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Busy Week

Today is my day off on my workout schedule and I'm going to enjoy it.  The sun is shining and I'm going to take the boys out for a play date.

It's been one busy week as my 5yr old has this week off from school so I haven't had a ton of time to write.  I find that having my son home can challenge my energy for sure.   At the kids bed time I fell asleep and slept for 11 hours!  I seriously can't remember the last time I slept that long (perhaps when I was a teenager?).  I guess I needed to catch up on some sleep :-)  It was funny I dreamt about the upcoming Easter Sunday feast.  I dreamt about all the desserts that could be there and some I've never seen before but included chocolate.  In my dream while sitting next to my husband at the table I ate a little bit of everything and then felt sick to my stomach afterword (ate too much that wasn't super satisfying to my taste buds).  I must say I'm not craving the brownies I was thinking about last night before bed time ( I will be making them sometime today - they are a 'healthy' black bean brownie and I'm thinking to make and freeze them).

Perhaps I need to fit more indulgence in my life a little more often (in small amounts).  This morning I tried to fit in some indulgence and had an awesome breakfast: 1/2c home made oatmeal with steel cut oats (I cooked up a large batch yesterday so I just needed to heat some in the microwave) and rolled oats; 1TB PB2; 2TB of semisweet chocolate chips = 7ww points plus
1pear = 0 points plus
1c coffee w creamer= 1ww points plus

I am seriously full!!
Cheers!


PS - What's your indulgence? - this doesn't have to include food btw :-)



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  1. indulgences: yoga workshops, microbrew beer and tortilla chips (not necessarily in that order every day ;-) )

    this week has been a nightmare time wise. i feel your pain

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  2. I second all the above Nancy! 1/2 oz of tortilla chips w 1/2 oz full on fat extra sharp VT cheddar cheese shredded. Pop in microwave for 1min = yum! The weekend is almost here. Cheers! (The sounds of clinking microwbrew pints fills the air :-)

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