12 takeaways from the first week of 2012

by Khushboo on January 9, 2012

1) Never embark on a road trip without a fully charged phone.

2) Boiled eggs probably rank as one of the most embarrassing items to eat in an office…or any closed space.  I love them but they stink like ass (sorry to be graphic ;) )

3) I’m well on my way to meeting my new year’s resolution to read more thanks to:


4) I’m more bad ass than I thought: 11 numbing injections in my mouth in one go and I walked out alive!

5) For the past week, my handbag has resembled a First Aid Kit: painkillers, anti-inflammatory cream, rolling pin, compression bandage- I got it all.

6) A further benefit of home workouts: eliminates a step in the getting ready process.

7) Using Green Tea as an aid to pop a pill is not a wise idea.

8) Deep tissue massages are the perfect example of sweet pain.  For all those who live in Mumbai (or plan to visit), I can’t recommend Wellington Mews enough!


9) Giving up Diet Coke and chocolate has been easier than I thought.

10) I love Jennifer Aniston but Horrible Bosses confirmed she needs to give up acting and just bask in the glory days of Friends.

11) Wasabi peas are quite possibly the best salad topper.


12) Given the fact I find Mumbai rather chilly right now, I should probably scratch off London/US/that side of the world as potential winter travel destinations.

What’s did you away from the first week of 2012?

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Parita January 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I felt the same way after watching Horrible Bosses! I was embarrassed for her!

One of my takeways so far from 2012 is that a little bit of preparation and planning go a long way. So far my mornings have been less hectic because of everything I do the night before.

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Yesss totally agree with that…fail to plan and you’re planning to fail :D

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Tracy's Treats January 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Oh my goodness 11 injections?! I hope your mouth/teeth are doing ok! Eggsalad is also another terrible office food. Stinks up the the place like crazy and then you get dirty looks from co-workers!

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Why do eggs taste sooo good yet smell so bad!

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Sara K January 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I agree about the deep tissue massage- amazinggggg “pain.” And you know what I discovered upon my first deep tissue? How much tension we hold in our butt cheeks–have to say that was a startling surprise of how badly that area needed to be massaged (dear, that sounds dirty, but you know what I mean).
Oh and for the record, I used green tea at work to pop some advil last week. Ugh.
My do-away from first week of 2012: That I really should start wearing lipstick more often ;)

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm

hahaah errr what do your butt cheeks get up to ;) ! I need to take a page out of your book: I’m SO bad with wearing lipstick!

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decibelbelownormal January 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I gave up Diet Coke for three months and didn’t miss it at all!! Until I somehow had one which led to two which led to me totally falling off the wagon :) Must stop drinking it.

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Wow 3 months without it is still a great achievement :) !

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Alexandra January 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Love this post idea! Girl, 11 injections in your mouth?!?!?! You are the most badass chick ever, holy cow! And yay for stinky foods, tuna never fails to give me some freaky stares on campus haha ;)

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Ha ha yep tuna gives eggs a run for their money! Although surprisingly, salmon is fine (I tested it out today ;) )!

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goodformegirl January 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

#10–so true! I couldn’t even finish it…which I never do.

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Same – I zoned out half way!

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forgottenbeast January 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I love Wasabi peas! And boiled eggs…and tuna. I cringe whenever a coworker brings in tuna for lunch. I mean, yeah, i know it’s tasty–could you save it for dinner at home?

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

As much as I enjoy while I eat it, the smell more often than not puts me off eating it!

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Fahad Naeem January 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I can just say LOL :P

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm
Sarah January 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Giving up diet coke has been easy for you? Way to go! It’s the habit I’m finding hardest to kick. Also totally agree about the boiled eggs – only to be eaten at home, in private!

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I’m surprised myself..I guess all will be revealed when vodka is in the picture!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset January 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I am seriously impressed that you are giving up diet coke! Teach me?! Pleaseee haha
And yep lol to the boiled eggs one as well!

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Soda water has been a lifesaver (or a craving saver in this case!)

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Priyanka January 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm

For the last few months I have missed drinking diet coke more than coffee. I am impressed that you have willingly given it up! 11 numbing injections, that is crraazzyy!

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Now coffee is something I can’t imagine (or want to) give up!

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honeywhatscooking January 10, 2012 at 3:59 am

that reminds me my husband phone is not charged and I have a movie date with him nyc.. we literally have to plan out where exactly he will meet me. so annoying! oh man, and I didn’t like horrible bosses one bit, and although that was a risque role for her, i didn’t love her in it. Yes I agree, she needs to stop doing movies and get another sitcom gig.

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Ohhh meeting someone who is phoneless would irk me!! Hope he’s punctual :)

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Sig January 10, 2012 at 7:35 am

Hahahaha – so true about the eggs. Lucky I’m still at home and don’t start work till next week :P

But I guess the one thing from this first week – I REALLY need to start getting up more earlier otherwise I am going to DIE next Monday. :P

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Until you go back to work, please eat either tuna or eggs for all your meals :D

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Allison (Allison's Delicious Life) January 10, 2012 at 7:37 am

Sounds like you’ve had an interesting first week! I’ve tried popping pills with hot tea before as well….BAD idea!

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Very very bad idea!

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Gayatri January 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

LOL @ num 2 & 10. Hi five @ num 4 & 9!

I’ve learnt in the past week that I do not need red wine to beat the winter chill. In sub zero temperatures, a glass of warm water with 5 strands of kesar, has the exact same effect!

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Haha that’s maybe true but what’s more fun ;) !

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Purvi Verma Saini (@PurviVermaSaini) January 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

11 injections???? really ?

I still have to give up regular coke so forget giving up the diet coke :(
And i desperately want to feel some winters for here in dubai things are pretty pleasant but i miss winters…

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Khushboo Thadani January 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

When does it start cooling down in Dubai? I heard it gets to the point that boots make an appearance!

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Purvi Verma Saini (@PurviVermaSaini) January 11, 2012 at 12:32 am

Yup, we can wear boots from November till February may be March as well but frankly speaking they are worn just because they look good and not because its cold…. Min temp that I have seen is 10 degrees during night, days are pleasant with a nice breeze and temps around 23-25 degrees :)

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Khushboo Thadani January 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Will check it out- thanks very much in advance :)

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jojo January 11, 2012 at 5:42 am

I always forget to charge my phone!! Especially when needed! :(
I love the image of you working out in your pajamas lol
Sometimes… maybe most of the time, leaving the house and getting to the gym is the hardest part!

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Khushboo Thadani January 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

It really is, once my clothes are on- I’m fine…getting motivated to put them on is the hard part !

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caloricandcrazy January 11, 2012 at 6:52 am

awww, was Horrible Bosses really that bad? haha. A deep tissue massage sounds so good!

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beautyinthebalance January 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

11 injections? In. Your. Mouth.
That is some serious bad-assery!!!

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Maneka January 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I felt exactly the same when I watched the movie-think she should stick to ‘Rachel’ type roles from now on! So far 2012 has started on a healthy note for me :) Have done a form of exercise almost everyday and loving that strawberries are finally back in season!

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Khushboo Thadani January 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

Rachel Green > Jenifer Aniston :) ! Way to go on the exercise front, buddy!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com January 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

I commend your will on doing away with chocolates — my biggest weakness and struggle so far. Wish me luck!

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Khushboo Thadani January 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Best of luck!

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