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SUPER-Mom, Indeed!

10:55 PM

You know that amazing feeling of disobeying your parents and secretly doing what they forbid you to do? Well, that feeling is diminishing at an extremely fast pace (like my youth) and lately instead of disobeying my parents, I find myself saying, "I wish I had listened to them as a child and I would have been so much better!" 


My Superrrrr-Mom is visiting me and everyone who has met her (or seen her) thinks she is, either my elder sister or my friend. And I LOVE receiving that compliment for her! Since we have spent six-awesome-weeks together (traveling, shopping, walking and seldom eating!), I have very closely observed her habits and tried to discover the secret to her youth and young-at-heart-spirit! [If anyone is thinking "surgery or botox", trust me, she couldn't be bothered]. She is not at all a gym-o-holic like me, she doesn't even count calories, neither does she follow any food/fitness routine. Her secret simply lies in a healthy lifestyle. Can you believe she prefers (likes CRAVES) to have an apple as a mid-day snack instead of a delicious-&-soft-like-a-rose-petal-chocolate-chip-marble-loaf-cake!?!?!?!?!

The fundamental difference I found between her and me (or anyone who wants to stay young and healthy forever) is that she doesn't choose to eat healthy but instead she is one of the rare few whose cravings are naturally healthy! She can survive, happily, on fruits and vegetables. (Oh God! how I envy her! I got the oily skin in the gene pool, why couldn't I get the healthy-gene?!?!)

Her second secret is her eating speed! She rarely (like once in a millennium) takes second servings and by the time most people are on their third serving, she is just-about-finishing her first. She doesn't follow any portion-control or curb her appetite. She just follows her stomach and hunger. [Why God? Why? ... Why couldn't I be more like her, naturally?] 

I don't mean to paint a picture of a skinny-mom. She is an average-built-normal-healthy-person who looks 20 years younger than her age and is very active and social (touchwood). I wish I am all of these things 20 - 25 years down the lane ...

I am listing some of the things which I do NOW but didn't do them when my Mom pestered me to, in childhood (because I was a rebel-without-a-cause):
  1. Go to the gym. But how could I? It was so boring!!! and besides there was always something very interesting coming on television or some super-important phone call which I just had to make *wink*
  2. Eat Fruits. Yikesss! Fruits? Why? They were 'weirdly' sweet and didn't even have chocolate. What a waste of my calories (Like, as if I was counting :P)! 
  3. Sleep on time, like before mid-night. Now why would anyone do that? I was young and I didn't-need-no-sleep! No really!
Have they found a 'reliable' time-machine, yet?!?!? I would like to make some amends ... hmmm or may be not .... *wink*wink*

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11 comments

  1. I bet my "Super-Mom" is more cooler than ur Mom. :P

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  2. One of your best works..keep it up Blogger-T! And after spending time with MIL dearest myself..I couldn't agree with you more!!

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  3. Reminds me so much of my mom. I guess this generation does things just right. My mom too naturally has the right habits.

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  4. Loveddddddddddddddddddd reading bout ya Mom :o) she sure is all things 'nice and beautiful' wrapped into a young and charming package :o)

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  5. Beautiful words! Whoever said that people who are born on the same day are alike..haven't met your mom and me in one room! :-) haha! if only i could make that assumption true..imagine tanvi, you would be seeing me on a treadmill at 7 am in the morning with an apple in my hand! (unfortunately i would not be able to chat to you because i would have gone to bed early!) :-p You rock AUNTY!

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  6. Beware! When you start admiring your mom instead of rebelling, you are automatically announcing to the world that you are 30+ years old! :-)

    OK, having known your mom longer than you have known her I can truly say that she had all these
    gr8 habbits even as a teen (and I was, Ummm, like, around 1 year old at that time!)

    You will surely be as beautiful as your mom when you turn 50. You already have her wisdom!

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  7. Am touched and shy !!
    Have no words to share my feelings.
    Am proud 2 b your mother.
    May God bless you with healthy and peaceful life always.
    Mom

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  8. How sweet Tanvi!
    Indeed she doesn't look like your Mom *touchwood*
    Very well written!

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  9. Ashish - Muahh!

    Kiran - I am also trying to adapt to such habits naturally! It's gonna take some time but I am sure I can do it! :)

    Viintii - Thanks babes :o)

    Anita - I am gonna try till I die to make you fitness conscious! :P

    Meetu D - Thanks :o) And you are also my role model for certain things .. will tell you sometime :)

    Ira - Mom, You ROCK!

    Nandini - Thanks :o)

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  10. thanx for sending me the blog...she does totally look like ur sis! n yea i have chosen hot dogs over apples many a times :)

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