This might be the dumbest thing ever to get me to come back to LJ and start writing again .. but maybe you know, maybe you don't - but I'm switching to morning hours at my job. I kind of wanted to track the amount of sleep I'm getting and what I'm eating and how my energy levels are through out the day. After this entry I'll try to put food/energy/exercise/sleep amounts behind a cut and maybe write more of what going on in my life.
I'm still afraid of my friends list .. so much to read .so little time so if you want me to think to check your blog - I recommend you either comment on my entries or get a twitter and post links .. cos lately ... that's what works best for me .. or better yet .. shoot me and email or call me about your life .. I freaking love all you guys and I'm so out of touch! I suck..
OK so, yesterday I took a nap from 6-7pm and then stayed up till at least 12:30. I laid down but continued playing on my phone, chatting and texting until like 2:30 in the morning. ::glares at a certain drunk and distracting person:: So for today, I got roughly 4 hours of sleep. 3 uninterrupted. I woke up at 5:38am and feel fine. I ate 2/3 a cup cottage cheese, a fruit cut of pineapple and a handful of grapes. I'm also having earl gray tea. I'll try to write later when I got hungry and when the tiredness hit em .. although honestly .. I could go back to bed right now lol
Cheat sheet list for me stolen from(http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/nu00197)
Here's what forms the core of a healthy breakfast:
* Whole grains. Options include whole-grain rolls, bagels, hot or cold whole-grain cereals, low-fat bran muffins, crackers, or melba toast.
* Low-fat protein. Options include hard-boiled eggs, peanut butter, lean slices of meat and poultry, or fish, such as water-packed tuna or slices of salmon.
* Low-fat dairy. Options include skim milk, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheeses, such as cottage and natural cheeses.
* Fruits and vegetables. Options include fresh fruits and vegetables or 100 percent juice beverages without added sugar.
Together, these core groups provide complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein and a small amount of fat — a combination that packs big health benefits and that also can leave you feeling full for hours.
The only issue I have with eating breakfast is even when fully awake I'm an extremely slow eater. And in the mornings, I'm not hungry and the thought of food upsets my stomach. From everything I read on the internet - that's common in a lot of people and after you establish a routine, its no longer an issue. I mean I've never skipped breakfast - I just normally ate it after being awake for a few hours. I'm also not very interested in low fat dairy. I'm not trying to loose weight and I don't like eating low fat things. So hopefully eating regular cottage cheese and 2% milk and adding regular sugar to my tea ain't going to lead me to a sugar crash.
I've been interested in being more involved in proper nutrition of myself for a while .. so the idea that I'm actively pursuing it gets me excited. I really hope to feel the benefits and have more energy in the day to start a good schedule. Right now I'm hoping to:
Get up at 5:30
Be at work by 6:30
Do good and be productive till 2:45 (eating lunch around noon - one I brought from home!)
Go work out at the YMCA straight from work
Take a short nap if I need to
enjoy my evenings with friends or getting errands done or relaxing at home
So there you have it! My goals for my life! HAHA!
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