Hump Day Slump

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I am sooooooo tired and drained.  I’ve definitely hit the Hump Day Slump.


Nothing a beer can’t help, right?


My appetite is a little off today, so I probably not refueling the way I should after my 9-miler (i.e. I need more protein, but we don’t have any tofu and beans look very unappealing).  I stared into my fridge for a good 5 minutes before deciding to just drink a beer.  🙂


In fact, the only thing I actually wanted for dinner was a huge plate of roasted veggies, including sweet potato, parsnips, carrots, mushrooms, and zucchini.  The Husband made this for me and coated everything in ginger and basil.


Earlier, I had a handful of sunflower seeds.


And two sesame seed bars (I feel the need to eat these quickly because I don’t think they will taste as fresh for long.  Thanks Shannon for the lovely gift!).


Guess my body was also craving seeds? 🙂


When my appetite is off, I just try to eat nutrient-rich foods and remember that I view my diet macro-style, which means that it’s not just TODAY that matters, but the week or month overall.  I might be lacking in some protein today, but my intake for the whole week matters, not just this meal.  :)  Same things applies when I’m eating junky foods! 


T-minus 30 seconds until bed…  Major yawns.


But first – a cute picture of Maggie.





  • eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 24, 2010, 9:09 pm

    I am exhausted too…and NOT looking forward to my HILLY 15K sunday! Good luck with your run!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 24, 2010, 9:10 pm

    Those sesame seed bars look so good. I’m in an exhausted hump day slump! It’s like a long hangover from fitbloggin!

  • Jenny March 24, 2010, 9:10 pm

    Today wasn’t the greatest day for me either, I feel like I did a lot but didn’t get anything done, if that makes sense- wine was needed!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 24, 2010, 9:10 pm

    Definitely good to keep a macro view of things like diet and exercise…I think it’s key to maintaining sanity! 🙂

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) March 24, 2010, 9:11 pm

    Yeah there’s no need to worry about any nutrient intake for one day! Sometimes I find muself thinking too much about getting protein in but it all evens out in the end 🙂

  • Megan @ Eat.Scrap.Run March 24, 2010, 9:11 pm

    I am one of those people who is always starving after I run! No matter what I eat all day, I still feel hungry. You have had a busy few weeks – enjoy going to bed early tonight.

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie March 24, 2010, 9:11 pm

    I hate when I’m feeling “off” with eating and can’t decide what my body needs!! But it looks like you’re re-fueling quite well! Have a happy sleep!

  • Samantha March 24, 2010, 9:11 pm

    Maggie is so adorable!! Hm Hump Day Slump, never heard of that before!! I’m also exhausted too though. Can’t wait for the weekend to be here!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite March 24, 2010, 9:12 pm

    I have the hump day slump too!!

    But tomorrow’s Thursday! And then Friday! Yay 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 24, 2010, 9:15 pm

    i know what you mean…nothing really sounds good, but i just can’t stop eating! i hope tomorrow’s a better day for you, get some rest! 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 24, 2010, 9:18 pm

    I’ve had an off day too and keep eating. At least all my blondies are gone 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 24, 2010, 9:23 pm

    Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do and sometimes… that involves a beer 🙂

  • Heather @ The Single Dish March 24, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Your beer looks so refreshing!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 24, 2010, 9:26 pm

    Roasted veggies is such a fave — I could go for a big plate right now. I think when I get home from Down Under, a huge pan of veg is going in the oven right away!

  • Jenny March 24, 2010, 9:27 pm

    THANK you for giving me the words to describe what I’ve been feeling today: Hump Day Slump!! I was going so strong this week until today 😉

    Have a great night!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 24, 2010, 9:28 pm

    I’ve been munchin’ on sunflower seeds lately big time. That and sunflower seed butter…it’s in the air!?

  • Tricia March 24, 2010, 9:31 pm

    I just had two of those same beers to cure my slump! Loooove them. New fav.

  • Meghan@traveleatlove March 24, 2010, 9:35 pm

    I always find that being easier on myself i.e. having a beer, eating what I want rather than what I should have, especially on exhausted hump days, energizes me more than the healthiest day of eating!

