143.8…Powering Through

Last night I made one of my favorite dishes of all time: Beef Stroganoff.

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Now I know I keep promising you the recipe and I shall deliver…soon. Watch for it in the next couple of weeks. It will be worth the wait.

I was tired all day today. My son woke up in the middle of the night (which he rarely does) and I had a hard time going back to sleep.

I thought once I had breakfast and coffee, I’d wake up. Nope.

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Breakfast was a toasted waffle with peanut butter and a grapefruit.

I took the kids to school and met the girls for our daily Slim in 6 session. Our current video “Ramp It Up” is getting a bit boring, although I’m still sore each day. We have to do that video this week and next week and then we move on to the next video.

After the video, I went to Zumba class. I felt slow during the whole class. I thought some exercise would help to wake me up but it didn’t.

I came home starving for lunch. I remembered that I had a bottle of balsamic vinegar that House of Balsamic sent me to try.

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This particular balsamic vinegar, according to their website, was “aged for 6 years in oak barrels and 6 months in steel containers” and is “tart with delicate accents of wild flowers, grass and cooked mustard.”

I decided to drizzle it over a salad with tuna that I made.

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The balsamic vinegar is quite delicious but it was a bit too sweet for my salad. I would prefer to use it on a caprese type of salad. I bet it would be amazing on that!

After lunch, all I wanted to was to lay in bed. But, alas, that was not going to happen. I had a bunch of repair people coming over to fix stuff. More powering through.

I picked up the kids from school and came home to have a snack.

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Two Mandarin oranges and a Babybel cheese.

My husband is working late tonight so I don’t have to cook dinner. This is good because I don’t have the energy. Leftovers await me.

What are your tricks to help you “wake up” when there is no nap in sight?


  1. Looking forward to your recipe. My mom always made hers with a frozen beef mixture from schwans. Good, but I'd like a real recipe ;)

  2. Just found your blog. Looks like you balance things pretty well. Can't wait to read more!

  3. @Megan
    It's a winner! You're going to love it!

  4. have you ever tried PB2? It's peanuts that have been defatted and roasted and ground into a powder. You can add the powder into smoothies, yogurt, or oatmeal or reconstitute it with water according to the directions to make peanut butter. It has 85 % less fat and calories than regular peanut butter and is only 45 calories for 2 tablespoons! It's not as good as the real thing but it really isn't bad either.

  5. @Christina_Luvs2Dance
    I've heard of PB2 but I've never tried it. I really should...I love peanut butter but hate all the fat and calories.


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