Blogging Zombie

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Well, I definitely do not deserve a gold star for my sleeping habits last night.  I tossed and turned all night long and now I feel like a walking zombie.  My blood sugar is all over the place and my eyes are puffy and swollen.  

 

Coffee to the rescue!  Oh, and a stabilizing breakfast.  Have you ever noticed how much better you feel after eating healthy food for breakfast?

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Something simple and fast:  a banana + Trader Joe’s Organic Morning Lite Cereal and vanilla Greek yogurt.

 

I have to take off my writing hat and put on my secretary administrative assistant hat for the day.  We have a ton of patients at the clinic.  See ya from there!  I have a good post waiting to go up at lunch time.  🙂

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  • Erika @ FoodFitnessFun January 26, 2011, 9:09 am

    I agree, hearty, filling, and healthy breakfasts make all the difference! Have a great day! 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 26, 2011, 9:17 am

    Looks like a great breakfast!! I don’t really deserve a gold star on sleeping habits last night either – I was fiddling around for far too long with some blog-related stuff and totally should have called it quits an hour earlier than I did! Have a great day Caitlin!

    • Caitlin January 26, 2011, 10:48 am

      The blog always sucks me in too!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday January 26, 2011, 9:17 am

    Make time for a nap this afternoon. It’ll make a world of difference!

  • Kristy @ Kristyruns.com January 26, 2011, 9:17 am

    Gotta love a healthy breakfast. I can’t and refuse to start my day without one. 🙂 Sorry about your crappy night of sleep [or lack of it].

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 26, 2011, 9:18 am

    Yes! I woke up feeling crummy, had a big green monster, and I swear, now I feel 100 times better!!!

    I hope your day goes well!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 26, 2011, 9:18 am

    Sorry to hear you had a rough nights sleep! I hate that feeling. Fortunately, that means you’ll probably sleep like a rock tonight, just to make up for it. 😀

  • Ann @ Day by Day January 26, 2011, 9:20 am

    As a Type 1 diabetic, I always wonder when people reference their blood sugar feeling “out of wack.” I’m assuming you meant you felt shaky, weak and really hungry? My Doctor told me it was ok to change out the needle on my blood glucose meter and check the blood sugar levels of various family members. Once my Dad was 72 (not even what I would consider low) and he felt horrible!

    • Caitlin January 26, 2011, 10:58 am

      Yup – I think I’m hypoglycemic. Runs in my family and I always get really shaky and lightheaded if I don’t eat soon enough or don’t get proper sleep…. it’s terrible!!! I feel so bad for people who have to deal with those feelings all the time.

      • Angie January 26, 2011, 5:42 pm

        Hi Caitlin,

        Im a nurse. I was just wondering if you actually check your blood sugars? If you are truly hypoglycemic you should check with your health care provider (besides your hubby:) and see if you need to have your fasting blood sugar checked.

        • Caitlin January 26, 2011, 10:54 pm

          I had it checked once it college, and the doctor said it was technically OK but I probably felt ill effects from time to time. Thoughts?

  • VeggieGirl January 26, 2011, 9:20 am

    Best of luck with your busy day!

  • Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 26, 2011, 9:22 am

    i totally agree about the importance of a good balanced breakfast, especially if you’re feeling off! i woke up with a headache and feeling pretty achy from a run yesterday. so i whipped up a fruit + veg filled protein smoothie & i am feeling so much better than if i had grabbed a donut or had a greasy breakfast!

  • Olivia January 26, 2011, 9:24 am

    Totally know what you mean about tossin’ and turnin’ all night! So annoying! At least you had a yummy breakfast to help brighten things up:) I’ve been a silent reader of your blog for..years! But here I am finally commenting! I just started my own healthy living blog, so I’m hoping to connect more with all my fellow bloggies! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Caitlin January 26, 2011, 11:05 am

      Yay! Welcome to the blog world 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) January 26, 2011, 9:25 am

    I hear ya! The sleeping thing is just not happening here either. I blame the weather, simply because I don’ know what else to blame. I hope you have a good day Caitlin and more coffee is a must here!

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) January 26, 2011, 9:26 am

    Breakfast definitely sets the tone for my dad. I literally cannot remember the last time I’ve ever NOT had breakfast..!
    Sara

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) January 26, 2011, 9:27 am

    it’s crazy how having a bad nights sleep can really throw off your entire day! Hope it gets better!

  • Sarah January 26, 2011, 9:34 am

    I used to never eat breakfast when I was in college and even in the first couple of years in my career, but ever since I got into running and eating better, I LOVE breakfast! Some days I make this great maple and brown sugar oatmeal in the work kitchen, and I’ll hear people commenting, “Someone’s eating pancakes and syrup!” But nope, it’s just my healthy oatmeal that smells so good! Love breakfast now, and I get great ideas from blogs like yours!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 26, 2011, 9:35 am

    I had a horrible night of sleeping too! I woke up every single hour! I feel your pain!

