A little more than a year ago, I weighed in at 125 kilos. I had been battling obesity for years and it had taken its toll on me both physically and mentally. I was even borderline diabetic. All at the age of just 29.
Then something changed in my life. My elder brother Arvind has been an avid cyclist for years and he lent me his old mountain bike. I took to cycling around the neighborhood for short rides. My rides grew a little longer and with each ride my passion for it and confidence in myself increased. I then took the leap to racing in local community rides. The great companionship and encouragement I received boosted my self-belief to ride harder.
Today, a year later, I am down to 75 kilos. I have lost 50 kilos and counting and at this point, I would like to give back to society through the hospital that has been an indelible part of my life. As the son of Dr Sita Bhateja, and both as a member of the family and an employee of Sita Bhateja Speciality Hospital, I was brought up on the philosophy of giving. Sita Bhateja Speciality Hospital was founded on a charitable trust which has spent nearly a half century bringing healthcare to the less fortunate.