Friday, December 10, 2010

Kick in the Arse

This post is brought to you by 4:30 AM.  Why?  No, it's not because I'm up early to rack off some crazy miles.  No, I'm not up early to do chores, or go to work.  I can't sleep!  Last night I attended a Christmas Tea and ate too much, too late .... I'm paying the price with sleeplessness and bloating.

I took a picture to share with you, but honestly it was way too scary to share.  I look (and feel) like a train ran over me.

There's been too much of this lately.  No doubt some stress eating, coupled with a lack of time, motivation & organization.  Not a good formula.

There's not nearly enough fruits & veggies in my life lately.  And really, there's no excuse for that.  Over the next few days I'm getting myself organized.  Hitting up the produce stand.  There are some wicked salads out there that don't take much to put together.  I used to make myself some great packages of veggies to take to work everyday.

I need to get back to this!  I feel SOOOO much better with lots of produce in my life.  I crave sugar less.  My body just feels ... cleaner.

For tonight I've just finished off a hot cup of Sleepytime Tea.  Let's hope it does it's magic.

Keep Active!
and (note to self) eat your veggies!!!



kimert said...

Oh those veggies look delish!! And I just happened to notice in the 4th container over the yellow bell pepper resembles that of Mickey Mouse's head. LOL

Marlene said...

I was up tossing and turning for no apparent reason this morning at 4:30 AM... so frustrating.

Good idea with the pre-made veggie containers!!

Make sure you check out my post today. PSSSST, WINNER!

And can you shoot me an email to so I can send you your code? :D


Fran said...

You were up really early!

I'm right where you are and need to take action too otherwise it's going the wrong way. I've signed up with WW again and start Monday counting points again. I'm motivated to do this because without a change I will never reach my goal weight.

Am sure you will change your pattern too, you've done it before and you can do it again.

Hope that you will make it through the day without getting to tired.

ajh said...

I am so tired that if I can't sleep no one will want to be around me tomorrow. I hope you got that sleep.

Lucy K said...

Yummo those veggies look fantastic!

Marcelle said...

What one eats really plays a huge role in how one feels ~ I love my veggies and do miss them while on holiday as back home I make a veggie back 2 x a week and here I eat what others make me and it seems veggies the way I like it is not the norm here...

I am going to sit down and do a blog entry about whats been happening in my life sometime tonight...first need to go for a walk with my mom!

Terri said...

It's tough this time of year, isn't it? Love the veggies - I need to do more of that!

Tamara said...

I love your little cups of veggies. Definitely would make it easier to make good choices if you open up this fridge and see those sitting there.

Hope you got back to sleep!

Demara said...

haha I had tons of veggies today and like you said about feeling clean, I DID...but right now, my hubby just taught me how to make peach cobbler!! It's almost can I not have one before bed?! arg!! I love your produce cup ideas...but do the veggies stay fresh up to 5 days?

Fran said...

Happy birthday my dear friend.

I hope you have a great day with your hub and beautiful children.

Nej said...

I'm the pickiest eater on the planet. Makes eating healthy a real chore sometimes. Those cups of veggies look marvelous...I really, really wish I enjoyed eating stuff like that!!! Color me jealous! :-)

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Great idea to prep all those veggies ahead of time!

Marlene said...

Hey Heidi - I'm still waiting for you to email me. Did you see my post last Friday? You won my CSN giveaway and the code is only good til Dec 31st!! email me at so I can send it to ya!