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Dear Harshika,

1:03 AM

Below is the comment posted by Harshika few days back! 

Dear Tanvi,

Hi, I am a first time mother who is 20 kilos overweight. We live in Dubai and have moved here from London. After having my baby I became really fat and veryyyy depressed. I was surfing the net last month and came upon your blog and fell in love. But you know what else happened? I got so motivated reading you, that I started working out and within a month I lost 6 kilos!!! ALL THANKS TO YOUR BLOG! I found the Jillian Micaels site from yours, got her dvd's and got going...I was at a starting weight of 86kgs, 4 of which went slowly on its own but the 6 I lost after reading you. I read all your posts in one single day and became a hugeeee fan of your's and your beliefs. I am now 76 kilos at 5'4. I need another 20 go, but am sticking to it. 

Love your style and your simplicity. I now log in to ur blog first thing every morning. I cannot tell you how much I have been impacted (is that a word?). I tried looking up your email add for contacting you but didnt find any..can you please send it to me on, I need to write in to you to tell you a lot more...

Thanks so much for all that inspiration girl...u rock!


Dear Harshika, 

I am really really excited to hear from you and hence decided to write you an open mail. You have no clue how you have made my day [actually several weeks, to be honest!]. I often get feedback from my friends and family as to how I have motivated them to lose weight but this is the FIRST time I am hearing it from a 'stranger' [though of course you know me through this blog! :P]. Every now and then every blogger receives an unanticipated mail/comment from a reader and wishes to share it with the world. This is one such mail!

I am so glad that you are making progress towards your goal. It is extremely kind of you to give all the credit to my blog. Mostly I am an immodest-credit-snatching-person [LOL], but here I would have to give all the credit back to you. No one can make you do anything unless you decide to do it for yourself.

Thank you for soooo much for your kind words. You are too generous with your compliments! It makes me very happy to know that I have been [and hopefully will be] part of your journey! :o)

Also, here is a website that I think might really help you further. It is dedicated to all mothers who are trying to stay fit. It is run by a mother, I believe!

Also you can email me at -

Best Wishes, 

Top - French Connection [09']; Skirt - French Connection - [06']
Belt - Ted Baker [06']; Shoes - BCBG [09']
It was a dull cloudy day and I wanted dress up in colors to brighten my spirits. I am not quite sure that this picture catches that effect but that was my intention. 

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  1. Tanvi: Touching, and very sweet! Congrats on being such a positive influence!

    Harshika: All the very best to you! Am sure you will reach your goal weight...just keep at it! And keep reading this blog. It will keep you inspired, enthusiastic and motivated!

  2. Ohhhh! I wake up in the morning, eagerly log on to your blog and am greeted by this post...woowow!! Am so humbled Tanvi! Thank you so much for your wonderful response. I feel like a giddy fan, you know, when a favourite celebrity notices us?? LOLLLL. Like I said earlier, your blog/writing inspires me so much..if anyday I feel de-motivated about working out, I just come here, see some pics of yours in those lovely clothes and immediately put on my exer-dvd and kick my butt. Motherhood can be a very isolating experience, am so glad I found your blog which keeps me going...finding someone who knows what it feels like to be fat and unhappy.

    Keep up the good work T ! Im telling you, you never know who will read you and make life-changing decisions. Your parents are right in saying that you are doing a service to many.

    God bless,

  3. I had read the comment of Harshika and was so impressed by you and her.
    I like you bright outfit. Since morning I was waiting for your blog post.

  4. That's such a great story! And your outfit is just as adorable as the blog love-fest that's going on!

    Ce qui m'inspire

  5. I wish harkshika all the best!!!! I know how difficult it is.. i've tried it million times myself but always give up half way... hope u're stronger willed :D

    @ tanvi - I LOVE this entire outfit... my fave till date... that belt is genius!

  6. how awesome is this! And I agree with Harshika, you've got so much simplicity and straight forwardness its bound to click with very many people. Keep at it, attagirl! :)

  7. What a sweet mail by Harshika and it's motivating for all of us to know that nothing is unachievable. Amazing hard work Harshika. Read on more to get inspired on all other things :-)

    Congratulations, Tanvi. You Rock! :-) And I am super proud of you!

    My favorite pair of shoes and fun look. This is the 'happy' blue color of the season, isn't it?

  8. Ooo, that's amazing. You definitely are an inspiration! And I do love yourt bright top!

  9. so sweet ..
    Well.. I was going through your blog last night..and yeah ...felt like working out right away..
    Kudos to you girl.
    Love the dresses and combinations.
    Keep rocking.

  10. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, that means a lot to me!

    That is really lovely when you see that you\re helping people? I think that lady is very kind and lovely, she is going to be really happy, I am sure!

    Maybe you'll teach me how to looks 7 kg?))))

    and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes

  11. That is so so sweet and touching! It's wonderful how your blog has impacted a reader's life!!

    Good job, Tanvi:)


  12. What a wonderful letter!!! U seriously do rock Tanvi and I'm sure you're an inspiration to many more.

    Harshika I wish you all the best sweetie

    Oh and T - that top is GORGEOUS!

  13. Thanks for sharing these messages. So inspiring!!

    I love your outfit, too, especially the shoes!!

  14. Okay you are quite an inspiration to me too, Tanvi. And it's much needed for me because I'm putting on! :(

    How good it feels na when you know someone is reading your blog in some opposite corner of the world and they even write back to you!! :) You deserve it girl!

  15. Haha Tanvi I love how you clubbed me in "all you UT Austin people"!! :) hehe...and if you love chaats, we will go to Bombay Express, when you come here next!! ;) Deal. Treat's on me. :) Hugs

  16. awww!! that is soo cute.. I am so happy for Harshika becoz it is difficult to lose weight and so proud of you of being a role model to other people..u go girls!!!

  17. How fabulous!!!! That is so great for your Harshika AND you! Don't you love knowing you've helped someone out?

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  18. I love that top and you look great as always!! Girl Power.:)

  19. Way to go girl:))

    And i want to see more pictures..i love love the top fun and flowery!!!!and the big belt when u look so fantastic(which u always do) please take lot of pictures :))

  20. Really love how your words have inspired others, Tanvi! Keep it up!!

  21. Am sure you r as inspired as Harshika.You are stylish,no doubt but Honesty,dedication,passion and motivation is the reward.
    Harshika! all the best.
    Keep smiling.

  22. Wow Tani...
    Sooooooooo proud of you!
    When you are good or you do cannot help but escape notice!
    And see...your worth is being realized...
    Just another fan added to that swelling list!
    Wish you were somewhere around in my neighbourhood and drag me with you to those mammoth looking jogs!:/

    Chalo...I’ll bask in the glory that I have a super sexy friend!;-)
    N this is just the do things with so much passion n pains that there is no other way except to get noticed!

    I so admire you n Dusk though both of you bring your own personalities on board...but you always end up making a huge impression!
    And three cheers to the Diva!:-)

  23. Just wanted to thank all your lovely readers here for all the encouraging words they have left on this post. Thanks guys!




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