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Emotional Hangover and Overnight Oats Take 3

Posted May 21 2011 11:33am

Man, I am not feeling well this morning. I didn’t sleep well, my stomach’s off, my eyes are red and tired, and my body aches. Feels similar to a alcohol or sugar hangover but I didn’t have either last night. I’m a victim of an emotional hangover.

From reading my blog, you probably know that I am a pretty emotional and sensitive person. You have also probably caught on to the fact that I care deeply about making this blog the best that it can be so that it can have a positive impact upon readers.

Yesterday I got wind of some negative feedback from people who are very close to me and I care a lot about. The problem was, I reacted emotionally before speaking to them directly to see what’s what. Not a good idea. Besides the problem with not contacting the source, I obviously still need to work on being independently confident in my work and abilities . Clearly, I’ve got a ways to go with that one…

Well it’s guess it’s just a you live, you learn, you get Luvs type of situation. Wait, that’s a diaper commercial? Never mind, just the live and learn part!

On another note I tried a third variation of Overnight Oats for breakfast in my quest to see what all the OO fuss is all about.

In the mix:

1/2 cup coconut water

1/4 cup water

1/3 cup non fat Greek yogurt

1/2 cup multigrain rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

overnight oats with chia seeds coconut water banana peanut butter Greek Yogurt

Plus 1 sliced banana, 1 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter and a drizzle of honey added this morning

overnight oats with chia seeds coconut water banana peanut butter Greek Yogurt final

Gotta say, I am not digging this combination. I had thought that the coconut water would impart sweetness while the yogurt maintained the creaminess. Unfortunately, I couldn’t detect the flavor of the coconut water and the consistency was very watery.

overnight oats with chia seeds coconut water banana peanut butter Greek Yogurt close

Bleh, I’m only giving this recipe 2 out of 5 stars. It gets a little credit because it’s healthy, balanced, and still very filling.

On to today’s activities, we’ll be heading out for our usual grocery shopping trip and I am determined to stick to our newly revamped budgeting habits. Although we only spent $101.04 last weekend, Nick did make a mid week run to Trader Joe’s for wine, milk, almond milk, and carrots for juicing. He also picked up dinner out last night for ~$6. So our actual total grocery budget for last week was $118.09. Still within our goal but more than we initially thought.

Same goal this week, less than $125. However, I’m going to be on the look out for more deals and see if we can buy everything we need in one trip. I’m also eying our household items bill (toiletries, cleaning supplies, paper products) and am going to try to set and new budget for that and do some much needed coupon hunting.

As we postponed our date night due to lack of time yesterday, I’m looking forward to that and fitting in a much needed run or gym workout.

Speaking of which, don’t forget to check out the special ‘Plank-Full’ weekend workout I created yesterday!

I would love to hear from you…

What are your plans for the day?

Do you ever suffer from emotional hangovers?

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