You Snooze, You Lose

I don’t know about you, but I don’t do well going hungry for very long. I get grumpy fast and all I can think about is what I want to eat when I can eat again. I had to fast for an appointment at 11am today. I remember thinking, when I made the appointment, that 11am seemed early enough, but boy was I wrong! I was starving by 11am only to find out that my appointment was running late and wouldn’t be until 11:30am. ARGH! The worst part was that the appointment was a flunk and I’m going to have to do it all over again. So when did I schedule my next appointment? 10am. Muuuuch better!


You thinking what I’m thinking?


By the time it was time to eat finally, I wasn’t sure what to eat. Randomly, hubby and I decided to get pizza take-out.


A salad – jazzed up with pepitas and hemp seeds since we were eating at home.


Glorious pizza! I had 2 slices – one with green pepper and one with just cheese.


I’m really having a tough time picking out a backsplash from the samples we ordered. Part of me wants to make the kitchen look JUST like Giada’s. Part of me wants to do something similar but not exactly the same. And part of me just wants to put something up there so I don’t have to start at jagged wood walls any more from where they ripped out the previous backsplash.

To compare colors, I actually put my tile samples up to the TV with Everyday Italian on. I realize colors actually vary from one TV setting to another, but it still helped. 🙂

So far, I think I have the back-splashes down to two options: the one on the left looks most like Giada’s kitchen to me, but for some reason, I kind of like the more green-ish one on the right, even though it won’t match my TCL-blue kitchen appliances.

Decisions, decisions.


For a pre-workout snack, I made a simple bowl of plain oats to showcase my star ingredient – more of that local whipped cinnamon honey that we picked up at the farmer’s market.


Wooowwweeee was it gooood! I think this is the best oatmeal topper I’ve ever had…except for maybe a homemade nut butter.


For realz…this stuff is the shiz-nit. Get thee some stat!

Project Get Glam!


I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with my new make-up thanks to Project Get Glam. This is what I wore to Zumba tonight. Some of it may have rubbed off a little because I actually took these photos AFTER class. Whoops!


I put the chunky purple eyeliner on the bottom and the sparkly turquoise eyeliner on top. Both stay in place really well. I like how the jumbo eyeliner looks like an eye shadow but has real sticking power, whereas shadow would have been long gone after a Zumba class.

Both make-up items were Sephora brand. Here’s a link for the chunky eyeliner (a steal at only $6!) and here’s a link for the glitter eyeliner.

Are you playing along with Project Get Glam? What have you been doing to add a little glam in your life? If you’re on twitter – tweet your glamness with hashtag #projectgetglam . 😉

You Snooze, You Lose

Did you guess what the title of this blog would be about? If you said the Time Management Challenge, you’re right!

Have you been doing Activity #1 and monitoring your daily schedule? I’ve noticed a few areas that could use some serious improvement in the time management arena. The first one I’d like to address…


Do you use the snooze button? I have a story behind why I actually like my snooze button. More on that next time, but basically, I’ve noticed that I lose anywhere from 10-45 minutes just hitting the snooze button! I heard somewhere that once your alarm goes off, your REM is disturbed, so snoozing actually doesn’t help you feel more rested. Can anyone confirm?

Either way, when I snooze, I lose 10-45 precious minutes out of my day. That’s like a lunch break I could take to get away from my desk at work. Or maybe 15 minutes I could leave earlier from work! What a time-suck!

So…going forward, I’m going to try to get up as soon as the alarm goes off sans snooze button. This is going to be a tough one kiddos, but I think I can do it. And so can you if you want!

Do you snooze? How long do you usually hit your snooze button before you actually get out of bed?

31 thoughts on “You Snooze, You Lose”

  1. Have you considered a backsplash with Spanish tiles? Actress Ali Landry has the most beautiful kitchen with Spanish tiles.

  2. Oh my goodness, I would be a such an unpleasant person if I had to fast until 11. 10 am doesn’t sound much better either!

    I’m definitely a snoozer! My alarm goes off at 6:15, and I snooze until nearly 7. I could do so much with that 45 minutes!

  3. I despise the glucose test during pregnancy because you have to fast for it. Who asks a pregnant woman to fast during her (HUNGRY) second trimester. Pretty sure I ate enough for three people after that doctor visit. LOL Sorry you have to do yours again.

