I had a major sweet tooth today with led me to eat quite a bit of fruit, as you’ll see. At least I didn’t quell the sweet craving with candy or some other junk!
Let me start at the beginning… I woke up at 4:45 and sort of panicked because I realized the baby hadn’t gotten up at all! I was sort of scared to go in her room. I went in and checked on her and she was, of course, sleeping! I had slept 7 straight hours and I felt amazing. I ended up just coming downstairs at 5 to have some coffee.
Baby woke up at 5:15, after 9 1/2 straight hours of sleep. That’s a record for her! I fed her when she woke up, and she went right back to sleep until 7.
Around 5:30 I started putting together my breakfast. I had this big, beautiful bowl of deliciousness:
Raisins = fruit #1. Banana = fruit #2.
I also had this perfect plate of protein (nice alliteration, huh?? ;-)):
I was in my jammies until about 8, doing some things online (booking a UHaul, searching for jobs, etc.). I was able to get myself put together during baby’s morning nap.
Around 9:30, I had my typical morning smack – an apple (fruit #3). I also made a chocolate-strawberry almond-milkshake (fruit #4). HOLY YUM!
This was soooooooooo good! You’ll definitely be seeing this drink again!
I continued doing errands and moving stuff throughout the rest of the morning. Lunch was a repeat of yesterday’s lunch – chicken breast on sprouted grain bread with hot pepper hummus and spinach. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – I cannot believe I used to dislike hummus! How crazy is that?!
I had to run to the store to get stamps, so I treated myself to a Cherry Pie Larabar (fruit #5). I ate it as my first afternoon snack.
I loved the tartness of the cherries mixed with the sweetness of the dates. I would definitely buy this one again, though the Apple Pie and Banana Bread flavors are still tied for my favorite.
I followed up my Larabar with 1/4 of a cantaloupe (fruit #6 – yikes!).
I’m not gonna lie – after I ate this, I had a fruit-sugar tummy ache. 😦 I didn’t intentionally eat that much fruit today; it just happened. I was just craving sweet things.
I was going to exercise before dinner, but instead I took a little snooze on the couch with my baby girl. Much better!
For dinner, I made turkey burgers with sauteed red onions, Wilted Balsamic Spinach, and whole wheat couscous. I spiced up the burgers with garlic salt and pepper, and I poured the leftover reduced balsamic vinegar from the spinach over the couscous.
I ended up doing two 20-minute rides on my Spinning bike this evening – 20 minutes while hubby was feeding the baby, and 20 minutes after I put baby to bed.
At some point in the midst of all these errands and eats today, I had a mini-meltdown about finances. I got the information to enroll in COBRA today and it is sooo expensive. Plus we are spending over $2,000 to move. My mom talked me down a bit, and some very generous family members dropped checks in the mail to help us out. I hope that sometime in the near future our situation improves so I can pay them back – and pay it forward!
I just finished off my night (and eased my stress a bit) with a little splash of Pinot Grigio. Ahhh. Definitely ready for bed now! Here’s hoping I hear from some job prospects tomorrow!