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 26, 2011, 9:35 am

    Hang in there–you’ll get through this crazy phase!

  • Elin @andserenitytoo January 26, 2011, 9:41 am

    I love breakfast! Especially in the weekends when I have the time to be a little more creative than just plain oatmeal (or the occasional cinnamon/raisin oatmeal). Have a good day!

  • Jennifer (Mother of All Students) January 26, 2011, 9:41 am

    I’m not a big breakfast person, but I do feel better when I eat a little something – even if it is just a couple pieces of fruit. I think I am just not crazy about cooking first thing in the morning! Ha!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman January 26, 2011, 9:42 am

    My night was craptastic as well. It’s those mornings that I wish I didn’t have to eat breakfast and could just sleep till lunch.

  • Kiran January 26, 2011, 9:45 am

    I agree! Nothing better than a good, hearty and wholesome breakfast to boost energy! Have a great day in the office 😉

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete January 26, 2011, 9:45 am

    Sorry to hear you didn’t sleep well — it happens to the best of us though 🙂

    Yes, a good breakfast makes me feel better as does lots of water. I am looking forward to your lunch post!

  • Kara January 26, 2011, 9:45 am

    I’m also running fumes today (the baby started our day WAY early) and I have leftover Chinese food for breakfast and I probably should have had something like you instead 🙂

  • Camille January 26, 2011, 9:46 am

    I’ve been having those nights lately, too :/
    Hope you have a good day at the clinic!

  • Nikki T January 26, 2011, 9:54 am

    Oh Chobani, how I miss you!! While I was in FL last week I had one everyday…SOOOOOO yummy! I haven’t found it anywhere in Canada…only plain greek yogurt, no yummy flavors 🙁

  • sisters running the kitchen January 26, 2011, 9:54 am

    hate it when you wake up like that- I have been having lots of puffy eye mornings myself lately….and no cream ever seems to do the trick for me! haha have a good day 🙂

  • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life January 26, 2011, 9:56 am

    I tossed and turned all night too! I agree eating a healthy breakfast sets a healthy tone for the rest of the day! Have a good day at the clinic!

  • Ashley January 26, 2011, 10:00 am

    Breakfast is my favorite meal, its the only reason why I get out of bed. I used to eat fruity pebbles and pop tarts when I was younger but now oatmeal is always on my mind..If only I liked bananas I hear they make a fantastic breakfast addition.

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty January 26, 2011, 10:08 am

    I always feel so much better after eating healthy, simple, and pure foods. My mental and physical pick me ups are Green Monsters and Coconut Water!

  • Alyssa January 26, 2011, 10:11 am

    YES! My heart drops when I stay over at people’s houses and they’re like “oh I baked these chocolate chip muffins that have more calories and sugar than a hot fudge sundae for breakfast!”. I certainly appreciate the effort I can’t stand starting my morning with what basically amounts to dessert – I just feel awful all day! My poor mother always tries to come up with these exciting new breakfast ideas when we visit and I love her to death for it but I’m always like “ummm no how about just oatmeal thanks”.

  • Kelly January 26, 2011, 10:17 am

    I woke up at 3 am tossing and turning. No bueno.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 26, 2011, 10:20 am

    A good breakfast definitely sets the tone for a good day!! But some coffee doesn’t hurt 😉

  • Megan January 26, 2011, 10:25 am

    I hate nights when you toss and turn! It’s the worst when you want yo be sleeping, but you can’t force your body. Hope you have s good day ahead of you.

  • Heather January 26, 2011, 10:27 am

    i tossed and turned all night, too. And had crazy dreams. One of which included YOU – so crazy. [for the record – come visit. then my dreams will come trueeeeeeeeeeeee]

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing January 26, 2011, 10:38 am

    Hmmm…so I guess you’re saying I should have cold pizza for breakfast since I’m on Day 4 of the flu?? 😉 okay, okay…

    • Caitlin January 26, 2011, 11:09 am

      You should definitely eat cold pizza for breakfast!

      • Carolyn @ lovinlosing January 26, 2011, 11:10 am

        haha! Thank you! Since it’s 11am I can say I’m having heated up pizza for lunch. That doesn’t sound so bad. 🙂

  • Ellie @ The Mommyist January 26, 2011, 10:43 am

    I couldn’t sleep last night either! I didn’t fall asleep until well after 2 and that’s not a good thing when you have a toddler who wakes up ready to go at 6am! To help combat the fatigue I’m starting my day with a big glass of water, coffee, more water and a big mug of Bieler’s Broth. http://www.naturalways.com/recipe-Bieler-health-broth.htm It may not tast great but I sure does make me feel good!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 26, 2011, 10:53 am

    I was just thinking the same about good breakfasts this morning 🙂

  • Jessica M January 26, 2011, 11:10 am

    I feel like a zombie too! I can’t wait to take a nap when I get home this afternoon.

    Thanks for posting that video from Dream Share. I checked out their blog this morning… very inspiring!

