Happy new week! I am glad to restart caffeine today, but more on that later. I was up bright and early and it was so nice outside. Mid 60s and perfect for a morning walk. I decided I need to make sure I cross train more and don’t bike all the time. I have already met my goal of 400 miles this month a few days early with yesterday’s ride. Yay!
After my walk, I made up some brekkie.
Cream of wheat with egg whites whisked in topped with a sauteed banana and coconut butter. I sauteed the nana in some butter-flavored cooking spray and cinnamon.
I really liked this a lot. Not overly sweet, but just right for me. Plus a few cups of coffee! I received some coffee from the a foodbuzz tastermaker program.
Oh cruel fate for this to have arrived on Thursday of my no caffeine week. I need to make an iced coffee drink with this on the blog, but today was straight up! I brewed up the chocolate truffle flavor and it was a strong flavor!
Speaking of caffeine, the week without was not really what I was expecting. I thought I was going to get ferocious headaches, but I did not even get a single one. Pretty amazing, eh? I did find myself really tired the first few days, actually needing a nap on Monday. Thank goodness I work at home or I would have had to do under-the-desk napping.
I was not cranky at all, which was good. I also found my sleep to be pretty much the same at night. I think the magnesium does much, much more for me than doing without caffeine.
I will try to stick with a decaf regimen for evening coffee and with afternoon as well if I can. Since I roast my own coffee, it is good quality decaf that I buy and it is really fresh. I guess that is one reason my week went so well other than my lame Panera Bread decaf yesterday.
I worked fast and furious this morning and was ready for my lunch break. When in doubt – have eggs! Scrambled with a cubed laughing cow wedge.
These blueberries are so good. I picked them almost a week and a half ago and they are still super fresh. Only about 1.5 pounds remaining. I keep meaning to make something with them, but they just end up going straight into my mouth!
We got some needed rain today, which ushered in cooler temps. It just feels so good to breath real air with a real breeze. Not fake AC air with a fan. Know what I mean?
John made me up an almond milk latte today and I noshed on a GF chocolate chip cookie.
I was sent this recipe by reader (hi Katy!) made with coconut flour and I tried it out. I will share on Thursday. They are not low calorie, but very satisfying little bites as full fat items often are.
Time for dinner!
We had these Nature’s Place apple chicken sausages along with some sauteed brussel sprouts. Well, I had sprouts, John did not.
We went out shopping for a bit. I was in the mood to shop, but couldn’t find anything I wanted. Funny how it always works out that way. However, we did stop for a quick coffee.
Yep – decaf! I am noshing on some dried pineapple right now. It’s hard to stick to a serving of those things.
John is leaving tomorrow for a few days, so Pixie and I get to cut loose and par-tay! Except for having to keep an eye on the business *and* work my own job. Maybe just getting through the next few days is enough. At least I have my caffeine back 😀