Dark and dreary

Well, it’s back to pitch-black mornings, thanks to daylight savings! I was so excited last week that the sunlight had finally started to peek through at 6:30 am when I was leaving the gym, but those days are over. No sun until 7:15 now! Despite the darkness, I had a great arms and steps workout this morning. Stats: 1 hour and 6 minutes, 459 calories, 136 average heart rate, 168 max.

Breakfast was a cup of my latest oatmeal concoction: Almond-Infused Rosemary-Lemonade crockpot oats!

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Yum, they tasted just like summer!

With the oats, I had 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut, 1 tbsp vanilla-almond granola, and this gorgeous tsp of homemade almond butter:

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And two crumbled basil-spice meringue kisses:

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My beverage of the morning was “chocolate tea“:

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The tea included 1 black tea bag, 1 sugar cookie sleigh ride tea bag, 1 scant tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, a splash of unsweetened soymilk, liberal cinnamon, and a hefty sprinkle of cayenne. Nothing like spicy and bitter chocolate to zap some light into the day!

Did daylight savings time affect your morning?

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14 thoughts on “Dark and dreary

  1. snackface says:

    Oh man, great breakfast! Daylight saving times hasn’t effected me today, I don’t think. I mean, it helped me stay up till 3 and wake up at 7:45 a.m. I’m not sure what that says about daylight savings.

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  2. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) says:

    WOW, woman, I can definitely say I would never have thought of such an oats recipe, but it looks killer! Nice job! I had Jamba oats again today – total cop out but still good. 🙂 Daylight savings made it harder to get up this morning, but I guess I’ll get used to it. I was really enjoying it being light at 6:30 though! 😦

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  3. Erin says:

    This time change is making me crazy! Actually, I can’t really blame the time change on it, but its easier to 🙂
    It did make it harder to go to sleep and wake up.

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  4. carolinebee says:

    muah ha i loove it cuz i can go for walks at like 7! THAT feels like summa for sho..you’re oats look amaze- i have rosemary in my backyard, i need to remember to throw it in more concoctions.

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  5. luckytastebuds says:

    I am so ridiculously impressed by your oats! That i have got to try…i can imagine moaning from the wonderful flavors in your mouth…mmmmmmm

    DANG yes i was late for work today because I didn’t get up in time. Meaning, my alarm wasn’t adjusted and i slept an extra hour. hahahah Lucky i still got to work at a reasonable hour, but now i’m staying late to compensate. BOOO

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