Productive insomnia


I learned a long time ago that if I am laying awake in the middle of the night for more than an hour, I might as well get up and get something done.  I never got a chance to sit and post yesterday so I think this is the perfect opportunity.

I had a new breakfast!  It was really good and kept me full for hours and hours.  All the way until almost 1pm!

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First a banana

and then about an hour later

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Dannon Oikos in Key Lime and 1/2 a Thomas Bagel Thin with 1 tbsp. Sunbutter.

Two things that I loved about this breakfast.

1. I LOVE the “traditional” version of Greek yogurt.  Traditional as in not fat-free.  It is only 40 more calories and while it does have more fat in it, it’s healthy fat.  I think this is why I stayed full for so long yesterday.  I got a lot of healthy fats in early.  The key lime flavor was divine and the consistency was much thicker and creamier.  It was like dessert.

2. I am in-love with Sunbutter.  In-love as in I spread the measured tablespoon on my bread and then almost always, ok always, get a little extra from the side and lick it right off the knife.  And you better believe I am licking that measuring spoon clean.

I absolutely did not want to go workout yesterday.  I had several things I needed to take care of yesterday morning and lost track of time.  I like to get to the gym by 9:30am but yesterday it was almost 11am before I got there and it just threw me off all together.  I told myself to just do at least 30 min. the elliptical.  The hardest part sometimes is to just get going.  If I can do that much, I start to get a little mojo going and will do a full hour.   Sometimes 45min then some strength training.  That was not the case yesterday.  I could not WAIT to get off that thing.  So 30 min it was.  I also knew if I didn’t start my week off with a workout, it would set a negative tone for the entire week.  So, it wasn’t great, but at least it was something & better than nothing.

I had a few more errands to run, so I got those done after my short workout and then went home for some lunch.  While I was prepping, I had 1/2 cup of Goldfish <—- need to be careful with these, they are a major trigger food for me.  Who can resist those cute little things?

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Turkey and reduced-fat Provolone on a Thomas bagel thin, pressed in my Panini maker.

Salad w/ 1 cup baby spinach, 1/2 cup cucumbers, 1/2 cup red and green bell peppers, 2 tbsp. peanuts and 1 tbsp. light vinaigrette.

I ended up not eating the apple.

My afternoon was pretty uneventful, I did get to finally get my hair trimmed though.  I was *thisclose*  to getting it cut pretty short, well, short for me.  But I told her how I was feeling and she made it look 100% better without cutting 4 inches off!

Speaking of hair issues.  On Saturday, I did something strange.  I put mayonnaise in my hair as a deep conditioning treatment.  I have always been curious about it.  People swear by it. But I don’t like mayonnaise and never have it on hand so therefore have never tried it.  I had some left over from a broccoli salad I made a while back and just before I was going to throw it out, I had the bright idea to try it out in my hair!


THIS is what I used.  Mayonnaise AND olive oil?  Perfect hair conditioning combo.

The results?  It was awesome. I am not sure if I prefer straight olive oil.  I like the mayo because it was MUCH less messy.  It seemed to make my hands really soft too.  I think I will try it a few more times to see how regular treatments work.  Luke was really freaked out by the fact that I was putting mayo in my hair.  When I showed him how soft and shiny it was after I had washed and blown it out, and that it in fact did not smell like mayonnaise, he was mesmerized.  I can’t even describe the looks he gave me.  I don’t need words from the child, his facial expressions say it all.  Oh darling, you don’t know the half of it.…this is just a sample of the crazy things women do to be beautiful.

The 411 on a mayo hair treatment.

Dinner was lackluster.  The past few nights I have been in an in between zone of not hungry but could/should eat something otherwise I will be starving at bedtime.

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Two pieces of Cinnamon Swirl protein bread w/ 1 tsp. JIF natural PB on top of each.  I didn’t eat the yogurt.  I am looking forward to it for breakfast though!

I have another full day in store for me tomorrow so I better at least TRY to go back to sleep.  If not, I’ll just  have a date with Katniss Everdeen.


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