Nursing a Holiday Hangover

I was SO tired yesterday.  I am sure it was a combination of less than stellar eating, lack of exercise, Mrs. Murphy’s pending visitation and a lack of sleep.  I was really hungry all day too but I think I did a pretty good job of choosing the right foods and keeping in touch with my hunger levels.  I ended up getting so caught up in getting caught up, that I never did get a workout in.  I also felt like I really needed a day to chill out and do things for my soul & mind instead of my body.  Even though they tend to go hand in hand.  Hopefully my energy levels will increase through the week and I will start to feel more like myself again soon.

hey girl

Thanks Ryan, I needed to hear that.

I started the day with coffee and my oatmeal at about 8am and then I drank 3 24oz cups of water through the morning. That felt good. I could tell I was dehydrated. Then I got started on the house work that went by the wayside over the weekend.

Snack

@ about 11:30am

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Apple and string cheese

Lunch

@ about 12:30pm

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Lots of mixed greens with strawberries, reduced-fat feta cheese, peanuts, 2 deviled eggs and fat-free raspberry vinaigrette.

Afternoon Snacks

2:30pm:

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Carrot Cake Larabar

4:30 pm:

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1/2 a banana and 1/4 cup peanuts

We had 8 bananas that were ready to eat but I knew we wouldn’t eat all those in the next few days so I took 5 of them, cut them into pieces, put them in plastic baggies and put them in the freezer for smoothies or future baking.  I remember the first time I tried to freeze a banana.  I just put it in the freezer, peel and all and then when I took it out to use in a smoothie, I couldn’t peel it because the peel was frozen! I let it thaw but then it became a mushy mess of a banana. Live and learn.

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Dinner

@about 6 pm

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Mixed Greens, Strawberries, Fat-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette, deviled eggs.

By dinner my appetite had finally settled down, but I did get hungry again a few hours later.

@ 8pm

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Archer Farms Simply Balanced Berry Blend Low-Fat Granola

I had a serving of this yummy cereal with a splash of almond milk and I was good the rest of the night thank goodness!

I am feeling TONS better this morning. I got a really good nights sleep and am ready to take on the day!  I am planning on a long cardio session at the gym this morning and then I have to complete the “grocery project” this afternoon. I wanted to try and wait until Friday to go but we are running out of everything!  You should see the creative lunch I put together for my children!

Side Note:

I have a love affair with my iPhone.  I don’t know how I ever lived without it and these are two things that are making my life better right now.

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The clean comedy station on Pandora

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and the photo app Pic Stitch.

It’s the simple things….

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