Meal planning | Self-love | Cravings

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Let’s talk about the importance of planning your meals today.

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Breakfast – spinach omlette Soy milk coffee Lunch – tuna salad wrapped in roti Snack – carrots & hummus

I love food. Yes, I love all kinds of food.

I also get very easily tempted by food. Creamy and cheesy food is my absolute weakness. You bring a rich cheesecake in front of me, and my mind goes into an obsessive craving to eat it.

I also get very hangry, very fast. If I am not well fed, I get irritable and cranky. And I end up eating the first thing I see infront of me. No, I won’t eat you don’t worry!!!

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Why you should not eat that cupcake!

A small fun activity for you all –

How much do you earn in a month, after all taxes, what comes into your bank account? Think of the figure in your head or write it down on a piece of paper. Say, you wrote $5000 or Rs. 50,000 or €5000.

Now, write down how much money you CAN spend in a month? Can you spend $7000, can you spend Rs. 50,100? I don’t think so.

Now, you might have some savings, write them down, let’s say you get $5000 per month, and you have around $150,000 in your bank savings account, saved over 7 years.

Can you buy a car worth $200,000 right now in cash? I don’t think so.

You might need to pay in installments and you can buy it, but you can not pay the full amount at this minute, can you?

So, what do you do? Do you still go about and purchase handbags worth $1500 every month, or rent an apartment worth $4000 per month, or buy a car with installment of $3000 each month? No, you don’t. You plan your finances and you buy what you can afford. You plan most purchases, and set a budget for expenses, savings etc? Or do you go out on pay-day and spend Rs.20,000 when the salary credited to your account was Rs.10,000?

If you forget credit cards for a minute, how can you physically even pay that amount? You can not.

If you can not spend a penny more than you get into your bank, so how can you consume more food than you body allows?

If I am not working enough to buy an Audi, I will not buy it. So, if I am not working enough to burn that cupcake from my body, I will not eat it. 

I love food, I love that cupcake, and that cheesecake, the pizza, the chole bhature, the gulab jamun and the jalebi and that chicken biryani. Same way I also love the BMW X6 model, I love that sea view penthouse, I love that Louis Vuitton handbag.

But I don’t go out and spend my hard earned money on those, why?

I think the same way about the food I eat.


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57 real thoughts I had on my Wedding Day

A girl has a million thoughts running through her mind on her wedding day. I tried to share some honest ones from my mind with you all…

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1. Is this a dream!!!

2. How will I look as a bride!

3. I’ll live with him forever! Yay

4. Wow, I’m gonna be an actual bride!

5. Will my wedding be instagram-worthy?

6. I’m hungry.

7. How will I stay with my lenses till tomorrow with no breaks.

8. This won’t be my home anymore.

9. Will I look pretty?

10. I’ll kill him if the baraat is late.

11. I know papa will cry a lot.

12. I should have got a trial of the makeup.

13. Will I be able to bend to touch everyone’s feet in all the heavy stuff by the end.

14. Should I be eating so much, I’ll look fat.

15. At what point while getting ready can I take off the cover and see my chooda?

16. Will the heavy gold earrings fit in my piercing. Where’s the Neosprin?

17. I have hardly got any pictures with Ushi, mummy and papa. they’re just so busy with everything and don’t even have time to be with me.

