Today while waiting for the results I ended up reading quite a few blogs. Last two weeks have been taking away a lot of time from me so I am catching up with my reading over the weekend. Vidya Sury’s post on toxic lifestyle got me completely. When I read the post I asked myself am I also leading a toxic lifestyle? And the answer was  quite evident. A BIG YES.

Vidyasays you are leading a toxic lifestyle if you say yes to the followings

     1.    Fast food is your main source of food
     2.    Your computer/phone screen has you mesmerized
     3.    Exercise is not on your list of priorities
     4.    You don’t believe in regular sleep habits 

Now when I asked myself the same questions some of the answers were yes. I’ll tell you my answers.

Fast food is not my main source of food but I do love fast food and street food and like to indulge once or twice in a week.

Computer and phone screen definitely have me mesmerized. I am either with my laptop throughout the day and when I turn it off at night I am hooked to the phone or tab doing something or the other.

I am very excited about exercising but that excitement is only with the idea 
that I’m going to do this or that etc etc. I hate to wake up early and get dressed for the gym. The gym is within the complex but I still have never visited it. I swim once in a while. I was taking a bus to work some time back which resulted in a lot of walking but lately I am not even doing that. I am just driving to work. So absolutely no workout.

I do believe in regular sleep habits and I try to go to bed early by 11. (that’s early by my standards) I wake up early as well by 6AM. That’s because my househelp comes that time and I leave for work by 745AM. So that’s pretty regular.

What Am I Doing then?

Now I just sat back and thought what sort of a lifestyle do I lead? Boring? Active? Healthy? Unhealthy? What? I still couldn’t figure it out much. But there are some things that  have done lately (that’s about for 6-7 months) that makes me think maybe I am leading a mixed lifestyle – if there is something like that.

Say No to Colas

I have given up on aerated water and carbonated drinks long time back. It’s not because of the sugar factor it’s because continuous intake of carbonated water decays you from within. It affects your teeth and bones. And I definitely want to have my teeth left for munching something when I am 80! You tube is filled with videos of the side effects of colas. But here is a very nice actually alarming video. Check it out guys.




I Said No to Coffee and went Green

Every Bengali is crazy about their tea and are very particular about their blend. I am, on the other hand, not a tea drinker at all. I find it tasteless and don’t understand why people drink tea! Okay don’t shout at me – that’s what I feel. I was hooked on to coffee and used to love Black coffee, espresso, Irish and what not. But my New Year resolution was no to coffee and I can happily say I have not broken it. I switched over to green tea instead. I don’t find a taste in green tea either other than it being bitter if it’s not hot. But I like that warm liquid going in.

Say yes to Salads

Now I am also quite a foodie and don’t like all vegetarian menu at all. I also hated salads till a long time. I mean the plain green salad and not the mayo-loaded Ceaser salad or Russian Salad. But now I ensure I have tomatoes and cucumber if not anything else.

Bored of McDonalds and KFC

Like quite literally. I am just too bored of McDz and KFC burgers, chicken, fries etc. I do not find any taste in it any more. I don’t even remember when I last went to either of them. So the burger and fries combo is out from my system for a long time.

But that doesn’t mean I am not having meat or fish and turned a herbivore and am only having salads. I do enjoy meat but now I am including veggies as well.


So I am on the borderline of toxic lifestyle and okay-ish lifestyle I guess. Which lifestyle are you leading? Let me know.


Tina Basu

9 Comments on What Lifestyle are you leading?

  1. Nabanita
    September 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I like fast food too and my lifestyle is more or less like that described by Vidya…I really need to change it!

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  2. Shailaja V
    September 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Ooh, good one. I don't drink aerated drinks, except on occasion. I don't visit KFC or McD's. Somehow never liked the food there. But, yes, I ought to exercise more, reduce screen time. Good post, Tina.

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  3. bellybytes
    September 21, 2014 at 2:12 am (2 years ago)

    Aaah. We all like to live healthy and live long. But to what use when our friends will be dead? On a more serious note, I think I live life the way I want to – no extra calories with fries, fast food, colas. No vices like smoking or drinking. Healthy living like exercise and rest( sleep by 10 and awake by 6). But am I fit and fine? Not at all………I am still overweight, tired and stressed!

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  4. elly stornebrink
    September 21, 2014 at 5:25 am (2 years ago)

    Tina, much like you, I was shocked/startled/surprised in more ways than one too reading Vidya Sury's post. I too am a 'mixed' bag in that I eat relatively healthily except that in addition I also give in to my sweet tooth cravings, don't exercise enough, and get way too little sleep (similar to what you shared above). It was a painful post to read 'cause it was a reminder to me how I really need to shape up. I'm hoping when I take some time 'off' in October to get some more exercise…. 😉 <3

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  5. elly stornebrink
    September 21, 2014 at 6:23 am (2 years ago)

    Tina, much like you, I was shocked/startled/surprised in more ways than one too reading Vidya Sury's post. I too am a 'mixed' bag in that I eat relatively healthily except that in addition I also give in to my sweet tooth cravings, don't exercise enough, and get way too little sleep (similar to what you shared above). It was a painful post to read 'cause it was a reminder to me how I really need to shape up. I'm hoping when I take some time 'off' in October to get some more exercise…. 😉 <3

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  6. Tina Basu
    September 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Shailaja

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  7. Tina Basu
    September 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    we all have the same prob

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  8. Tina Basu
    September 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Best of luck for Oct. I need to do something soon too

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