I am overwhelmed with thanks for all the wonderful and helpful suggestions regarding when to eat breakfast! Tomorrow is going to be the test run…...I think I’m going to have a larabar and hot water around 3:30 when I’m getting ready and then when I get my break around 7 or 8, I’ll bring everything to make a bowl of oat bran in the microwave at work as well as some chai tea!
I’m reallyyyyyy trying to nix the coffee and caffeine in general because I vowed to myself that in 2009 I will completely rid myself of my migraines and caffeine is definitely a trigger….as sad as I am because I do LOVE coffee! These new hours will be the ultimate test of my strength with no caffeine though! Haha 🙂
This afternoon I snacked on a new yogurt that Sarah talked me into buying last night at Greenwise:
It was delicious! The yogurt itself was smooth and creamy and I just loved stirring in my own topping, which was sweet but not overly so. Look at how pretty it is!
I also ate the rest of this yummy melon:
I’m constantly in the process of listening to my body more….especially when it wants a break! I felt so tired all day today. I think its a culmination of my surgery last week then immediately doing the yoga detox weekend and the anxiety of starting a new job tomorrow. Whatever it was, I felt zapped today. So, in terms of exercise I kept it light. I walked Mikan for about 15 minutes and then did 20 minutes of glorious sun salutations followed by headstand to balance myself. Just what the doctor ordered 🙂 .
Mushrooms were the theme of tonight’s dinner. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet, but starting now, once a month I’ll be coming up with mushroom recipes that will be featured on the Mushroom Channel website. I can’t reveal the recipe yet to you guys but it should be featured on the website around January 26th. I’ll let you know when it is up and running!
What it was was a Roasted Mushroom Sandwich with Garlic Aioli and Arugula—–
The bad thing though was that because of my mouth surgery and the fact that I have an uncomfortable piece of plastic in my mouth right now, I couldn’t eat the hard roll that the sandwich was on. So, I just ate the roasted mushroom and had a cup of Annie’s on the side:
As well as an orange:
After dinner I packed my breakfast (that feels weird to say!) and cleaned up and then had dessert. Another half cup of rice pudding, heated up and mixed with cinnamon—
With herbal coco truffle dessert tea:
Dang. I don’t know about anyone else, but this Kozy Shack rice pudding is seriously like crack to me. Its SO good…..especially the European kind that I bought. Its pretty much the creamiest thing ever. I could easily eat the entire tub! Vata is definitely my primary dosha type and I like warm, comforting foods. I would take warm rice pudding over ice cream any night!
Its only 7:15 but I’m definitely in wind-down mode. Again, I’m predominately a vata and often have trouble falling asleep due to anxiety. When I have a big day the next day that I KNOW I have to wake up early for, often times I’ll lay in bed for hours :(. So, my plan for tonight is to take a hot bubble bath and meditate for a little while before reading in bed. If I can be asleep at 10 that would be amazing.
Given my schedule, I think on my days I work I will blog breakfast and lunch together around 1:00 when I get home. I hope that works! Adding blogging to the to-do list at 3:15 in the morning might just be a tad too much 😉 .
Wish me luck!!!!!!!