Riya Chaudhary
Break Diver Riya Chaudhary
  • DIVER: Riya Chaudhary
  • CATEGORY: Break Diver
  • DIVE: Weight Dropper
  • Level: 1
  • REQUIREMENTS: Level 1 (Has started a weight loss program)

When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level?

About two years ago I realized that my eating habits were harmful and I had become a very lazy person – a total burden on this land. I decided to lose weight. Actually, my laziness was because of my overthinking habit, and at that time I wanted to overcome my inferiority complex.

How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

Every day, I was facing problems with following a proper diet and maintaining a regular schedule for exercise because early in the morning I went to coaching and then to college. I had no time or energy to also focus on losing weight. After each day at college, I was completely exhausted and did not have enough power for a workout to work on my dive of starting a weight loss program properly.

It was so frustrating for me at that time. I did not know how to start and from where. I was making new strategies and plans everyday so that I would not affect my studies while losing weight. But nothing worked.

After about a year from the day I decided to lose weight, I finally came up with the idea of dropping all means of traditional transport. I decided to walk to my coaching from home and from coaching to my college. And from college back home.

From that point, it took me 1 year to lose 9-10 kg.

What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Dive Level?

There was always a risk of being late. I had to manage my timing, and always work around it to reach my destination on time. Moreover, after walking that much in the beginning, I started suffering from pain in my lower legs and in my thighs. But that pain lasted for only a few days.

Secondly, I was very fond of eating oily junk foods, so controlling my cravings was the most difficult task for me. I was an emotional over-eater or a self-described food addict. I used food to suppress feelings when I became angry at myself or someone else or, just as likely, when my anger gave way to anxiety or other emotions. In response to those feelings, I found myself eating again. This made it hard for me to work on my diet plan.

What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Dive Level?

The easiest part came when I fell in love with my walking program. I rarely used any means of transport for short distances and walking also helped me in increasing my stamina. It made me feel so fresh later that I became fond of walking rather than eating.

Walking took over my eating habit too. That was my favorite part – succeeding. I rarely lose my temper anymore and have good control over my emotions as well. Drinking more water also helped me with my eating habits.

What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

My advice – What I first did was very easy, as anyone can do it: all you have to do is to make up your mind that you are definitely going to lose weight. Until that time, I had no exercise except walking, but I wasn’t doing even that enough. The truth is: yes, you can lose weight just by walking. 

Second, you have to keep your spirits up and try to stay happy despite difficulties losing weight. An active person whose mind also exercises itself is the key to motivating yourself to lose weight. You have to imagine how beautiful you are going to be after losing weight.

The main factor which motivated me to lose weight was the death of my neighbour by obesity. That made up my mind fully and then I began losing weight. 

When you start losing weight, you will start loving seeing yourself in the mirror.

Another main factor was going upstairs and downstairs. Every day, I used to go upstairs and downstairs minimum 7 to 8 times. Sometimes I had to move up to and down from the third floor frequently, so that also helped me to reduce my weight.

Also, diet: I ate a heavy breakfast and a light dinner and avoided almost all junk food.

What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive at This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

Honestly, the best resource was my mind. I used that to do research and to find support from various places.

I used videos on Mayoclinic’s Youtube channel. I also walked every chance I got, and I never skipped that. Every chance I had to go upstairs, I took.

Here are some other resources:

  • Youtube: Youtube helps me in creating my diet plans and there are so many mentors available. Just do a search for diet plans and diet mentors.
  • HealthifyMe: It helped me a lot because I could track my progress on this app like how many calories I am burning daily, as well as what calories I was consuming. On a regular basis, they provided tips on how to reduce weight. 

Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive.

As I mentioned earlier, I had a habit of eating even when not hungry. However, for losing weight, I needed to break this habit and I knew no one could help in this except God. God yes, he helped a lot in the month of Shravan (July – August).

I made a decision to fast the whole month during which I could not eat anything except fruit and one meal which should be prepared from vegetables and no strong spices. During this time, we can only eat pure foods that are less spicy.

I was going to many parties at the time but not eating anything there. I went to Domino’s with my friends but did not eat there. My friends were all eating burgers and pizzas in front of me but I had to keep control of myself. So I also learned to have patience during these days.

How did you prove you met the requirements for this level?

Here are some photos of me before and after my weight loss.

Will you be pursuing the next level?  If so, what is your plan?  If not, why not?

Yes I will be pursuing this dive at the next level to become more fit and healthy.

And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Riya Chaudhary is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: BREAK DIVER – WEIGHT DROPPER – LEVEL 1.  Congratulations Riya!  Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Susan Gessing

    Hi Riya,

    You must feel so good! I, too, am a food addict. I am also addicted to sweets and tend to binge on them: I can’t have just one piece of cake or pie, for example. I was able to lose 25 pounds two years ago, and staying the same weight is a challenge every day. I happen to love exercise because I find ways to keep it interesting. Please write me if you ever get discouraged. Keep up the good work; it’s worth it!

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