  4. I would snooze another hour or two if the husband didn’t wake me up. I also had to fast for an appt. last week, mine was at 2:15pm! I was cramming a granola bar in my mouth as soon as I got in the car.

  5. I waste WAY too much time snoozing in the morning. The snooze goes off like 10 times….that’s just sad lol.

    I get super cranky when I’m hungry too. I also get really cranky if I have to use the bathroom and I’m in a place that doesn’t have facilities. I become a super b*tch.

  6. not using my snooze button was actually one of my new year’s resolutions. of course, i motivated my self by saying if i did it for a month, at least during the work week, i would get myself a treat (new eyeliner). well, even though i hardly ever stick to my resolution, i actually have been making headway on this one, and i haven’t even bought myself my promised ‘treat’! i know it seems difficult to give up the snooze, but getting up on the first alarm does actually feel better in the long term. long comment over and out.

  7. ugh, the snooze button has been killing us lately! and we set TWO different alarms! it’s ridiculous.

    I’ve been thinking the same thing lately – no more snooze. But then, every morning, I try everything to NOT get out of bed 🙂

  8. Hi! I just got into blogging and stumbled upon your page- I love it! The recipes are delicious and practical and the photographs are wonderful! Keep up the good work!

  9. Two things:
    1. I like the tile on the left. I think it would complement your turquoise kitchen gear nicely and would be bright and cheery. I love it.
    2. I have heard the same thing about the snooze button, and I never, ever hit it because it is a waste of time. Your body is not able to go back to real sleep, and I think hitting it does more damage than good. I think it makes you feel more tired, really. It’s better to just get up and hit the shower to wake up. 🙂

  10. omg….i am SUCH an abuser of the snooze button!!!! i usually snooze for anywhere from 15 to an hour…..I’m going to take on this challenge!

  11. My snooze button is only for 5 minutes so I barely fall back asleep when it is going off again! I find that I usually wake up pretty peppy about 20 minutes before my alarm goes off, but then I make myself go back to sleep because I still have 20 minutes. This is often a big mistake because by the time the alarm goes off, I am back in a deep sleep and do NOT want to get up. Sigh.

  12. I am NOT a snoozer. I’ve never understood the point of getting 10 more minutes of light, interrupted sleep when I could just set my alarm for the time I actually want to get up! I think it saves me time and leaves me more rested! Good luck!

  13. Hi,
    I loved your post about the cinnamon honey yesterday. I think I will order some honey and candles this weekend. Thank you for the link.

    Snooze Button-I set my alarm for about 15-30 minutes before I have to start getting ready. That allows me to sleep for a few minutes, drink coffee, watch tv, whatever guilt free.

    Fasting: I am hypoglycemic. When I was growing up, my brother called me a gremlin. He said they were nice and cute when they weren’t hungry, but they become evil when they need to eat lol!!!

    • Did you order the cinnamon honey, Crystal? Hope you liked it if you did! 🙂

      Haha…gremlin is a good word for me when I’m hungry. love that! lol

  14. Okay so you’re one of those people that look amazing during and after a workout whereas the rest of us look like I just went swimming in oil….just a little haterade from me to glam you! LOL!

  15. I am the meanest hungry person – I literally have to eat every 2 hours or start to get moody, mean, and can’t figure out what is wrong with me! If I’m easily frustrated or mad, my friends will have to ask me if I need to eat something! I don’t think I could fast until 11 am unless I just stayed in bed until then!

    I’m not a snooze button user – I set my alarm clock for the last possible minute and if I hit snooze at all, I’ll be late all day long!

  16. I think you should do a back-splash with various shades of the turquoise colors you are choosing from, in different sizes. Combinations of big and small, rectangles and squares, different shades of color. That way, its interesting and catches the eye, and you don’t have to settle on just ONE color 😉

  17. I’ve never hit the snooze button…and I rarely need my alarm to wake up. It’s kind of strange considering I am a shift worker….I shouldn’t have such a good internal clock but I do:). I think it’s cause I really hate being jolted awake so my body just wakes me up before hand. On days I’m up at 0440.


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