning I pulled up my socks, put on my sports shoes, shorts n tee and off for a walk. I started with a kilometre, of which i felt good at least to start. Few days i started going regularly with my morning walks. Well, with no exercise for many years walking also felt like a great activity. I did get up early mornings and moved out of the house. With no serious Diet I continued my walks. Slowly in a month I started walking for 45mins and would cover 3 kilometers.

To my surprise I managed to be off booze completely. I use to accompany my friends for their evening drinks, but would have a juice. I knew that a drink would not harm me. I was a heavy drinker and after 3-4 large drinks I would get a feel of it. So i thought what's the point in having a drink if its not gonna give me a kick. My friends would offer me which i used to refuse (was too too tempting). No one forced me. They all accepted my decision of quitting and supported me. In the new house I had a lovely bar, where I had  a pretty good collection of whiskeys, rum, vodkas across the world. All was set for near n dear ones, but i myself could not enjoy it. All my friends love the bar and would enjoy drinking there. I am the bartender at Nirvana...

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Thursday, 9 October 2014


Now this was too damn scary. At 34 how can I have health issues? My daughter has not even started going to school. During all this my wife Anjali knew exactly everything as she was with me during my doctors visit. So i decided I will start losing weight. But how… was the million Dollar question. I decided to quit drinks. Well from inside i knew i wouldn’t be able to hold on to that decision.

I had earlier lost 22 kilos (107 kgs to 85 kgs) at age of 17. That was with aerobics, gym and running a max of 2-3 kms. Well that weight also came back after few years. Then at the time of my wedding at 26  i lost 15 kilos (117 to 102). So i knew i had done some good weight loss in the past. But now things were different. I had my right knee injured during a road accident on the bike in 1995. Carrying so much of weight all my life would have made my knee joints more weak, damaged and obviously injury prone too. With so much weight i had back pain. While sitting and getting out of a chair would also be very painful. So i had to ensure that I take it easy, but seriously i had to do something outstanding. Didn't know what target should be set for my weight. My doc said that for my height of 6 feet i needed to be around 85 kgs. Well that looked like a huge mountain where the target flag was not visible from where I was.... So where to start and how???

!!! Every Friday I would be updating My Health Journey..!!! 

Thursday, 2 October 2014



On 4th August, 2012 I had a health check up which showed that I have high Uric Acid and Cholesterol and Fatty Liver. On 6th August, 2012 I visited my Family physician and I was advised to have a lifestyle change. He asked me to lose weight or with my BMI (40.1) i would have to undergo bariatric surgery. That was when the alarm rang. Didn't know where to start. With 131.5 Kilos at age 34, I didn't know what, how and where.. The only activity I did was playing golf, but that wasn’t enough.
April, 2012

Am a person who loves partying, drinking, smoke cigars, late nights, high calorie foods. I have so many social circles with whom I would go out for dinner and drinks. Enjoying my drinks and food. Twice or thrice a week I would be out for dinners. Sometimes families and sometimes only guys. And the worst was that I could never say no to anyone. I had a very unhealthy lifestyle that could take me to my peak of 131.5 kgs (which i was unaware, till I stood on the scale on 6th august, 2012 at my doc’s clinic. The last i had weighed was 122 kgs few months b4 that)

So I had to lose some serious weight.. hmmmm so where to start….. what to do….

So I came home and the first thing I did was Google, to calculate my BMI. Well i did that and yes my BMI was 40 and with that it read as follows:

BMI is over 40 (Obese Class 3 : Morbid Obesity)
With a BMI of 40+ you have an extremely high risk of weight-related disease and premature death. Indeed, you may have already been suffering from a weight-related condition. For the sake of your health it is very important to see your doctor and get specialists help for your condition.

!!! Every Friday I would be updating My Health Journey..!!! 


Hello Readers.

March, 2011
This blog is to share my health journey. I am Rahul Mundada. I live in Pune, India. Am 36, married, with two children (daughter's 6 years and my son is 13 days old). 

Its been a great and exciting journey that i am going through. I hope this brings motivation to lots of readers to change towards a healthy life..

This is my first blog and would appreciate your feedback and support ...

Cheers To Healthy Living :)

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