  • Kelly March 24, 2010, 9:49 pm

    Aw cute pic of the pups

  • Kelly (Local Foodie Fight) March 24, 2010, 9:49 pm

    Yeah I think its best to look at diet overall as opposed to each day. Sometimes I find when I eat a lot of sugary stuff one day I almost CRAVE health things the next day. It’s like your body knows what it needs.

  • Samanrha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 24, 2010, 9:53 pm

    I’m not much of a beer person. I’ve never craved beer.

  • Lisa March 24, 2010, 9:53 pm

    I must admit that roast vegies are one of my all time favourite meals – so tasty!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) March 24, 2010, 10:01 pm

    those sesame bars look delightful! lucky girl!

  • Matt March 24, 2010, 10:02 pm

    Roasted veggies 🙂

  • Krista N March 24, 2010, 10:06 pm

    You know, I was feeling really tired last week after my workouts, so I visited some old recipes from the “Thrive” book. Wow, what a difference just changing up my fuel. I love all of his recovery puddings and homemade energy gels and bites. I hope you get back to your old self soon.

    • Caitlin March 25, 2010, 8:18 am

      i realllly want to check out this book. so many people have recommended it!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 24, 2010, 10:55 pm

    I think its good to listen to your body, even if its asking for beer! 🙂

  • Sara March 24, 2010, 11:24 pm

    Sometimes you just need a beer!!! Pleaaaase tell me there is a way to get my hands on some of those sesame bars!!! Pleaaaaase! Love the blog! ; )

  • Jolene ( March 24, 2010, 11:26 pm

    Beer is good for the soul. Things that are good for the soul are good for you 🙂

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 24, 2010, 11:30 pm

    Viewing my eating macro-style sounds absolutely fantastic, is it really possible? I hope so!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 25, 2010, 3:47 am

    I had the Hump Day slump yesterday too – I just wanted to sit in my chair and stair at the wall, just so I didn’t have to think about anything! It was horrible 🙁 At least today is a new day!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) March 25, 2010, 7:57 am

    you’ll probably get hungry today. It’s good you don’t gorge yourself just cause you feel like your body needs it!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit March 25, 2010, 8:14 am

    Good for you for listening to what your body wanted (or didn’t want) to eat!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 25, 2010, 8:17 am

    Sometimes, nothing beats a beer and a huge pile o’ veg =D


  • Katie March 25, 2010, 8:21 am

    My husband introduced me to that beer and I love it! Sometimes you’re right…you just need a beer. 🙂

  • Tina March 25, 2010, 8:37 am

    I could not agree with this more! You have to view the overall lifestyle you have. That is what matters. One day of more indulgence or less veggies or an extra beer (;)) won’t ruin your health. 😀

  • clay March 25, 2010, 9:13 am

    aww I love dogs!

  • Robyn March 25, 2010, 9:17 am

    I’m always craving roasted root veggies 🙂

  • Jen March 25, 2010, 9:49 am

    Question: do you ever use any kind of protein powder? As a fellow vegetarian, I sometimes get sick of the standard protein (beans, nuts, tofu) and find that if I add a scoop of protein powder to a smoothie, I get a boost. My favorite combo is Designer vanilla whey protein blended with 8 oz. of water, a few handfuls of raw baby spinach and 1/2 a frozen banana. Killer. Just my $0.02

    • Caitlin March 25, 2010, 9:50 am

      sometimes but i’m not really into protein powders. just never got on that bandwagon! i do like some though.

  • Lauren March 25, 2010, 12:25 pm

    I really think you may feel better adding some protein shakes to your day…I know for me it has made a HUGE difference! I consider myself a big “protein-type.” Because I’m vegetarian and allergic to milk, I know the best way for me to get some quick protein is in shake form. Maybe you should try it for like a week- one tablespoon at breakfast and one with dinner, and just see how you feel? It might make a big difference! Can’t hurt to try! 🙂

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats March 25, 2010, 12:45 pm

    glad you liked the sesame bars! 🙂 they’re quite addicting

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion March 25, 2010, 12:59 pm

    love the Mags pic! Keep em; commin’! I got some cuties of Osc up on my post this morning!

  • Laura March 25, 2010, 2:34 pm

    I think that seeds actually have a surprising amount of protein in them, so you should be fine. There will have been lots in that halvah! Don’t forget each serving of veggies has about 2g of protein in it too… I think I want a husband just so he can make me dinner sometimes 😉

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