A Brief Detox Update & A Sickie #CoffeeTalk

I’m having my 3rd (and final) cup of coffee and it’s practically mid-afternoon for me (at 10am, lol. I’ve been up since 4. AGAIN.)

I slept better last night, but I still woke at about 3:45 raring to go. I made myself lay in bed till 4:00. It’s not like I went to bed super early either. I was in bed by 9pm and asleep by 10. Usually I would sleep till 5:30 or 6:00. Could that sugar detox really do this to me? Is it possible I just don’t need that much sleep anymore?

I’ll be out late tonight and tomorrow night, so I’m hoping if I get to bed later for a few nights, that will help my body transition into a more reasonable sleep schedule. Of course, I leave on Thursday for Seattle, so that will REALLY get my body clock out of whack!!

For those who are wondering, I’ve been eating pretty much like I did during the detox. I put a couple pounds back on the day we went out to dinner (yep! that’s all it took!) so I’ve been trying to drop them again. It’s no big deal. I know weight fluctuates. But it’s quickly becoming evident that I will have to stick very close to a primal/paleo lifestyle if I don’t want to unravel all the progress I made during the detox.

I tried a new recipe last night, this Cilantro Lime Crockpot Chicken. It was such a hit, I will be making it again next week. I actually plan to leave it for my husband the day I go to Seattle. I can put it in the crockpot that morning and he can have it with the kids for dinner that night. I used chicken pieces, not a whole chicken, and it worked just fine.


Then last night was Back-to-School night for my girls. I had a sick child at home all day so I didn’t bother to make myself presentable until about 45 minutes before I had to leave the house. Such a waste of a get-ready routine! I was only at the school for about an hour and then I was back home in my PJs. I skipped the opening session and arrived just as the classroom sessions were about to begin. I’ve heard it all before; I’ve had kids in this school now for six years. In fact, I could probably skip out on the whole thing, but I always like meeting their teachers as soon as possible. It’s so nice now that I’ve had kids in the school long enough to start getting duplicate teachers. This is the second year in a row that I’ve had the pleasure of already knowing one or more of my kids’ teachers.

Speaking of sick kids, I’m really bummed because today I’m missing out on a luncheon I planned with some of my Philly Social Media Moms. I’ve missed our networking lunches this summer. But tonight I’m supposed to watch the Mom’s Night Out movie with ladies at our church so that will be fun.

My main order of business today is to get that blasted bloodwork taken care of. I tried to get it done two days ago and when I got there, I couldn’t find my insurance card so they sent me away. Then yesterday, I had the sick child. Today she will just have to go with me. I see the doctor on Wednesday and he needs these results to tell me what supplements I need to take. Why is everything such a hassle!? I know, first world problems.

Other than that, I’m just going to try to get ahead on my posts for next week so I’m not all stressy in Seattle. It’s an exciting life I lead, I tell ya.


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5 thoughts on “A Brief Detox Update & A Sickie #CoffeeTalk

  1. Ha! I’m on my third cup right now as well! Sorry your daughter isn’t feeling well. Hopefully she’s all better soon. I usually wake up around 4:00 as well but I always try to force myself back to sleep. And I am usually successful but it’s always that kind of half sleep where I wake up every 30 or 45 minutes checking to see if it’s 5:45 so I can go ahead and get back up. Perhaps I should try your approach and just get up.

  2. Uh… it’s currently 5:51p and I’m currently having my third cup of coffee. OOPS! 😀

    And seriously? They SENT YOU AWAY bc you didn’t have your insurance card on you? That’s just ridiculous. They could have easily checked your ID & let you scan & email it or whatever. That’s just crazy. Given that most insurance cards have people’s social security numbers on them, I can definitely see not carrying them.

    On the back to school thing, ah… one thing I do not miss, the parent nights, and the obligatory PTA meeting sandwiched within. Although now we have Parents Weekend at the university coming up later this month, so hmmm… maybe just a night was better?? 😉

  3. So sorry Jo-Lynn you have a sick one. Hope,she feels better soon. There are those days , are there not? It can be a bit frustrating when things don’t go according to our plans…like your labs not getting done, missing your Ladies luncheon etc. I keep busy making appointments for my dad, getting him to appointments, getting him to the lab for blood work that each doctor wants before the visit to see them. Checking his mail, paying his bills, and taking care of things like picking the okra, peas, and the last of the eggplant to help him out. He’s 87yrs. My mom passed 14 months ago. Since I have a brother living 12 hours away. And the other ….well. It’s my honor to care for him. Oh he lives in the house I grew up in and keeps as busy as he can (God is and has been good to him). Just wanted to say I know too well how plans can change in a moment from what I may have planned for the day if my dad calls. So breathe deep, and keep a smiling.

  4. I have had the sleeping problem for a few years now. Most nights I fall asleep around 10:30ish and am wide awake around 3:30-4:00 and then I have to teach kindergartners all day. Even on the weekends, I’m awake early, but I don’t want to be.

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