Attacking stress

Sorry for the silence. It’s been quite busy around here the past few weeks.

I had been working on a very large proposal at work that finally got submitted Friday at 11:23 am – right before the 11:59 am deadline. This proposal had been worked on by more than 30 people, and at least 3,800 hours had gone into the creation of it. It was worth about $60 million in food and cash, and I was responsible for pulling together all of the documents that people had worked on. It was a lot of pressure and long hours. As soon as it was submitted, I came home and took a nap!

It’s amazing how tempting it is to fall into bad habits when the stress level rises. It’s kind of a viscous cycle – little sleep, caffeine, fast food, and it starts again. I tried to focus on giving my body healthy things so that I had energy to get everything done, but I did still eat chick fil a twice!

My parents got me a sweet food processor for Christmas, and it has a juicer attachment, so I’ve been making lots of delicious juice. My favorite is still grapefruit, carrot, ginger though. I could drink it every day! The combination of tart, sweet and hint of ginger is just so delicious.

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I also tried these oatmeal bars this week and can attest that they are delicious. They kept me fueled for the long days. I used honey instead of maple syrup and added chocolate chips and dehydrated blueberries. They pack a punch of energy!

Our produce share had awesome things in it this week – it was very exciting. Matt made me an avocado, tomato, spinach sandwich with a slice of provolone cheese and a hint of oregano on dense 12 grain bread. It was delicious, and I ate at least three of them throughout the week.

We also powered up on lots of fruit and vegetable smoothies.

So, here is to more nourishing foods and rest this weekend!

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