My Weight Loss aka Fitness Journey


There arrive occasions when your body gives you signs that something is not right and you are ignoring it. Only to take notice when things go worse. This has happened to me, and thus I don’t take anything lightly anymore. Two recent black outs meant something was wrong which led me on my way to my doctor. Some tests later, it’s evident that the black outs were a sign that my body lacked essential nutrients and vitamins and that my meals and meal timings need a major overhaul along with a dash of supplements.

This also made me face the fact that the reason I have stopped losing any more weight is the same. My body is not even getting the nutrients and vitamins it needs to function properly then how can it help me lose weight?


And thus the journey now is not a weight loss journey but a fitness journey. Making fitness my first goal and losing weight as second.

Hope you guys will keep me company on this journey, like you have so far :)

Read previews posts on my journey here.

Until next time,
Preeti Dhingra


Fringe Skirt and Gladiator Sandals

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt and gladiator shoes

Fringe skirt: Sarojini nagar | Gladiator sandals: Bali

White tee: Forever 21 | Tan bag: Lavie | Necklace: Colaba causeway

Photography by Amrita Rana

Spring 2015 runways were overflowing with fringe. And luckily for me, the trend continues. I absolutely love it. It is so much fun! Case in point, this skirt. Every time I sway my hips, the fringe moves in fluid movements! I couldn’t stop dancing when I wore this! Amrita got this for me, and the moment I saw it, I knew why we’re best friends. She just knows what I would like.

Fringe has been around for years. During the 20s. The 70s. The 90s. Fringe went from glamorous to bohemian and at the same time was ruling every rebel’s wardrobe.  It’s the easiest trend to flaunt because of its ease to intermingle with any style. See me do fringe here too.

I teamed this fringe mini skirt with another trend. Gladiator sandals. I love any trend that makes things more comfortable. Flats have been in for quite some time and that makes my feet happy! A fun way to jazz up a flats look is gladiators.

Teaming tan accessories with black has always been one of my favourite things to do. Takes the edge off of the starkness of black and makes the look more casual.

Kept the rest of the look simple with fresh, clean makeup.

I can’t wait to style the skirt in more different ways!

Until next time, stay stylish.



Fashion Weeks 2015 Report: 3 Emerging Trends for Spring Summer 2016

London, Milan, Paris, New York! Here is our Fashion Month round up post. We are summarising everything. This is your ultimate guide to Spring-Summer 2016.

All four fashion weeks have ended and we took our style magnifying glass to scan through the best trends for you.

Trend 1: The 70s

The 70s will continue to be a trend for SS 2016 as well. We couldn’t be happier as this is one trend we can all get on board with. Bohemian maxi dresses, psychedelic florals, round sunglasses, flared bottoms. There are many ways to wear the trend.

Spring Summer 2016

Trend 2: Shine

2016 would be all about shining on! Shimmery fabrics, embellishments, sequins. Get ready to be dipped in decadent shimmer. Many designers showcased the trend and the models shone on the runway.

Spring Summer 2016

Trend 3: Ruffles

Get ready to own the flirtatious side of your style as ruffles would be a big trend in Spring Summer 2016. Pencil skirts, gowns, jackets, maxi dresses. All adorned modern versions of ruffles.

Spring Summer 2016

What were your favorites from the fashion month? We cannot wait to sport these trends!

Until next time, stay stylish!



My Weight Loss Journey: Getting around with FitBit

Last one month has been crazy busy on the personal front with husband’s birthday, visits home and a vacation. Since it ended with a vacation, I’m a happy soul.

Though I got my hands on my new FitBit Charge HR sometime in mid September, I didn’t find time to set it up till October beginning. And yeah, I setup my FitBit Charge HR when I was on holiday. Why? Because I was sure that there is going to be a lot of walking around and I wanted to keep track of it all. These 15 days of understanding the device and what all the possibilities are, has been amazing.

Here’s what all the FitBit Charge HR helps me keep track of and set goals for:

– Steps
– Distance covered
– Calories burnt
– Floors climbed
– Heart Rate
– Sleep
It details your sleep by sharing hours you slept, how many times were you awake in the night and for how long were you restless while asleep.

