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Posted Feb 01 2012 2:01am

Hello everyone!  How are your weeks coming along? 

So far this week I have worked a shift at my new job and spent all of yesterday contemplating wedding venues again.  Who would have thought that picking a venue could cause such a headache and I mean literally.  When we came home I had to lie down and took a nap.  We finally have a date penciled in so fingers crossed we are ready to rock and roll so watch this space!


I’ve been so busy that this weeks WIAW has kind of hit me in the face by surprise.  This week I think I’m going to share with you Monday’s eats as I was at work all day on a 11-8 shift so I thought it would be nice to show you my eating patterns on such a strange shift.

Since I didn’t have to start work till quite late I decided have a mini lie in and then go and brave the icy cold air and go for a quick run.  This was my first run outdoors in what felt like forever…and it was freezing!  I decided to take it slow and managed 3.6 miles in 32 minutes which I was quite pleased with.  I finished my run off with an abs and core routine.


The perfect way to start my working day.

Starting work at 11 is a weird one as it’s so close to lunch.  I decided to have my breakfast at 10 am to keep me ticking over till quite late in the day so that I could have my lunch at a reasonable time to allow me just to have a small somethin’ somethin’ for dinner when I got home. So I knew that I needed some slow releasing food like oats.  A hearty bowl of Bob’s Red Mills 10 Grains Cereal that I have been sent by iHerb to review did the trick. I made it using water, plain soy yoghurt, a banana, ginger, cinnamon and topped it with honey, almond butter and chocolate covered sunflower seeds…perfect!


Luckily breakfast kept me full until 3.30 pm.  For lunch I had brought in a falafel salad (old pic!) and thought the day I snacked on a huge pile of cherries and dried mango at my desk.  I also ate a persimmon so fast that it gave me serious heart burn…ooops!


I was hoping to have a green smoothie when I got home at 8.30 pm as I was peckish but not ravenous, but Alfie was home and took pleasure in playing house husband and cooked me up a mean omelet-pizza type thing.


I tasted amazing and included broccoli, red pepper and onion with some cheese…it really hit the spot. It meant that my stomach was satisfied but didn’t feel too heavy when I went to bed at 11.30 pm, which is always a worry for me.  I’ve had instances in the past where I have gone to bed with a heavy stomach and still feel full the next morning, which makes me skip breakfast which is never a good thing in my books.

Do you have to work funny shift patterns sometimes? 

How do your eating patterns change when you have to work much later or earlier than normal?

What is the best thing that you have ate for this weeks WIAW?

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