About CJ & MusingsbyCJ

You have dreamt to lose weight, whatever your reasons.

You have tried many techniques, tortured yourself enough to achieve this dream of yours, but have been unsuccessful till now.

There are hundreds of people out there giving million different pieces of advice. Some too good to be true and others too confusing and contradictory.

You are now willing to do whatever it takes.

Let me tell you that you are not alone. I was there too.

CJ Now

Hi! I am CJ, your host for this blog. A couple of years I managed to lose 20 kgs in 10 months (read my weight loss story here), the weight I had been carrying for the last 15 years of my life. I did it without torturing myself with diets or other stuff. And the good news is that I am still sustaining my reduced weight.

EPIC right! What I will share with you here is all that I did to lose my weight and still do to sustain it – absolute facts – No fluff talk and No beating around the bush. Also, I share my failed attempts for your benefit.

But before that a little about me! I am a HUGE Salman Khan fan, a vegetarian and quite an emotional person and I openly & shamelessly admit that I absolutely adore reading Daniel Steel novels and crying along with them, like almost always 🙂

Why I started this blog!

I won’t say that I have lost 100s of pounds, like many of my fellow bloggers who write weight loss blogs, but I did lose quite a few, about 45 pounds  (20 kgs as I write this). And it is the technique that matters, not how much I lost… right?

CJ 20kgs ago
                    Me: 20 kgs ago

For me, the entire process and journey have been very delightful! Considering that at one time, losing even a single kilogram (or pound) seemed like a gigantic task, and now to have lost 20 kgs does give me a reason to be proud of.

And all this I did without torturing myself with fasts and eating funny tasteless food. Yes! You read it right the first time… NO DIET FOOD… NO FUNNY TASTING FOOD… NO SILLY GADGETS, NO SURGERIES, AND ABSOLUTELY NO TORTURE….!

I am still having parantha’s (Indian Bread with lots of oil) and Pakoras (Fritters) and losing weight. 

I want to share my weight loss tips & more with you on this blog.

What you would get to read about here:

To me,  losing weight is a combination of working on your MIND, BODY & SOUL.

During the past few years, I have gained a new perspective towards life. For me, it was not just about losing weight, it is about embracing a new lifestyle altogether.

Every day has been a new learning for me – learning to lead a more balanced life, learning to enjoy simple things in life, learning to live every moment with more enthusiasm, learning to feel alive… And I want to share this balance with you, so that you awesome girls can gain (ahem lose) out of this!

Your takeaways from my blog posts

  • A Step by Step Guide to a SUCCESSFUL Weight Loss.
  • How to PREPARE for your WEIGHT LOSS journey.
  • Lifestyle changes for healthy living.
  • Sustainable strategies for PERMANENT weight loss
  • Healthy (& tasty, at the same time) RECIPES for weight loss.
  • CLARITY on eating methods for effective weight loss.
  • EXERCISE & meditation methods for a toned body & focused mind.
  • SELF CARE methods for a clean & healthy body

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My Credentials!

I recently shifted my base from Malaysia to Germany. When I lost my weight, I was working as a Senior Manager in a reputed firm in Malaysia. I am still working for my Malaysian firm from Germany. It was quite a stressful and demanding job… but then I like being busy & useful… Working gives me satisfaction and most importantly money to pay off my shopping bills & spas (haha!)

I hold a double masters degree and have been working for more than 16 years now, in various fields like communications, marketing, business development, accounts, and operations. Yes, I have pretty much dirtied my hands doing everything.

I am an Indian, based out of Malaysia and for those of you who don’t stay in India know how difficult it is to get house help. So I do all my housework myself (cooking and cleaning).

Well, the point I am trying to make here is that I am as busy as any of you and still by imbibing my new lifestyle I managed to lose weight.

My weight had been an issue for me for a long time. I have read enough & more and tried numerous solutions to tackle my weight problem. I have been as confused as many of you as to what to follow and what shall give results and I understand frustrating it can be.

The solution that finally worked for me is completely sustainable. Frankly, I could not have managed to lose if it was anything otherwise. All that I write in my blogs is from experience, and this no professional can tell you. Only when one goes through it all, one can relate to the problems and give solutions accordingly. What I give is realistic solutions and not superficial ones.

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Reach me!

Finally, after reading my posts,  if you have questions for me or would like to give feedback to me, you can reach me on [email protected] alternatively you can fill the contact me form as well.