I’ve got a theory that I’m going to be exhausted at the end of the day for the rest of the quarter. Boy am I tired!
Every morning at 6am. This morning there was no jumping out of bed. Instead my alarm, “The Final Countdown”, invaded my dreams and I awoke very very confused.
I couldn’t even workup the energy to put breakfast in a real bowl today. Instead I dumped 1/2 cup of Quaker Oatmeal Squares, 1/2 a pear, a spoonful of almond butter, and a dash of raisins into the last of low-fat yogurt container. Nom nom.
Bleh. Okay so I’ve had worst days of school, but honestly, I just so don’t care for the social environment at mine. -_- I’m not going to go into it but I just needed to say: UGH!!!! I hope the next 11 weeks goes quickly.
Today I was up at 6am to ready myself, eat breakfast, and book it to the bus stop. I don’t have a car pool ride anymore, so everyday is going to be early. Surprisingly, I wasn’t sleepy when I got up but ready to get this day over with!
I fueled it with a delectable, crisp bowl of Weetabix with banana, raisins, and toasted walnuts. Pure love. Oddly enough, by 10am my stomach was growling for more food!
Aw today was a good day. When I’m not waiting around to hear from people I get so much done!! Seriously, from now on I either have plans or I don’t. None of this maybe!
I slept in until my body was ready to start the day around 9:30am. I think Ophelia’s forgiven me for my vacation now and is thus allowing me to sleep more. <3 She’s such an angel. ~.^
For a couple weeks now I’ve had a craving for pancakes. Not just any pancakes though, Kodiak Cakes! I finally got another box of mix yesterday so this morning I was ready to take the time to make a 1/3 cup, top them with fresh strawberries, maple syrup, a touch of real butter, and toasted walnuts with a glass of milk to wash it all down of course. MMmm! I never ever thought I would be a pancake lover until I found Kodiaks.
I feel so much better about today than I did yesterday! Productivity is key.
I woke up around 9:30am, like I usually do on my weekends, and made myself a refreshing bowl of Weetabix topped with half a banana, fresh blueberries, and toasted almonds. I'm in love with cold cereal. Who knew it could keep me satisfied so well? Next up I got on the phone with Dell/Alienware tech support and got Ripley's heart transplant in progress! Should, hopefully, be all in recovery by the end of the week!
After Ripley was taken care of I hit the gym for 60 minutes hill stationary biking followed by a session of strength training. I've really noticed a difference in my upper body strength lately. I've never been able to do 30 lb bicep curls before!
Hm. I don’t know how I feel about today. I did my usual awake at 8:30am by the babies and then allowed to sleep until 10:30am. It is my Saturday after all. ^_^
For breakfast I knew I had to get cracking on my homemade loaf of quinoa bread I’d had in the fridge since it had started to grow mold a few days ago. I just can’t go through bread fast enough! I started with two small slices with sunflower seed butter, Jaycee’s homemade raspberry jam, ground flax, half a pear, and a glass of milk. Then, when I wasn’t completely satisfied, I toasted up another small piece with cookie butter.
I ended up throwing the rest of the bread away. =/ I know when I’ve been defeated. I also tossed the rest of the dough that had been sitting for too long in the fridge. Okay I think I’m taking a bread break for awhile.
I have a confession: last night as I stayed up late watching a movie by myself I found myself binging. I knew I was doing it. I knew I wasn’t hungry. I knew I didn’t need it. But I kept eating, venomously. It’s really hard to face the fact that something’s will always be a struggle and need to continuously be worked on. I should have just brushed my teeth but in never even occurred to me.
This morning, even though I wasn’t hungry yet, I made breakfast. I should probably work on waiting until I’m hungry. This bowl of oatmeal was amazing though. It tasted like Valentine’s Day. I cooked my regular oatmeal with a 1/2 cup of frozen berries (cherries, blackberries, and raspberries) and then topped it all with a 1/4 cup of NatureBox Chocolate Ginger Bliss mix (though with the crystalized ginger picked out and tossed in the garbage). It was so rich, bold, and delectable. I’m seriously remaking it for the actual V-Day.
I had really strange skeleton apocalyptic dreams last night. I think I’ve been playing too much Diablo 3! It was sooo real. I managed to sleep in until 10am because the dreams were just so interesting and vivid.
When I finally made breakfast though it was my first bowl of pumpkin oatmeal of the season! Mm mm! And it wasn’t even oats. ^_^ I used up my brown rice farina hot cereal instead, cooked it with ground flax, stirred in 1/3 cup of canned pumpkin, and topped it with a drizzle of maple syrup, almond butter, golden raisins, and toasted almonds. Delicious! I’m so glad it’s pumpkin time again.
Ok if you haven’t listened to this Korean song that’s been sweeping the nation you should. ^_^ Well…I guess if you like hip hop/techno. Those of you (like my mother!) who don’t, can skip it. ~.^
Sorry but it’s been stuck in my head all day!
Today was soo much more relaxing than yesterday. I hope you all saw that I had an edit at the end of yesterdays post saying all that worrying about what to do with my life was for nothing! It’s so crazy how out of hand things can get when two people are talking about two different things but neither knows the other one is on a different page than they are!! From now on I’m going to try and be very specific when it comes to important things.
I’m going to be able to follow my dreams of becoming an R.D. thanks to my wonderful wonderful parents. <3
I slept so much better with that knowledge and was able to sleep in until 9am. Then I took the time to make a hot breakfast of Kodiak cakes (almost out of this mix!) cooked with a perfectly ripe banana and topped with a drizzle of maple syrup, almond butter, and a sprinkle of toasted almonds. Yum-o!
I apologize for yesterdays lame post. –_- I was soo damn tired I almost didn’t post at all. Today was much better though since it was a day off!
I didn’t get to sleep in though since I had an appointment in Bellevue to get to. Remember how I tried teeth whitening a few weeks ago? Well I decided I was unhappy with the results so I let Matt (the owner) know and he decided to give me a free treatment to help get them whiter! Since I was just gonna be sitting in the dark I didn’t shower or anything. Just toasted a slice of Breakfast Blast, smeared it with PB&J, and drank it down with skim milk.