18. Hope my inbox does not burst when I get back to work in 2 days.

19. I should drink more water to make my skin glow.

20. How did I get so lucky!!

21. What if I don’t get ready on time?

22. Wish our Paris visa hadn’t got rejected..Sigh

23. I should have got some facials done to get rid of these dark circles.

23. If I drink more water, I will need to pee..

24. Where is everyone?

25. What if I fall down while walking upto the stage..

26. I’ll kill the DJ if he messes up my entry song!

27. Will the haldi really make me glow!

28. When can I even sleep next?!!

29. I didn’t even prep my emergency kit properly. What if I missed something imp huh!

30. It’s not been as stressful as I expected. Am I doing something wrong?

31. My feet still hurt from the dancing last night what fun!

32. What would Sahil be doing right now?

33. I need to find more getting ready shots on instagram and Pinterest.

34. There will be actual pheras and sindoor. Woah what!!

35. I’m excited….

36. I’m so glad all my friends are here with me!

37. Is it weird to be thinking all these random thoughts on my wedding and nothing grown up.

38. Wow I’m going to be an actual grown up married woman!

39. I should have worked out more.

40. Can I get some of that chocolate cake.

41. Am I smiling too much…

42. How will I survive till tomorrow in this heavy outfit and jewelry and lenses. But well, I do look quite pretty

43. The dal makhni was so good at the tasting we did at the venue earlier, I should get to eat all the food at my own wedding.

44. Urvashi is just off posing for the cameras and not being a good sister of the bride.

45. Sahil is super duper late already. Ugh

46. I can’t wait to spend my life with him.

47. How I’ll miss everyone 😦

48. So technically our wedding is on the 22nd and not the 21st because it will already be post midnight when the actual ceremony begins. Hmm…

49. Can’t wait to sleep away for 12 hours after all this is over. Tomorrow I shall sleep yes!

50. I’ll be married and will have a husband. My very own husband WOW !

51. The decor is perfect just as I had imagined. We finally got the mandap I had dreamt of getting married in Aah.

52. He’s looking so handsome ❤

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53. Is the bride allowed to dance on the DJ?

54. Many of the guests have already left, less people to smile at.

55. Its hard to eat with the nosepin on. But a girl gotta eat.

56. I can’t believe this is really happening..I’m taking 7 pheras like in the movies.

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57. No tears please!! Stop crying stop crying stop crying!

And so I got married, and have been smiling ever since 🙂

 

Hot cocoa & cream

I love love love candles and have around 5-6 around my apartment at any given time. I explore a lot with different scents, but I never buy food or any gourmand kindof scents. I never even try them because I always find them too sweet or fake artificial kindof sugary sweet. But I tried this on a whim and oh my god I am absolutely in love with it. It might be the first candle I repurchase! It’s also perfect for winter time, it makes me feel so cozy and warm like a steaming mug of hot chocolate in my hand. Oh and did I mention the mug is topped with mini marshmallows and melted chocolate bits. Ah bliss!

Matcha love 💚

Hey everyone ❤

How many of you still have your Christmas decorations up, raise your hand 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

It is usually not that cold here in Tampa and right now it’s absolutely freezing ! The temperatures this week have been down to the 40s(around 4-5 degree Celsius) and I have all the reasons to light up my tree, all the string lights and the candles and brew up a steaming mug of matcha tea ! Aah

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2017 Review | Welcoming 2018 | Positive vibes

Did we just finish another year??!!!!! How is time flying soon fast ah!!

I know it sounds just so cliched but I swear I remember 1st Jan 2017 so vividly(was it not yesterday!!!), we partied, we prayed at a temple, we were hopeful of having a lovely year despite a not so lovely 2016. And now, we are at 1st Jan 2018, like seriously what is going onnnn!!!!

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3 days in Costa Rica  

Hello my loves :* how’re you all today?

Before starting another long long week, to freshen things up, I’ll take you with me to a wonderful trip to Costa Rica🇨🇷  ! I visited Costa Rica a few months back, and just for a 3 day trip but I managed to cover a whole lot in these 3 days and had a beautiful trip! Starting off I went with 2 other friends and we took our flight from Orlando Friday afternoon. It was a direct 3 hour flight taking us to San José which is the capital city of Costa Rica. In case you’re interested in going there, you don’t need to get a visitor visa if you have a valid USA visa. You do need your passport to travel and it will be stamped on entry and exit and also need all relevant documents to re enter the states.

So after the technicalities let’s get on with the fun 😀 landed at San José Friday night and it took a long time to complete customs and immigration so by the time we reached where we were staying it was already late evening. We rented a car for the whole trip from the airport itself. We went in May and it was rainy constantly.

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