You can manually track your water intake and food consumption (calorie intake) and even track your exercises.


This is how the dashboard looks like on the FitBit app

Here are a few of my achievements from the last 15 days:


My Top badges


My steps record


My climb record

And it’s just the beginning! Here’s to many more that are about to happen :)

Until next time,

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Laser Hair Removal



I have seen questions flying around about laser hair reduction all the time, especially on Twitter. Here I am, to quench your curiosity.

Hair removal is an extremely personal and yet paradoxically controversial topic. Everyone should be free to do whatever they want with their bodies. If someone doesn’t want to remove hair anywhere and be au naturel, it’s their choice. And if someone prefers removing the hair, it does not make them shallow.

I remember first hearing about laser hair removal years ago when people were first talking about it. It sounded like magic! I have been at war with excessive facial hair throughout my teenage years. Punjabi genes are awesome. They give you so much flare, but also a lot of hair! To make matters worse, I tweezed and that made the hair coarser and more noticeable. Tried almost all hair removal methods but most of them are painful, time consuming and the results are not great. Finally after much deliberation, I took the plunge to get my upper lip and chin done, a couple of years ago, at one of the leading clinics (if you want the name, ping me).

Was it worth it? Yes, yes, yes!

What is Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair removal or reduction (the procedure reduces the hair, doesn’t remove completely) is a treatment in which laser is used to kill the hair follicles, over a period of 6-10 sessions. Really. Avada Kedavra. The cosmetic laser has settings adjusted to both your skin and hair type. The laser fires a concentrated beam that works on the pigment in your hair follicles. This destroys the follicle at its root, preventing the hair from growing back.

The process is pretty simple. The technician analyses your hair growth in the first consultative session. For a few days before the first session and in between sessions, you are not allowed to wax, thread, bleach etc. Why? Because remember, the laser works on the follicle so the follicle needs to exist in the first place. The method works best on dark, thick, coarse hair. You can shave the hair before your first session (and in between sessions. We will get to that later).

What to expect in your first session?

When you come for your first session, you come with all follicles intact. The technician then adjusts the laser intensity according to your skin colour and hair type. You are made to wear protective glasses. At this point, you are completely helpless, lying down on a bed while a stranger points a laser gun at you. You feel really cold gel being slathered on the area to be treated. And then it begins.

Does it hurt?

Yes. A lot? No way! It feels like a rubber band being snapped over your skin. And some heat. It hurts more on the areas where you have thicker growth. Otherwise, pretty manageable. I may be saying this because my pain threshold is pretty high. But it does get easier with every session. Partly because your body gets used to it and also because there is less hair to laser each time.

What to expect post your first session?

Red, sore skin, for a couple of hours. It settles down soon enough. A week after that, some hair will sprout which will fall off on its own. It will literally slide off when you run your hands over it. It is so satisfying seeing the once annoying hair fall off on its own!

Who is the best candidate for laser hair reduction?

If you have thick, coarse hair, and pale skin, you are perfect for laser hair reduction. Having said that, these days they have started tweaking the technique to suit darker skin too. Talk to your clinic first because you do not want to end up with burnt skin.

Things to take care of

Before you go for your first session, stop waxing or bleaching for a while. In between sessions, you can shave the area. Always use a soothing aloe gel (which the clinic will give you) in between sessions. Stay away from the sun as much as possible. Also, be consistent. Do not miss sessions or you will not see the desired results. And slather sunscreen on the area every single day.


Please remember that laser will only reduce the hair. And also, if you have hormonal issues, do not expect the treatment to work like magic. Do sort out the hormonal issue first and then go for laser.


Most clinics will suggest maintenance sessions once a year. I have not been for any more sessions other than the 6 sessions I took and I am okay for now. So it all depends on your hair growth.

Does it cost a lot?

Not really. If you calculate the combined cost of waxing, bleach and razors for a year, it’ll be a staggering amount so yeah laser is totally worth it. And imagine the peace of mind! No more stress about what to do with the darn hair!

Will I do it again?

Yes! Definitely getting my armpits and legs done.

I think that should answer all your questions. If you do have any more questions please comment below or tweet to me at @lifestyle_stew.

Until next time, stay stylish.