Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sleepy Mama

I’m a tired girl for some reason today. Thank goodness I’m off work tomorrow and can catch a bit more shut eye if I want.

I decided to use some coconut milk in my oats today as there was still some leftover form yesterday’s pudding adventure’s. It sure gave the oats a great creaminess! 100_4943

  • 1/3 cup coconut milk and water
  • 1/3 cup Quaker Oats
  • coconut extract
  • banana
  • pineapple jam
  • cinnamon
  • scoop of homemade maple cinnamon almond butter


My almond butter is almost gone and then I can break into the TJ’s raw almond butter that Julie sent me!

I got lots of odds and ends cleared up at work today while munching on things like these juicy apricots;100_4944

Carrots sticks from the last massive carrot from the farmer’s market…100_4945

I didn’t even finish them all! And lastly, a Kashi Trail Mix granola bar;


I put all my snacks “together” today because I didn’t eat one thing right through before moving to the next. These lasted me the 8.5 hour shift I worked.

I shook things up in the gym again today because I really didn’t feel like going but knew it would be good for me. I did 30 mins on the elliptical, 10 on the Stairmaster and 10 on the treadmill walking at 4mph at an incline of 4%. I was good and sweaty by the time the sesh was over!

  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 156
  • Max Hr: 175
  • Calories Burned: 440
  • Distance on elliptical & ‘mill: 3.9 miles

I devoured another large salad at lunch. Now that my lettuce is ready you can be sure that a lot of salad will be on this blog! 100_4948

  • red leaf lettuce
  • last of the bean mix
  • tomato
  • feta
  • carrot
  • blueberry pomegranate acai dressing


I feel so great after eating such a healthy “green” lunch!

I really hit a wall by 4:30. All I wanted to do was put my head down and sleep. BUT, dinner had to be made so after a quick change of clothes I got started on that. We had BBQ’d pork tenderloin with coconut barley and (more) lettuce!


To make the coconut barley I simply combined 1 cup of water with the last 1/2 cup of coconut milk and added a 1/2 cup of barley when the liquid was boiling. It’s quick cooking barley so it only took about 15 minutes to thicken right up. At the end I added some S&P and a squirt of lime juice. Voila…a fast, scrumptious side dish!!

I’m sipping on a coconut chai tea right now while I blog and once I’m done online I’ll be joining my off spring at the park down the street. I’m trying to cut the apron strings a bit by letting them go there by themselves, but I still get nervous after about 20-30 minutes and usually end up going down. Baby steps!

I hope you all enjoy the evening! Wonder who’s NOT going to make top 10 on SYTYCD tonight?????

Bye for now!


  1. Coconut barley! It sounds soo deliciously tropical. . .I love that idea. Also I think you may have just inspired me to go to the gym. Ugh . . say it isn't so.

  2. Mmm, fresh apricots!! A true perk of summer, for sure.

    Have fun in the park!! And rest up tonight!! :-)

  3. AW! Totally missed SYTYCD last night- bummmmmmer! Those apricots look tasty. I need to pick some up tomorrow :)

  4. I love the sounds of the coconut barley!!

    Awww, baby steps with the kiddos! I would be a nervous wreck so I don't blame you - 20-30 minutes is pretty long!

  5. How exactly are you preparing your lettuce? it looks amazing.

  6. Your salad looks delish! Those carrots are huge!

  7. fresh apricots are sooooo juicy and yummy now! I can't get enough of them!!! :)

    getting sleepy at work isn't fun, I've been feeling that last couple of days because of my "over-play" in NYC. Caffeine shot was sooo needed! :)

    coconut barley sounds delicious!

  8. I must try coconut milk in oats, great idea. And I think I even have a can in the cupboard! You've just got coconut going on left right and centre in this post eh? I don't incorporate its deliciousness into my day nearly enough. That needs to start happening more!

  9. I love coconut...what a brilliant idea putting coconut milk in oatmeal!

  10. Hi Krista,
    Wow, can't believe haven't visited you for ages....
    Sorry that you feel tired, at least you can enjoy your day off tomorrow.

    I love coconut milk too, never put it in my oatmeal though. What a great idea. I know it tastes good.

  11. What a yummy idea! Coconut barley sounds delicious :) Your oats look amazing as usual! Happy Friday!


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