I don’t know what is going on with baby, but she is NOT sleeping at night all of the sudden. To make a long story short, I am completely exhausted today and running on very little sleep.
It was cold this morning and I was looking forward to a warm, filling breakfast. Enter creamy banana oats and scrambled eggs.
- 3/4 cup of oatmeal
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened soymilk
- 1 banana
- 2 tbs ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup of egg whites
- 1 whole egg
Usually on Saturdays, hubby, baby, and I head out for our weekly grocery shopping. Today though, after a restless night and a morning battle with baby at naptime, I needed a timeout for my mental health. So I opted to shop alone. I needed the quiet time during the 1-hour round trip in the car. I was glad I took this time for myself, even though I was grocery shopping (which I actually enjoy). I returned a little more refreshed.
There was no need for a morning snack today, thanks to my oats and eggs. I did, however, drink a cranberry raspberry Fuze Slenderize on the way home. I love these! Only 10 calories per bottle and they’re loaded with vitamins.
For lunch, I kept it pretty darn simple – a chicken wrap with mustard and pickles.
For dessert, I had 1/2 of the new Peanut Butter and Jelly Larabar (I was nice and split it with the hubby). I have been dying to try this after reading about it on other blogs. I can’t find it around here. Lucky for me, this was one of the goodies in my package from Heather.
Here’s what I thought: good, but didn’t rock my world. It was very peanut buttery, but the cherry flavor didn’t really come through. Oddly enough, it smelled a lot like a PB&J sammie. The flavor just wasn’t quite there. It was pleasant though, and I’d probably buy it if I came across it.
The afternoon was a big battle with my overtired baby over naps. Fun stuff. I refueled for the war with a couple dried apricots and the rest of my Chobanitub (~1 cup) mixed with cocoa powder and Stevia, as usual.
For dinner tonight, I went with something different. I mentioned a few days ago I’m trying to get out of a dinner rut. I made baked haddock and wilted spinach. I chopped up some onion and garlic and layered it underneath and on top of the fish and topped it with some pasta sauce. I baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. For the spinach, I wilted it in the pan with a little olive oil and garlic. A chilled glass of white wine completed the meal very nicely!
As tired as I am tonight, I really wanted to exercise – mostly for my mental health. I needed to work out frustration. I ended up riding Spinning bike for 40 minutes, broken up into 2 segments thanks to baby.
I’ve enjoyed a hot cup of hazelnut decaf coffee while I’ve been writing this post. Being tired gives me the munchies, and this was just what I needed to keep my mouth busy and wind me down. I’m off to the shower, then to bed – at 9 like an old lady! 😀