    I’m excited for the lunch post. : )

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans January 26, 2011, 11:23 am

    Breakfast definitely makes (or breaks) my day when I am tired.

  • Allison @ Happy Tales January 26, 2011, 11:31 am

    That was exactly how I felt this morning, too. I need to stop going to bed so late! Starting school back up last week has put my sleeping schedule SO off! I need my normal schedule back…

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 26, 2011, 11:48 am

    Hope the lack of sleep doesnt affect your day. Good thing you had a good breakfast!

  • Sana January 26, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Have a lovely day!

  • Natalia - a side of simple January 26, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Nothing tops a healthy breakfast to get you back on track (eeer…maybe a good night’s sleep too…. I think you should get a silver start for effort with trying to get sleep!

  • Stephanie January 26, 2011, 12:04 pm

    Hate nights like those! Makes you want to push a “re-do” button or something! Hopefully your day is going better now with that breakfast re-charge!

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles January 26, 2011, 12:09 pm

    Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is just perfection. I feel like it’s almost as much of a mental thing – knowing you made a healthy decision to start your day!

  • Jennifer (keepitsimplefoods) January 26, 2011, 12:18 pm

    My fiance got me drinking coffee and now I cannot stop! Arg! It’s a life saver those mornings when I didn’t sleep well the night before.

  • Jennie @ Designed to be Fit January 26, 2011, 12:21 pm

    I’m trying not to drink coffee anymore, but a good breakfast with fruits/veggies always seems to perk me up. Sometimes a green monster is the best thing for energy!

  • Melanie @ Jon and Melie January 26, 2011, 12:31 pm

    My two-year-old is beginning to recognize you! Haha! Not sure if that is good or bad but when she sees that I’m reading your blog she says “picture Kekele!” Her name is Katelyn so she thinks it pretty neat that there is another Caitlin out there. 🙂

  • Melanie @ Jon and Melie January 26, 2011, 12:31 pm

    My two-year-old is beginning to recognize you! Haha! Not sure if that is good or bad but when she sees that I’m reading your blog she says “picture Kekele!” Her name is Katelyn so she thinks it pretty neat that there is another Caitlin out there. 🙂

    • Caitlin January 26, 2011, 12:33 pm

      Heheh this is pretty cool for me!

  • Haleigh January 26, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Take a short nap this afternoon, if you are not too busy! That always helps me when I haven’t slept well. Although I always feel guilty for being “lazy” when I take a nap, so I have to remind myself that sleep=happy Haleigh 🙂

  • Amber K January 26, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Sorry you had a horrible night! That stinks. Although your breakfast looks delicious, and similar to my own!

  • tima January 26, 2011, 1:36 pm

    Hi Caitlin
    My name is Tima.
    I was born in a small city in Iran.ting I am struggling with eating disorder for almost 10 years now.
    I am reading some healthy blogs for 1 year.
    At first i was so happy that i found healthy blogs,but u know flowing these blog was difficult for me. they don,t eat normal foods,for example I can not find some thing like coconut flour or chia seed or that kind of stuff here( even right now i am living in Canada) .I am going to goback to my country this august and over there i cannot found even kale or some kind of chips or bars or even tofu or cereal over there. Our food is like meat with some vegges and white rice(there isn’t any brown rice there).
    In Iran these days every body is obsess about look and weight
    I thought i should find a way that i can live over there without these fancy stuff .
    I want to lose some weight ,but i can,t.
    Do u think i should eat some special fancy things to lose weight???????
    Bye
    Tima

    • Caitlin January 26, 2011, 1:53 pm

      Hi Tima!

      Naw, you don’t need to eat special foods to follow a healthy diet. But if you want to try some new foods, you can order some stuff online (like brown rice). If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, I highly suggest you talk to a counselor or a dietitian who can help you make the best choices for your body and mind given your country and other environmental factors!

      Caitlin

  • tima January 26, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Hi Caitlin
    My name is Tima.
    I was born in a small city in Iran. I am struggling with eating disorder for almost 10 years now.
    I am reading some healthy blogs for 1 year.
    At first i was so happy that i found healthy blogs,but u know following these blogs was difficult for me. they don,t eat normal foods,for example I can not find some things like coconut flour or chia seed here( even right now i am living in Canada) .I am going to go back to my country this August and over there i cannot find even kale or some kind of chips or bars or even tofu or cereal over there. Our food is like meat with some veggeis and white rice(there isn’t any brown rice there).
    In Iran these days every body is obsess about look and weight
    I thought i should find a way that i can live over there without these fancy stuff .
    I want to lose some weight ,but i can,t.
    Do u think i should eat some special fancy things to lose weight???????
    Bye
    Tima

  • Jenna @Eating Green, Staying Lean January 26, 2011, 8:06 pm

    I totally agree…sometimes I feel like a zombie when I DON’T have a healthy breakfst, even if I’ve gotten enough sleep. It just sets a good tone for the rest of the day!

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