I'm here, barely awake! My body feels like I have the flu going on 5-6 hours of sleep. People: DO NOT SKIMP ON SLEEP! It's sooooo important to your health! I can't believe how much worse I feel than usual, and I only got a few less hours! Guess my body needs every minute. I'll be in bed early tonight to catch up :)
The newscast went well and actually flew by (unlike the last one I did at 5 a.m.!) It was lots of fun. They had the most wonderful tea - Earl Gray Lavender - and I had four teacups!! I split the four cups between one of those half and half containers, for 20 calories, but otherwise I didn't snack. I was offered omelets, smoothies, and more, but I knew I didn't need any fuel because of my superstar breakfast, so I turned them down. Next time I might skip breakfast and just eat there (this was a breakfasty client that actually has healthy options) but it was easier to just say no.
I got home around 8:30 and took a 30-minute power nap, as I was pretty exhausted, and felt better after that. By 9:30, it had been 5 hours since breakfast, so I figured I should have "lunch." I whipped up some pumpkin yogurt and fiber one and had some coffee, decaf ironically, with skim milk in it.
I started to get really hungry around 12 - not sure if my body knew it was usually lunchtime or if it was ready for dinner!! I ate too fast and am now really full!
Leftover homemade Butternut and Carrot Soup: (DEE-licious!!!) This was a HUGE bowl too, so it's more soup than it even looks like.
Sliced apple with cinnamon:
From above, with Cooking Light:
Lunch calories: 467 (Soup was 250, 15 crackers were 130, 6 oz apple was 88.)
I'm still hoping to go running this afternoon. We'll see how I feel when the time comes.
I'm surprising the husband with a really fun dinner tonight - I'm using a surprise ingredient that I normally would never want to use and he's stumped as to what I'll be making. Guess you'll have to wait and see!