Addicted to carbs

I knew that completing a 30 day Paleo challenge would be hard, but Day 1 was even harder than I expected.

So, for a whole month, I have cut out all sugar and grains from my diet. Traditional paleo also forgoes dairy, but I have decided not to as my only milk consumption is in tea, and i believe that yogurt is beneficial to health.

Day 1 – Started the day with a thick juice of apples and peaches at 8am, that despite being delicious, was also quite filling, and followed that with a hard boiled egg at 9am. I was already hungry by 11am and i swear i could smell rice cooking somewhere on our floor just to tempt me!

Lunch was a salad of mixed salad leaves, tomato, cucumber, roast shaved chicken, and a dressing of hummus. That must have filled me up, but it did not satisfy my mentally. I spent the afternoon battling phantom stomach cramps, and the overwhelming urge to eat some carbs that i thankfully resisted. Nothing like failure on your first attempt to drain confidence huh? Some feijoas helped keep me going till dinner time.

Dinner was a Thai Chicken Curry with carrots, zuchinni, onions, and bok choy. It really was delicious and filling, and i had enough left over for lunch the next day.

I could not resist a mini Picnic after dinner though.

Man, this is going to be a long 30 days……..

Why I Love the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

People, Places, and Perspectives.

Completing the lovely room ambience was the music that played from the TV the moment I slotted the room key card into the main power slot.

I stayed at this hotel early September this year, and wrote an incomplete post about it. It’s time I finish writing about the marvelous experience I had lounging around in my room at this flagship hotel.

Aside from the spelling error on my name by the receptionist who helped me register for the Marriott Rewards membership, the service was impeccable. I love smiling and I got to return many smiles and greetings the moment I alighted from my taxi at 11.30 am for the early check-in I had been given. Assistance was offered proactively – almost automatically. It felt like with every step I made there were a few more made towards my direction, with hands extended so readily – whether it was to…

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UAE: Jumeriah Hotels in Dubai

Will be in Dubai this month! So excited 🙂

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Once in Dubai, we toured many, but not all, of the Jumeriah hotels. There are so many that we just didn’t have the time! We started off at the Jumeriah Creekside hotel. This hotel had a beautiful lobby and an incredible view of Dubai. It is had a more corporate feel to it.

UAE: Jumeriah Hotels in Dubai | Breezing ThroughWe then went to the famous Burj Al Arab hotel. This hotel is actually more of a residence with every room being a suite. Every floor has a butler to server your every need!

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Finally, we went to the Madinat Jumeriah, which is where we started for the rest of the trip. This hotel was beautiful and right on the beach. There was so much to see and do,  including shipping! The Madinat had its very own Souk!

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A day at the beach

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Curving roads. Empty roads. Surrounded by greenery roads. With arching trees and creeping vines. Like a grand entrance beckoning us, offering so much more in the great beyond. The cool moist air with a hint of the ocean as if caressing our cheeks. Off the highway, the empty back roads tell us this isn’t season time. Instead of drunk raucous revelers we encounter silent trees out for a parade covered in their greens. This is Goa in the Monsoons.

It is drizzling now, a hint of rains yet to come, but it is pleasant enough to be venturing out. We tell our driver to take us to the beach. Candolim being the nearest, we go there. He tells us that it’s a short walk to Calangute & Baga and we can call wherever we chose to get off the beach. It’s an interesting idea, probably more so because strolling on…

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