October 26, 2010
I was not able to fall asleep after my crack-of-dawn post. I guess almond milk didn’t work for me.
After tossing and turning for a while, I decided to just get up around 6AM, drink a giant mug of coffee, and fit in an hour of yoga. Might as well do something productive if I’m not going to sleep, right?
Extra time in the morning also means I can take longer to make a delicious breakfast. I was bummed out about my sleeplessness so I knew I needed to fit in some pumpkin to cheer me up. Pumpkin French Toast seemed to be the answer.
So warm and filling. It was made with Arnold sandwich thins dredged in egg whites, and plain yogurt mixed with ground flaxseed and ground black sesame seed stuffed in between. I topped with canned pumpkin, grilled banana slices, sunflower seeds, pumpkin pie spice, and syrup.
Ahhh, the taste of Fall in my mouth. Although, the warmth of it made me even more sleepy. It was totally worth it though.
This morning I actually felt pretty alright. I think it might have to do with the GORGEOUS weather that we have been having in NYC. It’s been sunny and mild, making my walk to work quite enjoyable.
Lunch was a pasta dish.
I made it last night with a can of tuna and liguini pasta, and didn’t realize until the end that I was out of tomato sauce.
I improvised though like a smart cook that I am , and mixed some plain yogurt and enchilada sauce together to add into the pasta at the end. It was surprisingly tasty! The versatility of yogurt never ceases to amaze me.
With my pasta, I enjoyed a depressingly bruised apple that actually tasted quite sweet and crispy.
ANNNNND, that’s when the effect of lack of sleep hit me like a brick. Post-lunch seems to be the standard time for this for most people, and it’s especially worse for me today.
I’m getting through with the help of this mini bottle.
Feel free to lecture me on how bad these are for me blah blah, but when I’m running on little to no sleep, I’m willing to throw my health blogger status out the window. Desperate times calls for desperate measures. And I’m DESPERATEly tired..
It’s actually my first time taking it, and I’m actually feeling a lot more alert now so it seems to be working. And I don’t have any of that jittery feeling that I usually get from energy drinks. Oh Tuesday.. will you please end sooner?