I don’t know what happened last night, but after dinner I just felt so full and sick. Like I’d just eaten 1,000 pounds of fiber. I think all the veggies at lunch and another round at dinner was just too much in one day. I took an Epsom Salt bath last night to help me relax – I’ve been feeling kind of overwhelmed with all that’s on my plate these days. The bath was great, but it didn’t help my stomach fullness. I woke up about 3-4 times during the night with my gut making tons of noise and feeling like I had a fever. This was not a good day to get up at 5:00 and work out! I’ve been taking it easy with Chemistry this morning and am feeling a little bit better after breakfast. Hopefully as yesterday digests I’ll feel back to normal – I just hope I’m not coming down with the flu or something!
I make smoothies for breakfast a lot in the summer, but never past Fall because I’m always so cold. But this morning I was craving one, so smoothie it was! (I drank it by our space heater )
Ingredients (for 2 smoothies – I made the husband one too)
- 8 oz plain yogurt
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1 medium banana
- 1 tbsp flax
Each smoothie comes out to about 200 kcal.
While I made the smoothies, Matt was hard at work on this delicious French toast with his oat, walnut, flax bread. It was fabulous! I had some maple syrup (the real stuff) on the side. I’ve found if you pour it on it just kind of disappears into the bread, but if you keep it on the side for dipping you get a little with every bite.
This breakfast was about 375 kcal.
I’m off to shower, study and head to class. I might try to get some fresh air with a walk this afternoon – it’s going to be 70*!
My lunch post will be up around 4:00 when I get home from class. See you then!